Windstar Cruises achieves a unique cruise experience with its fleet of six small luxury yachts. Who cares if the sails are computer operated? They still billow and are gorgeous, and there’s plenty of open deck space from which to enjoy them. The fleet cruises to 50 nations, calling at 150 ports throughout Europe, the South Pacific, the Caribbean, and Central America. A friendly, casual atmosphere prevails, even at dinner. Cuisine is both creative and delicious. Water sports (sailing, ski-tubing) are complimentary from the marina at the stern.
New and Newsworthy: In May 2014, Star Pride, the first of three newly acquired power yachts, joined the fleet. In May 2015, the company launched Star Breeze and Star Legend. The power yachts, with a capacity of 212 guests each, doubled the size of Windstar's fleet. The Star Pride is currently undergoing a $3 million renovation.
Price: Weeklong cruises from $2,249 per person.
Geographic Areas: Mediterranean, Caribbean, Central America, South America, Transatlantic.