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New look and new destinations from Windstar Cruises in 2013

Leading Windstar’s offerings for 2013 are seven entirely new voyages, each designed to provide guests with a unique sailing experience in extraordinary destinations.

The 2013 schedule is highlighted by two 11-night voyages, Footsteps of Faith, exploring origins of world religions between Athens and Alexandria, and Scandinavian Tapestry, which includes scenic sailing in the Norwegian Fjords and Stockholm Archipelago.

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Wund Surf is offering two Scandinavian voyages in the summer

New voyages also include intimate explorations through the British Isles, the French coasts and the Canary Islands.

Windstar Cruises’ three-ship fleet of luxury yachts explores hidden harbours and secluded coves of the world’s most beautiful destinations in the 2013 collection of luxury sailing voyages in the Caribbean, Costa Rica, Northern Europe, Italy, Mediterranean, Greek Isles and Transatlantic Crossings, with cruise only fares starting from just £1,199 per person.

All new furnishings & fittings


Along with an enticing collection of voyages, Windstar also unveils the complete $18m renovation of the line’s three sailing yachts – Wind Star and Wind Spirit, each hosting 148 guests, and Wind Surf, welcoming 312 guests.

All three yachts feature completely redesigned staterooms, owner’s suites, corridors and public spaces for 2013 sailings. The four-masted Wind Star and Wind Spirit also introduces new design in The Restaurant, Veranda, Lounge, Pool Bar, Library and WindSpa.

Wind Surf, a five-masted sailing yacht, features newly designed style in The Restaurant, Degrees, Veranda, Compass Rose, WindSpa, Yacht Club and Pool Bar.
The renovation brings a new level of casual elegance to Windstar’s landmark cruise experience, large enough to provide guests with world class service and entertainment, yet small enough to access small coves and hidden harbours larger vessels cannot reach.

Three new voyages in the Mediterranean

  • Casablanca & the Canary Islands: From the magic of Morocco to the tropical serenity of the Canary Islands, this voyage is a perfect blend of indulgences. Two seven-night sailings from Lisbon visit Casablanca, Agadir, Lanzarote and Las Palmas before finishing in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Depart 16 November on Wind Surf and 25 November on Wind Spirit. Cruise only fares from £1,618 per person for both voyages.
  • Provence & Cote d’Azur: Three seven-night sailings between Nice and Barcelona visit Cannes, Sanery Sur Mer, Marseille (overnight), Sete, Port-Vendres and Palamos. Depart 13 and 20 July on Wind Star and 10 November on Wind Spirit. Cruise only fares from £1,736 per person (based on the 10 November sailing)
  • Footsteps of Faith: This 11-night voyage through the Holy Land traces the mythologies of ancient Greece and Egypt to the Judeo-Christian traditions of today. Sailing onboard Wind Spirit the journey between Athens and Alexandria includes Patmos, Kusadasi, Rhodes, Antalya, Larnaca, Haifa and Ashdod (with visit to Jerusalem).  Depart 5 and 16 October. Cruise only fares from £3,592 per person for both voyages
  • Four new voyages in Northern Europe

  • Europe’s West Coast Odyssey: The dramatic coastline between Lisbon and Portsmouth challenges the imagination with terraced hillsides, soaring chalk-white cliffs, sweeping white sand beaches and the tower turrets of Mont St Michel.  Two eight-night voyages onboard Wind Surf include Lexio/Porto, Vigo, A Coruna, Brest, St Malo and Cherbourg. Depart 3 July and 7 September. Cruise only fares from £2,225 per person for both voyages
  • Idyllic British Isles: Explore England’s most charming counties, Devon and Cornwall, and the best of Wales and Ireland on this enchanting seven-night cruise. Wind Surf sailings between Portsmouth and Dublin visit Dartmouth, Falmouth, Scilly Isles, Milford Haven/Pembroke, Waterford/Dunmore East and Holyhead. Depart 11 July and 31 August. Cruise only fares from £2,340 per person (based on the 31 August departure)
  • Gaelic Explorers: From the pubs of Dublin to the castles of Edinburgh, this seven-night voyage includes hills and highlands, idyllic islands and lyrical landscapes. Two Wind Surf sailings between Dublin and Edinburgh visit Isle of Man, Portrush, Stromness, Invergordon and Peterhead. Depart 18 July and 24 August. Cruise only fares from £2,340 per person (based on the 18 July departure)
  • Scandinavian Tapestry: This eleven-night voyage between Edinburgh and Stockholm includes the stunning beauty of Norway’s fjords, as well as sparking Scandinavian capital cities and charming villages in the region’s heartland. Wind Surf’s itinerary includes Kristiansand, the Norwegian Fjords, Oslo, Marstrand, an overnight stay in Copenhagen, Warnemunde, Visby and Sandhamn. Depart 25 July and 13 August. Cruise only fares from £2,521 per person
  • More transatlantic optiions

    Transatlantic travellers may choose from a variety of sailings for 2013. Wind Surf sails from St Maarten to Lisbon on a 14-night crossing departing 30 March, and on a 14-night sailing from Tenerife to St Maarten on 23 November.
    Wind Star also offers two options, sailing eight nights from Colon, Panama to Hamilton, Bermuda on 30 March and from Hamilton, Bermuda, to Lisbon on 7 April.
    Wind Spirit will sail from Tenerife to Barbados on a 12-night crossing on 2 December.

    Posted on 24th February 2013 at 04:44 pm in Cruise News | Cruise Lines | Windstar Cruises |

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