Windstar Cruises
Windstar Cruises

Windstar Cruises

Harpstedt (DE)

Windstar Cruises is a concept of modern sailing cruises. Windstar Cruises is a company that balances between luxury and classic sea voyages. It uses the best developments of the world cruise industry. Either way, luxury still prevails, which allowed Windstar Cruises to gain the reputation of a "four-star cruise line".

Currently Windstar Cruises has three small cruise ships: Wind Spirit, Wind Star and Wind Surf. The most spacious is Wind Surf, which can carry 300 passengers. Today Wind Surf is one of the largest sailing ships in the world. Wind Spirit and Wind Star are designed for 150 passengers each.

Windstar Cruises is one of the few companies that was part of the Carnival family, but did not stay there. Today Windstar Cruises is owned by the US operator of tourist parks and resorts Xanterra.

Windstar Cruises is a cruise company, which will suit lovers of travel and shipping. Voyages on Windstar Cruises differ from the standard sea travel as balloon from aircraft. Windstar Cruises ships do not have such wide choice of animation offered on modern mega liners from such companies as NCL or Royal Caribbean. Seclusion is a feature of voyages on the yachts from Windstar Cruises.

Windstar Cruises cannot be named the best company for cruising with kids, though there is also something to do for children. To a greater extent cruises from Windstar are the opportunity to plunge into the romantic atmosphere of the oceans.

Staff on board of the ships is represented mainly by immigrants from Indonesia and the Philippines. As noted by the company, members of the Windstar Cruises sailing crews have great experience of cooperating with Windstar Cruises.

Dress code is now something archaic and rarely found on the ships. The only restriction on Windstar Cruises ship is ban on shorts in the restaurant.

As for the restaurants from Windstar Cruises, they are also romantic and located on the open decks. And there is no doubt that candles will be on the passengers’ tables at the evening.

Windstar Cruises has its own spa. Despite the fact that the company’s ships have no large spas, it can be booked in special cabins on board.

Windstar Cruises pays particular attention to the water sports. On board of the cruise sailers are available many kinds of water sports - from snorkeling to water skiing.

Wind Spirit
Wind Surf
Wind Star



Riviera will start its first Caribbean cruise in Miami
Riviera, which is the newest ship of the Oceania Cruises company, will depart for the first winter cruise from Miami on November 29, 2012.


More cruises in Northern Europe
It is expected that 2012 will be one of the most successful season in the modern history of the cruise traveling for the Northern Europe region. The European Cruise Council (ECC) has estimated that the number of passengers in the current season will increase by 16% compared with 2011 and reach 1 million 490 thousand people.


Norwegian: free cruises for children
Norwegian Cruise Line, the third-largest cruise company in the world, announced a special offer – “Kids Sail Free”. As part of the offer potential customers will be able to book on favorable terms cabins on the cruise ships for themselves and their children – the third and fourth beds in the cabin for the children under 17 years can be booked for free.