Windstar Cruises offers one of the most unique cruise vacations in Europe. Enjoy dramatic scenery, remote fjords in private yacht style travelling through North Europe. Explore smaller ports, enchanting coastlines and storybook villages in the Mediterranean. Windstar Cruises will offer five yachts during the 2018 Europe cruise season for you to choose from.
What better way to explore the enchanting islands of Italy and glitter and glam of the Riviera, than by yacht? With fewer than 300 guests, Windstar's luxury yachts bring you closer to smaller ports and exclusive local experiences in the most storied region of the world. Enjoy pampered personal service, award-winning fine dining and a complimentary local private event on every voyage. Discover why the readers of Conde Nast Traveler recognized Windstar Cruises as the World's Best Small Ship Cruise Line!
Windstar Feels Like Your Very Own Yacht
Imagine spending a week on a friend's private luxury yacht. Unlike the crowded cruise ships left in your wake, you are one of fewer than 300 guests on board. Your yacht is anchored in hidden harbors, docked in tiny ports, and in the heart of charming cities. While others wait for tenders in tedious lines, you swim and kayak off your own Watersports Platform. You step ashore into the center of amazing city scenes to explore the secret charms of places larger ships simply cannot reach. Each meal is a treat for your senses, prepared by a premier chef and served in intimate, impeccable style along with a superb collection of fine wines. This is your private space - from the indulgent luxury of your own stateroom or suite to your favorite spot on deck.
Luxury As You Like It
We believe the ultimate luxury is an experience designed specifically to your personal tastes, just like your own private yacht. That's why Windstar gives you the freedom to make your own choices, to pick your own pleasures. All the luxuries you expect are built in - and you can add as many more as you like, making your Europe cruise exactly as inclusive as you want it to be. In one simple call or email our Europe Specialists can help you or your travel professional
make your Windstar vacation completely inclusive - or create a personal, custom-made experience. Would you like alcoholic beverages included - our pleasure. A perfect collection of shore excursions picked precisely to your interests - of course. Can we make all your air, hotel, and group transportation arrangements - naturally. This is luxury. Exactly as you like it.
Always Complimentary on Windstar
- Windstar exclusive Private Event on all voyages
- All meals, in all venues
- Non-alcoholic beverages, including specialty tea and coffee drinks
- Beautifully appointed ocean view stateroom or suite
- Plush bathrobes and slippers
- Fresh flowers and fruit in your stateroom or suite
- Marble finished baths
- Flat screen TV and DVD player
- Spectacular onboard deck barbecue
- Onboard entertainment, including local performances in most regions
- 24-hour room service
- Fully equipped Watersports Platform, use of all watersports equipment included (dependent on port and weather conditions)
- Access to the Open Bridge
- Champagne welcome reception
- Beautiful Sail Away from every port
Greek Isles, Turkey & Black Sea
The Acropolis at sunset. A moonlight supper at the ancient Celsus Library in Ephesus. The Minoan eruption of Thira, where some say the ruins of Atlantis are hidden. Like arms joined in a syrtakis dance, one incomparable experience follows another across the Aegean and the Black Sea, and your white yacht gives you a front row seat to it all. Compare the rich blue of Santorini with that of the Iznik tiles in Istanbul's Blue Mosque. Get deliciously lost in the labyrinthine lanes of medieval Rhodes. Cross the Dardanelles and Bosporus like the voyagers of old, waving first to one continent and then the other.
Italy with Windstar
What can you make of a nation that can turn cold marble and cowhide into unbelievably lifelike statues and fabulously fashionable footwear? Imagine then, what Italy can add to an already exquisite voyage on a Windstar yacht - that work of art floating in the harbor. There are so many wonders here it's hard to know where to look. They appear on every street corner, in every roundabout, on ceilings, in floors, in the landscapes of Tuscany and the Amalfi Coast. Even the place names - Gulf of Poets, Coast of Flowers - are lovely.
A different set of rules applies in the Mediterranean. Time is measured in centuries, not minutes. The moon bathes in the canals of Venice. And Greek gods live on in a sky full of constellations. Surrounded by wonders like the Pieta and David, the magnificence of Cinque Terre, the culturally transcendent Alhambra, it is easy to believe there is something magical at work here. Something that kisses grapes and transforms them into divine wine, turns Riviera beaches to gold in the last light of day, and gifts you with a beautiful white yacht to see it all. Book your Mediterranean cruise early to enjoy Free Included Amenities!
Words like moor, fjord, crag, and tundra were born in this land, because no existing vocabulary could adequately describe these extraordinary landscapes. These regions could just as easily have coined a term for ambrosial summer evenings at seaside cafes, Faberge palaces of amber and gold, and storybook cities crisscrossed by canals and flower markets, all of which are here in abundance. But as your elegant yacht traces its way through enchanting fjords and forgotten archipelagos, you won't need words. You are speechless.
Windstar Cruises Awards:
Best Service - Star Breeze
By Cruise Critic Cruisers' Choice Awards 2016
Most Romantic Cruise Line
By Porthole Cruise Magazine Readers' Choice 2015
#3 World's Best Cruise Line in Small Ship Cruising
By Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice 2015
#1 Best Cruise To Greece
By Islands Magazine Editor's Picks 2015
Best Small Ship Cruise Line in World's Best Cruise Lines Awards
By Travel + Leisure 2015