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“ Ships are the neares t things to d reams that hands have ever made.” — Robert N. Rose

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aradise. Is it an unspoiled place? Or a perfect state of mind? It is both …

and it begins the moment you step aboard. With fewer than 300 guests, the yacht feels like your own. From service so natural we seem to be reading your mind, to the ultimate luxury only a small ship can give you. Freedom.

That's WindstarP For people who never settle for ordinary. Like you.


It’s your yacht to enjoy as you choose. Come up to the Bridge to visit with the Captain. Let others go ashore while you stay on board to play at the Watersports Platform. Relax for a quiet moment on deck. It’s entirely up to you.


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2 Windstar Style

4 Private Yacht Experience

6 All About You

88 Ocean Crossings

8 Closer to the World

100 Welcome Aboard

58 Mediterranean 76 Northern Europe

10 Onboard Experience

102 Wind Surf

12 Public Spaces

108 Star Pride

14 Suites & Staterooms

1 1 4 Wind Spirit & Wind Star

16 Fine Dining

18 Luxury as You Like It®

120 Windstar Vacation Planning

20 Magical Moments

122 Air Program

22 Greek Isles, Turkey, & Black Sea

123 Travel Protection

32 Tahiti

36 Caribbean & Panama Canal 46 Italy

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Editors’ Picks

124 Sustainability 125 Xanterra Parks & Resorts 126 Terms & Conditions 128 Windstar Yacht Club

Condé Nast Traveler 2012 Gold List Top Cruise Lines

Travel & Leisure 2013 World’s Best Awards #3 Best Small-Ship Cruise Line

Cruise Critic 2012 Editors’ Picks Best for Honeymoons

National Geographic 2012 A World’s Best Selection

Celebrated Living 2013 #1 Small/Midsize Ships for the fourth year in a row

Condé Nast Traveler 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards Wind Surf and Wind Star listed in Best Small Ships

Cruise Critic 2013 Cruisers’ Choice #3 Small Ship – Wind Surf

Travel Weekly Gold Magellan Award Market Leader in Small Ship Cruising


From graceful stem to beautiful stern, this feels like your own private yacht.


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• Private Yacht Experience The freedom and cachet of your own private yacht — with all the comforts of a luxury cruise ship. • Small Ship Advantage Sail with an exclusive group of fewer than 300 privileged guests. • Pampering Without Pretense Perceptive, discreet, and genuine — your service is our pleasure. • Casual Elegance Sumptuous surroundings and impeccable style — in casual, comfortable attire. • Premier Destinations Explore hidden coves accessible only to a few — and world-famous yachting highlights. The best of both worlds. • Cuisine as Delightful as the Setting Every meal is a highlight. In every culinary venue, every day of your voyage. • Beautiful Sailing Ships Prevailing trade winds are our favorite energy source. • Contemporary Comfort Enjoy an environment designed for private relaxation and convivial social connection.

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magine spending a week on a friend’s personal luxury yacht. Unlike the

crowded cruise ships left in your wake, you are one of fewer than 300 privileged guests on board. Windstar’s premier chef presents exquisite cuisine, perfectly served, in casually elegant style. A superb collection of fine wines is at hand. Our attentive crew is at your service. You’re invited to make the ship your own. To watch the sunrise from your personal spot on the deck. To savor the charmed life of a yachtsman that is yours alone on Windstar’s beautiful yachts.

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Your yacht is large enough to hold your attention, yet small enough to find a quiet place to contemplate the beauty of the sea — or the person beside you.


From deck barbecues to special Sail Away events, your Windstar cruise is filled with moments to remember and delightfully like-minded travelers to share them with.


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rom the moment you step on board and we greet you by name to the moment

we reluctantly bid you farewell, you are our first priority. In fact, your Windstar pampering begins the moment you ask your Vacation Planner to tell you more about our extraordinary collection of voyages. It continues as we help you plan and customize each aspect of your vacation. When we at last welcome you on board, the fun really begins. Every time we see you smile. Every time we catch you by surprise by bringing you just the right thing at just the right time. Every time we see that look on your face that tells us this is like nothing you’ve ever done before. You make our day.

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ee more, linger longer, have the kind of adventure that defines the

difference between tourism and true travel. Only on Windstar can you wow the paparazzi in stunning ports like Monte Carlo, Papeete, and St. Bart’s. Nestle into picturesque nooks in Portree and Rovinj. Mingle with yachtsmen in their favorite spots like Hvar and Jost Van Dyke. And explore hidden harbors and legendary landmarks others can only dream about.

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Windstar’s small ships take you closer to the world’s wonders.


A refreshing swim. A relaxing massage. A perfectly aligned salute to the sun. Be as active, or as quiet, as you like. It’s all here. All ready. All your choice.


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nwind with a relaxing massage or other pampering treatment in the

tranquil WindSpa. Make a splash with your choice of complimentary toys from our Watersports Platform. Rev it up on stateof-the-art equipment in the Fitness Center. In the beautiful Library you can email a note back home or grab a movie for your stateroom. Go all-in at the Casino, or kick back and enjoy live music in the Lounge. And you are always welcome to visit the Bridge and pore over sailing charts with the Captain.

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he beautiful public spaces on each Windstar yacht feel very private

indeed. You’ll find exactly the right spot to settle in — on a sunny deck … in a cozy club-like corner … or with a group of new-found friends in the bar. On any given day you may prefer the convivial camaraderie around the pool or the welcoming cocoon of the richly toned library. The polished refinement of an evening’s entertainment in the Lounge or the exhilarating luck of the draw in the Casino. Wherever you are, whatever you choose to do, this always feels like your own private yacht.

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Above: The beautiful Pool Bar combines high style with casual elegance. Sundrenched indulgence by day, transformed each evening for dining under the stars. Left: The Lounge is the perfect place to relax with old and new friends. Subtle lighting bathes the lush, tawny colors in a friendly ambiance and sleek contemporary groupings allow both comfort and flexibility.


Relax in the luxury of your beautiful suite (Wind Surf pictured) or stateroom. Soft colors, contemporary style, beautiful finishes and furnishings grace your private paradise on board.


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our private sanctuary welcomes you with contemporary design that is

always elegant, never stuffy. Suites and staterooms are made-to-order for your comfort. Fresh flowers and fine artwork set the stage. A plush robe and slippers, indulgent L’Occitane en Provence® bath products, and oh-so-dreamy Egyptian cotton linens wrap you in bliss. Soothing music on your personal sound system, tranquil seascape colors, and soft lighting lull you to dreamland. Go ahead and surrender to the calm and the mesmerizing ocean view. You can unpack later. In this luxurious space, there’s nothing you have to do except relax and enjoy.

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ining is just what you’d expect on a private yacht. You’re free to

eat when, where, and with whomever you please. (No jackets or ties required.) Naturally, each inventive dish is prepared to your liking — and served in your favorite setting, whether it’s breakfast in bed, lunch alfresco at the Veranda, dinner in the exquisitely redesigned AmphorA Restaurant, or Chocolate Napoleon in Wind Surf’s Stella Bistro. Or perhaps you’d rather dine under the stars at Candles Grill, newly transformed into a chic romantic paradise. All your sumptuous meals are included, wherever you choose to enjoy them. As with everything on Windstar, it’s all about choice.

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A delicious meal prepared to your order, paired with an excellent wine, a spectacular view of the sea, and the perfect company. Can it possibly get any better than this?


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e believe the ultimate luxury is an experience designed specifically to

your personal tastes, just as you’d expect on your own private yacht. That’s why Windstar gives you the freedom to make your own choices, to pick your own pleasures. In one simple call your Vacation Planner can make your Windstar vacation completely inclusive — or create a personal, custommade experience that’s exactly as inclusive as you want it to be. Would you like alcoholic beverages included — our pleasure. A perfect collection of shore excursions picked precisely to your interests — of course. Can we make all your air, hotel, and ground transportation arrangements — naturally. Luxury. Exactly as you like it. (For more information, see page 121.)

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Choose exactly what you want included in your vacation — we can do as much, or as little, as you like.


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ach morning dawns with discovery — hidden harbors and legendary landmarks

beckon you from your private vista on deck. All around, shimmering, turquoise sea and blissful quietude. Nearing the harbor, you feel the envy of all on shore as you make an unforgettable entrance aboard your elegant yacht. Magical moments like these are a matter of course on Windstar. In fact, it’s amazing how these small yachts offer so many larger-than-life memories. They can be as special as our deck barbecues, elaborate sunset celebrations followed by music and dancing under the stars. Or the intoxicating freedom of a day to explore each enchanting new wonder, away from crowds, lines, and regimen. And who needs a formal lecture about navigation when you’re free to visit the Bridge and talk to the Captain one-on-one?

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A candlelight dinner under the stars. A moment alone on deck. A breathtaking view. An illuminating insight. Each day is filled with moments — all of them magical.


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our elegant white yacht seems custom-made for the lyrical lands of the Black and Aegean Seas, the dot

on the exclamation point of an endless sky and peerless waters. Explore the golden age of Greece and the vestiges of Ottoman glory along shores that are as beautiful and untouched today as they were centuries ago. Discover Moorish masterpieces from the Grand Bazaar to the Blue Mosque with its abyss-deep lapis lazuli beauty. Sense the ghosts of Soviet might in Balkan dachas and wander medieval towns that have watched empires rise and fall, and remained to tell the tale.

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xplore the breadth of the Aegean Sea, from the azure tip of Crete to the soaring spires of Istanbul, in one comprehensive nine-day voyage. The monuments of Ephesus and Rhodes are

calling, and Santorini’s blue-and-white charms are on your list of “must sees.” Yet it may be the personal moments on board that are the most memorable.

Day 1 • Athens, Greece

180° from ordinary® Like your own private yacht. The all suite Star Pride is like being on your own private yacht, taking you to places like tiny Monemvasía where big ships can’t go, and treating you to experiences like diving off the yacht’s private Watersports Platform that you won’t get anywhere else. Whether you’re dining on deck under the stars or making yourself at home on the Bridge, magical moments are everywhere.

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Here, in the city that cradled western civilization, walk in footsteps that echo with the history of 2,500 years. The very names are legends. The Acropolis, high above the city, facing the brilliant blue waters of the Aegean. The Parthenon, standing majestically in honor of Athena, the city’s patron. Pull yourself back into the present in Athens’ charming shops and coffee houses.

Day 2 • Monemvasía, Greece This Gibraltar-like town tied to the mainland by a single thread of causeway holds treasures that are old even by Mediterranean standards, with town walls and several churches dating to the 12th century. Climb to the upper town for an up-close look at the castle and Agia Sophia, a Byzantine church. Wander the lanes of the lower town lined with Venetian mansions, many of which have been lovingly restored. Savor the sun on a smooth pebble beach.


Day 3 • Chania, Crete, Greece Hints of Florence, Venice, and Istanbul are everywhere in Chania, beginning with the old Venetian harbor. Go ashore and explore the harbor from the Arabian Lighthouse to the Kioutsouk Hassan Mosque. The architecture is never boring, with Turkish domes interspersed with intricate wrought iron balconies. Find the Venetian Donkey Steps at Plateia Aghiou, with their double-wide steps. Take time out in one of the picturesque tavernas for some dácos (Cretan bread) and mizithra cheese.

Day 4 • Santorini, Greece As our yacht approaches the spectacular cliffs rising from the deep azure sea, you’ll understand the magic of this area, where some say the ruins of Atlantis remain hidden. Sail in a traditional Greek fishing boat (caïque) to Thira, and hike to the summit of its active volcano. Sail to the thermal springs of Palea Kameni for a swim in the heated waters. Toast the day with a crisp, cold glass of local Assyrtiko wine.

Dardanelles, Turkey

Day 6 • Bodrum, Turkey A myriad of activities fill your day, from scuba diving with a certified master to lounging on the beach of a luxurious resort. Or get away from it all on a romantic wooden gulet schooner, where you’ll moor in beautiful inlets to swim and sun in the Aegean. Of course, today is a great day to enjoy Windstar’s Watersports Platform. Swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, wind surfing — it’s all just a step off the aft of the yacht.

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Day 5 • Rhodes, Greece This gracious oasis, known as the “Island of Roses,” was home to the legendary Colossus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Today it is a yachting paradise, whose shores are lined with sparkling beaches and lush green mountainsides. A scenic drive leads you through quaint villages and lemon groves to the ancient Acropolis of Lindos, standing guard over the picturesque town.

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Day 7 • Kusadasi, Turkey Few places offer such a rich combination of history and scenic beauty. In Ephesus, one of the greatest outdoor museums in the world, you’ll explore legendary sites steeped in history. Also visit the houses of Bulbul Mountain, where the roof of one forms the terrace of the next. If you like, cap your day by choosing to dine in the moonlight and enjoy a concert at Celsius Library in Ephesus.

Day 8 • Cesme, Turkey Today is a cornucopia of delightful choices. Weather permitting, we may invite you to enjoy as many water toys as your imagination can cope with from Star Pride’s aft Watersports Platform — kayaks, snorkeling equipment, water skiing, sail boats, wind boards, paddle boats. It’s all complimentary for your fun. Or, if you prefer, explore the alluring thermal springs and the 14th century Genoese castle, or wander among the fig and aniseed groves. Be sure to be back on board in time for dinner — it’s the deck barbecue, the best party at sea.

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Day 9 • At Sea Indulge yourself today — as though it’s your own private yacht. But don’t forget the utter beauty and compelling history around you as we cruise through the Dardanelles in one of the world’s unique yachting thrills. The haunting history of Gallipoli surrounds you, as you see Europe on one hand and Asia on the other.

Day 10 • Istanbul, Turkey Take advantage of our three-day, two-night tour here to discover this ancient city. From the beautiful Pera Palace Hotel you’ll explore the indescribable Hagia Sofia, the stunning Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, the ancient underground cisterns, and much more. Visit WindstarCruises.com for available land and hotel packages to complement this journey.


Di ne with the gods To highlight your experience, join us for an optional event unlike any other, a private candlelight dinner at Celsius Library, the most spectacular setting in ancient Ephesus. White

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xplore the transcendent magic of Istanbul and the enigmatic, once hidden, wonders of Europe’s Black Sea in signature Windstar yachting style. Discover the Turkish delights of Istanbul. Write

your own Romanian Rhapsody. Relax on Ukrainian beaches. And find yourself back where you started with a deliciously broader sense of the world.

Day 1 • Istanbul, Turkey

180° from ordinary® Every moment is all about you. Enjoy pampered, personalized service by a crew who quickly learns your name and delights in surprising you with their thoughtfulness. With only 212 privileged guests, and 124 dedicated crew at your service, your experience aboard Windstar Cruises’ all suite Star Pride is designed for indulgence. From your first hand-delivered cup of coffee to your fluffed pillows at turn-down, your wish is our delight.

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Your voyage begins with a truly memorable experience as we sail between continents under the iconic bridge that connects Europe and Asia. Istanbul, the capital of three world empires, surrounds us with some of history’s finest monuments. The soaring minarets and magnificent domes of this captivating city gracefully bid us on our way as we move toward the intriguing ports of the Black Sea.

Day 2 • At Sea Today we cross the Black Sea, a mysterious body of water with unique qualities. Thanks to all the rivers flowing into it, the surface water is only half as salty as most oceans, while the depths have very little oxygen and are almost devoid of life. Keep your eyes open for the occasional bottlenose dolphin or seal. Use your “day off” to relax in the spa, take a dip in the pool, or visit the Bridge to chart our progress towards Ukraine.


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Day 3 • Yalta, Ukraine Once upon a time, Yalta was reserved for Russian czars and Russian aristocrats. Those who were jaded by jewels, palaces, and fine caviar ranked this Crimean resort among their favorites, and so will you. Take in the elegant white Livadia Palace where the 1945 Yalta Conference was held, Chekhov’s White Dacha, and picturesque Swallow’s Nest Castle perched on a cliff. For something more colorful, head to Vorontsov Palace’s opulent Blue Room or golddomed Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. Head outside town to taste dessert wines at Massandra Winery, established in the late 19th century to supply wine for the czar’s Summer Palace.

Day 4 • Sevastopol, Ukraine

Day 5 • Odessa, Ukraine You can credit Catherine the Great with this sparkling city, designed by the finest European architects in the late 18th century. With its eclectic architectural styles and immigrants from diverse cultures, Odessa has a unique vibe. Walk the Potemkin Steps, said to bring good luck to those who go up and down them in bare feet, and stroll the beautiful tree-lined paths in the heart of the city.

19th century wooden houses with drying fish strung from their roofs. Further inland, glimpse the quickly vanishing lifestyle of Bulgaria’s rural villages, and sample warm Bulgarian hospitality.

Day 8 • Istanbul, Turkey Here we are once again in the former Constantinople, the true terminus of the Silk Road and the end of our journey. Take advantage of our three-day, twonight tour here to discover this ancient city. From the beautiful Pera Palace Hotel you’ll explore the indescribable Hagia Sofia, the stunning Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, the ancient underground cisterns, and much more.

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Sevastopol feels like a misplaced bit of Russia, and for good reason, since the town began as a Russian navy base in 1783. You have to wonder, though, if the navy had purely strategic thoughts in mind. With the beautiful Crimean climate and beaches, this must have rated among the cushiest of Russian military postings. Beyond the city, explore ancient Chersonesus, an ancient Greek city founded in the 5th century, and sample 16th century Crimean Tatar style at the Khan’s Palace.

Visit WindstarCruises.com for available land and hotel packages to complement this journey.

Day 6 • Constanta (Bucharest), Romania You’ll have time to explore this fascinating country as we extend our stay into the evening hours. The resort town of Constanta offers beaches, history, and fine wine. Head inland to the beautiful city of Bucharest, once known as “Little Paris,” where you may visit the vast and famous home of both houses of the Romanian Parliament, widely known as the Palace of the People. Don’t miss the chance to watch the locals playing chess in beautiful Cismigiu Gardens.

Day 7 • Nessebar, Bulgaria The terracotta rooftops come into sight as we approach Nessebar. The Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is easy to cover by foot, tidily contained on a 24-acre island connected by a narrow isthmus to the mainland. Take a walk and you’ll see medieval churches everywhere you look, along with

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xplore the hidden delights of the Greek Isles, the Turkish coasts, and the greatest icons of civilization on this, our signature voyage. You’ll discover thousands of years of humankind’s

greatest feats — from the Acropolis of Athens to the grand palaces of Istanbul. Mykonos, Santorini, Rhodes — discover the Greek Isles as they were meant to be traveled, by sailing yacht.

DAY 1 • Athens, Greece

180° from ordinary® Sail away. It’s a moment to remember in every port, every voyage, but especially here in the Greek Isles. As larger ships wallow in the harbors, Wind Star gracefully turns toward the open sea — sails towering, regal majesty in motion. The strains of stirring music swell and all eyes turn toward this beautiful yacht. If you find yourself moved to tears by the beauty of it, you won’t be the only one — and you won’t be the first.

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Here, in the city that cradled western civilization, walk in footsteps that echo with the history of 2,500 years. The very names are legends. The Acropolis, standing high above the city, facing the brilliant blue waters of the Aegean. The Parthenon, standing majestically in honor of Athena, the city’s patron. Pull yourself back into the present in Athens’ charming shops and coffee houses.

Day 2 • Mykonos, Greece Wake this morning to the postcard-like scene of Mykonos, the classic Greek isle dotted with hundreds of whitewashed churches and thatch-roofed windmills, in a harbor bobbing with fishing boats and luxurious private yachts. A scenic ferry ride takes you back to the 6th century B.C. to the tiny island of Delos, the mythical birthplace of Apollo.


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Istanbul, Turkey

As our yacht approaches the spectacular cliffs rising from the deep azure sea, you’ll understand the magic of this area, where some say the ruins of Atlantis remain hidden. Sail in a traditional Greek fishing boat (caïque) to Thira, and hike to the summit of its active volcano for spectacular views. Then sail to the thermal springs of Palea Kameni for a swim in the heated waters.

Day 4 • Rhodes, Greece This gracious oasis, known as the “Island of Roses,” was home to the legendary Colossus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Today it is a yachting paradise, whose shores are lined with sparkling beaches and lush green mountainsides. A scenic drive leads you through quaint villages and lemon groves to the ancient Acropolis of Lindos, standing guard over the picturesque town.

Day 5 • Bodrum, Turkey A myriad of activities fill your day, from scuba diving with a certified master to lounging on the beach of a luxurious resort. Or get away from it all on a romantic wooden gulet schooner, where you’ll moor in beautiful inlets to swim and sun. Of course, today is a great day to enjoy Wind Star’s Watersports Platform. Swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, wind surfing — it’s all just a step off the aft of the yacht.

Day 7 • At Sea Indulge yourself today — as though it’s your own private yacht. But don’t forget the utter beauty and compelling history around you as we sail through the Dardanelles in one of the world’s unique yachting thrills. The haunting history of Gallipoli surrounds you, as you see Europe on one hand and Asia on the other.

Day 8 • Istanbul, Turkey Take advantage of our three-day, two-night tour here to discover this ancient city. From the beautiful Pera Palace Hotel you’ll explore the indescribable Hagia Sofia, the stunning Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, the ancient underground cisterns, and much more. Visit WindstarCruises.com for available land and hotel packages to complement this journey.

Greek Isles & Turkish Delights Athens to Istanbul, or reverse • 7 days Wi n d star : May 17, 24  , 31; Jun 7  , 14, 21  , 28; Jul 5  , 12, 19  , 26; Aug 2  , 9, 16  , 23, 30  ; Sep 6, 13  , 20, 27  ; Oct 4, 11  , 2014 Reverse Route =  

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Day 6 • Kusadasi, Turkey Few places offer such a rich combination of history and scenic beauty. In Ephesus, one of the greatest outdoor museums in the world, you’ll explore legendary sites steeped in history. Also visit the houses of Bulbul Mountain, where the roof of one forms the terrace of the next. Then enjoy an intimate private lunch with fine Turkish cuisine and tastings of the region’s best wines.

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surpass. Beginning in May 2014, the Tahitian sun will once again rise and set on the sails of our beautiful sailing yacht as Windstar returns to paradise. Wind Spirit was originally designed to explore Tahiti’s shallow lagoons and unnamed islets, and her return to Polynesia feels like “coming home.” As we sail these waters of our heritage, reality and fantasy blend into one perfect experience.

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graceful sailing yacht is the perfect way to experience the true wonder of Tahiti. We’ll let the trade winds fill our sails as we visit one legendary island after another, staying overnight

in most to give you time to swim and snorkel in crystal-clear lagoons, meander through lush rainforests, and experience the fascinating Polynesian culture from tikis to tiare flowers.

Day 1 • Papeete

180° from ordinary® Your spirits soar with the sails. Sailing. There’s nothing on earth quite like it. The hush that surrounds you. The rush of the wind as it fills the canvas. The slice of the bow through crystal water. And no place is more perfectly suited to sailing than these Polynesian islands. When you sail here, with tall masts reaching into the brilliant blue skies, you are not in this place — you are part of this place. As Wind Spirit returns to paradise, the Tahitian breezes whisper “welcome home.”

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Two operative words in this vibrant city: fun and feast. Surprisingly, you’ll find them both on four wheels, in Papeete’s famous le truck, one of the world’s most unusual forms of public transportation, which makes getting there as much fun as being there — and in the famous Roulottes, the food trucks which fill the market square every evening with tantalizing tastes and aromas. Arrive a few days early to get your first taste of sunrises and sunsets in colors from banana to hibiscus, and to casually assume your Tahitian aita pea pea (not to worry) attitude.

Days 1/2 • Moorea (Overnight) Welcome to paradise, where your stunning surroundings soak up superlatives and call for more. In our overnight stay here you’ll have plenty of time to do it all. Be sure to consider the opportunity to hone your photography talents on an optional tour of the island in the company of a professional photographer. Your choices here are endless. Hike the majestic Three


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Day 3 • Tahaa You have just arrived in a wonderland for snorkeling and diving. A true highlight is drift snorkeling among the spectacular coral gardens, a phenomenon unique to Polynesia and perfected in this place. When you come out of the water and breathe in the fragrant air, you’ll remember that this is called the Vanilla Island.

Days 3/4 • Raiatea (Overnight) This magical island will capture you, just as it’s captured those who have come to its shores for over 1,000 years. After our leisurely overnight at anchor here, you’ll wonder how anyone ever mustered the will to leave. Once again, snorkeling is divine, whether you choose to explore the coral reef or simply splash into the aquamarine heaven from the Watersports Platform. Or just stretch out and relax in the sun — this is life in paradise.

Days 5/6 • Bora Bora (Overnight) Your stay here allows plenty of time to capture the beauty in photographs — and you’ll want plenty. These stunning waters will show a different kaleidoscope of blue in each frame. You’ll have lots of options for exploration, whether you prefer the access provided by a 4-by-4, or the thrill of riding in the open air. Stretch out on stunning white-sand beaches, dive and swim in brightly colored seas, or sail among the tiny islands and lagoons. This is the stuff that dreams are made of.

Pacific island lifestyle. And you’ll have your pick of the world’s best snorkeling once again from the decks of your own beautiful yacht.

Day 8 • Papeete Relax on sunny beaches, sample Tahitian fare, and take in the effervescent spirit of the city. But whatever you do, save time — and luggage space — for shopping. Black pearls and colorful crafts fill the market and local treasures are so plentiful you’ll have trouble making your choices. Visit WindstarCruises.com for available land and hotel packages to complement this journey.

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Day 7 • Huahine Anchor here in the place whose nickname is “Garden of Eden.” Take your time to explore the lush forests, the tropical landscapes, and the quaint villages to discover one of Polynesia’s best kept secrets. Here, at a slower pace, see a glimpse of the authentic South

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Coconut Trail. Visit dolphins in their native habitat. Or spend your time swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking from Wind Spirit’s Watersports Platform as we lay at anchor in these beautiful sapphire seas.

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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, Panama, and Costa Rica. Whether you’re sailing through turquoise waters, lazing on powdery white beaches, or enjoying the camaraderie of fellow yachtsmen in spirited ports, the glamorous harbors and unknown coves of this area remain a hidden treasure.

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rom the stunning drama of the Pitons to the captivating charm of Les Saintes. From hidden coves and secret beaches to exotic markets and lively cafés. Here’s the best of

the Caribbean in one single voyage. Sandy beaches, turquoise waters, lush mountains, and beautiful waterfalls blend with the music, tastes, and joie de vivre unique to the Caribbean life.

Day 1 • Philipsburg, St. Maarten

180° from ordinary® Your own water wonderland. The world’s most amazing water park is as close as the aft of your yacht in these Caribbean islands. Our private Watersports Platform gives you intimate access to stunning aquamarine sanctuaries as we anchor in secluded coves and crystalclear waters.

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Great Bay Beach in Dutch St. Maarten is a popular one-mile stretch of beach just steps away from the busy city center. French St. Martin is a delight, with its many restaurants serving authentic French cuisine, and Marigot, where you can pick up clever local crafts to take home.

Day 2 • At Sea The Caribbean was made for sailing, with its hundreds of tiny islands, sparkling waters, and endless blue skies. This is where you can best experience the freedom and allure of the yachting life, with white sails soaring toward the heavens as you put into the next snug and picture-perfect port. Find a favorite spot on the deck and let the wind be your guide to another glorious day in paradise.


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Get ready for a full day with plenty to do. Snorkel alongside brilliant parrot fish in the bubbly waters of Champagne Beach. Take a break to enjoy more than 150 species of plants and brilliant red-necked Jaco parrots at the botanical gardens. If you’re up for an optional hike, don’t miss Boiling Lake and the Valley of Desolation at Dominica’s Morne Trios Pitons National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 4 • Pigeon Island, St. Lucia The Pitons’ two volcanic peaks rise more than 2,400 feet to welcome you to St. Lucia, an island of lush green valleys, vast banana plantations, and bubbling sulfur springs. With 24 miles of vibrant coral reef, this is a slice of maritime heaven for divers and snorkelers. Nearby Pigeon Island National Park features impressive ruins of English forts, archaeological relics of Arawak Indians, and more splendid beaches.

Day 5 • Les Saintes, Guadeloupe This is the Caribbean as you’ve always imagined it, with yacht-filled harbors set against volcanic mountains and endless stretches of palm-fringed beach. Thanks to their relative isolation, the islands of Les Saintes have maintained much of their original character. The underwater world here has attracted the likes of Jacques Cousteau, but even novice snorkelers will enjoy exploring these impossibly blue waters.

Day 7 • Basseterre, St. Kitts Situated against an irresistible backdrop of emerald green hills, Basseterre is one of the loveliest of the Caribbean’s small capitals. Although the town is populated by elegant Georgian architecture, more than a quarter of St. Kitts has been set aside as a national park.

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Day 3 • Roseau, Dominica

Day 8 • Philipsburg, St. Maarten Venture over to quiet St. Martin, where French luxury items adorn tiny shops, lovely beaches rule the coastline, and the aroma of fresh croissants mingles with the spicy fragrance of Creole cooking. Visit WindstarCruises.com for available land and hotel packages to complement this journey.

Fl avo r s o f th e C a r i bb e a n St. Maarten to St. Maarten • 7 days Wi n d su r f: Dec 14, 2013; Jan 11, 25; Feb 8; Mar 8, 2014

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Day 6 • Nevis, The Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis A nature lover’s delight is found on this tiny Caribbean paradise of secluded black-sand beaches, protected reefs, crystal-clear water, and lush velvety rainforest. Nevis is home to a broad range of animal life including Southern stingrays, hawksbill turtles, tropical birds, and the well-known green vervet monkey.

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et us take you into hidden coves and tiny harbors no one else can reach as you fully experience the Caribbean’s private yachting scene. Explore the quaint island charm of Soper’s Hole and

the inviting beaches of Jost Van Dyke as you overnight in the harbor. Sail to Virgin Gorda, with its assembly of house-sized rocks called The Baths. Savor the high life on St. Barts.

Day 1 • Philipsburg, St. Maarten

180° from ordinary® The ultimate Caribbean yachting experience. This extraordinary itinerary gives you three relaxing overnight stays. Your schedule is as easy-going as the rustle of unfurled

Pastel-colored buildings and shops filled with tempting souvenirs herald your arrival to bustling Philipsburg. Situated near the harbor on the Dutch side of St. Maarten, Philipsburg owes its discovery to Christopher Columbus in 1493. Today, celebrated Front Street is home to a number of local Creole restaurants as well as jewelry stores, stylish boutiques, and lively casinos for visitors seeking an upbeat island experience.

sails — and just as indulgent. From your private place on deck to dinner under the stars, this feels just like your own private yacht.

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Days 2/3 • Falmouth Harbour, Antigua (Overnight) Enjoy more sunsets, more smiles, and more time in port during your first luxurious overnight stay. Surrounded by abandoned sugar mills, the village of Falmouth Harbour is protected by a large horseshoeshaped bay that’s perfect for trying out the toys from the Watersports Platform. Afterward, you might take a stroll along the marina to check out the colorful array of local shops and inviting restaurants.


Day 4 • Soper’s Hole, Tortola, British Virgin Islands Arrive at the boardwalk of Pusser’s Landing and mingle with other yachtsmen in the utterly charming marina at Soper’s Hole. Find a deserted stretch of beach to kick back and ponder this tiny port’s rich heritage of romance, pirates, and adventure. An evening departure features a once-in-a-lifetime sunset Sail Away and cruise that glides along Sir Francis Drake Channel and on through “The Narrows.”

Days 4/5 • Jost Van Dyke, Great Harbour, British Virgin Islands (Overnight) For an island comprised of a mere eight square miles, it’s amazing how much there is to do on Jost Van Dyke. An overnight stay gives you ample time to visit the national park on nearby Diamond Cay, snorkel among swaying sponges and angelfish at Sandy Spit, or ride the waves at high tide in Bubbly Pool. After all that, you’ll be ready for an evening drink on the beach — where you can admire your Windstar yacht aglow in the harbor.

Days 5/6 • Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands (Overnight) A beautiful coral reef wavers just beneath you as your ship makes the break into exclusive North Sound. You can imagine the reaction of the locals watching from The Bitter End Yacht Club as your ship comes around the corner under full canvas. At the other end of the island lies the curious assembly of house-sized boulders called “The Baths,” which form huge underground pools and caverns that you’re free to explore.

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Day 7 • Gustavia, St. Barthélemy A favorite destination of yachtsmen, chic St. Barts is a treasure in every way. Put in alongside the mega yachts of the rich and famous and head for the white sands of nearby Shell Beach. A short walk into town leads you to Le Cellier du Gouverneur. Housed in a lovely pale blue building, the shop offers a distinctive selection of fine French wines. As evening comes, you’ll slip away under the gentle power of open sails.

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Bobbles, bangles, beads, and boutiques are found throughout this busy port town. A colorful stroll down Front Street will take care of all your souvenir shopping. For a quieter alternative, visit French St. Martin, where you can dine on world-class cuisine, laze on white-sand beaches, and practice your French in a lovely array of charming local shops. Visit WindstarCruises.com for available land and hotel packages to complement this journey.

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iscover the enchanting magic of St. Vincent & the Grenadines, the way it used to be. This is the Caribbean you’ve heard about, dreamed about, always wanted to see. The Caribbean you

can only find on a small sailing yacht. Perfect beaches. Crystalline waters. Amazing snorkeling. It’s all here. All yours. Truly get away from it all.

Day 1 • Bridgetown, Barbados

180° from ordinary® Beach party with style. You are cordially invited to a beach barbecue. You can leave your shoes behind, but bring high expectations. This is no ordinary picnic. Be prepared to enjoy fine food, fine wines, and exclusive access to exquisite white-sand shores. No paper plates or plastic forks. Your Caribbean Beach Barbecue features excellent food in casually elegant Windstar style.

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This infectiously happy island offers beautiful beaches, balmy weather, and a delightful British flair. Former sugar plantations furnished with Barbados mahogany and antiques vie for your attention with brightly painted wooden houses. The island’s centuries-old rum industry has divided the Bajan landscape into a pretty patchwork of fields dotted with coconut and royal palms, oleander, and aromatic citrus trees.

Day 2 • Pigeon Island, St. Lucia With sunken ships surrounded by black coral trees, purple vase sponges, and a myriad of neon-hued fish, St. Lucia is a diver’s paradise. When you’re finished playing in the water, the mountainous rainforests of the interior await. Nature trails of every level lead you to the astonishing chatter and spectacular colors of 30 species of native birds — including the rare and beautiful Jacquot parrot.


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Day 3 • At Sea The Caribbean waters are turquoise and clear. The beaches are palm-fringed and Edenic. And peaceful trade winds create perfect temperatures and excellent sailing. The conditions are just right for photographing nearby volcanic islands, reading a good book, chatting with the ship’s captain, or relaxing over a freshly prepared dinner under a million twinkling stars.

Day 4 • St. George’s, Grenada A lively blend of French and English cultures, St. George’s has steep hills to climb, spectacular views to drink in, and a fascinating rum distillery to tour. Shop for nutmeg, cinnamon, and other “Spice Island” specialties in one of the town’s bustling local markets. Or, as an option, you can hike past the postcard-perfect waterfalls and natural springs surrounding Grand Etang Lake on the island’s mountainous interior.

Sail, snorkel, or beachcomb in complete seclusion in this unspoiled tropical paradise accessible only by boat. Quiet coves like Horseshoe Reef are home to fantastic coral reefs, while nearby Baradel offers an excellent opportunity to observe the area’s famous sea turtles. Crystalline waters and perfect weather make this an ideal spot to play in the sea.

Day 6 • Mayreau, St. Vincent & the Grenadines Get away from it all on the idyllic island of Mayreau. With fewer than 300 inhabitants and miles of secluded beaches, it’s easy to feel as if you’re on your own private island. Crescent-shaped Salt Whistle Bay is a delightful anchorage that separates the Caribbean from the Atlantic — and a perfect place to play with some of the toys from the Watersports Platform.

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Day 5 • Tobago Cays, St. Vincent & the Grenadines

century churches, gardens filled with every color of tropical flower, and panoramic views at every turn. Or lose your “sea legs” on a pink-sand beach. Visit WindstarCruises.com for available land and hotel packages to complement this journey.

J e w el s o f th e Wi n dwa r d I s l a n ds Barbados to Barbados • 7 days Wi n d star : Dec 14, 21, 28, 2013; Jan 4, 11, 18, 25; Feb 1, 8; Mar 8, 15, 2014

Day 7 • Bequia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines Once an active whaling station, Bequia today is a favorite among insiders for its unspoiled beauty and easy pace. Fishing nets dry in the sun in the pretty town of Port Elizabeth, situated on one of the loveliest harbors in the Caribbean. Pick a spot beneath a palm tree on the nearby beach and watch a schooner being hand built for a fortunate yacht owner. Or take home a perfectly detailed miniature version of your own.

Day 8 • Bridgetown, Barbados

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ransit the Panama Canal, one of the world’s most stunning feats of engineering, in a sailing yacht that lets you see it all. Watch for rare Scarlet Macaws in Corcovado National Park,

“The Amazon of Costa Rica,” and dive the amazing coral reefs of Isla de Coiba. This is a singular voyage of natural wonders and man-made marvels.

Day 1 • Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica

180° from ordinary® Small is beautiful. When it comes to cruise ships, we believe bigger is never better. Your graceful sailing yacht takes you into exclusive moorages and intimate berths large ships simply can’t

Arrive early to spend some time sunbathing, surfing, or diving off the magnificent beaches on nearby Nicoya Peninsula. The area boasts a wealth of natural treasures including colorful sea life, subterranean caves, and beaches where you may spot hawksbill or leatherback turtles. Venture inland to discover howler monkeys, anteaters, and birds of every vibrant color in the peninsula’s verdant rainforests.

reach. As we transit the Panama Canal, the best view in the house is on the forward deck as you witness this great engineering marvel firsthand.

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Day 2 • Bahía Drake, Costa Rica Take a marine wildlife safari and travel by Zodiac to the beach at San Josecito, a palm-lined tropical paradise accessible only by boat. Or take the tour to nearby Corcovado National Park. Protected by a natural rock barrier, the reserve offers some of the planet’s most astounding biological diversity. Keep an eye out for red-eyed tree frogs, 100 species of butterflies, and countless bird species, including Scarlet Macaws.


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This former banana-exporting town is your base camp for a day of rainforest adventure. Walk along trails that weave up to waterfalls or soar high above the jungle floor surrounded by wildlife. Then grab your camera for a walk through Manuel Antonio National Park, with its lovely beaches, easy trails, and exuberant animal life.

Day 4 • Golfito, Costa Rica Picture Jurassic foliage growing down steep hillsides all the way to the waterline, the hoots and hollers of monkeys echoing through trees choked by orchids. This is Golfito, a tiny ex-banana town whose back door lets out on the Golfito National Wildlife Refuge. Explore the hiking trails in search of javelinas, butterflies, and more bird species than in all of North America. Or visit the Golfo Dulce Rescue Center for a close-up look at juvenile spider monkeys and other orphaned, injured, or displaced residents of the rainforest.

Day 5 • Isla de Coiba, Panama Covering 430,825 pristine acres, the island of Coiba has been identified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site and offers some of the world’s most superb diving and snorkeling. The warm, translucent waters are teeming with dazzling marine life and surrounded by one of the largest coral reefs on the Pacific. Follow them to the underwater Cordilera mountain chain, which extends as far as the Galápagos Islands.

Day 6 • At Sea Secure your favorite spot on the deck and prepare for a magical day at sea as you sail along some of the most pristine waters in the Pacific.

Day 7 • Transit Panama Canal, Panama At nearly 51 miles long and connecting two oceans with a vast “highway of water,” the Panama Canal easily earns its reputation as the Eighth Wonder of the World. Experience a once-in-a-lifetime thrill

as your ship is raised, then lowered 85 feet to sail gracefully through three massive locks that transport you from the calm Pacific Ocean to the shimmering waters of the Atlantic.

Day 8 • Colón, Panama Untouched beaches, lowland rainforests, and elaborate colonial architecture lie just beyond the commercial center of Colón. There are plenty of things here to satisfy virtually every interest — from snorkeling in impossibly blue Caribbean waters to sunbathing on gold-sand beaches, exploring ancient ruins, or admiring the massive locks on the other side of the formidable Panama Canal.

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Day 3 • Quepos, Costa Rica

Visit WindstarCruises.com for available land and hotel packages to complement this journey.

Pa s sag e Th ro u gh Pa n a m a Puerto Caldera to Colón, or reverse • 7 days Wi n d spi r it: Puerto Caldera to Colón Dec 15, 29, 2013; Jan 12, 26; Feb 16; Mar 2, 16, 30, 2014 Wi n d spi r it: Colón to Puerto Caldera Dec 8, 22, 2013; Jan 5, 19; Feb 2, 23; Mar 9, 23; Apr 6, 2014

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ncircle the Isle of Sicily and discover sparkling resorts favored by emperors, towns frozen in time by legendary volcanoes, Maltese palaces where knights and Grand Masters once

gathered … this itinerary has them all. Watch the stunning Amalfi Coast pass by from the deck of your private yacht and raise a glass of limoncello to another blissful day in the warm Mediterranean sunshine.

Day 1 • Rome, Italy

180° from ordinary® Discover Sicily in private yacht style. As we circle Sicily, our graceful yachts will take you into nooks and crannies large ships can’t reach. Explore tiny fishing villages, rare and untouched by mass commercialism. Step onshore into the middle of lively cities as your yacht docks right alongside. Snorkel and splash in sleepy lagoons from the yacht’s own Watersports Platform — and treat yourself to a therapeutic mud bath at the foot of a volcano that’s accessible only to a lucky few. Each port is a private yachtsman’s delight.

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Devour (or at least taste) 2,000 years of history: Stones brought to life by Michelangelo, the clash of ghostly gladiators in the Colosseum, the treasures of the Vatican. Or mingle with the locals and get in the mood for your upcoming yacht adventure by renting a boat on the lake in Villa Borghese, a tranquil park in the middle of the city. Afterwards, join the nightly passeggiata (promenade) along the Corso. Molto bello!

Day 2 • At Sea Enjoy breathtaking views of the Amalfi Coast and pass through the scenic Strait of Messina on your way to Sicily. This is a day to update your blog (oh those envious friends!), explore your ship from library to spa, and declare yourself officially on vacation. On Windstar, you’re as free as the wind to relax at the Pool or try your luck in the Casino.


Day 3 • Catania, Sicily, Italy In this fascinating city nestled at the foot of Mount Etna you’ll find a thriving downtown that is not only the active city center, but a historic World Heritage Site, combining the best of ancient and modern city style. Your options are as wide as your imagination. Explore the temperamental volcano that has reshaped the city many times, visit the beautiful setting of Taormina where stunning views and beautiful antiquities vie for your attention. Or, if you prefer, explore the ancient city of Syracuse, called by Cicero himself “the most beautiful of all.”

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Day 4 • Valletta, Malta

Day 5 • Gozo, Malta This is the legendary home of the nymph Calypso — so, of course, it’s a day perfect for fun in the azure waters of the Mediterranean. From your yacht’s Watersports Platform you can swim like the sea nymph you were meant to be, kayak like an expert, snorkel, wind surf, whatever your heart desires. On shore, treat yourself to a four-wheel tour of some of the island’s most stunning sites — or, if you’re feeling a little more epicurean, join us as we forage the countryside for fresh herbs and vegetables which we’ll then savor in a sumptuous farmhouse lunch.

Day 6 • Porto Empedocle (Agrigento), Sicily, Italy Here you’ll find what are widely acclaimed as the best, ancient ruins in the entire Mediterranean. Imagine the wonders of Athens, of Ephesus, of legendary Olympia itself. Then imagine them all in one place. As you wander the verdant ridge overlooking the Mediterranean you will be transported to the 5th and 6th centuries. The irresistible scent of olive, almond, and eucalyptus trees will entice you back to the present. This is one of the world’s most beautiful sites.

the medieval hill town of Erice where the colorful gardens are rivaled only by the cannolis for pure sensory delight. The line of 17th century windmills, still hard at work in ancient Phoenician salt marshes beckons you to return to Trapani again and again.

Day 8 • Lipari, Italy Join the other exclusive yachts in the harbor for a delightful day absorbing Lipari’s unique atmosphere. Only reachable by sea, and only by small ships, this island in the Aeolians retains a timeless Sicilian charm. Storm the castle once sacked by Red Beard the pirate. Peer in Bartholomew Cathedral for a look at its exquisite ceiling frescoes. Or just stroll about town enjoying views of the clear blue bay and the smoke signals emanating from the neighboring island of Stromboli.

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Day 9 • Sorrento, Italy This is the land of the Sirens and the beauty of Sorrento will draw you ashore. Like something valuable put on a shelf out of reach, Sorrento perches on a terrace above the Amalfi Coast. Heard of the Grand Tour? Sorrento was one of the stops designed to enlighten young European princes. Spend your time here surrounded by beautiful things — gardens, ancient villas, views across the Bay of Naples to Mount Vesuvius. Or trek back to Imperial Rome in Pompeii or Herculaneum.

Day 10 • Capri, Italy The Isle of Capri (pronounced KAH-pree) has a resort tradition dating back to the ancient Roman emperors and continuing on through royalty-slash-celebrities including Jackie Onassis and Grace Kelly. Climb to the Gardens of Augustus for a wonderful view of the Faraglioni, three huge limestone stacks that jut from the sea. Don’t miss the caves of the Blue Grotto with its eerie blue light.

Day 11 • Rome, Italy Do as the Romans do and linger after your voyage to enjoy la dolce vita. Choose a sidewalk café at your favorite piazza for a cool gelato. See the Trevi Fountain and Pantheon by moonlight. Visit WindstarCruises.com for available land and hotel packages to complement this journey.

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iscover the glamour, the enchantment, the excitement, and the exquisite élan of the world’s most famous yachting playgrounds. Call on sparkling cities popular with celebrities and

aristocrats, charming medieval villages, secluded harbors, and immaculate beaches.

Day 1 • Rome, Italy

180° from ordinary® The romance of the Rivieras. A table for two at Candles Grill. Chaise lounges pushed close enough together to hold hands and watch the sunset. Dancing under the stars. A champagne toast in the privacy of your suite. There’s a reason Windstar was named “Most Romantic Cruise Line” seven years in a row by the readers of Porthole Cruise Magazine. And here, in the world’s romantic wonderland, we’re right at home.

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Benvenuto a Roma! This most engaging of international cities has it all: ancient monuments like the Colosseum and Forum, time-honored sites such as the Spanish Steps and Pantheon, artistic masterpieces like the Pietà — plus fabulous restaurants and beautiful people everywhere you look. This is a city for walking, watching, and being endlessly delighted.

Day 2 • Portoferraio, Italy Pine-scented forests and miles of sandy beach await your arrival on the tranquil island of Elba. Napoleon spent ten months in exile here, using his time to develop the island’s agriculture, including local vineyards. Visit picturesque countrysides, small fishing villages, and dramatic mountain passes. Or perhaps you’d prefer, as Napoleon often did, to linger on the beach and dip your toes in the warm waters of the Mediterranean.


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Day 3 • Cannes, France Spend a day in the epicenter of the French Riviera — a world of exclusive boutiques, palm-fringed boulevards, sun-drenched beaches, and elegant sidewalk cafés. Be sure to visit the Avenue of the Stars, where you can place your hands in the prints of famous international celebrities. This is the perfect place to kick back in the sun and treat yourself to an afternoon of people watching.

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Day 8 • Rome, Italy Prepare to engage in la dolce vita. Extend your stay in the Eternal City to take in famous sights such as the Vatican City and the culinary delights that Rome is also famous for. Windstar’s landmark hotels are perfectly located for your excursions. Grand Hotel de la Minerve welcomes you to luxury in the very center of Rome, immediately across the street from the Pantheon itself. The Ambasciatori Palace Hotel, on one of Rome’s most famous and stylish streets, Via Veneto, features beautiful historic detail and furnishings.

(Overnight) Visit WindstarCruises.com for available land and hotel packages to complement this journey.

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Glide into port in one of Europe’s most exclusive harbors. Mingle with other privileged yachtsmen or step ashore and start walking. The glittering Grand Casino, legendary for its exotic setting on screen and off, is a must see, as is the royal family’s palace and the tomb of Philadelphia-born Princess Grace in the Cathedral. As evening nears, grab an apéro at the famed Café de Paris and watch the parade of Ferraris arrive.

Day 6 • Portofino, Italy With its golden ochre and terracotta buildings, designer boutiques, and chic cafés, Portofino is like a gorgeous painting come to life. A long day in port allows time to enjoy a scenic hike to nearby Santa Margherita as well. Sipping wine at the Hotel Splendido overlooking the harbor, it’s hard not to admire the sleek, streamlined beauty of your Windstar yacht below.

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Day 7 • Portovenere, Italy Two stunning UNESCO World Heritage Sites beckon you. Select an optional excursion to the heart of Tuscany, Florence, to explore a city whose art and architecture have set the standard for the western world. Or step back into Tuscany’s rustic tradition to visit the charming villages of Cinque Terre (Five Lands) by boat.

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acation with Europe’s elite along the sun-drenched shores of Croatia, Montenegro, and tiny Capri. Let your imagination soar as you travel through time to discover the magic of Venice,

the grandeur of Rome, and the stunning beauty of the Dalmatian Coast. From the Grand Canal to St. Peter’s Square, this is a voyage of superlatives.

Day 1 • Rome, Italy

180° from ordinary® Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better … … it does. Amid the magic of Dubrovnik’s stunning setting, at the end of what is already a perfect day, something happens. Excitement starts to build throughout the yacht. Amazing aromas begin to waft across the deck. And the best party you’re likely ever to encounter breaks out all around you. It’s Windstar’s signature deck barbecue — where the food is surpassed only by the fun.

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Toss a coin in Trevi Fountain and prepare to enjoy la dolce vita. In addition to world-famous sights such as the ancient Forum and spectacular Vatican City, Rome also offers much in the way of retail therapy with some of the best shopping in Italy.

Day 2 • Capri, Italy There is so much to see on this captivating island — from the ruins of Roman villas to gorgeous private residences surrounded by flower-filled gardens. Wander along little lanes scented with the aromas of bougainvillea, plumbago, grapevines, and mandevilla. Don’t miss an opportunity to explore the famous Blue Grotto, with its intense azure interior and ethereal silvery light.


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The cobblestone streets of Messina, Sicily, are the perfect launching point for an optional visit to nearby Taormina. Stroll along flower-filled streets in search of a delightful lunch or an artist’s palette of colorful gelati. The ancient Greek Theater is an ideal place to sit back and admire shimmering waters below and Mount Etna, languidly smoking in the distance.

Day 4 • At Sea Cruise the privileged waters of the Ionian Sea to the breathtaking fjords of Montenegro. One of the most beautiful places on the Dalmatian Coast, these intricate fjords are a spectacular journey, even by road. Just imagine yourself taking it all in while you relax on the broad teak deck.

Day 5 • Kotor, Montenegro With its twisting byways, Byzantine architecture, and pitched mountains plummeting straight into the Adriatic Sea, the walled city of Kotor astonishes at every turn. Timeworn cobbled streets lead to gorgeous gardens, Venetian-style churches, and aristocratic mansions from days gone by. Admire the medieval beauty of St. Tryphon’s Cathedral or watch a magical sunset from the Fortress of St. Ivan.

Day 6 • Dubrovnik, Croatia Like Kotor, the beautifully preserved, fortified town of Dubrovnik is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Within its medieval walls lies the sparkling white Old City with its peaceful Franciscan cloister, a cathedral with works by Raphael and Titian, a fascinating maritime museum, and what is believed to be Europe’s oldest apothecary.

Day 8 • Rovinj, Croatia Rovinj used to be a tiny island until the channel was filled in during the 18th century, so while the red terracotta roofs now spill inland, the Old Town is tidily self-contained. Hints of Italy are everywhere — in the signs, in the language, in the cuisine — thanks to having spent more than 500 years under Venetian rule. Romantic, quaint, and captivating, it’s Istria’s most beloved town.

Day 9 • Venice, Italy Extend your stay in a Windstar Collection hotel, perfectly situated in the heart of Venice. The entire city, from the legendary Grand Canal to the magnificent Piazza San Marco, is at your doorstep. A highlight of your cruise is a visit to this most enchanting of cities, where quiet lagoons lead to astonishing churches and inviting palazzo. Enjoy a gondola tour of the canals, a stroll among the romantic bridges, or shop for celebrated glass, masks, and art. Visit WindstarCruises.com for available land and hotel packages to complement this journey.

C l a s s i c Ita ly & Da lm atia n Coa s t Rome to Venice, or reverse • 8 days Star Pr i de : Jul 15 

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Split welcomes you with open arms, Mediterranean style, and a bustling harbor lined with busy cafés. Beyond, looms stately Diocletian’s Palace in the center of town. Within the palace walls, a majestic cathedral soars, surrounded by polished marble streets lined with every type of tempting shop. If you’re longing for a quiet respite, head for the western end of town for an easy stroll through a verdant mountain park.

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ive the dream of the Italian and French Rivieras. It feels like you’re on your own private yacht in a yachtsman’s paradise. From the tiny villages of Cinque Terre to the chic style of Monaco

and Cannes, let the sails of Windstar show you the legendary ports of the world’s most privileged sailing yachts. Sparkling cities, ancient treasures, tranquil beaches, stunning coastlines.

Day 1 • Nice, France

180° from ordinary® Add this optional Grand Prix excursion. Add a spectacular addition to your cruise along the Cote d’Azur. Enter the

With its flower-lined streets, flourishing markets, and interesting museums (the Musée Chagall and Musée Matisse are highlights), Nice is a charming introduction to the spirit of the Riviera. Pull up a chaise bleu on the wide sunny Promenade des Anglais and watch the world sail by. Or stop for bouillabaisse, a specialty of the area, in a local restaurant.

famed harbor of Monte Carlo in amazing style aboard Wind Surf. Celebrate the extraordinary Monaco race at an exclusive onboard cocktail party. Enjoy both the Saturday time trials and Sunday race in grandstand Section K seats — and leave with bragging rights and a unique gift package. Available on May 20, 2014 sailing.

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Day 2 • St. Tropez, France Welcome to the Côte d’Azur. Beautiful mega yachts (like ours) and beautiful people (like you) will feel right at home. But beneath the glitz and glamour a sweet little Provencal town awaits discovery. Climb to the top of the 17th century citadel for lofty views. Pass through forests of cork and oak to villages scented with lavender. Find a golden beach and make it your own.


Day 3 • Monte Carlo, Monaco Glide into port under full sail in one of Europe’s most exclusive harbors. Mingle with other privileged yachtsmen or step ashore and start walking. The glittering Grand Casino, legendary for its exotic setting on screen and off, is a must see, as is the royal family’s palace and the tomb of Philadelphia-born Princess Grace in the Cathedral. As evening nears, grab an apéro at the famed Café de Paris and watch the parade of Ferraris arrive.

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Day 4 • Cannes, France Spend a day in the epicenter of the French Riviera — a world of exclusive boutiques, palm-fringed boulevards, sun-drenched beaches, and elegant sidewalk cafés. Be sure to visit the Avenue of the Stars, where you can place your hands in the prints of famous international celebrities. This is the perfect place to kick back in the sun and treat yourself to an afternoon of people watching!

Day 5 • Portofino, Italy

Day 6 • Portovenere, Italy Two stunning UNESCO World Heritage Sites beckon you. Select an optional excursion to the heart of Tuscany, Florence, to explore a city whose art and architecture have set the standard for the western world. Or step back into Tuscany’s rustic tradition to visit the charming villages of Cinque Terre (Five Lands) by boat.

Day 7 • Portoferraio, Italy Pine-scented forests and miles of sandy beach await your arrival on the tranquil island of Elba. Enjoy a glass of local Moscato with the fresh catch of the day before pondering your next move. Perhaps you’ll visit the nearby countryside with its small fishing villages and dramatic mountain passes. Or maybe you’ll decide to walk to the nearest beach and dip your toes into the warm Mediterranean.

Day 8 • Rome, Italy Benvenuto a Roma! This most engaging of international cities has it all: ancient monuments like the Colosseum and Forum, time-honored sites such as the Spanish Steps and Pantheon, artistic masterpieces

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like the Pietà and Sistine Chapel in Vatican City — plus fabulous restaurants and beautiful people everywhere you look. This is a city for walking, watching, and being endlessly delighted.

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With its golden ochre and terracotta buildings, designer boutiques, and chic cafés, Portofino is like a gorgeous painting come to life. A long day in port allows time to enjoy a scenic hike to nearby Santa Margherita as well. Sipping wine at the Hotel Splendido overlooking the harbor, it’s hard not to admire the sleek, streamlined beauty of your Windstar sailing yacht below.

Visit WindstarCruises.com for available land and hotel packages to complement this journey.

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njoy all the wonders of Venice, the Queen of the Adriatic, as we overnight in this magical city on a voyage that takes you along the ancient trade routes through the narrow Corinth Canal,

to the ancient oracle of Delphi, and into the stunning fjords of Montenegro. Each new experience is intoxicating, provocative, makes you yearn for more. And more is exactly what you get.

Day 1 • Athens, Greece

180° from ordinary® Transit the Corinth Canal. Only 70 feet wide and four miles long, this narrow canal across the Isthmus of Corinth was hoped for as early as the 7th century, but not realized until 1882. Be sure to be on

With 3,000 years of history, you can’t turn around in Athens without encountering the past. The Acropolis, the Plaka, and the Acropolis Museum are must-sees. But leave time if you can to climb Pnyx Hill for photos of the Parthenon at sunset, to buy your own set of Greek komboloi (worry beads), and to explore the metro stations that serve as mini-museums for the relics that are constantly being unearthed.

deck as Star Pride makes this extraordinary passage that only a few are ever fortunate enough to experience.

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Day 2 • Hydra, Greece Some Mediterranean towns offer you a glimpse of the past and others skip all that falderol and simply take you there. Hydra is one of the latter. This is a town where pedestrians and donkeys take the place of automobiles. Admire the 18th century red-roofed stone houses that shoulder the lanes. Stop at a pastry shop for some amigdalota (almond cakes) and wonder at the silence and tranquility of a village where there’s not an engine or modern building in sight.


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Day 3 • Corinth Canal & Delphi/Itea, Greece You’ll want to be on deck today as we transit the narrow Corinth Canal with other private yachts and Greek mail steamers. It’s a shortcut reserved for petite ships like ours, and as we cruise between the narrow limestone walls we are the envy of all the ancient Romans who once portaged their ships along this very route before there was a canal. Before there were fortune cookies there was the oracle of Delphi, dating back to 1400 B.C. The oracle gave cryptic guidance to the leaders of the day and was so highly respected that Delphi, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, became known as the center of the world. What better place to park your yacht and go exploring, from the Temple of Apollo to the Delphi Archaeological Museum, which contains some of the finest works of art in Greece.

You’ll find all the iconic Greek island pleasures on Zakynthos: beautiful beaches, quaint mountain villages, stunning “Blue Caves” where the light plays off the white-pebble bottom. If all those pleasures sound like too much effort, choose your favorite taverna — by the music? by the laughter drifting out onto the street? — and sample the local wine. Or stay on board to go kayaking, waterskiing, or windsurfing from our Watersports Platform.

Day 5 • Butrint/Butrint National Park, Albania Today is a day to explore the past. Lots of it, in one of the most magical repositories of history in Europe. Encroaching marshes perfectly preserved it all for you on a lovely bluff overlooking the sea. And when you’re ready for a break from the parade of cultural treasures at this UNESCO World Heritage Site, walk along the saltwater channel watching for birds, otters, and the occasional loggerhead turtle.

Day 6 • Kotor, Montenegro This is one of Montenegro’s most beautiful bays, and the approach offers one breathtaking fjord-like view after another. Just when you’ve reached your fill of blues and greens, the bright red rooftops of the medieval town come into view. Now the real fun begins. Our small yacht docks right in Old Town. You’ll step off into charming streets that remain car free, filled with 12th century Baroque palaces and Romanesque churches. For a fresh perspective climb to the fortress on the hill for a breathtaking vista.

Day 7 • Dubrovnik, Croatia The ancient wall surrounding Dubrovnik’s Old Town is an invitation to explore — and a leisurely stroll atop allows you to circle this heroic city, where past and

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present weave a picture of human triumph. Capture the exhilarating view on your camera — and in your memory. End your walk with a wander through pedestrian-only streets whose gleaming white granite is polished by centuries of footsteps. End your day at the Buza Café (if you can find it) watching bold divers leap off the cliffs into the crystalline sea. Continued, next page

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Day 8 • Hvar, Croatia Celebrities from Prince Harry to Beyoncé have made Hvar their go-to place for both unspoiled escape and action, so you might want to check out the other yachts in the harbor to see who your neighbors are. Soak up the natural beauty of the island, covered in pine and palm trees, fragrant lavender fields, vineyards, and gorgeous beaches. Head to the town square for a look at the Venetian cathedral. Or follow the city walls to sweeping views from the fortress on the hill.

Days 9/10 • Venice, Italy (Overnight) No other sea approach in the Adriatic raises goose bumps like Venice. On your luxurious home-away-fromhome, you arrive already equipped with a sense of what it’s like to live in the city that’s neither land nor water. Add your own sigh to the Bridge of Sighs, sip a spritz al bitter as you plot your agenda, and let the water taxis do your navigating unless you don’t mind getting lost. Not such a bad prospect, with serendipitous discoveries around every corner. Visit WindstarCruises.com for available land and hotel packages to complement this journey.

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iscover Spain’s coastal jewels, a unique blend of East and West, which infuse your senses with the sights, tastes, and temptations of this magical region. Costa Blanca. Costa Brava.

Costa del Sol. Between Lisbon and Barcelona lies a world of sun-drenched magic, yours to explore as though you were on your own private yacht.

Day 1 • Lisbon, Portugal

180° from ordinary® Take your place on the Bridge. Experience Spain’s beautiful southern

This splendid capital city on the banks of the Rio Tejo offers a warm welcome and an unparalleled blend of architectural styles. Visit one of Lisbon’s finest attractions, the Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, a remarkably well-preserved monastery.

coast from a front row seat. While others continue to add restrictions and limit your access, Windstar welcomes you with an Open Bridge policy. Your ship’s captain and officers are pleased to share the sailing

Day 2 • At Sea Sail along the rugged Algarve coastline toward the tranquil Bay of Cádiz and the sun-drenched shores of Spain.

of these beautiful yachts with you. You needn’t wait for a guided tour — you’re always welcome.

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Day 3 • Cádiz (Seville), Spain Walk in the footsteps of Sir Francis Drake and Horatio Nelson as you explore the ancient city of Cádiz. Or enjoy an optional visit to Seville, where you’ll find one of the world’s largest, and most beautiful, cathedrals, as well


as the stunning Reales Alcázares de Sevilla, the city’s own royal palace. Do make time to shop in Seville’s artisan shops, linger in its quaint cafés, and take in the impressive Plaza de España.

Day 4 • Málaga, Spain Here, on the shores of Costa del Sol, the Andalusian spirit thrives. Be sure to include an optional visit to see the brilliant and comprehensive collection of Picasso’s work at Museo Picasso Málaga, a tribute to this artistic genius in the city of his birth. Or you may choose to opt for a visit to the beautiful village of Mijas, where picturesque Andalusian country life creates some of the world’s best wines.

Day 5 • Almería (Granada), Spain Enjoy a walking tour of this ancient city (no vehicles are allowed within its walls). If you prefer, opt for a beautiful drive through the Andalusian countryside to Granada and the magnificent Alhambra Palace. Built in the 14th century, this breathtaking example of Moorish architecture combines intricate mosaics and stone-cast latticework in a tapestry of grace and sophistication unparalleled in western civilization.

Founded by the Carthaginians in the 3rd century B.C., this historically rich city is home to the ruins of the medieval Castille de la Concepcion. The city’s museum includes important pre-Roman and Roman collections, while the area near the old docks is home to the endlessly fascinating National Museum of Underwater Archaeology.

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Old meets new in this sunny Catalan metropolis, where narrow alleyways contrast with grand boulevards. Extend your cruise with extra time to explore Barcelona and enjoy a stay at one of Windstar’s beautiful hand-picked hotels. Visit WindstarCruises.com for available land and hotel packages to complement this journey.

Day 7 • Valencia, Spain This captivating city is best when savored slowly. Although Valencia’s religious architecture is remarkable, and the Lonja, one of Europe’s most elegant buildings is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, take time for an optional experience — paella. You’ll learn the local secrets of this gastronomic masterpiece as you cook it, eat it, and toast it with the region’s perfectly matched local wines.

Day 8 • Sóller, Spain The calm, sheltered waters and surrounding Tramuntana mountain range near Sóller attract outdoor enthusiasts as well as those looking to explore further inland. Discover Sóller’s wealth of Art Deco architecture. Listen to classical music in a medieval monastery. Or soak up the scenery on a historic train ride through the mountains. If conditions do not permit entrance to Sóller, will visit Palma.

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njoy the world’s premier yachting playgrounds in a beautiful small ship that feels like your own private yacht. These beautiful ports string together like perfect pearls, each glowing with its own

special beauty. Sparkling cities and charming villages. Secluded harbors and immaculate beaches. Discover the mystique and magic of the Rivieras that only an intimate yacht can show you.

Day 1 • Barcelona, Spain

180° from ordinary® Luxury As You Like It®. Here, where luxury was almost invented, we invite you to write your own definition of the word. Unlimited alcoholic beverages are available with our Premium Beverage Package. Our carefully crafted shore excursions are available when and where you want them. We’ll even take care of your laundry. Just tell us what you’d like — and pay for all the luxury you choose, not for someone else’s bar bill. See details on page 121.

The cosmopolitan capital of Catalonia, exuberant Barcelona celebrates the surreal work of Antoni Gaudí, the artistry of Picasso, and the pure joy and color of Catalan life. Don’t miss the city’s amazingly well-preserved Gothic center with its winding maze of narrow byways. Or wander down to La Fusta Wharf, a promenade near the Old Port where you’ll find a tempting array of excellent restaurants, cafés, and bars.

DAY 2 • Port-Vendres, France When daydreamers long for “the south of France,” this is what they imagine. Set on the brilliant blue of the Mediterranean and flanked on three sides by the Pyrenees foothills, this beautiful harbor is home to the prestigious vineyards of Banyuls. Taste the wine, along with the wonderful seafood.

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Capital of Culture by the European Union. Head in to the old heart of the city for a bowl of the city’s signature bouillabaisse, or drive into the Provençal countryside for a look at the timeless landscapes that inspired Cézanne and other greats.

Days 4/5 • Monte Carlo, Monaco (Overnight)

Day 5 • Cannes, France Spend a day wandering among the rich and famous in the chic epicenter of the French Riviera — a world of exclusive boutiques, palm-fringed boulevards, sun-drenched beaches, and elegant sidewalk cafés. Be sure to visit the Avenue of the Stars, where you can place your hands in the prints of international celebrities. An optional escorted walking tour guides you through the best of this extraordinary and stylish city.

Day 6 • Portofino, Italy With its golden ochre and terracotta buildings, designer shops, and chic cafés, Portofino represents the height of Italian artistry and sophistication. Sip a cappuccino along the fabled marina or enjoy a day of shopping in one of the town’s tempting little boutiques. As you look out over the harbor from the famous Hotel Splendido, it’s hard not to admire the sleek, streamlined beauty of your Windstar yacht.

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Day 8 • Rome, Italy Toss a coin in Trevi Fountain and prepare to engage in la dolce vita. Extend your stay to take in famous sights such as the ancient Forum and spectacular Vatican City. Windstar’s landmark hotels are perfectly located for your excursions. Grand Hotel de la Minerve welcomes you to luxury in the very center of Rome, immediately across the street from the Pantheon itself. The Ambasciatori Palace Hotel, on one of Rome’s most famous and stylish streets, Via Veneto, features beautiful historic detail and furnishings. Visit WindstarCruises.com for available land and hotel packages to complement this journey.

Glitter & Glam of the Rivieras Barcelona to Rome, or reverse • 7 days Star Pr i de : Jul 23 

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Wi n d Star : Oct 25 

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wi n d S u r f: Apr 27; Jun 19 

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Day 7 • Portoferraio, Italy Cruising past the pink granite hillsides and pristine beaches of Elba, it’s easy to see why Napoleon chose this charmed island for his exile. The exclusive marina at Portoferraio is an ideal place to dine on an excellent seafood lunch before venturing into an unspoiled countryside dotted with tiny fishing villages, stylish summer resorts, and picturesque vineyards known for their famous Moscato andatlantic ocean Aleatico wines.

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Glide into a port boasting one of Europe’s most impressive collections of private yachts. Your optional tour follows the route of the renowned Grand Prix to Monaco’s most famous and prestigious landmark, the Grand Casino. You’ll lose your breath as the panoramic views of this tiny principality surround you and stand in awe as you visit the resting places of Princess Grace and Prince Rainier III. Enjoy the view as a parade of Ferraris arrive for a classic evening of Monaco elegance. Another must-see option is the lovely village of Eze, called “Eagle’s Nest” because of its cliff-top perch. A visit to the stunning Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, easily the most exclusive spot on the Côte d’Azur, caps your stay in style.

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Day 1 • Rome, Italy

180° from ordinary® Add Tastes & Traditions of the Mediterranean to your voyage. Available exclusively from Windstar — and only on this voyage — Tastes & Traditions of the Mediterranean is the perfect addition to enhance your cruise. You’ll sample luscious almond wines in medieval Castelmola, and the complex flavors of olive oils in ancient Sparta. You’ll shop for local delicacies with your Windstar chef in charming open air markets — and your taste buds will celebrate every flavor of this Mediterranean culinary exploration. Contact a Windstar Vacation Planner or your travel professional for more information.

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The amazing Eternal City seems as old as time, yet as vibrantly engaging as next season’s fashion. From the chic shops of Via Condotti and festive street atmosphere of the Spanish Steps to tastings of classic cucina Romana in the myriad of trattorias hidden among narrow streets no wider than a flower cart, Rome is filled with wonders beyond the picture-postcard beauty of its legendary art and architecture.

Day 2 • Capri, Italy In English, it’s ka-PREE. In Italian, KAH-pree. In person, it’s simply spectacular. Whether you seek the stunning splendor of the famous Blue Grotto, or simply decide to meander among lemon-scented lanes festooned with bougainvillea and oleander, this island will captivate you. The dramatic blue of the sea coupled with the striking cliffs of the Faraglioni Rocks remind you why this legendary island of the Sirens is hard to leave.


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Day 3 • Lipari, Italy Today is a good day to live the yachting life to its fullest. As our small ship rests alongside the glamorous yachts of the world’s elite, you’ll fit right in. Take time on shore to explore the beautiful village and enjoy the exclusive access that only a small ship can provide in a port large cruise ships cannot reach. Special excursions allow you to experience the island’s dramatic natural beauty, from a hike to the rim of an active volcano to a wonderfully indulgent geothermal mud bath.

Day 4 • Giardini Naxos/Taormina, Sicily, Italy

Day 5 • At Sea This is your own day of private yachting, as we cross the Mediterranean from Sicily to Greece. Sun yourself with periodic dips in the pool, let us make sure you have a cool drink in your hand and an appetizing snack on your plate, treat yourself to a massage or manicure, and generally live like the royalty you deserve to be. The only thing more magical than spending the day cruising is a romantic 1,000-star dinner under the moon.

Day 8 • Athens, Greece No matter how many times you look up and see the Acropolis rising majestically above this expansive city, it always takes your breath away. Explore this city which gave birth to democracy in a two- or threeday Windstar Land Tour. From the gracious Hotel Grande Bretagne you’ll discover Athens’ celebrated treasures — the Parthenon, the stunning new Acropolis Museum, the Temple of Zeus, and many more — in the care of knowledgeable guides who will not only share the city’s ancient secrets and modern enchantments, they’ll also escort you with expert ease in complete comfort and confidence.

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Today you’ll discover one of Sicily’s jewels, the charming village of Giardini Naxos, nestled in one of the world’s most beautiful bays. An excursion to the popular hillside town of Taormina will be a highlight of your voyage — from the stunning setting of the iconic Greek Theater to the sparkling beaches along the Ionian Sea. Take a more adventurous tack and explore Mount Etna, Europe’s most active volcano.

Visit WindstarCruises.com for available land and hotel packages to complement this journey.

Day 6 • Gythion, Greece This exuberant little port is the very essence of all that we celebrate as Greek. Cheerful pastel houses are littered among intriguing whitewashed lanes and staircases. Playful sculptures welcome you to the harbor’s cheerful shops, coffee houses, and waterfront cafés. This is a perfect place to enjoy a cup of rich coffee or a glass of ouzo while you watch the world go by. To explore further, consider an excursion to the Dyros Caves, often cited as the most beautiful in the world.

Day 7 • Monemvasía, Greece This beautiful hamlet might have been forgotten by time. Accessible only by a narrow causeway from the mainland, the city is a myriad of streets wide enough only for pedestrians, lined with picturesque shops and ancient, still lived in, houses. It’s easy to lose yourself in leisurely wandering here — after all, this region, Laconia, gives meaning to our English word laconic. But don’t forget that this charming port is also a gateway to Sparta, as well as to the remarkably preserved medieval city of Mystras, both great excursion options.

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his collection of the Mediterranean’s most beautiful and haunting islands is a yachtsman’s fantasy, a traveler’s dream. Emerald landscapes, turquoise seas, pristine beaches, and

trendsetting cities. Discover the Mediterranean at its best. Beautiful islands — Elba, Corsica, Sardinia, and Mallorca — framed by vibrant cities, Barcelona and Rome.

Day 1 • Barcelona, Spain

180° from ordinary® Make yourself at home. As we explore these exotic islands, we want you to feel exquisitely at home — in every inch of the graceful Wind Star and throughout every moment of this extraordinary voyage. Wind Star’s small size is perfectly suited to these intimate ports. Our officers and crew want you to feel not like a passenger on a cruise ship, but like an honored, treasured family guest. Because in our family, that’s exactly who you are.

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The old meets the new in this sunny Catalan metropolis, where narrow alleyways contrast with grand boulevards, trendy cuisine meets homemade tapas, and everywhere you’re greeted by the warm, welcoming smiles of the fashionable locals. Don’t miss the mind-boggling architecture of Antoni Gaudí at La Sagrada Familia Cathedral, with its eight decorative spires soaring hundreds of feet into the sky.

Day 2 • Sóller, Spain Linger in orange-scented Sóller to admire its natural beauty and charms, or discover more of what makes Mallorca such a popular vacation spot. The quaint 14th century village of Valldemossa was the inspiration for George Sand’s novel, A Winter in Majorca. Visit the monastery where she and Frederic Chopin stayed in 1838, and explore some of the monks’ cells and the


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Day 3 • At Sea Inky-blue waters, gentle trade winds, azure skies, and some of the world’s finest cruising await you on this leisurely day as you make your way from the Costa del Sol to the emerald shores of Sardinia. This is your time to sleep late and enjoy a luxurious spa treatment.

Day 4 • Alghero, Italy A fortified wall complete with impressive towers heralds your arrival to the charming town of Alghero in Sardinia. Within the city walls, cobblestone streets lead to attractive little squares lined with lively shops and cozy tavernas. Enjoy the first signs of evening sunset from the landscaped esplanade along the Lido.

Day 5 • Porto-Vecchio, France The island of Corsica is famous for its dazzling, crystal-clear waters and some of the island’s finest beaches are just a short taxi ride from town. At Corsica’s edge, the medieval city of Bonifacio appears as “Land’s End” as you approach. Bonifacio’s ancient Citadel was once headquarters for the French Foreign Legion — and from any angle, the views are peerless. In nearby Torre, wander through ruins from the Bronze Age.

Day 6 • Portoferraio, Italy Even after four centuries, this walled town on the island of Elba retains much of its Renaissance charm. Visit the Lunguella Fortress Museum to view the collection of Etruscan amphorae and Villa San Martino to see the elegant furniture, library, and other treasures left behind from Napoleon’s brief stay here.

Day 7 • Rome, Italy When in Rome, take time to lose yourself within this dazzling city’s fascinating history. The Eternal City boasts the many wonders of the Sistine Chapel, while elsewhere you’ll find world-famous fountains, plazas, elegant courtyards, and amazing works of art. Windstar’s landmark hotels are perfectly located for your excursions. Grand Hotel de la Minerve welcomes you to luxury in the very center of Rome, immediately across the street from the Pantheon itself. The Ambasciatori Palace Hotel, on one of Rome’s most famous and stylish streets, Via Veneto, features beautiful historic detail and furnishings.

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ancient pharmacy. The vibrant city of Palma holds its own allure, with Gothic castles and cathedrals towering over cobblestone lanes. If conditions do not permit entrance to Sóller, will visit Palma.

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Visit WindstarCruises.com for available land and hotel packages to complement this journey.

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iew the stunning Greek Isles, the Ionian Islands, and the Croatian Riviera as only privileged yachtsmen see them. Iconic sights await: the Parthenon, St. Mark’s in Venice, the richly layered

history of Butrint. As well as breathtaking sunsets, relaxing moments in seaside tavernas, and mesmerizing views of your ship from hilltop fortresses.

Day 1 • Athens, Greece

180° from ordinary® Not just for show. Those billowing triangles of white flying above our gorgeous sailing yachts … beautiful, are they not? Such an ancient form of propulsion, controlled by the most modern computers. Whenever possible, the sailing yachts in our fleet use Earth’s cleanest energy as their primary power source. Even our itineraries are planned to maximize wind power.

With 3,000 years of history, you can’t turn around in Athens without encountering the past. The Acropolis, the Plaka, and the Acropolis Museum are must-sees. But leave time if you can to climb Pnyx Hill for photos of the Parthenon at sunset, to buy your own set of Greek komboloi (worry beads), and to explore the metro stations that serve as mini-museums for the relics that are constantly being unearthed.

Day 2 • Gythion, Greece Create your own legendary day in what was once the port for ancient Sparta. Relax at a seaside taverna admiring the colorful fishing boats in the harbor, eyes painted on the prows to avert evil. Travel to Mystras for a look at extraordinary Byzantine frescoes, or to the famous Caves of Dyros to boat through the caverns — a masterpiece of Mother Nature.

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Athens’ Saronic Gulf, sail around the Peloponnese Peninsula, then north through the Ionian Sea. Indulge in a relaxing WindSpa treatment, work on your tan, or brush up on your Albanian. Çfarë një ditë e madhe për lundrim! (What a great day for sailing!)

Day 4 • Butrint, Albania Today is a day to explore one of the most remarkable archaeological sites in the Adriatic — the exquisitely preserved ruins of Butrint National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dating from the 4th century B.C., these amazing relics were hidden for centuries until 1924 when Mussolini dispatched a young archaeologist who uncovered them, pristinely preserved. Be amazed by brilliant peacock mosaics and a place Cicero called “the quietest, coolest, most pleasant place in the world.”

Ever wonder where East meets West? This is the place. Follow Rome’s Appian Way and you’ll find yourself here. Follow the Silk Road, here again. The Crusades? Yet again. It’s also on the path of your Windstar voyage. Explore what remains from days gone by — elaborate Roman fountains, stoic castles, a grand cathedral. Or sip a glass of Brindisi Rosso and watch the world come and go through this idyllic crossroads.

Day 6 • Dubrovnik, Croatia Look at those towering city walls, wrapping around the Old Town like a protective arm enveloping life lived in stone houses today as it has been since the 14th century. The pedestrian-only streets of this UNESCO World Heritage Site invite you to explore their polished granite paths. Don’t miss the opportunity to walk around the top of the wall, with views of village life on one hand and spectacular Adriatic views on the other.

Day 7 • Hvar, Croatia Celebrities from Prince Harry to Beyoncé have made Hvar their go-to place for both unspoiled escape and action, so you might want to check out the other yachts in the harbor to see who your neighbors are. Soak up the natural beauty of the island, covered in pine and palm trees, fragrant lavender fields, vineyards, and gorgeous beaches. Head to the town square for a look at the Venetian cathedral. Or follow the city walls to sweeping views from the fortress on the hill.

here since the 1950s. Browse the galleries hiding down narrow lanes, and don’t leave without a taste of the local delicacy, wild truffles.

Day 9 • Venice, Italy No other sea approach in the Adriatic raises goose bumps like Venice. On your luxurious home-awayfrom-home, you arrive already equipped with a sense of what it’s like to live in the city that’s neither land nor water. Add your own sigh to the Bridge of Sighs, sip a spritz al bitter as you plot your agenda, and let the water taxis do your navigating unless you don’t mind getting lost. Not such a bad prospect, with serendipitous discoveries around every corner. Visit WindstarCruises.com for available land and hotel packages to complement this journey.

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rom the dazzle of the Casbah to the tropical serenity of the Canary Islands, this voyage is a perfect blend of indulgences. Explore Casablanca’s ancient city center, the medina, and let

yourself relax into the tropical mood. Explore quiet beaches, sample fine wines, and soak up the Spanish culture of one of the world’s treasured places.

Day 1 • Lisbon, Portugal

180° from ordinary® The Ship of the Desert. Not far from the medinas of Agadir, your ride is waiting for an optional experience like no other. Your personal Ship of the Desert, aka your camel, kneels to welcome you to an undulating sojourn across sand dunes and through fragrant eucalyptus forests. Watch for preening pink flamingos

The rhythm of Lisbon invites you to join its beguiling dance. Elegant outdoor cafés line the cobbled sidewalks. Turn-of-the-century funiculars climb the scenic hills. And, everywhere, the city engages you with its easy style and remarkable charm.

Day 2 • At Sea As we sail between Europe’s southern edge and Africa’s northern coast, relax on board and enjoy the luxurious ease of it all. Indulge in room service, the WindSpa, the Lounge, or a lazy nap on the deck.

along the way. Refreshing mint tea and beautiful gardens may change your idea of desert trekking for good.

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Day 3 • Casablanca, Morocco The siren call of Casablanca is irresistible. Amid the whitewashed alleyways and stunning ocean views, make time for an optional excursion to Marrakesh, the most exotic of the imperial cities of Morocco. Explore the souks and medinas in the footsteps of Sir Winston Churchill and Yves St. Laurent, who both called this extraordinary blend of east and west their home.


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Today we sail along the beautiful Moroccan coast. The seemingly endless stretch of uninterrupted beach beckons travelers and holiday makers from around the world. You’ll enjoy the view as you make yourself comfortable in your favorite deck chair.

Day 5 • Agadir, Morocco Edged by the mighty Sahara, lush parks, and beautiful, sandy beaches, the city brings you the best of all worlds. Shop for exotic jewelry and rugs in Souk Elhad and test your haggling talents. Or try your luck on a surfboard. Slow down and enjoy the view from the site of the old Casbah, where a panorama of bay, port, and town stretch before you.

Day 8 • Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain Here in this privileged setting you’ll discover beaches of tantalizing beauty; a UNESCO World Heritage Site, San Cristobal de La Laguna; and the island’s symbol, Teide National Park. Wide avenues, exotic landscapes, and striking examples of modernist architecture complete one of the world’s most popular destinations. Extend your vacation at Hotel Botanico, one of the Canary Islands’ premier hotels.

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Visit WindstarCruises.com for available land and hotel packages to complement this journey.

Day 6 • Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain C a sa b l a n c a & th e C a n a ry I s l a n ds Lisbon to Santa Cruz de Tenerife • 7 days

Lisbon Magnificent scenery surrounds you in the capital of Gran Canaria. Two lovely bays and their beautiful beaches frame the city. The Vegueta district, the older quarter of the town, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore its historical and cultural treasures, dating back to the city’s founding in 1478. Enjoy the full day here, lingering, over a café dinner or after-dinner drink before our evening departure.

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lies beyond the horizon. From the soulful strains of fado to a stout Irish Guinness, Galicia’s famed seafood to the granite castles of Brittany, this voyage is full of fascinating discoveries.

Day 1 • Lisbon, Portugal

180° from ordinary® Treat yourself to sheer bliss. Admit it. Even when you travel, it’s hard to disconnect, challenging to put all the lists and tasks and concerns out of your mind. We’ve designed the perfect escape, exactly to your order. Step on board and hand us your cares. We’ll pamper you. Indulge you. Cater to your every whim — or leave you alone in complete comfort, if that’s what you prefer. The only reason you’ll need to lift a finger is to have it manicured.

Explore the city known for launching the Age of Discovery, from its tiled plazas to its historic waterfront. Wander the medieval maze of Alfama to St. George’s Castle. Pose with the iconic monuments of Belém. Ride a bright yellow tram to the Tile Museum. Shop for leather, linens, and designer fashions in Baixa and Chiado.

Day 2 • Porto, Portugal Built into the granite cliffs at the mouth of the Rio Douro, the hilly city of Porto presents a heady juxtaposition of eras and styles. Here, medieval alleyways, orderly neighborhood squares, and ornate Baroque churches readily intermingle. The highlight, though, is a taste of port wine at its best — a happy accident dating to the 17th century when brandy was discovered to preserve wine for transit.

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Day 5 • At Sea Today we cross the beautiful Bay of Biscay, where you can try your luck at spotting the bay’s large population of whales, dolphins, and porpoises. In fact, this is the best study area in the world for beaked whales. Birders will also take note of Gannets, many species of shearwaters, Sabine’s Gulls, Great Skuas, Great Phalaropes, Storm Petrels, and other seabirds.

Day 6 • Brest, France Welcome to Brest, and to Brittany, where you’ll hear whispers of Cornish and Welsh in the local French dialect. Brittany has a unique culture that still echoes its Celtic past. Travel to Carnac where local legend claims the prehistoric standing stones were a Roman Legion turned to stone by Merlin. Tour Brest Castle, with more than 1,700 years of history, the oldest active military stronghold in the world.

Day 7 • Isles of Scilly, Cornwall, England This beautiful archipelago is one of Cornwall’s most scenic treasures. Rare birds from around the globe are at home here, as are extraordinary gardens and the historic Cromwell Castle. As a special treat, choose an optional visit to the island of Tresco and its beautiful Abbey Gardens, designed by the renowned

Explore Ireland’s oldest city from the Viking Triangle, surrounded by 10th century fortifications, to the sparkling House of Waterford Crystal, home to the largest collection of the landmark cut crystal in the world. Take time to raise a glass at T&H Doolans’ Pub, where visitors have been heartily welcomed for more than 300 years.

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Surrounded by the sea and beautiful beaches like San Jorge and Cobas, El Ferrol has been a major naval ship building center housing Christian cathedrals, a pagan chapel, Castle La Palma, and the El Ferrol Arsenal, on the proposed list to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The streets wrapping the impressive harbor are lined with grand terraced homes and the nearby sanctuary of San Andrés de Teixido boasts an impressive view atop 2,011-foothigh cliffs, the highest in Europe.

Day 8 • Waterford, Ireland

Dublin is a city of delights and surprises. Stroll across the Ha’Penny Bridge to Trinity College for a glimpse of the Book of Kells. Step inside the 11th century Dublin Castle. Stop by the Guinness Storehouse or Old Jameson Distillery for a taste of Irish history. Visit WindstarCruises.com for available land and hotel packages to complement this journey.

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rom the pubs of Dublin to the castles of Edinburgh, journey through hills and highlands, idyllic islands, and lyrical landscapes. Here in the land of good scotch and great golf, astonishing

natural beauty meets refined elegance in beautiful ports and exclusive marinas. Celebrate Scotland’s iconic past and lively present — and celebrate the spirit of the Emerald Isle.

Day 1 • Dublin, Ireland

180° from ordinary® Are we reading your mind? There you are, stretched out on deck, savoring the North Sea breeze, and — voila! — the perfect refreshing drink appears at your side. Or you’re just finishing dinner, contemplating the beautiful evening ahead, when — presto! — your absolute favorite dessert is suddenly in front of you. Or, after a day of exploring, a fresh, lemon-scented towel is magically in your hand. Are we really psychic, or are we just paying

Enjoy this city of contrasts — from the ancient Dublin Castle to the modern stainless steel Spire of Dublin. Stroll across the cast iron Ha’Penny Bridge and visit Trinity College.

Day 2 • Isle of Man, United Kingdom From the Manx Grand Prix to the 14th century castle at Peel. From Rushen Abbey to the island’s own breed of cats and sheep. The Isle of Man stands on its own. Here you can enjoy one of our most exciting optional excursions — experience the motorcycle course that draws fans from all over the world on a specially designed three-seater trike. And enjoy beautiful scenery while you ride.

attention to what will make your moment perfect? You tell us.

Day 3 • Portrush, Ireland Enjoy this beautiful Northern Ireland resort town, graced by sandy beaches and wonderful tide pools. You may also want to visit Belfast from here, with its superb

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gardens and architecture. Or arrange a side trip to the famous Giant’s Causeway. And a visit to Mussenden Temple at Downhill Demesne will heighten your appreciation for the builder’s art.

Day 4 • Tobermory, Scotland On the beautiful approach to Tobermory, you’ll be hard-pressed to decide if the cheery buildings along the harbor or the fishing boats in front have the brighter palette. Call it a draw, and an appetizer to the day ahead in this charming port off the beaten path. Go whale watching or watch the shadows play in the cloister of magnificent Iona Abbey. Good thing your ship is so appealing or you might be tempted to stay.

Day 5 • Portree, Scotland Watch for sea eagles as we approach Skye’s picturesque capital. The rare bird with an eight-foot wingspan was reintroduced here in 1975 and several pairs nest at Portree Bay. The pastel buildings along the waterfront and Cuillin ridges beyond promise a day of Hebrides-style adventure. Visit stately Dunvegan Castle, or shop for naturally dyed yarns in Skye colors.

Day 6 • Kirkwall, Scotland Orkney’s capital was once a Viking base, and you’ll find evidence of this Norse heritage throughout the town. From here you can visit the ancient Ring of Brodgar, a huge ceremonial stone circle dating back 5,000 years. Revisit the history of the celebrated Scapa Flow naval base. And maybe just have a wee dram of Orkney’s famous 12-year-old malt whiskey.

Day 7 • Invergordon, Scotland Here is your entry to Scotland’s spectacular Highlands. In Inverness, listen for the song of the Highlands in the sparkling gurgle of the River Ness as it winds through the town’s center. Look for a glimpse of the elusive Nessie in Loch Ness. And wait for whispers of Shakespeare’s Macbeth in the fairy tale setting of Cawdor Castle.

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Day 8 • At Sea Enjoy a beautiful day at sea as we make our way from the Orkney Islands to Scotland’s storied capital. As we cross Moray Firth, be on the lookout for marine life — this Scottish inlet is one of the most important places on the British coast to observe dolphins and whales.

Day 9 • Edinburgh, Scotland From the Firth of Forth to the Royal Mile, Edinburgh is steeped in history. Visit the memorial to the faithful dog, Greyfriars Bobby, who guarded his owner’s grave for 14 years. From the haunting chambers of Mary Queen of Scots to the majestic pulpit of St. Giles where the reformer John Knox railed against her, the city is alive with history.

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itness the convergence of Baltic history, traditional culture, and modern architecture, capped by two nights in St. Petersburg. Your yacht docks close to the center of each port

bringing you just steps away from the best of grand capitals and secluded hamlets. Four magical countries and four delightful cities — on one beautiful voyage.

Day 1 • Stockholm, Sweden

180° from ordinary® Envy is not necessarily a bad thing … Wind Surf arrives into each unique Baltic port under full sail, setting you gently, serenely on shore in the very heart of Northern Europe’s most beautiful cities.

Experience your own private Stockholm as you explore the interlacing canals and 14 tiny islands that surround this magical city. Renowned for its progressive nature, Stockholm offers avant-garde design, trendy fashions, and a world-class club scene. Visit the Södermalm neighborhood to discover charming old homes and picturesque main streets lined with unique shops, art galleries, and entertaining nightclubs.

Even the busiest pedestrians stop to stare when Wind Surf appears. “Who arrived on that gorgeous yacht?” is the question on shore. In a word, it’s you.

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Day 2 • At Sea Cruise along the pristine waters of the Baltic past the unspoiled islands surrounding the Gulf of Finland and reflect upon those who have plied these historic waters since the dawn of sailing. Pine-filled forests, quiet estuaries, and an ever-changing coastline make for a fascinating day spent on the deck. Inside, the pampering touch of our WindSpa specialists awaits — along with your favorite drink in the bar.


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Days 3/4/5 • St. Petersburg, Russia (Two Overnights) Anticipation grows as you approach Peter the Great’s magnificent city, golden domes glistening under the magical “White Nights” of summer. With two nights here, you’ll have time to explore its czarist opulence and get to know its fascinating culture. The Hermitage Museum is, of course, a must-see, with 353 rooms filled with masterpieces by the likes of Michelangelo, Rembrandt, and Da Vinci. At Catherine’s Palace, step into the breathtaking Amber Room, painstakingly reconstructed after its mysterious disappearance in World War II. Peterhof, the town of palaces, rivals Versailles with its gilded fountains and sprawling parks — the perfect place to spend a bright summer day. Come evening, take your pick; a brilliant performance by the Russian ballet company or a folkloric show of exhilarating Don Cossack dances and favorite Russian folksongs.

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Day 6 • Helsinki, Finland

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Art Nouveau buildings, museums, timeless restaurants, and charming cafés are sprinkled throughout the harbor dominating this maritime city. Discover reminders of the early czars’ influence at the Russian Orthodox Cathedral and the fortress on Suomenlinna Island, a World Heritage Site. Shop along Market Square and in Aleksanterinkatu. And don’t miss a chance to enjoy a cocktail at the breathtaking Hotel Kämp.

Day 7 • Tallinn, Estonia The spires of 14th century churches soar above fashion-forward cafés, restaurants, and shops within the stone walls of Tallinn. Medieval Old Town is the well-preserved — and thriving — center of town, where you’ll find impressive guild houses, St. Olav’s Church, and other architectural treasures. Beyond Old Town lies Peter the Great’s Baroque masterpiece, Kadriorg Palace — and sunny Pirita beach.

DayS 8/9 • Stockholm, Sweden (Overnight) An overnight stay in the Swedish capital opens up all kinds of possibilities. Stroll through five centuries of Swedish history at Skansen Open-Air Museum. Ride the SkyView glass gondola to outstanding views. Wander the medieval streets of Gamla Stan (Old Town). Or enjoy the rare treat of an exclusive private evening reception at the Vasa Museum, housing the only preserved 17th century ship in the world.

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he stunning beauty of Norway surrounds you; sparkling Scandinavian capitals delight you; charming villages and quiet country lanes capture your heart. Savor the smorgasbord of

offerings from Oslo’s lush parks and bold architecture to the palaces, canals, and copper spires of Copenhagen. Enjoy the unique beauty of white sails against indigo fjords.

Day 1 • Edinburgh, Scotland

180° from ordinary® We have a secret. And here it is — we enjoy this as much as you do. Every time we see you smile. Every time we catch you by surprise by bringing you just the right thing at just the right

Edinburgh Castle. The Royal Botanic Gardens. Old Town. The Royal Mile. The wonders of Edinburgh are never ending. At every turn, panoramic vistas come into view. From one of Europe’s best-preserved castles to the world’s longest herbaceous border, a riot of color and culture pervades. In this city as old as Scotland itself, you’ll find the perfect blend of historic tradition and natural beauty.

time. Every time we see that look on your face that tells us this is like nothing you’ve done before. You make our day.

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Day 2 • At Sea Today we sail between Edinburgh and the southern coast of Norway. Indulge yourself in a good book, an afternoon massage, and enjoy the full relaxation of life on your own private yacht.


Day 3 • Kristiansand, Norway & Norwegian Fjords Until recently, this beautiful hamlet was Norway’s secret, keeping its picturesque white-painted houses and sheltered coves tucked away and quietly hidden. It is best discovered by small ship, giving you access to the town with its lush green forests and majestic inlets. After exploring Kristiansand, we embark to sail some of the most beautiful waters in the world: the spectacular coastline and fjords of southern Norway. Enjoy the afternoon at sea in these stunning surroundings.

Day 4 • Oslo, Norway Enjoy Oslo’s exquisite collection of urban parks, its stunning Opera House and world-class modern architecture, and — after contemplating Edvard Munch’s stress-inducing masterpiece The Scream at the National Gallery — relax on the deck as we set sail this evening through scenic waters and majestic fjords.

Day 5 • Skagen, Denmark Yellow and red houses, windswept beaches, a unique light that has drawn artists for centuries … this town at the juncture of the North Sea and Baltic is the apple of Denmark’s eye. Visit the Buried Church, shop for handmade white lace, explore Skagen’s maritime history at the open air museum, or learn about the shifting sands at the nature center.

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Days 6/7 • Copenhagen, Denmark (Overnight) The city itself seems made from a fairy tale — palaces, canals, and copper spires set the mood as you amble through its cobbled streets. From the beloved Little Mermaid to the magnificent Christianborg Palace, this is a city of beautiful contrasts. Take advantage of our overnight stay to enjoy Copenhagen’s openair theaters and charming cafés. Treat yourself to a stunning bicycle ride through Dyrehaven Park — or pedal through meadows of grazing deer and worldfamous Tivoli Gardens.

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Day 9 • At Sea Today we sail through the navy-blue waters of the Baltic. Take time to enjoy the scenery, relax on the deck, or treat yourself to a massage.

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Day 8 • Warnemünde, Germany This beautiful Baltic city is recognized in its own right for long, wide, startlingly white beaches. You can easily fill your day with the charming resort’s enticements. This is also the gateway to what may arguably be Europe’s most vibrant capital city, Berlin. There, an enigmatic past meets a forward-looking future in a classic blend of historic and contemporary cultures. Make sure to allow time for shopping and a schnitzel.

Day 10 • Visby, Sweden In this “Pearl of the Baltic Sea,” discover what life may have been like in 13th century Europe, stepping into your own time machine as you explore the ruins and ancient buildings. The 500-year-old cathedral alone seems to make time stand still. The town’s architectural integrity earned its listing as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Days 11/12 • Stockholm, Sweden (Overnight) Spend the night in one of Scandinavia’s most beautiful capitals, crisscrossed by bridges and canals. Whether you explore the charming Old Town or icons like the Royal Palace and Royal National Park, you’ll find no shortage of things to do. Famous sights are everywhere, from the Vasa Museum with its authentic Viking warship to City Hall with its exquisite Golden Hall, home to the Nobel Prize ball. Visit WindstarCruises.com for available land and hotel packages to complement this journey.

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xplore an incredible mix of cultures — French, British, Dutch, and more — from your own sumptuous yacht. The pace is relaxed, while the opportunities for discovery are endless —   from

tiny, unspoiled Jost Van Dyke to chic St. Bart’s. Breathe in the floral perfume of Aruba. An added bonus: Several well-spaced sea days aboard the spectacular Wind Spirit.

Day 1 • Philipsburg, St. Maarten

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Dutch Philipsburg is famous for its picturesque pastelcolored buildings. Step inside to find local Creole restaurants, stylish boutiques, and lively casinos.

Let’s go Caribbean gunkholing. Gunkholing is much more romantic than it sounds. This unique yachting pastime is something only a lucky few can enjoy — the lucky few who sail on a small shallow-draft yacht that can meander among out-of-theway places that would beach larger, more cumbersome craft. Call this Caribbean specialty pottering about, call it freedom. We call it private yacht style.

Days 2/3 • Falmouth Harbour, Antigua (Overnight) What a delightful place to spend the night. Surrounded by abandoned sugar mills, the horseshoeshaped bay is perfect for trying out the toys from the Watersports Platform.

Day 4 • Soper’s Hole, Tortola, British Virgin Islands Arrive at Pusser’s Landing, the utterly charming marina, and ponder this tiny port’s rich heritage of romance, pirates, and adventure. Tonight, enjoy a once-in-alifetime sunset Sail Away.

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For an island of only eight square miles, it’s amazing how much there is to do. An overnight stay gives you time to discover — the national park on nearby Diamond Cay, snorkeling at Sandy Spit, the waves in Bubbly Pool.

Days 5/6 • Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands (Overnight) A beautiful coral reef wavers just beneath you as your ship enters exclusive North Sound under full canvas. Don’t miss “The Baths,” a beach full of granite boulders forming magical pools and caverns.

Day 13 • Cartagena, Columbia This is where the gold and jewels of the Spanish Main were stored. Explore the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its restored colonial mansions and 400-year-old walls.

Day 14 • At Sea Secure your favorite spot on the deck and prepare for a magical day at sea.

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Days 4/5 • Jost Van Dyke, Great Harbour, British Virgin Islands (Overnight)

Snorkel in impossibly blue waters, explore ancient ruins, or admire the massive locks on the other side of the formidable Panama Canal.

Day 7 • Gustavia, St. Barthélemy

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Chic St. Barts is a treasure in every way. A short walk leads to the pale blue Le Cellier du Gouverneur with its fine French wines. As evening comes, slip away under open sails.

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Bobbles, bangles, beads, and boutiques abound. For a quieter alternative, visit St. Martin and practice your French in a lovely array of local shops.

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This historic town surrounds a well-maintained 17th century fort complete with cannons, fortifications, and a courtyard that overlooks the beautiful harbor.

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Day 12 • At Sea The Caribbean waters are turquoise and clear. Gentle trade winds make for excellent sailing. Conditions areP a c i f i c just right for a chat with the Captain or a freshly prepared dinner served under a million twinkling stars.

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your “real life” and savor your romantic transatlantic crossing on the sleek Wind Surf. Then, when

you’re completely rejuvenated, immerse yourself in the island rhythms of the Caribbean.

Day 1 • Lisbon, Portugal

180° from ordinary® Your just rewards. The sailors of old used to get an anchor tattoo for sailing the Atlantic. You’ll be rewarded with something much more decadent: true leisure. If you need help relaxing, the WindSpa is at your service. And if all you desire is the pure pleasure of listening to the sound of white sails snapping in the wind, there’s a chair on the deck with your name on it.

Elegant outdoor cafés line the cobbled sidewalks and turn-of-the-century funiculars climb the scenic hills.

Day 2 • At Sea Relax on board as we sail between Europe’s southern edge and Africa’s northern coast.

Day 3 • Casablanca, Morocco From the labyrinth of alleyways in the medina to the spectacular ocean views from the seaside promenade, Casablanca is irresistible.

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Enjoy the afternoon on the beach, try your luck on a surfboard, or follow the island’s famous wine trail.

Day 7 • Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain Explore the historic district, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and check out the lovely beaches before our evening departure.

Day 8 • Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain Wide avenues, exotic landscapes, and striking modernist architecture complete this popular destination.

Days 9–21 • At Sea The transatlantic crossing was made for sailing. Experience the freedom and allure of the yachting life.

Days 26/27 • Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands (Overnight) Investigate the house-sized boulders called “The Baths,” which form huge underground pools and caverns.

Day 28 • Gustavia, St. Barthélemy Head for the white sand of nearby Shell Beach. As evening comes, slip away under the gentle power of open sails.

Day 29 • Philipsburg, St. Maarten

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Shop bustling Front Street or visit St. Martin to laze on white-sand beaches and practice your French in local shops. Visit WindstarCruises.com for available land and hotel packages to complement this journey.

Day 22 • Philipsburg, St. Maarten Pastel-colored buildings herald your arrival on St. Maarten, home to Creole restaurants, boutiques, and casinos.

Days 23/24 • Falmouth Harbour, Antigua (Overnight) Enjoy more sunsets and more time in port during your overnight stay. Try out the water toys from the Watersports Platform.

Day 25 • Soper’s Hole, Tortola, British Virgin Islands Find a deserted stretch of beach and ponder this tiny port’s rich pirate heritage before a once-in-a-lifetime sunset Sail Away.

Days 25/26 • Jost Van Dyke, Great Harbour, British Virgin Islands (Overnight) An overnight stay gives you ample time to snorkel among angelfish at Sandy Spit, or ride the waves at Bubbly Pool.

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our personal adventure begins with the opportunity to wander Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter. In Mallorca, discover the monastery where George Sand and Frederic Chopin once stayed. Learn

to make perfect paella in Valencia. Photograph romantic ruins in Cartagena. Then, from Lisbon, embark across the Atlantic to vibrant islands full of fun, shopping, and music.

Day 1 • Barcelona, Spain

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Narrow alleyways contrast with grand boulevards and the mind-boggling architecture of Antoni Gaudí punctuates the skyline.

Carpe Diem. Each day of this voyage is yours to own. From the singular sherries of Spain to the sparkling waters of the Caribbean — and everything that’s in-between — here’s your chance to try a new yoga practice … finish

Day 2 • Sóller, Spain Listen to classical music in a medieval monastery, or soak up the scenery on a historic train ride through the mountains. If conditions do not permit entrance to Sóller, will visit Palma.

that book you downloaded so long ago … perfect your tan, your taste buds, or your state of mind. Catch up with an old friend — and your sleep. Take a cooking lesson, treat yourself to a massage or three, and enjoy each day in true private yacht style.

Day 3 • Valencia, Spain Although Valencia’s religious architecture is remarkable, an optional adventure to cook paella, then eat it, will delight you.

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Day 5 • Almería (Granada), Spain Enjoy a walking tour of this ancient city (no vehicles are allowed within its walls). Or visit the magnificent Alhambra in Granada.

Day 6 • Málaga, Spain Discover Picasso’s work on an optional adventure to Museo Picasso Málaga, or visit the beautiful village of Mijas.

Day 7 • Cádiz (Seville), Spain Wander the ancient city, or visit Seville, where you’ll find one of the world’s largest, and most beautiful, cathedrals.

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Day 9 • Lisbon, Portugal This splendid capital city offers a warm welcome and an unparalleled blend of architectural styles.

Days 10–22 • At Sea Experience a world where no schedules intrude, dayto-day annoyances can’t reach, and every moment is yours and yours alone.

Day 23 • Philipsburg, St. Maarten Admire the pastel city on the Dutch side of St. Maarten. Creole restaurants, stylish boutiques, and lively casinos crowd Front Street.

Days 24/25 • Falmouth Harbour, Antigua (Overnight) Investigate abandoned sugar mills, dive off the Watersports Platform, or check out the colorful array of local shops.

ship enters exclusive North Sound. Voluptuous boulders, underground pools, and caverns lure from the other side of the island.

Day 29 • Gustavia, St. Barthélemy Chic St. Barts is a favorite destination of yachtsmen. Head for nearby Shell Beach. This evening, slip away under open sails.

Day 30 • Philipsburg, St. Maarten Front Street is the place for souvenirs. For a quieter alternative, visit French St. Martin and laze on whitesand beaches. Visit WindstarCruises.com for available land and hotel packages to complement this journey.

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Day 26 • Soper’s Hole, Tortola, British Virgin Islands

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Mingle with other yachtsmen in the charming marina. An evening departure features a once-in-a-lifetime sunset Sail Away.

Days 26/27 • Jost Van Dyke, Great Harbour, British Virgin Islands (Overnight) Overnight on a tiny island bursting with possibilities. Don’t miss snorkeling among swaying sponges and angelfish at Sandy Spit.

Days 27/28 • Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands (Overnight)

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his is the Spain you have always wanted to experience. Moorish architecture. Magnificent vistas. Sun-kissed coves and beaches. Flamenco dancing. Spaghetti western landscapes. World

famous art. Each port is more intriguing than the last. But first, you have the unmatched pleasure of sailing the Atlantic in the ship of your dreams, Wind Star — relaxing, unwinding, reconnecting.

Day 1 • Bridgetown, Barbados

180° from ordinary® Dancing with a Star. Wind Star is exquisitely at home on the seas and under the stars. In fact, as your yacht glides gracefully from port to port, you’ll be dancing on deck yourself. Perhaps a romantic “slow dance” where only the two of you can hear the music — a lively conga line, highlighting the best party on the seas

This infectiously happy island offers beautiful beaches, balmy weather, and a delightful British flair. Former sugar plantations vie for your attention with brightly painted wooden houses, coconut palms, oleander, and aromatic citrus trees.

Days 2–14 • At Sea Experience the freedom and allure of the yachting life. A massage in WindSpa. Uninterrupted conversations with new friends. Glorious days of leisure as white sails soar toward the heavens drawing you to new adventures.

— a wonderful, nostalgic swing — or practice up your flamenco moves as Spain draws near.

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Day 15 • Lisbon, Portugal This splendid capital city offers a warm welcome and an unparalleled blend of architectural styles. Visit one of Lisbon’s finest attractions, the Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, a remarkably well-preserved monastery.


Day 16 • At Sea Sail along the rugged Algarve coastline toward the tranquil Bay of Cádiz and the sun-drenched shores of Spain.

Day 17 • Cádiz (Seville), Spain Walk in the footsteps of Sir Francis Drake and Horatio Nelson as you explore the ancient city of Cádiz. Or enjoy an optional visit to Seville, where you’ll find one of the world’s largest, and most beautiful, cathedrals, as well as the stunning Reales Alcázares de Sevilla, the city’s own royal palace.

Day 18 • Málaga, Spain Here, on the shores of Costa del Sol, the Andalusian spirit thrives. Be sure to include an optional visit to see the brilliant and comprehensive collection of Picasso’s work at Museo Picasso Málaga. Or opt for a visit to the beautiful village of Mijas, where picturesque Andalusian country life creates some of the world’s best wines.

Day 19 • Almería (Granada), Spain Enjoy a walking tour of this ancient city (no vehicles are allowed within its walls) or drive through the Andalusian countryside to Granada and the magnificent Moorish Palace of the Alhambra, built in the 14th century. Its intricate mosaics and stone-cast latticework are unparalleled in western civilization.

Day 20 • Cartagena, Spain

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paella. You’ll learn the local secrets of this most gastronomic masterpiece as you cook it, eat it, and toast it with the region’s perfectly matched local wines.

Day 22 • Sóller, Spain Discover Sóller’s wealth of Art Deco architecture. Listen to classical music in a medieval monastery, or soak up the scenery on a historic train ride through the mountains. If conditions do not permit entrance to Sóller, will visit Palma.

Day 23 • Barcelona, Spain Old meets new in this sunny Catalan metropolis, where trendy cuisine meets homemade tapas, and the mind-boggling architecture of Antoni Gaudí punctuates the skyline. Visit WindstarCruises.com for available land and hotel packages to complement this journey.

Ba r ba d os to Ba rc elo n a Barbados to Barcelona • 22 days Wi n d Star : Mar 29, 2014

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This historically rich city is home to the ruins of the medieval Castille de la Concepcion. Admire the commanding view of the harbor from the exquisite adjoining gardens, or take in the city museum’s important pre-Roman and Roman collections.

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Day 21 • Valencia, Spain Although Valencia’s religious architecture is remarkable, take time for an optional experience in the city’s most beloved contribution to society —

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econnect and recharge as you experience the sublime pleasures of an ocean crossing. Feel the pull of the sails drawing you to new adventures. Keep an eye out for birds and marine life

or lose yourself in that book you’ve never had time to read. Out here on the streamlined sailing yachts of Windstar you have all the time in the world to relax and restore.

180° from ordinary® The gift of time. Time is a funny thing — we “use” it, “spend” it, “save” it, “keep” it, when actually the only thing we can really do about time is to be fully present in each moment. On these extraordinary voyages, time, that illusive element, is a gracious, joyful gift. Surrounded by sunlight, sea, and fluttering white sails, you’ll find each moment is magic, each hour is golden.

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Wind Spirit • 7 days

Wind Spirit • 19 Days

Wind Spirit • 22 Days

Philipsburg, St. Maarten to Colón, Panama

Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica to Papeete, Tahiti

PAPEETE, TAHITI TO PUERTO CALDERA, COSTA RICA

Departing: December 1, 2013

Departing: April 13, 2014

Departing: November 14, 2014

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PORTUGAL USA

Atlantic Ocean

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Lisbon AFRICA

Bridgetown BARBADOS

SOUTH AMERICA

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Santa Cruz de Tenerife AFRICA

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ST. MAARTEN

SOUTH AMERICA

Bridgetown BARBADOS

SOUTH AMERICA

Wind Star • 14 days

Wind Surf • 14 days

Wind Star • 13 days

Bridgetown, Barbados to Lisbon, Portugal

Philipsburg, St. Maarten to Lisbon, Portugal

Departing: March 29, 2014

Departing: April 5, 2014

SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, CANARY ISLANDS TO BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS Departing: November 16, 2014

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he moment you step on board, it feels like your own private

yacht. Freedom is the order of the day. Stretch out and take in the view from your stateroom. Relax and enjoy live entertainment in the Lounge. Take your pick of delectable dining choices. Discover hidden nooks and quiet spaces to call your own. And by all means, be on deck for Windstar’s signature Sail Away from every port and the not-to-be missed deck barbecue, arguably the best party on the seas. Under soaring white sails or decked out in spacious all suite luxury, let the seas of Windstar take you to a new level of luxury.

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W i nd Sur f The u ltimate in Windstar luxu ry

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elcome to the sleek, five-masted Wind Surf. Hosting only 300

privileged guests, her gleaming decks and sparkling sails invite you to discover a world of gracious indulgence. From sumptuous staterooms and suites to the cozy sophistication of the Yacht Club living room and library, every detail is designed for contemporary luxury. Treat your palate to the chic cafĂŠ cuisine of Stella Bistro. Work out in the state-of-the-art fully equipped top deck Fitness Center with a sweeping sea view. Relax in the whirlpools or swimming pool. Or bask like royalty in the beautiful WindSpa. With an international crew of 191, your wish is our command.

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With its expansive Watersports Platform, exquisite WindSpa, and elaborate Fitness Center, Wind Surf gives you all the fun of a large cruise ship in Windstar’s unique private yacht style.


For yo u r dining pleasu re Where do you feel like eating? The new Stella Bistro features a delightful menu with a contemporary flair where you’ll find a wonderful array of wines specifically paired to your meal. The newly updated AmphorA Restaurant offers gourmet dinners served in courses. And the recently expanded Veranda features casual dining for breakfast and lunch.


W i nd Sur f Accom modat ions D ream in total luxu ry Wind Surf’s beautiful guest rooms include 31 spacious suites, two elegant Bridge Suites, and 122 deluxe staterooms. Whatever your choice, all accommodations feature ocean views, plush leather headboards, linen wall coverings, and hand-selected artworks.

G racio us Staterooms Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in beautifully designed comfort. Your queen bed (which can be separated as twins if you prefer) is swathed in luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Before or after you indulge in an invigorating massage shower with soothing L’Occitane® bath products, wrap up in your waffle-weave robe, have a snack from the fresh fruit bowl, or simply stretch out and smell the fresh flowers.

S pacio us Su ites With 376 square feet, you’ll find the perfect space for time together — and plenty of room for time to yourself. You’ll even enjoy two full separate bathrooms. All the amenities of the staterooms await you, plus a beautiful sitting area, and two flat-screen television sets.

O p u lent B ridge Su ites The ultimate in space and style surrounds you in 495 square feet of pure indulgence. Separate bedroom and living room with in-suite dining area are an invitation to relaxation. And, possibly best of all, your expansive bathroom features both a whirlpool spa tub and a massage shower.

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Above: The 31 suites on Wind Surf include all the amenities of our deluxe staterooms, plus a generous seating area, two flat-screen TVs with DVD players, and his-and-her bathrooms. Right: Two exclusive Bridge Suites feature all the amenities of our suites, plus a comfortable living room, expansive bathroom with relaxing whirlpool spa, and a roomy walk-in closet.


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Wind Surf features 6 guest decks and a total of 22,090 square feet.

The Terrace Bar

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Bridge Suites 503

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Staterooms: 188 square feet or 18 square meters

269 267 265 269 263 267 261 265 259 269 263 257 267 261 255 265 259 253 263 257 251 261 255 249 259 253 247 257 251 245 255 249 243 253 247 251 241 245 249 239 243 247 237 241 245 235 239 243 233 237 231 241 235 229 239 233 237 231 227 235 229 225 233 223 227 231 221 225 229 223 217 227 221 215 225 223 217 2 11 221 215 209 207 2 11 217 205 209 215 207 2 11 205 209 207 205

Bridge 495 REE D E CDSuites: KE CTDKHE C RTEKH ERTEHEsquare feet or 46 square meters

DRAFT: 16.5 feet (5 meters)

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Suites: 376 square feet or 35 square meters

212 216 210 214

Staterooms with 3rd Berths: WindSpa WindSpa WindSpa 117–139; all suites (excluding 501)

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Suite 501: 376 square feet or 35 square meters

SUITES

CATEGORY TX DELUXE

CATEGORY AX DELUXE

BX DELUXE

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CasinoCasino Casino

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

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Public Spaces

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S TAT RO S TAT S TAT E RO EO ROMEO MO M

BEAM: 66 feet (20 meters) SAILS: 7 triangular, self-furling, bridge-operated sails with 26,881 square feet (or 2,600 square meters) of Dacron surface area MASTS: 5 at 221 feet (67 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 SHIP’S REGISTRY: Bahamas

CATEGORY CATEGORY ACATEGORY CATEGORY B PUBLIC SPACES STAIRS/ELEVATORS BRIDGE SUITESSUITESSUITES CATEGORY CATEGORY CATEGORY CATEGORY CATEGORY CATEGORY ACATEGORY ACATEGORY CATEGORY CATEGORY BCATEGORY PUBLIC B PUBLIC SPACES SPACES STAIRS/ELEVATORS STAIRS/ELEVATORS BRIDGE BRIDGE SUITES SUITESSUITES TX DELUXE AX DELUXE BX DELUXE TX DELUXE TX DELUXE AX DELUXE AX DELUXE BX DELUXE BX DELUXE

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Your spacious suite gives you an expansive ocean view — making it a welcome retreat. And when you’re ready to make an appearance, the lounges, club, casino, and library are waiting to be explored.


Sta r Pr ide Windstar C r u ises’ N ewest Yacht

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he moment you board Windstar’s beautiful new all suite Star Pride,

it feels like your own private yacht. Freedom is the order of the day and ocean view suites are the rule. Relax and enjoy live entertainment in the Lounge. Take your pick of delectable dining choices. And by all means, be on deck for Windstar’s signature Sail Away from every port and the not-to-be-missed deck barbecue, arguably the best party on the seas. Star Pride’s sleek lines and powerful engines open up new possibilities for exploring the world in Windstar style. Come. See where the seas of Windstar take you.

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Sta r Pr ide All Su ite Accommodations

Your Star Pride suite is redesigned to Windstar’s exacting standards. Each beautiful finish and elegant extra will produce a sigh of satisfaction each time you step inside — from the soft lighting and fresh fruit and flowers to the chic, modern furnishings.

G racio us Balcony and Ocean View Su ites Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in 277 square feet. Your queen bed (which can be separated as twins if you prefer) features luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Have a relaxing soak in your full-size tub or an invigorating shower, then wrap up in your waffle-weave robe and slippers, savor a treat from the fresh fruit bowl, or simply stretch out and enjoy the fresh flowers.

C lassic Su ites Relax in 400 spacious square feet. Your living area offers beautiful views from the forwardfacing window and French doors onto your private veranda. Two spacious closets give you plenty of room to unpack.

Owner ’ s Su ites With 530 or 575 square feet, your Owner’s Suite offers separate living room and dining areas. A forward-facing veranda, two flatscreen TVs and DVD players, full master bath and separate guest bath indulge you in spacious comfort.

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All suites on Star Pride feature deluxe amenities to surround you with comfort. Flat screen TVs and DVD players … fully stocked minibar/refrigerator … walk-in closets and plenty of drawer space … granite countered bathrooms with both shower and full-size tub … security safe … and luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Of course, the signature Windstar touches are always there for you. Fresh fruit and flowers in your suite. Super comfy waffle-weave robes and slippers. And soothing L’Occitane® bath amenities.


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CONVERT TO ADJOINING SUITES

SHOWER ONLY MODIFIED ACCESSIBLE SUITES Feature a queen-size bed (no twin option) Suites 134, 136, 232 & 234, are modified accessible, shower only with a small lip into shower, a step into the bathroom with a portable ramp, standard interior and exterior doorways.


S UITE S Surprising in both design and size, Windstar suites are a haven of sophisticated luxury. Measuring a generous 277 to 575 square feet, your suite offers you all the modern conveniences combined with the Old World charm of ocean travel. From the fine Egyptian cotton linens and overstuffed down pillows to the in-suite bar filled with your favorite beverages, your suite was designed for exquisite comfort.

Owner’s Suite (OW) Classic Suite (CS) Balcony Suite 1 (BS1) Balcony Suite (BS)

Owner’s Suites (OW): 575 square feet (54 square meters), or 530 square feet (49 square meters) Classic Suites (CS): 400 square feet (37 square meters)

Ocean View Suites (S, S1, S2, S3): 277 square feet (26 square meters) Modified Accessible Suites: 277 square feet (26 square meters), (Suites 134, 136, 232, 234)

Balcony Suites (BS, BS1): 277 square feet (26 square meters)

Ocean View Suite 3 (S3) Ocean View Suite 2 (S2) Ocean View Suite 1 (S1) Ocean View Suite (S)

Star Pride features 6 guest decks and a total of 30,710 square feet. Owner’s Suite, Forward

Owner’s Suite, Mid Ship

Classic Suite

Balcony Suite

Ocean View Suite

Ocean View Accessible Suite

S hip Facts GUEST Capacity: 212 GUEST DECKS: 6 CREW MEMBERS: 164 LENGTH: 440 feet (134 meters) BEAM: 63 feet (19 meters) DRAFT: 16.5 feet (5 meters) CRUISING SPEED: 15 knots Propulsion: Twin propeller, driven by four Bergen marine diesel engines TONNAGE: 9,975 grt (gross registered tons) SHIP’S REGISTRY: Bahamas

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W i nd Spir i t & W i nd Sta r The essence of small ship sailing

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ailing with a mere 148 guests, the luxurious Wind Spirit and Wind Star

are like being on your own private yacht. Both ships have recently been updated with contemporary furnishings and enhanced spaces. Gourmet cuisine is served course-bycourse nightly in AmphorA Restaurant, while the Veranda offers breakfast and lunch made to order or in fresh “market-style� buffets. For a special treat, make a reservation to dine under the stars at Candles Grill, our romantic outdoor deck restaurant. Additional Wind Spirit and Wind Star amenities include the luxurious WindSpa, a pool and whirlpool, the Watersports Platform with complimentary water toys, a Casino, and our international crew of 90 on hand for 24-hour pampering.

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Left: The newly expanded Veranda offers a fresh market buffet and expansive views to start your day with a smile. Below: Contemporary furniture, cozy new seating arrangements, and a piano bar welcome you to an entertaining evening in the Lounge.


Breezy hues, rich textures, sumptuous furnishings, and an ocean view. Everything you need for night after night of sweet dreams.


W i nd Spir i t a nd W i nd Sta r Accom modat ions The beautifully appointed staterooms on Wind Spirit and Wind Star feature romantic ocean views, comfortable beds with soft leather headboards, subtle linen wall coverings, and stylish artworks.

G racio us Staterooms Every inch of your stateroom is designed for comfort. Luxurious Egyptian cotton linens wrap you in pleasant sleepiness as you stretch out in your queen bed (can be separated into twins if you prefer). Your spacious bath features granite countertops, ample storage, and a roomy shower with massage showerhead. L’Occitane® bath products invite you to indulge, while comfy waffle-weave robe and slippers entice you to relax. You’ll find fresh fruit and flowers always waiting for you after a day of sun or sightseeing. And, of course, everything else you need and expect — flat-screen television and DVD, Bose® SoundDock, wireless internet access, private safe. And always at your fingertips, anything you wish from room service.

Owner ’ s Su ite With 220 square feet, the Owner’s Suite gives you everything you expect in a stateroom, plus lots more, including a beautiful sitting area and separate in-room dining space.

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Wind Spirit and Wind Star feature 4 guest decks with a total of 10,200 square feet.

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Wind Spirit: 124, 126, 129, 131–136, 138 OWNER’S SUITE

CATEGORY AX DELUXE

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Wind Star: 118–122, 124–136, 138

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PUBLIC SPACES

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

CATEGORY AX DELUXE

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SPEED: 10 knots with engines only; up to 15.8 knots with prevailing wind SHIP’S REGISTRY: Bahamas

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

OWNER’S SUITE

MASTS: 4 at 204 feet (62 meters) ENGINES: 3 diesel electric generator sets, 1 electrical propulsion motor

STAIRS

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Staterooms with Adjoining Private Doors

SAILS: 6 triangular, self-furling, bridge-operated sails with 21,500 square feet (or 2,200 square meters) of Dacron surface area

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Staterooms: 188 square feet or 18 square meters

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V ACATION

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W i ndsta r Vacat ion Pl an ni ng WE MAK E TH E E X TR AO R D I NARY E A SY

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ith Windstar, smooth sailing starts before you set foot on

board. Our experienced Vacation Planners know exactly what it takes to make sure you have a vacation that’s completely relaxing from start to finish. We are at your service to help with everything from cruise, hotel, and land package bookings to shore excursions, airline reservations, and everything in between. We’re all about keeping it simple. For assistance with all your travel planning needs, please call a Windstar Vacation Planner at 800-258-7245 or your travel professional.

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Add any or all of these options to your Windstar vacation to make it exactly as inclusive as you want it to be. Your Vacation Planner will customize your experience precisely to your taste for the best value in luxury cruising. Premium Beverage Package Enjoy unlimited premium beverages throughout your voyage, including cocktails, wine, your stateroom minibar, and room service.

Shore Excursions Select the right excursions for your own experience and we’ll include them in your voyage.

Airfare and Transfers We’ll make your travel arrangements easy and effortless, and include them in your cruise.

Hotels Our hand-picked collection of beautiful hotels is the perfect way to extend your Windstar vacation in some of the world’s most exciting cities.

Land Tours Add a Windstar Land Excursion Package before or after your cruise. Includes hotels and fascinating insights that allow you to experience even more.

Personal Laundry Service Windstar’s casually elegant style always makes packing easy. Our professional 24-hour laundry service lets you pack even lighter.

Call a Windstar Vacation Planner at 800-258-7245 or your travel professional to customize your experience.

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A ir Progr a m Let Windstar help yo u r adventu re take flight

Windstar is pleased to offer convenient air/sea travel packages at competitive rates for your convenience. A custom consultation with one of our Vacation Planners gives you access to published and specially negotiated airfares for round trip economy class and business class air travel between many U.S. and Canadian cities and your yacht’s point of departure. Fares are guaranteed from the time of your booking. Our air/sea packages are available for a small additional charge to your cruise fare and include convenient 24-hour emergency travel support. For assistance with all your travel planning needs, please call a Windstar Vacation Planner at 800-258-7245 or your travel professional. 122

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T r av el Prot ec t ion C arefree cr u ising starts here

Even the best-made plans are subject to change, so protect your Windstar voyage with one of our Full Sail Travel Protection Plans. Full Sail Protection This plan provides cancellation coverage for medical reasons and gives you complete peace of mind in case you encounter medical emergencies abroad. Or en route. Full Sail Plus Protection Get all the protection of Full Sail, plus you can cancel your cruise for any reason. This comprehensive plan also waives exemptions for any pre-existing conditions. It’s the ultimate peace of mind. No one wants your plans to change, but if they do, make sure you’re covered. (Valid for U.S. residents only.) w i n d s ta r c r u i s e s . c o m

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Windstar' s commitment to Sustainability

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hrough 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.

Environmental O fficers A senior member of the crew is designated as the yacht’s Environmental Officer and each crew member receives comprehensive environmental training each year.

F u el Conservation and R ed u ced Emissions Windstar uses Earth’s cleanest energy, the wind. Whenever possible, our sailing ships use prevailing trade winds as our primary power source and our sailing itineraries are planned to

Environmental S tandards Windstar Cruises is a member of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), an organization with its own environmental standards that encourages its members to exceed international environmental regulatory requirements.

R ecycling Efforts Windstar Cruises fully supports global recycling. Biodegradable, environmentally friendly cleaning supplies are used on board. Waste vegetable cooking oil is burned for fuel. Recyclable trash is collected in back-of-house areas and recycled in ports with recycling programs.

maximize wind power. Our new all suite power yacht, Star Pride, uses lighter ultra-low sulfur fuel to protect the hidden harbors and tiny ports we visit from damaging pollutants. Star Pride’s hull is specially conditioned to reduce water resistance and reduce fuel consumption.

Environmental Management Systems Windstar is certified to the ISO 14001 international EMS standard, ensuring that Windstar meets exacting environmental regulations and best management practices.

Ecometrix T racking S ystems Through our parent company, Xanterra Parks & Resorts, Windstar

Waste R ed u ction Appropriate quantities of food and supplies are thoughtfully ordered for each cruise. To provide an environmentally friendly alternative to bottled water, Windstar provides Natura water in our staterooms and suites. Natura’s glass bottles are designed to be washed and re-used, eliminating the waste associated with the manufacture, transport, and disposal of plastic bottled water.

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.

Water Conservation Implementing water conservation initiatives, such as the water flow restrictors that have been installed in the shower plumbing, is part of Windstar’s ongoing program of continual

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Windstar CRuises is prouD

Mount Rushmore

to be a part of a 136-year legacy of hospitality leadership.

Kingsmill Resort

Grand Canyon National Park

World - class H ospitality

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Environmental leadership

Windstar Cruises is part of Xanterra Parks & Resorts and its

Xanterra Parks & Resorts is a proven leader in sustainability and

136-year legacy as a hospitality leader. Xanterra’s expertise in

has been committed to the preservation and protection of the

world-class hospitality gives Windstar a unique ability to provide

environment for many years. Through its program, “Ecologix,”

guests with exceptional luxury travel experiences and personal

Xanterra Parks & Resorts has been recognized repeatedly

guest service.

for sustainability leadership in the hospitality industry and is the recipient of many honors including major awards from

X anterra Parks & R esorts

the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Environmental Protection Agency, Travel Industry Association

Xanterra Parks & Resorts is the largest national and state park

of America, American Hotel and Lodging Association, National

concessioner in the United States. Each year, more than 18 million

Parks Conservation Association, Condé Nast Traveler, National

people visit the national and state parks where Xanterra oversees

Geographic Traveler, Colorado Department of Public Health,

operations including lodging, retail, food and beverage, tours, and

State of Arizona, Arizona Department of Environmental Quality

other activities.

and Utah Department of Environmental Quality.

S pectac u lar locations

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Xanterra’s operations portfolio includes the national parks at

For more information about Xanterra’s destinations,

Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon’s South Rim, Zion, Crater Lake,

please visit www.xanterra.com

Rocky Mountain, Petrified Forest, and Mount Rushmore National Memorial. In addition, Xanterra manages the lodging, conference, and marina facilities at six Ohio State Parks. Xanterra also owns and operates Grand Canyon Railway in Williams, Arizona; Furnace Creek Resort in California’s Death Valley National Park; Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Virginia; and VBT — worldwide bicycling and walking vacations.

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Terms & conditions All itineraries, schedules, and ports are correct at time of publication but are subject to change without notice. Due to the small size and intimate nature of our yachts, Windstar Cruises is unable to accommodate children under seven (7) years of age. Minor passengers must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times.

CRUISE FARES: Your fare includes ocean transportation, stateroom accommodations, and all meals and entertainment on board the ship. Not included, however, are items of a personal nature, such as alcoholic beverages, laundry, transfers prior to or after cruise, or optional programs or activities. Shore excursions, airfare, and additional conveniences or conveyances not specified in the itinerary are available for an additional charge. All rates shown are per person based on double occupancy. Fares are published in U.S. dollars. Note: Third-person rates are available upon request. For further information on fares, nondiscountable amounts, taxes, and surcharges, please see below. SINGLES: Single occupancy of a stateroom is 175 percent of the published per person stateroom cruise fare (200 percent of the Owner’s Suite, Suites, and Bridge Suites per person cruise fares) and is subject to availability. RESERVATIONS AND PAYMENT: Windstar Cruises works with travel agencies worldwide to serve your needs. Reservations either made by or assigned to a travel professional must be managed by the agency of record. While Windstar is unable to provide specific booking information on agency bookings, we are happy to answer general questions. Alternately, you may reserve your cruise directly if you prefer. Since accommodations are limited by the number of staterooms on each ship, reservations should be made as early as possible. Your deposits and payments for Windstar Cruises services are to be paid to the travel agency with which you made your reservation, or to Windstar Cruises directly. Travel documents will be issued only if and when full payment has been received by Windstar Cruises. Refunds for cancelled or unused services will be made, less any applicable cancellation fees and charges. If you have reserved your cruise with your travel professional, please be aware that additional cancellation fees charged by the booking agency may apply. Guests under 21 years of age must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or chaperone in their cabin that is at least 25 years old; one adult (age 25 or older) chaperone is required for every five (5) people under 21. DEPOSIT AND FINAL PAYMENT REQUIREMENTS: Immediate deposit per person for all sailings is required within three (3) days of booking to secure a reservation, though special terms may apply to promotional fares. Back-to-back sailings will require a deposit for each leg of the sailing. Final payment is due no later than 90 days before departure. We will provide you with travel documents, including your passage contract, approximately 60 days prior to departure. Travel documents, however, are only issued after final payment has been received by Windstar Cruises. Send all payments to Windstar Cruises, 2101 4th Avenue, Suite 210, Seattle, WA 98121, U.S.A. Payment is also welcome by American Express®, Discover Card®, Visa®, or MasterCard®. For faster processing, please include your confirmation number on your check. Travel professionals should make checks payable to Windstar Cruises. LATE BOOKING POLICY: On bookings within 45 days of departure, we require full payment (cashier’s check, wire transfer of funds, or American Express®, Discover Card®, Visa®, or MasterCard®) before we can initiate the process of requesting hotel and/or air space; on bookings within 14 days of departure, we are unable to make air or hotel arrangements. Windstar Cruises will advise you of the status of the request within five (5) working days of receipt of final payment. If your request is confirmed, travel documents may be delivered to the departure point of your cruise. If we are unable to confirm your late booking as you requested, all monies requested will be refunded in full. Please note, changes or additions to the cruise package (i.e. transfers, special services, gifts, or onboard packages) cannot be made within seven (7) days of departure.

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CANCELLATION POLICY: Each booking cancelled before 91 days prior to travel will be subject to a $50 per person processing fee. A full refund (except for the amounts paid for a travel cancellation protection plan and the $50 per person fee) 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 after that date for any reason, including medical or family reasons, are subject to the following cancellation fee schedule, less processing fees: 90 days – 60 days forfeiture of deposit 59 days – 30 days 50 percent of gross fare 29 days – 0 days 100 percent of gross fare Windstar Cruises can only be responsible for refunding amounts actually received. Travel agencies may impose their own cancellation fees. Agency fees of any nature are a matter to be decided on solely by the agency and guests. Windstar Cruises contracts are non-transferable. Name changes and departure date changes are considered reservation cancellations/re-bookings and are subject to cancellation fees. Changes require the prior approval of Windstar Cruises and may not always be possible. CHANGE FEES: Changing your itinerary after reservations have been made can result in a loss of advantages gained by early planning. To cover administrative costs, a minimum charge of $175 (USD) per person will be assessed if you request a change in your travel arrangements less than 91 days prior to commencement of travel. This doesn’t apply to departure date changes. Change fees are not assessed for stateroom upgrades or for the addition of services unless air reservations are altered and/or travel documents must be reissued. CRUISE CONDITIONS: “Ship” refers to the ship that will provide the ocean transportation portion of the cruise. “Cruise” refers to the specific cruise indicated, as it may be modified by us, and shall include periods during which you are embarking or disembarking the ship or are on shore while the ship is in port. “Windstar Cruises,” “We,” and “Us” refer to Windstar Cruises LLC, a Limited Liability Company that acts as the agent of Owner and is doing business as Windstar Cruises. “Initial Departure” means the time at which you first begin transit by any means of transport booked by us (including air transportation) for the purpose of taking the cruise. “Windstar Cruises Air Package” refers to air transportation booked for you by us to enable you to travel to and from your cruise. NON-WINDSTAR CRUISES SERVICES: Non-Windstar Cruises Services (such as airlines and other off-ship transportation carriers, shore excursions, and accommodations) are generally performed by selected independent contractors. Those Non-Windstar Cruises Services that are performed by independent contractors are solely at your risk and subject to the terms or arrangements made by you or on your behalf with the independent contractor furnishing the Non-Windstar Cruises Service. Windstar Cruises assumes no responsibility with respect to these Non-Windstar Cruises Services (including delay, injury, death, or damage to property) even though it may collect monies or make arrangements for the services. Situations may arise that, in the opinion of Windstar Cruises, make it necessary for Windstar Cruises to cancel, advance, or postpone a scheduled departure, change itineraries or make substitutions involving ports of call, other travel components, vessels, or other modes of transportation. These situations may include, by way of example, concerns regarding weather conditions, issues involving safety matters, alternative business arrangements or charters resulting 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.


GUESTS WITH DISABILITIES: Windstar Cruises does not discriminate against persons on the basis of disability. We seek, to the extent feasible, to accommodate the needs of persons with disabilities. There are no elevators on Wind Star and Wind Spirit nor were the ships originally constructed to be wheelchair accessible. As a result, these two ships may be unsuitable for people relying solely on wheelchairs for transportation. Wind Surf and Star Pride are equipped with elevators. Staterooms on Wind Surf are not wheelchair accessible. Four (4) suites on Star Pride are wheelchair accessible. Also note, there is no elevator access to board the ships. Certain ports require the ship to anchor; in this case guests must be ferried into port. Service animals are permitted on board ships if prior arrangements have been made at time of booking. 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. FARES, NON-DISCOUNTABLE AMOUNTS, TAXES, AND SURCHARGES: Windstar Cruises reserves the right not to honor any published prices that it determines were erroneous due to printing, electronic, or clerical error. Each cruise fare includes a Non-Discountable Amount. That portion of the fare is both non-commissionable to travel professionals and not subject to reduction in the event of a percentage discount promotion, 2-for-1 promotion, or otherwise. If cost factors dictate the need for fare increases, Windstar Cruises may do so at any time prior to departure. Guests can cancel (without paying a cancellation fee) rather than accept a fare increase. Taxes will be collected separately from the cruise fare. The term “Taxes” as used by Windstar Cruises refers to certain taxes, fees, and charges imposed by governmental or quasi-governmental authorities, including port authorities, relating to any aspect of your cruise. 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. SHIPS’ REGISTRY AND TRADEMARKS: All of the Windstar Cruises ships are registered in the Bahamas and owned by Bahamian entities. “Owner” refers to the owner of the ship; Wind Spirit is owned by Wind Spirit Limited; Wind Star is owned by Wind Star Limited; Wind Surf is owned by Degrees Limited; and Star Pride is owned by Windstar Pride Limited. Ship ownership and registry are subject to change. Windstar Cruises has registered trademarks in the United States and various foreign countries for the names and phrases Windstar®, 180° from Ordinary®, 180 Degrees from Ordinary®, Romance Under Sail®, and the Windstar Cruises logo. Should you need to contact Windstar Cruises prior to sailing, use this address: Windstar Cruises, 2101 4th Avenue, Suite 210, Seattle, WA 98121, U.S.A. TRANSFERS/PRE- & POST-CRUISE SERVICES: Services for Windstar Cruises cruise-only guests (individuals who do not purchase air transportation or cruise extensions from Windstar Cruises) begin with embarkation at the noted time in your cruise documents. Any transfers, meals, and dayroom accommodations required prior to this time are the responsibility of the guest. Please make a note of this, as many international flights arrive several hours prior to the scheduled embarkation time. Guests may purchase a transfer from local airport to ship for day of sailing and from ship to local airport for day of disembarkation directly through Windstar Cruises Vacation Planning. Guests flying on dates other than the date of (dis)embarkation must arrange their own transfers unless the reason for the different date is because of the purchase of a cruise extension from Windstar Cruises. Transfers for these guests will be arranged between airport, hotel, and pier, as appropriate, so long as the transfer dates coincide with the dates of the services purchased from Windstar Cruises.

AIR PROGRAM FORCED OVERNIGHTS: Due to airline schedules (and occasionally, lack of flight availability), travel between many home cities and your cruise may require one (1) or more hotel overnights en route. If necessary, the cost of this hotel accommodation is not included in the air fare and is the responsibility of the guest. Hotels will be selected by Windstar Cruises and may not be at the port. Guests are responsible for meals and items of a personal nature. Note: Some hotel packages may not be available in conjunction with our air/sea program due to our preferred carrier’s flight frequency between port cities and the U.S.A. or Canada. SEAT ASSIGNMENTS/AIRLINE SERVICE REQUESTS: While seat assignments, frequent flyer miles, or other service requests such as wheelchairs, special meals, or oxygen cannot be guaranteed by Windstar Cruises, your travel professional or Vacation Planner may assist you with these arrangements where possible once you receive your tickets. Some airlines or charter operations may not offer advance seat assignments. Each airline has its own baggage allowance policy. You are responsible for any excess baggage charges imposed by airlines. CUSTOM AIR SERVICE: Windstar Cruises offers services in making air arrangements to and from our cruises. All requests are subject to availability and are not guaranteed. If confirmation is possible, guests will be assessed a non-refundable service charge per request and any additional airline costs incurred. 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. 126 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. The maximum refund for unused flight coupons will not exceed the air add-on paid by you to Windstar Cruises. Please note, that because of changing airline tariffs, your actual air tickets may reflect fares higher or lower than the charge assessed by Windstar Cruises. If so, the difference is neither chargeable nor refundable to you. LIABILITY AND RELATION WITH AIRLINES: If, due to any cause beyond 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 to arrange for air transportation or the air transportation we arrange is unavailable or otherwise fails to materialize, our sole liability will be limited to refunding the air add-on amount paid to us. We assume no liability for any acts or omissions of any airline, including, without limitation, those involving cancellation of flights, schedule changes, re-routings, damage to or delay or loss of baggage, flight delays, equipment failures, accidents, pilot or other staff shortages, overbooking, or computer errors. The liabilities and obligations of an airline to you and your rights against an airline are subject to any and all terms and conditions of the airline’s ticket and tariffs and any and all governmental laws and regulations bearing upon or otherwise relating to such rights, liabilities, and obligations. AIR TAXES AND FEES: Air add-on costs quoted by Windstar Cruises will not include passenger facility charges, federal flight segment taxes for each flight segment (takeoff and landing), the September 11 security fee per passenger enplanement, international arrival and departure taxes assessed in foreign countries (the amount of which may be charged in the currency of the foreign country and is subject to change), or new taxes which may be enacted after this brochure was published. Effective September 24, 2013

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Exclusive members. Extraordinary rewards.

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our very first Windstar voyage welcomes you to membership in the

Windstar Yacht Club, a private passport to privilege for our honored guests. Windstar Yacht Club members enjoy special benefits when you book, while you’re on board, and every time you share the Windstar experience with friends and family.

Yacht C lu b M ember B enefits • 5% savings on most cruise fares • Complimentary one-category

standard stateroom or suite upgrade

• Discount on upgrade from standard

stateroom to suite

• Private onboard member reception • Invitation to dine with Captain or Ship’s Officers • Exclusive onboard gifts, discounts,

and amenities

• $100 referral gift for you and each

referred friend

Member benefits are based on availability. Members must show Windstar Yacht Club membership card on board to receive member benefits. For full details, go to WindstarCruises.com/yachtclub.

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For reservations, call a Windstar Vacation Planner at 800-258-7245 or your travel professional.

2101 4th Avenue

Suite 210

Seattle, WA 98121

800-258-7245

WindstarCruises.com

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