For travellers who seek the finest that the world has to offer

Authentic and immersive travel with Windstar Cruises

Sail into a small port, explore a hidden beach, share intimate moments away from the crowds, and enjoy being a traveller – not a tourist. Windstar Cruises knows how to immerse you in local cultures.

Amazing destinations around the world await you on voyages with some 270 ports in more than 47 countries (and rising) reaching Asia, Europe, Caribbean, Costa Rica, Panama Canal, Alaska, Canada, New England and – especially popular for Australian travellers – year-round cruising in Tahiti.

Windstar operates a fleet of three majestic motor sail yachts including the 310-guest flagship, Wind Surf; 148-guest Wind Spirit and Wind Star; and three graceful cruise ships: Star Pride, Star Breeze and Star Legend, each accommodating 212 guests.

Every itinerary is expertly crafted, visiting both boutique ports and bucket-list capitals. You will share intimate moments away from the crowds and be immersed in local culture and cuisine.

Enjoy undivided attention from a crew who delights in remembering your name and preferences. Both gracious hosts and ambassadors, they will surprise you in discrete ways, perhaps satisfying your sweet tooth with an extra chocolate on your pillow or sharing the location of a favourite seaside café.

You are jet setting all over the world, but the best part is coming back to the comfort of a well-appointed private space. A place to unwind and rest, and to reflect on the day’s adventures. From the plush leather headboard to fine Egyptian linens, the thoughtfully designed spaces offer more room for storage than you have ever imagined finding on a ship or yacht, while luxurious touches demonstrate perfection to the smallest of experiences, like L’Occitane en Provence® bath products.

Everything is made to order for your comfort. Soft lighting. Beautiful artwork. Soothing, seascape colour schemes. Every stateroom and every suite has been redesigned to Windstar’s exacting standards and matchless style. Go ahead and slip into your cosy robe and slippers and surrender to the mesmerising ocean view. There is so much more awaiting you tomorrow.

No matter what destination beckons you, the local flavour of the culture is deliciously captured when you dine on board your Windstar Yacht. Fresh ingredients – often selected by your ship’s chef on a trip to the local market – along with seasonal produce and culinary ingenuity go into each perfectly presented dish. And naturally, you have a choice of venues to dine in, all with open seating.

A day on board is a day of choices, all of them good. Perhaps you will begin with a relaxing massage in WindSpa. Or maybe an invigorating workout in the Fitness Centre. Even better, why not both? After a sumptuous lunch, make a splash from the Watersports Platform off the stern.

Everything you can think of for leisure in the water is there, including swimming, kayaking, sail-boarding, water trampolines and water skiing. And it is all complimentary, of course. Sun yourself on deck, take a dip in the whirlpool, then catch up on email or grab a DVD for your stateroom or suite in the library. After dinner, try your luck in the casino and dance to live music in the lounge. You are welcome on the bridge, where the Captain and officers are delighted to share charts, routes and vistas with you.

For more information or to book, call 1300 749 875 or visit the website.