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Wind Star

Wind Star

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Part of the Windstar fleet, select Wind Star itineraries are available through Tauck. Wind Star is a sleek, four-masted sailing yacht that comfortably accommodates 148 guests and gives each one a feeling of owning a private yacht. Windstar Cruises provides its experienced cruisers with intimate vacations that offer great food and service. From the moment you step aboard this vessel, you're sure to enjoy the casual and intimate atmosphere that luxury sailing has to offer, including the award-winning service of Windstar's well-trained and ultra-attentive staff. Guests will see exclusive itineraries, featuring ports of call that larger ships cannot reach, allowing guests to explore the world in a more personal and authentic way.

Wind Star features over 10,000 square feet of spacious, teak decks; not typical for small ships. Guests will find hidden nooks on the main deck to help create a feeling of their own private verandah. All staterooms on the vessel have ocean views, with queen beds, Bose SoundDock speakers for Apple iPods, and a flat-screen TV with DVD player. Guests are sure to experience maximum comfort by avoiding crowds and regimen on a Wind Star cruise.

In addition to Windstar's casual voyage experiences, Wind Star offers a casual open dining time at two primary dining venues. Guest can make a reservation for Candles, a venue that features steaks, skewers and dining under the stars. The Restaurant offers delicious course-by-course, gourmet cuisine in the evenings. For those that would like to dine in the comfort of their suite or stateroom, there is an extensive room service menu available.

While sailing on a Wind Star cruise, guests are able to choose from a great variety of entertainment areas such as the casino, library, swimming pool, spa, fitness center, as well as lounge chairs on the Fly Bridge. Among the ship's bars and lounges are the Piano/Pool Bar where live music and cocktails are available, as well as the Skylight Main Lounge, that includes a bar and dance floor.

Wind Star Facts

Inaugural Year: 1986
Refurbished Year: 2012
Tonnage (GRT): 5,703
Country of Registration: Bahamas
Guest Occupancy*: 148
Crew: 90
Crew-to-Passenger Ratio: 1 to 1.6
Length: 440 feet
Beam: 52.1 feet
Draft: 14 feet
Passenger Decks: 4
Cruising Speed: 11 knots

Total: 74
Suites, with balcony: 0
Suites, without balcony: 1
Ocean View, with balcony: 0
Ocean View, without balcony: 73
Inside: 0

Accessible Staterooms: 0

Dining Type: Open

Casino: Yes

*Based on double occupancy
Ship Highlights

One of the two restaurants on board Wind Star, the outdoor, pool side venue Candles offers guests a great view, perfectly paired with alfresco dining and 5-star grill cuisine. Since it's outdoors, it's open based on weather conditions. Reservations are recommended.

The Restaurant
This is a wonderful restaurant that offers full-service, gourmet, course-by-course cuisine in the evenings of each Wind Star cruise. This breath-taking dining hall accommodates up to 250 guests and does not require reservations.

Those that would like to test lady luck while on a Wind Star cruise may end up spending time at the ship's casino. Among the games of chance available in the casino are poker, blackjack, roulette and slot machines. This is a great place to be at following an evening show.

Wind Star Cruise Deals

Check out the cruise deals that we have available on Wind Star cruises:
Best Value & Service on Tauck Cruises

Best Value & Service on all Wind Star Cruises!

Book any Wind Star cruise with us and you'll get the Best Value, along with our unparalleled level of customer service.

Contact us

If you'd prefer not to fill out this form, feel free to contact us using any of the following options:

Toll Free Phone: 1-866-214-7447 (U.S. & Canada)

Local Phone: 732-970-9142

International Phone: 001-732-970-9142


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All-Inclusive Pricing on Tauck Cruises

All-Inclusive Amenities on Wind Star Cruises

When you cruise with Tauck, virtually every small ship cruise expense is included in one upfront price. All shore excursions and gratuities on board are included! There are no little extras to pay for, no hidden expenses, no options sold. You get what you pay for, and then some.
No Booking Fees

No Booking Fees!

We do not charge booking fees on any cruises! You're sure to enjoy an affordable Wind Star cruise when booking with us!
Promotions on Wind Star cruises may not be combinable. Certain restrictions apply to each offer. View terms and conditions during the online booking process.

Wind Star Destinations

Here are the destinations Wind Star sails in. Call us at 1-866-214-7447 with any questions:
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Mediterranean cruises on Wind Star
Jump to: Suites - Oceanviews
Suites top
Owner's Suite Owner's Suite (Category 1)
Approximate Size: 222 square feet
Located on: Deck 1

Wind Star's most premium suite is located in a premier corner location on deck 1, presenting a wealth of amenities, and ensuring that each moment is pure bliss. Wake up wonderfully rested on the queen size bed with luxurious linens including waffle weave robe and slippers provided for maximum comfort. Enjoy the flat screen TV with DVD player, Bose sounddock speakers for Apple Ipods and Wi-Fi (for a nominal fee). For your convenience a fully-stocked mini bar/refrigerator, safe, direct dial phone can be found in your stateroom. Additional amenities include L'Occitane bath amenities, fresh flowers, fresh fruit, granite vanity with magnifying mirror and chair, spacious closets and drawers, bathroom with teak floors, granite countertop, and sink with shower.
Oceanviews top
Porthole Stateroom Porthole Stateroom (Categories A and B)
Approximate Size: 188 square feet
A located on: Deck 2
B located on: Deck 1

These spacious staterooms include a queen size bed with luxurious linens, waffle weave robe and slippers for maximum comfort, flat screen TV with DVD player, Bose sounddock speakers for Apple Ipods, fully-stocked mini bar/refrigerator, safe, direct dial phone, L'Occitane bath amenities, Wi-Fi (for a nominal fee), fresh flowers, fresh fruit, granite vanity with magnifying mirror and chair, spacious closets and drawers, bathroom with teak floors, granite countertop, and sink with shower.

All stateroom descriptions are subject to change. Photos provided are not guaranteed to accurately represent the room listed. Some staterooms in the same category may have different furniture arrangements or be a different size than listed. We reserve the right to correct errors. Please verify all details with the cruise line directly.

Wind Star Deck Plans

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Select Deck
Flying Bridge
Deck 4
Deck 3
Deck 2
Deck 1

Category Legend
1 Owner's Suite
A Category A
B Category B

The deck plans of Wind Star provided on this page are subject to change. We reserve the right to correct errors. Please verify all information with Windstar Cruises directly.
Deck 3
Wind Star Deck Plans

Wind Star Photo Gallery

Here's a look at some of the highlights of Wind Star:
For photos of staterooms, please click the accommodations tab provided above. Ship is subject to modifications.
The Veranda
The Veranda
The Restaurant
The Restaurant
Fly Bridge
Fly Bridge
The Lounge
The Lounge
Wind Spa
Wind Spa
Pool Deck
Pool Deck
Pool Bar
Pool Bar
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