why windstar
The World's Best Small Ship Cruise Line

You're closer to secluded coves, tiny villages, misty fjords. To ancient ruins, medieval alleyways, quaint marinas. To unspoiled beaches, unfamiliar cultures, undiscovered atolls. To enlivening your curiosity and awakening your sense of wonder. You're closer than ever to the kind of authentic and unforgettable experiences that you travel to find in the first place. You're about to board Windstar. And you're closer to all the places that larger ships can't reach. Welcome to a world of understated elegance and uncommon beauty. A world that leaves crowds and commonplace behind to find unique ports of call, and local, exotic cultures that are at once fascinating and wondrous. A world that's equal parts intimate, indulgent, and inspiring. Where the allure and beauty and magic of the places you sail to is equaled only by the ship that takes you there.

2020 CONDE NAST - CONDE NAST TRAVELER 2020 GOLD LIST
2020 USA TODAY - #1 - USA TODAY 10 BEST - BOUTIQUE CRUISE LINE
2020 CRUISE CRITIC CRUISER'S CHOICE AWARDS - WIND SURF, BEST DINING SMALL SHIPS
2020 USA TODAY - #1 - USA TODAY 10 BEST - BOUTIQUE CRUISE LINE
Relaxed
No Schedule to Keep. Except Your Own

We don’t have jam-packed onboard programs filled with bingo and black jack tournaments. Instead, visit local markets with our Chef. Drop by the Open Bridge for an impromptu lesson in chart reading. Share bottles of wine and stories with the couple sitting next to you in Candles. Listen to live music in the Lounge. Jump directly off the yacht from our Watersports Platform. And most of all, do more of the things you want to do when you travel.

Welcoming
If We Can We Do, Making a Difference One Detail at a Time.

Of all the things that make Windstar 180 degrees from ordinary, the most exceptional may be our crew. To them, hospitality is not just a job, it’s a calling, and the more you enjoy your voyage, the more they enjoy serving you. They notice things others might not – your affection for turn-down chocolates, for instance, resulting in extra sweets magically appearing on your pillow.

What's Included in Windstar's Cruise Fare

We strive to provide you the best experience at sea. Our attentive staff will take care of everything you need and anticipate anything you dream.

All Meals
All meals in all venues at all times, including room service menu available 24 hours
Non-Alcoholic Beverages
All non-alcoholic beverages, including cappuccino, espresso, and other specialty non-alcoholic drinks.
Welcome Cocktail
Welcome cocktails at reception
Water Sports Equipment
Unlimited use of all water sports equipment
Enertainment
All onboard entertainment
Fitness Center & Classes
Unlimited use of Fitness Center and Exercise Classes
Destination Briefings
Informative nightly port talks and destination briefings
The Option to Make it All Inclusive

Make your cruise all inclusive with our All Inclusive Fare at just $79 per person per day. Receive everything in the Cruise Fare plus unlimited beer, wine & cocktails, Wi-Fi and gratuities. Make your vacation hassle free with everything arranged before you depart.

Gratuities
Gratuities info
Alcoholic Beverages
Stuff about alcoholic bevereages
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi info