World's Best 2016 Awards Rank: #2 Small Ocean Ship
Best for: Sophisticated, active cruisers looking to explore Tahiti on a culinary-minded sailing yacht
Sails: The South Pacific
At a Glance: A Travel + Leisure World’s Best 2016 winner, placing second in the Small Ocean Ship category. Windstar’s luxury power yachts, Star Breeze, Star Legend, and Star Pride, are the newest members of the fleet. Still, when most people think “Windstar,” they picture its sail-topped vessels, Wind Surf, Wind Star, and Wind Spirit. Almost identical to sister ship Wind Star, the four-mast, six-sail Wind Spirit, which sails exclusively in Tahiti, feels truly yacht-like. With only 148 passengers on board, it doesn’t take long until the crew knows everyone’s names.