All Windstar Cruises Content

  • April 3, 2014 7:56 am
    Windstar Cruises is offering reasons to discover Asia and Arabia with the line in 2015, with two-for-one cruise fares, special evening events and two free nights pre-cruise when you book by April 25. read more
  • November 23, 2010 12:00 am
    Whether you're searching for a once-in-a-lifetime splurge or trying to find the cruise line that best suits your personality, here are the creme de la creme of luxury cruise ships. read more
  • March 9, 2010 12:00 am
    Five pieces of chicken, three servings of rice, and two peach cobblers later, you might want a state-of-the-art gym on hand. Thanks to these cruises, you have the option of doing more than just laying in the sun, with gyms, yoga classes, rock walls, and more. read more
  • January 12, 2010 12:00 am
    Will 2010 bring higher prices? The end of tipping? New destinations? More entertainment? Find out what's in store for cruises in the new year, including policy changes, revamped itineraries, refurbished ships, and new destinations. read more
  • November 24, 2009 12:00 am
    With the unveiling of the <em>Oasis of the Seas</em> and <em>Carnival Dream</em>, two of the largest cruise ships, it's the perfect time to brush up on the differences between cruising on large, mid-size, and small ships. Learn what size is right for you. read more
  • November 10, 2009 10:27 am
    Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year's means special food, decorations, and festivities on cruises. No matter what you're celebrating, cruise lines will make it memorable. Read on to find what each ship offers. read more
  • August 11, 2009 9:50 am
    As cruise lines expand options for online reservations, cruise travelers can spend less time queuing up onboard and more time enjoying their vacations. read more
  • September 24, 2009 9:09 am
    Disney, Costa, and Regent Seven Seas are among the cruise lines currently offering excellent family deals. read more
  • December 23, 2008 12:00 am
    Free airfare, early booking discounts, and extended cancelation periods are just a few of the offers set to make Europe affordable again in the new year. Erica Silverstein has the details. read more
  • October 3, 2008 11:21 am
    Travelers who take the risk of booking a cabin guarantee face two big questions: Do you really save enough money to make the suspense worth it? And, perhaps even more important, what are the chances you'll wind up with an upgrade? read more
  • August 5, 2008 4:10 pm
    In this guide, our Cruise Critic experts offer tips and ship picks for cruisers with children, those on a romantic getaway, and many more. read more
  • August 12, 2008 1:35 pm
    These days, for the most part, cruising has become much more of a casual vacation. Our friends at Cruise Critic help you pack what you need and skip what you don't. read more
  • June 26, 2008 5:09 pm
    Eastern Caribbean cruises are perfect for the first-time cruiser, but also offer choices for the experienced sailor. read more
  • June 26, 2008 5:09 pm
    With small cabins and limited entertainment options, can Windstar truly be called a luxury line? Our Cruise editor investigates whether this little line is worth a large price tag. read more
  • June 26, 2008 5:09 pm
    Cruising in the shoulder season can be a bargain, but you're also taking a chance with the weather. Our cruise editor learned this the hard way. read more
  • June 26, 2008 5:09 pm
    Erica Silverstein is spending a week aboard Windstar's <i>Wind Surf</i> in the Mediterranean. Please send her your cruising questions and she'll answer them in this blog. read more
  • June 26, 2008 5:09 pm
    Luxury Windstar cruises often cost $200 or more per night. But if you can cruise soon, and book even sooner, you can get a great deal on a Windstar Caribbean sailing. read more
  • June 26, 2008 5:09 pm
    Recently, cruise lines have been cracking down on onboard smoking. Here's a quick summary of where smokers stand on various cruise lines. read more
  • June 26, 2008 5:09 pm
    Travel + Leisure's readers rated their favorite large-ship and small-ship cruise lines, and winning lines Crystal and SeaDream Yacht Club are not surprise finishers. The rest of the list is a bit more revealing. read more
  • June 26, 2008 5:09 pm
    The Empress of the North has run aground four times and failed several health and safety inspections since it debuted in 2002. Hopefully, its problems won't rub off on Windstar's ships, now that both cruise lines share a parent company. read more
  • June 26, 2008 5:09 pm
    The best cruise line is the one that fits your interests and travel style. Find out which lines are best for families, seniors, solo travelers, spa addicts, nontraditionalists, and other types of cruisers. read more
  • July 29, 2009 1:47 pm
    If you don't know where to begin your trip planning, start with the best. These top 10 Europe cruises are sure to please everyone from the first-time visitor to experienced cruisers looking for less-touristed ports-of-call. read more
  • June 26, 2008 5:09 pm
    Carnival Corporation is soon to be one cruise line short, when it sells Windstar to Ambassadors International (the parent company of Majestic America Line). The management change shouldn't affect cruisers in the short term. read more
  • June 26, 2008 5:09 pm
    Scuba divers might be interested to know that Windstar offers various diving packages and excursions. Recently, the line added new double-tank dives available for booking on Wind Surf cruises. read more
  • June 26, 2008 5:09 pm
    Unlike a luxury hotel or five-star restaurant, a luxury cruise may not be the ideal choice for everyone. A high-end cruise is defined by the types of guests it attracts and its onboard atmosphere. The key is choosing your cruise line and itinerary carefully. read more
  • June 26, 2008 5:09 pm
    This fall, Windstar will begin a major renovation of its three motor sailing yachts under its "Degrees of Difference" program. The work begins when the <i>Wind Surf</i> enters a five-week dry- and wet-dock period in November. The <i>Wind Spirit</i> gets its makeover in spring 2007, followed by the <i>Wind Star</i> in fall 2007. read more
  • June 26, 2008 5:09 pm
    Windstar Cruises has cleverly arranged its 2007 and 2008 calendar to allow for more back-to-back cruise options. Plus, you'll save five to 10 percent off the cost of the cruise when you combine two itineraries. read more
  • June 26, 2008 5:09 pm
    For special romantic trips, the ship you sail and the type of service and amenities the cruise line offers can make a huge difference in the quality of your experience. Plus, it's important to plan ahead in order to get the best price. read more
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