Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Windstar Cruises

Mo'orea, French Polynesia. Photo Credit: Michelle Raponi/Pixabay




  • 148 - 310 Guests
  • Bahamas Registered
  • Established since 1984
  • Fleet of 6 Yachts
  • Headquarters in Miami, FL
  • Official Cruise Line of the James Beard Foundation
  • Sails Caribbean, Central America, Europe & South Pacific
  • Small Luxury Cruise Line
  • Subsidiary of Xanterra Travel Collection
  • Visits 50 Nations & 150 Ports



Tokyo, Japan. Photo Credit: Pierre Blaché/Pixabay




Windstar Cruises Clientele
  • Active Adult(s)
  • Attentive Service
  • Authentic Experiences
  • Average Age Onboard 50+
  • Children Ages 8+
  • Couples
  • Enjoy Expedition Guides, Lecturers & Naturalist
  • Honeymooners
  • James Beard Foundation Culinary Collection Sailings 
  • Port Intensive Itineraries
  • Romance Seekers
  • Seeks Award Winning Service
  • Solo Traveler
  • Theme Cruises: Culinary & Wine, Holy Lands, James Beard Foundation & National Health Association Plant Based
  • Yacht Enthusiasts



Amalfi Coast, Italy. Photo Credit: Andreas Precht/Pixabay




Good to Know
  • Acquired (1998) the sail cruiser Med I from Club Med Cruises and rechristened to it's original name of Wind Surf.
  • Added sail yachts to the fleet Star BreezeStar Legend and Star Pride.
  • After 6PM is country club attire.
  • All guest 21/- must be accompanied by a chaperone or parent.
  • Automatic Hotel Service Charge of $16/PP daily is added to your cruise account bill.
  • Average ratio of 1 crew per 1.5 guests onboard.
  • Beverage Package can be purchased in advance or within the first 2 days of sailing.
  • Beverage Package options consists of All In $89/PP, Captain's Exclusive $65/PP and Topmast Discoveries Beer & Wine $55/PP daily.
  • Beverage Service of 18% is automatically added alcohol purchases.
  • Bookings within 14 days of sailing the line is unable to book air or hotel transfers for guests.
  • Bookings within 45 days of sailing require payment in full.
  • Bridge area is open to guests.
  • Breakfast service is 7:30AM - 9:30AM. You may choose buffet style or full service.
  • Cancellation 121 days prior to sailing is subject to a $50/PP fee. Additional conditions and terms apply.
  • Caribbean, Mediterranean and Tahiti sailings offers complimentary water sports equipment: foam floatation, kayaks, sailboat, snorkel gear, stand up paddle boards and water trampoline
  • Cellular at Sea provides connectivity to receive calls and texts. Additional costs applies.
  • Complimentary non alcoholic beverages onboard.
  • Corkage fee is approximately $15 plus a 18% gratuity fee.
  • Documents are usually sent 60 days prior to sailing.
  • Dress code from 7AM - 6PM is casual.
  • Drinking age onboard is 21.
  • Embarkation commences usually at 1PM.
  • Every stateroom offers a built in safe.
  • Fare includes cruise transportation, entertainment, meals and stateroom.
  • Final payment is due within 90 days of sailing.
  • Internet cost plans vary by intended use.
  • Landry Service is available for a fee.
  • Laundry Service Packages varies by sailing and requires purchase on embarkation day.
  • Lunch tends to be buffet style serving.
  • Minimum age is 18 for family bookings per stateroom.
  • No dry cleaning available onboard.
  • No elevators onboard Wind Spirit or Wind Star.
  • Only Wind Spirit offers 110 volt (USA) outlets.
  • Only Wind Star offers a Cigar Room onboard.
  • Open seating dining.
  • Passports are collected and stored in the Purser's Office. 
  • Permitted to bring onboard 2 bottles of wine or champagne on 7 day sailings or 3 bottles for 8+ day sailings.
  • Qualified Service Dogs are permitted. Advance notice required.
  • Prices are charged in USD.
  • Select sailings offer a overnight port stay.
  • Star Breeze, Star Legend & Star Pride over accessible staterooms.
  • Requires 15% deposit.
  • Shipboard Credit can not be applied towards to the Hotel Service Charge.
  • Unable to accommodate halal or kosher diets.



Monteverde, Costa Rica. Photo Credit: JanBartel/Pixabay




We're always happy to work with you to extend your experience on a pre and/or post cruise stay, as well.


By the way, our signature collection of Hosted Sailing provides our Clients:

  • Welcome Reception - A great sip and mingle event
  • Private Car & Driver - Enjoy a in depth sightseeing with your own personal guide
  • Shore Excursions - Enjoy our speciality planned excursion
  • Shipboard Credit


Our Hosted Sailings are available with select cruise linesdates may vary.


Now, for the Do-It-Yourself Travelers, you may book your Windstar Cruises next sailing directly on our website, Louvet Travel. Receiving all the personalized care that our valued Clients experience! Truly your one source for all your questions. 




Boston, MA. Photo Credit: Monica Volpin/Pixabay


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