Luxury Cruises in Private Yacht Style

The first moment you step onboard any Windstar yacht you realize, “This is like nothing I’ve ever done before.”  And then it dawns on you – “This feels like my own private yacht, easy-going and unregimented.”  Everything about Windstar’s style of small ship cruising – smaller ports, pampering without pretense, freedom to do what you want, when you want – is all about you.

The service is welcoming and intuitive, with the same casual elegance you feel throughout the yacht.  The destinations?  Windstar doesn’t just take you to a place, Windstar puts you in a place, brings you closer to the world.  That’s something only a small ship can do – and Windstar does it better than anyone on earth.  Every moment is filled with magic – give it a try.


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The Ship

On any day, our 310-gues flagship, Wind Surf, draws admiring glances as she glides majestically into port with her tall sails billowing.  And her beauty is far more than skin deep.  Her gleaming decks and sparkling sails invite you to discover a world of gracious indulgence.  From sumptuous staterooms and suites to the cozy sophistication of the Yacht Club living room and Library, every detail exudes contemporary luxury.

Yacht Facts:

  • Capacity: 310 guests
  • Staterooms: 122 deluxe ocean view staterooms (188 square feet)
  • Suites: 31 deluxe ocean view suites (242 square feet or 376 square feet)
  • Bridge Suites: 2 deluxe ocean view bridge suites (495 square feet)
  • Decks: 6 guest decks
  • Crew: 201 international staff
  • Ship’s registry: Bahamas
  • Length: 535 feet at waterline; 617 feet including bowsprit
  • Draft: 16.5 feet
  • Beam: 66 feet
  • Tonnage: 14,745 gross registered tons (grt)
  • Sails: 7 triangular, self-furling, computer-operated sails with 26,881 square feet of Dacron surface area
  • Masts: 5 at 221 feet
  • Engine: 4 diesel electric generating sets, 2 electrical propulsion motor
  • Speed: 10 to 12 knots with engines only; up to 15 knots wind and engine assisted

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Accommodations

There’s no place like home – especially when it feels like your own private yacht.  Each stateroom or suite is ocean facing, and designed for ultimate comfort.  From the plush leather headboard to the fine Egyptian linens and marble bathroom.  Enjoy the thoughtfully designed spaces, with every modern convenience and the luxurious touches just for their pleasure.  Everything is made to order for your enjoyment.  Soft Lighting.  Beautiful artwork.  Airy, sophisticated colors in a palette of marine tones and warm woods, or the inviting, contemporary furnishings.  Go ahead and enjoy an invigorating shower, then wrap up in your waffle-weave robe and slippers, savor a treat from the fresh fruit bowl, or simply stretch out and enjoy the fresh flowers.  So you know, all suite accommodations feature:

  • Queen Size Bed with Luxurious Linens
  • Waffle Weave Robe and Slippers
  • Flat Screen TV and DVD player
  • Fully-Stocked Mini Bar/Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Direct Dial Phone
  • L’Occitane Bath Amenities
  • Wi-Fi (internet cards can be purchased at reception)
  • Fresh Flowers
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Granite vanity with magnifying mirror
  • Mirrored closet with ample drawer space
  • Bathroom with granite countertop and shower, some suites have separate bathrooms
  • 110/220 Outlets

With a choice of a comfortable stateroom to a spacious suite, you will be sure to find a space to call your own.

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Dining

Every meal is just what you’d expect on your own private yacht – perfect.  You’re free to eat when, where, and with whomever you please.  And, please, don’t bother to pack 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.  The cuisine is exquisite ... a unique creation of light and savory entrees using fresh native foods and tropical accents, prepared exactly to your liking, and served in your favorite setting. 

AmphorA: Our signature fine-dining restaurant, AmphorA, has been completely redesigned with inviting circular booths and plus banquette seating.  It features a world-class menu – from local market derived specialties to celebrated culinary favorites – accompanied by an extensive wine list and served on elegant Rosenthal china and Riedel stemware.  The setting is elegant, yet relaxed.  No jacket or ties required.  Open for continental breakfast and dinner.

Veranda: Epicurean displays, an inviting buffet, plentiful outdoor seating, and beautiful lighting underscore Veranda’s new look – the restaurant’s open-air terrace creates the perfect spot for guests to enjoy breakfast and lunch al fresco.  And the cooking station provides guests with made-to-order dishes.

Candles: The outdoor seating area of Veranda transforms into Candles in the evening, where on-deck dining by candlelight highlights every voyage.  This poolside grill accommodates 30 guests for dinner, offers al fresco dining on favorite seafood and steak-house grilled specialties and a romantic ambiance unmatched in any venue on sea or shore.  Reservations are required.

Stella Bistro: Treat your palate to the French-inspired café cuisine of Stella Bistro, Wind Surf’s alternative restaurant.  You’ll find delightfully indulgent desserts and a wonderful array of wines specifically paired to the meal.  This alternative restaurant is only found on the Wind Surf.

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Activities

A Day on board your Windstar yacht is a day of choices, all of them good.  Perhaps you’ll begin with a relaxing massage in WindSpa.  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 yachts stern.  Everything you can think of for fun in the water is there – swimming, snorkeling, 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 or grab a DVD for your suite in the Library.  After dinner, try your luck in the Casino and 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, ion the lounge, or why not let us bring it directly to your suite.

Each day is filled with larger-than-life memories.  They can be as special as our deck barbecues, elaborate sunset celebrations followed by music and dancing under the stars.  Every Windstar voyage includes an exclusive private event, where you will be our guest for an experience designed just for you, to take you closer to the people and places of the world.  From a champagne and dessert reception in Monte Carlo’s legendary Grand Casino, or a private beach party on Prickly Pear Island, the magic is waiting.

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Services

Make your cruise as inclusive as you like.  One call.  It’s that simple.  A single call to 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.

Personal Onboard Laundry Service: Pack light when you add our convenient 24-hour onboard professional laundry service.  Simply leave your laundry outside your suite before you retire and it will be waiting for you, crisp and clean, when you return from your day’s explorations.  It adds the easy to our easy-going style.

Spa Services: As you enter the hushed atmosphere of our Windspas, you’ll feel every last care gently melt away.  Maybe you’ll try a hydralift facial or a new color on your toes.  Maybe you’ll surrender to the transformative power of a relaxing massage.  With one of the highest crew-to-passenger rations at sea, you will find yourself in the enviable position of never having to lift a finger. Please book spa appointments with the hotel manager once you’ve boarded your yacht.

Shore Excursions: Get closer to the history, culture and cruises of every destination in Windstar Style.  From artfully crafted and amazing authentic shore excursions to a variety of hotel and land package options to extend your pre- or post-cruise experience, relax and enjoy Windstar’s exception service on cruise. 

Land Tour: Add a Windstar Land Excursion Package before or after your cruise, including hotels and fascinating tours that enrich your vacation experience.  You can try the famous ports in Portugal, relax in the Blue Lagoon in Reykjavik, or wonder at the myths of Loch Ness … the world is yours to explore.

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