Star Collector: Romance of the West Med2
 
Rome to Lisbon
Sat Oct 21, 2023 - Tue Nov 7, 2023,
 17 days
 on Wind Star
?All-inclusive from
$6,012
?Cruise Only From
$4,499
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Rome to Lisbon
Sip red wines and savor tapas, pastas, rich cheeses and aged hams throughout Portugal, Morocco, Spain, France and Italy. You’ll spend 15 memorable days exploring tiny rustic villages, historic fortified ports and contemporary architecture in Tangier, Ibiza, Barcelona, Palma, Mahon, Portoferraio, Rome and more. Kayak along the stunning coastline of Mallorca and bike from Portoferraio to Enfola, Elba in Italy.
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Day 1: Rome
In this enchanting city the past and present intersect in perfect harmony. Casually intermingled among ancient ruins and majestic cathedrals are the trappings of a modern metropolis: Skyscrapers,cafes, boutiques selling designer footwear. But of course what you seek first in the heart of Rome is its breathtaking history.  A good place to begin is the Vatican, with its Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. Works by Bernini, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, and Raphael are just a few of those on display, any one of which is worth hours of contemplation. Then the ancient ruins—Colosseum, Forum, Circus Maximus. And of course the Trevi Fountain for the obligatory coins promising your return to the Eternal City.
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Day 2: Portoferraio
Pine-scented forests and miles of sandy beach await your arrival on the tranquil island of Elba. Enjoy a glass of local Moscato with the fresh catch of the day before pondering your next move. Perhaps you’ll visit the nearby countryside with its small fishing villages and dramatic mountain passes. Or see the calming beauty of Tuscan Archipelago National Park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.  Or maybe you’ll decide to walk to the nearest beach and dip your toes into the warm Mediterranean.  
 
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Day 3: Bastia
As the principal port of Corsica, Bastia has vibrant historical neighborhoods with narrow streets and alleys between ancient shuttered buildings of the 18th century. One of the main squares is the Place du Marche, home of a morning market and the impressive 16th century Saint-Jean-Baptiste church. On the other side of the harbor sits the substantial citadel, the beautiful gardens of Jardin Romieu and the once very-elegant houses of the Terra Nova district.
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Day 4: Calvi
The popular tourist spot of Calvi with its crescent-shaped bay and gorgeous beaches, is distinguished by a large medieval citadel that overlooks the marina.  Built between the 13th to the 16th centuries, it is basically an entire small town enclosed by fortified walls but offering panoramic views of the harbor and the Corsican coast. Another must-see is the “Big Pink Church,” Orthodox-style L’Eglise Santa Maria and  make time to take a walk along the Quai Landry esplanade, lined with interesting restaurants.
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Day 6: Mahon
What an entrance you will make as you cruise into one of the deepest natural harbors in the world. Picturesque Mahon is home to lovely white-sand beaches and delightful architecture, a gin distillery, and a dairy plant where delicious white cheese is made.
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Day 7: Palma de Mallorca
Mallorca is steep, green, and fringed with enticing coves and more than 200 lush beaches. But all that natural beauty is just the beginning. Stroll along the tree-shaded Paseo de Born in search of tapas. Shop for a Siurell; a traditional red, green, and white clay whistle dating back to the time of the Moors. Watch the street performers on the piazza around the church, or cross the island to beautiful Sóller. Not to be missed is the cultural landscape of the Serra de Tramuntana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
 
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Day 8: Barcelona
The old meets the new in this sunny Catalan metropolis, where narrow alleyways contrast with grand boulevards, trendy cuisine meets homemade tapas, and everywhere you’re greeted by the warm, welcoming smiles of the fashionable locals. Don’t miss UNESCO sites like the mind-boggling architecture of Antoni Gaudí or La Sagrada Familia Cathedral, with its eight decorative spires soaring hundreds of feet into the sky.
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Day 9: Tarragona
The beautiful, sunny port city of Tarragona has lovely beaches, a spectacular cathedral, and Spain’s second most important Roman ruins of Tarraco, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are many other ruins around Tarragona as well including an amphitheater by the sea. Also known as the city of human towers, Tarragona originated this deep-rooted tradition that has been recognized by UNESCO on their Intangible Cultural Heritage List. The city lives and breathes this tower building spirit which requires the commitment and bravery of many people.
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Day 10: Palma de Mallorca
Mallorca is steep, green, and fringed with enticing coves and more than 200 lush beaches. But all that natural beauty is just the beginning. Stroll along the tree-shaded Paseo de Born in search of tapas. Shop for a Siurell; a traditional red, green, and white clay whistle dating back to the time of the Moors. Watch the street performers on the piazza around the church, or cross the island to beautiful Sóller. Not to be missed is the cultural landscape of the Serra de Tramuntana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
 
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Day 11: Valencia
This captivating city is best when savored slowly. Although Valencia’s religious architecture is remarkable, and the Lonja, one of Europe’s most elegant buildings is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, take time for an optional experience — paella. You’ll learn the local secrets of this gastronomic masterpiece as you cook it, eat it, and toast it with the region’s perfectly matched local wines.

Want insider advice on where to find the tastiest restaurants, most unique local markets, authentic culinary shops, and hidden watering holes? Check out Valencia’s Local Dining Tip Curated by Saveur on our blog.

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Day 12: Cartagena
The walled town of Cartagena is a popular seaport with a large naval shipyard. The seashore offers a wide range of activities from windsurfing to good snorkeling to sailing. From Cartagena you can easily explore the ancient city of Murcia, the coastal resorts of Mazarrón, Cala Cortina, and Cabo de Palos or a little further north, the world famous resort of Mar Menor.
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Day 14: Málaga
Here, on the shores of Costa del Sol, the Andalusian spirit thrives. Be sure to include an optional visit to see the brilliant and comprehensive collection of Picasso’s work at Museo Picasso Málaga, a tribute to this artistic genius in the city of his birth. Or you may choose to opt for a visit to the beautiful village of Mijas, where picturesque Andalusian country life creates some of the world’s best wines. 
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Day 15: Málaga
Here, on the shores of Costa del Sol, the Andalusian spirit thrives. Be sure to include an optional visit to see the brilliant and comprehensive collection of Picasso’s work at Museo Picasso Málaga, a tribute to this artistic genius in the city of his birth. Or you may choose to opt for a visit to the beautiful village of Mijas, where picturesque Andalusian country life creates some of the world’s best wines. 
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Day 16: Tangier
Fascinating Tangier is a traveler’s delight with beautiful vistas, lovely unspoiled beaches, intriguing history and friendly people. Separated from Spain by only 20 miles across the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier is considered by many to be the gateway to Africa. With its cosmopolitan mix of African and European influences, there are many interesting sites in Tangier.  The two UNESCO sites of the Medina (the old-walled city) a bustling place, and the Kasbah which offers beautiful views and fine Moroccan art, and the Place de France in the heart of the new city is an entertaining place to sip mint tea and enjoy the view. 
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Day 18: Lisbon
The rhythm of Lisbon invites you to join its captivating dance. This splendid capital city on the banks of the Rio Teja offers a warm welcome and an unparalleled blend of architectural styles. Elegant outdoor cafés line the cobbled sidewalks. Turn-of-the-century funiculars climb the scenic hills. Find the UNESCO sites of the Tower of Belem and the Monastery of the Hieronymites. And, everywhere, the city engages you with its easy style and remarkable charm. 
Itinerary at a Glance
Date
Port
Arrive
Depart
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Sat Oct 21
Rome
Arrive:  
Depart:  5:00 PM
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Sun Oct 22
Portoferraio
Arrive:  8:00 AM
Depart:  10:00 PM
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Mon Oct 23
Bastia
Arrive:  8:00 AM
Depart:  5:00 PM
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Tue Oct 24
Calvi
Arrive:  8:00 AM
Depart:  11:59 PM
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Wed Oct 25
AT SEA
Arrive:   N/A
Depart:   N/A
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Thu Oct 26
Mahon
Arrive:  8:00 AM
Depart:  5:00 PM
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Fri Oct 27
Palma de Mallorca
Arrive:  8:00 AM
Depart:  4:00 PM
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Sat Oct 28
Barcelona
Arrive:  7:00 AM
Depart:  5:00 PM
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Sun Oct 29
Tarragona
Arrive:  7:00 AM
Depart:  5:00 PM
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Mon Oct 30
Palma de Mallorca
Arrive:  8:00 AM
Depart:  1:00 PM
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Tue Oct 31
Valencia
Arrive:  8:00 AM
Depart:  5:00 PM
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Wed Nov 1
Cartagena
Arrive:  12:00 PM
Depart:  11:59 PM
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Thu Nov 2
AT SEA
Arrive:   N/A
Depart:   N/A
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Fri Nov 3
Málaga
Arrive:  7:00 AM
Depart:  
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Sat Nov 4
Málaga
Arrive:  
Depart:  9:00 PM
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Sun Nov 5
Tangier
Arrive:  8:00 AM
Depart:  5:00 PM
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Mon Nov 6
AT SEA
Arrive:   N/A
Depart:   N/A
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Tue Nov 7
Lisbon
Arrive:  7:00 AM
Depart:  
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WINDSTAR SIGNATURE
A Complimentary Windstar Destination Discovery Event

Bora Bora is surrounded by a number of tiny islets called "motu" - small, pristine, secluded paradises that offer privacy, beauty, and relaxing ambiance. You will spend the evening on one of these perfect Polynesian oases accompanied only by other Windstar guests. As has long been the tradition in Tahiti, you will be welcomed to the motu with a fragrant flower lei.

Your private feast on the beach promises to be extraordinary. The menu has been carefully selected by Windstar's executive chef and is sure to please and tantalize your palate.

When your meal is complete and the stars begin to shine, the highlight of this enchanted evening will begin. Fire dancing has long been deeply embedded in the Polynesian culture as a way to send messages to the gods. Your fire dancing experts will be wearing traditional loincloths and will dazzle you with high-speed acrobatic moves, throwing flames so hot you'll feel the warmth 10 feet away.

Please note: This DestinationDiscovery Event has been scheduled in a way that will allow you to book and experience another shore excursion on the same day and you will not miss anything.

Bora Bora is surrounded by a number of tiny islets called "motu" - small, pristine, secluded paradises that offer privacy, beauty, and relaxing ambiance. You will spend the evening on one of these perfect Polynesian oases accompanied only by other Windstar guests. As has long been the tradition in Tahiti, you will be welcomed to the motu with a fragrant flower lei.

Bora Bora is surrounded by a number of tiny islets called "motu" - small, pristine, secluded paradises that offer privacy, beauty, and relaxing ambiance. You will spend the evening on one of these perfect Polynesian oases accompanied only by other Windstar guests. As has long been the tradition in Tahiti, you will be welcomed to the motu with a fragrant flower lei.

Wind Star
Wind Star is a sleek, 4-masted sailing ship accommodating 148 guests. With four decks and a gross tonnage of 5,307, Wind Star feels like your own private small ship.
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Accommodations & Pricing
Boutique cruising with fewer than 350 guests. Our expertly designed itineraries and unexpected shore excursions bring you closer to each destination.
Category B
Category B
Every inch of your stateroom is designed for comfort. Luxurious Egyptian cotton linens wrap you in pleasant sleepiness as you stretch out in your queen bed (can be separated into twins if you prefer). Your spacious bath features granite counter tops, ample storage, and a roomy shower with massage shower head. L’Occitane® bath products invite you to indulge, while comfy waffle-weave robe and slippers entice you to relax. You’ll find fresh fruit and flowers always waiting for you after a day of sun or sightseeing. And, of course, everything else you need and expect — flat-screen television and DVD, private safe. And always at your fingertips, anything you wish from room service.
? Cruise only from $4,499 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $6,012 per guest
Category BX Deluxe
Category BX Deluxe
Every inch of your stateroom is designed for comfort. Luxurious Egyptian cotton linens wrap you in pleasant sleepiness as you stretch out in your queen bed (can be separated into twins if you prefer). Your spacious bath features granite counter tops, ample storage, and a roomy shower with massage shower head. L’Occitane® bath products invite you to indulge, while comfy waffle-weave robe and slippers entice you to relax. You’ll find fresh fruit and flowers always waiting for you after a day of sun or sightseeing. And, of course, everything else you need and expect — flat-screen television and DVD, private safe. And always at your fingertips, anything you wish from room service.
? Cruise only from $4,999 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $6,512 per guest
Category A
Category A
Every inch of your stateroom is designed for comfort. Luxurious Egyptian cotton linens wrap you in pleasant sleepiness as you stretch out in your queen bed (can be separated into twins if you prefer). Your spacious bath features granite counter tops, ample storage, and a roomy shower with massage shower head. L’Occitane® bath products invite you to indulge, while comfy waffle-weave robe and slippers entice you to relax. You’ll find fresh fruit and flowers always waiting for you after a day of sun or sightseeing. And, of course, everything else you need and expect — flat-screen television and DVD, private safe. And always at your fingertips, anything you wish from room service.
? Cruise only from $5,299 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $6,812 per guest
Category AX Deluxe
Category AX Deluxe
Every inch of your stateroom is designed for comfort. Luxurious Egyptian cotton linens wrap you in pleasant sleepiness as you stretch out in your queen bed (can be separated into twins if you prefer). Your spacious bath features granite counter tops, ample storage, and a roomy shower with massage shower head. L’Occitane® bath products invite you to indulge, while comfy waffle-weave robe and slippers entice you to relax. You’ll find fresh fruit and flowers always waiting for you after a day of sun or sightseeing. And, of course, everything else you need and expect — flat-screen television and DVD, private safe. And always at your fingertips, anything you wish from room service.
? Cruise only from $5,899 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $7,412 per guest
Owner's Suite
Owner's Suite
With an expansive 220 square feet, the Owner’s Suite gives you everything offered in a stateroom, plus lots more, including a beautiful sitting area and separate in-room dining space.
? Cruise only from $10,399 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $11,912 per guest
Guaranteed Cabin** (chosen by Windstar)
Guaranteed Cabin** (chosen by Windstar)
Every inch of your stateroom is designed for comfort. Luxurious Egyptian cotton linens wrap you in pleasant sleepiness as you stretch out in your queen bed (can be separated into twins if you prefer). Your spacious bath features granite counter tops, ample storage, and a roomy shower with massage shower head. L’Occitane® bath products invite you to indulge, while comfy waffle-weave robe and slippers entice you to relax. You’ll find fresh fruit and flowers always waiting for you after a day of sun or sightseeing. And, of course, everything else you need and expect — flat-screen television and DVD, private safe. And always at your fingertips, anything you wish from room service.
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ALL DATES &
FARES
Great cruise-only fares or make it an all-inclusive voyage with Wi-Fi, unlimited beer, wine, and cocktails, and gratuities. From $89 per guest per day.
Date
Ship
All-Inclusive
From
Cruise Only
From
Sat, Oct 21 - Tue, Nov 7, 2023
WIND STAR
$6,012
$4,499
THIS
SAILING
Sat, Oct 19 - Tue, Nov 5, 2024
WIND STAR
$7,312
$5,799
! ITINERARY CHANGE Rome TO Lisbon 17 days on Wind Star X
Please note that this itinerary has been updated
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Sat Oct 21
Rome
Arrive:  
Depart:  5:00 PM
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Sun Oct 22
Portoferraio
Arrive:  8:00 AM
Depart:  10:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Mon Oct 23
Bastia
Arrive:  8:00 AM
Depart:  5:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Tue Oct 24
Calvi
Arrive:  8:00 AM
Depart:  11:59 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Wed Oct 25
AT SEA
Arrive:   N/A
Depart:   N/A
Watersports Platform: 
Thu Oct 26
Mahon
Arrive:  8:00 AM
Depart:  5:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Fri Oct 27
Palma de Mallorca
Arrive:  8:00 AM
Depart:  4:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Sat Oct 28
Barcelona
Arrive:  7:00 AM
Depart:  5:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Sun Oct 29
Tarragona
Arrive:  7:00 AM
Depart:  5:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Mon Oct 30
Palma de Mallorca
Arrive:  8:00 AM
Depart:  1:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Tue Oct 31
Valencia
Arrive:  8:00 AM
Depart:  5:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Wed Nov 1
Cartagena
Arrive:  12:00 PM
Depart:  11:59 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Thu Nov 2
AT SEA
Arrive:   N/A
Depart:   N/A
Watersports Platform: 
Fri Nov 3
Málaga
Arrive:  7:00 AM
Depart:  
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Sat Nov 4
Málaga
Arrive:  
Depart:  9:00 PM
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Sun Nov 5
Tangier
Arrive:  8:00 AM
Depart:  5:00 PM
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Mon Nov 6
AT SEA
Arrive:   N/A
Depart:   N/A
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Tue Nov 7
Lisbon
Arrive:  7:00 AM
Depart:  
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