Themed Cruises



Each of Windstar’s unique themed voyages offers you intimate access to some of the world's most exclusive destinations and events. Experience the exhilaration of watching Monte Carlo’s Grand Prix from a premier grandstand seat.  For the epicureans who want an expert’s tips on molecular gastronomy and recommendations on riojas in Spain, sail on a culinary-themed cruise with a James Beard Foundation chef and sommelier. These packages and voyages are custom made for exploration. Discover it all in Windstar's signature style.

Explore the shores of Italy, Croatia and Montenegro, discovering the charm of Venice, the magnificence of Rome, and the vast beauty of the Dalmatian Coast. Wander down the ancient cobblestone streets of Taormina, travel up the sparking fjord to Kotor and bask in the allure of small ship cruising as your small ship anchors in the heart of Old Town Dubrovnik while larger ships only pass by. From remarkable small ports such as Rovinj to timeless cities like Venice and Rome, discover the Mediterranean’s most charming and historic destinations in one incomparable voyage.

St. Maarten to St. Maarten - 7 Days

Join Windstar Cruises’ President, John Delaney and Porthole Cruise Magazine publisher and CEO, Bill Panoff on a very special cruise next year celebrating the culture, colors, and joy of the Caribbean islands. While much of the Caribbean was untouched by last year’s series of hurricanes, some islands experienced significant damage but have quickly rebuilt and are open for tourism. We look forward to visiting many of these ports and supporting these communities while sharing their culture and vibrancy. Let us take you into hidden coves and tiny harbors no one else can reach as you fully experience the Caribbean’s private yacht scene.
 
Porthole Cruise Magazine is the definitive authority on all things cruise, and we are honored to partner with them on this wonderful itinerary to show you the Caribbean in a way no one else can.

Tianjin (Beijing) to Tokyo - 11 Days

J-pop, Harajuku culture, and Korean dramas are born from the center of Asian pop culture – Japan and South Korea. Admire the pottery artists of Karatsu and the lasting grace of  Japan's geishas with an overnight in Busan. Cruise the Inland Sea, stopping for famed art pieces in Uno Port, mixing equal parts pop culture and cultural heritage throughout your journey.

Enjoy the world’s premier yachting playgrounds in a beautiful small ship that feels like your own private yacht. These beautiful ports string together like perfect pearls, each glowing with its own special beauty. Sparkling cities and charming villages. Secluded harbors and immaculate beaches. Discover the mystique and magic of the Rivieras that only an intimate small ship can show you.

Rome to Rome - 7 Days

Surrounded by glitterati on the glistening white Star Pride you fit right in; your insider’s experience at Monaco’s legendary Grand Prix the jewel in the crown of this exceptional cruise. Visit some of the world’s most glamorous ports — Portofino, St. Tropez, Sanary-sur-Mer, Monte Carlo — strolling famous promenades, shopping elite boutiques, and taking in world-renown beaches. Then during your overnight in Monte Carlo, enjoy exclusive access to special Windstar private Grand Prix events and two days of world-class Formula One® time trials and racing. It’s the ultimate expression of Windstar’s style, and open to only a very limited number of guests.

Ten days fly by as you take inventory of the west coast’s most intriguing ports of call and cuisines. Small ship-only moorages in places like Portland and Sausalito alternate with grand dames like Seattle, San Francisco and San Diego. Go wine tasting in Sonoma and Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Take a cable car to lunch in San Francisco’s Chinatown and taste wild California sardines at Monterey’s famous Cannery Row. From food trucks to fine dining, farmers’ markets to cooking classes that put you at the heart of the action, this is a cruise for people who have a taste for life and a thirst for adventure.

Sail among the evergreen reaches of British Columbia’s unspoiled Inside Passage. Gaze awestruck as Alaskan glaciers rumble and calve beneath the glassy surface of Misty Fjords and Tracy Arm. Admire California’s rugged coastline as you indulge in flavorful alder-smoked salmon paired with aromatic Columbia Valley Rieslings or fresh oysters and tart, Los Carneros sparkling wines. Linger late among the Portland skyline, sampling strawberry and raspberry notes in Willamette Valley Pinot Noirs, and watch the evening fog roll into Sausalito over a plate of fresh crab. This deliciously detailed 22-day cruise offers ample time for wandering waterfronts, mingling in farmer’s markets and rediscovering Alaska’s wild frontier history.

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