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Ta b l e o f c o n t e n t s W h y W i n d s ta r

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Windstar Style

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Sailing with Windstar

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Life on a Yacht

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Extraordinary Service

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Lavish Spaces

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Gourmet Dining

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Magical Moments

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Engaging Destinations

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Caribbean

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Transatlantic

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Mediterranean

Costa Rica & Panama

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Italy

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Baltic

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Greek Isles & Turkey

W i n d s ta r Vac at i o n P l a n n i n g

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Shore Excursions

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Air Program

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Land Packages

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Hotel Packages

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Connoisseur Collection

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Onboard Packages

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Apparel & Gifts

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Foremast Membership

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Anniversaries & Honeymoons

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Groups & Charters

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Cruise Planning

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Travel Protection

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Wind Surf

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Wind Spirit & Wind Star

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WindSpa

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Fitness

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Water Sports

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Entertainment

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Environment

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Xanterra Parks & Resorts

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Terms & Conditions

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Accolades & Awards


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st y l e Teak-lined decks. Towering white sails. A voyage on a Windstar luxury cruise feels like your own private yacht — luxurious amenities, gourmet cuisine, exceptional service and the world’s most legendary places and hidden harbors. Sail the Mediterranean, Baltic and Greek Isles or warm waters of the Caribbean or Costa Rica. With only 148 to 312 passengers, a Windstar sailing cruise offers one of the most unique small-ship voyages in the world ­­— a voyage 180 Degrees from Ordinary®.

I t F e e l s L i k e Yo u r Ow n P r i vat e Ya c h t • Escape the crowds and regimen • Enjoy the endless pampering from a gracious crew • Relax in luxurious ocean-view staterooms and suites • Savor the exquisite cuisine of world-class chefs • Indulge in the WindSpa and other onboard amenities • Sail, swim and kayak from the yacht

S a i l i n g i s t h e U lt i m at e C ru i s i n g Lu x u ry • Feel the incomparable exhilaration of sailing the high seas • Hear the natural life of the ocean at full sail • Bask in the yacht envy of an arrival in port that is truly unrivaled • Relax and enjoy the casual yet elegant sailing lifestyle

I t ’ s A l l A b o u t G e t t i n g C lo s e r • Explore the world’s most legendary places and hidden harbors • Sail closer to the world’s most storied coastlines • Discover authentic cultural experiences rarely found in crowded places • See the world in a more personal and meaningful way

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T h e U n fat h o m a b l e Lightness of Sailing Standing on the teak-lined deck of your Windstar sailing yacht, you take a look around. Below, people have gathered on the pier to admire this remarkable vessel — so elegant, so streamlined, so different from any other ship in the harbor. Two hundred feet above, crisp, white sails unfurl against a brilliant, blue sky. Music surrounds you as lines are loosened and the sails catch wind. As the saltsea air fills your lungs, you’re awash in a sense of freedom and adventure that’s as old as time itself. Gentle trade winds rustle through your hair and, for the first time in ages, you feel at one with nature and the sea. Light hearted, carefree and utterly alive. As you discover the exhilarating romance of sailing, time slows down — yet the world seems to expand. Azure seas shimmer like silk, drawing you ever closer to white-sand beaches, ancient ruins and majestic shorelines. Where will the sails of Windstar take you today? The answer, as always, is written in the wind.

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LIFE ON A

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T h e J oy f u l E x u b e r a n c e o f t h e Ya c h t i n g L i f e Welcome to a place where every day is independence day. With 312 or fewer guests onboard, there’s little room on our graceful sailing yachts for rules and routines. Here the prevailing attitude is one of ease and delight. Instead of the crowds and schedules of a large cruise ship, Windstar blends the relaxed luxury of yachting with the untethered freedom of sailing. For one delightful week (or more), Windstar feels like your own private yacht. Wander out to the expansive deck to chat with a fellow traveler or check out the ever-changing view from the rail. You may spot a pelican or porpoise swimming alongside the ship, or see an ancient fortress looming on the horizon. Then again, you may seek out a private space on the deck to simply kick back and feel the refreshing spray of the sea. Maybe you’ll decide to track down the source of that enticing aroma coming from the galley. Or join other guests for drinks at the Pool Bar or nightly entertainment in the comfortable Lounge. On Windstar, you’re free to discover a little bit of paradise before you ever leave the ship.

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E x t r ao r d i n a ry

S e rv i c e

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It’s Our Pleasure to S e rv e Yo u You are about to enter a state of sheer delight. Aboard a Windstar yacht, endless pampering is the one and only order of the day. Thirsting for a perfectly prepared martini? Done. Think a fresh lemon sorbet would taste good right about now? It’s delivered to your spot by the pool before you even ask. Our gracious staff has an uncanny knack for anticipating your every need. Whether it’s a cool towel awaiting you after a hot day on the beach, or being greeted by name with a warm smile. (Amazing how your stateroom is transformed into a spotless retreat in the short time you’ve been away for breakfast!) Feel free to ask the world of us. On Windstar, it’s our pleasure to surprise and delight you at every turn.

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L av i s h

s pac e s

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Adrift in a Sea of T ranquility Your quiet room is a sea of tranquility. Outside, you can see the water — sun-lit and shimmering and vast. Inside, you can’t help but smile as you look around. Sumptuous L’Occitane en Provence products await in the bathroom. Comfortable slippers and waffle-weave robes make you feel right at home. (If you’re searching for a total retreat for the mind, body and soul, try our decadent Spa Suites on Wind Surf.) Once you’ve unpacked, it’s time to relax. You can watch a movie from our DVD collection — or better yet, watch the nature show going on outside your window. If you’re settled in and don’t feel like moving, no problem. Simply order dinner in your room. It’s available 24 hours and served in courses with the same polish and attention you’ll find in The Restaurant. As you slip between the luxurious linens on your freshly made bed, the gentle movement of the yacht eases you ever so gently into a night of sweet dreams.

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Gourmet

Dining

A Feast For The Senses Dining on Windstar is all about choice — from our delicious array of locally sourced entrées to where and when you opt to enjoy them. Our signature menus feature fresh regional cuisine — seasoned with our own special touches. And, as has always been true of Windstar, you are free to dine with whomever you choose — without pretense, jacket or tie.

The Restaurant With all of the many wonders you’ll encounter on Windstar, a romantic dinner in The Restaurant remains a highlight of many a day. Our tastefully appointed main dining room showcases a world-class menu and comprehensive wine list created and prepared by our expert culinary team. What are you in the mood for tonight: Beef Tenderloin, Seared Ahi Tuna, Sautéed Jumbo Shrimp, Roasted Garlic Gnocchi? Your choice is as wide as the deep blue sea — and includes Sail Light and vegetarian options as well as healthy trans-fat-free selections on all menus. Bon appetit!

Degrees (Wind Surf only) The fresh, seasonal ingredients and authentic preparations that are the hallmark of Mediterranean cuisine are the inspiration behind Degrees restaurant. A rotating menu of 70 spirited recipes reflects the regional flavors and cooking style of many of the places we sail. A taste of Degrees’ menu includes: Canapé Pissaladierre — a caramelized onion tartlet with Niçoise black olives; Assiette Charcuterie — Spanish pork loin lomo, French saucisson, Italian speck and celery root remoulade; Pan Roasted Duck Breast with Apricots; and Honey-Coated Calmyrna Figs in a Pistachio Tuile. Reservations recommended.

Candles Grill As the sun sets and the stars begin their nightly show, enjoy a front row seat outdoors at Candles Grill. Linger over a romantic dinner of 5-star cuisine at this exquisite poolside grill. From main courses like tender New York steaks or perfectly grilled swordfish skewers to a tiramisu dessert as light as an ocean breeze, Candles Grill offers a dining experience unlike

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anything else on earth. Reservations recommended.


Le Marché (Wind Surf only) Discover the rich bounty of the sea at Le Marché. This veritable treasure chest of ocean-fresh cuisine features an outstanding array of fish and shellfish dishes. Start with Scallops Ceviche or Tuna Sashimi. Move on to Le Bisque d’Homard (a delicious lobster soup), followed by a crisp Greek Salad. The main course includes highlights such as Le Plateau de Fruits de Mer, a shareable tower of mouth-watering shellfish. Finish with a sumptuous cheese selection and a nice glass of port. Reservations recommended.

The Veranda A quiet spot on the deck. A cup of freshly brewed coffee in hand. You watch as the morning sun makes its imprint on an endless expanse of sea. Is there a better way to start the day? The Veranda offers your choice of dining inside or breakfast alfresco. Fresh fruit, buttery croissants and madeto-order omelets are just a taste of what you’ll enjoy from a seemingly endless buffet. Later, The Veranda is transformed into the world’s most colorful lunch venue, featuring a rainbow of fresh, crisp salads, delicious sandwiches and a tantalizing selection of meat and seafood, hot off the grill.

Compass Rose (Wind Surf) Poolside (Wind Star and Wind Spirit) No matter how early you rise, or how late you sleep in, we’re ready with breakfast. Simply cruise by the pool on Wind Star or Wind Spirit for a full continental breakfast — or visit the Compass Rose on Wind Surf starting at 6:00 a.m. This is what Windstar sailing is all about: doing what you please, when you please.

Yacht Club Sandwich Bar (Wind Surf only) Drop by the Yacht Club Sandwich Bar between meals for a generous made-to-order sandwich, as well as fresh fruit and cookies. Enjoy them onboard, or take them ashore for an instant picnic.

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M ag i c a l

Moments

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M ag i c i n t h e M o m e n t Smoking volcanoes, ancient ramparts and windswept beaches loom into view as you sail along the coastline. Above, white sails billow against a cloudless, blue sky. While all around, only shimmering, turquoise sea and blissful quietude. (No room for big cruise ships in these privileged waters.) Nearing the harbor, you feel the envy of all on shore as you make an unforgettable entrance in your elegant sailing yacht. Magical moments like these are a matter of course on Windstar. In fact, it’s amazing how our smaller yachts offer so many larger-thanlife memories. They can be as special as our deck barbeques, elaborate sunset celebrations followed by music, dancing and entertainment from our talented crew. Or our Caribbean and Costa Rica beach barbecues — featuring fresh-grilled meat, seafood and sides served yachting style­with a fully stocked beach bar. Sometimes the magic is found in quieter moments when the engines are off, the sails are up and the only thing you hear is the sound of the sea. Or, conversely, in “feeling the ride” when the yacht is at full sail. And who needs a formal lecture about navigation when you’re free to visit the Bridge and talk to the Captain one-on-one? (He may even invite you to take the helm for a few minutes!) If you’re fortunate enough to encounter another Windstar sailing yacht during your Caribbean or Greek Isles voyage, you’re in for one of the most magical of moments: a graceful “dance” as one of our beautiful white yachts circles the other against sapphire-blue waters. It’s all part of an experience that, like Windstar, is 180˚ From Ordinary ®.

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E n g ag i n g

D e s t i n at i o n s C o s ta r i c a & Pa n a m a Ca ribbean t r a n s at l a n t i c Medite r ranean I ta ly b a lt i c g r eek isles & Tu r key

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Istanbul


Amalfi Coast

Mykonos

Get Closer to the Most Int riguing Places on Ea rth A Windstar voyage lets you get to know the world on more intimate terms. That’s why we sail closer to legendary ports-of-call such as Venice, Rome and Athens — as well as newer ones like Lipari, Italy and Mariehamn, Finland. It’s why we visit harbors known only to other yachters like Soper’s Hole in the Caribbean and Gythion in Greece. Even our intimate shore excursions are designed to help you delve deeper into local customs and cultures. Windstar yachts make traversing the Panama Canal more breathtaking — and the Norwegian fjords even more astonishing. They also allow us to visit places that are off limits to large cruise ships, like the unspoiled Tobago Keys in the Grenadines. Whether you’re sailing along the historic banks of the Mediterranean or enjoying a romantic dinner Costa Rica

under the stars in Costa Rica, Windstar — like the perfect vacation — is all about getting closer.

Amsterdam

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Costa RiCa & Panama VoyaGes a b u n da n t n at u R e


C o s ta R i c a & Pa n a m a What is this strange and magical land? This place with its gigantic bromeliads, lobster claw flowers and hairy lychee fruit? What are these exotic creatures with their odd-sounding names: kinkajou, loggerhead turtles, howler monkeys, red-eyed tree frogs and blue-crowned motmots? Welcome to Costa Rica & Panama, where you’ll discover an explosion of natural diversity unlike any other on the planet. In Costa Rica, there are natural reserves teeming with chattering monkeys, multicolored lizards, three-toed sloths and scarlet macaws. You can zipline through the lush jungle for a bird’s-eye view from the forest canopy — or come face-to-face with an astonishing variety of sea creatures in warm, turquoise waters that are perfect for snorkeling and scuba diving. With giant harpy eagles, emerald-green quetzals and more than 1,200 species of stunning orchids, the natural wonders of Panama are equally impressive. Not to mention a man-made wonder of staggering proportions: the massive Panama Canal. Marvel at its dramatic scale and intricate inner workings up close and personal as you make your transit onward to the next otherworldly adventure.


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V oyag e o v e rv i e w Natural and man-made wonders combine on this exotic voyage. Learn more about area history, flora and fauna from a local Naturalist onboard Wind Star. The waters of Corcovado National Park are teeming with diverse undersea life, while Golfito boasts a rainforest high above the clouds. Dive into the waters

San Blas, Panama

surrounding Isla de Coiba to view one of the Pacific Coast’s most amazing coral reefs. Transit the massive Panama Canal

Kuna Indians still fish from canoes and make their famous handstitched molas.

Pa ss ag e T h ro u g h Pa n a m a

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before exploring idyllic San Blas, where

Puerto Caldera to ColÓn / ColÓn to Puerto Caldera | 7 days Prepare to be amazed by the incredible wildlife in Costa Rica before

Highlights

traversing the equally impressive Panama Canal.

• • O nboard presentations from

I t i n e r a ry

Costa Rican Naturalist

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• • Corcovado National Park outside

Ports of Call

• • G olfito’s rainforest • • Marine life surrounding Isla de Coiba • • Panama Canal transit • • Kuna Indians of San Blas

Depart

Day 2

Early Morning

Early Evening

Day 3

Golfito, Costa Rica

Early Morning

Late Afternoon

Day 4

Isla de Coiba, Panama

Early Morning

Early Evening

Day 1

Bahía Drake

Arrive

Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica Bahía Drake, Costa Rica

6 pm

Day 5

At Sea

Day 6

Panama Canal, Panama

Early Morning

Early Evening

Day 7

San Blas, Panama

Early Morning

Late Afternoon

Day 8

Colón, Panama

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• • Yacht deck barbecue at Golfito and beach barbecue on Isla de Coiba

Caribbean Sea

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From

To

Yacht

12/31/11

Puerto Caldera

Colón

Wind Star

1/7/12

Colón

Puerto Caldera

Wind Star

1/21/12

Puerto Caldera

Colón

Wind Star

1/28/12

Colón

Puerto Caldera

Wind Star

2/11/12

Colón

Puerto Caldera

Wind Star

3/24/12

Puerto Caldera

Colón

Wind Star

Puerto Caldera San Blas Islands COSTA RICA

Bahía Drake

Hotel and land Packages available. See pages 64 to 73.

Colón PANAMA

Golfito Isla de Coiba Pacific Ocean

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Sail the unspoiled Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, with its natural beauty and rich mix of marine and wildlife. History, flora and fauna are highlighted by Wind Star’s local Naturalist. The Nicaraguan village of San Juan del Sur leads to the Masaya Volcano and Granada. Enjoy breathtaking views in Playas del Coco before Costa Rica

visiting Quepos for rainforest adventures. Corcovado National Park is known for its diverse marine life. Explore the Curú National Wildlife Refuge — a private reserve of primary forest and

N at u r a l ly C o sta R i c a

home to birds, anteaters, sloths, capuchin and howler monkeys. Swim and snorkel off Tortuga

Puerto Caldera to Puerto Caldera | 7 days

Island’s palm-fringed beaches.

Dive, kayak, hike or photograph your way through some of the world’s

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most diverse and exotic wildlife destinations.

• • O nboard presentations from

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Costa Rican Naturalist

Ports of Call

Arrive

Depart

Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica At Sea

•• Z iplining in Playas del Coco

San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua Playas del Coco, Costa Rica

Early Morning

Early Evening

Early Morning

Early Afternoon

Day 5

Quepos, Costa Rica

Early Morning

Late Evening

Day 6

Bahía Drake, Costa Rica

Early Morning

Late Afternoon

Day 7

Curú, Costa Rica

Early Morning

Early Afternoon

Early Afternoon

Late Evening

Day 7 Day 8

•• M asaya volcano tour near San Juan del Sur

6 pm

Tortuga Island, Costa Rica Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica

•• Yacht deck barbecue at Quepos • • S pider monkeys and caimans in Curú National Wildlife Refuge •• M anuel Antonio National Park in Quepos • • Corcovado National Park outside Bahia Drake •• W hite-sand beaches and beach barbecue

6 am

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Wind Star

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Puerto Caldera

Wind Star

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Puerto Caldera

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San Juan del Sur

Caribbean Sea

Foremast Triple Discount departure date Playas del Coco

Hotel and land Packages available. See pages 64 to 73. Curu (Reserve)

Puerto Caldera COSTA RICA Quepos

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Experience

Natural wonders With such a wealth of wildlife, bird life, vegetation and marine life to explore, you won’t want to

Why dive with Windstar? Convenience: Dives leave right from your yacht.

miss our Naturalist insight or scuba diving on our Costa Rica and Panama sailings. Each

Service: Windstar takes care of loading and rinsing all diving gear.

will make your visit to this fascinating region more intimate, insightful and exciting.

Ease: You can store any gear of your own on the Windstar yacht.

O n b oa r d N at u r a l i s t

No gear? No problem. Complimentary

Get an insider’s perspective of the area from

equipment is available.

a local Naturalist who is eager to share expert

Personal attention: Only six divers

knowledge with you on our Naturally Costa Rica

per instructor/dive guide.

and Passage Through Panama sailings. You’ll learn

Practical: Dives are conveniently

more about the natural history of the region,

charged to your shipboard account.

how to recognize the many varieties of plant life, and gain valuable insights on local wildlife from our amicable and informative expert.

Sc u b a D i v i n g P ro g r a m Scuba diving in Costa Rica is adventure personified. With visibility of 20 to 50 feet, it’s easy to enjoy the abundance of marine life in these nutrient-rich waters. Swim among schools of manta rays with 14- to 20-foot wingspans.

Divers who already have their certification cards can join our PADI team on any dive after participating in the compulsory pool check-out session. Windstar also offers highly regarded PADI Adventure Diver and Advanced Open Water qualifications, as well as a number of PADI specialties for certified divers. Our Scuba Diving Program accepts divers from most diving certification organizations in addition to PADI.

Count the many species of moray eels you may

Beginners can complete the introductory PADI

see, including jewel, snowflake, zebra, panamic

Discover Scuba Diving (DSD) program onboard.

green and whitemouth. Or discover the thousands

Full PADI Open Water scuba certification and

of colorful and exotic fish inhabiting deeper

intermediate PADI Scuba Diver certifications

waters. Our Professional Association of Diving

are also available. (Significant time commitment

Instructors (PADI) team gives you an opportunity

required.) All of these introductory courses

to enjoy an unforgettable scuba diving adventure

cover the basics required to make one or

under their experienced and watchful gaze.

more scuba dives during the sailing. You can sign up with the scuba instructors onboard or at the reception desk. Be sure to book early. Dives are on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Vibrant marine life. Exotic wildlife. Immerse yourself in the astonishing natural beauty of Costa Rica and Panama on a Windstar sailing yacht.

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The Baths in Virgin Gorda


C a Ri b b ean VoyaGes ColoR Ful PlaCes


Ca ribbean Candy-colored cocktails sipped in casual seaside watering holes. The intimate camaraderie of your fellow yachters. Carefree days followed by calypso-flavored nights. These are the siren songs that lure anyone with a yacht and a yearning to escape to the incomparable Caribbean Islands. Beneath the crystalline waters of Jost Van Dyke and Virgin Gorda, neon-hued fish guide you to haunting shipwrecks — while in sophisticated St. Maarten, modern-day treasures like designer handbags dazzle the eye. In the Caribbean, breathtaking natural beauty confronts you at every turn — from the verdant mountains of St. Lucia to the unspoiled shores of Bequia and St. Vincent in the Grenadines. It’s no wonder yachters love sailing the Caribbean. You will too, as you anchor alongside them in the glamorous harbors of Martinique and St. Barts.


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V oyag e o v e rv i e w Experience the Caribbean’s yachting scene during this voyage. Explore the quaint island charm of Soper’s Hole. At Jost Van Dyke, discover inviting beaches, charming shops and the famous Foxy’s as you overnight in the harbor. Sail to Virgin Gorda, with its assembly of housesized rocks called “The Baths.” Revel in

Virgin Gorda, BVI

the Georgian architecture of Basseterre. The island paradise of Les Saintes offers sandy beaches and turquoise waters. Savor the high life on St. Barts, with its 5-star restaurants, luxury resorts and boutiques.

Ya c h t s m a n ’ s C a r i b b e a n St. Maarten to St. Maarten | 7 days Discover a yachter’s paradise while visiting exclusive ports like glamorous St. Barts and quiet Tortola.

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Highlights

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Ports of Call

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• • S hop and dine in St. Maarten

Day 2

• • Local treasures at Soper’s Hole Wharf

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Philipsburg, St. Maarten Soper’s Hole Tortola, BVI Jost van Dyke Great Harbour, BVI Jost van Dyke Great Harbour, BVI Virgin Gorda, Prickly Pear Beach, BVI Virgin Gorda, Prickly Pear Beach, BVI

• • B eachcomb and yacht deck barbecue

Day 3

at Jost Van Dyke • • S ail by “The Baths” and enjoy the beach barbecue at Virgin Gorda

Day 4

• • S ail, swim and kayak off the Watersports platform • • Mingle with the glitterati in St. Barts

7 pm Late Morning

Late Afternoon

Early Evening

Overnight Early Morning

Early Afternoon

Overnight Late Afternoon

Day 5

Basseterre, St. Kitts

Early Morning

Late Afternoon

Day 6

Les Saintes, Guadeloupe

Early Morning

Late Afternoon

Day 7

Gustavia, St. Barthelemy

Late Morning

Late Evening

Day 8

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

6 am

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To

Yacht

12/10/11

St. Maarten

St. Maarten

Wind Surf

12/24/11

St. Maarten

St. Maarten

Wind Surf

1/7/12

St. Maarten

St. Maarten

Wind Surf

Gustavia

2/4/12

St. Maarten

St. Maarten

Wind Surf

Basseterre

2/18/12

St. Maarten

St. Maarten

Wind Surf

3/3/12

St. Maarten

St. Maarten

Wind Surf

3/17/12

St. Maarten

St. Maarten

Wind Surf

Soper’s Hole – Tortola Virgin Gorda

Caribbean Sea

Depart

Dates

Philipsburg Jost van Dyke

Day 3

Arrive

Les Saintes

Foremast Triple Discount departure date

Hotel Packages available. See pages 70 to 73.

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Set sail for a diverse Caribbean experience, beginning in St. Maarten. Next, visit Le Marin — a beautiful port in Martinique featuring one of the largest marinas in the Caribbean. The lush, mountainous island of St. Lucia was once used as a hideout to raid passing Spanish galleons. Dominica exhibits colonial Pitons in St. Lucia

and modern style along with beautiful waterfalls and botanical gardens. Antigua is famous for its historic sites, natural

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parks and yachting scene. Mingle with

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the glitterati at St. Barts, with its 5-star restaurants, luxury resorts and boutiques.

St. Maarten to St. Maarten | 7 days Experience the eclectic Caribbean as you sail from Dutch St. Maarten to French-influenced Martinique.

Highlights

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•• S hop and dine in St. Maarten

Day

Ports of Call

Day 1

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

Arrive

Depart

•• M artinique’s Piton Créve-Coeur volcano

7 pm

Day 2

At Sea

Day 3

Le Marin, Martinique

Early Morning

Late Afternoon

Day 4

Pigeon Island, St. Lucia

Early Morning

Early Evening

Day 5

Roseau, Dominica

Early Morning

Early Evening

Day 6

Falmouth Harbour, Antigua

Early Morning

Early Evening

Day 7

Gustavia, St. Barthelemy

Early Morning

Late Evening

Day 8

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

6 am

•• St. Lucia’s beachside resorts and national park •• Spectacular beach barbecue on Pigeon Island •• S cenic cruising past the Pitons (volcanic spires) •• S ail, swim and kayak off the Watersports platform •• N elson’s Dockyard and yacht deck

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From

To

Yacht

12/17/11

St. Maarten

St. Maarten

Wind Surf

12/31/11

St. Maarten

St. Maarten

Wind Surf

1/14/12

St. Maarten

St. Maarten

Wind Surf

1/28/12

St. Maarten

St. Maarten

Wind Surf

2/11/12

St. Maarten

St. Maarten

Wind Surf

2/25/12

St. Maarten

St. Maarten

Wind Surf

3/10/12

St. Maarten

St. Maarten

Wind Surf

3/24/12

St. Maarten

St. Maarten

Wind Surf

barbecue at Falmouth Harbour •• Mingle with the glitterati in St. Barts

Philipsburg Gustavia Falmouth Harbour

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Caribbean Sea

Hotel Packages available. See pages 70 to 73.

Roseau Le Marin Pigeon Island

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Ca ribbean

V oyag e o v e rv i e w


Ca ribbean

V oyag e o v e rv i e w This is the Caribbean of days gone by — deep blue waters, quiet coves and tropical islands dotted with powdery beaches and lush green hillsides. Sail from the rugged natural beauty of St. Lucia to little-known isles that are off the tourist radar. From colorful Bequia and Mayreau in the Grenadines to the

Tobago Keys, St. Vincent

open-air markets of exotic St. George's, you’ll discover a part of the Caribbean that remains authentic and unspoiled.

Jew els of the W i n d wa r d I s l a n d s Barbados to Barbados | 7 days Sail to the unspoiled Grenadines and discover the rugged natural beauty of St. Lucia and beyond.

Highlights • • S ail, swim and kayak off the Watersports platform •• St. Lucia’s beachside resorts and national park • • S cenic cruising past the Pitons

I t i n e r a ry Day

Ports of Call

Day 1

Bridgetown, Barbados

Day 2

Pigeon Island, St. Lucia

Day 3

(volcanic spires) • • B eaches, sun, fun and yacht deck barbecue at Tobago Keys

Day 4 Day 5

• • M t. Pleasant and Fort Hamilton on Bequia • • B each barbecue on Mayreau, St. Vincent • • G rand Etang National Park on Grenada

Day 5

Arrive

Bequia, St. Vincent Grenadines Tobago Keys, St. Vincent Grenadines Tobago Keys, St. Vincent Grenadines Mayreau, St. Vincent Grenadines

Day 6

St. George’s, Grenada

Day 7

At Sea

Day 8

Bridgetown, Barbados

Depart 10 pm

Late Morning

Late Afternoon

Early Morning

Early Evening

Early Morning

Overnight Early Morning

Late Morning

Early Evening

Early Morning

Early Evening

4 am

• • S cenic cruising around the Grenadines

Atlantic Ocean

Pigeon Island

Dates

From

To

Yacht

12/24/11

Barbados

Barbados

Wind Spirit

12/31/11

Barbados

Barbados

Wind Spirit

Barbados

Barbados

Wind Spirit

Barbados

Barbados

Wind Spirit

Barbados

Barbados

Wind Spirit

1/7/12; 1/14/12; 1/21/12; 1/28/12 2/4/12; 2/11/12; 2/18/12; 2/25/12 3/10/12; 3/17/12

Bridgetown Caribbean Sea

Hotel Packages available. See pages 70 to 73. Bequia Mayreau

St. George’s

Tobago Keys

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Sugary beaches, claret-colored sunsets, impossibly clear waters and the privileged yachting scene. You haven’t experienced the real Caribbean until you’ve sailed it on Windstar.

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T r a n s at l a n t i c

V oyag e o v e rv i e w Relax and recharge as you make a transatlantic crossing on the largest sailing yacht at sea, the luxurious Wind Surf. Imagine 14 glorious days of “me time” to rejuvenate in the tranquil WindSpa, to dine on world-class cuisine in your choice of exceptional restaurants, Lisbon, Portugal

to reconnect with the essential you during long, languid days at sea. Your journey begins in colorful St. Maarten,

S u r f C ro s s i n g

where tidy Dutch buildings are surrounded

St. Maarten to Lisbon | 14 days

free bargaining. Two weeks at sea give

by streets alive with the bustle of duty-

you time to slow down, enjoy your Reconnect and recharge as you experience the grandeur

newfound treasures and set your clock

of sailing across the Atlantic Ocean.

back a few centuries before disembarking in Lisbon. Wander along the medieval

I t i n e r a ry

byways of the famous Alfama district,

Day

Ports of Call

Arrive

Day 1

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

Day 14

Lisbon, Portugal

Depart

before enjoying a night of soulful music

5 pm

at one of Lisbon’s fabled Fado houses.

8 am A leisurely sea passage on Wind Surf is

Dates

From

To

Yacht

3/31/12

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

Lisbon, Portugal

Wind Surf

an opportunity to explore two fabulous locales, with plenty of time in between to get the wind back in your sails.

Hotel Packages available. See pages 70 to 73.

PORTUGAL USA

Atlantic Ocean

Philipsburg ST. MAARTEN

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SOUTH AMERICA

Lisbon AFRICA


Mediterranean

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mediteRRanean VoyaGes l e G e n da Ry e X P e R i e n C e s


T h e M e d i t e rr a n e a n If it were possible to gaze into a mirror on the past, the shimmering waters of the Mediterranean would be the perfect place to start. Surrounded by three continents, this storied sea has a history as rich and deep as its indigo waters. Phoenician ships sailed it as early as 2500 B.C. in search of exotic perfumes and spices to trade. The early Greeks passed through on their way west to more fertile lands and a prosperous new life. Today, the winds that blow across this spellbinding sea can carry you back through history — or into the future. Sail to the legendary coastlines of Sicily and Greece — or be part of the chic new yachting scene along the shores of Croatia. You can relax in secluded bliss on the islands of Corsica, Palma and trendy Sardinia. Or sail south from celebrated Lisbon to discover charming Cádiz, admire contemporary Valencia, or get caught up in the energy of wildly eccentric Barcelona. Rediscover the past or rewrite your own history. Here in the Mediterranean, it is possible to do both.


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Sail from Rome to the lush island of Ischia in the bay of Naples. Archaeological sites, Roman castles and dramatic landscapes unfold on the island of Lipari. Stroll the enchanting city of Taormina — one of the most beautiful and historic landmarks in Sicily, with winding medieval streets, chic coastal cafes and views of Mount Etna’s nocturnal fires. The

Athens, Greece

seaside town of Gythion offers an authentic taste of “unspoiled” Greece. Monemvasía features ancient castles and fortresses, faded palaces and narrow byways reminiscent of its Byzantine and Venetian days.

Classic Mediter ranean I

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ME d i t e r r a n e a n

V oyag e o v e rv i e w

Rome to Athens | 7 days Explore ancient and modern wonders in Rome and Athens while relaxing on “under-the-radar” islands in between ports.

Highlights • • The Vatican, St. Peter’s Square and Coliseum in Rome • • Thermal hot springs of Ischia • • Yacht deck barbecue at Gythion • • B each stroll in Lipari • • Taormina Greek theatre • • A rchaeological sites of Gythion

I t i n e r a ry Day

Ports of Call

Day 1

Rome, Italy

Arrive

Depart

Day 2

Ischia, Italy

Late Morning

Early Evening

Day 3

Lipari, Italy

Late Morning

Early Evening

Day 4

Giardini Naxos, Italy

Early Morning

Late Afternoon

Day 5

At Sea

Day 6

Gythion, Greece

Late Morning

Late Evening

Day 7

Monemvasía, Greece

Early Morning

Late Afternoon

Day 8

Athens, Greece

7 am

5 pm

• • A ncient castles of Monemvasía • • The Acropolis in Athens

Dates

From

To

Yacht

4/28/12

Rome

Athens

Wind Spirit

8/11/12

Rome

Athens

Wind Star

Hotel and Land Packages available. See pages 64 to 73.

Rome

(Civitavecchia)

ITALY Ischia

GREECE

Athens

Lipari

(Piraeus)

SICILY Giardini Naxos

Mediterranean Sea

Monemvasía Gythion

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Sail from Athens to Monemvasía, with castles and fortresses reminiscent of its Byzantine and Venetian days. The seaside town of Gythion offers a taste of “unspoiled” Greece. Stroll the enchanting city of Taormina — one of the most beautiful and historic landmarks in Sicily, with winding medieval streets, chic Sorrento, Italy

coastal cafes and spectacular views of Mount Etna’s nocturnal fires. Archaeological sites, Roman castles and dramatic landscapes

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unfold on the island of Lipari. Explore the

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ruins of Pompeii from Sorrento and relax in thermal hot springs on lush Ischia.

Athens to Rome | 8 days Enjoy a world of difference as famous landmarks merge with little-known treasures in one delightful sailing.

Highlights

I t i n e r a ry

•• The Acropolis in Athens

Day

Ports of Call

Day 1

Athens, Greece

Arrive

Depart

Day 2

Monemvasía, Greece

Early Morning

Late Afternoon

Day 3

Gythion, Greece

Early Morning

Late Afternoon

Day 4

At Sea

Day 5

Giardini Naxos, Italy

Late Morning

Early Evening

Day 6

Lipari, Italy

Early Morning

Late Afternoon

Day 7

Sorrento, Italy

Late Morning

Late Evening

Day 8

Ischia, Italy

Early Morning

Early Afternoon

Day 9

Rome, Italy

7 am

•• A ncient castles of Monemvasía

5 pm •• A rchaeological sites of Gythion •• Taormina Greek theatre •• B each stroll in Lipari •• Yacht deck barbecue at Gythion •• R uins of Pompeii near Sorrento •• Thermal hot springs of Ischia •• The Vatican, St. Peter’s Square and

Dates

From

To

Yacht

7/7/12

Athens

Rome

Wind Star

10/13/12

Athens

Rome

Wind Star

11/3/12

Athens

Rome

Wind Spirit

Coliseum in Rome

Foremast Triple Discount departure date

Rome

(Civitavecchia)

Hotel and Land Packages available. See pages 64 to 73.

ITALY Ischia Sorrento

GREECE

Athens

Lipari

(Piraeus)

SICILY

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Mediterranean Sea

Monemvasía Gythion

ME d i t e r r a n e a n

V oyag e o v e rv i e w


ME d i t e r r a n e a n

V oyag e o v e rv i e w Explore Athens and a civilization more than 2,500 years old. Monemvasía features ancient castles, fortresses and faded palaces. Trace the history of Corfu, the site of many battles. Enjoy a breathtaking journey along the fjord to Kotor and the Dalmatian coast. Dubrovnik is beautifully preserved, with 15th century churches and Franciscan cloisters.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Split is a center of Croatian culture and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Pula amazes with the achievements of the Roman Empire. From gondolas to the Piazza San Marco, Venice is unique in the world.

G e m s o f t h e A d r i at i c Athens to Venice | 8 days Journey through time along the legendary Adriatic Coast, with fascinating stops at Dubrovnik, Kotor and Venice.

Highlights

I t i n e r a ry

• • The Acropolis in Athens

Day

Ports of Call

• • A ncient castles, fortresses and palaces

Day 1

Athens, Greece

Day 2

Monemvasía, Greece

Day 3

At Sea

Day 4 Day 5

of Monemvasía • • U NESCO World Heritage site in Corfu • • Journey up the fjord to Kotor • • Mingle with locals at the farmers market, and yacht deck barbecue at Dubrovnik

Arrive

Depart 5 pm

Early Morning

Late Afternoon

Corfu, Greece

Early Morning

Late Afternoon

Kotor, Montenegro

Early Afternoon

Late Evening

Day 6

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Early Morning

Late Afternoon

Day 7

Split, Croatia

Early Morning

Late Afternoon

Day 8

Pula, Croatia

Late Morning

Early Evening

Day 9

Venice, Italy

7 am

• • A rchaeological museums and Diocletian’s Palace in Split, Croatia • • Roman Amphitheatre in Pula

Dates

From

To

Yacht

6/16/12

Athens

Venice

Wind Surf

• • Venice’s St. Mark’s Square, Cathedral and Gondola Serenade

Venice

Hotel and Land Packages available. See pages 64 to 73.

Pula

CROATIA Split

ITALY

Dubrovnik Kotor

Mediterranean Sea

Corfu

Athens

(Piraeus)

Monemvasía

GREECE

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Visit the trendsetting cities of Barcelona and Rome, and explore the authentic culture of the islands in-between. The architecture of Antoni Gaudi helps define Barcelona. Palma offers emerald mountains, turquoise seas and Bellver Castle. Alghero’s charming old town is walled and fortified by the Catalans Barcelona, Spain

and Spanish, who occupied it for 400 years. The seaside resort of Porto Vecchio features a mountainous landscape, gorgeous beaches and a historic old town. The capital of the

Islands of the W est Med

island of Elba, Portoferraio, is surrounded by verdant pine forests and pristine beaches.

barcelona to Rome / rome to barcelona | 6 days Mix it up with a sailing that has it all — from the energy of Barcelona to the medieval charm of Porto Vecchio.

Highlights

I t i n e r a ry Day

Ports of Call

Day 1

Barcelona, Spain

Day 2

Palma, Spain

Day 3

At Sea

Day 4

Arrive

•• G audi’s La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona

Depart 5 pm

• • B ellver Castle & Gothic architecture

Late Morning

Early Evening

Alghero, Italy

Early Morning

Early Evening

Day 5

Porto Vecchio, France

Early Morning

Late Afternoon

Day 6

Portoferraio, Italy

Early Morning

Late Afternoon

Day 7

Rome, Italy

7 am

in Palma •• The walled city and historic charm of Alghero •• Stunning beaches, prehistoric sites and yacht deck barbecue at Porto Vecchio •• Portoferraio’s Porto Azzuro Resort and

Dates

From

To

Yacht

4/15/12

Barcelona

Rome

Wind Spirit

4/29/12

Barcelona

Rome

Wind Star

7/15/12

Rome

Barcelona

Wind Star

10/21/12

Rome

Barcelona

Wind Star

11/11/12

Rome

Barcelona

Wind Spirit

Napoleon residences •• The Vatican & St. Peter’s Square and Roman Forum in Rome

Foremast Triple Discount departure date

Hotel and Land Packages available. See pages 64 to 73.

FRANCE

ITALY

SPAIN

Portoferraio

Barcelona

CORSICA Porto Vecchio Palma

Rome

(Civitavecchia)

Alghero

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SARDINIA

ME d i t e r r a n e a n

V oyag e o v e rv i e w


ME d i t e r r a n e a n

V oyag e o v e rv i e w Barcelona pulsates with excitement, setting the stage for visiting some of the world's most glamorous ports along the French Riviera. Overnight in St. Tropez, a playground for jetsetters. From there sail to Cannes and stroll its famous La Croissette boulevard teeming with upscale restaurants. Monte Carlo’s refined elegance can be seen in the renowned Grand Casino, fragrant gardens and

Portoferraio, Italy

fairytale royal palace. Discover Portovenere’s stunning villages and medieval castles on the

beaches of Portoferraio. Then delve into the history, romance and grandeur of Rome.

Glitter & Glam of the Rivieras I

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Gulf of Poets. Relax on the pristine white-sand

Barcelona to Rome | 6 days Sail from Barcelona to chic ports in the south of France and the stylish Italian Riviera.

Highlights

I t i n e r a ry

• • Barcelona’s festive Las Ramblas • • Scenic sailing along the French Riviera • • Harbor and beaches of St. Tropez • • Royal Palace and Grand Casino in Monte Carlo • • Portoferraio’s natural wonderland • • Visit charming Cinque Terre

Day

Ports of Call

Day 1

Barcelona, Spain

Arrive

Depart

Day 2

St. Tropez, France

Day 3

St. Tropez, France

Day 3

Cannes, France

Early Evening

Late Evening

Day 4

Monte Carlo, Monaco

Early Morning

Early Evening

Day 5

Portovenere, Italy

Early Morning

Late Evening

Day 6

Portoferraio, Italy

Early Morning

Early Evening

Day 7

Rome, Italy

7 am

5 pm Early Evening

Overnight Late Afternoon

from Portovenere • • Yacht deck barbecue in Portovenere

Dates

From

To

Yacht

• • Rome’s Trevi Fountain and Piazza Venezia

4/22/12

Barcelona

Rome

Wind Surf

9/14/12

Barcelona

Rome

Wind Surf

Foremast Triple Discount departure date

Hotel and Land Packages available. See pages 64 to 73. FRANCE Cannes St. Tropez

Monte Carlo Portovenere

SPAIN

Barcelona

Portoferraio

ITALY

Rome

(Civitavecchia)

Mediterranean Sea

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ME d i t e r r a n e a n

V oyag e o v e rv i e w Beauty is all around in romantic Rome. See breathtaking views of the gulf and the Museum Villa dei Mulini in Portoferraio. The magical castles of Portovenere stand guard majestically along the coast. With an overnight stay in glamorous Monte Carlo, you can visit the Prince’s Palace during the day and the fabled Grand Casino at night. Spend the day Monte Carlo, Monaco

in Cannes shopping at designer boutiques or enjoying an Absinthe-tasting tour. Sail

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along the glitttering French Riviera before arriving in St. Tropez, where you can view

Glitter & Glam of t h e R i v i e r a s II

the glamorous yachting scene from the seafront promenade. Enjoy the night life, before setting sail for eclectic Barcelona.

Rome to Barcelona | 6 days Explore the fashionable Italian and French Rivieras yachting from

Highlights

Rome to Barcelona.

•• Rome’s Pantheon and Piazza Navona

I t i n e r a ry

•• Portoferraio’s Museum Villa dei Mulini

Day

Ports of Call

Arrive

Depart

Day 1

Rome, Italy

Day 2

Portoferraio, Italy

Early Morning

Late Evening

Day 3

Portovenere, Italy

Early Morning

Early Evening

Day 4

Monte Carlo, Monaco

Early Morning

Overnight

•• Visit charming Cinque Terre from

5 pm

Day 5

Monte Carlo, Monaco

Day 5

Cannes, France

Late Morning

Late Afternoon

Day 5

St. Tropez, France

Early Evening

Overnight

Day6

St. Tropez, France

Day 7

Barcelona, Spain

Portovenere •• Yacht deck barbecue in Portovenere

Early Morning

•• Scenic sailing along the French Riviera • • G rand Casino and Prince’s Palace in Monte Carlo

Early Morning 7 am

• • L a Castre Museum and Forville Market in Cannes

Dates

From

To

Yacht

7/2/12

Rome

Barcelona

Wind Surf

10/29/12

Rome

Barcelona

Wind Surf

•• Yachting scene in St. Tropez •• Tapas and renowned artwork in Barcelona

Foremast Triple Discount departure date

Hotel and Land Packages available. See pages 64 to 73. FRANCE Cannes St. Tropez

Monte Carlo Portovenere

SPAIN

Barcelona

Portoferraio

ITALY

Rome

(Civitavecchia)

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ME d i t e r r a n e a n

V oyag e o v e rv i e w Discover Spain’s coastal cities, which showcase the region’s culture, architecture and cuisine. Experience Lisbon’s mix of New and Old World charm. Cádiz boasts Spain’s most important national parks. Archaeological monuments from many ancient cultures are found in Málaga. Almeria’s other-worldly landscape has made it a popular movie

Cadiz, Spain

location. The walled city of Cartagena boasts a charming harbor and forts. Valencia’s artistic history includes the Plaza de la Virgen and Palau de la Música, while Barcelona features the bold architecture of Antoni Gaudí.

Sp l e n d o r s o f S o u t h e r n Spa i n Lisbon to Barcelona / Barcelona to Lisbon | 8 days

Highlights

Wander through Portugal and Spain’s most breathtaking cities, while exploring charming coastal towns in between.

• • N ew and Old World charm of Lisbon • • Natural beauty of Cádiz

I t i n e r a ry

•• Archaeological sites and monuments of Málaga

Day

Ports of Call

Day 1

Lisbon, Portugal

Day 2

At Sea

Day 3

Cádiz, Spain

Early Morning

Late Afternoon

Day 4

Málaga, Spain

Late Morning

Late Afternoon

Day 5

Almeria, Spain

Early Morning

Early Evening

Day 6

Cartagena, Spain

Early Morning

Late Afternoon

Day 7

Valencia, Spain

Late Morning

Late Afternoon

Day 8

Palma, Spain

Late Morning

Late Afternoon

Day 9

Barcelona, Spain

7 am

•• Lunar appearance of the landscape of Almeria • • The walled city of Cartagena • • A rab ruins, modern churches and palaces of Valencia •• Bellver Castle and Gothic architecture in Palma

Arrive

Depart 5 pm*

•• Yacht deck barbecue at Almeria •• Gaudí’s la Sagrada Familia in Barcelona

Atlantic Ocean

Dates

From

To

Yacht

4/14/12; 9/6/12*

Lisbon

Barcelona

Wind Surf

7/8/12; 11/4/12

Barcelona

Lisbon

Wind Surf

10/27/12

Barcelona

Lisbon

Wind Star

11/17/12

Barcelona

Lisbon

Wind Spirit

Foremast Triple Discount departure date SPAIN

PORTUGAL

Lisbon

*The 9/6/12 itinerary departs Lisbon at 7 pm.

Barcelona Hotel and Land Packages available. See pages 64 to 73.

Valencia Cádiz Cartagena Málaga Almeria

Palma

Mediterranean Sea

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Parc G端ell in Barcelona, Spain

See the classic cities and secluded harbors along the Mediterranean the way they were meant to be seen: from the ever-close vantage point of your Windstar sailing yacht.

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Venice, Italy


i taly V oyaGes Ro m a n t i C e s C a P e s


I ta ly The mere mention of Italy sends the mind into a flurry of delicious images. Elaborately carved gondolas navigating the famous canals of Venice. Hollywood legends vacationing on the isle of Capri. Ferrari-fueled drives along the French Riviera and Amalfi coast. Windstar’s Italy takes you to places known only to the locals. From healing spas on the island of Ischia to the stunning gold-sand beaches of Lipari and emerald-shaded fjord outside Kotor. Regardless of how chic and sophisticated the region is today, you are never far from its sublimely intriguing past. A Greek amphitheater outside Messina reveals venerable Mt. Etna smoking in the distance. Seventeenth century manors celebrate the spoils of Montenegro’s early maritime dominance. The Forum and Coliseum stand in tribute to the former glory of Rome — while Monaco’s Old Town retains much of its more recent fairytale charm. The dramatic landscapes of Stromboli and ancient Pompeii. The medieval charm of lovely Dubrovnik. Sailing into the sunsethued harbor of beautiful Portofino. No matter where you look, Italy rewards you with an image of absolute perfection.


Cinque Terre, Italian Riviera

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ITALY

V oyag e o v e rv i e w Experience the unspoiled, intimate islands popular with Italian locals. Depart from Rome, with its many historic and cultural points of interest, before sailing through the Tyrrhenian Sea to Ischia. Explore the ruins of Pompeii from Sorrento. Archeological sites, castles, beaches and dramatic landscapes unfold in Lipari. Porto Cervo features chic cafes, boutiques

Lipari, Italy

and breathtaking views. Stroll through Porto Vecchio’s Place de la Republique before embarking on a journey to ancient sites.

island and volcano in the Tyrrhenian Sea.

I s l a n d s o f I ta ly

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Enjoy a scenic cruise by Stromboli, a small

Rome to Rome | 7 days

Immerse yourself in a week of laid-back luxury as you relax on some of Europe’s most exclusive islands.

Highlights • • The Vatican, St. Peter’s Square and Roman Forum in Rome • • C astello Aragonese on Ischia • • Visit the ruins of Pompeii from Sorrento • • D ramatic landscapes and stunning beaches of Lipari • • S cenic cruise past Stromboli Volcano in the Tyrrhenian Sea

I t i n e r a ry Day

Ports of Call

Day 1

Rome, Italy

Arrive

Depart

Day 2

Ischia, Italy

Late Morning

Early Evening

Day 3

Sorrento, Italy

Early Morning

Late Afternoon

Day 4

Lipari, Italy

Late Morning

Late Afternoon

Day 4

Stromboli (scenic cruise), Italy

Early Evening

Late Evening

5 pm

Day 5

At Sea

Day 6

Porto Cervo, Italy

Early Morning

Early Evening

Day 7

Porto Vecchio, France

Early Morning

Late Afternoon

Day 8

Rome, Italy

7 am

• • C hic cafes of Porto Cervo •• Porto Vecchio’s bustling Place de la Republique • • D ramatic coastline vistas • • Yacht deck barbecue at Stromboli

Dates

From

To

Yacht

4/21/12

Rome

Rome

Wind Spirit

4/28/12

Rome

Rome

Wind Surf

8/4/12

Rome

Rome

Wind Star

10/6/12

Rome

Rome

Wind Surf

Foremast Triple Discount departure date

Hotel and Land Packages available. See pages 64 to 73.

Rome CORSICA Porto Vecchio Porto Cervo

(Civitavecchia)

ITALY

Ischia

Sorrento

SARDINIA

Mediterranean Sea

Lipari

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From the elegant carved gondolas that ply the Grand Canal of Venice to the majesty of the Dalmatian coast, this voyage encompasses a wealth of sights and experiences. A visit to Pula amazes with the achievements of the Roman Empire. Split is a center of Croatian Venice, Italy

culture and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The walled city of Dubrovnik showcases a cathedral with works by Raphael and Titian. Enjoy a journey up the

C l a s s i c I ta ly a n d t h e Da l m at i a n C oa s t I

fjord to Kotor before exploring Messina. Sail through the Tyrrhenian Sea to Ischia, then venture to Rome, The Eternal City.

Venice to Rome | 8 days Enjoy la dolce vita as you join Italy’s elite along the sun-drenched

Highlights

shores of Croatia, Montenegro and tiny Ischia.

• • Venice’s St. Mark’s Square, Cathedral

I t i n e r a ry

and Gondola Serenade

Day

Ports of Call

Day 1

Venice, Italy

Arrive

Depart

Day 2

Pula, Croatia

Early Morning

Late Afternoon

Day 3

Split, Croatia

Early Morning

Late Afternoon

Day 4

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Early Morning

Late Evening

Day 5

Kotor, Montenegro

Early Morning

Late Afternoon

•• Roman Amphitheatre in Pula

6 pm

Day 6

At Sea

Day 7

Messina, Italy

Early Morning

Late Afternoon

Day 8

Ischia, Italy

Late Morning

Late Afternoon

Day 9

Rome, Italy

7 am

•• A rchaeological museums in Split •• M edieval walls encompassing the Old City in Dubrovnik •• J ourney up the fjord to Kotor •• A ncient cobblestone streets of Messina •• C astello Aragonese on Ischia •• The Vatican, St. Peter’s Square and

Dates

From

To

Yacht

5/12/12

Venice

Rome

Wind Surf

6/24/12

Venice

Rome

Wind Surf

9/28/12

Venice

Rome

Wind Surf

10/21/12

Venice

Rome

Wind Surf

Roman Forum in Rome •• Yacht deck barbecue at Dubrovnik

Foremast Triple Discount departure date

Pula CROATIA

Venice

Hotel and Land Packages available. See pages 64 to 73.

Split Dubrovnik

Rome

(Civitavecchia)

Ischia

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ITALY

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ITALY

V oyag e o v e rv i e w Discover Rome and its many historic and cultural treasures. Sail to the island of Capri, then stroll Messina’s cobblestone streets. Enjoy a breathtaking journey to Kotor and the Dalmatian coast — one of Europe’s bestkept secrets. The walled city of Dubrovnik is beautifully preserved, with 15th century churches and a cathedral with works by

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Raphael and Titian. Hvar has a rich Venetian past, represented by striking architecture and a fortress overlooking the harbor. From quiet canals to magnificent San Marco Square, Venice is one of the world’s unique treasures.

C l a s s i c I ta ly a n d t h e Da l m at i a n C oa s t II Rome to Venice | 7 days Revel in the natural beauty of Capri and Hvar as well as the historic wonders of Rome, Dubrovnik and Venice.

Highlights • • The Vatican, St. Peter’s Square and Roman Forum in Rome • • C apri’s Blue Grotto • • A ncient cobblestone streets of Messina • • Journey up the fjord to Kotor • • Yacht deck barbecue at Dubrovnik • • M edieval walls encompassing the Old City in Dubrovnik

I t i n e r a ry Day

Ports of Call

Day 1

Rome, Italy

Arrive

Depart

Day 2

Capri, Italy

Late Morning

Late Afternoon

Day 3

Messina, Italy

Late Morning

Late Afternoon

Day 4

At Sea

Day 5

Kotor, Montenegro

Early Morning

Late Afternoon

Day 6

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Early Morning

Early Evening

Day 7

Hvar, Croatia

Early Morning

Early Afternoon

Day 8

Venice, Italy

10 am

5 pm

• • H var’s fortress overlooking the harbor • • Venice’s St. Mark’s Square, Cathedral

Dates

From

To

Yacht

5/5/12

Rome

Venice

Wind Surf

and Gondola Serenade Hotel and Land Packages available. See pages 64 to 73.

CROATIA

Venice

Hvar Dubrovnik

Rome

(Civitavecchia) ITALY

MONTENEGRO Kotor

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Mediterranean Sea

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When in Rome, stroll along the Via Veneto or through the lush Villa Borghese. The Dalmatian coast reveals its beauty in every port. Explore Giardini Naxos, graced by the medieval Schisò Castle and Vignazza Tower, and journey up the fjord to Kotor. The walled city of Dubrovnik offers a Kotor, Montenegro

cathedral with works by Raphael and Titian. Split is a center of Croatian culture and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Pula amazes with its diverse architectural

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influences. From graceful gondolas to grand palaces, Venice is a city unlike any other.

Rome to Venice | 8 days Mingle with other yachters in some of the most beautiful and

Highlights

lesser-known ports in Italy and Croatia.

•• The Vatican, St. Peter’s Square and

I t i n e r a ry

Roman Forum in Rome

Day

Ports of Call

Day 1

Rome, Italy

Arrive

Depart

Day 2

Ischia, Italy

Early Morning

Early Afternoon

Day 3

Giardini Naxos, Italy

Late Morning

Late Afternoon

Day 4

At Sea

Day 5

Kotor, Montenegro

Late Morning

Late Evening

Day 6

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Early Morning

Late Afternoon

Day 7

Split, Croatia

Early Morning

Late Afternoon

Day 8

Pula, Croatia

Late Morning

Early Evening

Day 9

Venice, Italy

7 am

•• C astello Aragonese on Ischia

5 pm •• M edieval Schisò Castle in Giardini Naxos •• J ourney up the fjord to Kotor •• Yacht deck barbecue at Dubrovnik •• M edieval walls encompassing the Old City in Dubrovnik •• A rchaeological museums in Split •• Roman Amphitheatre in Pula

Dates

From

To

Yacht

9/20/12

Rome

Venice

Wind Surf

10/13/12

Rome

Venice

Wind Surf

• • Venice’s St. Mark’s Square, Cathedral and Gondola Serenade

Hotel and Land Packages available. See pages 64 to 73.

Pula

Venice

CROATIA

Split

Rome

(Civitavecchia)

Dubrovnik MONTENEGRO Kotor

ITALY

Ischia

Mediterranean Sea

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Giardini Naxos

ITALY

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ITALY

Monte Carlo, Monaco

V oyag e o v e rv i e w Savor the best of France and Italy on this glamorous voyage. Stroll Nice’s Promenade des Anglais while taking in the sparkling Côte d’Azur. Sail to the chic French port city of Calvi on Corsica. Mingle with the rich and famous in St. Tropez and Monte Carlo, then admire Portofino’s tall cliffs, dotted with lavish villas and imposing castles. A gateway to Tuscany, bustling Livorno is graced with canals and a historic city center. Enjoy Portoferraio’s pine forests, tranquil beaches and fishing villages before experiencing the historic wonders of Rome.

Ya c h t i n g t h e R i v i e r a Nice to Rome | 7 days Follow the summer sun from the shores of the shimmering Riviera to postcard-perfect Portofino and beyond.

Highlights • • Stroll the Promenade des Anglais in Nice • • The Citadelle in Calvi •• Charming seafront promenade of St. Tropez • • O ld Town of Monaco and Grand Casino in Monte Carlo • • Yacht deck barbecue at Portofino •• Scenic hike to Santa Margherita in Portofino

I t i n e r a ry Day

Ports of Call

Day 1

Nice, France

Arrive

Depart

Day 2

Calvi, France

Early Morning

Late Afternoon

Day 3

St. Tropez, France

Early Morning

Late Evening

Day 4

Monte Carlo, Monaco

Early Morning

Late Evening

Day 5

Portofino, Italy

Late Morning

Early Evening

Day 6

Livorno, Italy

Early Morning

Early Evening

Day 7

Portoferraio, Italy

Early Morning

Late Afternoon

Day 8

Rome, Italy

7 am

5 pm

• • Travel from Livorno to the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Dates

From

To

Yacht

7/28/12

Nice

Rome

Wind Star

• • N apoleon residences in Portoferraio • • The Vatican, St. Peter’s Square and

Hotel and Land Packages available. See pages 64 to 73.

Roman Forum in Rome

FRANCE

Monte Carlo

Portofino Livorno

Nice

ITALY St. Tropez

Portoferraio

Calvi CORSICA Mediterranean Sea

Rome

(Civitavecchia)

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Dramatic coastlines, fabled cities, alluring islands and storied waterways. There is nothing more thrilling or romantic than sailing around Italy on Windstar.

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T h e B a lt i c Maybe it’s the pristine fjords of Norway, the kinetic energy permeating Denmark, or the splendid beaches along Sweden’s tidy coastline. There is something about these mythical waters that inspires a Viking instinct to explore. Grab a bike and venture into the epicenter of the culinary revolution heating up cosmopolitan Copenhagen. With its spectacular Opera House and contemporary Architecture Museum, modern Oslo is a photographer’s delight. Sweden offers its own singular charms — like exploring the city from below on the Stockholm underground, also known as the world's most extensive art exhibition. Allow your wanderlust to lead you farther afield to fashionable Antwerp, picturesque Amsterdam, historic northern France and futuristic Finland. Maybe you long for an overnight stay in lavish St. Petersburg, where you can wander in the footsteps of the czars past extravagant palaces and opulent museums. From captivating landscapes to culturally rich wonders, the Baltic Sea remains an ideal launching point for discovery — past, present and future.


Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood in St. Petersburg, Russia

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V oyag e o v e rv i e w Sail the “Coast of Legends” known for its mythical past. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Le Havre is a leading city for arts and history. Trendy and classical, Antwerp is where past glory and modern trends mingle. Stop by the Grote Markt or the exquisite Diamond Quarter. An overnight stay in Amsterdam offers a closer look

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at one of Europe’s largest cultural and historic centers. Oslo is a modern European city where fjords and mountains

stunning landscapes in all of Norway.

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rise from the coastline, offering the most

Lisbon to Oslo / Oslo to Lisbon | 11 days Relax and enjoy three luxurious days at sea, plus the best of Northern Europe and an overnight in Oslo.

Highlights

I t i n e r a ry

• • Impressionist collection at the Malraux Museum in Le Havre • • White Cliffs of Dover • • B elgian beer and chocolates in Grote Markt in Antwerp • • Van Gogh and Rembrandt museums in Amsterdam • • The Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, Norway • • Yacht deck barbecue at Antwerp

NORWAY Atlantic Ocean

Oslo North Sea ENGLAND Dover

Amsterdam BELGIUM

Le Havre

NETHERLANDS Antwerp

Day

Ports of Call

Day 1

Lisbon, Portugal

Arrive

Day 2

At Sea

Day 3

At Sea

Day 4

At Sea

Day 5

Le Havre, France

Early Afternoon

Early Evening

Day 6

Dover, Great Britain

Late Morning

Late Afternoon

Day 7

Antwerp, Belgium

Late Morning

Late Afternoon

Day 8

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Late Morning

Day 9

Amsterdam, Netherlands

5 pm

Lisbon

Overnight Early Afternoon

Day 10

At Sea

Day 11

Oslo, Norway

6 pm

Day 12

Oslo, Norway

*

Overnight

Dates

From

To

Yacht

7/16/12

Lisbon

Oslo

Wind Surf

8/26/12

Oslo

Lisbon

Wind Surf

Foremast Triple Discount departure date Notes on itineraries: • Lisbon to Oslo: Disembark in Oslo at 8 am on Day 12* • Oslo to Lisbon: Departure from Oslo at 11 am on Day 2 • Oslo to Lisbon: Arrival in Amsterdam at 6 pm on Day 4 Please visit WindstarCruises.com for specific departure and arrival times on all itineraries.

Hotel Packages available. See pages 70 to 73.

FRANCE PORTUGAL

Depart

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BALTIC

V oyag e o v e rv i e w Explore the capital cities of Scandinavia, while sailing from sea to sea. History, art and architecture are the focus of this fascinating voyage. An overnight stay in Copenhagen offers an opportunity for you to enjoy a romantic sunset from one of the many charming outdoor cafes lining colorful Nyhavn Copenhagen, Denmark

harbor. Relax on the sprawling golden-sand beaches throughout Rugen, Germany before stopping at Bornholm, the “pearl of the

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Baltic.” Rent a bicycle to visit Bornholm’s

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many glass and pottery studios, as well as the island’s distinctive “rundekirkes” (round churches) and awe-inspiring cliff-top ruins.

Oslo to Stockholm / Stockholm to Oslo | 7 days

Highlights

Experience the gentle beauty, intriguing culture and beguiling city life of thoroughly modern Scandinavia.

•• The Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, Norway •• S ailing through the Stockholm Archipelago

I t i n e r a ry Day

Ports of Call

Arrive

Day 1

Oslo, Norway

Day 2

Stromstad, Sweden

Early Morning

Early Afternoon

Day 3

Copenhagen, Denmark

Early Afternoon

Overnight

Day 4

Copenhagen, Denmark

Day 5

Rugen, Germany

Early Morning

Early Evening

Day 6

Bornholm, Denmark

Early Morning

Late Afternoon

Day 7

At Sea

Day 8

Stockholm, Sweden

•• Authentic local experience in the small port

Depart

of Stromstad

8 pm

• • C astles, canals and scenic countryside of Copenhagen

Early Evening

•• N ational Opera House in Oslo • • N ew ports of Stromstad, Rugen and Bornholm

8 am

•• Yacht deck barbecue at Rugen

Dates

From

To

Yacht

7/27/12

Oslo

Stockholm

Wind Surf

8/19/12

Stockholm

Oslo

Wind Surf

•• Templar churches and rugged coastline of Bornholm

Notes on itineraries: • Stockholm to Oslo: Departure from Copenhagen at 1 pm on Day 6 Please visit WindstarCruises.com for specific departure and arrival times on all itineraries.

NORWAY

Hotel Packages available. See pages 70 to 73.

Stockholm

Oslo

North Sea

SWEDEN

Stromstad

DENMARK

Baltic Sea

Copenhagen

Bornholm

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Discover the natural beauty, vibrant city life and charming islands surrounding the Stockholm Archipelago. On this journey, you will visit four diverse countries. From the magnificent Baltic capitals to yachting havens such as Mariehamn, there is something to satisfy every interest. Tallinn’s 800-year-old Medieval Old Town and enchanting Kadriorg district are

St. Petersburg, Russia

reminders of a time when Estonia was ruled by Russian czars. The highlight of this voyage is an overnight in St. Petersburg, where you’ll have an opportunity to take in the world-famous Russian Ballet before sailing on to the postmodern wonders of contemporary Helsinki.

B e s t o f t h e B a lt i c

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BALTIC

V oyag e o v e rv i e w

Stockholm to Stockholm | 8 days

Witness the convergence of Baltic history, traditional culture and modern architecture, capped by an overnight in St. Petersburg.

I t i n e r a ry Day

Ports of Call

Highlights

Day 1

Stockholm, Sweden

Day 2

Mariehamn, Finland

•• World-famous Russian Ballet in St. Petersburg

Day 3

At Sea

Day 4

St. Petersburg, Russia

Day 5

St. Petersburg, Russia

Day 6

Helsinki, Finland

Early Afternoon

Late Evening

Day 7

Tallinn, Estonia

Early Morning

Late Afternoon

Day 8

Sandhamn, Sweden

Early Afternoon

Late Evening

Day 9

Stockholm, Sweden

8 am

• • The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg • • Yacht deck barbecue at Helsinki • • Vasa Museum in Stockholm • • S ail through the Stockholm Archipelago

Arrive

Depart 6 pm

Early Morning Early Morning

Late Afternoon Overnight Early Afternoon

• • B icycle on Mariehamn Island •• Neoclassical architecture of Helsinki, Finland

Dates

From

To

Yacht

8/3/12

Stockholm

Stockholm

Wind Surf

8/11/12

Stockholm

Stockholm

Wind Surf

Hotel Packages available. See pages 70 to 73.

FINLAND Mariehamn

Helsinki

St. Petersburg

Stockholm Tallinn

Sandhamn

ESTONIA

SWEDEN

RUSSIA

Baltic Sea

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Treasured galleries. Majestic fjords. A cool, modern vibe. Venture deep into the heart of Northern Europe and Scandinavia on your intimate Windstar yacht.

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Greek Isles

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Oia Village in Santorini, Greece


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Greek isles & Tur key Travelers have always been drawn to the lyrical shores of the Greek Isles and the Turkish seaside. Ruins from the golden age of Greek civilization remain scattered throughout Santorini, Rhodes and Ephesus. Vestiges of Ottoman glory can be found from the famous Blue Mosque of Istanbul to the ink-black Turkish coffee in a Bodrum taverna. The majestic Parthenon and Acropolis, remnants of the dazzling temple to the goddess Athena, still tower over cosmopolitan Athens. To discover these mythical lands the way early travelers did, by sea, is nothing short of extraordinary. Sail along shores that are as beautiful and untouched as they were centuries ago. At Kusadasi, the gateway port to the 3,000 year-old city of Ephesus, the ruins of the Library of Celsus and Temple of Artemis remain spellbinding to this day. Sample delectable fresh seafood from one of the many seaside restaurants throughout gorgeous Mykonos, then toast another perfect Aegean day from high atop the island of Santorini. In these exquisite waters, and on this exquisite vessel, you feel a traveler’s longing for adventure that is as old as time itself.


Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey

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V oyag e o v e rv i e w The Greek Isles and breathtaking seaside resorts of Turkey represent the heights of sybaritic splendor. The aromas of spices and oils beckon from Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar. Lobster risotto and other treats call from the restaurants of Mykonos. The ruins of Ephesus near Kusadasi invite you along their well-worn paths. Celebrate a

Santorini, Greece

day in Santorini with a glass of ouzo. See Ottoman mansions and wooden yatis the way they were meant to be seen. Delight in the pleasure of discovering an energy and earthiness found nowhere else in the world.

Greek Isles & Tur kish Delights I Athens to Istanbul | 7 days Set sail from Athens on a journey through history, from Minoan ruins on Santorini to the Celsus Library at Ephesus.

Highlights

I t i n e r a ry

• • The Parthenon and the Acropolis in Athens • • Palace of the Grand Masters in Rhodes • • W hite-washed buildings and blue domes of Santorini • • Yacht deck barbecue at Bodrum • • B lue Mosque and Grand Bazaar in Istanbul

Day

Ports of Call

Day 1

Athens, Greece

Arrive

Depart

Day 2

Mykonos, Greece

Early Morning

Early Evening

Day 3

Santorini, Greece

Early Morning

Late Afternoon

Day 4

Rhodes, Greece

Early Morning

Late Evening

Day 5

Bodrum, Turkey

Early Morning

Late Evening

Day 6

Kusadasi, Turkey

Early Morning

Late Afternoon

Day 7

At Sea

Day 8

Istanbul, Turkey

5 pm

7 am

• • C hic boutiques and cafes of Mykonos • • Visit Ephesus and the House of Mary from Kusadasi

Black Sea

Istanbul G REECE

Dates

From

To

Yacht

5/5/12; 5/19/12

Athens

Istanbul

Wind Spirit

5/26/12

Athens

Istanbul

Wind Star

6/2/12; 6/16/12; 6/30/12

Athens

Istanbul

Wind Spirit

6/9/12; 6/23/12

Athens

Istanbul

Wind Star

7/14/12; 7/28/12

Athens

Istanbul

Wind Spirit

8/18/12

Athens

Istanbul

Wind Star

8/11/12; 8/25/12

Athens

Istanbul

Wind Spirit

9/8/12; 9/22/12

Athens

Istanbul

Wind Spirit

9/1/12; 9/15/12; 9/29/12

Athens

Istanbul

Wind Star

10/6/12; 10/20/12

Athens

Istanbul

Wind Spirit

TURKEY

Foremast Triple Discount departure date

Kusadasi Mykonos

Hotel and Land Packages available. See pages 64 to 73.

Bodrum Rhodes

Athens (Piraeus)

Mediterranean Sea

Santoríni

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G r eek Isles

V oyag e o v e rv i e w From the famous Blue Mosque to its sprawling bazaars and new Museum of Innocence, Istanbul has all the makings of a sublime and unforgettable visit. Ruins from some of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World await you in Ephesus, including the astonishing Temple of Istanbul, Turkey

Artemis and Celsus Library. The sunny beaches of Bodrum give way to the chalk-white hillsides and fiery sunsets on gorgeous Santorini. Another perfect day

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follows on Mykonos, where you can feast on fresh seafood in a chic café or kick back and relax on a perfect stretch of beach.

Istanbul to Athens | 7 days Capture the mystery of exotic Istanbul before sailing on to the chic islands of Santorini and Mykonos.

Highlights

I t i n e r a ry Depart

•• The Parthenon and the Acropolis in Athens

5 pm

•• Palace of the Grand Masters in Rhodes

Early Morning

Early Evening

• • W hite-washed buildings and blue domes

Late Morning

Late Evening

Bodrum, Turkey

Early Morning

Early Evening

Day 6

Santorini, Greece

Early Morning

Late Evening

Day 7

Mykonos, Greece

Early Morning

Late Afternoon

Day 8

Athens, Greece

7 am

Day

Ports of Call

Day 1

Istanbul, Turkey

Day 2

At Sea

Day 3

Kusadasi, Turkey

Day 4

Rhodes, Greece

Day 5

Arrive

of Santorini •• B lue Mosque and Grand Bazaar in Istanbul •• C hic boutiques and cafes of Mykonos •• Visit Ephesus and the House of Mary from Kusadasi

Dates

From

To

Yacht

5/19/12

Istanbul

Athens

Wind Star

5/26/12

Istanbul

Athens

Wind Spirit

6/9/12; 6/23/12

Istanbul

Athens

Wind Spirit

6/2/12; 6/16/12; 6/30/12

Istanbul

Athens

Wind Star

7/7/12; 7/21/12

Istanbul

Athens

Wind Spirit

8/4/12; 8/18/12

Istanbul

Athens

Wind Spirit

8/25/12

Istanbul

Athens

Wind Star

9/1/12; 9/15/12; 9/29/12

Istanbul

Athens

Wind Spirit

9/8/12; 9/22/12

Istanbul

Athens

Wind Star

10/6/12

Istanbul

Athens

Wind Star

10/27/12

Istanbul

Athens

Wind Spirit

•• Yacht deck barbecue at Santorini

Black Sea

Istanbul GREECE

TURKEY

Foremast Triple Discount departure date

Kusadasi Mykonos

Hotel and Land Packages available. See pages 64 to 73.

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Embark on a romantic odyssey to the cradle of civilization under the moon-white sails of Windstar.

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W e M a k e S m o ot h Sailing Easy At Windstar, we look forward to helping you plan a vacation that’s relaxing from start to finish. Our vacation planning consultants can help you plan a complete vacation experience — from cruise, hotel and land packages, and shore excursions to airline flights and onboard services. For assistance with your vacation planning, please contact your travel professional or call Windstar Guest Services at 800-258-7245.

Yo u r V oyag e I n c lu d e s : All meals in all venues All non-alcoholic beverages Welcome cocktail at reception Fresh fruit and flowers in cabin All onboard entertainment Use of fitness facility Use of water sports equipment Port lectures and briefings Transportation to most shore excursions

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shore

E xc u r s i o n s A rt f u l ly C r a f t e d. A m a z i n g ly Au t h e n t i c . Discover our incredible ports of call on a more personal level with a Windstar shore excursion. Our smaller groups provide a more intimate experience. Each tour is specially designed to immerse you in the history, culture, art and natural elements of the places we visit. You can learn more about the ancient ruins of Athens, go wine-tasting in Croatia, take a cooking class in France, enjoy a private tour of the Vatican, explore Spain’s storied Alhambra, go ziplining through the rainforests of Costa Rica and more. All under the friendly guidance of knowledgeable local guides, hand-picked by Windstar. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a veteran traveler, you can count on Windstar for a shore excursion that’s sure to capture your interest — as well as the true feel of a place. We’ll make it easy to get an in-depth sightseeing tour or help you experience something more adventurous. We can even arrange a private tour that allows you to explore exactly what you want. (Ask your Windstar Cruises representative about creating a custom tour with your own expert guide and driver, for an additional fee.) You can find a complete list of shore excursions for each sailing at WindstarCruises.com.

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air

P rog ra m L e t U s H e l p Yo u r A dv e n t u r e Ta k e F l i g h t Windstar is pleased to offer convenient air/sea travel packages at competitive rates. Roundtrip economy class and business class airline transportation is available between a number of U.S. and Canadian cities and your yacht’s point of

promotional and group fares. The cost of the basic

departure. You can also arrange optional transfers

add-on quoted does not include confirmation of

from the airport to your yacht on sailing day and

requests for specific carriers, routing or en route

return after the cruise. To take advantage of our

stopovers. Air schedules are generally available

air/sea packages which are offered at an additional

approximately 60 days prior to departure. We

charge to your cruise fare, simply ask your travel

reserve the right to withdraw air/sea availability

professional or a Windstar Cruises representative.

without prior notice for any product at any time.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Windstar Cruises will

AIRLINE/PORT CONNECTIONS: For arrivals and

provide an airline ticket between a guest’s home

departures in all ports of (dis)embarkation, we

city and the nearest airport to the cruise port

recommend that guests who do not purchase

using the carrier’s routing and structure of our

Windstar Cruises Home City Air Package allow

choice. We reserve the right to utilize commuter

adequate time for transit between the airport

and/or charter air service without prior notice. The

and pier, customs inspection and airport security

airfares we use are based on capacity-controlled,

checks, as follows:

Port City/Transfer Hours

Arrive

Depart

Athens, Greece (Piraeus)

4

4

Barcelona, Spain

4

4

Bridgetown, Barbados

3

Colón, Panama

5

Istanbul, Turkey

4

Port City/Transfer Hours

Arrive

Depart

Nice, France

3

3

Oslo, Norway

3

3

3

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

3

3

5

Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica (San José)

5

5

4

Rome, Italy (Civitavecchia)

5

5

Le Havre, France

5

5

Stockholm, Sweden

4

4

Lisbon, Portugal

3

3

Venice, Italy

3

3

. These are minimum transfer estimations. Due to security issues, you may want to add at least two more hours. For all other international points, allow five hours minimum for arrival and departure transfers. Note: if you have purchased air transportation independently from Windstar Cruises, you will be responsible for any and all expenses incurred when joining the vessel in progress.

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C o s ta r i c a

L a n d Pa c k ag e s Monteverde 3 Day / 2 Night Explore this stunning private reserve from every angle, starting with a fascinating nocturnal tour. A bird’s-eye view awaits as you walk through the clouds on a hanging bridge, soar above them in a gondola, and fly through the trees on a zipline.

To u r H i g h l i g h t s : • Children’s Eternal Rainforest Night Tour • Hanging Bridge of Selvatura at Selvatura Park

EXPLORE MORE WITH MULTI-DAY LAND EXCURSIONS

• Sky Tram Gondola Tour • Sky Trek Zipline Tour

H ot e l Acc o m m o dat i o n s :

Windstar’s small group land packages

Two-night accommodations in Monteverde at the

are a great way to extend your cruise

Hotel Fonda Vela (based on availability at time of

on shore. Offered before or after select

booking) with daily breakfast included.

voyages, these intimate escorted group tours are expertly crafted to the high standards you expect. Each package includes professional tours, accommodations, porterage, transfers and daily breakfast. For additional details, including dayby-day descriptions, please visit our website at WindstarCruises.com or call us at 800-258-7245.

Pa c k ag e I n c lu d e s : • Transfers to/from airport and hotel, and to/from hotel and pier • Porterage fees at hotels, airport and port • E ntrance fees to all sites included on land package itinerary • Air-conditioned vehicle with a professional driver • Licensed, professional, English-speaking tour guide • All sightseeing tours as outlined above

E x p e c t W i n d s ta r’ s E xc e p t i o n a l S e rv i c e O n S h o r e P rofessional English-speaking tour guides Windstar-approved deluxe or upscale hotel accommodations Licensed and insured tour companies P rivate, climate-controlled transportation Guaranteed tour and transportation schedules

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Monteverde, Costa Rica

Tortuguero 5 Day / 4 Night The area’s gorgeous waterways offer a uniquely intimate nature study. A private journey through the canals of Tortuguero (or “Land of Turtles”) allows you to get within a whisper of leatherback and green turtle nesting sites. (Turtle sightings are not guaranteed.)

To u r H i g h l i g h t s : • Braulio Carrillo National Park • Boat ride through the rainforest to a lodge near the entrance of Tortuguero National Park • Tortuguero Town • Tortuguero Canals Tour • Tortuguero National Park Tour

H ot e l Acc o m m o dat i o n s : Two-night accommodations in Tortuguero at Pachira Lodge (based on availability at time of booking) with daily breakfast included. Two nights at Ramada Plaza Herradura in San José with daily breakfast included. (One at start and one at end of itinerary.)

Pa c k ag e I n c lu d e s : • Transfers to/from airport and hotel, and to/from hotel and pier • Porterage fees at hotels, airport and port • Entrance fees to all sites included on land

Monteverde, Costa Rica

package itinerary • Air-conditioned vehicle with a professional driver • Licensed, professional, English-speaking tour guide • All sightseeing tours as outlined above

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E u ro p e

L a n d Pa c k ag e s B a r c e lo n a

Ro m e

3 Day / 2 Night

3 Day / 2 Night

Immerse yourself in the dizzying energy of

Experience the Eternal City of Rome and see its

cosmopolitan Barcelona while exploring the

most famous landmarks in an intimate setting,

city’s architectural and artistic masterpieces.

including the fabled Vatican. Enjoy the sights

A tour of Montserrat Monastery perched 7,000

as the locals do, on an optional evening tour

feet above sea level is followed by a delightful

followed by a delightful Roman dinner.

wine tasting — a true Catalonian experience.

To u r H i g h l i g h t s : To u r H i g h l i g h t s : • Highlights tour of Barcelona • The Cathedral, located in the Gothic Quarter • Panoramic driving tour of Passeig de Gracia • Sagrada Familia Church • El Mirador Alcalde viewpoint, overlooking Barcelona and its harbor • Montserrat Monastery Tour • Traditional tapas lunch • Visit to the Montserrat Basilica, which houses the La Moreneta

• Rome Highlights Tour including Venice Square, Imperial Palaces, Coliseum, Circus Maximus and more • Rome by Night Tour and dinner (optional) • The Vatican museums • St. Peter’s Basilica • Square of St. Peter

H ot e l Acc o m m o dat i o n s : Two-night accommodations in Rome at the Grand Hotel de la Minerve with daily breakfast included.

• Enjoy wine tasting at Montserrat • F lamenco show and dinner (optional)

Pa c k ag e I n c lu d e s :

H ot e l Acc o m m o dat i o n s :

• Transfers to/from airport and hotel, and to/from

Two-night accommodations in Barcelona at the Gallery Hotel with daily breakfast included.

hotel and pier • Porterage fees at hotels, airport and port • E ntrance fees to all sites included on land

Pa c k ag e I n c lu d e s : • Transfers to/from airport and hotel, and to/from hotel and pier • Porterage fees at hotels, airport and port • Entrance fees to all sites included on land package itinerary • P rivate air-conditioned vehicle with a professional driver • Licensed, professional, English-speaking tour guide • All sightseeing tours as outlined above

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package itinerary • P rivate air-conditioned vehicle with a professional driver • Licensed, professional, English-speaking tour guide • All sightseeing tours as outlined above


Venice 3 Day / 2 Night Legend comes to life during this insider’s tour of Venice. View St. Mark’s Square from the

Vatican City, Italy

balcony of Doge’s Palace, get a privileged look inside an ancient prison and watch a glass blowing demonstration in charming Murano.

To u r H i g h l i g h t s : • Welcome dinner at Do Forni Restaurant near St. Mark’s Square • Guided walking tour of Venice • Doge’s Palace • Rio De Palazzo prison • Glassmaking shops and demonstrations in Murano • Island of Burano, known for producing the finest lace

H ot e l Acc o m m o dat i o n s : Two-night accommodations in Venice at the Bonvecchiati Palace Hotel with daily breakfast included.

Pa c k ag e I n c lu d e s : • Transfers to/from airport and hotel, and to/from hotel and pier • Porterage fees at hotels, airport and port

Montserrat, Barcelona, Spain

• Entrance fees to all museums and historic sites included on land package itinerary • P rivate air-conditioned vehicle with a

Venice, Italy

professional driver • Licensed, professional, English-speaking tour guide • All sightseeing tours as outlined above

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Greece & Tur key

L a n d Pa c k ag e s At h e n s 2 Day / 1 Night

Istanbul Discovery Package

The dramatic ruins of the Acropolis high atop

3 Day / 2 Night

modern Athens are a perfect counterpoint to the

With six distinctive minarets and 2,000 handmade

lush green mountains surrounding Delphi* in central

tiles lining a massive dome, the Blue Mosque

Greece. See mythical ruins and museum treasures

remains one of the architectural wonders of

you’ve only dreamed of, up-close and personal.

the ancient world. Enjoy a Turkish feast before exploring the 4,000 shops of the Grand Bazaar.

To u r H i g h l i g h t s : • Acropolis Hill

To u r H i g h l i g h t s :

• Propylaea

• Byzantine Hippodrome

• Temple of Athena Nike and the Erechtheum

• Blue Mosque

• The Parthenon

• St. Sophia, the Church of the Divine Wisdom

• Greek theater of Dionyssos

• Lunch at The Ottoman House

• Theater of Herod Atticus

• Grand Bazaar • Topkapi Palace

H ot e l Acc o m m o dat i o n s :

• Underground Cistern

One night accommodations in Athens at the Grand Bretagne with breakfast included.

H ot e l Acc o m m o dat i o n s : Two-night accommodations in Istanbul at the

Pa c k ag e I n c lu d e s :

Pera Palace Hotel with daily breakfast included.

• Transfers to/from airport and hotel, and to/from hotel and pier • Porterage fees at hotels, airport and port • Entrance fees to all archaeological sites and museums included on land package itinerary • D eluxe air-conditioned vehicle with a professional driver • L icensed, professional, English-speaking Archaeological tour guide • All sightseeing tours as outlined above *Athens 3-Day Package also available, including everything in the 2-Day package, along with a full-day tour of the archaeological site and Museum at Delphi, a traditional lunch at the village of Arachova, and an additional hotel night in Athens.

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Pa c k ag e I n c lu d e s : • Transfers to/from airport and hotel, and to/from hotel and pier • Porterage fees at hotels, airport and port • Welcome cocktail in the Orient Bar at Pera Palace Hotel on arrival day • E ntrance fees to all museums, parks, and historic sites included on land package itinerary • D eluxe air-conditioned vehicle with a professional driver • Licensed, professional, English-speaking tour guide • All sightseeing tours as outlined above


I s ta n b u l C a ppa d o c i a Pa c k ag e 3 Day / 2 Night With its otherworldly rock formations, dazzling “fairy chimneys,” 8-floor underground city

Göreme, Cappadocia, Turkey

and primitive churches, Cappadocia offers an intimate, once-in-a-lifetime look at a world that is seldom seen and endlessly enthralling.

To u r H i g h l i g h t s : • Göreme Open-Air Museum • The valley of churches in Göreme Valley • “Fairy chimneys” at Pasabag Valley • Unbelievable landscapes of Devrent Valley • Lunch at Bizim Ev Restaurant • Avanos, famous for its pottery • Kaymakli Underground City • Cappadocia Balloon Ride (optional)

H ot e l Acc o m m o dat i o n s : Two-night accommodations in Cappadocia at a Cappadocia cave hotel with daily breakfast included.

Pa c k ag e I n c lu d e s : • Transfers to/from airport and hotel, and to/from hotel and pier • Flight between Istanbul and Cappadocia (approximately one hour)

Parthenon, Athens, Greece

• Porterage fees at hotels, airport and port • Entrance fees to all museums, parks, and historic

Underground Cistern, Istanbul, Turkey

sites included on land package itinerary • Deluxe air-conditioned vehicle with a professional driver • Licensed, professional, English-speaking tour guide • All sightseeing tours as outlined above

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H ot e l

Pa c k ag e s

B r i d g e to w n , B a r b a d o s Hilton Barbados

Enjoy legendary cities and renowned hotels before or after your Windstar sailing. Windstar’s pre- and post- hotel program is convenient and can be easily

Stay at the Hilton Barbados hotel, which enjoys a

combined with your voyage. Hotels have been hand

stunning location on the lush tropical peninsula of

selected by Windstar and are located near sightseeing attractions and restaurants.

Needham’s Point. This Caribbean resort is a true tropical paradise. Includes breakfast.

Accra Beach Hotel

Windstar’s Hotel Packages include accommodations for 1, 2 or 3 nights, taxes, luggage handling, and breakfast where noted.

This hotel is ideally situated on one of the island’s most pristine sandy beaches.

At h e n s , G r e e c e

B a r c e lo n a , Spa i n

Hotel Grand Bretagne

Gallery Hotel

This property, a former royal guest house and local

Located in the heart of Barcelona, the elegant and

landmark, is situated in the very heart of Athens

contemporary Gallery is close to shops, restaurants

near the Acropolis and has hosted politicians,

and other nearby attractions. Includes breakfast.

diplomats, movie stars and VIPs from all over the world. Includes breakfast.

Wilson Hotel

Saint George Lycabettus Hotel

A modern hotel with a boutique feel, the Wilson Renowned for its famous Greek hospitality, this chic modern hideaway for discerning travelers features lovely views of the Acropolis. Includes breakfast.

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Hotel offers every comfort, including a location on Avenida Diogonal, one of Barcelona's finest streets.


C o l贸 n , Pa n a m a

L e H av r e , F r a n c e

Manrey Hotel

Hotel Westminster (Paris)

Situated in the city center, this boutique hotel is

This small, deluxe hotel located in the center of Paris

close to Via Espa帽a, Panama Old Cathedral, and

on the prestigious Rue de la Paix is considered by

Metropolitan Nature Park. Area attractions also

many to be the Crown Jewel of the city's luxury

include Palacio de las Garzas and National Theater.

hotels. Includes breakfast.

Includes breakfast.

Hotel Pasino (Le Havre, France)

I s ta n b u l , T u r k e y Pera Palace Hotel

A unique hotel in Normandy showcasing elegant, sophisticated design and luxurious comfort. Includes breakfast.

Pera Palace Hotel welcomes its guests back to the glamour of old Istanbul with its classic and uniquely furnished rooms and suites. Along with politicians,

L i s b o n , P o rt u g a l

artists and writers, kings and queens have also

Tiara Park Atlantic

strolled through the halls of Pera Palace Hotel. Includes breakfast.

Marmara Pera Hotel Situated in the heart of Lisbon, the Tiara Park Atlantic celebrates the life and history of a city inspired by a new style of luxury. Includes breakfast. The Marmara Pera is a superior hotel with an

Real Parque

enviable location in Istanbul's historic Pera District. Each turn from the hotel will lead you to a street filled with eclectic shopping, outstanding cuisine and cultural attractions.

This cosmopolitan hotel located in the heart of Lisbon offers classic and sophisticated accommodations. Includes breakfast.

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Nice, France

Ro m e , I ta ly

Le Méridien Hotel

Grand Hotel de la Minerve

Overlooking the legendary Baie des Anges and the

Set in Rome’s historic city center overlooking

Mediterranean Sea, Le Méridien is just steps away

the Pantheon, this luxury hotel is housed in

from Nice's historic center. This stunning hotel

a magnificent mansion and exudes elegant,

embodies the refined simplicity of Southern France.

sophisticated style. Includes breakfast.

Includes breakfast.

Hotel Beverly Hills Mercure Hotel de Promenade Anglais

With its warm atmosphere and strategic location This elegant and contemporary hotel is

near Villa Borghese and Via Veneto in the popular

located in the heart of the city near Place

Parioli district, this hotel redefines Roman luxury.

Masséna and the old town of Nice.

Includes breakfast.

O s lo, N o r way

S a n J o s é , C o s ta R i c a ( P u e rto C a l d e r a)

Hotel Continental

Ramada Plaza Herradura

First-class service, a unique art collection, unusual history and warm atmosphere make a

Offering refined casual luxury in a relaxing setting,

stay at this hotel an unforgettable experience.

the Ramada Plaza Herradura is a full-service resort.

Includes breakfast.

A true tropical experience coupled with Costa Rican charm, the hotel features guestrooms and suites, with private terraces overlooking exotic floral gardens. Includes breakfast.

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S t. M a a rt e n/ S t. M a rt i n

V e n i c e , I ta ly

Westin, Dawn Beach (St. Maarten)

Bonvecchiati Palace Hotel

Sink into modern-day comfort in this elegant resort

This contemporary hotel with international flair,

nestled into a lush hillside and surrounded by miles

luxurious amenities and modern services is located

of sandy white beach. Includes breakfast.

in the historic heart of Venice. Includes breakfast.

Hotel Beach Plaza (St. Martin)

Bonvecchiati Hotel

A luxury hotel in St. Martin offering first-class

Welcoming guests to the center of Venice since

amenities and services with a charming restaurant

1790, this hotel exhibits refined elegance and

by the pool and gorgeous views of the ocean.

comfort, has a water landing for gondolas and

Includes breakfast.

motor boats, and is close to St. Mark’s Square. Includes breakfast.

S to c k h o l m , Sw e d e n Scandic Anglais Hotel

Scandic Anglais is in the heart of central Stureplan, close to most of the attractions in Stockholm. Enjoy the very latest in the fashion world and step back in time in the Old Town. Includes breakfast.

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C ONNOISSEUR

C OLLE C TION MORE SAILING . MORE SUNSETS . MORE SAV INGS . Experience more of your favorite destinations with Windstar’s Connoisseur Collection ­— our top choices for combining back-toback voyages in Europe and the Caribbean. Simply combine two back-to-back cruises into one leisurely two-week voyage and enjoy a 5% discount on both voyages.

C a r i bb e a n Collection

Taste of Europe Collection

St. Maarten to St. Maarten — 14 Days

Venice to Barcelona — 14 Days

Wind Surf — Departing January 28, Feburary 11

Wind Surf — Departing June 24 and October 21, 2012

and March 10, 2012

F l av o r s o f t h e C a r i bb e a n Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4

Philipsburg, St. Maarten At Sea Le Marin, Martinique Pigeon Island, St. Lucia

Day 5

Roseau, Dominica

Day 6

Falmouth Harbour, Antigua

Day 7 Day 8

Gustavia, St. Barthelemy Philipsburg, St. Maarten

Ya c h t s m a n ' s C a r i bb e a n Day 8

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

Day 9

Soper’s Hole, Tortola

Day 9/10 Jost van Dyke, Great Harbour, BVI Day 10/11 Virgin Gorda, Prickly Pear Beach Day 12 Day 13

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Basseterre, St. Kitts Les Saintes, Guadeloupe

Day 14

Gustavia, St. Barthelemy

Day 15

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

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Classic Italy & the Dalmatian Coast I Day 1

Venice, Italy

Day 2

Pula, Croatia

Day 3

Split, Croatia

Day 4

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Day 5

Kotor, Montenegro

Day 6

At Sea

Day 7

Messina, Italy

Day 8

Ischia, Italy

Day 9

Rome, Italy

G l i t t e r & G l a m o f t h e R i v i e r a s II Day 9

Rome, Italy

Day 10

Portoferraio, Italy

Day 11

Portovenere, Italy

Day 12

Monte Carlo, Monaco

Day 13

Monte Carlo, Monaco

Day 13

Cannes, France

Day 13

St. Tropez, France

Day 14

St. Tropez, France

Day 15

Barcelona, Spain


Mediter ranean Islands Collection

Classic Mediter ranean Collection

Barcelona to Rome — 13 Days

Rome to Athens — 14 Days

Wind Spirit — Departing April 15, 2012

Wind Spirit — Departing April 21, 2012

Islands of the W est Med

I s l a n d s o f I ta ly

Day 1

Barcelona, Spain

Day 1

Rome, Italy

Day 2

Palma, Spain

Day 2

Ischia, Italy

Day 3

At Sea

Day 3

Sorrento, Italy

Day 4

Alghero, Italy

Day 4

Lipari, Italy

Day 5

Porto Vecchio, France

Day 4

Stromboli (scenic cruise), Italy

Day 6

Portoferraio, Italy

Day 5

At Sea

Day 7

Rome, Italy

Day 6

Porto Cervo, Italy

Day 7

Porto Vecchio, France

Day 8

Rome, Italy

I s l a n d s o f I ta ly Day 7

Rome, Italy

Day 8

Ischia, Italy

Classic Mediter ranean I

Day 9

Sorrento, Italy

Day 8

Rome, Italy

Day 10

Lipari, Italy

Day 9

Ischia, Italy

Day 10

Stromboli (scenic cruise), Italy

Day 10

Lipari, Italy

Day 11

At Sea

Day 11

Giardini Naxos, Italy

Day 12

Porto Cervo, Italy

Day 12

At Sea

Day 13

Porto Vecchio, France

Day 13

Gythion, Greece

Day 14

Rome, Italy

Day 14

Monemvasía, Greece

Day 15

Athens, Greece

Spa i n a n d t h e rivieras Collection Rome to Lisbon — 14 Days

G r a n d E u ro p e Collection

Wind Surf — Departing July 2, 2012

Athens to Barcelona — 14 Days Wind Star — Departing July 7, 2012

G l i t t e r & g l a m o f t h e r i v i e r a s II Day 1

Rome, Italy

C l a s s i c M e d i t e r r a n e a n II

Day 2

Portoferraio, Italy

Day 1

Athens, Greece

Day 3

Portovenere, Italy

Day 2

Monemvasía, Greece

Day 4

Monte Carlo, Monaco

Day 3

Gythion, Greece

Day 5

Monte Carlo, Monaco

Day 4

At Sea

Day 5

Cannes, France

Day 5

Giardini Naxos, Italy

Day 5

St. Tropez, France

Day 6

Lipari, Italy

Day 6

St. Tropez, France

Day 7

Sorrento, Italy

Day 7

Barcelona, Spain

Day 8

Ischia, Italy

Day 9

Rome, Italy

Sp l e n d o r s o f S o u t h e r n Spa i n Day 7

Barcelona, Spain

Islands of the W est Med

Day 8

Palma, Spain

Day 9

Rome, Italy

Day 9

Valencia, Spain

Day 10

Portoferraio, Italy

Day 10

Cartagena, Spain

Day 11

Porto Vecchio, France

Day 11

Almeria, Spain

Day 12

Alghero, Italy

Day 12

Málaga, Spain

Day 13

At Sea

Day 13

Cádiz, Spain

Day 14

Palma, Spain

Day 14

At Sea

Day 15

Barcelona, Spain

Day 15

Lisbon, Portugal

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o n b oa r d

Pac k ag e s WINDSTAR BEVERAGE PACKAGE Refreshingly easy Wouldn’t it be great to enjoy all the beverages you want without having to think about price, trying to keep track, or checking an itemized bill at the end of your voyage? Our convenient Beverage Package helps make your Windstar sailing even more relaxing and carefree. Purchase this in advance by calling Windstar Ship Services at 888-267-0961 or purchase onboard.

W i n d s ta r l au n d ry s e rv i c e Your secret to traveling light Windstar’s laundering service makes it easy for you to travel light and enjoy the feeling of freshly washed and pressed clothing every day from our professional laundry. Just sign up for our Laundry Service on the first day of your sailing. We’ll take care of the rest. Service is available all week long, with a quick 24-hour turnaround on most items. Imagine coming back to your stateroom to find it filled with fresh, clean clothes. If only you could take this service home with you!

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a ppa r e l &

g i fts W INDSTAR GIFTS Arrange a spectacular sendoff Imagine a chilled bottle of champagne waiting for you in your stateroom — or a lovely flower bouquet from family or friends. Windstar offers a tempting selection of Bon Voyage gifts including special occasion packages, flowers, wine and champagne, non-alcoholic beverages, WindSpa treatments, poolside spa services, chocolatedipped strawberries, Windstar signature robes and cigars. For a complete list of Windstar gifts, please visit WindstarCruises.com or call Windstar Ship Services at 888-267-0961.

W INDSTAR A P PAREL Show your true colors Want a wearable way to commemorate your last Windstar experience — or get ready for your next one? Windstar Apparel by New Headings LLC is just the ticket. Our signature collection includes outerwear, shirts, shorts, pants, hats and travel accessories. Many may be embroidered with Windstar logos and icons. And all reflect our relaxed, casual-chic style. Comfortable Windstar Apparel is just made for travel. Items are sun-protective, easy to pack, wind- and water-resistant — and make terrific gifts! New Headings hand-selects our gear from leading clothing manufacturers such as Patagonia, Tilley Endurables, Smith Optics and TEVA. To learn more about Windstar Apparel or shop the store, visit windstarapparel.com or call New Headings at 888-924-2050.

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Foremast

membership

The Benefits of Being a W i n d s ta r A lu m n u s Welcome to the privileged world of Foremast Club. A world that is specially reserved for the elite circle of travelers who have previously sailed with us. Membership is complimentary and enrollment begins the moment you complete your first Windstar sailing. As a Foremast Club member, you may now take advantage of 5% to 15% savings on all 2012 sailings. In addition, you and your fellow Foremast Club members will be invited to participate in exclusive onboard activities such as a private cocktail reception or dinner with the Captain. Windstar alumni will also receive regular updates, featuring exclusive offers on select voyages, previews of upcoming itineraries, news about upgrades to our sailing yachts and amenities, and advance notice about other special programs.

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Windstar's 2012 Voyage Collection offers the lowest introductory pricing in years. In addition, our returning guests will enjoy a 15% Foremast Member discount off the following itineraries.

2 0 1 2 F o r e m a s t T r i p l e D i s c o u n t V oyag e s (1 5 % O f f ) Dates

Product Name

From

To

Yacht

Page

12/17/11

Flavors of the Caribbean

St. Maarten

St. Maarten

Wind Surf

25

1/7/12

Yachtsman’s Caribbean

St. Maarten

St. Maarten

Wind Surf

24

1/14/12

Naturally Costa Rica

Puerto Caldera

Puerto Caldera

Wind Star

19

4/14/12

Splendors of Southern Spain

Lisbon

Barcelona

Wind Surf

38

4/15/12

Islands of the West Med

Barcelona

Rome

Wind Spirit

35

4/21/12

Islands of Italy

Rome

Rome

Wind Spirit

42

4/22/12

Glitter & Glam of the Rivieras I

Barcelona

Rome

Wind Surf

36

4/28/12

Islands of Italy

Rome

Rome

Wind Surf

42

5/5/12

Greek Isles & Turkish Delights I

Athens

Istanbul

Wind Spirit

56

7/14/12

Greek Isles & Turkish Delights I

Athens

Istanbul

Wind Spirit

56

7/16/12

Treasures of Northern Europe

Lisbon

Oslo

Wind Surf

50

8/25/12

Greek Isles & Turkish Delights I

Athens

Istanbul

Wind Spirit

56

8/25/12

Greek Isles & Turkish Delights II

Istanbul

Athens

Wind Star

57

8/26/12

Treasures of Northern Europe

Oslo

Lisbon

Wind Surf

50

10/13/12

Classic Mediterranean II

Athens

Rome

Wind Star

33

10/20/12

Greek Isles & Turkish Delights I

Athens

Istanbul

Wind Spirit

56

10/21/12

Classic Italy and the Dalmatian Coast I

Venice

Rome

Wind Surf

43

10/21/12

Islands of the West Med

Rome

Barcelona

Wind Star

35

10/27/12

Greek Isles & Turkish Delights II

Istanbul

Athens

Wind Spirit

57

10/27/12

Splendors of Southern Spain

Barcelona

Lisbon

Wind Star

38

10/29/12

Glitter & Glam of the Rivieras II

Rome

Barcelona

Wind Surf

37

11/3/12

Classic Mediterranean II

Athens

Rome

Wind Spirit

33

11/4/12

Splendors of Southern Spain

Barcelona

Lisbon

Wind Surf

38

11/11/12

Islands of the West Med

Rome

Barcelona

Wind Spirit

35

11/17/12

Splendors of Southern Spain

Barcelona

Lisbon

Wind Spirit

38

Triple discount dates are subject to change.

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Anniversa ries &

honeymoons

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S e t s a i l o n t h e wo r l d ' s m o s t ro m a n t i c c ru i s e With our billowing sails, sleek lines, intimate size and exceptional service, it’s no wonder

O u r To p F i v e r e c o m m e n d e d V oyag e s for Honeymoons & anniversa ries

readers of Porthole Cruise Magazine have voted Windstar “The World’s Most Romantic

Greek Isles & Turkish Delights | 56, 57

Cruise Line” for six straight years. All the

Islands of Italy | 42

more reason to consider celebrating your

Glitter & Glam of the Rivieras | 36, 37

honeymoon, destination wedding, vow renewals or anniversary on our elegant sailing yachts.

Flavors of the Caribbean | 25 Naturally Costa Rica | 19

Honeymoons What better way to relax and enjoy your new life together than a romantic sailing on Windstar? You can’t help but unwind with days of endless pampering, exquisite evening sunsets and the incomparable joy of visiting some of the world’s most romantic locales. Whether you’re having breakfast in bed, enjoying a relaxing massage or dining on gourmet cuisine at a table for two, a honeymoon on Windstar is more than a lasting memory. It’s the ultimate luxury.

A n n i v e r s a ry C e l e b r at i o n s Celebrate your anniversary with all the beauty and wonder of the open sea at your command. Our Anniversary Package includes a bottle of champagne, a plate of assorted hors d’oeuvres served to you in your stateroom and two commemorative Windstar anniversary T-shirts.

V o w R e n e wa l s Windstar offers the opportunity to renew your wedding vows in a special area on the deck during your sailing. Our Vow Renewal Package

D e s t i n at i o n W e d d i n g s Windstar’s hidden harbors and intimate ports-ofcall make for an incredible destination wedding. You can charter an entire yacht, or book a group of staterooms for your party. Let us help you plan a wedding celebration the two of you — and your guests — will remember forever.

includes a ceremony that is officiated by the

To learn more about our special packages and

yacht’s Captain, a delicious cake, a bottle of

destination weddings, visit WindstarCruises.com,

champagne and a vow renewal certificate.

or call Windstar Ship Services at 888-267-0961.

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G ro u p s &

C h a rt e r s Ac h i e v e m e n t d e s e rv e s a n awa r d u n l i k e a n y ot h e r Whether you’re hosting a group on one of our amazing voyages or chartering an entire sailing yacht for your own custom itinerary, a Windstar sailing makes your company — and your corporate event — 180 Degrees from Ordinary ®.

C h a rt e r a n E n t i r e W i n d s ta r S a i l i n g Ya c h t Imagine the impression — and the camaraderie — you’ll create when you make a Windstar ship your own. The intimate scale of our luxurious sailing yachts makes them ideal for a full-ship charter. And when you create your own itinerary and shore excursions, every day is yours by design. You can even fly your corporate flag alongside our massive white sails — creating an exclusive extension of your company. And with so many services included, a Windstar charter offers an uncompromising value to suit any budget.

S m a l l e r G ro u p S a i l i n g s There’s no need to charter an entire ship. Windstar is available to host smaller groups anytime and anywhere we sail. With our exquisite attention to every detail from gourmet cuisine to the everyday luxuries of yachting, a Windstar sailing is a one-of-a-kind experience that is sure to inspire your group — or motivate your colleagues, clients or employees.

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Highlights • Available to groups from 20 to 150 • Exclusive full-ship charters for 148 to 312 guests • Customizable itineraries and shore excursions • Casual attire — no jackets or ties required • Complimentary roundtrip group transfers to and from the airport on the day of embarkation and disembarkation • Complimentary cocktail party with hot and cold hors d’oeuvres • Meeting spaces with complimentary refreshment breaks and audio-video equipment • World-class Windstar cuisine — enjoyed at your leisure, where and when you like • Beverage Packages available for an all-inclusive experience • Full service WindSpa on all three yachts

Ot h e r C h a rt e r Opp o rt u n i t i e s In addition to corporate events, consider chartering a Windstar yacht for birthdays, college alumni groups, family reunions and special interest groups. To inquire about a charter or group sailing, please contact Windstar Charter and Incentive Sales at 800-628-3354.

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W i n d s ta r

C ru i s e P l a n n i n g You are about to embark on an extraordinary

C a r ry- O n B ag g ag e

vacation onboard an extraordinary yacht.

We suggest that you hand-carry the essentials:

The following information will help you

air and cruise documents, passports, visas,

make the most of your Windstar voyage.

medications, eyewear, traveler’s checks,

A lc o h o l O n b oa r d Bottles or other containers of beer and other

C a s ua l E l e g a n c e A m b i a n c e

alcoholic beverages brought onboard may

“Casual Elegance” is an attitude that reflects

not be consumed onboard, with the exception

our luxurious yacht design, as well as an

of wine and champagne. If the beverages are

informal approach that makes it easy to enjoy

purchased at ports-of-call, they will be collected

your Windstar sailing the way you like. Casual

for safekeeping and delivered to your stateroom

elegance starts with a crew that is flexible,

on the last day of the voyage. Our staff will

approachable and experienced. They are

make arrangements to store the items for you

people who understand the role service plays

during the cruise. You may bring wine and

in creating the perfect holiday experience.

champagne purchased from outside the yacht onboard for consumption in your stateroom. For consumption in the restaurants or bars, a corkage fee will be applied to your onboard account.

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credit cards, cash, jewelry and cameras.

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C e l l P h o n e S e rv i c e

Internet Access: Windstar Cruises offers full

In order to maintain Windstar’s atmosphere of

Internet capabilities onboard at a nominal

casual elegance and intimate retreat, we ask that

charge. However, service may be unreliable or

you consider the following cell phone courtesy

not available depending on course and position

guidelines. Cell phone service is intended primarily

of the yacht. Wireless Internet service is available

for use in the privacy of your stateroom. Talking

on all three yachts. Wi-Fi access is possible in

on cell phones is discouraged in public areas

most public areas, staterooms and suites.

such as dining areas or lounges, and we ask that you set your phone’s ringer to vibrate when in

Sp e c i a l R e q u e s t s A r e O u r Sp e c i a lt y

these areas. You may access cell phone service

Have a special dietary need? Our dining room will

both at sea and in port. At sea, both GSM and

be happy to oblige. Simply let us know your dietary

CDMA maritime roaming is available. Be sure to

preferences when you book and reconfirm with

contact your home network prior to embarking

the dining room manager once you’re onboard.*

to ensure your account is authorized to roam

Although we do our utmost to fulfill all requests,

internationally and to confirm maritime roaming

agricultural and perishability restrictions may apply.

pricing. All roaming charges will be included

Kosher meals are not available. If you have further

in your monthly bill by your home carrier.

questions or require additional information, please contact Windstar Ship Services at 888-267-0961.

C h e c k e d B ag g ag e All checked baggage must be tagged with your name, address and phone number. Please refer to your Cruise Contract for the Windstar baggage policy.

Children Children under the age of seven, are not encouraged on our cruises. The intimate size and unregimented atmosphere are adult in orientation and do not provide for the care, supervision or entertainment of children. Children occupying your stateroom are charged the applicable “third person” rate, which is available on request. Please contact Windstar Reservations for more information.

*Special requests received less than 30 days prior to sailing may not be available.

D u t y- F r e e A l lo wa n c e Upon your return, you must declare all merchandise purchased outside the U.S., including items purchased in duty-free shops onboard the yacht or on shore. Items mailed to the U.S. are not included. These will be assessed upon arrival. Each U.S. resident is usually allowed a duty-free exemption of U.S. $800 per guest; it may be more or less depending on your itinerary and recent travel outside the country. An additional U.S. $1,000-worth of articles may be brought in and taxed at a reduced flat-duty rate. After an

C o m m u n i c at i o n s

absence of seven days or more, Canadian citizens

Mail: Guests may receive mail. It should be addressed

may bring back to Canada up to CAD750-worth

to you c/o the appropriate Port Agent (found via

of duty-free merchandise, which may include a

our website WindstarCruises.com. Click Already

maximum of 40 ounces of liquor or wine and 200

Booked, General Information; Communications at

cigarettes. These figures are based on information

Sea.) Or contact our Windstar Guest Services. Use

given at time of printing; regulations and dollar

airmail only and allow 20 days for delivery. Please

amounts may change. Please check with your

address as follows: Guest Name c/o Name of Yacht/

local Customs agencies in your home country

Arrival Date c/o Port Agent (name and address).

for allowances information before departure.

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E l e c t r i c App l i a n c e s

I m m u n i z at i o n s

Voltage on Wind Star/Wind Spirit is standard

It is always wise to check with your personal

110AC. Voltage on Wind Surf is 110 in one outlet;

physician or travel medicine clinic for the latest

others are 220. Special converters will be needed to

travel recommendations. Some foreign countries

use these standard French outlets. We encourage

may require that you be inoculated prior to leaving

you to bring your own travel adaptors, as they

the U.S. Please check with the nearest office of U.S.

are not available onboard. For your convenience,

Customs or the U.S. Department of State in order

there are hair dryers in each stateroom.

to determine whether you will need inoculations.

E m b a r k at i o n

M e d i c a l S e rv i c e s

Embarkation time is generally 1:00 pm (Time

A doctor and limited medical facilities are available

may vary, depending on itinerary. Please check

onboard. However, if you take special medications,

your cruise contract for exact embarkation time.)

please bring an adequate supply with you, along

All guests should be onboard no later than one

with a copy of the prescription from your doctor in

hour before departure. Passports are collected

case you need to refill it on shore. Medical services

upon embarkation and held safely by the Purser’s

and all medicines (except acetaminophen, aspirin

Office until the end of the cruise. Disembarkation

and seasickness pills) dispensed by the yacht’s

time is generally 8:00 am, but time may vary.

doctor will be charged to your onboard account. If you become ill during the voyage and the physician

H ot e l S e rv i c e C h a rg e a n d B e v e r ag e S e rv i c e C h a rg e Our crew works very hard to make sure that every aspect of your cruise meets the highest standards. This includes those crew members who serve you directly, such as waitstaff, beverage servers and the stewards who service your stateroom each day. There are also many others who support their efforts whom you may never meet, such as galley and laundry staff. To ensure that the efforts of all of our crew members are recognized and rewarded, a Hotel Service Charge of $12 per passenger per day is automatically added to your onboard account. If our service

transferred to medical facilities on shore. Shoreside medical care and/or evacuation are not charged to your account. You will be responsible for paying all of these charges. If you will require special medical equipment or assistance onboard, or have any special medical, physical or other requirements, please contact our Access & Compliance Department at 800-240-3708. There are elevators available only on Wind Surf. Due to limited medical facilities, we will not accept reservations for women who are 24 or more weeks pregnant at the time their travel with Windstar concludes.

exceeds or fails to meet your expectations, you

O n b oa r d R e q u e s t s

are free to adjust this amount at the end of the

If you have onboard requests, please contact

cruise. In addition, a 15 percent Beverage Service

Windstar Ship Services at 888-267-0961 to

Charge is automatically added to bar charges

see how we may accommodate your needs.

and dining room wine purchases. These charges are paid entirely to Windstar crew members, and represent an important part of their compensation. In terminals, airports, ports-of-call and on shore excursions, we suggest that you extend gratuities consistent with customary local practices.

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is unable to care for your needs, you will be

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Pa s s p o rt/ I m m i g r at i o n

Pay m e n t O n B oa r d

Guests of Windstar Cruises are required to carry a valid

Upon embarkation, a shipboard account will

passport. All passports must be valid for at least 6 months

be opened for you by taking an imprint of your

beyond your intended stay. The U.S. Departments of

American Express®, Discover Card®, Visa®, or

State and Homeland Security have announced the official

MasterCard®. While onboard, simply charge all

requirements for citizens of the United States, Canada,

purchases or services to your account. At the end of

Mexico and Bermuda to present a valid passport to enter

the cruise you may pay for the total amount with any

the United States when arriving by air from any part of

of the credit cards mentioned above, traveler’s checks

the Western Hemisphere. A valid passport is required

or cash (U.S. dollars only). The currency onboard

for all travel (air, sea or land) into or out of the U.S.

is U.S. dollars. Currency other than U.S. dollars is

Please visit www.travel.state.gov/passport or call the National Passport Information Center at 877-487-2778 for more details. Foreign nationals should contact their respective governments to obtain details regarding current passport requirements. You are responsible for securing proper documentation for the countries visited on your cruise. Boarding may be denied or fines may be levied against those guests without proper documentation. Payment of any fines levied is the responsibility of the individual guest. Please check with the nearest office of U.S. Customs or the U.S. Department of State in order to determine whether you will need a visa and/or inoculations.

not accepted for settlement of onboard accounts.

Pay m e n t O n S h o r e You’ll save money by using the local currency. Most locations will accept major credit cards and some will accept U.S. dollars. There is no currency exchange onboard.

Pets Pets and other animals are not allowed on Windstar, with the exception of qualified service animals for guests with disabilities. Please notify your travel agent or Windstar Cruises at time of booking if you intend to board with a service animal.

For non-U.S. citizens who have previously been admitted

Smoking Policy

to the United States for permanent residence and

Smoking is not permitted in any of the staterooms

who make the entire cruise without transshipment

or public spaces, including all restaurants and

or stopover en route, no reentry permit is required.

corridors. Smoking is permitted on the outside

However, you must carry your passport and your Alien

decks in designated smoking areas only.

Registration Receipt Card, Form I-151. Resident aliens not in possession of this form should obtain one at the nearest office of the U.S. Immigration Service.

T ransfers Guests may purchase transfers between airport and pier. You may also purchase transfers between

Visas: Some countries require that you obtain

Windstar Cruises designated pre-/post-hotels

official authorization (called a visa) before entering

and pier or between airport and designated

the country. Usually a fee is required. You are

pre-/post hotels if it is within standard Windstar

responsible for obtaining any necessary visas. If

Cruises services. Transfers may be purchased by

you do not hold proper visa documents, you could

calling Windstar Guest Services at 800-258-7245.

be denied boarding without compensation.

If you have chosen to stay at a non-Windstar

All Visa Waiver Program travelers are required to obtain an

Cruises hotel, Windstar can provide transfers, but

electronic travel authorization prior to boarding a carrier to

only to/from our designated properties. You are

travel by air or sea to the U.S. under the Visa Waiver Program.

responsible for your own transportation between

For more information, please visit https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov.

Windstar’s pick up/drop off point and your hotel.

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Va lua b l e s/ I m p o rt R e s t r i c t i o n s Each stateroom is equipped with a built-in safe for storing valuables and important documents. In order to avoid problems when reentering the United States, we strongly recommend that U.S. residents register their valuables with U.S. Customs before departure. You must do this at a Customs office near your home. Items that should be registered generally include those not manufactured in the U.S. Customs pays particular attention to cameras (including special lenses and video equipment), binoculars, radios and foreignmade watches and appliances. Please pay particular attention to the import of animal by-products (such as furs, belts and shoes). A complete list of banned imports is available from U.S. Customs.

Wat e r s p o rt s P l at f o r m The Watersports platform is only open while at anchor and its use is subject to weather conditions, location restrictions and participation waiver. The Watersports platform is not open when the yacht is docked. Mediterranean and Baltic voyages offer limited water sports activities.

W h at to Pa c k The less you bring, the better. We suggest clothes that are light, cool and made of natural fabrics like cotton and silk. You may wish to bring warmer clothing (layers are best) if you are traveling on a Transatlantic, Baltic or autumn Mediterranean cruise. The tone for dinner and evening onboard is imaginative, yet relaxed. Stylish, yet comfortable. For ladies, sundresses, slacks and informal evening wear are just right. For gentlemen, we suggest slacks and collared shirts or polos. There are no formal nights, no costume parties, no requirements for suits and ties. (However, if your cruise takes you to Monte Carlo, please note that many casinos require men to wear both a jacket and tie.) Our only request is that shorts, jeans, hats and T-shirts not be worn in The Restaurant, Degrees or public rooms during the evening. Country Club casual is acceptable for Le MarchĂŠ and Candles Grill.

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t r av e l

p rot e c t i o n TICP PLUS PLAN: Includes the TICP standard coverage as outlined previously plus provides a future cruise credit for non-covered reasons for the cancellation penalties. TRIP INTERRUPTION BENEFIT: Covers the unused, non-refundable land or water arrangements provided by Windstar Cruises and the additional airfare to return home or rejoin your trip when you must interrupt your cruise or tour for a covered reason. Limit of coverage: Up to 100 percent of the cost of your Windstar Cruises travel arrangements.

T rip inter ruption and cancellation protection (ticp) plan and Additional baggage protection

TRAVEL DELAY BENEFIT: Reimbursement for reasonable accommodation and traveling expenses until travel becomes possible if you are delayed for more than 12 hours due to covered reasons. Limit of coverage: $100 per day to a maximum of $1,000.

Windstar Cruises offers guests the opportunity to purchase either our TICP Standard or TICP

MEDICAL EXPENSE/EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE

Plus Protection Plans. Both of these plans

BENEFIT: You will be reimbursed up to $50,000

are optional and must be paid for at time of

for reasonable and customary medical expenses

deposit. Payments are not refundable. Both

for any covered sickness or injury which occurs

plans are available for U.S. residents.

while on your cruise or tour and up to $100,000 for an emergency medical evacuation when deemed

Because cancellation fees apply regardless

necessary by a Legally Qualified Physician.

of the reason for cancellation, including medical and family matters, we strongly

ONE CALL 24-HOUR TRAVEL SERVICES NETWORK:

recommend the purchase of either the

Provides 24-hour worldwide assistance for

TICP Standard or TICP Plus Plans.

medical and legal emergencies, lost or stolen passport or travel documents, emergency cash

TICP STANDARD PLAN: Should you need to cancel

transfers, plus a 24-hour nurse helpline.

or interrupt your cruise for covered reasons, you would be reimbursed for covered cancellation penalties (If you cancel your cruise) and/or the value of the unused portion of your trip and other covered expenses (If you interrupt your cruise), up to your full cruise vacation cost.

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W i n d s ta r

Fleet

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T h e S a i l i n g Ya c h t s o f W i n d s ta r Our three sleek sailing yachts are like nothing else at sea. Even in the most prestigious yachtfilled harbors, your Windstar yacht is easy to recognize. Just look for the elegant vessel with the brilliant white sails stretching toward the Wind Spirit

sky. All three Windstar yachts feature expansive teak decks, which is quite unusual for smaller ships. And unlike other ships of comparable size, our sailing yachts offer plenty of hidden nooks and quiet spaces to call your own. With so few guests, it’s easy to get to know your fellow sailors. Just as you would on your own luxury yacht.

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Wind Sur f

Ov e rv i e w

The largest sailing yacht in the world, Wind Surf is a sleek, 5-masted sailing vessel that represents the ultimate in Windstar luxury sailing. Sailing with 312 guests, it offers 31 ocean-view suites with his-and-her bathrooms, two bridge suites and 123 deluxe ocean-view staterooms. There are several dining spots to choose from on Wind Surf. The reservations-only Degrees features a menu reflecting the fresh, seasonal preparations that are synonymous with Mediterranean cooking. The Restaurant offers gourmet, course-by-course cuisine in the evenings. And The Veranda offers casual dining for breakfast and lunch. For dining under the stars, two alfresco deckside eateries include Candles Grill for steaks and skewers and Le Marché for fresh seafood. Wind Surf has the most elaborate fitness room and spa in the Windstar fleet, outclassing most facilities on similar-size yachts. Additional amenities include the Casino, Lounge, pool, Watersports platform, and two whirlpools. The comfortably appointed Yacht Club is Wind Surf’s “living room” and library. It’s a perfect place to read, catch up on news, browse the Internet or enjoy a good conversation with friends.

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W i n d S u r f Fa c t s Length: 535 feet (162 meters) at waterline; 617 feet (187 meters) including bowsprit Draft: 16.5 feet (5 meters) Tonnage: 14,745 gross registered tons (grt) Beam: 66 feet (20 meters) Sails: 7 triangular, self-furling, bridge-operated

Lounge

sails with 26,881 square feet (or 2,600 square meters) of Dacron surface area Masts: 5 at 164 feet (50 meters) Engines: 4 diesel electric generator sets, 2 electrical propulsion motors Speed: 10 to 12 knots with engines only; up to 15 knots with prevailing wind Capacity: 312 guests Staterooms: 123 deluxe ocean-view staterooms Suites: 31 deluxe ocean-view suites Bridge Deck Suites: 2 deluxe ocean-view bridge suites Decks: 7 decks with a total of 22,090 square feet Crew: 191 international staff Ship’s Registry: Bahamas

Water Sports

Degrees

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Wind Sur f

Acc o m m o dat i o n s

Suite

Bridge Suite

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Bridge Suite


S u i t e s I n c lu d e Ev e ry t h i n g i n a s tat e ro o m a n d : • Spacious sitting area • Two flat-screen televisions with DVD player • Two bathrooms with granite countertops, glass shelves and teak flooring

In-Suite Spa Packages: • Fine, luxurious microfiber bed linens Stateroom

• Selection of specialty pillows from pillow menu • Lush spa robes • Rich emollient O SPA London products

Wind Sur f Acc o m m o dat i o n s The Wind Surf offers four types of cabin classes, including staterooms, suites, spa suites and bridge suites.

• Aromatherapy essence refreshed daily • Nightly turn-down gift such as organic lavender hand cream, eye gel, or body cream from WindSpa • In-suite tea service by Tea Forté • D elicious platter of fresh fruit delivered daily to each spa suite • Exclusive festive cocktail party for spa suite guests

A l l S tat e ro o m s a n d s u i t e s I n c lu d e : • Ocean view • Luxury linens and mattresses • Flat-screen television • DVD player • Bose SoundDock speakers for Apple iPods

• Invitation to Windstar’s signature “Spa Under the Stars” evening event • Private spa concierge in WindSpa • WindSpa services (two 60-minute facials; two 60-minute massages; two grooming treatments — manicure, pedicure or shave) • Unlimited fitness, Pilates and yoga classes

• Sumptuous L’Occitane® products • Bathroom with granite countertops, glass shelves and teak flooring • Shower with massaging showerhead • Luxurious towels • Waffle-weave robes and slippers • Hair dryer

B r i d g e S u i t e s I n c lu d e Ev e ry t h i n g i n a s tat e ro o m a n d : • S pacious private living room • Relaxing whirlpool spa and expansive bathroom • Walk-in closet • Two flat screen televisions with DVD player

• Private safe • Vanity desk with chair • 24-hour in-room dining • Spacious closets • Fresh flowers • Fresh fruit basket • Alarm clock • Phone (usage charges apply) • Mini-bar (replenished daily and items consumed charged to your account) • Wireless Internet access available (usage charges apply) W i n d s ta r C ru i s e s . c o m

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Aboa r d The Wind Sur f

Spa c e s O n b oa r d 1

The Bridge

2

Degrees Restaurant

3

The Restaurant

4

Bridge Suites

5

Casino

6

The Veranda

7

Suites

8

Staterooms

9

The Lounge

1 0

 acht Club Sandwich Y & Espresso Bar

11

Fitness Center

1 2

Compass Rose Bar

1 3

Reception

1 4

Nautilus Room

1 5

WindSpa

1 6

Signature Shop 17

17

Watersports Platform

1 9

The Terrace Bar

2 0

Candles Grill

21

Le MarchĂŠ

12

16

Pool/Whirlpools

1 8

21 19

20

13

18 15

14

11

10 6 7

9

4 5

2

8 3 1

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Le Marché

Degrees

The Veranda

Degrees

Fitness Center

The Veranda Degrees The Veranda

Bridge Suites

Le Marché

Fitness Fitness CenterThe Terrace Bar Center

Le Marché

The Terrace Bar The Terrace Bar

Suites

S TA R D E C K

503 502

The Bridge

BRIDGE DECK

Compass Rose

Nautilus Room

503

501

503

502

Candles Grill

Yacht Club

301

309 317

315 307

311 305

309 303

301 307

305

303

301

310 316

314 308

31 2 306

310 304

302 308

306

304

302

315 321 314 320

311 319

323 317 322 316

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303

309

311

307

308

320 2 1 1 212 326 210 209 31 8 207 324 205

310

Whirlpool Stairs/elevator

Watersports Platform

WindSpa

Candles Grill

319

317

157315 155 153311 151 149309 147 145307 157 155 143 153 141 305 151 139 149 137303 147 135301 145 133 131 143 141 129 139 127 137 125 135 123 133 121 131 119 117 129 127 1 1251 5 111 123 109 121 107 119 105 117 103 1 1101 5 111 109 107 105 103 101

316

314 154 15231 2 150 148310 146 144308 154 142 152 140306 150 138 148 136304 146 134302 144 132 130 142 140 128 138 126 136 124 134 122 132 120 130 118 116 128 126 11 4 124 11 2 122 11 0 120 108 118 106 116 104 11102 4 11 2 11 0 108 106 104 102 211 209 207 205

217 215

227 225 223 221

241 239 237 235 233 231 229

212 210

216 214

226 224 222 220

240 238 236 234 232 230 228

255 253 251 249 247 245 243 254 252 250 248 246 244 242

269 267 265 263 261 259 257 266 264 262 260 258 256

B R I D G EB SRU I DI TGEE S U I T E

SUITE SUITE

Watersports Platform

212 210

Staterooms & Suites

S TAT E RO O ME RO O M S TAT

Bridge Suites: 495 square

WindSpa

feet or 46 square meters.

D E C K T WO PUBLIC SPACES

115 111 109 107 105 103 101

CATEGORY B

STAIRS/ELEVATORS

Suite 501: 376 square feet or 35 square meters. Suites: 376 square feet

1 14 1 12 1 10 108 106 104 102

128 126 124 122 120 118 116

142 140 138 136 134 132 130

CATEGORY A

129 127 125 123 121 119 117

SUITES

143 141 139 137 135 133 131

BRIDGE SUITES

157 155 153 151 149 147 145

Watersports Platform

WindSpa

S TAT E RO O M

D E C K ODNE EC K O N E

154 152 150 148 146 144

216 214

258

228 216 214 226 224 212 222 210 220

228 240 238 226 236 224 234 222 232 220 230

Whirlpool

WindSpa

31 8

327

321

329

326

323

331

328

320

333

325

335

332 330

322

337

334

Watersports Platform

Pool Bar

SUITE

BRIDGE SUITE 324

339

336

341

338

D E C K TDWO E C K T WO

211 209 207 205

Pool

DECK ONE

DECK THREE

247 235 245 233 243 231 229 241 239 227 237 225 235 223 233 221 231 229 217 215 227 225 211 223 209 221 207 205 217 215

259 247

Photo Gallery Reception

258 246 114 256 1244 12 1242 10 254 108 252 240 106 250 104 238 248 102 236 246 234 244 232 242 230

MAIN DECK

142 140 266 138 136 264 134 262 132 260 130

154 152 150 148 146 144

Sandwich & Espresso Bar

1257 15 1 1 1245 243 109 255 107 253 105241 251 103239 249 101 237

259

Casino

Signature Shop

129257 269 127 267 125 255 265 123 253 121 263 251 119 261 117249

Yacht Club

128 256 126 266 124 254 264 122 252 120 262 250 118 260 248 116

157 155 153 151 149 147 145

The Lounge

143 141269 139267 137265 135263 133 131261

D E C K T WO

The Restaurant

or 35 square meters.

DECK ONE

GE SUITES

Public Spaces

Yacht Club

323 329 321 327 319 325

315

Signature Shop Whirlpool

Yacht Club

216 322 217 214 328 215

31 2

327 333 325 33 1

314

319

334

D E C K TDHERCEKE T H R E E

227 226 224 326 225 222 332 223 220 330 324 221

321

317 316

31 8

334

255 253 338 251 249 336 247 245 243

254 252 250 248 246 244 242

BRIDGE DECK

329 335

323 322

320

331 337

333 339

327

325 324

335 341

326

328

337

269 267 265 263 261 259 257

240 241 238 239 332 237 236 338 234 330 235 232 336 233 230 231 228 328 229

329

331

333

335

332 330

334

Casino

Compass Rose

266 264 262 260 258 256

Nautilus Room

339

DECK THREE

502

341

503

336

338

M A I N DMEACIKN D E C K

501

The Bridge

337

339

341

S TA R D E C K

Candles Grill

Pool Bar

Signature Shop Pool Pool Photo Photo Gallery Pool Bar Gallery Pool Bar Sandwich & Espresso Bar Reception Sandwich & Espresso Bar Reception Whirlpool

The Lounge The Terrace Bar The Lounge

Casino

Candles Grill

302

MAIN DECK

Pool

Photo Gallery Reception

Le Marché Sandwich & Espresso Bar

305

Casino

The Restaurant Fitness The Restaurant Center

Category B

Signature Shop

304

B R I D G EB D CGKLounge R IEDThe E DECK

The Veranda

Compass Rose

502

The Restaurant

Degrees

category A

Compass Nautilus Rose Room

Nautilus Room

306

The Bridge

501

The Bridge

501

S TA R DSETA C KR D E C K

BRIDGE SUITE

SUITE

S TAT E RO O M

Staterooms: 188 square feet or 18 square meters

BRIDGE SUITES SUITES BRIDGE SUITES

CATEGORY A CATEGORY B PUBLIC SPACES STAIRS/ELEVATORS SUITES CATEGORY A CATEGORY B PUBLIC SPACES STAIRS/ELEVATORS

Staterooms with 3rd Berths: 117–139; all suites (excluding 501) Rooms with queen beds that convert into (2) twin beds: 103–155; 205–269; 305–339; 501, 502, 503

SUITES

CATEGORY A

CATEGORY B

PUBLIC SPACES

STAIRS/ELEVATORS

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W i n d Sp i r i t & W i n d S ta r

Ov e rv i e w

The luxurious Wind Spirit and Wind Star offer the most intimate of yachting experiences. Sailing with just 148 guests, they offer 73 deluxe, ocean-view staterooms and one deluxe owner’s suite. The ships’ two primary dining venues include The Restaurant, featuring gourmet, course-bycourse cuisine in the evenings and The Veranda, offering casual buffet and full-service dining for breakfast and lunch. All dining is open seating. For a special treat, make a reservation to dine under the stars at Candles Grill, our decktop restaurant featuring freshly grilled steaks and skewers. Wind Spirit and Wind Star amenities include the luxurious WindSpa, a Casino and entertainment Lounge, the Windstar Watersports platform with water toys to enjoy, a library, pool and whirlpool.

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Wind spirit & W i n d s ta r Fa c t s Length: 360 feet (110 meters) at waterline; 440 feet (134 meters) including bowsprit Draft: 14 feet (4.1 meters) Tonnage: 5,736 gross registered tons (grt) Beam: 52.1 feet (15.8 meters)

The Restaurant

Sails: 6 triangular, self-furling, bridge-operated sails with 21,500 square feet (or 2,200 square meters) of Dacron surface area Masts: 4 at 204 feet (62 meters) Engines: 3 diesel electric generator sets, 1 electrical propulsion motor Speed: 10 knots with engines only; up to 15.8 knots with prevailing wind Capacity: 148 guests Staterooms: 73 deluxe ocean-view staterooms Owner's Suite: 1 ocean-view owner’s suite Decks: 4 decks with a total of 10,200 square feet Crew: 90 international staff Ship’s Registry: Bahamas

Pool & Whirlpool

Lounge

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W i n d Sp i r i T & W i n d S ta r

Acc o m m o dat i o n s

Stateroom

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Stateroom Owner's Suite


A l l s tat e ro o m s I n c lu d e : • Ocean view • Luxury linens and mattresses • Flat-screen television • DVD player • Bose SoundDock speakers for Apple iPods • Sumptuous L’Occitane® products • Bathroom with granite countertops, glass shelves and teak flooring

L'Occitane® Products

• Shower with massaging showerhead • Luxurious towels • Waffle-weave robes and slippers • Hair dryer • Private safe (select staterooms only) • Vanity desk with chair • 24-hour in-room dining • Spacious closets • Fresh flowers • Fresh fruit basket • Alarm clock • Phone (usage charges apply) • Mini-bar (replenished daily and items consumed charged to your account) • Wireless Internet access available (usage charges apply)

The owner’s suite includes everything in a stateroom plus a spacious sitting area.

Owner's Suite

Bathroom

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Ab oa r d

T h e W i n d Sp i r i t & w i n d S ta r

Spa c e s O n b oa r d 1

The Bridge

2

The Veranda

3

Candles Grill

4

The Restaurant

5

Staterooms

6

Signature Shop

7

Reception

8

Library

9

WindSpa

1 0

Gym

11

Casino

1 2

Pool/Whirlpool

1 3

The Lounge

1 4

Watersports Platform

12 13 14

8

11 9 10

6

3

7

2 1 4

5

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F LY I N G B R I D G E

Owner's Suite Whirlpool

Bridge

The Veranda

F LY I N G BRadio RIDGE

Pool Piano Bar

Room

category A

Candles Grill

DECK FOUR

Category B

Whirlpool

Bridge

The Veranda

Radio Room

Pool Piano Bar

Reception

Public Spaces

Candles Grill

DECK FOUR

WC

Galley

Lobby

The Restaurant

The Lounge

Reception

Library

Lobby

The Restaurant

WC

WindSpa

WC

Galley

WindSpa

Stairs

Casino

The Lounge

DECK THREE

Library

Signature

Shop WC

Casino

203 201

217 21 5 203 211 201 209 207 205 Gym

210 208 206 204 202

216

Watersports Platform

214 226 2 12 224 210 222 208 220 206 204 218 202 216 214 21 2

225

226 234 224 232 222 220 230 218 228

240 238 236 234 240 232 230 238 228 236

233 2 31 229 227 233 225 231 223 2 21 229 2 19 227

DECK THREE

223 2 17 2 15 221 211 21 9 209 207 205

Signature Shop

Gym

Watersports Platform

D E C K T WO

D E C K T WO

105 103 101

105 103 101

107

115 111 109

107

Owner’s Suite

11 0 121 108 106 119 104 117 102

121 119 117 115 111 109 126 131 124 129 122 120 127 118 125 116 114 1 12

133

139 137 135 133 131 129 127 125 140 138 136 139 134 137 132 130 135 128

Owner’s Suite

110 108 106 104 102

126 124 122 120 118 116 114 11 2

140 138 136 134 132 130 128

DECK ONE

Staterooms & Suites

S TAT E RO O M

DECK ONE

Staterooms: 188 square feet or 18 square meters.

S TAT E RO O M

s tat e ro o m

Staterooms with 3rd Berths: Upper Fold-down Pullman | Wind Spirit: 124, 126, 129, 131–136, 138 OWNER’S SUITE

CATEGORY A

CATEGORY B

PUBLIC SPACES

STAIRS

| Wind Star: 118–122, 124–136, 138 Staterooms with Adjoining Private Doors:

Wind Spirit: 124/126, 129/131, 132/134, 133/135, 136/138

OWNER’S SUITE

CATEGORY A

CATEGORY B

PUBLIC SPACES

STAIRS

Wind Star: 125/127, 128/130, 129/131, 132/134, 133/135, 136/138

Owner’s Suite: 220 square feet or 21 square meters.

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R ej u v e n at e at

W i n d Spa

S a i l I n to a S tat e o f Per fect Bliss You are about to enter a place not found on any map. A world of ancient stones, mythical crystals, exotic muds. As the scent of rosemary and lavender fills the air, muscles slacken and cares melt away. Welcome to WindSpa, an island of calm devoted to the endless pursuit of pampered pleasure. Here in the quietude of WindSpa, earth meets ocean in luxuriant potions made of essential oils and plant and herbal extracts by O SPA London. Each purely organic product is specially created to soothe, balance, nourish and revive. Indulge in spa rituals that include rehydrating facials, therapeutic mud treatments, ancient stone massages and rejuvenating aromatherapy. When was the last time you treated yourself to an afternoon of head-to-toe pampering? You might start with an extravagant Kérastase hair care treatment. Then move on to an invigorating body wrap or Aromaveda massage. End your day with the pièce de résistance: a relaxing foot and ankle massage outside on the deck. Just as Windstar takes you to some of the most remarkable places on earth, WindSpa takes you to one of the most astonishing within: a universe of pure pleasure.

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Personal

Fitness E x e r c i s e Yo u r Op t i o n s Attention stretchers, crunchers, pedalers, divers, mermaids and yoginis: it’s time to play! The Fitness Center on Wind Surf and the Gym on Wind Star and Wind Spirit have been recently updated with state-of-the-art equipment from world leader Technogym and are ready for action. You can work out with a personal trainer, join a fitness class — or work out at your own pace on shiny new weight machines, treadmills, bikes and stair climbers. For a more refined workout, consider our Pilates Institute at Sea program, yoga classes or relaxing meditation groups led by our team of professionally trained experts. Prefer to strike out on your own? Now you can rent one of our new 7000-series aluminum frame Dragon Marine folding bikes for a half or full day. Available for rental in most ports, you can make sure there’s a bike with your name on it by reserving ahead of time through Reception. Bike helmets, locks and chains are provided. With so many options to exercise onboard, it’s easy to overlook the easiest one of all: taking in the fresh, sea air while strolling around your yacht’s expansive deck.

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I n v i g o r at i n g

Wate r sports It’s play time! And just as you’d expect when sailing onboard your own exclusive yacht, it’s fully equipped with all of the water toys you can imagine. Waterski, windsurf, tube or kayak in some of the world’s most beautiful waters with complimentary equipment from the Watersports platform. Just wander down to your yacht’s lower level to find water sports equipment, plus new toys like an 8-foot-wide inflatable trampoline on Wind Surf and fun flotation mats for sunbathing on Wind Star and Wind Spirit. An afternoon of snorkeling is a great way to explore some dramatic coastlines in depth. The Watersports platform has all the gear you need, including: • Sailboats • Kayaks • Waterskiing equipment • Snorkeling gear • Windsurfing equipment • Scuba diving gear (Costa Rica only)

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Ya c h t s m a n

Entertainment On Windstar, you can skip the flash and formality of other luxury cruise ships. Leave the jacket and tie at home if you want. Life onboard is a little more relaxed, a little more yachtsman-like. Unwind from a day on shore with a glass of wine and live music in the Lounge. We occasionally invite local performers onboard to bring you even closer to the unique cultures and entertainment of the region. Or spend an evening with Lady Luck as you try your hand at blackjack or roulette in the Casino. It won't be long before you discover the enchantment of an evening under sail on Windstar. Toast the end of another perfect day under billowing white sails and starlit skies. Or find a private spot on the expansive teak deck to connect with new friends. On one magical evening you’ll experience one of the greatest parties you’ll find at sea as our crew showcases their unique culinary and dance talents at our famous deck barbecue. On Windstar, we’re all about showing you a good time.

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Windsta r's commitment to the

Env i ron m e nt Wa s t e R e d u c t i o n Appropriate quantities of food and supplies are ordered for each cruise. Our crews are offered incentives for new and innovative ideas that aid in the reduction of waste.

F u e l C o n s e rvat i o n and Reduced Emissions Fuel consumption is minimized through increased use of the yachts’ sails and through itinerary revision. The yachts burn a low-sulfur fuel that reduces harmful emissions to the atmosphere. Through conservation and safety efforts, we are working to ensure that while our guests enjoy the luxury and comfort of their stay with us, we do our part to preserve the environment.

E n v i ro n m e n ta l O f f i c e r s A senior member of the crew is designated as the yacht’s Environmental Officer and each crew member receives comprehensive environmental training each year.

E n v i ro n m e n ta l S ta n da r d s Windstar Cruises is a member of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), an organization with its own environmental standards that encourages their members to exceed international environmental regulatory requirements.

E n v i ro n m e n ta l M a n ag e m e n t S y s t e m s Windstar is in the process of developing an environmental management system (EMS) that will be certified to the ISO 14001 international EMS standard. Achieving this certification will ensure that Windstar not only meets, but exceeds, environmental regulations and best management practices.

Ec o m e t r i x T r a c k i n g S y s t e m s Through our parent company, Xanterra Parks & Resorts, Windstar employs detailed “Ecometrix” environmental performance metrics and tracking systems that monitor all of our waste generation, fossil fuel consumption, carbon emissions, water usage, recycling, and other resource usage.

R e c yc l i n g E f f o rt s Chemical and hazardous waste is stored onboard and disposed with licensed contractors ashore. Biodegradable, environmentally friendly cleaning supplies are used. Waste vegetable cooking oil is burned for fuel. Recyclable trash is collected in back-of-house areas and recycled.

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Wat e r C o n s e rvat i o n Implementing water conservation initiatives such as special water efficient showerheads are part of Windstar’s continued compliance of improvement of environmental procedures.


Windsta r Cruises is Proud to be pa rt of a 135-yea r legacy in hospitality leadership Windstar Cruises is now part of Xanterra Parks & Resorts and its 135-year legacy as a hospitality leader. Xanterra’s expertise in world-class hospitality gives Windstar a unique ability to provide guests with exceptional luxury travel experiences and personal guest service. Xanterra Parks & Resorts is the largest national and state park concessioner in the United States. Each year, more than 18 million people visit the national and state parks, where Xanterra oversees operations including lodging, retail, food and beverage, tours and other activities.

Xanterra Parks & Resorts is a proven leader in environmental sustainability and has been committed to the preservation and protection of the environment for many years. Through its environmental program, “Ecologix,” Xanterra Parks

Xanterra’s operations portfolio includes the national

& Resorts has been repeatedly recognized for

parks at Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon’s South

environmental leadership in the hospitality industry

Rim, Zion, Crater Lake, Rocky Mountain, Petrified

and is the recipient of many honors, including major

Forest and Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

awards from the U.S. Department of the Interior,

In addition, Xanterra manages the lodging and

National Park Service, Environmental Protection

conference facilities at eight Ohio State Parks.

Agency, Travel Industry Association of America,

Xanterra also owns and operates the Grand Canyon

American Hotel and Lodging Association, National

Railway in Williams, Arizona, Furnace Creek

Parks Conservation Association, Condé Nast

Resort in California’s Death Valley National Park

Traveler, National Geographic Traveler, Colorado

and Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Department of Public Health, State of Arizona, Arizona Department of Environmental Quality and Utah Department of Environmental Quality.

For more information about Xanterra's destinations please visit www.xanterra.com

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TERMS & C ONDITIONS CRUISE FARES: Your fares include ocean transportation, stateroom

after that date for any reason, including medical or family reasons,

accommodations and all meals and entertainment onboard the

are subject to the following cancellation fees: 90–60 days before

ship. Not included, however, are items of a personal nature, such as

commencing travel — US$500/$750 per person (deposit); 59-30 days

alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, laundry, transfers prior to or after

before commencing travel — 50 percent of gross fare; 29–0 days

cruise (dis)embarkation, or optional programs or activities. You’ll

before commencing travel — 100 percent of gross fare. Given that the

also be charged separately for shore excursions, Home City Air

resale of canceled space will likely result in a lost opportunity to sell

Program and additional conveniences or conveyances not specified

other space, these fees are due regardless of resale. Windstar Cruises

in the itinerary. All rates shown are per person based on double

can only be responsible for refunding amounts actually received by it.

occupancy. Fares are published in U.S. dollars. Note: Third-person

Travel agencies may impose their own cancellation fees. Agency fees

rates available upon request. For further information on fares, non-

of any nature are a matter to be decided on solely by the agency and

discountable amounts, taxes and surcharges, please see below.

guests. Windstar Cruises contracts are non-transferable. Name changes and departure date changes are considered reservation cancellations/

SINGLES: Single occupancy of a stateroom is 175 percent

re-bookings and are subject to cancellation fees. Changes require the

of the published per-person stateroom cruise fare (200

prior approval of Windstar Cruises and may not always be possible.

percent of the Owner’s Suite, Suites and Bridge Suites perperson cruise fares) and is subject to availability.

CHANGE CHARGES: Changing your itinerary after reservations have been made can result in loss of advantages gained by early

RESERVATIONS AND PAYMENT: Travel agencies provide a valuable

planning. To cover administrative costs, a minimum charge of

service and counseling to prospective travelers. We encourage you

$50 per person will be assessed if you request a change in your

to make your Windstar Cruises reservations with a travel professional

travel arrangements less than 91 days prior to commencement

who understands your individual needs. Since accommodations

of travel. This doesn’t apply to departure date changes (please

are limited by the number of staterooms on each ship, reservations

refer to cancellation policy). Change charges are not assessed

should be made as early as possible. Travel agencies are not owned

for stateroom upgrades or for the addition of services unless air

or controlled by Windstar Cruises. Your deposits and payments

reservations are altered and/or travel documents must be reissued.

for Windstar Cruises services are to be paid to the travel agency with which you made your reservation. Travel documents will be

CRUISE CONDITIONS: “Ship” refers to the ship that will provide

issued only if and when full payment has been received by Windstar

the ocean transportation portion of the Cruise. All of the Ships are

Cruises from the travel agency. Refunds for canceled or unused

registered in the Bahamas and owned by Bahamian corporations.

services will normally be made to the same travel agency on the

“Owner” refers to the owner of the Ship; the Wind Spirit is owned by

basis of the amount actually received by Windstar Cruises less any

Wind Spirit Limited; the Wind Star is owned by Wind Star Limited;

applicable cancellation fees and charges. You are responsible for

and the Wind Surf is owned by Degrees Limited. Ship ownership and

obtaining from your travel agency monies either retained by the

registry are subject to change. “Cruise” refers to the specific cruise

agency or received by the agency from Windstar Cruises. Guests

indicated in this booklet, as it may be modified by us under this

under 21 years of age must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or

contract, and shall include periods during which you are embarking

chaperone in their cabin who is at least 25 years old; one adult (age

or disembarking the Ship or are on shore while the Ship is in port.

25 or older) chaperone is required for every five people under 21.

"Windstar Cruises", "We", and "Us" refer to Windstar Cruises LLC, a limited liability Company that acts as the agent of Owner and is doing

DEPOSIT AND FINAL PAYMENT REQUIREMENTS: Immediate deposit

business as Windstar Cruises. “Initial Departure” means the time at

of $750 per person for all sailings (except Transatlantic(s), which

which you first begin transit by any means of transport booked by

are $500 per person) is required within three days of booking to

us (including air transportation) for the purpose of taking the Cruise.

secure a reservation. Final payment is due prior to 90 days before

“Windstar Cruises Air Package” refers to air transportation booked

departure date. In most cases we are able to provide you with travel

for you by us to enable you to travel to and from your Cruise.

documents, including your cruise contract, approximately 30 days prior to departure. Travel documents, however, are only issued

NON-WINDSTAR CRUISES SERVICES: Non-Windstar Cruises Services

after final payment has been received by Windstar Cruises. Send all

(such as airlines and other off-ship transportation carriers, shore

payments to Windstar Cruises, 2101 4th Avenue, Suite 210, Seattle,

excursions, meals, accommodations, air ambulance and shoreside

WA 98121, U.S.A. Payment is also welcome by American Express®,

physicians) are generally performed by independent contractors. Those

Discover Card®, Visa®, or MasterCard®. For faster processing,

Non-Windstar Cruises Services that are performed by independent

please include your confirmation number on your check. Travel

contractors are solely at your risk and subject to the terms or

professionals should make checks payable to Windstar Cruises.

arrangements made by you or on your behalf with the independent contractor furnishing the Non-Windstar Cruises Service. Windstar

LATE BOOKING POLICY: On bookings within 45 days of departure,

Cruises assumes no responsibility with respect to these Non-Windstar

we require final payment (cashier’s check, wire transfer of funds, or

Cruises Services (including for delay, injury, death or damage to

American Express®, Discover Card®, Visa®, or MasterCard®) before

property) even though it may collect monies or make arrangements

we can initiate the process of requesting hotel and/or air space; on

for the services. Situations may arise that, in the opinion of Windstar

bookings within 14 days of departure, we are unable to make air or

Cruises, make it necessary for Windstar Cruises to cancel, advance

hotel arrangements. Windstar Cruises will advise you of the status

or postpone a scheduled departure, change itineraries or make

of the request within five working days of receipt of final payment. If

substitutions involving ports of call, other travel components, vessels

your request is confirmed, travel documents may be delivered to the

or other modes of transportation. These situations may include, by way

departure point of your cruise. If we are unable to confirm your late

of example, concerns regarding weather conditions, issues involving

booking as you requested, all monies requested will be refunded in full.

safety matters, alternative business arrangements or charters resulting

CANCELLATION POLICY: A full refund (except for amounts paid for Cancellation Protection Plan) will be made for written cancellations received by Windstar Cruises at least 91 days prior to the date on which you are to commence travel by any mode of transportation booked through Windstar Cruises (air, sea, or land). Guests who cancel

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in the decision to withdraw a sailing from public sale, or requirements of governmental authorities. If this should occur, Windstar Cruises does not assume responsibility or liability for any losses, inconvenience or expenses incurred by guests as a result. Your full cruise fare will be refunded, however, if the cruise is canceled prior to initial embarkation.


GUESTS WITH DISABILITIES: Windstar Cruises does not discriminate

be available in conjunction with our air/sea program due to our preferred

against persons on the basis of disability. We seek, to the extent

carrier’s flight frequency between port cities and the U.S. or Canada.

feasible, to accommodate the needs of persons with disabilities. There are no elevators on the Wind Star and Wind Spirit nor were the ships

SEAT ASSIGNMENTS/AIRLINE SERVICE REQUESTS: We regret that

originally constructed to be wheelchair accessible. As a result, these

seat assignments or other service requests such as wheelchairs, special

two ships may be unsuitable for people relying solely on wheelchairs

meals or oxygen cannot be confirmed by Windstar Cruises. Your travel

for transportation. The Wind Surf is equipped with elevators, but

professional may assist you with these arrangements as well as add

staterooms are not wheelchair accessible. Also note there is no elevator

airline frequent flyer numbers to your reservation once you receive your

access to board the ship. Certain ports require the ship to anchor; in

tickets. Some airlines or charter operations may not offer advance seat

this case guests must be ferried into port. Service animals are permitted

assignments. Each airline has its own baggage allowance policy. You

onboard ships if prior arrangements have been made at time of booking.

are responsible for any excess baggage charges imposed by airlines.

In limited situations where an individual with a disability would be unable to satisfy certain specified safety and other criteria, even when provided with appropriate auxiliary aids and services, we may find it necessary to ask the individual to make alternative travel arrangements. It is essential that Windstar Cruises is notified of any special medical, physical or other requirements you may have at time of booking.

AIR DEVIATION SERVICE: Windstar Cruises offers added flexibility in making air arrangements to and from our cruises. With our Air Deviation Service, we seek to accommodate your request to travel to or from your port of cruise (dis)embarkation on dates other than those usually booked. We’ll consider other deviation requests including specific airline, flight or time; upgrades to first or business class; and gateway cities

FARES, NON-DISCOUNTABLE AMOUNTS, TAXES AND SURCHARGES:

not offered in Windstar Cruises’ Home City Air program. Confirmed

Windstar Cruises reserves the right not to honor any published prices

requests to fly in early or fly out late forfeit the associated airport

that it determines were erroneous due to printing, electronic or clerical

transfer. These services will be furnished only under the condition that

error. Each cruise fare includes a Non-Discountable Amount. That portion

the booking is on deposit. Please be aware that full payment for any

of the fare is both non-commissionable to travel professionals and not

special airline services will be due immediately upon our confirmation

subject to reduction in the event of a percentage discount promotion,

and may not be refundable depending on airline policies. Written

2-for-1 promotion or otherwise. Fares quoted in this brochure are those

requests should be faxed to Air Deviation Service at (206) 733-2790

in effect at the time of printing. If cost factors dictate the need for fare

or mailed to Windstar Cruises, Attn: Air Deviation Service, 2101 4th

increases, Windstar Cruises may do so at any time prior to departure.

Avenue, Suite 210, Seattle, WA 98121. Requests should be submitted

Guests can cancel (without paying a cancellation fee) rather than accept

prior to final payment in order to assure proper consideration.

a fare increase. Taxes will be collected separately from the cruise fare.

All requests are subject to availability and are not guaranteed. If

The term “Taxes” as used by Windstar Cruises refers to certain taxes,

confirmation is possible, guests will be assessed a US$75 non-refundable

fees and charges imposed by governmental or quasi-governmental

service charge per request and additional airline costs incurred.

authorities, including port authorities, relating to any aspect of your cruise. If governmental action results in any element of Taxes exceeding the estimates used by Windstar Cruises for purposes of preparing this brochure, we reserve the right to pass through the extra amount. Similarly, Windstar Cruises reserves the right to impose or pass through fuel surcharges, security surcharges or similar incidental surcharges. No right of cancellation exists under any of these circumstances.

AIR CHANGES, CANCELLATIONS, AND REFUNDS: Once airline tickets have been issued (or at any time within 59 days of travel), any changes or cancellations will result in cancellation fees in the amount of 50 percent or 100 percent of the gross fare (see cancellation policy section on pg. 110 for detailed schedule). In addition, should the requested change or cancellation result in a fare increase or airline charge, you will be responsible for payment of the additional amount.

SHIPS’ REGISTRY AND TRADEMARKS: All of the Windstar Cruises

The maximum refund for unused flight coupons will not exceed the

ships are registered in the Bahamas. Windstar Cruises has registered

air add-on paid by you to Windstar Cruises. Please note that because

trademarks in the United States and various foreign countries for the

of changing airline tariffs, your actual air tickets may reflect fares

names and phrases Windstar®, 180º from Ordinary®, 180 Degrees from

higher or lower than the charge assessed by Windstar Cruises. If

Ordinary®, Romance Under Sail® and the Windstar Cruises logo.

so, the difference is neither chargeable nor refundable to you.

Should you need to contact Windstar Cruises prior to sailing, use this

LIABILITY AND RELATION WITH AIRLINES: If, due to any cause beyond

address: Windstar Cruises, 2101 4th Avenue, Suite 210, Seattle, WA 98121.

our control (including, for example, capacity controls placed upon us by airlines due to the types of fares under which we book), we are unable

TRANSFERS/PRE- & POST-CRUISE SERVICES: Services for Windstar

to arrange for air transportation or the air transportation we arrange is

Cruises cruise-only guests (individuals who do not purchase air

unavailable or otherwise fails to materialize, our sole liability will be limited

transportation or cruise extensions from Windstar Cruises) begin

to refunding the air add-on amount paid to us. We assume no liability for

with embarkation at the noted time in your cruise documents. Any

any acts or omissions of any airline, including, without limitation, those

transfers, meals and dayroom accommodations required prior to this

involving cancellation of flights, schedule changes, re-routings, damage to

time are the responsibility of the guest. Please make a note of this, as

or delay or loss of baggage, flight delays, equipment failures, accidents,

many international flights arrive several hours prior to the scheduled

pilot or other staff shortages, overbooking, or computer errors. The

embarkation time. Guests may purchase a transfer from local airport

liabilities and obligations of an airline to you and your rights against an

to ship for day of sailing and from ship to local airport for day of

airline are subject to any and all terms and conditions of the airline’s ticket

disembarkation directly through Windstar Cruises Reservations. Home

and tariffs and any and all governmental laws and regulations bearing

City Air guests flying on dates other than the date of (dis)embarkation

upon or otherwise relating to such rights, liabilities and obligations.

must arrange their own transfers unless the reason for the different date is because of the purchase of a cruise extension from Windstar

AIR TAXES AND FEES: Air add-on costs quoted by Windstar Cruises

Cruises. Transfers for these guests will be arranged between airport,

will not include Passenger Facility Charges (US$3–US$27), federal

hotel and pier, as appropriate, so long as the transfer dates coincide

flight segment taxes for each flight segment (takeoff and landing)

with the dates of the services purchased from Windstar Cruises.

of US$3.70, the September 11 security fee of up to US$2.50 per passenger enplanement (up to a maximum of US$10), international arrival and departure taxes assessed in foreign countries (the amount

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of which may be charged in the currency of the foreign country

FORCED OVERNIGHTS: Due to airline schedules (and occasionally, lack of

and is subject to change) or new taxes which may be enacted after

flight availability), travel between many home cities and your cruise may

this brochure was published. Departure taxes collected by local

require one or more hotel overnights en route. If necessary, the cost of

authorities at the airport upon departure are currently assessed

hotel accommodations is not included in the air add-on amounts and is

in Barbados (US$30) and Costa Rica (US$26) — all rates listed

the responsibility of the guest. Hotels will be selected by Windstar Cruises

above are per person and are subject to change without notice.

and may not be at the port of (dis)embarkation. Guests are responsible for meals and items of a personal nature. Note: Some hotel packages may not

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Acc o l a d e s W h at g u e s t s a r e s ay i n g a b o u t w i n d s ta r c ru i s e s “I love the sail away. The wind, the sunset, the sails and the music. My favorite, most romantic memory of all is our very special sailing with Windstar.”

—Me-Me LeBlanc

“Just wanted to let you know that we sailed on the Wind Star from Rome to Athens and we had the best cruise of our lives! The service, friendliness of your entire crew, the accommodations, organization, comfort and quality of food — just blew us away. Thank you for the magnificent islands we were taken to and for the wonderful time spent on your ship

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that we will never forget and would like to repeat. You have spoiled all other cruise lines for us!”

Connect with Windstar and other Windstar

guests on Facebook and Twitter. Learn more

—Patsy and Dave Williams-Jones

about destinations and Windstar voyages, ask “Seeing Wind Spirit docked in Amalfi was fantastic! I now understand how much of an impression

questions and view videos and photos. Windstar will also be sharing special offers and news.

they make being docked so close to shore. I was definitely surprised by how large and roomy the

To become a fan or follower on Windstar social

staterooms were along with the whole ship. I loved

media, visit facebook.com/WindstarCruises and

the idea of Candles — sitting back on the outer decks in the evening with a beautiful meal.”

—Leighton Schembri

twitter.com.WindstarCruises. You can also find our latest videos on YouTube at youtube.com/ WindstarCruises.

“The cruise was fantastic. I have never done a small ship cruise before and found it totally relaxing, the itinerary was fabulous and the food was amazing! The captain was the captain on our last cruise, so it was nice to meet him again. The crew is a credit to Wind Star — very good and always smiling. Once again, many thanks for the chance to sail on such a

Windstar’s Blog explores the enchanting destinations we visit, highlights magical moments

beautiful ship.”

W i n d s ta r’ s B lo g

—Estelle Pitman

that happen onboard, shares behind-the-scenes coverage, news, travel tips, crew profiles, new

“Sailed on Wind Surf. Really nice all the way around.

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yacht amenities, enrichment sailings, voyage

Excellent service. Food great. I highly recommend it.”

chronicles, and yacht recipes with readers. Come

check out our Blog at blog.WindstarCruises.com.

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—George Kriza


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Awa r d s

S a i l i n g away w i t h to p h o n o r s Once again, Windstar is pleased — okay, thrilled — to be honored by some of the most notable names in the travel industry. In 2011, we were selected as one of “The World’s Best Cruise Lines” by Condé Nast Traveler on their 16th Annual Gold List. All three of our sailing yachts were included on the magazine's “Best Small Ships” list. Windstar was also selected for the fifth consecutive year in 2011 as the Best Small/Midsize Cruise Line by the discerning readers of Celebrated Living, American Airline’s publication for first class passengers. In addition, Windstar earned top honors in the Travel + Leisure “World’s Best Awards 2011” — and was voted “Most Romantic Cruise Line” by Porthole Magazine for the sixth time in a row. As proud as we are to be honored by the critics, we’re even prouder to be held in high regard by the guests who sail with Windstar, year after year.

C o n d é N a s t T r av e l e r World's Best Cruise Lines — 2011

WORLD’S BEST AWARDS 2011

T r av e l + L e i s u r e M ag a z i n e

World’s Best Small-Ship Cruise Lines — 2011

Windstar Cruises 2012 Atlas Flipbook  

Our 2012 atlas is bigger and more comprehensive than ever before.

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