Ocean Crossing Cruises



Indulge yourself in leisurely, unscheduled days where time suspends in the magic of the sea. Sleep late. Dine early. Establish your own rhythm in sync with the waves and the arc of the sun and moon overhead. Watch the constellations drift and let your mind shake off all the cobwebs of shore. Feast on the impossible beauty of liquid sunsets, and let your soul dance with the dolphins in the spray off the bow.

Reykjavik to Montreal - 14 Days

Float past turquoise-tinged ice floes as you experience Greenland’s remote southern fjords and villages prior to visiting the scenic coasts of Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and New England during this 14-day cruise along the North Atlantic’s most pristine and picturesque shorelines. Survey towering icebergs and catch glimpses of fin, killer, and pilot whale pods, along with native seabirds like fulmars, great cormorants and black-legged kittiwakes during your Denmark Strait crossing and subsequent cruise past glacier-etched outcroppings throughout Prince Christian Sound. Embark on an iceberg safari beyond Narsaq. Drift close to towering, picture-perfect ice blocks and calving glaciers in Sermilik Fjord. Sample smoky onion soup, duck filets drenched in wild berry sauce and other authentic French cuisine on a St. Pierre and Miquelon foodie walking tour off the coast of Newfoundland. Ride in an open carriage along the storied Carriage Trails in Acadia National Park and experience the American wilderness the same way visitors did a century ago.

Bridgetown to Lisbon - 15 Days

This is a place where dreams really do come true. The place where nothing comes between you and your fondest wishes. Where no schedules intrude, where day-to-day annoyances can’t reach you, where every moment of every hour of every day is yours alone. This is your place – at sea under an open sky – the one place in which you truly can get away from it all. Simply step on board and we’ll take it from there. Meals so delicious they might be sinful are served when, where, and any way you choose. Decadent spa treatments. Lazy hours stretched out on deck. Workouts you’ve been meaning to get around to in the state-of-the-art Fitness Center. Uninterrupted time to spend with new friends, or in exquisite solitude. Best of all, this is the place and the time to reconnect – with each other, with yourself, with your dreams.

St. Maarten to Lisbon - 14 Days

This is a place where dreams really do come true. The place where nothing comes between you and your fondest wishes. Where no schedules intrude, where day-to-day annoyances can’t reach you, where every moment of every hour of every day is yours alone. This is your place – at sea under an open sky – the one place in which you truly can get away from it all. Simply step on board and we’ll take it from there. Meals so delicious they might be sinful are served when, where, and any way you choose. Decadent spa treatments. Lazy hours stretched out on deck. Workouts you’ve been meaning to get around to in the state-of-the-art Fitness Center. Uninterrupted time to spend with new friends or in exquisite solitude. One delightful stop in Ponta Delgada, the Azores Islands en route to Lisbon for an outdoor activity or relaxing on the beach.  Best of all, this is the place and the time to reconnect – with each other, with yourself, with your dreams.

Explore the natural and cultural wonders of Polynesia prior to a sunny South Pacific ocean crossing to San Diego on this once-in-a-lifetime 20-day cruise aboard newly transformed Star Breeze. Throttle up on Waverunners outside Moorea as you set a course for snorkeling among gliding stingrays and lurking black tip sharks above a stunning coral garden. Learn about Moorea’s ancient history and venture to an archaeological site as UC Berkley scientists piece together Polynesian prehistory. Ride upstream on the Faaroa River, Society Islands’ only navigable river, through banana groves and past Tahitian chestnut and wild hibiscus purau trees. Visit a fragrant, family-owned vanilla plantation outside Tahaa. Master the Polynesian cultural arts of pareo tying, tamure dancing and splitting coconuts during an excursion across Bora Bora’s scenic Blue Lagoon. Perfect your tan, indulge in the new restaurants, more deck space and the relaxing elevated pool during a sundrenched 11-day crossing of the South Pacific to San Diego, California.

Complimentary Destination Discovery Event • Bora Bora: Celebration Festival

Indulge in a relaxing, 3-week transition from Caribbean tropical drinks and spicy grilled chicken to Old World tawny ports and cumin-infused Moroccan lamb shanks during this globetrotting cruise that combines a relaxing transatlantic crossing with lesser-traveled stops throughout Portugal, Morocco and Spain’s remote Canary Islands. Savor high seas coffee breaks and conversations with the Captain. Sample ports and favorite local Portuguese wines in storied wineries not far from Portimao Harbor in Southern Portugal. Spend an evening ashore during an overnight port stay in Funchal, where you can wander the cobbled streets of the Old Town, learn the importance of Madeira wines in the age of cannon and sail, and taste traditional teas, flakey scones, and sweet cakes at the storied Hotel Reids. Ride camels through the lunar-like landscape surrounding volcanic Fire Mountain near Lanzarote in the Canary Islands. Discover how argan oil is handcrafted and pressed by skilled Moroccan artisans, then lose yourself among the din and rich aromas in the open-air Berber market of Souk Al Had. After thousands of nautical miles this exceptional journey eventually concludes in Lisbon, where you’re surrounded by antique winery barrel barges, sidewalk caf├ęs, and famed yellow trams waiting to take you to famed Alfama District haunts or uncrowded neighborhood vistas.

St. Maarten to Barcelona - 25 Days

Ideal for anyone seeking equal portions of relaxing time at sea and port visits, this 28-day transatlantic crossing features a combination of leisurely, uninterrupted sea crossing time balanced with the best ports in the Western Mediterranean. Board in Nassau, then spend time crossing the Atlantic and enjoying the romance of sailing as you make your way to your ultimate destination. Sip port wines in Lisbon, Portugal, browse wares in the bustling Grand Souk in Tangier, Morocco, and wander the medieval cobbled streets of Tarragona, Spain.

Venture into the lesser-known coastlines and communities of Greenland, Canada and New England during this remarkable 25-day cruise crossing the North Atlantic. Admire fractured glaciers, ivory ice fields and drifting ice floes on a day of scenic cruising in Greenland’s remote and picturesque Prince Christian Sound. Sample grilled wolf fish, dried salted cod and tender musk ox meat amid stacked crab pots, fish-drying racks and brightly painted houses in Qaqortoq, Nanortalik and Narsaq in Greenland. Wander the grounds of a 1,000-year-old Norse settlement near St. Anthony, and tour sod buildings identical to those that sheltered early settlers from harsh Newfoundland winters centuries ago. Walk among weathered French and British artillery artifacts at National Battlefields Park, or sip your way through Quebec City’s outstanding microbreweries on a delicious walking tour in a thriving downtown community. Settle back in a horse-drawn carriage as you trace the famous Carriage Trails of Acadia near Bar Harbor, Maine.

The romance and hospitality of South Pacific’s Society & Tuamotu Islands beckons throughout this sundrenched 22-day ocean crossing and Tahiti cruise that extends from San Diego to Papeete. Enjoy the simplicity and relaxation of beachcombing and snorkeling at an isolated private beach in the Fakarava UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, home to rare and endemic species including the Tuamotu Kingfisher, found nowhere else. Go with the flow of ocean currents as you drift-snorkel past angelfish, triggerfish, and other colorful reef species during a guided swim near Rangiora. Wander the rich aromatic splendors of a small family-owned vanilla plantation outside Tahaa. Roll out on a guided ATV tour to Marae Manunue, an ancient Polynesian temple, prior to a sunny beach stop stocked with chilled refreshments and fresh island fruit near Huahine. Sip sweet, tropical cocktails at sunset on Bora Bora, or ride off on a 4-wheel excursion to weathered World War II gun emplacements guarding the emerald jungles and turquoise radiance of Faanui Bay.

Complimentary Windstar Destination Discovery Eve • Bora Bora: Celebration Festival

Relax amid the sun, surf, and sand defining the most scenic Pacific coastlines in California and Mexico during this remarkable 17-day cruise rich in delicious wines, regional cuisine, coastal wildlife and unforgettable ocean sunsets. Stroll San Francisco’s thriving Embarcadero and sip aromatic, fresh coffee from artisan roasters. Play vintage mechanical arcade games and sample creamy, handcrafted cheeses paired with sourdough bread in the Ferry Building. Float in a glass-bottom boat above flourishing kelp forests and darting schools of fish off Catalina Island. Hold hands while walking the warm sands of Lovers Beach prior to late dining and dancing on an overnight stay in Cabo San Lucas. Slip beneath the waves surrounding the island of San Rafaelito and swim among snapper and silvery sardine schools, then sail for remote Gaviota Island to watch thousands of stately herons and bright blue-footed boobies nesting above the azure Sea of Cortez near La Paz.

Combine the beauty of Mexico’s contoured Pacific coastline with Polynesia’s steamy jungles and towering volcanoes during this richly rejuvenating 32-day journey across the romantic South Pacific. Hike the volcanic slopes of Coronado Island and catch glimpses of nesting sea birds near Loreto. Swim beside docile, 40-foot whale sharks close to La Paz. Pair a chilled pitcher of margaritas with a Pacific sunset and local seafood cuisine during an overnight stay in festive Cabo San Lucas. Your relaxing sea crossing aboard the newly transformed Star Breeze with her two new restaurants, new World Spa by Windstar and new elevated pool departs from cosmopolitan San Diego and arrives 10 days later in Papeete, Tahiti. Snorkel among rainbow-hued reef fish or dive among large lemon sharks in the UNESCO Fakarava Biosphere Reserve. Discover the art of pearl cultivation at a black pearl farm near Rangiroa and shop for one-of-a-kind Tahitian jewelry and other souvenirs. Join a marine biologist off the coast of Moorea to observe and learn firsthand about dolphins and whales living throughout French Polynesia.

Complimentary Destination Discovery Event • Bora Bora: Celebration Festival

San Juan to Lisbon - 13 Days

This is a place where dreams really do come true. The place where nothing comes between you and your fondest wishes. Where no schedules intrude, where day-to-day annoyances can’t reach you, where every moment of every hour of every day is yours alone. This is your place – at sea under an open sky – the one place in which you truly can get away from it all. Simply step on board and we’ll take it from there. Meals so delicious they might be sinful are served when, where, and any way you choose. Decadent spa treatments. Lazy hours stretched out on deck. Workouts you’ve been meaning to get around to in the state-of-the-art Fitness Center. Uninterrupted time to spend with new friends or in exquisite solitude. One delightful stop in Horta, Azores en route to Lisbon for an outdoor activity or relaxing on the beach.  Best of all, this is the place and the time to reconnect – with each other, with yourself, with your dreams.

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