Cruise Line Review: Windstar Cruises

Wind Star
Wind Spirit
Wind Surf

Wind Star. Photo Credit: Windstar Cruises

Wind Star. Photo Credit: Windstar Cruises

Casual elegance meets luxurious surroundings aboard Windstar Cruises.

You have the freedom to sail without constraints, to “choose your own adventure” if you will, aboard yachts that are so intimate, they will feel like your own.

Pampering service is at the helm of each vessel with staff who anticipate your every need as you sail into ports that larger ships can’t access.

The twins, 148-passenger Wind Star and Wind Spirit, cut a sleek visage in the ocean with their four-masts gracing wide open teak decks while their bigger sister, the 310-passenger Wind Surf offers additional onboard options for luxury cruisers.

Look out for the newest addition to the fleet, Star Pride, in May 2014. The 212-passenger all-suite vessel is the first of three power yachts being introduced by the line.


Wind Star Suite. Photo Credit: Windstar Cruises

Wind Star Suite. Photo Credit: Windstar Cruises

Luxury gets personal aboard Windstar Cruises.

Fresh fruit and flowers will welcome you in your ocean view cabin where you can relax in a peaceful slumber upon fine Egyptian linens.

Wind Star and Wind Spirit feature the option of ocean view Staterooms with warm wood finishes and an Owner’s Suite that comes complete with a second bathroom and living area.

Wind Surf goes the extra mile with an additional two Bridge Suites onboard, measuring a whopping 495 square-feet and featuring a spa bath to ease those muscles after a busy day in port.


Bar on board Wind Star. Photo Credit: Windstar Cruises

Bar on board Wind Star. Photo Credit: Windstar Cruises

The Windstar vessels may be intimate, but they sure pack a punch when it comes to dining venues. All restaurants are open seating, meaning that you can dine anywhere at anytime and with anyone!

Windstar Cruises is home to Amphor A, which offers a delectable continental menu served on Rosenthal china and complimented by divine wines that you can enjoy out of Riedel stemware.

For those after a more casual option coupled with the special ambience of al fresco dining, the Candles menu features fine steaks and grilled skewers that you can indulge in poolside on the main deck.

Breakfast is oft dubbed the most important meal of the day and aboard Windstar cruises, that is no exception. The Veranda offers the buzz of a live-action cooking station serving up your favourite made-to-order dishes.

As the largest of the three vessels, Wind Surf features an additional two dining venues. The contemporary Stella Bistro has a French flavour while The Yacht Club is the perfect place to enjoy breakfast pastries, sandwiches and a steaming cup of hot coffee.

Bars & Entertainment

You can try your luck in the Casino or enjoy a cocktail whilst listening to live music at the Pool Bar aboard all three vessels or head to the Compass Rose Bar for a glass of wine with newfound friends aboard Wind Surf.

Fitness & Spa

Feel the wind in your hair as you enjoy complimentary water-skiing, wakeboarding, paddle boarding, windsurfing, kayaking, sailing or ski-tubing from the Watersports Platform.

Of course there’s a fitness centre packed with state-of-the-art equipment onboard, but sailing with Windstar Cruises offers you the opportunity of truly getting into the spirit of being at sea with these wonderful activities and more…all included in the price of passage!

When you’ve tired of being adventuresome though, the WindSpa offers a range of indulgent face and body treatments to help you relax, rejuvenate and escape.


Sure you can experience the magic of sailing through Italy, the Mediterranean or the Greek Islands aboard Wind Star or Northern Europe aboard Wind Surf.

Or you can cross the ocean and sail through the sparkling islands of Tahiti and the Caribbean aboard Wind Spirit, but what about something different? What about taking part in a once-in-a-lifetime luxury voyage that is themed to bring you all that you have dreamed of?

Windstar Cruises offers just that. A bespoke collection of themed voyages that gets you up close and personal at such bucket listed events as the Monte Carlo Grand Prix. Then, return to your home away from home aboard the luxury yachts of Windstar where impeccable service and an enchanting cruise experience awaits you.

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