MIAMI — Windstar Cruises has unveiled its sailing schedule through summer 2025, with several key deployment updates for its fleet of six ships.
According to President Christopher Prelog, the schedule features more remote options in Tahiti as well as additional connections between different itineraries to extend trips.
“People are spending more and travelling longer, and they are taking notice of the tremendous value that a Windstar cruise provides. Our new deployment works towards responding to those trends,” he says.
To coincide with the new sailing schedule, Windstar has also launched a new limited-time offer that includes a US$100 per guest shipboard credit and a free upgrade to All-Inclusive Fares (unlimited beer, wine and cocktails, Wi-Fi and gratuities) for guests booking 2025 cruises in Europe, Tahiti and Canada/New England. The offer expires on July 5, 2023. More details can be found at https://www.windstarcruises.com/specials/.
Key developments of the sailing schedule include the following:
Windstar will go beyond its usual Tahitian cruise stops to the remote Marquesas Islands on the brand new, 14-day ‘Tahitian Treasures & Magnificent Marquesas’ in 2024 and 2025 aboard the all-suite, 312-guest Star Breeze. The cruise will access the Tuamotu Islands of Fakarava and Rangiroa en route to and from the Marquesas where the yacht will spend time in Omoa, Fatu Hiva; Atuona, Hiva Oa; and Taiohae, Nuku Hiva, ending with the Society Islands of Tahaa, Bora Bora (overnight), Moorea and Papeete.
Windstar will launch new cruises in the Canary Islands beginning in 2024 on the all-suite, 312-guest Star Pride. The eight-day ‘Captivating Canary Islands’ from Lisbon to Las Palmas includes time on Madeira, as well as overnights in Funchal and Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
In 2025, two new itineraries in the region include the 10-day ‘Canary Island Idyll’ and the eight-day ‘Colorful Canary Islands’ with overnights or late nights.
Debuting in July 2024, ‘Adriatic Icons & Venetian Treasures’ is a nine-day roundtrip cruise from Venice on board the 148-guest motorized sailing yacht Wind Spirit.
CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
Starting in winter 2024, a new seven-day ‘Naturally Costa Rica’ cruise will include inaugural calls to enjoy the unspoiled Pacific coastline in San Juan del Sur and Corinto, Nicaragua. This new option on board the 148-passenger motorized sailing yacht Wind Star easily combines with a Panama Canal itinerary for a 14-day voyage.
Windstar will be highlighting the Middle East with first-ever itineraries beginning in November 2023 on board the all-suite, 312-passenger Star Legend. Sail dates are now listed into spring 2025, with 12 different itineraries to choose from, including:
10 days from Dubai, UAE to Muscat, Oman and the reverse, with ports in UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, and Oman
- Note: November 23 will feature optional tickets to the Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (a Windstar exclusive)
- A New James Beard Foundation cruise has been added to the 2/1/24 sail date, guest chef TBD
9 days from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Aqaba, (Petra) Jordan and the reverse, with ports in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Jordan
18 days from Athens, Greece to Dubai, UAE, with ports in Egypt, Jordan, Oman, and UAE