SEATTLE — Windstar Cruises says its ‘Beyond Ordinary’ promotion combined with its Star Perks bonus offer the best fares and availability of the year on 2019 and 2020 cruises.
Windstar also notes that savings worth up to 20% and free laundry service are included on all sailings 14 days and longer in its popular Star Collector series.
The savings event also includes an incentive for guests to enjoy while the cruise is underway. Star Perks give cruisers a choice: up to US$1,000 shipboard credit, free WiFi or free gratuities.
Available on hundreds of Windstar sailings worldwide, savings and Star Perks both vary by cruise and destination.
The Beyond Ordinary savings are offered on hundreds of cruise departures now through December 2020. Sample event pricing on 2019 cruises starts at $2,999 for 11- and 12-day Alaskan Splendors cruises with numerous summer departure dates between Vancouver and Anchorage featuring Windstar’s Signature Expeditions program headlined by biologist, glaciologist, and scientist Expedition Leaders with lectures on board and expedition field trips launching Zodiacs and kayaks direct from the ship.
Rates for seven-day Dreams of Tahiti sailings aboard the 148-passenger Wind Spirit start at $2,599, including an overnight and complimentary beach party on Bora Bora with port calls at six islands total including Tahiti, Moorea, Huahine, Raitea and Taha’a.
In Northern Europe Windstar has more than 40 sailings to choose from April through September including an April 26 Star Collector: Iberian Peninsula: A Toast to Beaches, Wine & Castles from Lisbon to Amsterdam starts at $4,499 per person and visits eight countries in 18 days focusing on smaller, less-visited ports such as Agadir, Morocco; Lanzarote, Canary Islands; Porto, Portugal; El Ferrol, Spain for tours to Santiago de Compostela; Cherbourg, France; and Bruges in Belgium.
An eight-day Gaelic Explorers voyage on June 20 from Dublin to Edinburgh visits both Ireland and Northern Ireland as well as the remote Isle of Man, Isle of Skye, and Isle of Lewis, wrapping with a chance to spy the elusive Nessie in Loch Ness during a call to Invergordon, Scotland. Prices start at $2,999 per person.
Windstar’s shipboard credits (SBCs) are good for everything from alcoholic beverages to spa treatments to shore excursions.
Cruisers interested in sailing to Alaska and Canada/New England can get up to $1,000 per suite SBC on 2019 voyages. In all other cruise regions guests may select a Star Perk SBC of up to $400. SBC varies based on cabin category:
- Alaska and Canada/New England: $1,000 SBC per suite ($500 per guest) for Premium Suites (Owner’s, Classic, Bridge Suites); $400 SBC per suite ($200 per guest) for Standard Suites & Staterooms
- Asia, Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, Greek Isles, the Caribbean, Costa Rica/Panama Canal, Mexico, Trans-Atlantics, Tahiti, the South Pacific, U.S. West Coast: $400 SBC per suite ($200 per guest) for Premium Suites (Owner’s Suite and Classic Suite); $200 SBC per suite ($100 per guest) for Standard Suites & Staterooms