10 nights onboard Wind Star

Canary Island Idyll

Columbus slept here, Winston Churchill painted here, and Agatha Christie wrote here, but you don't have to be famous to fall in love with this place. This volcanic archipelago off the coast of Africa can and does charm just about everyone who visits, although it's not the same charm for all. Some ooh and ahh at the diversity and drama of the landscapes, a tapestry of smooth and rough, black and green, blue and gold. Others are wooed by quaint colonial towns built a century before Columbus sailed, their cobbled streets lined by dry-stone homes with hand-carved wooden balconies. Then there's the culture, or cultures, derived from European and African roots but infused with elements of all the Atlantic sailors who paused here for provisions. Sip a glass of sweet and citrusy poncha. Ride wicker toboggans, camels and classic cars. Breathe in air scented with orange, oleander, and eucalyptus. And gaze at stars so numerous and bright they seem to put galaxies within reach.
Leaving from: Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Cruise ship: Wind Star
Visiting: Santa Cruz de Tenerife San Sebastian Santa Cruz de La Palma Funchal, Madeira
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Windstar Cruises

Windstar Cruises operates a fleet of small luxury cruise ships. The cruise line has six yachts - three of which are masted sailing ships - and offers laid-back luxury with a tinge of historic seafaring adventure.

Wind Star and Wind Spirit each carry 148 guests, whereas Wind Surf carries 342. 'Power yachts' Star Pride, Star Breeze and Star Legend all carry 312 passengers. It's a unique experience, by all means!

148
Passengers
101
Crew
1986
Launched
2018
Last refit
5307t
Tonnage
110m
Length
15m
Width
10kts
Speed
4
Decks
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Cruise Itinerary
Day 1
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Day 2
San Sebastian, Spain
Day 3
Santa Cruz de La Palma, Spain
Days 5 - 6
Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Day 8
Lanzarote, Spain
Days 9 - 10
Las Palmas, Argentina
Day 11
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
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Day 1
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
The largest of the Canary Islands, Tenerife is a beautiful and scenic island which enjoys year-round sunshine and is dominated by Mount Teide. The mountain range runs through the centre of the island, with fertile valleys on the northern side. In the central part of the range is the gigantic natural crater of the Cañadas del Teide, about 14 miles in diameter. Santa Cruz, the island’s pretty capital, was originally a small fishing village but has now grown into a modern city, and also contains 16th-century civic buildings and ornate private mansions. Near the pier is the Santa Cruz Palmetum, a Botanical Garden covering an area of 29 acres, specialising in palms.
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Day 2
San Sebastian, Spain
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Day 3
Santa Cruz de La Palma, Spain
Also known as ‘La Isla Bonita’ (the beautiful island), La Palma is typified by lush forests of pine, laurel and fern which contrast with the rugged splendour of the gigantic Taburiente crater. The island is dotted with attractive villages, which are a delight to discover, and the capital Santa Cruz also makes for an interesting day of exploration. Perched on the edge of the volcanic crater of La Caldereta, Santa Cruz comfortably blends modern architecture with old colonial buildings. Perhaps visit the fascinating Natural History Museum, stroll around the historic quarters and the Plaza de Espana or travel a few miles outside the city to the exquisite Church of Our Lady. If you enjoy shopping, you can find reasonably priced silver jewellery, leather goods and beautifully embroidered clothes, tablecloths and napkins, a speciality of the Canary Islands.
Funchal, Madeira, Portugal image
Days 5 - 6
Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Formed by a volcanic eruption, Madeira lies in the Gulf Stream, about 500 miles due west of Casablanca. Discovered by Portuguese explorer João Gonçalves Zarco in 1419, this beautiful island became part of Portugal’s vast empire and was named for the dense forest which cloaked it - 'Madeira' means 'wood' in Portuguese. Sugar plantations first brought wealth here, and when King Charles II of England granted an exclusive franchise to sell wine to England and its colonies, many British emigrants were drawn to the capital, Funchal. Today’s travellers come to Madeira for the varied and luxuriant scenery, from mountain slopes covered with vines to picturesque villages and a profusion of wild flowers. The natural beauty of the island has earned it many pseudonyms such as ‘The Floating Garden of the Atlantic’, 'The Island of Eternal Springtime' and ‘God’s Botanical Gardens’ and our selection of excursions aim to show you why.
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Day 8
Lanzarote, Spain

Lanzarote is well known for its perfect year-round climate, sandy beaches, and volcanic landscape. Located off the west coast of Africa, the administered Spanish island acts as the perfect cruise destination for travellers yearning to explore, relax, and absorb an unspoilt culture.

Blessed with crystal-clear waters and a vivid array of aquamarine life, Lanzarote provides excellent opportunities for scuba divers and watersports enthusiasts. Water-based activities are hugely popular, with specialist centres in Puerto del Carmen and Playa Blanca offering jetski rental, parascending, flyboarding, and banana ski bus experiences.

For those who wish to venture inland, the island's unique avant-garde architectural designs (straight from the intricate mind of Spanish artist-architect César Manrique) and whitewashed homes will provide food for the soul.

Manrique's influence also helped to create many of Lanzarote's immersive cultural attractions. Jameos del Agua, a series of underground lava caves, and Manrique's former home (known as the Volcano House) remain two of the island's most impressive arty visitor attractions.

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Days 9 - 10
Las Palmas, Argentina
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain image
Day 11
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
The largest of the Canary Islands, Tenerife is a beautiful and scenic island which enjoys year-round sunshine and is dominated by Mount Teide. The mountain range runs through the centre of the island, with fertile valleys on the northern side. In the central part of the range is the gigantic natural crater of the Cañadas del Teide, about 14 miles in diameter. Santa Cruz, the island’s pretty capital, was originally a small fishing village but has now grown into a modern city, and also contains 16th-century civic buildings and ornate private mansions. Near the pier is the Santa Cruz Palmetum, a Botanical Garden covering an area of 29 acres, specialising in palms.
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Windstar Cruises
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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