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Why cruise on this ship?

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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Dining

We’ve upped the onboard dining game with our culinary program, featuring an array of fresh, seasonal ingredients sourced from each ports along the journey. The menu us crafted to highlight the spectacular flavors of the regional cuisine.

Amphora Restaurant

Here, the dining room manager seats you, but where is your decision. There are no pre-assigned tables or first or second seatings. When you dine and with whom are entirely up to you. Seating usually begins at 6:30 p.m. and will be printed in the ship's daily program. Each delightful dish is prepared exactly to your liking – an exquisite dinner served course-by-course with a fine selection of vintage wines.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Fine

Candles Restaurant

Here’s the perfect place for a romantic tête-a-tête under the stars in Candles, Windstar’s signature outdoor restaurant transformed by night into a dreamlike paradise. Delectable cuisine, memorable surroundings, inspired wine pairings.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Surf_Turf

Veranda Restaurant

It's breakfast alfresco, full service or buffet-style, anytime till 9:30 a.m. No need to hurry. Again, the choices are many in Veranda. Choose the sumptuous, seemingly endless buffet. Or, order from the lunch menu between noon and 2:30 p.m.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Buffet

Entertaining

A day on board your Windstar ship is a day of choices, all of them good. Perhaps you’ll begin with a relaxing massage in World Spa by Windstar. Or maybe an invigorating workout in the Fitness Center. Even better, why not both? After a sumptuous lunch in Veranda, make a splash from the Watersports Platform off the ship’s stern. Everything you can think of for fun in the water is there — swimming, kayaking, sail-boarding, even water skiing. And it’s all complimentary, of course. Sun yourself on deck, take a dip in the whirlpool, then catch up on email ororder a cheese plate for your stateroom or suite. After dinner, dance to live music in the Lounge. This is your yacht, so of course you’re welcome on the Bridge, where the Captain and officers are delighted to share charts, routes, and vistas with you.

As you prepare for another amazing Windstar day, enjoy a nightcap anywhere you like — on deck, in the Lounge, or why not let us bring it to your suite or stateroom? Your day ends just as it began, blissfully.

Entertainment Facilities

Onboard entertainment facilities include: library, casino, The Lounge, and Signature Shop.

Features

  • Bar
  • Lounge
  • Library
  • Shop
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Deck

Features

  • Sun Deck
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Pool

Features

  • Pool Deck
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Pool Bar

Features

  • Pool Deck
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Reception

Features

  • Reception

Enrichment

At Windstar, we don’t just take you to fascinating destinations, we take you into them, giving you unique access to knowledge and activities that enhance your understanding of the places you visit. Complimentary Destination Discovery Events treat you to iconic experiences that capture the essence of your locale. Guest Lecturers intrigue you with regional topics, adding new dimensions to your voyage. And small group excursions take you to meet locals who are delighted to share their homes, cuisines, and cultures with you.

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Guest Lectures

Have you ever wanted to learn about rowing across the Atlantic or the inner workings of the Monte Carlo Grand Prix? On select Windstar voyages, satisfy your curiosity and enhance your understanding of the local culture by listening to our onboard lecturers. We’ve curated a group of speakers designed to bring you an insider’s perspective on a multitude of intriguing topics. Listen raptly as your voyage becomes more than just a vacation – and a thought-provoking exploration of enchanting lands.

Features

  • Lectures
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Windstar Signature Expeditions

Windstar Signature Expeditions is an immersive program that features 8 expert guides who stay on board throughout the voyage, giving informative talks and taking guests on optional adventures by foot, by kayak, or by Zodiac boat - sometimes launching straight from the ship in remote places like Misty Fjords and Kenai Fjords. It's Alaska at its most authentic, exciting all your clients' senses to its magnificence.

Features

  • Expeditions
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Culinary Demonstrations

Delight your palette with onboard cooking demonstrations featuring James Beard Foundation chef recipes. From wild striped bass with tomato sage “fondue” to lobster risotto, our Windstar chefs will take your taste buds on a journey through local cuisine. For a special tantalizing treat, join Windstar on one of our voyages in the James Beard Foundation Culinary Cruise Collection, where a James Beard Foundation chef will show you how to elevate your own culinary skills. It’s a taste of enrichment you’ll never forget.

Features

  • Food Experience
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Shore Excursions

Wine tastings, SCUBA diving, tours with locals and more — Windstar offers a variety of unique excursions that will add more depth and immersion to every day of your journey. Each meticulously planned excursion meets our highest standard of quality in safety and professionalism. Ensure your peace of mind knowing that you’ll always make it back to the yacht on time.

Features

  • Excursions

180 Degree Onboard Magazine

Discover Windstar’s onboard magazine, 180 degrees. Focused on immersive, vibrant travel experiences, the magazine introduces our most popular destinations, with handy notes after each article noting which itineraries visit the port. Read about the history and culture of our most popular destinations over breakfast al fresco, or by the poolside as you sunbathe. Start planning your next cruise with the included cruise calendar or simply be transported to wondrous lands. 180 degrees is available onboard now and online.

Features

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Watersports Platform

Sailings with Windstar include a lot of special amenities, but one of our most fun (and unique) is the Watersports Platform, which allows guests easy access to the ocean around them.

The platform exists on each of our six yachts and includes unlimited use of all water sports equipment including stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, snorkel equipment, sailing, swimming, water skiing, and windsurfing. If that all sounds like too much work for your vacation, a large foam flotation island is often unfurled into the sea, allowing guests to lounge, casually swim, and take in the view around them.

Use of the Platform is always weather permitting and only takes place in certain ports during each of our journeys in select regions. (check with the crew once on board for more details on where and when the platform will be open).

And don’t forget, there’s NO need to bring snorkel equipment on many Windstar cruises! We provide complimentary masks, fins, and snorkels during your first afternoon on board, so you can take that equipment with you when you’d like to go exploring on your own (or with a designated shore excursion). It even comes in a handy mesh bag. One less thing you have to pack when heading to paradise!

Features

  • Kayaks
  • Snorkeling
  • Paddle Boarding

Health and fitness

Wind Star features a range of traditional health & fitness facilities, including a spa, fitness centre, pool and whirlpool, and a watersports platform.

Health and Fitness Facilities

Onboard Health & Fitness facilities include a whirlpool, fitness centre, swimming pool and watersports platform.

Features

  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Pool

WindSpa

As you enter the hushed atmosphere of the newly-expanded WindSpa, you'll feel every last care gently melt away. Maybe you'll try a Hydralift facial or a new colour on your toes. Maybe you'll surrender to the transformative power of a relaxing massage. With one of the highest crew-to-passenger ratios at sea, you will find yourself in the enviable position of never having to lift a finger.
The crew is happy to do whatever they can to make your time onboard as pampered as possible. Please book spa appointments with the hotel manager once you've boarded your yacht.

Features

  • Spa

Kids and teens

Please note: the ship does not feature any dedicated children's facilities.

Accommodation

All accommodations feature:

  • Queen Size Bed with Luxurious Linens

  • Waffle Weave Robe and Slippers
  • TV with DVD Player
  • Fully Stocked Mini Bar/Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • L'Occitane Bath Amenities
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Hair Dryers and 110/220 outlets
  • Wi-Fi (internet cards can be purchased at reception)
  • Bathroom with granite countertop and shower
  • Granite vanity with magnifying mirror

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.

Features

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
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Gracious Stateroom

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.

Features

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Vanity Area
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Paid Mini Bar
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi (Additional Cost)
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Deck plans

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Flying Bridge

  • Bridge
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Deck Four

  • Bridge
  • Veranda/Candles
  • Pool / Pool Bar / Whirlpool
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Deck Three

  • Amphora Restaurant
  • Star Boutique
  • Reception
  • Library
  • WindSpa
  • Lounge
  • Yacht Club Café
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Deck Two

  • Watersports Platform
  • Fitness Centre
  • Category A Cabins
  • Category AX Deluxe Cabins
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Deck One

  • Owner's Suite
  • Category B Cabins
  • Category BX Deluxe Cabins