Windstar Cruises

Welcome to the world of small ship cruising — to Windstar’s graceful yachts, each one welcoming fewer than 300 lucky guests. With six beautiful yachts, Windstar gives you more true small ship choices than anyone in the world.  Every Windstar voyage starts with you. With a stateroom or suite that’s updated in classic contemporary style with your comfort in mind. With small, handcrafted shore excursions that take you closer and show you more. With legendary service that has been acclaimed the best on the seas.

Why cruiseNORWAY Recommends Windstar

We recommend Windstar because they have stayed true to their small-ship roots, providing the very definition of a contemporary, boutique travel experience. Guests feel privileged but casual, pampered but friendly, without the pretensions that can come with ultra-luxury cruises. While Windstar itineraries are not in remote destinations, their ability to place you in small harbors and less-traveled ports makes all your experiences feel like you are worlds away on your private yacht.  Plus, we love the choice between their 3 motor-yacht style ships or the romance of their 3 motorized sailing yachts.  Both are very well-maintained, recently renovated and deliver their casual luxury brand to perfection.

The Essence of Windstar Cruises

Luxury cruising in private yacht style to small ports with private events and pampered, personalized service.

Private Yacht Experience – Imagine spending a week on a friend’s private luxury yacht. Unlike the crowded cruise ships left in your wake, you are one of fewer than 300 guests on board. Your yacht is anchored in hidden harbors, docked in tiny ports, and in the heart of charming cities. While others wait for tenders in tedious lines, you swim and kayak off your own Watersports Platform. You step ashore into the center of amazing city scenes to explore the secret charms of places larger ships simply cannot reach.

It’s All About You – From the moment you step on board and the crew greets you by name to the moment they bid you farewell, you are their first priority. Every moment of your Windstar experience is all about you. Every time they see you smile. Every time they catch you by surprise by bringing you just the right thing at just the right time. Every time they see that look on your face that tells them this is like nothing you’ve ever done before.

Closer to the World – See more, linger longer, have the kind of adventure that defines the difference between tourism and true travel. Only on Windstar’s small ships can you rub shoulders with the glitterati in Monte Carlo, dive among coral cliffs in Tahiti, nestle into picturesque ports in Capri, and trace your way through Iceland’s enchanting fjords.  Each Windstar voyage connects you to the world, the place, the people that broaden your vision and open your heart.

Luxury as You Like – Windstar believes the ultimate luxury is an experience designed specifically to your personal tastes, just like your own private yacht. That’s why Windstar gives you the freedom to make your own choices, to pick your own pleasures. All the luxuries you expect are built in — and you can add as many more as you like, making your cruise exactly as inclusive as you want it to be.

Windstar Worldwide Destinations

Alaska – Arabia – Asia – Canada & New England – Caribbean – Costa Rica & Panama Canal – Italy – Mediterranean – Greece – Northern Europe – Tahiti

Six Luxury Yachts Carrying 148 to 310 Guests

Wind Surf

WIND SURF

Windstar’s Flagship Sailing Yacht

On any day, the 310-guest flagship, Wind Surf, draws admiring glances as she glides majestically into port with her tall sails billowing. And her beauty is far more than skin deep. Starting with all new finishes and furnishings in suites and staterooms, Wind Surf renovation now brings you some of the most beautiful public spaces at sea.

  • BRIDGE SUITES: 495 square feet (46 square meters)
  • SUITES: 376 square feet (35 square meters), 2 bathrooms
  • STATEROOMS: 188 square feet (18 square meters)
  • GUEST CAPACITY: 310
  • GUEST DECKS: 6
  • CREW MEMBERS: 200
  • LENGTH: 535 feet (162 meters) at waterline; 617 feet (187 meters) including bowsprit
  • DRAFT: 16.5 feet (5 meters)
  • TONNAGE: 14,745 gross registered tons (grt)
  • BEAM: 66 feet (20 meters)
  • SAILS: 7 triangular, self-furling, bridgeoperated sails with 26,881 square feet (2,600 square meters) of Dacron surface area
  • MASTS: 5 at 221 feet (67.5 meters)
  • ENGINES: 4 diesel electric generator sets, 2 electrical propulsion motors
  • SPEED: 10 to 12 knots with engines only; up to 15 knots with prevailing wind
  • YACHT’S REGISTRY: Bahamas
Wind Star

WIND STAR

The Essence of Small Ship Sailing

Wind Star (sister ship to Wind Spirit) is a sleek, 4-masted sailing yacht accommodating 148 guests. With four decks and a gross tonnage of 5,307, Wind Star feels like your own private yacht featuring wide open, teak decks—quite unusual for small ships. All staterooms have ocean views, queen beds, flat-screen TV with DVD player, and Bose SoundDock speakers for Apple iPods. The Owner’s Suite includes a sitting area. Amenities include: WindSpa, Watersports Platform, Casino, Lounge, Library, Pool, and Hot Tub. Wind Star offers gourmet, course-by-course cuisine in the evenings casual buffet and full-service for breakfast and lunch.

  • CAPACITY: 148 guests
  • STATEROOMS: 73 deluxe ocean view staterooms
  • OWNER’S SUITE: 1 ocean view owner’s suite
  • DECKS: 4 decks
  • CREW: 101 international staff
  • SHIP’S REGISTRY: Bahamas
  • LENGTH: 360 feet (110 meters) at waterline; 440 feet (134 meters) including bowsprit
  • DRAFT: DRAFT: 14 feet (4.1 meters)
  • TONNAGE: 5,307 gross registered tons (grt)
  • BEAM: 52.1 feet (15.8 meters)
  • SAILS: 6 triangular, self-furling, computer-operated sails with 21,500 square feet (or 2,200 square meters) of Dacron surface area
  • MASTS: 4 at 204 feet (62 meters)
  • ENGINES: 3 diesel electric generating sets, 1 electrical propulsion motor
  • SPEED: 10 knots with engines only; up to 15.8 knots with prevailing wind
Wind Spirit

WIND SPIRIT

The Essence of Small Ship Sailing

Wind Spirit (sister ship to the Wind Star) is a sleek, 4-masted sailing yacht accommodating 148 guests. With four decks and a gross tonnage of 5,307, Wind Spirit feels like your own private yacht featuring wide open, teak decks—quite unusual for small ships. All staterooms have ocean views, queen beds, flat-screen TV with DVD player, and Bose SoundDock speakers for Apple iPods. The Owner’s Suite includes a sitting area. Amenities include: WindSpa, Watersports Platform, Casino, Lounge, Library, Pool, and Hot Tub. Wind Spirit offers gourmet, course-by-course cuisine in the evenings casual buffet and full-service for breakfast and lunch.

  • CAPACITY: 148 guests
  • STATEROOMS: 73 deluxe ocean view staterooms
  • OWNER’S SUITE: 1 ocean view owner’s suite
  • DECKS: 4 decks
  • CREW: 101 international staff
  • SHIP’S REGISTRY: Bahamas
  • LENGTH: 360 feet (110 meters) at waterline; 440 feet (134 meters) including bowsprit
  • DRAFT: DRAFT: 14 feet (4.1 meters)
  • TONNAGE: 5,307 gross registered tons (grt)
  • BEAM: 52.1 feet (15.8 meters)
  • SAILS: 6 triangular, self-furling, computer-operated sails with 21,500 square feet (or 2,200 square meters) of Dacron surface area
  • MASTS: 4 at 204 feet (62 meters)
  • ENGINES: 3 diesel electric generating sets, 1 electrical propulsion motor
  • SPEED: 10 knots with engines only; up to 15.8 knots with prevailing wind
Star Pride

STAR PRIDE

All-Suite Yacht

With only 212 guests, a Star Pride (sister ship to the Star Breeze and Star Legend) cruise will make you feel like you’re on board your own private yacht almost as soon as you step aboard. Star Pride is large enough to pamper and entertain you, yet small enough to tuck into delightful tiny harbors and hidden coves that others can’t reach.

The sitting area of your spacious, newly refurbished suite gives you an expansive ocean view. When you’re ready to make an appearance, the lounges, club, casino, screening room, and library are waiting to be explored. Take some “you” time in the tranquil WindSpa . . . enjoy a dip in the pool . . . work off that decadent dessert in the Fitness Center . . . and, of course, you are always welcome to visit the Bridge to examine navigation charts with the Captain.

  • CAPACITY: 212 guests
  • SUITES: 106 suites, all outside with ocean views
  • OWNER’S SUITES: 2, with private verandas
  • CLASSIC SUITES: 4, with private verandas
  • BALCONY SUITES: 36, with French-style balconies
  • OCEAN VIEW SUITES: 64, with picture windows
  • DECKS: 6 guest decks
  • CREW: 151 international staff
  • SHIP’S REGISTRY: Bahamas
  • LENGTH: 440 feet (134 meters)
  • DRAFT: 16.5 feet (5 meters)
  • BEAM: 63 feet (19 meters)
  • TONNAGE: 9,975 gross registered tons (grt)
  • PROPULSION: Twin propeller, driven by four Bergen marine diesel engines
  • SPEED: Cruising speed 15 knots
Star Breeze

STAR BREEZE
All-Suite Yacht

With only 212 guests, a Star Breeze (sister ship to the Star Pride and Star Legend) cruise will make you feel like you’re on board your own private yacht almost as soon as you step aboard. Star Breeze is large enough to pamper and entertain you, yet small enough to tuck into delightful tiny harbors and hidden coves that others can’t reach.

The sitting area of your spacious, newly refurbished suite gives you an expansive ocean view. When you’re ready to make an appearance, the lounges, club, casino, screening room, and library are waiting to be explored. Take some “you” time in the tranquil WindSpa . . . enjoy a dip in the pool . . . work off that decadent dessert in the Fitness Center . . . and, of course, you are always welcome to visit the Bridge to examine navigation charts with the Captain.

  • CAPACITY: 212 guests
  • SUITES: 106 suites, all outside with ocean views
  • OWNER’S SUITES: 2, with private verandas
  • CLASSIC SUITES: 4, with private verandas
  • BALCONY SUITES: 36, with French-style balconies
  • OCEAN VIEW SUITES: 64, with picture windows
  • DECKS: 6 guest decks
  • CREW: 151 international staff
  • SHIP’S REGISTRY: Bahamas
  • LENGTH: 440 feet (134 meters)
  • DRAFT: 16.5 feet (5 meters)
  • BEAM: 63 feet (19 meters)
  • TONNAGE: 9,975 gross registered tons (grt)
  • PROPULSION: Twin propeller, driven by four Bergen marine diesel engines
  • SPEED: Cruising speed 15 knots
Star Legend

STAR LEGEND

All-Suite Yacht

With only 212 guests, a Star Legend (sister ship to the  Star Pride and Star Breeze) cruise will make you feel like you’re on board your own private yacht almost as soon as you step aboard. Star Legend is large enough to pamper and entertain you, yet small enough to tuck into delightful tiny harbors and hidden coves that others can’t reach.

The sitting area of your spacious, newly refurbished suite gives you an expansive ocean view. When you’re ready to make an appearance, the lounges, club, casino, screening room, and library are waiting to be explored. Take some “you” time in the tranquil WindSpa . . . enjoy a dip in the pool . . . work off that decadent dessert in the Fitness Center . . . and, of course, you are always welcome to visit the Bridge to examine navigation charts with the Captain.

  • CAPACITY: 212 guests
  • SUITES: 106 suites, all outside with ocean views
  • OWNER’S SUITES: 2, with private verandas
  • CLASSIC SUITES: 4, with private verandas
  • BALCONY SUITES: 36, with French-style balconies
  • OCEAN VIEW SUITES: 64, with picture windows
  • DECKS: 6 guest decks
  • CREW: 151 international staff
  • SHIP’S REGISTRY: Bahamas
  • LENGTH: 440 feet (134 meters)
  • DRAFT: 16.5 feet (5 meters)
  • BEAM: 63 feet (19 meters)
  • TONNAGE: 9,975 gross registered tons (grt)
  • PROPULSION: Twin propeller, driven by four Bergen marine diesel engines
  • SPEED: Cruising speed 15 knots

Windstar Featured Itineraries & Special Offers

11-day Lands of the Midnight Sun. July, 2017.

65% Savings.  Save $5,420 pp off brochure fare!

11-day Scandinavia Jul/Aug, 2017.

60% Savings Fares from $2,499 pp.

8-day Ireland & Scotland June, 2017.

70% Savings Fares from $1,899 pp.

Additional Windstar Itineraries.

Special Offers, Limited Time, 2017 and 2018 Departures.