Windstar Cruises

Windstar Cruises operates a fleet of small luxury cruise ships known for its intimate yacht style experience and unique voyages to the world’s best small ports and hidden harbours. Its three recently renovated sailing yachts carry just 148 to 310 guests and cruise to 50 nations, calling at 150 ports throughout Europe, the South Pacific, the Caribbean, and Central America. 

In May of 2014, Windstar launched Star Pride, followed by Star Breeze and Star Legend in May of 2015. The all suite yachts, with a capacity of 212 guests each, will double the size of Windstar’s fleet, making the company the market leader in small ship cruising with 300 or fewer passengers, with a total of 1,242 berths. The additional capacity will open up new itineraries such as voyages to Southeast Asia, Arabia, Iceland, and beyond. Windstar was recently listed on Condé Nast Traveler’s prestigious Gold List, coming in as the #3 cruise line in the world.

Windstar Cruises' Ships

More about Windstar Cruises

Windstar Cruises pride themselves in offering a one-of-a-kind experience. Not only is each ship small enough to feel homely, but the moment you step onboard, it feels like your own private yacht.

350 Cruises · 6 Ships

Cruise Regions

  • Alaska
  • Atlantic Islands
  • Australasia
  • Caribbean
  • East US/Canada
  • Indian Ocean
  • Mediterranean
  • N Europe
  • Pacific
  • Panama Canal
  • S America
  • Transatlantic
  • West US/Mexico
  • West US/Mexico/Panama Canal

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Reasons to Book

Make your cruise as inclusive as you like

One call. It’s that simple. With a single call to a Windstar Vacation Planner you or your travel professional can take care of every aspect of your vacation — air travel, ground transportation, shore excursions, pre- or post-cruise experiences and extensions, the right insurance to secure your peace of mind. It’s all as easy as a phone call.

Perfect tastes, Casual elegance

Every meal is just what you’d expect on your own private yacht. You’re free to eat when, where, and with whomever you please. And don’t bother packing the tux, the formal wear, or even a sport coat. Casually elegant is the rule of the day — where you stay casually comfortable and we’ll provide every elegant touch.

Naturally, each delightful dish is prepared exactly to your liking — and served in your favourite setting, whether it’s breakfast in bed, lunch alfresco at Veranda, dinner in the exquisite AmphorA restaurant, or an indulgent dessert in Stella Bistro. Or perhaps you’d rather make it a romantic tête-a-tête under the stars in Candles Grill, transformed by night into dreamlike paradise.

This is your yacht, so, of course, all your sumptuous meals are included, wherever you choose to enjoy them. As with everything on Windstar, it’s all about choice. And the choice is always yours.

Your home away from home

There’s no place like home — especially when it feels like your own private yacht. Your private paradise is designed entirely for your comfort. From the plush leather headboard to the fine Egyptian linens and marble bathroom. Enjoy the thoughtfully designed spaces, with more room for storage than you’ve ever imagined finding on a ship, and the luxurious touches just for your pleasure, like L’Occitane en Provence® bath products and concert quality sound from the Bose® SoundDock.

Everything is made to order for your enjoyment. Soft lighting. Beautiful artwork. Soothing, seascape colour schemes. Every stateroom, every suite has been redesigned to Windstar’s exacting standards and matchless style. Go ahead and slip into your cozy robe and comfy slippers and surrender to the mesmerising ocean view.

Members Club

Yacht Club Your very first Windstar voyage welcomes you to membership in the Windstar Yacht Club, a private passport to privilege for honored guests. Windstar Yacht Club members enjoy special benefits when they book, while onboard, and every time they share the Windstar experience with friends and family. 

Yacht Club Member Benefits: 

  • 5% savings on most cruise fares 
  • Complimentary one-category standard stateroom or suite upgrade at onboard check-in 
  • Discount on upgrade from standard stateroom to suite at onboard check-in 
  • Private onboard member cocktail reception - Invitation to dine with the Captain or Ship’s Officers 
  • Exclusive onboard gifts, discounts, and amenities $100 referral gift for you and each referred friend