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Islands Magazine All-Time Best Cruises 2011

Condé Nast Traveler 2012 Gold List Top Cruise Lines

WORLD’S BEST AWARDS 2011

Travel + leisure magazine World’s Best Small-Ship Cruise Lines 2011


“… destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.”

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all billowing sails. Brilliant blue seas. Sun-drenched teak decks. And you,

aboard a graceful sailing ship that’s large enough to pamper and entertain you, yet small enough to tuck into delightful tiny harbors and hidden coves that others can’t reach. This is how it feels to sail on your own private yacht.

Windstar. For people who never settle for ordinary. Like you.

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Enjoy a front row seat to the most indulgent luxury of all — privacy. It’s as though you have the world all to yourself, with your own private yacht at hand. exploration w iThis n d sis ta r c r u i s e sat . c its o mbest.3

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entle breezes rustling your hair. Tall white sails billowing above you. The

ride of the waves under you as you relax on the polished teak deck. Experience the unfathomable lightness of sailing.

A Windstar sailing voyage not only changes the way you see the world. It changes your very notion of travel. As the salt-sea air fills your lungs, you’ll recognize the thrill of the sails — ­ true freedom and adventure that’s as old as time. This is what you’ve been waiting for. The only question now is, where will the sails of Windstar take you today?

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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 only 312 (or fewer) 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 under the crisp, white sails of Windstar.

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our beautiful stateroom is all new, completely renovated with lush

leather headboards, soft new seascape colors, even the luxurious Egyptian cotton linens have been made-to-order for your comfort, calm, and bliss. Soft lighting. Beautiful art work. All new, and all ready to welcome you. L’Occitane en Provence® bath products indulge you. Music from the Bose® SoundDock soothes you. Go ahead and slip into a cozy waffle-weave robe and surrender to 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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ur three tall-masted sailing yachts have been stylishly

updated and dressed to impress, inside and out. As always on Windstar, beauty is in the details. Sumptuous furnishings in shades reflecting the sea and sky are set against warm wood finishes. Rich tones and textures turn spaces like the Library into a welcoming cocoon. Breezy patterns play to graceful lines and polished wood floors in the Reception area and Lounge. Outside, your world opens onto expansive all teak decks, an unexpected surprise on such sleek and streamlined ships. Everything around you feels modern, polished, refined. Even the soaring sails are new. Just as you would expect on a private luxury yacht. 10

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Above: The beautiful new Pool Bar combines high style with casual elegance. Sundrenched indulgence by day, transformed each evening for dining under the stars. Left: A breathtaking welcome greets you as you step on board. Cascading crystals surround a sparkling glass fountain under shimmering lights. Polished teak floors give you a glimpse of the luxury within.

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We’re very good at reading your mind. We delight in anticipating your every need — before you have time to think of it. We feel like the 1 2 want w iyou n d sto ta rcr uis e s most . c o mimportant person in the world. Because you are.

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your favorite drink ready before you’ve even asked? Or know that you need a cool towel and an ice cold sorbet at this very moment? How do they know exactly how you like your eggs prepared? And how secretly delighted you are when they call you by name? Actually, the explanation behind our gracious and attentive service is really quite simple. It comes from the heart.

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

eat when, where, and with whomever you like. (No jackets or ties required.) Naturally, each inventively fresh dish is prepared to your liking — and served in your favorite setting. Whether it’s breakfast in bed, lunch outside on the Veranda, or dinner in the exquisitely redesigned Amphora, as luxurious as the finest destination restaurant. Or perhaps you’d rather dine outdoors 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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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 state-of-the-art equipment in the Fitness Center. In the beautiful redesigned 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 Open Bridge and pore over sailing charts with the Captain.

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moking volcanoes, ancient ramparts, and windswept beaches along the

coastline. White sails, cloudless blue skies. 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 in your elegant sailing 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-thanlife memories. They can be as special as our deck barbecues, elaborate sunset celebrations followed by music and dancing under the stars. Or private quieter moments when the engines are off, the sails are up, and the only thing you hear is the sound of the sea. And who needs a formal lecture about navigation when you’re free to visit the Bridge and talk to the Captain one-on-one? (He may even invite you to take the helm for a few minutes!)

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the difference between tourism and travel. Only on Windstar can you skirt the shores of legendary ports-of-call like Sorrento, Venice, Dubrovnik, and Edinburgh. Sail into harbors at Lanzarote, Falmouth Harbour, and other locales that are off the beaten path. Or mingle with other yachtsmen at “insider” locales like Panama’s San Blas Islands. As white sails billow against cloudless blue skies, you dream of the delights that lie over the next horizon.

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The voyage for which we are best known and most widely acclaimed. The waters for which our sailing yachts seem to have been custom made. As you come to the sails of Windstar for the first time, this is the perfect place to begin. Let our years of experience in the Aegean show you 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. Share with us our most treasured memories — with a traveler’s longing for adventure that is as old as time itself.

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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 A pirouette of sails. The wonder of Windstar’s yacht dance is hard to describe ­— as one beautiful yacht rests at anchor in Bodrum harbor, the other, under full sail, circles in a graceful salute. This moment is all magic, all Windstar — all yours.

Voyage shown is Athens to Istanbul. Istanbul to Athens sails in reverse direction (pages 26-27).

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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 thatchroofed 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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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 (a caïque) to Thira, and hike to the summit of its active volcano for spectacular views. Then sail to the thermal springs of Palea Kameini 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 at the luxurious resort, or a romantic cruise for two in a traditional wooden gulet schooner. Experience one of Windstar’s signature highlights as our two beautiful yachts, Wind Star and Wind Spirit, circle each other in a graceful pirouette salute.

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.

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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. For details and an additional visit to Cappadocia, see page 107.

Athens to Istanbul • 7 days Wi n d star : May 11, 25; Jun 8; Aug 31; Sept 14, 28; Oct 12, 2013 Wi n d s pi r it: May 4, 18; Jun 1, 15, 29; Jul 13, 27; Aug 10, 24; Sept 7, 21, 2013 Black Sea

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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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day. Hear the whispers of the ancient Greeks. See the majesty of the great Ottoman Empire. And savor the simple entertainment of people-watching in a village café.

Day 1 • Istanbul, Turkey 180° from Ordinary Sail away. It’s a moment you’ll always remember. Every sailing. Each port. Our yacht gracefully turns toward the open sea — sails towering and full, decks gleaming; slow, regal majesty in motion. The strains of stirring music swell as our sails billow. You are on deck, the envy of every eye on shore. This is one of those moments you never get over. And if you find yourself moved to tears by the beauty of it, don’t be embarrassed — you won’t be the only one. And you won’t be the first.

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Take the day to explore the wonders of ancient Constantinople. Here, East meets West and old meets new in a dizzying collection of lively bazaars and awe-inspiring monuments overlooking the timeless Bosporus. Wander through the famous Blue Mosque, splendid mausoleums, palaces of the Ottoman sultans, and museums filled with intricate mosaics and captivating frescoes.

Day 2 • At Sea History enfolds you on this magical sailing, as we voyage through the same waters that once carried Ottomans, Greeks, Persians, and Byzantines. Sailing through the Dardanelles, where you can easily observe where Asia ends and Europe begins is an utterly unique experience ­— and the yachting thrill of a lifetime.


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Day 4 • Rhodes, Greece Medieval walls built by the Crusaders still dominate ancient Rhodes Town and its splendid harbor. The arched streets of the village lead to a number of archeological museums, as well as the Palace of the Grand Masters, which was once the site of the statue of Colossus. Enjoy the scenery outside the town at Butterfly Valley, the magnificent monastery at Filerimos, or one of many nearby gold-sand beaches.

Day 5 • Bodrum, Turkey Don’t miss the Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology, located within St. Peter’s Castle, built in the 15th century. Among its ancient treasures is a solid gold scarab once owned by Queen Nefertiti. Later, delight in one of Windstar’s signature highlights as our two beautiful yachts, Wind Star and Wind Spirit, circle each other in a graceful pas de deux.

Town, with its iconic thatched-roof windmills. Take a look through Little Venice, named for its Venetian-style waterfront homes. Shop for modern silver cuffs or artful reproductions of Byzantine jewelry in town — or relax on the golden sands of Paradise Beach.

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Situated along the most beautiful shoreline in Turkey, the terraced village of Kusadasi overlooks a lovely bay. Shop for carpets and leather goods, or sip raki (a local aperitif) at a nearby café. Then travel back in time at nearby Ephesus, one of the most impressive archeological sites in Turkey, if not the world. Ephesus is also home to the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

Explore this city for the ages in a two- or threeday Windstar Land Tour to conclude your cruise. From the beautiful Hotel Grande Bretagne you’ll discover Athens’ treasures — the Parthenon, the Acropolis, temples, theaters, and more — in the care of knowledgeable guides who will not only share the city’s ancient secrets and modern enchantment, they’ll also escort you with expert ease in complete comfort and confidence. For details see page 106.

Istanbul to Athens • 7 days Wi n d star : May 18; Jun 1, 15; Sept 7, 21; Oct 5, 19, 2013 Wi n d s pi r it: May 11, 25; Jun 8, 22; Jul 6, 20; Aug 3, 17, 31; Sept 14, 28, 2013 Black Sea

Day 6 • Santorini, Greece Grab a place on the deck as we sail into this spectacular harbor. With its jagged cliffs rising from sapphire waters and layered hillsides of whitewashed houses, Santorini reaffirms its reputation as one of the world’s most breathtaking islands. The capital city of Fira rises 1,000 feet above our anchorage, where convenient cable cars transport you to terraced bars above to enjoy a traditional afternoon cocktail.

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he mere mention of Italy sends the mind into a flurry of delicious images. Elaborate carved gondolas

navigating the famous canals of Venice. Breathtaking views along the French Riviera and Amalfi Coast. Windstar’s Italy takes you to discrete ports-of-call, many known only to the locals. Wander through flower-filled gardens on the island of Capri. Relax along Lipari’s stunning gold-sand beaches. Mingle with other Italians in Split and Pula, Croatia. Or fall in love again in achingly beautiful Rome.

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iscover for yourself why Islands magazine named this the All-Time Best Cruise. On this awardwinning voyage, you’ll experience Italy as you’ve never seen it before. Billowing sails will take you

to hidden coves and tiny harbors on islands whose very names spark the imagination. These are the secret treasures Italians keep to themselves.

Day 1 • Rome, Italy 180° from Ordinary Italy the way Italians enjoy it. This is where Italians go on holiday — these beautiful islands, studded with hidden coves and secluded harbors. Imagine yourself vacationing like an Italian — on your own private yacht.

Trend-setting fashion, avant-garde art, and graceful palm trees collide with 2,500 years of history in the always fascinating Eternal City. Wander along quiet side streets that open onto sprawling piazzas, ancient fountains, fabulous sculptures, and elegant courtyards. From the Sistine Chapel and other Vatican treasures to the timeless Colosseum and stunning Villa Borghese, alluring Rome dazzles at every turn.

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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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a favorite spot on the deck and enjoy the scenery as we make our way north to the exquisite island of Corsica.

Day 6 • Porto-Vecchio, France The yacht-lined harbor on the magnificent Gulf of Santa Giulia in southern Corsica is home to one of the island’s most photogenic towns. Known for internationally acclaimed beaches, the fashionable resort of Porto-Vecchio also has much to recommend it inland. Stroll down cobblestone paths to find delightful shops and intimate cafés — or wander farther afield to explore the prehistoric monoliths in nearby Sotta.

Day 7 • Portoferraio, Italy Sailing past pink granite hillsides and pristine beaches, it’s easy to see why Napoleon chose the island of Elba for his exile. The exclusive marina at Portoferraio is an ideal place to enjoy a fresh seafood lunch before visiting Star Fort, a former fortress of the di Medici family. So-called for its star-shaped design, it offers astonishing views of the Gulf.

Rugged cliffs, exquisite beaches, cascading terraces, and the scent of lemon wafting through the air welcome you to breathtaking Sorrento. Wander through narrow byways in search of aromatic soaps, oils, and lotions to take home — or visit nearby Castello Giusso. Then settle back and enjoy a Limoncello as you look out from your clifftop perch onto your beautiful Windstar ship in the harbor below.

Day 4 • Lipari/Stromboli Scenic Cruise As our ship rests alongside glamorous yachts belonging to Europe’s elite, you may opt for an engaging tour of this largest island of the Aeolian Islands, an archipelago strung between Vesuvius and Etna. Striped with red and black veins of obsidian and crowned with a naturally sculpted volcanic crest, Lipari welcomes explorers. Stop in the quaint shops of Canneto and enjoy a classic Italian treat in a local pasticceria. Enjoy a scenic tour of the stunning Stromboli Volcano’s Sciara del Fuoco (Slope of Fire) as we sail in the evening.

Day 8 • Rome, Italy In Rome, extend your stay in the heart of the Eternal City. Windstar’s landmark hotels put you exactly where you want to be. Grand Hotel de la Minerve welcomes you to luxury in the very center of Rome, immediately across the street from the Pantheon itself. Hotel Beverly Hills is your host in the Parioli district, Rome’s most elegant residential area, home to the exquisite Villa Borghese. For details see page 103.

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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 We keep the world beautiful. Our energy source is the world’s most ecologically safe and completely renewable one, the wind. Whenever possible our yachts sail under the power of prevailing winds alone. Smoothly, silently, cleanly — leaving nothing behind but a wake. When we do use fuel, we use only ultra-low sulfur fuel exclusively, with the lowest emission levels in the industry. With Windstar, you’ll sail smoothly — and breathe easy.

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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Day 4 • At Sea Sail 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 it under full sail on Wind Surf’s 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, Venetianstyle 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.

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western end of town for an easy stroll through a verdant mountain park.

Day 8 • Pula, Croatia Sail along unspoiled coves to legendary Pula, a city dating back to Roman times. Traces of the era can still be seen in the remarkably preserved Arena, a 1st century amphitheater which is still in use. The lovely natural landscape outside Pula is host to a number of local vineyards, while closer to town, sandy beaches welcome an international list of sun worshippers and divers.

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. End your magical cruise in 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. See page 103 for Venice hotel options.

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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.

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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. This voyage has it all.

Day 1 • Rome, Italy 180° from Ordinary Luxury as you like it. We believe you should write your own definition of luxury. Unlimited alcoholic beverages are available with our Premium Beverage Packages. 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.

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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 Parthenon, artistic masterpieces 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.

Day 2 • 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.


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Days 3/4 • Portovenere, Italy (Overnight) Sailing into Portovenere, you can see the spires of San Lorenzo rising in the distance. An overnight stay gives you lots of time to discover the charms of this colorful little town. You can also visit nearby Florence and spend the day exploring the city’s fabulous art, museums, markets, and restaurants on your own. Or you may opt to hike from one picturesque mountain village to the next along the breathtaking Cinque Terre.

Day 4 • Portofino, Italy

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With its golden ochre and terra cotta 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.

The French port city of Calvi on the island of Corsica may be dominated by a 15th century citadel, but it has many other delights worthy of your attention, including a sprawling white-sand beach along the azure Mediterranean. In the late afternoon, you can sip pastis in the town center while watching the locals enjoy a ritual game of boules.

Day 6 • 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 8 • Nice, France In Nice, the beloved capital of Provence, you can relax in one of Windstar’s preferred hotels right in the heart of the historic city as you explore colorful local markets and promenades. Extend your stay to include a side trip to the charming hilltop village of Saint Paul de Vence whose winding streets and lovely cafés are excelled only by the spectacular views of mountain and sea. Even the cobblestones are laid in the shapes of flowers. For information on Windstar’s Nice hotels, see page 103.

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Rome to Nice, or reverse • 7 days Wi n d star : Jul 6, 27; Aug 10, 17, 2013 Wi n d su r f: May 21, 28, 2013 Wi n d s pi r it: Nov 3, 2013

Day 7 • Monte Carlo, Monaco Sail into a port that boasts one of Europe’s most impressive collections of mega yachts. Mingle with other yachtsmen or slip into some comfy shoes and start walking. Visit the Prince’s palace and Princess Grace’s tomb in the cathedral, then go to the Rock of Monaco, where lovely gardens cascade into the sea. As evening nears, grab an apéro at the Café de Paris and watch a parade of Ferraris pull up to the fabled Grand Casino.

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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. While others continue to add restrictions and limit your access, Windstar welcomes you with an Open Bridge policy. Your ship’s captain and officers invite you to join them on the bridge — it’s their pleasure to share the sailing of this beautiful yacht with you. On Windstar, you needn’t wait for a formal guided tour or a quick-as-awink peek behind the scenes. It’s your private yacht — and you’re welcome on the bridge.

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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.

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

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 wells as the stunning


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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

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

Day 6 • Cartagena, Spain 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, which is bordered by exquisite gardens and a commanding view of the harbor. 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.

Baths and the beautiful Church of San Francisco, built in the 13th century. Be sure to visit the Placa Major crafts market for unique handcrafted gifts. By all means, consider the optional tapas tour. Here, in the heart of the tapas culture, every bite is a feast for the senses. You’ll try several tapas styles in different taverns ­— and be sure to save room for a tasty tapas dessert.

Day 9 • Barcelona, Spain Old meets new in this sunny Catalan metropolis, where narrow alleyways contrast with grand boulevards, trendy cuisine meets homemade tapas, and the mind-boggling architecture of Antoni Gaudí punctuates the skyline. Extend your cruise with extra time to explore Barcelona and enjoy a stay at one of Windstar’s beautiful handpicked hotels, Gallery Hotel in the heart of the city, or Wilson Boutique Hotel on one of Barcelona’s finest streets. For details, see page 103.

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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.

Lisbon to Barcelona, or reverse • 8 days Wi n d star : Apr 20; Nov 8, 2013 Wi n d su r f: Apr 13; Jun 25; Nov 8, 2013 Wi n d s pi r it: Apr 13; Nov 17, 2013

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, do take time for an optional experience in the city’s most beloved contribution to society — 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.

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njoy the world’s premier yachting playgrounds aboard your own sailing ship. 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 a sailing yacht can show you.

Day 1 • Barcelona, Spain 180° from Ordinary All eyes turn toward you. Your Windstar yacht arrives into port under full sail — and even the most jaded socialites stop to stare. “Who arrived on that gorgeous yacht?” is the question on shore. In a word, it’s you.

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 • At Sea Wave to your fellow yachtsmen (and there will be plenty of them) as you sail along the storied shores of Spain’s Costa Brava toward the glamorous Riviera. Sleep late and enjoy breakfast in bed or treat yourself to a relaxing massage in the WindSpa. Evening is the perfect time to enjoy an exquisite dinner under the stars at Candles Grill up on the deck.

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Day 3 • Marseille, France France’s oldest city lies on the sunny shores of the Mediterranean, where you can swim or bask on the beach. A leisurely walk is a fine way to explore Old Marseille, where laundry hangs between houses that date back to medieval times. Be sure to try a bowl of delicious bouillabaisse before picking up some of the city’s famous hand-milled soap to take home with you.

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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 terra cotta 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 sailing yacht.

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 and Aleatico wines.

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. Hotel Beverly Hills is your host in the Parioli district, Rome’s most elegant residential area, home to the exquisite Villa Borghese. For details see page 103.

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Sail 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. As evening falls, 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 “eagles’ nest” because of its cliff-top perch. A visit to the stunning Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild in SaintJean-Cap-Ferrat, easily the most exclusive spot on the Côte d’Azur, caps your stay in style.

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aptivating history, idyllic islands, charming villages with cobblestone streets. Capture the best of the Mediterranean in a single voyage. From the nocturnal glow of Mount Etna to the stunning

views at Taormina — enjoy a world of difference as famous landmarks merge with little-known treasures on one beautiful voyage between the classic cities of Rome and Athens.

Day 1 • Rome, Italy 180° from Ordinary Pampering without pretense. From the moment you step on board to the day we reluctantly bid you farewell, we’re here to take care of you. Whether it’s a relaxing massage or a meal served to order, let us pamper you in easy, attentive, nonintrusive Windstar style.

The glorious past of Rome combines with contemporary art and fashion to create a perfect day (or more) to explore. Visit Old World wonders such as the graceful Spanish Steps or New World delights like the newly opened Made In Italy Museum south of the city and the newly restored Museo Missionario de Propaganda Fide dedicated to Baroque art and architecture. The 17th century palace housing it is worth the trip alone.

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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Day 3 • Lipari, Italy As our ship rests alongside glamorous yachts belonging to Europe’s elite, you may opt for an engaging tour of this largest island of the Aeolian Islands, an archipelago strung between Vesuvius and Etna. Striped with red and black veins of obsidian and crowned with a naturally sculpted volcanic crest, Lipari welcomes explorers. Stop in the quaint shops of Canneto and enjoy a classic Italian treat in a local pasticceria.

Day 4 • Giardini Naxos, Italy Sail along the legendary Strait of Messina to the timeless shores of Sicily, where the spirit of the ancient Greeks and Romans still permeates the salt-sea air. Above lies the charming town of Taormina. A short funicular ride from the beach takes you up to the town center for a delicious lunch, a tempting gelato, or an afternoon of shopping.

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Day 6 • Gythion, Greece From Gythion’s pastel-tinted houses and whitewashed stairs climbing among the bougainvillea, consider an optional visit to one of the most exceptional archaeological sites of the Mediterranean, the medieval town of Mystras. Its magnificent architecture is remarkably preserved and sensitively restored, giving you a clear view of the sharp contrast between here and the nearby home of the Spartans.

Day 8 • Athens, Greece Explore this city for the ages in a two- or threeday Windstar Land Tour to conclude your cruise. From the beautiful Hotel Grande Bretagne you’ll discover Athens’ treasures — the Parthenon, the Acropolis, temples, theaters, and more — in the care of knowledgeable guides who will not only share the city’s ancient secrets and modern enchantment, they’ll also escort you with expert ease in complete comfort and confidence. For details see page 106.

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Sail through waters that once transported the intrepid Phoenicians and earliest Greek merchants on their quests for trade and adventure. Relaxing on the deck, you’ll find it hard to avoid being mesmerized by the deep sapphire waters of the Mediterranean. The only thing more magical than spending the day traversing these waters is a romantic 1,000-star dinner under the moon-white sails of your elegant yacht.

Rome to Athens, or reverse • 7 days Wi n d star : Jun 22; Aug 24; Oct 26, 2013 Wi n d s pi r it: Apr 27; Oct 27, 2013 Rome

Day 7 • Monemvasía, Greece The fortress town of Monemvasía has been called “the Gibraltar of the East” for its similarly craggy appearance. Situated near the site of ancient Sparta, the town is dominated by faded castles, narrow byways, Venetian palaces, and a Byzantine fortress. Divided into two segments (upper and lower town) Monemvasía is a virtual outdoor museum highlighted by breathtaking views from every angle.

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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 Take in the view. Relish the food. A highlight of every Windstar voyage is our signature yacht barbecue ­— and this one, in charming Alghero, is one of our favorites. Dinner is grilled on deck, while you pinch yourself to make sure this is real. This is no ordinary barbecue. Everything you can imagine is here — from tender, perfectly grilled lamb chops to succulent lobster. All with the perfect wines waiting for you on deck.

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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 • Palma de Mallorca, Spain Mallorca is an island of emerald mountains, turquoise seas, fragrant lemon and orange orchards, olive groves, and cedar-studded hills. In Palma de Mallorca, the capital, you’ll find a dramatic seafront cathedral to explore and leafy promenades to stroll. Visit the Arab Baths for a glimpse of the town’s Moorish past. Or simply enjoy


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the sun, sand, and sea that continue to beguile celebrities, jet setters, and royal families alike.

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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. Some of the island’s finest beaches are just a short taxi ride from the town, including the fashionable resort of Santa Giulia. Combine a relaxing day at the beach with a visit to nearby Torre, where you can wander through ancient stone citadels and other ruins dating back to the Bronze Age.

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 worldfamous 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. Hotel Beverly Hills is your host in the Parioli district, Rome’s most elegant residential area, home to the exquisite Villa Borghese. For details see page 103.

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Inky-blue waters, gentle trade winds, azure skies, and some of the world’s finest sailing 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.

Barcelona to Rome, or reverse • 6 days Wi n d star : Apr 28; Nov 2, 2013

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he French have a word for it. In fact, they have several — idyllique, seduisant, magnifique. Idyllic. Seductive. Stunning. Here is la belle France at her best. There’s something to capture your

heart at every turn. White-masted yachts. Sun-kissed shores. Gorgeous gardens. Sparkling casinos. Experience the authentic yachting life, at sea and on shore.

Day 1 • Nice, France 180° from Ordinary The table is set — cue the stars. Let’s face it, a fantastic dinner is a real treat anywhere. But serve it outdoors … on an elegantly set table … on a polished teak deck … under billowing white sails … by candlelight. That’s an occasion to remember. This is Candles Grill, our outdoor deck dining venue and, like all our restaurants on board, it’s included.

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This gateway to the Côte d’Azur welcomes you with casual affluence and flower-lined streets. Browse through enticing markets and stroll along sunny boulevards, punctuated with shaded gardens and cooling parks. Be sure to check the local restaurants and cafés, sampling the region’s signature dish, bouillabaisse.

Days 1/2 • Cannes, France (Overnight) Your first hint of what to expect in Cannes is to know that its sister city is Beverly Hills, California. You’re in the chic, stylish center of the French Riviera, studded with seductive boutiques and elegant sidewalk cafés. A year-round favorite of the glitterati, Cannes offers sun and shopping by day, and clubs and casinos by night. Our overnight stay here allows you to enjoy the city in all of her moods.


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Day 3 • Sanary-sur-Mer, France This morning treat yourself to some beach time in what is most likely the sunniest place in France. The unique setting, swept by the Mistral from the Rhone Valley, creates a sky of surprisingly deep blue. The beautiful coastline is sprinkled with enchanting, hidden beaches.

Days 3/4 • Marseille, France (Overnight) The colors of Marseille are the language of art. Enjoy the city’s stunning architecture and amazing views as you explore Vieux Port, the heart of the town. You may also want to journey from Marseille into Aix en Provence, whose gardens and exquisite light define the paintings of impressionist Paul Cézanne, who was born here.

This is the largest fishing port on the French Mediterranean coast. Take advantage of our full day here to treat yourself to an exceptional seafood dinner. The galleries here are worth seeing — from the Paul Valery Museum on Mont St. Clair to the Regional Centre for Contemporary Art and the International Museum of Poor Art. A special treat is to travel the city’s picturesque canals by boat.

Day 6 • 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.

Day 7 • Palamós, Spain Greet the morning in the beautiful Costa Brava. During our lingering day in port you’ll have plenty of time to take your pick of the area’s seven lovely beaches, as well as explore the old town, founded in 1277. Plan your afternoon to include a visit to the busy quayside, where local fishermen auction off the day’s catch. You’ll have time to sample it for dinner at a local restaurant if you wish to dine ashore.

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distinct modernistic work of hometown architect Antoni Gaudí, as well as a contrast of festive street carnivals and quiet, contemplative cafés. Extend your cruise with extra time to explore Barcelona and enjoy a stay at one of Windstar’s beautiful hand-picked hotels, Gallery Hotel in the heart of the city, or Wilson Boutique Hotel on one of Barcelona’s finest streets. For details, see page 103.

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nce in a very great while an incomparable opportunity arises. This voyage to sacred sites of the world’s great religions is just such an occasion. Explore the religious cultures and traditions

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Day 1 • Athens, Greece 180° from Ordinary A rare voyage, a rich experience. As we visit Jerusalem, a city held sacred by three major religions, you’ll have the opportunity to leave the ship for an overnight stay in this exceptional place, including a unique illuminated tour of the city at night.

Voyage shown is Athens to Alexandria with overnight in Jerusalem. Reverse direction (Alexandria to Athens) includes overnight in Haifa. Two-day optional off-ship excursion from Haifa is available both directions.

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Here, in the cradle of western civilization and the birthplace of democracy, explore the extensive mythology of the ancient Greeks, whose gods were honored for their heroic achievements, their dominion over forces of the natural world, and their legendary human vices and frailties. The city has been inhabited for 7,000 years, and its mythic past permeates the landscape. At its pinnacle, high atop the renowned Acropolis, stands the Parthenon, the temple to the city’s namesake goddess Athena.


Ephesians. View the Bay of St. Paul, site of some of his sermons, as well as the revered home of the Virgin Mary.

Day 4 • Rhodes, Greece The ancient Colossus once commanded this harbor. Now your graceful yacht brings you into the paths of history.

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A mosaic of cultures and traditions greets you — from the ancient Jewish Quarter and historic Synagogue, through the cobbled streets, fragrant with spices and Turkish coffee, to the beautiful Mosque of Suleiman and its stunning Renaissance architecture. The 14th century Palace of the Grand Masters leads you to the district once inhabited by the Knights of the Order of St. John. An excursion to Lindos Acropolis reveals the 4th century Temple of Athena Lindia, a beautiful Byzantine church, and fortifications of the Knights.

Day 5 • Antalya, Turkey In Patmos, the worlds of Greek mythology and Christian theology collide. The beautiful island is said to have been raised from the bottom of the sea by the goddess Artemis. It is, however, most noted as the site from which John, the writer of the book of Revelation, received his Apocalyptic vision. Visit the famous Cave of the Apocalypse and view the stone which the Apostle is believed to have used as his pillow. The Cave is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as is the Monastery of St. John the Theologian, built by a soldier-priest in 1092. Amid the illustrious history of the island, take time to soak up the stunning beauty of this “Jerusalem of the Aegean.”

According to tradition, a 2nd century king ordered his soldiers to find heaven on earth. They gave him Antalya.

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Worship of the goddess Artemis was revered here, lifting her status high above all male gods of the Greeks. Later, on his first missionary journey, the Apostle Paul and his companion Barnabas, came twice, their visits recorded in the New Testament’s Acts of the Apostles. This beautiful area presents a kaleidoscope of cultures and theologies — as you contemplate the writings of

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Day 3 • Kusadasi, Turkey Kusadasi is gateway to the ancient city of Ephesus, site of one of the Seven Churches cited in St. John’s Revelation. Here you may visit the archeological site of the Temple of Artemis, once one of the Seven Wonders of the World, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ephesus, a center of celebration to its patron goddess, was also a key location in the missionary journeys of the Apostle Paul, whose proclamations of Christianity in the monotheistic Jewish temples caused great consternation among both the Jews and the polytheistic

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St. Paul and the art inspired by Artemis, you can also gaze upon a stunning mosaic depicting the infant Achilles being dangled by his mother over the River Styx. You’ll have plenty of time to enjoy Antalya’s charming coffee houses and cafés.

Day 6 • At Sea Today we cross the Mediterranean on our way to Cyprus, a route steeped in the history of early Christians and ancient gods of mythology.

Day 7 • Larnaca, Cyprus

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Welcome to beautiful Cyprus, known in legend as the birthplace of Aphrodite. In thousands of years of history, the island has been home to people of all faiths, and holds many sites sacred to Greek Orthodoxy, Islam, and the ancient Armenian Church.


Near Larnaca you may visit Choirokoitia, one of the most important and best preserved prehistoric sites of the eastern Mediterranean. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the site shows a well-organized society, abruptly and mysteriously abandoned in 6,000 B.C. Be sure to spare time to shop for the region’s exquisite lace and silver.

Day 8 • Haifa, Israel Enjoy a full day and evening in Haifa*. This energetic city is Israel’s third largest, a center of Jewish culture and education, and is also home to the Baha’i Hanging Gardens and Shrine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This site, sacred to the Baha’i faith, encompasses the largest hanging gardens in the world. From Haifa, you may also visit Mt. Carmel, home of the Carmelite Order, and Akko, another UNESCO World Heritage Site that is the oldest settlement in Israel’s northern region. Over 4,000 years of recorded history await you in the narrow cobblestone passageways and colorful bazaar.

*An optional tour will leave the ship in Haifa for a day of sightseeing and an overnight hotel stay in Jerusalem, including a lighted evening tour of the city.

Days 9/10 • Jerusalem/Ashdod (Overnight) Greet this day in the Golden City, Jerusalem, a site sacred to Islam, Judaism, and Christianity, a place considered holy by faiths around the world. The sacred sites in and around Jerusalem are too many to count. The Mount of Olives. The Temple Mount. Gethsemane, and its garden of olive trees. Bethlehem, with the Church of the Nativity, built above the actual stable cave where Jesus is believed to have been born. Visit the Room of the Last Supper and King David’s tomb. View the golden Dome of the Rock, where tradition holds Mohammed ascended into heaven. The site is also believed to have held Solomon’s Temple. Include a visit to the Western (Wailing) Wall, the last vestige of the ramparts that surrounded the Jewish Temple.

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From here, too, you may visit Nazareth, childhood home of Jesus; Cana, site of Jesus’ first miracle recorded in the Bible; Caesarea, built by Herod the Great to honor Caesar Augustus; the Sea of Galilee; Capernaum, where Jesus called disciples to be “fishers of men”; and the Mount of the Beatitudes, traditional site of the Sermon on the Mount.

You may also include a visit to Qumran, the site which revealed the Dead Sea Scrolls, plus a relaxing swim in the mineral rich water of the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth, as well as the Baptism site at the Jordan River and the heroic site of Masada. Your options here are as varied as the city itself.

Day 11 • At Sea As we sail between Jerusalem and Alexandria, we pass through thousands of years of history — in a world as contemporary as tomorrow’s headlines.

Day 12 • Alexandria, Egypt Founded by Alexander the Great in 331 B.C., this city, the largest on the Mediterranean coast, was once home to the towering Lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the renowned Library, the world’s largest, said to have held irreplaceable documents and knowledge. From here, extend your cruise with Windstar’s three-day, twonight excursion to Cairo. Enjoy convenient, knowledgeable tours to easily and safely explore this most ancient of cities, from the Pyramids of Giza to the Khan El Khalili Bazaar. For details, see page 106.

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he brilliant aquamarine waters of the Adriatic glisten as you follow the footsteps of ancient Venetians along the stunning Dalmatian Coast. The breathtaking fjords of Montenegro are

unparalleled for scenic beauty. The walled city of Dubrovnik is surrounded by crystal seas. Here the storied playgrounds of Corfu lead to the magnificent wonders of Venice.

Day 1 • Athens, Greece 180° from Ordinary Far from the crowds. While others wait in line, you will be set apart. Wind Surf welcomes only 312 privileged guests. We’ll take you away from the hustle and hassle of traveling as one of thousands of people — to your own private world.

Since hosting the 2004 Olympics, Athens feels more modern, sophisticated, and young at heart. Visit the amazing New Acropolis Museum, then take a walk along the Archaeological Promenade linking many of the city’s ancient ruins. Explore the National Garden or more formal Zappeaio Gardens — or shop the tiny boutiques in the trendy neighborhoods of Psirri, Thissio, and Kerameikos.

Day 2 • Monemvasía, Greece The unparalleled beauty of Monemvasía is a culmination of centuries of Byzantine, Venetian, and Ottoman influence. From here you may also choose an optional visit to one of the most exceptional archaeological sites of the Mediterranean, the medieval town of Mystras. Its magnificent architecture is remarkably preserved and sensitively restored, giving you a clear view of the sharp contrast between here and the nearby home of the Spartans.

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Day 3 • At Sea Indigo seas, white sails, and seductive shores highlight this singular sailing up one of the world’s most legendary shipping lanes. Steep yourself in the history of ancient explorers who sailed these waters — or lose yourself in a relaxing spa treatment, a tall drink, and a day on deck in the sun.

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Day 5 • Kotor, Montenegro Sailing into the winding blue Bay of Kotor is a thrill all its own. Often called the southernmost fjord in Europe, the deeply sculpted bay is stunning in color and shape. The beautifully preserved medieval town of Kotor offers labyrinthine streets hiding beautiful churches and picturesque stone walls. As an option, follow the route George Bernard Shaw once called “the most beautiful road in the world,” from Kotor to Cetinje through the soaring Montenegrin mountains.

Day 6 • Dubrovnik, Croatia Famous for a City Wall which was built between the 11th and 16th centuries, the perfectly preserved Old Town is an interplay of white stone and bright light worthy of its stature as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. An easy onemile walk along the top of the wall passes by medieval fortresses, red-roofed buildings, and an ancient monastery, ending with a breathtaking view of the Adriatic coastline.

Day 7 • Split, Croatia Enter this 1,700-year-old town through its Bronze Gates and explore not only the imposing limestone palace, but also its main courtyard and cathedral. On the lower level of the palace, you’ll find merchants and craftspeople selling jewelry, maps, and other souvenirs. The Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Dominus, located through the palace’s Silver Gates, is reputedly the oldest Catholic cathedral in the world.

Day 8 • Pula, Croatia Pula has a long tradition of winemaking, fishing, and shipbuilding. Serving as an administrative center since Roman times, the city is best known for its many ancient Roman buildings, among them a remarkably well preserved 1st century amphitheatre, which is still in use for summer film festivals. Nearby beaches are perfect for wreck dives to discover ancient Roman galleys and World War I warships.

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The greenest of the Ionian islands, Corfu is deeply rooted in Western civilization. Homer referred to it as a “beautiful and rich land,” and it was Odysseus’ last stop on his journey home to Ithaca. It can be your starting point for an optional tour to Paleokastritsa, an area of singular natural beauty known as the “Capri of Greece.” The famous grottoes and sea caves are filled with magical colors and optical illusions.

Venice is an extraordinary city in every sense, from carved gondolas plying the Grand Canal to worldfamous San Marco Square. Your beautiful Windstar Collection hotel is perfectly situated, the entire city is at your doorstep. End your magical cruise here, 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. See page 103 for beautiful Venice hotel options.

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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 All the joy of your own private yacht. None of the worries. When we say Windstar feels like your own private yacht, we’re telling the truth. But, if this were your own private yacht you’d have to tend to a lot of details. Before you could explore a beautiful port, you’d have a lot of work to do. Not here. Not ever. All you have to do is relax and enjoy the ride.

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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.

Day 3 • Casablanca, Morocco The siren call of Casablanca is irresistible. From the labyrinth of whitewashed alleyways in the historic medina to the spectacular ocean views from the beachfront promenade. Here you’ll find


ornate Hispanic-Moorish buildings, soaring minarets, lush forested parks, and a mystique that mixes old and new, east and west, in a tantalizing blend.

Day 6 • Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain Nature is the star on this small volcanic island. Make sure your camera is ready as you encounter the exotic colors and shapes of the island’s landscape. Enjoy the afternoon on the beach or follow the island’s famous wine trail, tasting as you go. This, the most northerly of the Canary Islands, welcomes you with laid-back hospitality and genuine warmth.

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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. For details, see page 103.

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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 surf board. Slow down and enjoy the view from the site of the old Casbah, where a panorama of bay, port, and town stretch before you.

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Day 1 • Lisbon, Portugal 180° from Ordinary Sleep well. Excellence is in the details. We’ve considered every element of your experience — from the way you like your coffee served in the morning to the feel of the linens that enfold you when you settle down each night. The sheets on your bed are custommade of 100 percent Egyptian cotton, smooth, enveloping, relaxing. Even the custom-made edging is carefully matched to your stateroom or suite. A good night’s sleep is our gift to you.

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Explore one of Europe’s smallest and most accessible capital cities. A graceful mix of the new world and the old, you’ll find intricate cobblestoned byways and broad luxurious boulevards. Take time to linger in a charming outdoor café and enjoy a performance of fado, Portugal’s incomparable music which is preserved as part of UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List.

Day 2 • Porto, Portugal Here in the namesake of rich, fine wine, you’ll taste port wine at its best. The fine art of port winemaking dates to the 17th century, when a happy accident revealed that wines fortified with brandy to preserve them for transit aged with perfection, and a new passion was born. As you savor the libations, you’ll also explore this city where medieval alleyways, orderly neighborhood squares, and ornate baroque architecture blend.


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Whether you choose a side trip to Santiago, the cherished Pilgrimage of St. James, second only to Rome for the world’s Catholics, or opt for a taste of Galician culture, wines, and cheeses, Vigo is a portal to enjoyment. Sparkling beaches and one of the world’s most exclusive yacht clubs add to the fun.

Day 4 • A Coruña, Portugal From the Tower of Hercules, a lighthouse that has been in continuous operation since the 2nd century, to the beautiful galerias that line the harbor, this 2,000-year-old city is as old as time, as modern as tomorrow. Tour an ancient monastery or shop for everything from beautiful antiques to handmade leather goods.

Day 5 • At Sea Today we sail across the beautiful Bay of Biscay, between Spain and France. Envision the Escadre Invisible, the Invisible Squadron of 1805, which formed a major French naval diversion against Trafalgar in the Napoleonic Wars.

Day 6 • Brest, France Welcome to Brest, and to Brittany, where you’ll hear whispers of Cornish and Welsh in the ancient Breton language. Enjoy a trip to the beautiful walled city of Quimper, famous for its elegant faience pottery, or journey along the mythical Coast of Legends where scenic vistas and fantastic stories blend. Be sure to make time to see the Château de Brest, the oldest castle in the world that is still in use.

Day 8 • Cherbourg, France Spend the day in Bayeux, marveling at the legendary Bayeux Tapestry, embroidered in 1070 and telling the story of the Norman Conquest on a single, seamless strip of linen 231 feet long. Or, pay homage to the fallen heroes of Utah and Omaha Beaches in your own pilgrimage of honor. If you’re feeling more indulgent, take some time to sample caramels and Calvados, with a tasty cheese on the side.

Day 9 • Portsmouth, England Here in the birthplace of Charles Dickens, take time to explore the city’s famous dry dock, the oldest still in operation. Visit Lord Nelson’s renowned flagship, the HMS Victory, as well as Henry VIII’s ship, the Mary Rose. In this setting you can relive history, and make your own. Extend your European odyssey with a stay at London’s Royal Horseguards Hotel. See page 103 for details.

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enchanting voyage. History, fantasy, and sheer natural beauty stir all of your senses — from the castles of Falmouth to the crystals of Waterford and Dublin’s effervescent pubs.

180° from Ordinary Are we reading your mind? There you are, stretched out on deck, basking in the sun, savoring the 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 cool, lemonscented towel is magically in your hand. Are we really psychic, or are we just paying attention to what will make your moment perfect? You tell us.

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Day 1 • Portsmouth, Hampshire England This Hampshire port is England’s only island city, steeped in rich maritime tradition and the legends of English history. From the footsteps of Richard the Lionheart to Lord Nelson’s flagship, the city echoes with the calls of sailors and naval commanders from centuries past. As you lose yourself in time, be sure to include a stroll along Southsea’s beautiful seaside promenade.

Day 2 • Dartmouth, Devon - England Write your own story in this beautiful Elizabethan English town. Start with a visit to the home of Dame Agatha Christie, Greenway, and be sure to include a visit to Butterwalk, a 15th century castle where Charles II held court. Lush gardens, enchanting village lanes, pristine beaches, and breathtaking views make this a day to remember.


Day 3 • Falmouth, Cornwall - England This gem of the Cornish coast invites you to explore the jewel in Cornwall’s Crown, St. Michael’s Mount. Built following the Norman conquest of 1066, invaders named this ancient island mount after their own Mont St. Michel and invited Normandy’s monks to build another similar monastery here. You’ll also want to leave time for a literary stroll through Falmouth, the inspiration for Wind in the Willows and Daphne du Maurier’s haunting tale, Rebecca.

Day 4 • Isles of Scilly, Cornwall England

Day 5 • Pembroke, Wales Welcome to the Gateway to West Wales and the stunning Pembrokeshire National Park. This beautiful area provides breathtaking moments around every bend of the path — from Harry Potter’s famous Shell Cottage, to a coastline acclaimed as the world’s best and most beautiful. Don’t miss an optional visit to impressive Pembroke Castle, whose massive curtain walls proved so impregnable to cannon fire during England’s Civil War that Cromwell’s men had to starve out the castle’s Royalist defenders.

Day 6 • Waterford, Ireland 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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This beautiful archipelago welcomes you to the best and most unspoiled beaches in Cornwall. 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 Augustus Smith on the site of the old Benedictine Abbey, now home to 20,000 exotic plants.

From the 11th century Dublin Castle to a tour of the Guinness Storehouse and Old Jameson Distillery (quaffs included), Dublin is a city of delights and surprises. Extend your cruise vacation with Windstar’s comprehensive three-day, twonight escorted tour of Dublin, including an unforgettable traditional Irish house party. Your stay at the beautiful Davenport Hotel is included. See page 109 for details.

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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 • Edinburgh, Scotland 180° from Ordinary Small is beautiful. When it comes to cruise ships, we believe bigger is never better. The small sailing yachts of Windstar can take you into hidden harbors, fjords, and coves large ships simply can’t reach. You’ll travel in spacious, gracious style, away from the long buffet lines and lengthy waits most cruise travelers take for granted. Wind Surf hosts only 312 privileged guests, so you’ll travel with like-minded friends who know, as you do, that size does matter.

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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.

Day 2 • Peterhead, Scotland From this most easterly port in Scotland, you can also enjoy a rare opportunity to visit Balmoral, Scottish home of Britain’s Royal Family, and said to be the personal favorite of Elizabeth II. If gardens entice you, don’t miss a visit to Pitmedden, where five miles of boxwood hedges and acres of beautiful landscapes are ready to roam.


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Day 4 • Stromness, Scotland This charming seaport town nestles comfortably between a graceful harbor and soaring cliffs. 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-yearold malt whiskey.

Day 5 • At Sea A beautiful sailing day at sea. We cross between Scotland and Ireland, through the Hebrides and past the scenic Isle of Skye. The stunning cliffs and jagged shorelines are home to a myriad of sea life — keep your camera and notebook at hand to capture nature at her glorious best.

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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 our own specially designed three-seater Trike. And enjoy beautiful scenery while you ride.

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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.

Day 8 • Dublin, Ireland Enjoy this city of contrasts — from the ancient Dublin Castle to the modern stainless steel Spire of Dublin. Stroll across the Ha’Penny Bridge and visit Trinity College. Extend your stay and see everything Dublin has to offer in Windstar’s excellent Land Package. See page 109 for details.

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Day 6 • 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 gardens and architecture. Or arrange a side trip to the famous Giant’s Causeway. And a visit to Mussenden Temple at Downhill Demsne will heighten your appreciation for the builder’s art.

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itness the convergence of Baltic history, traditional culture, and modern architecture, capped by an overnight 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 six delightful cities — on one beautiful voyage.

Day 1 • Stockholm, Sweden 180° from Ordinary Time to savor it all. From the palaces of the czars to the haunting monuments of Leningrad’s siege, you’ll enjoy two days and a leisurely overnight stay in St. Petersburg. Time for this bewitching city to capture your heart.

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 avantgarde 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.

Day 2 • Mariehamn, Finland Celebrate the colorful center of this isolated archipelago as you join other gleaming sailboats in a postcard-perfect marina. Wander down the nearby Esplanade, an avenue of stately trees stretching from harbor to harbor. Explore the city’s shipbuilding history at the Aland Maritime

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Museum. You’ll feel at home here — Mariehamn was the home of the designer of our beautiful Windstar yachts.

Day 3 • 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 everchanging coastline make for a fascinating day spent on the deck. Inside, the pampering touch of our WindSpa specialists await — along with your favorite drink in the bar.

Days 4/5 • St. Petersburg, Russia (Overnight)

Day 6 • Helsinki, Finland 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 14 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.

this idyllic village offers endless opportunities for discovery that include narrow byways, rusty-red cottages, and a historic sea pilot station. Take your place among members of the Royal Swedish Yacht Club at the local restaurants and bars that cater to the yachting culture.

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The incomparable Pavlovsk Summer Palace, the world-famous Hermitage, Peter the Great’s stunning Grand Palace. The gilded splendor of St. Petersburg offers gleaming treasures at every turn. Enjoy the enticing cafés, shops, and famous Caviar Bar on the Nevsky Prospekt and lush gardens and gorgeous royal residences outside the city, Take advantage of our overnight stay here to enjoy an optional night tour of this magical city or a brilliant performance by the Russian ballet company.

Day 9 • Stockholm, Sweden Extend your stay in Stockholm at the beautiful Scandic Anglais Hotel in the heart of central Stureplan. Treat yourself to a herring sandwich in Södermalm Square, visit Rosendals garden, or tour the intriguing Moderna Museet in this city of light and contrasts. See page 103 for hotel information.

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he stunning beauty of Norway’s fjords surrounds you; sparkling Scandinavian capitals delight you; charming villages capture your heart. Oslo’s lush parks and bold architecture. The palaces, canals,

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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 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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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.

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.


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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 tiny 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 • Marstrand, Sweden The town’s impressive wooden architecture stands in striking contrast to Stone Age caves and relics from the Great Ice Age. Carved by time and geography, the area reveals beautiful beaches and natural treasures. Enjoy your yacht in this host venue for the prestigious Match Cup Sweden sailing race, where the world’s best sailing teams compete.

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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 open-air theatres 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 3 • Kristiansand, Norway & Norwegian Fjords

Day 8 • Warnemünde, Germany This beautiful Baltic resort is known for its long, wide expanse of startlingly white beach. Fill your day here exploring the gabled buildings and unique mix of gothic and baroque architecture, and stroll the beach promenade, stopping along the way to see the 1897 lighthouse. Make sure to allow time for shopping and a snack in one of the city’s delightful pubs.

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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.

Day 11 • Sandhamn, Sweden Enjoy the morning on this peaceful island, away from crowds and sightseers. The idyllic village shares its secrets with those willing to discover them — narrow alleys, picturesque cottages, and the classic Royal Swedish Yacht Club juxtapose the country life and the life of leisure in this yacht-based culture. The surrounding scenery of Sweden’s outer archipelago provides the perfect backdrop.

Days 11/12 • Stockholm, Sweden Day 9 • At Sea Today we sail through the navy blue waters of the Baltic, past beautiful islands and rugged coastlines. Take time to enjoy the scenery, relax on the deck, or treat yourself to a massage.

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

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(Overnight) Extend your stay in the beautiful Scandic Anglais Hotel. From its cutting-edge minimalist design famous the world over, to its graceful old homes, unique shops, galleries, and clubs, Stockholm is a city for everyone. From spice-colored buildings rising from brilliant blue waters to high waterfront hills and a vibrant city center, this is one of the most enchanting major cities in the world. See page 103 for hotel details.


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Carefree days followed by calypso-flavored nights. These are the siren songs that lure anyone with a yacht and a yearning to escape to the incomparable Caribbean Islands, 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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Day 1 • Philipsburg, St. Maarten 180° from Ordinary Your private yacht experience. This extraordinary itinerary gives you three relaxing overnight stays. Your schedule will be as easy going as the rustle of unfurled sails. It feels just like your own private yacht.

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.

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 horseshoe-shaped bay that’s perfect for trying out the toys from the Watersports Platform.

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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.

Day 7 • Gustavia, St. Barthélemy, British Virgin Islands 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.

Day 8 • Philipsburg, St. Maarten 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 worldclass cuisine, laze on white-sand beaches, and practice your French in a lovely array of charming local shops.

St. Maarten to St. Maarten • 7 days Wi n d su r f: Dec 1, 15, 29, 2012; Jan 12, 19; Feb 2, 16; Mar 2, 16, 2013

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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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and turquoise waters blend with the music, tastes, and joie de vivre unique to the Caribbean life. It’s a yachting delight.

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. Our private Watersports Platform gives you immediate and intimate access to stunning aquamarine sanctuaries.

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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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Celebrate both French and Caribbean culture on an island that’s as well known for its superb blend of French and Creole cuisine as it is for its velvety rainforests, mountainous interior, and exotic blacksand beaches. Stretch out and relax on a quiet stretch of beach. Then cool off with a hike through a shaded rainforest.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

Day 5 • Roseau, Dominica 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 6 • 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

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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 whitesand 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. Crescentshaped 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.

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.

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

Day 8 • Bridgetown, Barbados Take your own Barbados road trip and drive past 17th century churches, gardens filled with every color of tropical flower, and panoramic views at every turn. Or lose your “sea legs” on an endless stretch of pink-sand beach.

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Discover the wonders of Corcovado National Park, and dive the amazing coral reefs. This is a singular voyage of natural wonders and man-made marvels.

Day 1 • Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica 180° from Ordinary Discover eternal spring. Costa Rica’s beautiful Monteverde is a keeper of secrets. Nestled in the lush highlands, with a climate so refreshing it’s become a legend, this is a place of special magic. Cloud forests. Graceful hanging bridges that span spectacular greenery. And the thrill of a zip line, high over the tree tops.

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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.

Day 2 • Bahía Drake, Costa Rica Take a whale watching tour and travel by Zodiac to the beach at San Josecita, 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.


Day 3 • Golfito, Costa Rica

Day 4 • 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 5 • 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.

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wonderfully intact. Here in this tropical island paradise, men still fish from canoes and climb for coconuts as they have for centuries, while women continue to hand-embroider their colorfully distinctive molas.

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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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.

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Nearby Corcovado National Park is home to 13 different ecosystems including a highland cloud forest, lowland rainforest, and lush mangrove swamps. This protected habitat offers one of your best chances of spotting some of Costa Rica’s most timid inhabitants such as Baird’s tapir, Scarlet Macaws, Harpy eagles, peccaries, and, for those who have an especially keen eye, an everelusive jaguar.

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without pretense and casual elegance that invites you to unwind. If you feel like sleeping late, we’ll be happy to deliver breakfast to your room. 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.

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econnect and recharge as you experience the peaceful grandeur of sailing across the Atlantic Ocean. A leisurely sea passage offers that rarest of opportunities: a chance to relax and

restore. Out here on the streamlined sailing yachts of Windstar you have all the time in the world to rediscover a new sense of calmness and ease.

180° from Ordinary Two weeks of 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.

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Lisbon, Portugal

Ponta Delgada, Azores

EAST b o u n d V o y a g e s F r o m C o l ó n , P a n a m a , o r Phili p s b u r g , S t. M a a r t e n , t o L i s b o n , P o r t u g a l

UNITED STATES

Hamilton AZORES

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Hamilton Ponta Delgada

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Lisbon

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Philipsburg

Atlantic Ocean ATLANTIC OCEAN

Colon

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Wind star • 8 days

Wind star • 13 days

Wind surf • 14 days

Colón, Panama to Hamilton, Bermuda

Hamilton, Bermuda to Lisbon, Portugal

Philipsburg, St. Maarten to Lisbon, Portugal

De parti n g : March 30, 2013

De parti n g : April 7, 2013

De parti n g : March 30, 2013

or combine both legs into one 21-day journey from Colón to Lisbon

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Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Philipsburg

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Philipsburg, St. Maarten

Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Bridgetown BARBADOS

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Wind surf • 14 days

Wind spirit • 12 days

Santa Cruz de Tenerife to Philipsburg, St. Maarten

Santa Cruz de Tenerife to Bridgetown, Barbados

De parti n g : November 23, 2013

De parti n g : December 2, 2013

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Welcome Aboard

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he streamlined sailing yachts of Windstar are like nothing else

at sea. Even in the most prestigious yacht-filled harbor, your ship is easy to recognize. Just look for the elegant vessel with the brilliant white sails stretching toward the sky. All three Windstar yachts feature expansive teak decks, which is quite unusual for smaller ships, and unlike other ships of comparable size, our sailing yachts offer plenty of hidden nooks and quiet spaces to call your own.

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Wind Surf The ultimate in Windstar luxury

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elcome to our flagship, the sleek, five-masted Wind Surf. Hosting

only 312 privileged guests, her gleaming decks and sparkling sails welcome you to a world of ultimate indulgence. Wind Surf greets the 2013 season, along with our entire fleet, all new, stem to stern. From sumptuous staterooms and suites to the indulgently beautiful, completely relaxing Yacht Club living room and library, every detail is designed for contemporary luxury. Enjoy the state-of-the-art top deck Fitness Room with a sweeping sea view. Relax in the whirlpools or swimming pool. Or relax 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 most elaborate fitness room in the Windstar fleet, Wind Surf outclasses most facilities on comparably sized yachts.


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Wind Surf Accommodations Dream in total luxury Wind Surf’s beautifully remodeled guest rooms include 31 spacious suites, two elegant Bridge Suites, and 123 deluxe staterooms. All feature ocean views, leather headboards, linen wall coverings, plush carpeting, and handselected artwork.

Onboard Style All Staterooms include luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Plush towels and bedding. L’Occitane® bath products. Waffle-weave robes and slippers. Fresh flowers and fruit basket. Spacious closets. Massaging shower head. Granite counter tops in bathrooms. Twenty-four hour in-room dining. Suites and Bridge Suites also include spacious sitting areas, two flat-screen television sets with DVD players, and two luxurious bathrooms per suite.

Modern essentials Flat-screen television. DVD player. BOSE® SoundDock speakers. Wireless Internet access. Vanity desk and chair.

Practicalities Private safe. Hair dryer. Phone. Alarm clock.

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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.


in-suite spa packages: Simply Beyond Treat yourself to the ultimate in sailing luxury with an In-Suite Spa Package. Exclusive WindSpa services include two 60-minute facials, two 60-minute massages, and two grooming treatments (manicure, pedicure, or shave). All in the privacy and comfort of your suite. Other delights include: • In-suite tea service by Tea Forté® • Unlimited fitness, Pilates, and yoga classes • Nightly turn-down gifts from WindSpa • A selection of specialty pillows from our pillow menu • Plush spa robes and luxurious microfiber bed linens • Rich emollient products from O SPA London • Aromatherapy essence and fresh fruit replenished daily • Private cocktail party for Spa Package guests

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Yacht Club Sandwich & Espresso Bar

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Signature Shop

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Pool/Pool Bar/Whirlpools

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18 Watersports Platform

13 Reception

19 The Terrace Bar

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Nautilus Room


Degrees

Fitness Center

The Veranda

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

The Terrace Bar

S TA R D E C K 501

Bridge Suites

The Bridge

503

Compass Rose

Nautilus Room

Suites

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BRIDGE DECK

Candles Grill

Amphora

Signature Shop

Yacht Club

Casino Sandwich & Espresso Bar

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241 239 237 235 233 231 229

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LENGTH: 535 feet (162 meters) at waterline; 617 feet (187 meters) including bowsprit

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Staterooms: 188 square feet or 18 square meters

DRAFT: 16.5 feet (5 meters) TONNAGE: 14,745 gross registered tons (grt) BEAM: 66 feet (20 meters)

Watersports Watersports PlatformWatersports Platform Platform

D E CDKE TCDWO KE CTKWO T WO

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Rooms with queen beds that convert into (2) twin beds: 103–155; 205–269; 305–339; 501, 502, 503

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Suites: 376 square feet or 35 square meters.

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

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Suite 501: 376 square feet or 35 square meters.

CATEGORY A

CATEGORY B

PUBLIC SPACES

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Main Sheet

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336 338 334 336 338 332 334 330 336

Whirlpools Whirlpools Whirlpools

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Bridge Suites: 495 square feet or 46 square meters.

Signature Signature Signature Shop Shop Shop Pool

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Candles Grill Candles Candles Grill Grill

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Pool Pool Photo Photo Photo Gallery Gallery Pool Bar Gallery Pool Bar Pool Bar Sandwich & Espresso Bar Reception Sandwich & Espresso Bar Bar Sandwich & Espresso Reception Reception

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M A IM NAD I NEACD M I KNE CDKE C K

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Casino CasinoCasino

Yacht Club Yacht Yacht Club Club

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The Lounge The Lounge The Lounge

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Public Spaces

S TA SRTA DSRETA CDKRE CDKE C K The The The Bridge BridgeBridge

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Pool Bar Whirlpools

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MAIN DECK

FitnessFitnessFitness Center CenterCenter

Degrees The Veranda Degrees Degrees The Veranda The Veranda

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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 164 feet (50 meters) ENGINES: 4 diesel electric generator sets, 2 electrical propulsion motors SPEED: 10 to 12 knots with engines only; up to 15 knots with prevailing wind SHIP’S REGISTRY: Bahamas

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Wind spirit & Wind star The essence of small-ship sailing

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

Star offer the most intimate of yachting experiences. Both ships have been recently updated with contemporary furnishings and enhanced spaces throughout. Gourmet cuisine is served course-by-course nightly in Amphora, 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.

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

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Wind Spirit and Wind Star Accommodations Be among the first to enjoy the recently remodeled and beautifully appointed guest rooms on Wind Spirit and Wind Star. All feature romantic ocean views, comfortable beds with soft leather headboards, subtle linen wall coverings, plush carpeting, and stylish artwork.

onboard Style Sumptuous linens, towels, and bedding. L’Occitane® bath products. Waffle-weave robes and slippers. Fresh flowers and fruit basket. Mini-bar (replenished daily with consumed items charged to your account). Spacious closets. Massaging shower head. Granite countertops in bathrooms. Twentyfour hour in-room dining.

Modern essentials Flat-screen television. DVD player. BOSE® SoundDock speakers. Wireless Internet access. Vanity desk and chair.

Practicalities Private safe (in select staterooms). Hair dryer. Alarm clock. Phone.

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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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Candles Grill

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Pool Bar

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Public Spaces

Whirlpool

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Radio Room Amphora

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Piano Bar

The Lounge Library

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Pool

WindSpa

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Lobby WC

Stairs

Casino

Candles Grill

Signature Shop

WindSpa

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The Lounge

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Lobby

The Restaurant

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Galley

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Reception

Library

WC

Casino

LENGTH: 360 feet (110 meters) at waterline; 440 feet (134 meters) including bowsprit

Watersports Fitness Platform Center Signature

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Shop

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Owner’s Suite

DRAFT: 14 feet (4.1 meters) TONNAGE: 5,736 gross registered tons (grt) Gym Watersports BEAM: 52.1 feet (15.8 meters) Platform

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Staterooms & Suites

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

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PUBLIC SPACES

MASTS: 4 at 204 feet (62 meters)

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110 108 106 104 102

121 119 117 115 111 109

126 124 122 120 118 116 114 112

140 138 136 134 132 130 128

Staterooms with 3rd Berths (Upper Fold-down Pullman):

ECK Wind Spirit: 124, 126, D 129, 131–136, 138

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

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STAIRS

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ENGINES: 3 diesel electric generator sets, 1 electrical propulsion motor

S TAT E RO O M

SPEED: 10 knots with engines only; up to 15.8 knots with prevailing wind

Staterooms with Adjoining Private Doors Wind Spirit: 124/126, 129/131, 132/134, 133/135, 136/138

SHIP’S REGISTRY: Bahamas

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Windstar Vacation Planning We make the extraordinary easy

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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.

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Shore Excursions Artfully crafted, Amazingly authentic Forget everything you know about ordinary shore excursions on ordinary cruise lines. With Windstar, the same magic you enjoy on board applies to your experience on shore as well. Small, intimate tour groups We won’t tag you with a number and turn you into just another tourist lost in the crowd. Our groups are small, rarely more than 20 people. Whenever possible, we arrange our tours when few others will be there. And we plan them with time to savor what you see without rushing to the next stop. Highly trained, knowledgeable guides We’ve hand-picked your guides. They know that you want to see and experience more — and they’re ready to exceed your highest expectations, just as we do on the ship. Complete experience We’ll make sure you don’t miss any must-see moments — and we’ll also show you things and places few are privileged to access. For more information about Windstar Shore Excursions, please call a Windstar Vacation Planner at 800-258-7245.

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This is your time. Make the most of it with an intimate, one-of-a-kind travel experience from Windstar.

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Distinctive Hotel Packages

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Caribbean B ri dg e town , Bar bados Hilton Barbados Stay at the Hilton Barbados hotel, which enjoys a stunning location on the lush tropical peninsula of Needham’s Point. This Caribbean resort is a true tropical paradise. Includes breakfast.

Accra Beach Hotel & Spa Ideally situated on one of the island’s most pristine sandy beaches, the Accra Beach Hotel & Spa boasts Caribbean charm. Rooms have panoramic views of the ocean, pool, or island. Includes breakfast.

St. Ma arten/St. Martin Westin, Dawn Beach Resort & Spa (St. Maarten) Sink into modern-day comfort in this elegant resort nestled into a lush hillside and surrounded by miles of sandy white beach. Includes breakfast.

Divi Little Bay Beach Resort (St. Martin)

Extend your Windstar experience on land at a

Located on a private, secluded peninsula between two beautiful bays, the Divi Little Bay Beach Resort is right on the water, but only minutes from the Caribbean’s best shopping and dining. Includes breakfast.

hotel that reflects our own high standards of elegance, luxury, and pampering service. The Windstar Hotel Collection includes renowned hotels that are conveniently located near the best restaurants, cultural centers, and local attractions. (Windstar may substitute similar properties when necessary.)

Greek Isles & Turke y Ath ens , G r eece Hotel Grande Bretagne This property, a former royal guest house and local landmark, is situated in the very heart of Athens near the Acropolis and has hosted politicians, diplomats, movie stars, and VIPs from all over the world. Includes breakfast.

Saint George Lycabettus Hotel

Panama /Costa rica Panama Cit y, Panama Marriott Panama City The Marriott Panama City, located in the heart of the Banking District, gives you easy access around the city. It offers a casino, spa, outdoor pool, steam room and sauna, 24-hour room service, and spacious guest rooms. Includes breakfast.

San J os é , Costa Ric a (Pu erto C alder a) Ramada Plaza Herradura Offering refined casual luxury in a relaxing setting, this hotel is a full-service resort. A true tropical experience coupled with Costa Rican charm, the hotel features private terraces overlooking exotic floral gardens. Includes breakfast.

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Renowned for its famous Greek hospitality, this chic modern hideaway for discerning travelers features lovely views of the Acropolis. Includes breakfast.

Istan b u l , Tu r ke y Pera Palace Hotel Pera Palace Hotel welcomes its guests back to the glamour of old Istanbul with its classic and uniquely furnished rooms and suites. Along with politicians, artists and writers, kings and queens have also stayed here. Includes breakfast.

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


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MEDITERRANEAN C ai ro, Egypt (Ale x an dria) Semiranmis Intercontinental Conveniently located in the heart of Cairo and facing the Nile, the hotel is within walking distance from many of the city’s highlights, including the Egyptian Museum, the Cairo Opera House, and the Cairo Tower. Downtown shops are also nearby. Includes breakfast.

Barcelona , S pai n Gallery Hotel Located in the heart of Barcelona, the elegant and contemporary Gallery is close to shops, restaurants, and other nearby attractions. Includes breakfast.

Wilson Boutique Hotel A modern hotel with a boutique feel, the Wilson Boutique Hotel offers every comfort, including a location on Avenida Diogonal, one of Barcelona's finest streets.

Lis bon , P ortu gal Tiara Park Atlantic Lisboa Situated in the heart of Lisbon, the Tiara Park Atlantic Lisboa celebrates the life and history of a city inspired by a new style of luxury. Includes breakfast.

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

Nice , Fr an ce Le Mèridien Nice Hotel Overlooking the legendary Baie des Anges and the Mediterranean Sea, Le Mèridien is just steps away from Nice's historic center. This stunning hotel embodies the refined simplicity of Southern France. Includes breakfast.

Mercure Nice Promenade des Anglais This elegant and contemporary hotel is located in the heart of the city near Place Masséna and the old town of Nice.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife Hotel Botanico One of the most prestigious luxury hotels in the Canary Islands, the Hotel Botanico is situated close to the beach in Puerto de la Cruz as well as a number of other local beaches. The Oriental Spa Garden offers a choice of relaxing Asianinfluenced spa treatments. Includes breakfast.

Italy Rom e , Italy Grand Hotel de la Minerve Set in Rome’s historic city center overlooking the Pantheon, this luxury hotel is housed in a magnificent mansion and exudes elegant, sophisticated style. Includes breakfast.

Hotel Beverly Hills With its warm atmosphere and strategic location near Villa Borghese and Via Veneto in the popular Parioli district, this hotel redefines Roman luxury. Includes breakfast.

Ven ice , Italy Palace Bonvecchiati Hotel This contemporary hotel with international flair, luxurious amenities, and modern services is located in the historic heart of Venice. Includes breakfast.

Bonvecchiati Hotel Welcoming guests to the center of Venice since 1790, this hotel exhibits refined elegance and comfort, has a water landing for gondolas and motor boats, and is close to St. Mark’s Square. Includes breakfast.

Northern Europe Du b li n , Ir el an d Davenport Hotel History and contemporary style converge at this stylish hotel. Tucked away in a quiet corner in the heart of the city, the hotel is decorated in warm yet vibrant colors that combine traditional charm with up-to-the-minute amenities. Includes breakfast.

Edi n b u rg h , Scotl an d Apex Waterloo Place Hotel Situated in the heart of the city at the east end of Princes Street, this modern boutique hotel is conveniently close to Edinburgh’s most popular department stores, Edinburgh Castle, and the Royal Mile. Includes breakfast.

Lon don , Eng l an d (P orts m o uth) Royal Horseguards Hotel This iconic retreat overlooking the Thames and the London Eye was recently refurbished to its full Victorian splendor. The hotel was crowned AA London Hotel of the Year 2010-11. Includes breakfast.

Stockh olm , Sweden Scandic Anglais Hotel Scandic Anglais is in the heart of central Stureplan, close to most of the attractions in Stockholm. Enjoy the very latest in the fashion world and step back in time in the Old Town. Includes breakfast. w i n d s ta r c r u i s e s . c o m

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Windstar Land Packages

Barcelona 3 Day / 2 Night

Come closer. Stay longer. See more. A Windstar small group land excursion is an easy and rewarding way to extend your cruise on shore. Offered before or after select voyages, these intimate escorted group tours are expertly crafted to allow you access to many thrills of a lifetime. Zip line through rainforest canopies. Visit

Allow yourself to be absorbed into the

an ancient monastery perched 7,000 feet

dizzying energy of cosmopolitan Barcelona.

above sea level. Enjoy a private whiskey

Explore the city’s architectural and artistic

tasting in Edinburgh or take part in a traditional Irish party. With a Windstar land package, it’s possible to explore,

masterpieces, then take a tour of Montserrat Monastery perched 7,000 feet above sea level. A delightful wine tasting follows, ensuring a true Catalonian experience.

encounter, and engage even more.

Tour Highlights: Expect Windstar’s Exceptional Service On Shore Our multi-day land packages include: • Engaging tours with knowledgeable, entertaining guides who will show you more • Beautiful accommodations in a handpicked Windstar Collection hotel • Complimentary breakfast every morning • Complimentary transfers to your

• Highlights of Barcelona Tour • The Cathedral, located in the Gothic Quarter • Panoramic driving tour of Passeig de Gràcia • Sagrada Familia Cathedral • El Mirador Alcalde viewpoint overlooking Barcelona and its harbor • Montserrat Monastery Tour • Traditional tapas lunch • Visit to the Montserrat Basilica, which houses the La Moreneta • Wine tasting at Montserrat • Flamenco show and dinner (optional)

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Venice

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3 Day / 2 Night

Experience the Eternal City of Rome and see

Legend comes to life during this insider’s

its most famous landmarks ­— including the

tour of Venice. View St. Mark’s Square from

fabled Vatican — in an exclusively intimate

the balcony of the Doge’s Palace, get a

setting. You may also take in the sights as

privileged look inside an ancient prison,

the locals do; on an optional evening tour

and watch a glass blowing demonstration in

followed by a delightful Roman dinner.

charming Murano.

Tour Highlights:

Tour Highlights:

• Highlights of Rome Tour including Venice

• Welcome dinner at Do Forni Restaurant

Square, Imperial Palaces, Colosseum, Circus Maximus, and more

near St. Mark’s Square • Guided walking tour of Venice

• Rome by Night Tour and dinner (optional)

• Doge’s Palace

• The Vatican museums

• Rio De Palazzo prison

• St. Peter’s Basilica

• Glassmaking shops and demonstrations

• Square of St. Peter

in Murano • Island of Burano, known for producing the

Hotel Accommodations:

finest lace

Two-night accommodations in Rome at the Grand Hotel de la Minerve with daily

Hotel Accommodations:

breakfast included.

Two-night accommodations in Venice at the Palace Bonvecchiati Hotel with daily breakfast included.

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Cairo

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3 Day / 2 Night

The dramatic ruins of the Acropolis high atop

Explore the ancient history of Cairo and

modern Athens are a perfect counterpoint to

Alexandria as you learn about the building

the lush green mountains surrounding Delphi*

of the Giza Pyramids and the Sphinx, before

in central Greece. See mythical ruins and

visiting the haunting Catacombs. Walk along

museum treasures you’ve only dreamed of,

the Nile River and watch Egypt’s legendary

up-close and personal.

felucca boats, whose ancient forms grace the river much as they have since the time of

Tour Highlights: • Acropolis Hill • Propylaea • Temple of Athena Nike and the Erechtheum • The Parthenon • Greek theater of Dionyssos • Theater of Herod Atticus

Hotel Accommodations: One-night accommodations in Athens at the Hotel Grande Bretagne with breakfast included.

the Pharaohs.

Tour Highlights: • Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx • Cairo Old Town • Khan El Khalili Bazaar • Alexandria highlights, including Catacombs and Alexandria Library

Hotel Accommodations: Two-night accommodations in Cairo at the Semiranmis Intercontinental with daily breakfast included.

*Athens 3-Day Package is also available, including everything in the 2-Day Package, along with a full-day tour of the archaeological site and Museum at Delphi, a traditional lunch at the village of Arachova, and an additional hotel night in Athens.

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Istanbul Discovery

Istanbul Cappadocia

3 Day / 2 Night

3 Day / 2 Night

With six distinctive minarets and 2,000

With its otherworldly rock formations,

handmade tiles lining a massive dome, the

dazzling “fairy chimneys,” eight-floor

Blue Mosque remains one of the architectural

underground city, and primitive churches,

wonders of the ancient world. Enjoy a Turkish

Cappadocia offers an intimate, once-in-

feast before exploring the 4,000 shops of

a-lifetime look at a world that is seldom

the Grand Bazaar. Package includes welcome

seen and endlessly enthralling. Includes

cocktail in the Orient Bar at Pera Palace Hotel.

flight between Istanbul and Cappadocia (approximately one hour).

Tour Highlights: • Byzantine Hippodrome • Blue Mosque • Hagia Sophia • Lunch at The Ottoman House • Grand Bazaar • Topkapi Palace • Underground Cistern

Tour Highlights: • Göreme Open-Air Museum • The valley of churches in Göreme Valley • “Fairy chimneys” at Pasabag Valley • Unbelievable landscapes of Devrent Valley • Lunch at Bizim Ev Restaurant • Avanos, famous for its pottery • Kaymakli Underground City

Hotel Accommodations:

• Cappadocia Balloon Ride (optional)

Two-night accommodations in Istanbul at the Pera Palace Hotel with daily

Hotel Accommodations:

breakfast included.

Two-night accommodations in Cappadocia at a Cappadocia cave hotel with daily breakfast included.

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Monteverde

Tortuguero

3 Day / 2 Night

5 Day / 4 Night

Extend your Passage Through Panama

Costa Rica’s gorgeous waterways offer a

voyage and explore this Costa Rican private

uniquely intimate nature study. A private tour

reserve with a fascinating nocturnal tour. A

through the canals of Tortuguero (or “Land of

bird’s-eye-view awaits as you walk through the

Turtles”) allows you to get within a whisper

clouds on a hanging bridge, soar above them

of leatherback and green turtle nesting sites.

in a gondola, and take an exhilarating flight

(Turtle sightings are not guaranteed.)

through the trees on a zip line.

Tour Highlights: Tour Highlights: • Children’s Eternal Rainforest Night Tour • Hanging Bridge of Selvatura at Selvatura Park

• Braulio Carrillo National Park • Boat ride through the rainforest to a lodge near the entrance of Tortuguero National Park

• Sky Tram Gondola Tour

• Tortuguero Town

• Sky Trek Zip Line Tour

• Tortuguero Canals Tour • Tortuguero National Park Tour

Hotel Accommodations: Two-night accommodations in Monteverde at

Hotel Accommodations:

the Hotel Fonda Vela (based on availability at

Two-night accommodations in Tortuguero at

time of booking) with daily breakfast included.

Pachira Lodge (based on availability at time of booking) with daily breakfast included. Two nights at Ramada Plaza Herradura in San José with daily breakfast included. (One at start and one at end of itinerary.)

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Edinburgh

Dublin

3 Day / 2 Night

3 Day / 2 Night

No visit to Britain would be complete without

Wander in the steps of notable Irishmen

a visit to Scotland’s capital city. Enjoy a

from James Joyce and Oscar Wilde to Bram

private tour of the Royal Yacht Britannia,

Stoker and U2 during a fascinating walking

along with a private tasting featuring some of

tour of the city. Take part in an unforgettable

the country’s world-famous scotch whiskey.

traditional Irish house party, before visiting

A tour of Edinburgh Castle in the heart of this

the Guinness Storehouse, whose seven-story

cosmopolitan and cultured city gives you a

atrium rises from the bottom of the world’s

taste of Scotland’s colorful history as well.

largest pint glass.

Tour Highlights:

Tour Highlights:

• Sterling Castle

• Walking Tour of Dublin

• Royal Yacht Britannia

• Temple Bar

• Private Whiskey Tasting

• Traditional Irish house party with singing,

• Panoramic Driving Tour • Edinburgh Castle

dancing, and beer • Panoramic Driving Tour • Guinness Storehouse

Hotel Accommodations: Two-night accommodations in Edinburgh

Hotel Accommodations:

at the Apex Waterloo Place Hotel with daily

Two-night accommodations in Dublin at the

breakfast included.

Davenport Hotel with daily breakfast included.

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Air Program Let Windstar help your adventure 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 air/sea consultants 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 emergency travel support. For assistance with all your travel planning needs, please call a Windstar Vacation Planner at 800-258-7245.

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For your convenience Welcome to a world of effortless ease Little things make a difference — and we make them easy. Our convenient onboard packages allow you to include all the luxuries you choose, as you choose. Premium Beverages All non-alcoholic beverages on board are complimentary, and you can enjoy all your favorite wines, cocktails, and beers when you add our optional Premium Beverage Package. Laundry Travel light and opt for our 24-hour Laundry Package. You’ll have freshly washed and pressed clothing every day from our professional onboard laundry service. Spa Services Punctuate your cruise with special indulgences at WindSpa. Our plan-ahead Spa Package makes sure you get the services you want when you want them. Bon Voyage Delight your travel companions with a special Bon Voyage gift — from lovely gift baskets to Convenient onboard options like our Beverage Package and Laundry Service help make your Windstar sailing even more relaxing and carefree. Arrange for a spectacular send off with our appealing selection of Bon Voyage gifts that include wine, flowers, WindSpa treatments, chocolate-dipped strawberries, cigars, and more.

special services. Your gift will welcome them when they board. You may purchase these packages on board on the first day of your cruise, or in advance by calling Windstar at 800-258-7245.

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Special Occasions Celebrate love and success on the world’s most romantic cruise line To love: Honeymoons and Anniversary Celebrations What better way to embark on a new life together — or rekindle those memories — than under the billowing white sails of Windstar? With days of endless pampering, evenings of exquisite sunsets, and the incomparable joy of exploring some of the world’s most romantic locales, you can’t help but relax and reconnect. Whether you’re having breakfast in bed or dining on gourmet cuisine at a table for two, a honeymoon or anniversary celebration on Windstar is more than an exquisite experience. It’s a memory you’ll cherish for a lifetime. To learn more about honeymoon and anniversary packages, please contact a Windstar Vacation Planner at 800-258-7245.

To Success: Charters and Group Sailings Whether you’re hosting a group on one of our exclusive voyages or chartering an entire sailing yacht for your own custom itinerary, a Windstar sailing makes your company — and your corporate event — 180 degrees from ordinary. Learn more at WindstarCruises.com. To inquire about a charter or group sailing, please call Windstar Charter and Incentive Sales at 800-628-3354.

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Celebrate your love on one of these romantic voyages • G reek Isles & Tu rkish Delig hts • Provence & CÔte d’A zu r

• I dyllic British Isles • Cl assic Mediterr an e an

• Cl assic Italy & Dalmatian Coast

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Travel Protection Carefree cruising 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 Provides cancellation coverage for medical reasons and gives you complete peace of mind in case you encounter medical emergencies abroad. Full Sail Plus Protection Provides 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.

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Windstar Value It’s at your fingertips One simple phone call is all it takes to make your dreams come true. A Windstar Vacation Planner has all the answers to your questions, all the solutions to any puzzle your travel planning presents. From the moment you cross your threshold to the moment you return, filled with magical memories, Windstar will take care of every detail. And we promise all the surprises will be good ones.

Your Voyage includes … • All meals in all venues, at all times • All non-alcoholic beverages • Welcome Aboard cocktail reception • Fresh fruit basket and flowers in your stateroom • Onboard entertainment • Informative destination lectures and briefings • Festive sunset celebrations on deck • State-of-the-art fitness equipment • Snorkeling gear, kayaks, and other water toys from our Watersports Platform • Full library of DVD movies to view in your room • Bottled water and cool, lemon-scented towels • Transportation to and from all Shore Excursions and hotel extensions • Windstar’s unique Open Bridge Policy • An unparalleled commitment to environmental responsibility

Take the first step. Call a Windstar Vacation Planner today at 800-258-7245, or contact your travel professional.

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Windstar's commitment to the Environment Waste Reduction Appropriate quantities of food and supplies are ordered for each cruise. Our crews are offered incentives for new and innovative ideas that aid in the reduction of waste.

Fuel Conservation and Reduced Emissions Windstar uses Earth’s cleanest energy, the wind. Whenever possible, our ships use prevailing trade winds as our primary power source. Our itineraries are carefully planned to maximize Through conservation and safety efforts, we are

wind power. The fuel we do use is ultra-low

working to ensure that while our guests enjoy

sulfur fuel, making our emissions the lowest in

the luxury and comfort of their stay with us, we

the industry.

do our part to preserve the environment.

Environmental Officers

Environmental Management Systems

A senior member of the crew is designated as

Windstar is in the process of developing an

the yacht’s Environmental Officer and each crew

environmental management system (EMS) that

member receives comprehensive environmental

will be certified to the ISO 14001 international

training each year.

EMS standard. Achieving this certification will ensure that Windstar not only meets, but

Environmental Standards

exceeds, environmental regulations and best

Windstar Cruises is a member of Cruise

management practices.

Lines International Association (CLIA), an organization with its own environmental

Ecometrix Tracking Systems

standards that encourages its members

Through our parent company, Xanterra Parks &

to exceed international environmental

Resorts, Windstar employs detailed “Ecometrix”

regulatory requirements.

environmental performance metrics and tracking systems that monitor all of our waste

Recycling Efforts

generation, fossil fuel consumption, carbon

Chemical and hazardous waste is stored on

emissions, water usage, recycling and other

board and disposed of with licensed contractors

resource usage.

ashore. Biodegradable, environmentally-friendly cleaning supplies are used. Waste vegetable

Water Conservation

cooking oil is burned for fuel. Recyclable trash is

Implementing water conservation initiatives,

collected in back-of-house areas and recycled.

such as the use of special water-efficient showerheads, is part of Windstar’s program of continual environmental improvement.

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Windstar Cruises is Proud to be part of a 135-year legacy in hospitality leadership Windstar Cruises is part of Xanterra Parks & Resorts and its 135-year legacy as a hospitality leader. Xanterra’s expertise in world-class hospitality gives Windstar a unique ability to provide guests with exceptional luxury travel experiences and personal guest service.

Xanterra Parks & Resorts is a proven leader in environmental sustainability and has been committed to the preservation and protection

Xanterra Parks & Resorts is the largest national

of the environment for many years. Through

and state park concessioner in the United States.

its environmental program, “Ecologix,”

Each year, more than 18 million people visit the

Xanterra Parks & Resorts has been recognized

national and state parks where Xanterra oversees

repeatedly for environmental leadership in

operations including lodging, retail, food and

the hospitality industry and is the recipient of

beverage, tours and other activities.

many honors including major awards from the

Xanterra’s operations portfolio includes the national parks at Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon’s South Rim, Zion, Crater Lake, 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

U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Environmental Protection Agency, Travel Industry Association of America, American Hotel and Lodging Association, National Parks Conservation Association, Condé Nast Traveler, National Geographic Traveler, Colorado Department of Public Health, State of Arizona, Arizona Department of Environmental Quality and Utah Department of Environmental Quality.

California’s Death Valley National Park and Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Virginia. For more information about Xanterra's destinations please visit www.xanterra.com

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Terms & conditions CRUISE FARES: Your fares include 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 (dis)embarkation, 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, non-discountable 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 nationwide to serve your needs. 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 to the same account used for payment, less any applicable cancellation fees and charges. If you have reserved your cruise with your travel agent, please be aware that additional 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 of US$750 per person for all sailings (except Transatlantic(s), which are US$500 per person) is required within three (3) days of booking to secure a reservation, though special terms may apply to promotional fares. Back-toback 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 final 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 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. CANCELLATION POLICY: A full refund (except for amounts paid for Cancellation Protection Plan) will be made for written cancellations received by Windstar Cruises at least 91 days prior to the date on which you are to commence travel by any mode of transportation booked through Windstar Cruises (air, sea, or land). Guests who cancel after that date for any reason, including medical or family reasons, are subject to the following cancellation fee schedule: 90 days – 60 days forfeiture of deposit (US$500/$750) 59 days – 30 days 50 percent of gross fare 29 days – 0 days 100 percent of gross fare

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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 US$50 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 (please refer to Cancellation Policy). 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. All of the ships are registered in the Bahamas and owned by Bahamian corporations. “Owner” refers to the owner of the ship; the Wind Spirit is owned by Wind Spirit Limited; the Wind Star is owned by Wind Star Limited; and the Wind Surf is owned by Degrees Limited. Ship ownership and registry are subject to change. “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, meals, accommodations, air ambulances and shoreside physicians) are generally performed by carefully selected independent contractors. Those NonWindstar 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 for 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 the 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. The Wind Surf is equipped with elevators, but staterooms are not wheelchair accessible. Also note, there is no elevator access to board the ship. 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. Fares quoted in this brochure are those in effect at the time of printing. 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. If governmental action results in any element of taxes exceeding the estimates used by Windstar Cruises for purposes of preparing this brochure, we reserve the right to pass through the extra amount. Similarly, Windstar Cruises reserves the right to impose or pass through fuel surcharges, security surcharges or similar incidental surcharges. No right of cancellation exists under any of these circumstances. SHIPS’ REGISTRY AND TRADEMARKS: All of the Windstar Cruises ships are registered in the Bahamas. 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. Home City Air 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 or more hotel overnights en route. If necessary, the cost of hotel accommodations is not included in the air addon amounts and is the responsibility of the guest. Hotels will be selected by Windstar Cruises and may not be at the port of (dis)embarkation. Guests are responsible for meals and items of a personal nature. Note: Some hotel packages may not 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 agent 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. AIR DEVIATION SERVICE: Windstar Cruises offers added flexibility in making air arrangements to and from our cruises. With our Air Deviation Service, we seek to accommodate your request to travel to or from your port of cruise (dis) embarkation on dates other than those usually booked. We’ll consider other deviation requests including specific airline, flight or time; upgrades to first or business class; and gateway cities not offered in Windstar Cruises’ Home City Air Program. Confirmed requests to fly in early or fly out late forfeit the associated airport transfer. These services will be furnished only under the condition that the booking is on deposit. Please be aware that full payment for any special airline services will be due immediately upon our confirmation and may not be refundable depending on airline policies. Written requests should be faxed to Air Deviation Service at 206-733-2790 or mailed to Windstar Cruises, Attn: Air Deviation Service, 2101 4th Avenue, Suite 210, Seattle, WA 98121, U.S.A. Requests should be submitted prior to final payment in order to assure proper consideration. All requests are subject to availability and are not guaranteed. If confirmation is possible, guests will be assessed a US$75 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. 118 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 (US$3 US$27), federal flight segment taxes for each flight segment (takeoff and landing) of US$3.70, the September 11 security fee of up to US$2.50 per passenger enplanement (up to a maximum of US$10), international arrival and departure taxes assessed in foreign countries (the amount 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. Departure taxes collected by local authorities at the airport upon departure are currently assessed in Barbados (US$30) and Costa Rica (US$26).

All rates and fees listed above are per person and are subject to change without notice.

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Windstar Style Easy. Effortless. Casually elegant.

essentials of the yachting life on the one cruise

Personal service pampers you without pretense

experience that is 180 degrees from ordinary.

A cool towel greeting you after a day in the sun.

Experience the freedom of sailing and the luxurious

The beautiful lightness of sailing Experience a take-your-breath-away moment as

A perfect cappuccino, made to order, without an order. Fresh flowers in your stateroom. A genuine smile on every face. Making your voyage perfect is the one and only order of the day.

your ship unfurls her sails to a swell of music, great fills the sails, carrying you across shimmering blue

World-class dining indulges you

sea, and your spirit soars.

From your made-to-order omelet on deck to your

expectations, and gentle winds. The breeze gently

Completely renovated, sumptuously stylish

candlelit dinner under a star-filled sky, the cuisine is as spectacular as the setting. Add the elegant informality of open seating to world-class menus,

All new, utterly chic, and lavishly comfortable —

superior wine lists, and impeccable attention to

enjoy new furnishings and finishings throughout

your personal palate. Every meal is a memory.

the fleet. From incredibly plush bedding to sleek new contemporary designs, what you love about Windstar is now better than ever.

This feels like your own private yacht

Engaging destinations share their secrets Windstar’s small sailing yachts will take you where others can’t. Often, it’s because others can’t reach these charming ports and secret coves. And

Step on board into a world of casual, privileged

sometimes it’s because these are places known only

privacy. Meals served where and as you like them.

to yachtsmen — ­ and, now, to you.

Your every need anticipated by a congenial crew who knows you by name. The freedom to explore

The world welcomes you

where others simply can’t reach. This is the best of

With the power of the wind as a primary energy

all worlds.

source, and the lowest fuel emissions of any

Casual elegance surrounds you

ships in the industry, Windstar yachts are an environmentally sound choice. Your Windstar

Leave your formal clothes at home — but bring your

vacation is not only a gift to yourself, it’s a gift to

highest expectations. With a perfect blend of ease

the world, as well.

and delight, enjoy the relaxed luxury of yachting and the untethered freedom of sailing. Stylish comfort and perfect panache.

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

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Set Sail to Extraordinary 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

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Windstar Cruises 2013 Atlas

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Windstar Cruises 2013 Atlas

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