Northern European Cruises

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Words like moor, loch, and geyser were born in this land, because no existing vocabulary could adequately describe these extraordinary landscapes. These regions could just as easily have coined a term for ambrosial summer evenings at seaside cafés, Fabergé palaces of amber and gold, and storybook cities crisscrossed by canals and flower markets, all of which are here in abundance. But as your elegant yacht traces its way through enchanting fjords and forgotten archipelagos, you won’t need words. You are speechless.


Dublin to Edinburgh - 8 Days

From the pubs of Dublin to the castles of Edinburgh, journey through hills and highlands, idyllic islands, and lyrical landscapes. Here in the land of good Scotch and great golf, astonishing natural beauty meets refined elegance in beautiful ports and quaint marinas. Celebrate Scotland's iconic past and lively present – and toast the spirit of the Emerald Isle.

Complimentary Destination DiscoveryEvent • Fort George: Beating Retreat

Lisbon to Dublin - 8 Days

Follow the dreamers of the world from the coast that launched a thousand explorers to the land of leprechauns and rainbows. Nations that face the Atlantic have always wondered what lies beyond the horizon. From the soulful strains of fado to a stout Irish Guinness, Galicia’s famed seafood to the granite castles of Brittany, this voyage is full of fascinating discoveries.

Stockholm to Copenhagen - 10 Days

Visit seven magical countries and eight delightful cities as you travel through the Baltic's most fascinating cultures and breathtaking scenery. Your yacht docks close to the center of most ports placing you just steps away from major sights, while an overnight stay in St. Petersburg gives you time to savor more of the imperial city’s wonders.

Complimentary Destination Discovery Event • St. Petersburg: Artistry in Ballet at Musical Comedy Theatre

Copenhagen to Copenhagen - 15 Days

Bring your watercolors, your sunglasses, and your thirst for new experiences on this two-week voyage to Norway and above the Arctic Circle. Fjords—including Trollfjord, a small ship exclusive—whet your appetite for mouthwatering scenery. Listen to the cacophony of Atlantic Puffins nesting on the cliffs of the Lofoten Islands, where craggy mountain vistas and sublime light have inspired artists for decades. Visit tiny ports only small ships can visit like Svolvaer and sail all the way to the North Cape for the ultimate Midnight Sun experience as the sun bows to the horizon but never sets.

Reykjavik to Reykjavik - 7 Days

Dramatic scenery and curious communities coalesce on this week-long circumnavigation of Iceland. Explore a country few people will ever visit, and go far beyond the tourist hotspots to remote fjords, raging waterfalls, and small fishing villages. Get to know the independent and creative Icelanders, and watch whales and seabirds play offshore. This is yachting at its most inventive.

Complimentary Destination Discovery Event • Seydisfjordur: Natural Splendor & Quirky Charm

Amsterdam to Stockholm - 10 Days

Discover the radiant beauty of Baltic capitals from the fairytale castles and gardens of Copenhagen to Tallinn’s medieval walls and Helsinki’s charming Old Town. Spend two days in St. Petersburg enthralled by the gold-and-amber excesses of imperial palaces, the Hermitage, a perfectly performed ballet. Then venture to places off the beaten path, including some reserved exclusively for small ships like ours. Sail your ship through the middle of the German countryside as you cross the Kiel Canal. Nose into the tiny port of Harlingen with its 600 historic homes and UNESCO-designated wetlands. Stand on deck as your luxurious sailing yacht arrives in Mariehamn, Port of the Last Windjammers, and docks next to a lovely windjammer from ages past. Go to sleep each night with stars in your eyes, even as the Midnight Sun is slow to set.

Lisbon to Amsterdam - 12 Days

Journey from the coast that launched a thousand explorers to the bucolic shores of the Channel Islands, sampling ambrosial meals and unique cultures along the way. Listen to the soulful strains of fado music as you stroll the black-and-white calcada sidewalks of Lisbon. Taste Galicia’s famed seafood, hearty Basque cuisine, and fine Bordeaux wines. Explore Brittany’s granite castles and the landing beaches of Normandy. Feed your intellect at the Guggenheim, and your soul amid the Victorian gardens and watercolor seascapes of Guernsey.

Discover the delectable cuisines and spirits of Spain and France at their authentic best. Treat your palate to Europe’s best seafood in Spain’s Galicia region, to sweet port in Porto, cognac in La Rochelle, and world-famous wines in Bordeaux. Spend time absorbing the culture, history, and landscapes that have gone into the creation of each delicious mouthful. Follow the pilgrims to Santiago de Compostela and share conxuro da quiemada with them in a social ritual passed down through the generations. Toast a region so bursting with flavor you wished you never had to leave.

Complimentary Destination Discovery Event • Bordeaux: A Perfect Blend

Hosted by award-winning chef, author, and restaurateur Hugh Acheson, this August 15th voyage will captivate the most discerning foodies aboard the 212-passenger Star Legend. This itinerary features stops in Ireland, France, Spain, and Portugal, allowing both guests and James Beard Foundation chefs to sample and source fresh, regional produce. Back onboard these ingredients will be transformed into unforgettable dining and wine tasting experiences. Critically acclaimed sommelier Steven Grubbs will share the journey with you, hosting wine tasting events and pairing your meals with ideal varietals and vintages.

A Complimentary Windstar Destination Discovery Eve • Bordeaux: A Perfect Blend

Dublin to Reykjavik - 11 Days

Cruise beneath the Midnight Sun to sparkling Norwegian fjords, steaming Icelandic geysers, ancient Scottish standing stones, and the bucolic Faroe Islands. Hear the echoes of Old Norse tongues, see lands once lauded in ancient Viking sagas, and witness sights that will stir your soul. As a Windstar guest you experience it all from a uniquely thrilling perspective.

Complimentary Destination Discovery Event • Bergen: Romantic Inspiration

Copenhagen to Copenhagen - 8 Days

More than a thousand fjords lace the west  coast of Norway, carved by glaciers and filled by the Norwegian Sea. One of the world’s natural wonders, Geirangerfjord and Signefjord are stunning from every angle—from the top of Lysefjord’s anvil-shaped Pulpit Rock, from the Flam Railway as it winds through the mountains and past waterfalls high above Aurlandsfjord, and from the fjords themselves as you cruise on Star Breeze. Tiny hill farms, half-timbered houses, and stave churches pass by, leading the way to the Art Nouveau architecture of Alesund, the colorful Hanseatic pier in Bergen, and sights too beautiful to imagine.

Copenhagen to Edinburgh - 11 Days

Drink in the scenery of Norway’s famous fjords, then lay claim to three of Scotland’s four island groups—Shetland, Orkney, and Outer Hebrides. Stunning scenery is all around—velvet-green moors, jagged mountains, timeless gray castles perched on lonely lochs. And each day brings a new adventure from meeting a Scottish laird to watching for Nessy in Loch Ness to tasting Scotland’s national dish, haggis. Cities large and small punctuate this well-rounded voyage, concluding with an evening in Edinburgh—time to shop for tweeds, kilts, and cashmere along the Royal Mile.

Stockholm to Copenhagen - 7 Days

Marvel at the sheer magnitude of it all. The charming Old Towns of Stockholm, Tallinn, and Helsinki. Copenhagen’s picture-perfect Nyhavn wharf. St. Petersburg’s imperial grandeur and treasure trove of visual and performing arts. Marvel again at the ever-changing panorama of emerald archipelagos, fairytale castles, and immaculately manicured gardens. Six countries in a week, yet nothing feels hurried. There’s time to stroll the Nevsky Prospect for amber earrings, explore the golden age of sail on Mariehamn’s classic windjammer, and spend a day at sea relaxing with a good book and a perfect massage in the WindSpa.

Edinburgh to Stockholm - 11 Days

The stunning beauty of Norway surrounds you; sparkling Scandinavian capitals delight you; charming villages and quiet country lanes capture your heart. Savor the smorgasbord of offerings from Oslo’s lush parks and bold architecture to the palaces, canals, and copper spires of Copenhagen. Enjoy the unique perspective of your glistening white yacht parting the waters of an indigo fjord.

Complimentary Destination Discovery Event • Copenhagen: An Evening with Princes and the Gods

Edinburgh to Edinburgh - 7 Days

Travel back in time as you visit the islands of the North Atlantic, where castles, gardens, and sod-roofed houses dot the landscape. Small ports with unique claims to fame—Shetland ponies, Atlantic Puffins, the opportunity to meet the laird of a castle—alternate with scenic cruising that takes your breath away. Follow the world’s finest whiskies to their source. Cross Scotland’s oldest bridge, built on the orders of Robert the Bruce . Find a new serenity that’s more satisfying than any souvenir.

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