Most people have dreamed of exploring the world in their own sailing yacht. The reality though, is that sailing is a lot of hard work and involves careful attention to detail and constant awareness. Very rewarding, but not exactly the "hands-free" vacation you were seeking? Try a Windstar Cruise where you experience the thrills of yacht sailing blended with what might be the most luxurious cruise vacation at sea. Imagine the romance of watching the crisp white sails unfurl on the open seas. The small, sleek yachts of Windstar® are designed for exploring the world quite literally from a different point of view. One that is up close, more unique and simply more exhilarating than any other cruise vacation. A voyage with Windstar promises the thrill of truly sailing the open seas in the relaxing luxury of your own private yacht. Each voyage includes a total of only 147 othe guests. The staterooms are outstanding offering bothe flat screen TV's with DVD player and IPOD Nanos. Each ship has a library with an extensive DVD collection and travel guides along with internet access.
A Windstar cruise vacation also provides the romantic adventure of exploring the world's historic ports and secluded harbors. Far away from obnoxious crowds, you're free to escape when you want and how you want. And leave your jacket and tie at the office if you wish. Windstar Cruises doesn't want formality to get in the way of true escape - recharging, reconnecting and relaxing.
Windstar Cruises visits such famed cities as Rome and Athens, while also having the opportunity to encounter the authentic local cultures in samll ports such as Porto Vecchio on Corsica and Villefranche on the Cote d'Azur. After a day of exploration, your Windstar yacht welcomes your return with a five-star dining experience, a luxurious onboard spa treatment at WindSpa which offers foor and ankle massages while you sunbathe, or simply a refreshing drink on the teak deck while you enjoy the breathtaking surroundings. Windstar Cruises also offers itineraries to Monte Carlo, Venice, the Greek Isles, and Turkey along with the Baltics. Recently they have also added sailings to St. Martin, Barbados, Costa Rica, Puerto Caldera, , Colon, Lisbon, Barcelona, Nice, La Havre, Tenerife, Oslo, Stockholm, Ashdod, and Istanbul. Windstar Cruises is also famous for the extra perks that hey offer such as complimentary transfers to hotels or the pier and the awesome Windstar yacht club parties and wine lovers will enjoy the Yachtsmen's Discovery Wine Program.
Each morning you will awake to L'Occitane en Provence products in your bathroom. Slip in the the comfy robe Windstar Cruises has provided and have breakfast in bed, or on your veranda. Make your way down to the Water Sports Platform, where you can choose to waterski, windsurf, kayak, or chart your own course in a Hobie Cat 2 person sailboat. Windstar Cuises is recognized each year as the leader among small ship cruise lines and even offers discount cruise vacations. In 2010, Windstar was recognized as Top Luxury Cruise Line by Islands magazine and World's Most Romantic Cruise for the sixth year in a row by Porthole Cruise magazine. Visit Windstar Cruises