Windstar Cruises operates a six-ship fleet of masted sailing ships and all-suite motor ships cruising throughout Europe, the Caribbean, Costa Rica and the Panama Canal, Asia, Alaska and British Columbia, Canada and New England, Tahiti and the South Pacific, Mexico and U.S. Coastal and Australia.

Their fleet is the market leader in small ship cruising calling on more than 330 off-the-beaten-path and popular ports in nearly 80 countries.

The boutique line caters to between 148 and 342 guests on each sailing. Windstar launched a $250 Million Star Plus Initiative to transform three Star Class ships with new suites, restaurants, and a world-class spa and fitness center.

The award-winning line is known for immersive experiences, destination authenticity, port-intensive itineraries, exceptional service, and an innovative culinary program.

Windstar Cruises is a part of Xanterra Travel Collection, an award-winning, globally diversified travel company offering once in a lifetime experiences in some of the most beautiful and iconic places on earth.

Windstar – What’s Different

Windstar’s ships can enter ports that are inaccessible to larger cruise liners, meaning we tend to visit more off-the-beaten-path and unique ports, like Barbuda, Montserrat, Wrangell, and Vinuatu.

Also due to Windstar’s smalls size, we can dock in the heart of major ports (like Old Town Dubrovnik) as larger cruise ships pass by.

Windstar has a unique Open Bridge Policy, meaning that guests can wander onto the bridge when the ship is at sea, chat with the crew (the captain is there quite often), and even sit down and enjoy a cup of Windstar’s exclusive Bridge Blend coffee with him/her.

When anchored in many locations, guests can swim, kayak, snorkel and paddleboard right from the Watersports Platform on the back of the yacht.

Windstar’s Wind Surf is the largest sailing ship in the world. She is two football fields long and has five masts, towering 221 feet and supporting 26,881 sq. feet of sails. Her speed record under sail power alone is 15.8 knots.


Star Breeze

Star Explorer (Delivery expected December 2026)

Star Legend

Star Pride

Star Seeker (Delivery expected December 2025)

Wind Spirit

Wind Star

Wind Surf


Windstar Cruises | The World’s Best Small Ship Cruise Line


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