Windstar Cruises

Boutique ships sailing to remote destinations

With a fleet of six, boutique ships, Windstar Cruises offers guests a very different way to cruise. If you crave big ships, dozens of restaurants and thousands of fellow guests, look elsewhere. This is a luxury proposition for those who want to get off-the-beaten track and follow the road less travelled.

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Windstar Cruises is a name that is synonymous with luxury cruising. The company, which has six ships, likes to take its guests away from the crowds. Whether that’s onboard Windstar’s three sailing yachts or its three motor yachts, the service is always phenomenal, the food gourmet and the itineraries fascinating. It’s no wonder the company has been attracting a luxury clientele since it was founded in 1984. 

When it comes to its range of destinations, few can compete with the sheer variety of what Windstar Cruises offers. From cruises to the lesser-visited ports of the Costa Rican & Nicaraguan coasts through to Tahiti and the Holy Lands, Windstar takes its guests on unforgettable voyages to every corner of the world. 

Five facts about Windstar Cruises

  • Windstar Cruises has six ships in its fleet, three sailing ships (Wind Star, Wind Spirit and Wind Surf) and three motor yachts (Star Pride, Star Breeze and Star Legend).
  • Windstar have an open bridge Policy which is unique to them. They also have signature events, and destination discovery events on most itineraries where they talk about going off the beaten track.
  • Windstar likes to get off the beaten track. It travels to about 330 different ports of call every year.
  • Windstar Cruises takes its food very seriously and is the official cruise line of the James Beard Foundation, which was created to celebrate the United States’ culinary arts. It means that Windstar serves its guests the iconic dishes of some of America’s greatest chefs.
  • Every Windstar ship has a retractable watersports platform, allowing guests to use the snorkelling gear, paddleboards, kayaks, sailboats and water trampolines on a complimentary basis. 

Who is Windstar Cruises for? 

Windstar Cruises is for those who want to get away from the crowds and into the heart of the destination. With a fleet of boutique ships, the company is not limited to the larger ports alongside the mega-ships. Its sailing ships are perfect for couples and the association with the James Beard Foundation makes it a great option for foodies, too.

 Where can you sail to with Windstar Cruises? 

Given the company calls at around 330 ports every year, pretty much everywhere. The company prides itself on offering cruises around the globe. The only places that are off-limits are the Galapagos Islands (as boats need to be based there year-round) and the polar regions where ships need an ice-strengthened hull. 

What’s included onboard? 

  • Non-alcoholic drinks
  • Complimentary watersports 

Guests can choose to make their cruise all-inclusive for an extra fee. This will mean that Wi-Fi, gratuities and beer, wine and cocktails are included in the fare.

Loyalty Programme:

Earn points for cruise days and progress through the Yacht Club Member programme. 

  • Earn one point per cruise day for most bookings
  • Earn 1.5 points per cruise day for bookings on Wind Class suites or Deluxe Suites on Star Plus Class
  • Earn 2 points per cruise day for Owner’s and Classic Suites on the Star Plus Class and the Bridge Suite on Wind Surf after you complete your qualifying cruise


One Star

1 - 15 points
Two Star

16 - 39 points
Three Star

40 - 89 points
Four Star

90+ points

5% cruise fare saving plus an additional 5% for onboard bookings or bookings within 60 days after disembarkation*

Discount off unlimited laundry package

5% 5% 10% 100%

Discount off Wi-Fi*

5% 5% 10% 100%

Discount off Windstar branded merchandise, plus special discounts on additional onboard retail items

5% 5% 10% 15%

Customised keycard

Onboard credit per person*

  $50 $75 $100
Discount on beverage packages*   5% 5% 10%
Discount off Windstar shore excursions   5% 10% 15%

 *terms and conditions apply, see their website for details. 

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We’ve put together an incredible programme of luxury suppliers that can offer all types of experiences, from Tahiti to the Ganges. If you wanted to learn more – or ask about something that you can’t see on our website – just give our team of experts a call on 020 7749 5484 and they’ll create your perfect dream holiday.

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