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FAR FROM THE CROWDS, 180 DEGREES FROM ORDINARY...

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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 tiny harbors and hidden coves where no one else can go. This feels like life on your own private yacht. Windstar. For people who never settle for ordinary. Like you.


Co s ta R i c a & Pa n a m a

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Passage Through Panama

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Naturally Costa Rica

Caribbean

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Yachtsman’s Caribbean

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Flavors of the Caribbean

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Jewels of the Windward Islands

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M e d i t e rr a n e a n

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Splendors of Southern Spain

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Glitter & Glam of the Rivieras

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Classic Mediterranean

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Islands of the West Med

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Provence & Cote d’Azur

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Footsteps of Faith

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Gems of the Adriatic

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Casablanca & the Canary Islands

I ta ly

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Islands of Italy

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Classic Italy & Dalmatian Coast

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Yachting the Riviera

Greek Isles 20

Greek Isles & Turkish Delights

Northern Europe 22

Europe’s West Coast Odyssey

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Idyllic British Isles

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Gaelic Explorers

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Scandinavian Tapestry

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Best of the Baltic

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See all our 2013 transatlantic voyages

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Costa Rica & Panama Caribbean Sea

Puerto Caldera San Blas Islands

COSTA RICA

Colón

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PANAMA

Bahía Drake (Corcovado National Park)

Golfito

Pacific Ocean

Isla de Coiba National Park

Panama Canal

Highlights • Onboard presentation from Costa Rican Naturalist • Corcovado National Park outside Bahía Drake • Golfito’s rainforest • Marine life surrounding Isla del Coiba • Panama Canal transit • Kuna Indians of San Blas • Yacht deck barbecue at Golfito and beach barbecue on Isla de Coiba

W h y G o? Transit the Panama Canal, a marvel of the modern world, in a sailing yacht that lets you see it all.

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atural and man-made wonders combine on this exotic voyage. Learn more about area history, flora and fauna from a local Naturalist onboard Wind Star. The waters of Corcovado National Park are teeming with diverse undersea life, while Golfito boasts a rainforest high above the clouds. Dive into the waters surrounding Isla de Coiba to view one of the Pacific Coast’s most amazing coral reefs. Transit the massive Panama Canal, one of the world’s most stunning feats of engineering, before exploring idyllic San Blas, where Kuna Indians still fish from canoes and make their famous handstitched molas.

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Colón, Panama San Blas, Panama Transit Panama Canal, Panama At Sea Isla de Coiba, Panama Golfito, Costa Rica Bahía Drake, Costa Rica Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica

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YACHT VOYAGE

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Colón to Puerto Caldera Puerto Caldera to Colón Colón to Puerto Caldera Puerto Caldera to Colón Colón to Puerto Caldera Puerto Caldera to Colón Colón to Puerto Caldera Puerto Caldera to Colón Colón to Puerto Caldera Colón to Puerto Caldera Puerto Caldera to Colón Colón to Puerto Caldera Puerto Caldera to Colón

November 24, 2012 December 15, 2012 December 22, 2012 December 29, 2012 January 05, 2013 January 26, 2013 February 02, 2013 February 09, 2013 February 16, 2013 March 02, 2013 March 09, 2013 March 16, 2013 March 23, 2013

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Costa Rica & Panama

Highlights • Onboard presentation from Costa Rican Naturalist • Masaya volcano tour near San Juan del Sur • Ziplining in Playas del Coco • Yacht deck barbecue at Puerto Quepos • Spider monkeys and caimans in Curú National Wildlife Refuge

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istory, flora and fauna are highlighted by Wind Star’s local Naturalist. The Nicaraguan village of San Juan del Sur leads to the Masaya Volcano and Granada. Enjoy breathtaking views in Playas del Coco before visiting Puerto Quepos for rainforest adventures. Corcovado National Park is known for its diverse marine life. Explore the Cúru National Wildlife Refuge, a private reserve, and watch in wonder as hump back whales breach before your eyes and exotic marine life swims casually by. Swim and snorkel off Tortuga Island’s palm-fringed beaches and listen for the calls of capuchin monkeys and a symphony of wild, rare birds.

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Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica At Sea San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua Playas del Coco, Costa Rica Puerto Quepos, Costa Rica Bahía Drake, Costa Rica Curú, Costa Rica Tortuga Island, Costa Rica Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica

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• Manuel Antonio National Park in Puerto Quepos • Corcovado National Park outside Bahía Drake • White-sand beaches and beach barbecue on Tortuga Island

W h y G o? Sail the unspoiled Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, with its natural beauty and rich mix of marine and wildlife.

NICARAGUA

San Juan del Sur

YACHT VOYAGE Wind Wind Wind Wind

Star Star Star Star

Puerto Puerto Puerto Puerto

Caldera Caldera Caldera Caldera

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December 01, 2012 December 08, 2012 January 12, 2013 January 19, 2013

Playas del Coco

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COSTA RICA

Puerto Caldera

Puerto Quepos (Manuel Antonio National Park)

Curú (Reserve) Tortuga Island

Pacific Ocean

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Caribbean Sea

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Bahía Drake (Corcovado National Park)


Atlantic Ocean

Jost Van Dyke

Philipsburg Gustavia

Soper’s Hole – Tortola

Falmouth Harbour

Virgin Gorda

Caribbean Sea

Caribbean

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xperience the Caribbean’s private yachting scene during this voyage. Explore the quaint island charm of Soper’s Hole. At Jost Van Dyke, discover inviting beaches, charming shops and the famous Foxy’s as you overnight in the harbor. Sail to Virgin Gorda, with its assembly of house-sized rocks called “The Baths.” Savor the high life on St. Barts, with its 5-star restaurants, luxury resorts and boutiques.

Highlights

I T I N E R A RY

• Shop and dine in St. Maarten

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• Local treasures at Soper’s Hole Wharf

Day Day Day Day

Philipsburg, St. Maarten Falmouth Harbour, Antigua Falmouth Harbour, Antigua Soper’s Hole - Tortola, B.V.I. Jost Van Dyke Great Harbour, B.V.I. Jost Van Dyke Great Harbour, B.V.I. Virgin Gorda Prickly Pear Beach, B.V.I. Virgin Gorda Prickly Pear Beach, B.V.I. Gustavia, St. Barthelemy Philipsburg, St. Maarten

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7:00 PM Overnight Early Afternoon Early Evening

Early Evening

Overnight

• Beachcomb and yacht deck barbecue at Gustavia • Sail by “The Baths” and enjoy the beach barbecue at Virgin Gorda • Sail, swim and kayak off the Watersports platform • Mingle with the glitterati in St. Barts

W h y G o? Discover a yachtsman’s paradise while visiting exclusive ports like glamorous St. Barts and the enchanting British Virgin Islands.

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YACHT VOYAGE Wind Wind Wind Wind Wind Wind Wind Wind Wind

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DATE Maarten Maarten Maarten Maarten Maarten Maarten Maarten Maarten Maarten

Saturday, Saturday, Saturday, Saturday, Saturday, Saturday, Saturday, Saturday, Saturday,

December 01, 2012 December 15, 2012 December 29, 2012 January 12, 2013 January 19, 2013 February 02, 2013 February 16, 2013 March 02, 2013 March 16, 2013

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Caribbean

Highlights • Shop and dine in St. Maarten • Martinique’s Piton CréveCoeur volcano • St. Lucia’s beachside resorts and national park • Spectacular beach barbecue on Pigeon Island • Scenic cruising past the Pitons (volcanic spires)

Flavors of the Caribbean

• Sail, swim and kayak off the Watersports platform

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et sail for a diverse Caribbean experience, beginning in St. Maarten. Next, visit Le Marin — a beautiful port in Martinique featuring one of the largest marinas in the Caribbean. The lush, mountainous island of St. Lucia was once used as a hideout to raid passing Spanish galleons. Dominica exhibits colonial and modern style along with beautiful waterfalls and botanical gardens. Experience the island paradise of Les Saintes, offering sandy beaches and turquoise waters, before reveling in the Georgian architecture of Basseterre.

W h y G o? Flavors, cultures, and colors of the Caribbean’s distinct and diverse heritage combine to make this voyage a delight for the senses.

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Philipsburg, St. Maarten At Sea Le Marin, Martinique Pigeon Island, St. Lucia Roseau, Dominica Les Saintes, Guadeloupe Basseterre, St. Kitts Philipsburg, St. Maarten

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Philipsburg YACHT VOYAGE Wind Wind Wind Wind Wind Wind Wind Wind

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Surf Surf Surf Surf Surf Surf Surf Surf

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Maarten Maarten Maarten Maarten Maarten Maarten Maarten Maarten

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December 08, 2012 December 22, 2012 January 05, 2013 January 26, 2013 February 09, 2013 February 23, 2013 March 09, 2013 March 23, 2013

Basseterre Les Saintes Caribbean Sea

Roseau Le Marin

Pigeon Island National Landmark Atlantic Ocean


Caribbean Atlantic Ocean

Pigeon Island National Landmark

Bridgetown Caribbean Sea

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Bequia Mayreau

Tobago Keys

St. George’s

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his is the Caribbean of days gone by — deep blue waters, quiet coves and tropical islands dotted with powdery beaches and lush green hillsides. Sail from the rugged natural beauty of St. Lucia to little-known isles that are off the tourist radar. From colorful Bequia and Mayreau in the Grenadines to the open-air markets of exotic St. George’s, you’ll discover a part of the Caribbean that remains authentic and unspoiled. This is everything that makes the Caribbean synonymous with paradise.

• Sail, swim and kayak off the Watersports platform

I T I N E R A RY

• St. Lucia’s beachside resorts and national park

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• Scenic cruising past the Pitons (volcanic spires) • Beaches, sun, fun and yacht deck barbecue at Tobago Keys • Mt. Pleasant and Fort Hamilton on Bequia • Beach barbecue on Mayreau, St. Vincent • Grand Etang National Park on Grenada • Scenic cruising around the Grenadines

W h y G o? Discover the enchanting magic of the Grenadines, the way it used to be. Perfect beaches. Crystaline waters. Amazing snorkeling. It’s all here. All yours.

PORTS OF CALL

Day 1 Bridgetown, Barbados Day 2 Pigeon Island, St. Lucia Day 3 Bequia, St. Vincent Grenadines Tobago Keys, Day 4 St. Vincent Grenadines Tobago Keys, Day 5 St. Vincent Grenadines Mayreau, Day 5 St. Vincent Grenadines Day 6 St. George’s, Grenada Day 7 At Sea Day 8 Bridgetown, Barbados

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December 22 and December 29 departures visit these ports in a slightly different order. YACHT VOYAGE

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Saturday, Saturday, Saturday, Saturday, Saturday, Saturday, Saturday, Saturday, Saturday, Saturday, Saturday,

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Barbados Barbados Barbados Barbados Barbados Barbados Barbados Barbados Barbados Barbados Barbados

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December 22, 2012 December 29, 2012 January 05, 2013 January 12, 2013 January 19, 2013 January 26, 2013 February 02, 2013 February 09, 2013 March 09, 2013 March 16, 2013 March 23, 2013

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mediterranean

Highlights • New and old world charm of Lisbon • Natural beauty of Cádiz • Archaeological sites and monuments of Málaga

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osta Blanca. Costa Brava. Costa del Sol. Between Lisbon and Barcelona lies a world of sun-drenched magic. Lisbon, home of legendary explorers, is an accessible mix of new and old world charm. Cádiz’s natural beauty has some of the most important national parks of Spain. Archaeological remains and monuments from the Phoenician, Roman, Arabian and Christian eras can be found in Málaga. The bizarre, almost lunar appearance of its landscapes has made Almería a popular desert location for the movie industry. The walled city of Cartagena showcases a fine harbor and forts. Valencia’s rich artistic history includes the Plaza de la Virgen and Palau de la Musica. Barcelona features over-the-top architecture of Antoni Gaudi. From the home of the Explorers, to the Moorish lands and the distinct essence of Catalan, this cross-cultural experience is a trip of a lifetime.

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Lisbon, Portugal At Sea Cádiz, Spain Málaga, Spain Almería, Spain Cartagena, Spain Valencia, Spain Palma de Mallorca, Spain Barcelona, Spain

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YACHT VOYAGE

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Wind Wind Wind Wind Wind Wind Wind

Saturday, April 13, 2013 Saturday, April 13, 2013 Saturday, April 20, 2013 Tuesday, June 25, 2013 Friday, November 08, 2013 Friday, November 08, 2013 Sunday, November 17, 2013

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Surf Spirit Star Surf Surf Star Spirit

Lisbon to Barcelona Lisbon to Barcelona Lisbon to Barcelona Barcelona to Lisbon Barcelona to Lisbon Barcelona to Lisbon Barcelona to Lisbon

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• Lunar appearance of the landscape of Almería • The walled town of Cartagena • Arab ruins, modern churches and palaces of Valencia • Bellver Castle and Gothic architecture in Palma de Mallorca • Yacht deck barbecue in Almería • Gaudi’s La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona

W h y G o? Discover Spain’s coastal jewels, a unique blend of east and west, which infuses your senses with the sights, tastes, and temptations of this magical region.

Atlantic Ocean SPAIN

PORTUGAL

Lisbon

Barcelona

Valencia Cádiz Cartagena Málaga Almería

Palma de Mallorca Mediterranean Sea


mediterranean

FRANCE

Marseille Cannes

Monte Carlo Portofino

SPAIN

Barcelona

Portoferraio

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ITALY

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• Barcelona’s festive Las Ramblas

arcelona pulsates with excitement, setting the stage for visiting some of the world’s most glamorous ports along the French Riviera. Enjoy the delights of Marseille — the oldest city in France, with a surprising ageless, seasonless enthusiasm that you’ll take with you. In Cannes stroll the famous La Croissette boulevard teeming with upscale restaurants. We’ll linger overnight in Monte Carlo, giving you ample time to enjoy the refined elegance of its renowned Grand Casino, fragrant gardens, and fairytale royal palace. Discover Portofino’s charming harbor and quaint village cafes. Relax on the pristine white beaches of Portoferraio, and delve into the history, romance and grandeur of Rome.

• Scenic sailing along the French Riviera

I T I N E R A RY

Rome

(Civitavecchia)

Mediterranean Sea

Highlights

• Overnight in Monte Carlo, the Royal Palace and Grand Casino • Portoferraio’s natural wonderland • Yacht deck barbecue • Rome’s Trevi Fountain and Piazza Venezia

W h y G o? Enjoy the world’s premier yachting playgrounds aboard your own sailing ship. Indulge yourself in legendary ports.

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Barcelona, Spain At Sea Marseille, France Monte Carlo, Monaco Monte Carlo, Monaco Cannes, France Portofino, Italy Portoferraio, Italy Rome, Italy

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YACHT VOYAGE

DATE

Wind Wind Wind Wind

Sunday, April 21, 2013 Tuesday, June 18, 2013 Monday, September 23, 2013 Friday, November 01, 2013

Surf Surf Surf Surf

Barcelona to Rome Rome to Barcelona Barcelona to Rome Rome to Barcelona

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mediterranean

Highlights • The Vatican, St. Peter’s Square, and Coliseum in Rome • Thermal hot springs of Ischia • Yacht deck barbecue at Gytheion

Classic Mediterranean

• Beach stroll in Lipari • Taormina Greek theatre

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• Archaeological sites of Gytheion

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xperience the ancient wonders and modern lifestyles of the classic cities of Rome and Athens. Sail through the Tyrrhenian Sea to Ischia in the bay of Naples, where you’ll explore the amazing 1,500-year-old Aragonese Castle, built on a volcanic outcropping connected to the island by a stone footbridge built in 1492. Archeological sites, castles, beaches and dramatic landscapes unfold in Lipari. The ancient city of Giardini Naxos was founded in 734 B.C. and its ruins stand as a testament of the Roman and Greek civilizations’ influence on our modern world — from here you can also visit the beautiful island of Taormina. Gytheion, in the southern Peloponnesus, is the small port town for Sparta, where you’ll explore ancient ruins and imagine yourself in the place where, according to Homer, Paris and Helen spent their first night together. Situated near the site of ancient Sparta is Monemvassía which features ancient castles and fortresses, faded palaces and narrow byways that are more reminiscent of the city’s Byzantine and Venetian days.

• Ancient castles of Monemvassía • The Acropolis in Athens

W h y G o? Captivating history, idyllic islands, charming cobbled villages. Capture the the best of the Mediterranean in a single voyage.

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Rome, Italy Ischia, Italy Lipari, Italy Giardini Naxos, Italy At Sea Gytheion, Greece Monemvassía, Greece Athens, Greece

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Rome

(Civitavecchia)

ITALY Ischia

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Wind Wind Wind Wind Wind

Saturday, April 27, 2013 Saturday, June 22, 2013 Saturday, August 24, 2013 Saturday, October 26, 2013 Sunday, October 27, 2013

Spirit Star Star Star Spirit

Rome to Athens Athens to Rome Rome to Athens Athens to Rome Athens to Rome

GREECE

Athens

Lipari

(Piraeus)

SICILY Taormina (Giardini Naxos)

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Mediterranean Sea

Monemvassía Gytheion


mediterranean FRANCE

ITALY

SPAIN

Portoferraio

Barcelona

CORSICA Porto-Vecchio Palma de Mallorca

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Rome

(Civitavecchia)

Alghero

SARDINIA

Mediterranean Sea

Highlights • Gaudi’s La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona • Bellver Castle and Gothic architecture in Palma de Mallorca • The walled city and historic charm of Alghero • Stunning beaches, prehistoric sites and yacht deck barbecue in Porto-Vecchio • Portoferraio’s Porto Azzuro Resort and Napoleon residences • The Vatican, St. Peter’s Square, and Roman Forum in Rome

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isit the trendsetting cities of Barcelona and Rome and explore the authentic culture of the islands in between. In Barcelona, the over-the-top architecture of Antoni Gaudi offers a brilliant counterpoint to the elegantly dressed locals. Palma de Mallorca offers emerald mountains, turquoise seas, lemon orchards and Bellver Castle. Alghero’s charming old town is walled and fortified by the Catalans and Spanish who occupied it for 400 years and left a strong impression. The seaside resort of Porto-Vecchio features a mountainous landscape, gorgeous beaches and a historic old town. Portoferraio is the capital of Island of Elba and you can see why Napoleon chose it for his exile with its pine forests and pristine beaches.

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Day Day Day Day Day Day Day

Barcelona, Spain Palma de Mallorca, Spain At Sea Alghero, Italy Porto-Vecchio, France Portoferraio, Italy Rome, Italy

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YACHT VOYAGE

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Wind Spirit Wind Star Wind Star

Sunday, April 21, 2013 Sunday, April 28, 2013 Saturday, November 02, 2013

Barcelona to Rome Barcelona to Rome Rome to Barcelona

W h y G o? This collection of the Mediterranean’s most beautiful and haunting islands is a yachtman’s fantasy.

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mediterranean

Highlights • The Promenade des Anglais in Nice • Overnight in Cannes and enjoy cafes, boutiques, and nightlife of La Croisette • Remarkable gardens and stunning beaches of Sanary

Provence & Cote d’A zur

• Overnight in Marseilles, the vivacity of Vieux Port and the panoramic views from Basilique Notre-Dame-dela-Garde

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• The unspoiled Mediterranean atmosphere of Sète, a city of canals

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• Charming pastel architecture, traditional to southern France, in Port-Vendres

here’s a reason this brilliant coastline has inspired painters from Cezanne to Matisse. There is something to capture the eye at every turn. White-masted yachts. Sun-kissed shores. Gorgeous gardens. Sparkling casinos. And, of course, the incomparable azure waters of the Mediterranean. Enjoy the sparkle and sophistication of Nice and overnight in Cannes, where you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the boutiques and cafes along the avenue La Croisette. Explore every facet of this intricate and varied region as you inhale the perfumed air of Provence, people-watch from chic cafes, time-travel through medieval villages, and explore seven wildly diverse beaches on Palamós alone. Enjoy another overnight indulgence in incomparable Marseilles, a timeless city of surprise and delight. This exceptional sailing offers a unique and authentic taste of the glamorous yachting life, both at sea and on shore.

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Nice, France Cannes, France Cannes, France Sanery, France Marseille, France Marseille, France Sète, France Port-Vendres, France Palamós, Spain Barcelona, Spain

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YACHT VOYAGE

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Wind Star Nice to Barcelona Wind Star Barcelona to Nice Wind Spirit Nice to Barcelona

Saturday, July 13, 2013 Saturday, July 20, 2013 Sunday, November 10, 2013

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• Sample the world-famous prawns of Palamós • Barcelona’s renowned architectural masterpieces by Antoni Gaudi

W h y G o? The 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.

FRANCE

Marseille Sanary Sète Cannes Port-Vendres SPAIN

Palamós

Barcelona

Mediterranean Sea

Nice


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mediterranean TURKEY

GREECE

Pátmos Kusadasi

Larnaca

ATHENS

Footsteps of Faith

Antalya CYPRUS

Rhodes

(Pireaus)

ISRAEL Mediterranean Sea

Haifa Jerusalem (Ashdod)

Alexandria EGYPT

Highlights • The Acropolis and Parthenon in Athens • The Cave of the Apocalypse on Pátmos • Site of the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus • The Palace of the Grand Masters in Rhodes • Stunning mosaic of Achilles in Antalya • Amazing archeological site of Choirokoitia on Cypress • Nazareth, the childhood home of Jesus • Jerusalem — the Western (Wailing) Wall, Dome of the Rock, Gethsemane, and Bethlehem

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rom the ancient gods of the Greeks and the Egyptians to the sacred places of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, this voyage follows the footsteps of religion throughout the ages. Walk the paths of history as you retrace the beginnings of western civilization on this fascinating journey through history. Explore the fortified monastery of St. John on the island of Pátmos, were the legendary Revelation was penned. Wander among the Greek ruins of Ephesus and visit the home of Christianity’s most revered saint, the Virgin Mary. Take in the stunning view of the Sea of Galilee from the Mount of Beatitudes outside Nazareth. And experience the hallowed grounds and haunting beauty of ancient Jerusalem. In these places, much of human thought and culture was influenced.

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Athens, Greece Pátmos, Greece Kusadasi, Turkey Rhodes, Greece Antalya, Turkey At Sea Larnaca, Cyprus Haifa, Israel Jerusalem (Ashdod), Israel Jerusalem (Ashdod), Israel At Sea Alexandria, Egypt

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Wind Spirit Wind Spirit

Saturday, October 05, 2013 Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Athens to Alexandria Alexandria to Athens

• The ancient Ptolmeic ruins of Alexandria

W h y G o? Voyage through the Holy Lands, origin of the world’s great faiths, from the mythologies of ancient Greece to the Islamic and Judeo-Christian traditions of today.

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mediterranean

Highlights • The Acropolis in Athens • Ancient castles, fortresses and palaces of Monemvassía • UNESCO World Heritage site in Corfu • Journeying up the fjord to Kotor

Gems of the Adriatic

• Mingling with locals at the farmers market and yacht deck barbecue in Dubrovnik

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xplore Athens and a civilization over 2,500 years old. Situated near the site of ancient Sparta, Monemvassía features ancient castles and palaces that echo of a jeweled past. Indulge your imaginaton on Corfu, once the playground of Greek gods, now a favorite of royals and the privileged elite. The journey along the breathtaking fjord to Kotor, Montenegro will stay with you forever and Kotor itself, steeped in the mystery of Montenegro, offers stunning views from narrow, cobbled streets. Further along the Dalmatian coast the walled city of Dubrovnik is beautifully preserved with 15th century churches and peaceful Franciscan cloisters, with evidence of its miraculous rebirth alongside centuries of history and tradition. Split is one of the centers of Croatian culture and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Pula amazes with the accomplishments of the Roman Empire. And Venice, ethereal and eternal, seduces you at every turn, from the elegantly carved gondolas and vaporetti that ply the Grand Canal to the magnificent Piazza San Marco bustling with life. Venice is unique in the world.

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Athens, Greece Monemvassía, Greece At Sea Corfu, Greece Kotor, Montenegro Dubrovnik, Croatia Split, Croatia Pula, Croatia Venice, Italy

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• Archaeological museums and Diocletian’s Palace in Split, Croatia • Roman Amphitheatre in Pula • Venice’s St. Mark’s Square, Cathedral, and Gondola serenade

W h y G o? The brilliant acquamarine waters of the Adriatic glisten as you follow the footsteps of ancient Venetians along the stunning Dalmatian coast.

Venice

Pula

CROATIA Split

ITALY

Dubrovnik

MONTENEGRO Kotor

YACHT VOYAGE

DATE

Wind Surf

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Athens to Venice

Mediterranean Sea

Corfu

Athens

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Monemvassía

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Santa Cruz de Tenerife Casablanca

CANARY ISLANDS

Lanzarote

MOROCCO

Agadir Las Palmas

Highlights • Urban sophistication and Portugese panache of Lisbon

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tep off the well-worn tourist path and discover the unspoiled splendor of Morocco and the Canary Islands. Sail from Lisbon to captivating Casablanca and explore its ancient medina, teeming souks, and tropical gardents. Bask in sunny Agadir and wander through the storied Casbah, then relax as you watch handcrafted wooden boats take shape along the graceful marina. Indulge your senses in the Spanish culture of the Canary Islands as you sample Muscatel along the Wine route of Lanzarote, visit the lovely museums and quiet beaches of Las Palmas, or watch cigar makers at work in the colorful markets of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

• The intriguing medina of Casablanca

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• Sunny beaches and storied souks of Agadir

Day Day Day Day Day Day Day Day

Lisbon, Portugal At Sea Casablanca, Morocco At Sea Agadir, Morocco Lanzarote, Spain Las Palmas, Spain Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

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5:00 PM — Late Evening — Early Afternoon Early Evening Late Evening —

• Tastings along the Wine Route of Lanzarote • Casa de Colon, where Columbus stopped on his way to the New World, in Las Palmas • Tropical luxury of Santa Cruz de Tenerife

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DATE

Wind Surf Wind Spirit

Saturday, November 16, 2013 Monday, November 25, 2013

Lisbon to Tenerife Lisbon to Tenerife

W h y G o? From the dazzle of the Casbah to the tropical serenity of the Canaries, this voyage is a perfect blend of indulgences.

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italy

Highlights • The Eternal City — the Roman Forum, the Vatican, Trevi Fountain • 1,500-year-old Castello Aragonese on Ischia • The ruins of Pompeii (from Sorrento) • Dramatic landscapes and stunning beaches of Lipari

Islands of Italy

• Scenic cruise by the Stromboli volcano

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iscover for yourself why Islands magazine named this the All-Time Best Cruise. On this award-winning voyage, you’ll experience Italy as you’ve never seen it before. Cruising round-trip from Rome, you’ll see the best of the past and the present. Then our billowing sails will take you to hidden coves and tiny harbors on islands whose very names spark the imagination. Ischia, where a 550 year-old stone bridge leads you to the ancient Aragonese Castle, built on a solitary volcanic rock in 474 BC. Sorrento, where rugged cliffs, exquisite beaches, and cascading terraces delight your senses. Lipari, whose stunning waters and stalwart citadels welcome you. And dramatic Stromboli, where you’ll cruise around the awe-inspiring volcano. Discover the charms of Corsica’s beautiful Porto-Vecchio, where ancient cobblestone streets host fashionable shops and cafes and the enchanting Portoferraio surrounded by tiny coves and lush, rolling hills.

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Rome, Italy Ischia, Italy Sorrento, Italy Lipari, Italy Stromboli scenic cruise, Italy At Sea Porto-Vecchio, France Portoferraio, Italy Rome, Italy

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• Bustling Place de la Republique of Corsica’s Porto-Vecchio • Dramatic coastline vistas with turquoise seas and stunning viewpoints • Festive yacht deck barbecue

W h y G o? Experience Italy beyond the crowds and tourists. Discover the enchanted islands and hidden coves Italians keep for themselves.

Portoferraio

Rome

(Civitavecchia)

CORSICA

YACHT VOYAGE

DATE

Wind Surf Wind Star Wind Star

Sunday, April 28, 2013 Saturday, June 29, 2013 Saturday, August 03, 2013

Rome to Rome Rome to Rome Rome to Rome

Porto-Vecchio

ITALY

Ischia

Mediterranean sea

Sorrento

Lipari Stromboli

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Pula CROATIA

Venice

Split

Rome

(Civitavecchia)

Dubrovnik MONTENEGRO

Kotor

ITALY

Ischia

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Messina

Highlights • Venice’s St. Mark’s Square, Cathedral, and Gondola serenade • Roman Amphitheatre in Pula • Archaeological museums in Split • Medieval walls encompassing the Old City in Dubrovnik • Journeying up the fjord to Kotor • Ancient cobblestone streets of Messina • Castello Aragonese on Ischia • The Vatican, St. Peter’s Square, and Roman Forum in Rome • Yacht deck barbecue at Dubrovnik

he Eternal City of Rome calls you to discover its legendary treasures — the Vatican, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square, Trevi Fountain, the Roman Forum. In Ischia, let your imagination take you back in time as you explore the ancient walls of Aragonese Castle, which has stood sentinal for 1,500 years. From Messina, you can experience Sicily’s greatest resort, Taormina, and its most amazing site, Mt. Etna. Following the stunning fjords of Montenegro’s coast, discover the beautiful city of Kotor. With its ancient cobbled streets and stunning mountain views, Kotor is one of several Unesco World Heritage Sites you’ll see on this voyage. Another is Dubrovnik, its medieval walls standing in stark contrast to the brilliant aquamarine of the Agean. Split, a center of Croatian culture, and Pula, with its exquisite Roman ruins, bring you to the Grand Canal of Venice with its fabled gondoliers and stunning artistry.

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Rome, Italy Ischia, Italy Messina, Italy At Sea Kotor, Montenegro Dubrovnik, Croatia Split, Croatia Pula, Croatia Venice, Italy

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DATE

Wind Wind Wind Wind

Sunday, May 05, 2013 Monday, May 13, 2013 Monday, September 30, 2013 Thursday, October 24, 2013

Surf Surf Surf Surf

Rome to Venice Venice to Rome Rome to Venice Venice to Rome

W h y G o? Enjoy la dolce vita as you join Italy’s elite along th sundrenched shores of Croatia, Montenegro, and tiny Ischia.

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italy

Highlights • Stroll the Promenade des Anglais in Nice • The Citadelle in Calvi • Overnight in Monaco, Old Town and Grand Casino • Yacht deck barbecue at Portofino

Yachting the Riviera

• Scenic hike to Santa Margherita in Portofino

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avor the best of France and Italy on this glamorous voyage along the sundrenched French and Italian Rivieras. Stroll Nice’s famous Promenade des Anglais with its palm trees and sparkling Côte d’Azur. From there, sail to Calvi on Corsica where Spanish and Roman influences have contributed to this chic French port city. In Cannes, enjoy a taste of the jetsetter’s lifestyle, from the luxurious boutiques to the fashionable promenade. In Portofino, discover why yachtsmen consider this to be the world’s most beautiful small port. And enter the enchanted world of Portovenere, a UNESCO World Heritage Site lined with brightly colored houses and narrow medieval streets, and gateway to the charming town of Cinque Terre. Then enjoy the natural wonderland of pine forests, tranquil beaches, and charming fishing villages, before you travel back in time to experience the historical wonders of Rome.

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

W h y G o? Live the dream of the Italian and French Riviera. It feels like your own private yacht in a yachtsman’s paradise.

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Nice, France Monte Carlo, Monaco Monte Carlo, Monaco Calvi, France Cannes, France Portofino, Italy Portovenere, Italy Portoferraio, Italy Rome, Italy

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FRANCE

Monte Carlo

Nice

YACHT VOYAGE

DATE

Wind Wind Wind Wind Wind Wind Wind

Surf Surf Star Star Star Star Spirit

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 Tuesday, May 28, 2013 Saturday, July 06, 2013 Saturday, July 27, 2013 Saturday, August 10, 2013 Saturday, August 17, 2013 Sunday, November 03, 2013

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Cannes

Portofino Portovenere ITALY

Portoferraio

Mediterranean Sea

Calvi CORSICA

Rome

(Civitavecchia)


Greek Isles

Black Sea

Istanbul GREECE

TURKEY

Greek Isles & Turkish Delights

Kusadasi

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Athens

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single voyage covers thousands of years of civilization’s greatest feats — from the Acropolis of Athens to the palaces of Istanbul. Explore the tiny streets and narrow alleys of Mykonos, and escape to Delos, the fabled island of Apollo, where you’ll walk in ancient footsteps of the gods. Listen for echoes of history as you explore Ephesus, the world’s largest outdoor archaeological site, and treat yourself to superlative grilled seafood, accompanied by an ouzo salute to the sunset. From the coffee houses of Bodrum to the country lanes of Rhodes, discover the Greek Isles as they were meant to be traveled, by sailing yacht. Plan to be on deck for one of sailing’s finest moments, as one of our graceful yachts circles the other in an unforgettable sailing pirouette.

(Piraeus)

Mediterranean Sea

Santoríni

Highlights • The Parthenon and the Acropolis in Athens • Palace of the Grand Masters in Rhodes • White-washed buildings and blue domes of Santoríni • Blue Mosque and Grand Bazaar in Istanbul • Chic boutiques and cafes of Mykonos • Visit Ephesus and the House of Mary from Kusadasi • Yacht deck barbecue at Bodrum or Santoríni

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PORTS OF CALL

Day Day Day Day Day Day Day Day

Athens, Greece Mykonos, Greece Santoríni, Greece Rhodes, Greece Bodrum, Turkey Kusadasi, Turkey At Sea Istanbul, Turkey

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W h y G o? Explore the hidden delights of the Greek Isles, the Turkish coasts, and the greatest icons of civilization on this, our signature voyage.

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Athens to Istanbul Saturday, May 04, 2013 Athens to Istanbul Saturday, May 11, 2013 Istanbul to Athens Saturday, May 11, 2013 Istanbul to Athens Saturday, May 18, 2013 Athens to Istanbul Saturday, May 18, 2013 Athens to Istanbul Saturday, May 25, 2013 Istanbul to Athens Saturday, May 25, 2013 Istanbul to Athens Saturday, June 01, 2013 Athens to Istanbul Saturday, June 01, 2013 Athens to Istanbul Saturday, June 08, 2013 Istanbul to Athens Saturday, June 08, 2013 Istanbul to Athens Saturday, June 15, 2013 Athens to Istanbul Saturday, June 15, 2013 Istanbul to Athens Saturday, June 22, 2013 Athens to Istanbul Saturday, June 29, 2013 Istanbul to Athens Saturday, July 06, 2013 Athens to Istanbul Saturday, July 13, 2013 Istanbul to Athens Saturday, July 20, 2013 Athens to Istanbul Saturday, July 27, 2013 Istanbul to Athens Saturday, August 03, 2013 Athens to Istanbul Saturday, August 10, 2013 Istanbul to Athens Saturday, August 17, 2013 Athens to Istanbul Saturday, August 24, 2013 Athens to Istanbul Saturday, August 31, 2013 Istanbul to Athens Saturday, August 31, 2013 Istanbul to Athens Saturday, September 07, 2013 Athens to Istanbul Saturday, September 07, 2013 Athens to Istanbul Saturday, September 14, 2013 Istanbul to Athens Saturday, September 14, 2013 Istanbul to Athens Saturday, September 21, 2013 Athens to Istanbul Saturday, September 21, 2013 Athens to Istanbul Saturday, September 28, 2013 Istanbul to Athens Saturday, September 28, 2013 Istanbul to Athens Saturday, October 05, 2013 Athens to Istanbul Saturday, October 12, 2013 Istanbul to Athens Saturday, October 19, 2013 W i n d s ta rcr u i s e s .co m | 8 0 0 - 2 5 8 -7 2 4 5 20


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North Sea North Sea ENGLAND

Atlantic Ocean

Europe’s West Coast Odyssey

Portsmouth

Brest A Coruña

Lisbon

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Cherbourg St.-Malo

Vigo

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Porto

SPAIN Bay of Biscay

Highlights • The intimate urban gardens of Lisbon • Tasting Portugal’s signature port wines • The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, destination of pilgrims is the 9th century • Climb to the top of the Torre de Hercules for fantastic view of A Coruña • Tanguy Tower and the ancient castle of Brest • The dramatic abbey of Mont St. Michel, reaching to heave from a rock surrounded by the bay

Northern Europe

Mont.

he dramatic coatstline between Lisbon and Portsmouth challenges the imagination — terraced hillsides, soaring chalk-white cliffs, sweeping white sand beaches, and the towering turrets of Mont St. Michel. The scenic wonder of Normandy and the natural beauty of Brittany have inspired masters of landscape art and Impressionists for generations. History will be your companion along the way, from the ramparts of St.-Malo to heroic Utah Beach. Explore castles and lighthouses, and relax with your traveling companions in yacht-filled marinas as you savor fresh mussels and sip crisp local Muscadet.

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Lisbon, Portugal Porto (Lexio), Portugal Vigo, Spain A Coruña, Spain At Sea Brest, France St.-Malo, France Cherbourg, France Portsmouth, England

— Early Afternoon Early Morning Late Morning — Early Morning Early Afternoon Early Morning 9:00 AM

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YACHT VOYAGE

DATE

Wind Surf Wind Surf

Wednesday, July 03, 2013 Saturday, September 07, 2013

Lisbon to Portsmouth Portsmouth to Lisbon

• The renowned Bayeux Tapestry in the Musee de la Reine Mathilde • Maritime landmarks of Portsmouth

W h y G o? Fine port wines; sculptured coastlines; the quiet heroism of history. This is the best of Europe’s West Coast.

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Northern Europe

Highlights • Stroll the Clarence Esplanade and explore Portsmouth’s rich naval tradition • The intricately carved facia of Butterwalk in Dartmouth, where Charles II held court in 1671

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xplore England’s most charming counties, Devon and Cornwall, and the best of Wales and Ireland in an enchanting voyage. From the rich maritime traditions of Portmouth and the silvery beaches of Southsea, to the sparkling crystal artistry of Waterford and the indulgent relaxation of the secluded Isles of Scilly — history, fantasy, and sheer natural beauty stir all of your senses. In Dartmouth, explore the patchwork of narrow lanes and Elizabethan streetscapes that Dame Agatha Christie called home. In Falmouth, visit Henry VIII’s castle and listen for enchanting whispers that inspired Wind in the Willows. Enjoy Pembroke, home of castles and Corgis. In Holyhead, explore the last of the legendary three-walled forts, the fourth wall being the sea. And be sure to save time for the tastes, toasts, and pubs of effervescent Dublin.

• Pendennis Castle in Falmouth, built by Henry VIII • The unspoiled Isles of Scilly beaches of Cornwall • Penbroke Castle, birthplace of Henry VII • Waterford City, home of Waterford Crystal, known for its exquisite craftsmanship • The lighthouse of Holyhead Mountain • Guinness Storehouse Tour in Dublin

I T I N E R A RY DAY Day Day Day Day Day Day Day Day

PORTS OF CALL

1 Portsmouth, England 2 Dartmouth, England 3 Falmouth, England 4 Isles of Scilly, England Pembroke 5 (Milford Haven), Wales Waterford 6 (Dunmore East), Ireland 7 Holyhead, Wales 8 Dublin, Ireland

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DEPART

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Late Morning

Late Evening

Late Morning

Late Afternoon

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W h y G o? Sail the beautiful coasts of England, Wales, and Ireland, the inspiration of authors, artists, and poets.

Atlantic Ocean

YACHT VOYAGE

DATE

Wind Surf Wind Surf

Thursday, July 11, 2013 Saturday, August 31, 2013

Portsmouth to Dublin Dublin to Portsmouth

SCOTLAND

IRELAND

Waterford (Dunmore East)

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Dublin

Isles of Scilly

Holyhead ENGLAND WALES Pembroke (Milford Haven)

Falmouth Portsmouth Dartmouth


Northern Europe

Stromness

Atlantic Ocean

SCOTLAND

Gaelic Explorers

Invergordon Portrush N. IRELAND

Peterhead

E d i n b u rg h t o D u b l i n - 7 D ays Edinburgh North Sea

IRELAND Isle of Man

Dublin ENGLAND

Highlights • The ancient Castle and Royal Mile of Edinburgh • Orkney’s world-famous distilleries and fine Scotch whiskeys • The sweeping beauty of Loch Ness • The 5,000-year-old Ring of Brodgar, rivaling England’s Stonehenge • The majesty and mystery of the Giants’ Causeway • Legendary courses in the birthplace of golf • Sample spirits and pubs of Dublin

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ere in the land of good Scotch and great golf, staggering natural beauty meets refined elegance in beautiful ports and exclusive marinas. Celebrate Scotland’s iconic past and lively future — from Edinburgh’s shops and cafes along the Royal Mile to the imposing Castle and graceful Crown Steeple of St. Giles. You’ll have an unusual opportunity to visit renowned Balmoral Castle, said to be Queen Elizabeth II’s favorite residence and rarely open to visitors. Stroll the still shores of Loch Ness and watch closely for signs of Scotland’s favorite sea creature. Explore the Ring of Brodgar, Scotland’s own ancient Stonehenge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Orkney Islands. At Portrush, discover the imposing Giant’s Causeway or treat yourself to a visit to Ireland’s premiere distillery, Bushmill’s. As we cruise along the spectacular Antrim Coast toward the dramatic Isle of Man, be sure to collect your own stunning photographs. As we disembark in Dublin, celebrate the spirit of the Emerald Isle with a toast to Erin’s best.

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Edinburgh, Scotland Peterhead, Scotland Invergorgon, Scotland Stromness, Scotland At Sea Portrush, Northern Ireland Isle of Man, British Protectorate Dublin, Ireland

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DATE

Wind Surf

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Edinburgh to Dublin

W h y G o? From the castles of Edinburgh to the pubs of Dublin, journey through hills and highlands, idyllic islands, and lyrical landscapes.

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Northern Europe

Highlights • Stunning beauty of the Norwegian Fjords by sailing yacht • The Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, Norway • Sailing through the Stockholm Archipelago

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• Castles, canals and countryside of Copenhagen • National Opera House in Oslo

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tand on deck under towering white sails as we glide through one of nature’s most astounding creations — the Norwegian fjords. Explore Oslo’s lush parks and bold architecture; the palaces, canals, and copper spires of Copenhagen where our overnight stay will allow plenty of time to explore garden, parks, and nightlife; the broad, sandy beaches and graceful lighthouse of Warnemünde; and the contrast of minimalist design and spice-colored buildings that is Stockholm, where you’ll also enjoy a leisurely overnight exploration. Sail through the stunning Stockholm Archipelago — and punctuate your voyage with charming marinas, hidden coves, and quiet country lands in Marstrand, Visby, and Sandhamn. Experience the entire mosaic of Scandinavia in one spectacular journey.

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Edinburgh, Scotland At Sea Kristiansand, Norway Oslo, Norway Marstrand, Sweden Copenhagen, Denmark Copenhagen, Denmark Warnemünde, Germany At Sea Visby, Sweden Sandhamn, Sweden Stockholm, Sweden Stockholm, Sweden

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• Tivoli Gardens at night • Stockholm’s historic Old City and striking modern architecture

W h y G o? Stunning beauty of Norway’s fjords surrounds you; sparkling Scandinavian capitals delight you; charming villages capture your heart.

NORWAY

Stockholm

Oslo North Sea

Kristiansand

SCOTLAND

SWEDEN Sandhamn

Marstrand

YACHT VOYAGE

DATE

Wind Surf Wind Surf

Thursday, July 25, 2013 Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Edinburgh to Stockholm Stockholm to Edinburgh

Visby

Edinburgh DENMARK

Baltic Sea

Copenhagen

Warnemünde

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Northern Europe FINLAND Mariehamn

Helsinki

St. Petersburg

Stockholm Tallinn

Sandhamn

ESTONIA

SWEDEN

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RUSSIA

Baltic Sea

Highlights • World-famous Russian Ballet in St. Petersburg • The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg • Yacht deck barbecue in Helsinki • Vasa Museum in Stockholm • Sailing through the Stockholm archipelago • Bicycling on Mariehamn Island

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tockholm, a magical city built on 14 islands, frames this voyage through the Baltic’s most fascinating cultures and breathtaking scenery. Your yacht docks close to the center of each port bringing you just steps away from the best of grand capitals and secluded hamlets. Explore the treasures of St. Petersburg’s magnificent Hermitage and the delights of its charming cafes. Four magical countries and six delightful cities — on one beautiful voyage through the enchanted shores of the Baltic Sea.

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Stockholm, Sweden Mariehamn, Finland At Sea St. Petersburg, Russia St. Petersburg, Russia Helsinki, Finland Tallinn, Estonia Sandhamn, Sweden Stockholm, Sweden

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YACHT VOYAGE

DATE

Wind Surf

Monday, August 05, 2013

Stockholm to Stockholm

• Neoclassical architecture of Helsinki, Finland

W h y G o? Witness the convergence of Baltic history, traditional culture, and modern architecture, capped by an overnight in St. Petersburg.

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Transatlantic Crossings

Highlights • Sounds of the open sea when sails are up and engines off • Life on deck of a luxury sailing yacht • Endless days of extraordinary cuisine • WindSpa’s onboard pampering and relaxation • Camaraderie of fellow ocean-crossers

W h y G o?

Transatlantic Crossings

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leisurely sea passage offers that rarest of opportunities: a chance to relax. To restore. If you feel like sleeping late, we’ll be happy to deliver breakfast to your room. If you need help unwinding, the WindSpa is at your service with a relaxing herbal wrap. 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. Out here on the streamlined sailing yachts of Windstar you have all the time in the world to reconnect — with your dreams and your self.

Reconnect and recharge as you experience the peaceful grandeur of sailing across the Atlantic Ocean.

I T I N E R A RY YACHT

DAYS

PORTS OF CALL

DATE

Wind Wind Wind Wind Wind

14 days 8 days 13 days 14 days 12 days

St. Maarten to Lisbon Colón to Hamilton Hamilton to Lisbon Tenerife to St. Maarten Tenerife to Barbados

Saturday, March 30, 2013 Saturday, March 30, 2013 Sunday, April 07, 2013 Saturday, November 23, 2013 Monday, December 2, 2013

Surf Star Star Surf Spirit

UNITED STATES

AZORES

Hamilton BERMUDA

Ponta Delgada

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AFRICA


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