Wind Star

When the Wind Star cruise ship first splashed out of dry-dock in 1986, it was the first commercial sailing cruise ship to be built in 60 years. Today this 440-foot yacht comfortably whisks a maximum of 148 passengers out onto the high seas for a quite different style of cruising. Enjoy the sounds of the wind and the splash of the waves as the Wind Star cruise ship silently cruises along through the Caribbean,out on the Atlantic, or through the islands of the Mediterranean, allowing you to enjoy the benefits of sea travel in the traditional style, but with contemporary luxuries. The Wind Star Casino, for instance, fine dining, and comfortable accommodations filled with the best of modern amenities at sea today.

Wind Star Cruise Ship Destinations

The Wind Star cruise ship travels all over, with cruises designed to match the seasons, affording you the opportunity to sail with her on varying cruises of the Caribbean and the Mediterranean, or to use her as a stylish, unforgettable way to hop across the pond to Europe and back. In the colder months, Wind Star charts courses throughout the Caribbean. The 7-day Costa Rica cruise allows you to see all this nation has to offer, coastline and mountains, while including a stop in Nicaragua. From Puerto Caldera you sail to San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua, then Playa Flaminga, Quepos, Bahia, the Curu Reserve, and the idyllic Island of Tortuga.

Wind Star Cruise Ship Destinations

In March she sets out on her Costa Rica, Barbados cruise, a 2-week romp of islands and mainland ports, some resorts and some more intimate, out-of-the-way destinations. From Puera Caldera, Wind Star does a scenic cruise of the Costa Rican coastline, then sails to Isla San Temlo, Panama, Baranquila, Colombia, the picturesque island of Aruba, culturally rich Curacao, Isla Blanguilla, Venezuela, St. Georges and Bequia in the gorgeous grenadines and, finally, to the port Bridgetown, Barbados, where the English and Caribbean cultures blend into a delightful medley, and the beaches are among the best in the world.

Wind Star Cruise Ship Transatlantic

One way to hop across the Atlantic in luxurious comfort is to take the Bridgetown to Lisbon itinerary aboard the Wind Star cruise ship. Play and enjoy yourself in the warm waters and the glowing culture of Barbados before embarking, and spend 13 days on the high seas, traversing the Atlantic in the old style, on the wind, before arriving in the fascinating city of Lisbon, Portugal. Lisbon, a city at the edge of old Europe that maintains its remaining landmarks with great vigilance, is nestled among green mountains. Also, it's a great jumping off point to the rest of Europe.

Wind Star Cruise Ship Mediterranean

For a truly remarkable and varied cruise, reserve a stateroom onboard the Wind Star trip from Lisbon to Rome (Civitavecchia). Meander through the labyrinthine bazaars of Tangier, Morocco, cruise the straits of Gibraltar, which was the site of some of the most important population movements in European history. Malaga and Ibiza are both old medieval Spanish islands and reflect their Moorish history in both the food and the architecture. Palma de Mallorca is a jet-set paradise, and your time in the mountainous island of Corsica will offer unexpected beauties. From Portoferraio, you take off for your final destination and a trip to see the ancient sights of Rome.

Sail a course that drops in on some of the oldest ports in history. Beginning in Rome, you sail to Sorrento and then the resort of Capri, before cruising the Strait of Messina for a stop on the green Greek Island of Corfu. See the site of the first Olympics, Greek theaters, the oracle of Delphi, and the site of the wonder of the ancient world, the Temple of Zeus at a stop in Katakolon and Kythira. Mykonos is among the most beautiful of Greek islands, and Kasadasi and Marmara, Turkey, will surprise you with the richness of their cultures, climate, and amazing ports. Finally, visit the meeting of East and West in Istanbul, the seat of several empires that ruled much of Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Other tours retrace these steps between Istanbul and Athens, and there are unique cruises between Monte Carlo and Rome, that blend the delights of Southern France and Coastal Italy.

Wind Star Cruise Ship Accommodations

All of the 73 staterooms afford ocean views. But there is more to the luxury than just the view. The staterooms offer a queen bed that splits into two twins, if needed, and all of the rooms have closed circuit color television, a personal safe, refrigerator, mini-bar, international direct-dial phones, bathrooms with shower, vanity, and plush robes.

Wind Star Cruise Ship Dining

Enjoy breakfast and lunch on the Terrace or the Veranda, diving into diverse fare while looking out on passing waters, islands, and coastlines. The Restaurant has one sitting without assigned seating, so you're free to move around, and has an upscale menu designed by Chef Joachim Splichal. If you feel like staying in, however, room service is always available.

Wind Star Cruise Ship Activities

From the stern of the ship a platform drops from which you can hop out on waterskiing, windsurfing, scuba, snorkeling, and kayaking excursions. Lay back and have a cocktail and recount the day's adventures at the Skylight Lounge, or sip a smooth drink at the Pool Bar. Take a dip in the saltwater pool, relax in a hot tub or sauna, or stop in for a workout at the Fitness Center. The bridge is open 24 hours, and when you're feeling lucky, drop in on the onboard Wind Star casino.

Wind Star Casino - Wind Star Casino Fun

On board, you'll find the elegant Wind Star Casino. Some cruise passengers don't even want to think about setting foot in the Wind Star casino when there is so much else going on onboard or on land, and yet some people just love stepping inside the Windstar casino for a game or two. Duck into a Windstar casino for a try at one of the many slot machines.

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