Being on a Windstar cruise is like being on your own private yacht, where freedom is the order of every day and casual elegance is the style of choice.
Windstar Cruises’ small ships are exactly the right size – large enough to pamper and entertain you, yet small enough to tuck into the tiny harbors and hidden coves others can’t reach. With only 148 to 310 guests sailing with you.
Windstar’s ships were completely transformed in 2012 with a major stem to stern renovation.
All non-alcoholic beverages are included in the fare, but there is a charge for, beer, wine and other alcoholic beverages.
The ships have a watersports platform offering complimentary snorkeling, windsailing, paddleboarding and waterskiing.
The new ships attract mature couples who want to be immersed in a destination, while the sailing ships are magnets for honeymooners.
Windstar occasionally waves reduced the single supplement – which makes this line more appealing to the single traveler.
If you love a balcony, this is not the cruise line for you. None of the ships have balconies, but some suites on the power yachts have French balconies.
Windstar ships are not handicapped accessible. Wind Surf has 2 elevators and the smaller ships have none. There are no staterooms or bathrooms with wheelchair accessibility and gangways can be difficult to navigate. Service animals are permitted to sail if arrangement are made at the time of booking.
Windstar Cruises are adult-oriented and children are not encouraged. Children under the age of 2 are not allowed at all. Children older than 2 may travel as a third passenger in the same stateroom stateroom as their parents. There are no dedicated children’s facilities.
If you tend to get seasick, this may not be the best option for you. If the seas are rough, you will feel it.