Windstar Cruises Announces 2017 Voyage Collection
Windstar Cruises has announced its impressive 2017 Voyage Collection with dozens of itineraries to choose from and two brand new sailings.
Cruise offerings span the globe from exotic Dreams of Tahiti cruises offered year-round to popular summer sailings in Europe such as Classic Italy & Dalmatian Coast and Lands of the Midnight Sun voyages. Two new 2017 itineraries in the Mediterranean feature the picturesque ports of Croatia, and due to popular demand, the award-winning line is deploying a second all-suite yacht to sail Around Iceland next summer.
Windstar Cruises has doubled its fleet in the last two years adding three all-suite yachts to complement three sailing ships, each serving an exclusive 148 to 310 guests in private yacht style. In 2017, Windstar’s fleet will collectively visit 150 ports in 50 countries with 13 of those ports being brand new for the luxury cruise line.
New 2017 Itineraries & Yacht Voyage Highlights
Quintessential Croatia: A new eight-day sailing aboard the 148-guest Wind Star provides four summer departure dates and several new port calls for Windstar, cruising roundtrip from Venice. Guests will see fairy tale castles and enchanting medieval villages in style while sailing on azure waters. The timeless magic of Venice, surreal rainbow colours of Plitvice Lakes National Park, and Dubrovnik’s incomparable city walls and Old Town are just a few of the highlights on the new voyage. Visits to the remarkable ports of Opatija, Korcula, and Zadar in Croatia, as well as Piran in Slovenia, make this a stand-out Mediterranean cruise only available by Windstar yacht.
Marvels of the Croatian Coast & Greece: Two new 12-day cruises sail on a Venice to Athens adventure aboard Wind Star. The voyage is a tour-de-force of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, with access to 11 on a single cruise – a Windstar record. In addition to history and stunning views, like Kotor’s incredible fjord-like bay, the itinerary is a feast for the senses with Italian pasta, Croatian seafood, and mezze delights from Greece.
New Panama Canal Private Event & Costa Rica Maiden Port: Windstar staff make it their job to create magical moments, always striving to achieve the perfect guest experience, unique and engaging. New for the 2016-17 winter-spring season, daylight transits of the Panama Canal allow guests to learn about the inner-workings of this modern engineering marvel. In addition, each sailing will celebrate the historic continental divide with a Captain’s Toast, live narration by a Naturalist, and local music and cuisine — all part of Windstar’s newest complimentary Private Event. Two eight-day Costa Rica and Panama Canal cruises aboard all-suite Star Pride and Star Breeze span the 2016-17 New Year’s holiday and feature an unusual call to Bahia Herradura, known as the fishing capital of Costa Rica, close to famous surf mecca Jaco Beach.
Two All-Suite Yachts Sail Around Iceland: A guest favourite and popular new addition in 2016, the 2017 Around Iceland sailings are offered on the luxe, all-suite Star Legend and Star Pride, allowing guests more date options when choosing their “private yacht.” The cruises sail roundtrip from Reykjavik on seven-day cruises while vacationers enjoy scenic cruising of remote fjords, raging waterfalls, and visits to small fishing villages as they circumnavigate this country.
New Scotland Departure: Also in Northern Europe, the Lands of the Midnight Sun sailings in 2017 will offer a new homeport departure from Edinburgh sailing to Reykjavik (and reverse) on two separate dates, in addition to a set of Dublin to Reykjavik (and reverse) options.
Enhancements to Year-Round Tahiti Cruises: Those planning an island paradise getaway will delight with more date choices in the South Pacific for Tahiti & the Tuamotu Islands sailings aboard the 148-guest sleek sailing yacht Wind Spirit. Starting in June 2017, the ship will switch to Thursday departure dates for year-round Dreams of Tahiti cruises. New Thursday departures will allow more flight options for departure and arrival for those planning tropical honeymoons and beach-oriented vacations.
For more information on Windstar Cruises 2017 voyage collection, please contact one of our Cruise Experts on 0800 008 6677.