STAR COLLECTOR: SOUTH CARIBBEAN SERENITY & COSTA RICAN NATURE

  • Wind Star
  • 28 days
  • Puerto Caldera to Bridgetown
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Star Collector: South Caribbean Serenity & Costa Rican Nature

  • Wind Star
  • 28 days
  • Puerto Caldera to Bridgetown
select departure date:
From $ 6,299* pp

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Jan 29 Sat
6:00 PM
 
Jan 30 Sun
7:00 AM
6:00 PM
 
Jan 31 Mon
8:00 AM
5:00 PM
 
Feb 1 Tue
8:00 AM
6:00 PM
 
Feb 2 Wed
At Sea
Feb 3 Thu
8:00 AM
5:00 PM
 
Feb 4 Fri
4:00 AM
6:00 PM
 
Feb 5 Sat
7:00 AM
5:00 PM
 
Feb 6 Sun
At Sea
Feb 7 Mon
9:00 AM
6:00 PM
 
Feb 8 Tue
11:00 AM
6:00 PM
 
Feb 9 Wed
At Sea
Feb 10 Thu
10:00 AM
11:00 PM
 
Feb 11 Fri
9:00 AM
9:00 PM
 
Feb 12 Sat
7:00 AM
1:00 PM
 
Feb 13 Sun
At Sea
Feb 14 Mon
1:00 PM
10:00 PM
 
Feb 15 Tue
8:00 AM
4:00 PM
 
Feb 16 Wed
8:00 AM
11:59 PM
 
Feb 17 Thu
10:00 AM
5:00 PM
 
Feb 18 Fri
9:00 AM
5:00 PM
 
Feb 19 Sat
8:00 AM
10:00 PM
Feb 20 Sun
8:00 AM
10:00 PM
 
Feb 21 Mon
8:00 AM
10:00 PM
 
Feb 22 Tue
8:00 AM
6:00 PM
 
Feb 23 Wed
At Sea
Feb 24 Thu
8:00 AM
5:00 PM
 
Feb 24 Thu
10:00 PM
11:59 PM
 
Feb 25 Fri
12:01 AM
2:00 PM
 
Feb 26 Sat
5:00 AM
 
SAT JAN 29
TO 6:00 PM Puerto Caldera

day 1 Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica


Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica
Located on the Gulf of Nicoya, the small town of Puerto Caldera is one of Costa Rica’s top attractions, perfect for travelers who like more off the beaten path destinations where the native Tico lifestyle can be experienced. It is the gateway to San Jose, Jaco and the big city of Puntarenas, plus Los Suenos and Tortuga Island. Carara National Park is nearby, the rainforest home to crocodiles, over 400 species of birds and is considered the most likely place to see scarlet macaws.
SUN JAN 30
7:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Quepos

day 2 Quepos, Costa Rica


Quepos, Costa Rica
The former banana-exporting town of Quepos is your basecamp for a day of rainforest adventure. Take a walk along trails that weave up to waterfalls, or ride horseback to a beautiful jungle pool. A float trip through a mangrove swamp populated by monkeys, crocodiles, egrets, and herons is also available. Or you may choose a nature walk through Manuel Antonio National Park, with its lovely beaches, easy trails, and abundant animal life. 
MON JAN 31
8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Golfo Dulce

day 3 Puerto Jimenez (Golfo Dulce), Costa Rica


Puerto Jimenez (Golfo Dulce), Costa Rica
Picture Jurassic foliage growing down steep hillsides all the way to the waterline, the hoots  of monkeys echoing through trees choked by orchids. Golfo Dulce is one of Costa Rica’s most biodiverse areas, where both the jungle and the sea brim with life. Explore the canals by kayak in search of javelinas, butterflies, and more bird species than in all of North America. This port is accessed with a wet landing.
TUE FEB 1
8:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Isla Parida

day 4 Isla Parida, Panama


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Located within a Nature Preserve of 50 islands, and part of Chiriqui Marine National Park lovely Isla Parida boasts magnificent beaches, one of which is over 1,300 feet long.  The crystal clear waters stay at 82 degrees year round and are filled with marine life. There are numerous hardwood trees like teak, mahogany, and eucalyptus, and fruit trees like mango, banana and coconut trees. Here you will be treated to Windstar's Signature Beach Party on a secluded beach that faces the Pacific Ocean.
THU FEB 3
8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Balboa / Fuerte Amador

day 6 Balboa / Fuerte Amador, Panama


Balboa / Fuerte Amador, Panama
One of the entrances to the Panama Canal on the Pacific side, Balboa/Fuerte Amador was founded in 1519 and is a short distance from Panama City.  In 2012 Balboa was ranked #1 in Latin America in the category of world's busiest container ports. Sightseeing highlights include the colonial homes, the Administration Building, the Goethals Memorial, the Prado, and the local handicraft markets of traditional Panamanian crafts.
FRI FEB 4
4:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Panama Canal

day 7 Panama Canal, Panama


Panama Canal, Panama
At nearly 48 miles long, on your transit through the Panama Canal you will enter three sets of locks that raise and lower the vessel 85 feet between the calm Pacific Ocean and the shimmering waters of the Atlantic. Your voyage features a daylight hours transit with numerous observation vantage points for outside viewing and comfortable indoor air-conditioned lounges. Expert onboard commentary enhances your journey as you watch the day to day workings of this bucket list experience. 
SAT FEB 5
7:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Colón

day 8 Colón, Panama


Colón, Panama
Explore the inner workings of the Panama Canal, head into the jungle to meet with Embera Indians, or take an aerial tram ride through the rainforest canopy. 
MON FEB 7
9:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Cartegena

day 10 Cartagena, Colombia


Cartagena, Colombia
Welcome to the sparkling city of Cartagena, where the gold and jewels of the Spanish Main awaited shipment across the Atlantic. No pirate could resist, nor will you be able to when you visit this historic city. The Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is surrounded by 400-year-old walls and contains a plethora of churches, fortresses, and restored colonial mansions. Outside the walls are more treasures: Climb the massive Castillo de San Felipe to investigate its maze of hidden tunnels, or shop for the perfect emerald.
TUE FEB 8
11:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Santa Marta

day 11 Santa Marta, Colombia


Santa Marta, Colombia
Romantic Santa Marta has it all: history (Colombia’s oldest city), natural beauty (from gentle bays and beaches to the highest coastal mountain range in the world), and its very own celebrity. Simon Bolivar  (“The Liberator”) is known as the George Washington of South America, and this was his Mount Vernon. Visit his beautiful estate or head to one of  the two UNESCO Biosphere Reserves nearby.  
THU FEB 10
10:00 AM TO 11:00 PM Oranjestad

day 13 Oranjestad, Aruba


Oranjestad, Aruba
Known for having some of the best beaches in the Caribbean, this Dutch port makes it easy to just … take it easy. Walk through town to choose your favorite carved wooden door, or spend the day like the Arubans do playing dominos at a beachside table. 
FRI FEB 11
9:00 AM TO 9:00 PM Willemstad

day 14 Willemstad, Curacao


Willemstad, Curacao
Savor the pastel colors of the historic UNESCO site Old Town and the way the elaborate Dutch gables cut baroque curlicues from the sky. It’s the perfect appetizer for a day of watersports or an adventure below ground at the magical Hato Caves—filled with eerie limestone formations and ancient petroglyphs.
SAT FEB 12
7:00 AM TO 1:00 PM Kralendijk

day 15 Kralendijk, Bonaire


Kralendijk, Bonaire
The ice cream colors of the stucco houses will draw your lens, as will the pink flamingos on the salt pans. But you’ll need a waterproof camera to complete the portrait since more than 400 fish species and 50 types of coral wait beneath the surface. 
MON FEB 14
1:00 PM TO 10:00 PM St. George's

day 17 St. George's, Grenada


St. George's, Grenada
Inhale the intoxicating aroma of the “Isle of Spice” as your eyes feast on what is widely claimed to be the most beautiful city in the Caribbean. Spend the day on 2-mile-long Grand Anse beach, and before you go, a taste of nutmeg ice cream is a must. 
TUE FEB 15
8:00 AM TO 4:00 PM Mayreau

day 18 Mayreau, St. Vincent Grenadines


Mayreau, St. Vincent Grenadines
With fewer than 300 inhabitants and miles of secluded beaches, it's easy to feel as if you're on your own private island. Saline Bay is a delightful anchorage that separates the Caribbean from the Atlantic - and a perfect place to play with some of the toys from the Watersports Platform. 
WED FEB 16
8:00 AM TO 11:59 PM Bridgetown

day 19 Bridgetown, Barbados


Bridgetown, Barbados
Jolly old England comes to life in the city and its garrison, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Further afield, you’ll find historic sugar plantations and the fairyland magic of Harrison’s Cave.
THU FEB 17
10:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Anse Mitan

day 20 Anse Mitan, Martinique


Anse Mitan, Martinique
Martinique offers a delightful and distinctive blend of French and Caribbean influences, with a bounty of historical sites, museums and a wide array of excellent shopping. Be sure to take a tour of the beautiful Jardin de Balata Botanical Gardens with exotic plants from around the world and a treetop walkway affording mountain views.
FRI FEB 18
9:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Deshaies

day 21 Deshaies, Guadeloupe


Deshaies, Guadeloupe
Situated near the Grand Anse beach, Deshaies has the deepest bay of all the Caribbean coasts with the best natural protection which made it a shelter for pirates of days gone by and is said to still be housing treasures on the Island. Grand Anse beach is one of the most beautiful of the islands with its over half a mile of fine golden sand and coconut palms.
SAT FEB 19
8:00 AM TO 10:00 PM Gustavia

day 22 Gustavia, St. Barthélemy


Gustavia, St. Barthélemy
Affectionately known as St. Barts, the Caribbean’s most chic island adds a French flair to Riviera-like beaches and duty-free boutiques. Walk past gingerbread cottages in search of celebrities, shop for designer fashions, or sip the island’s signature ti punch as kite surfers fly by. 
SUN FEB 20
8:00 AM TO 10:00 PM St. Maarten

day 23 Philipsburg, St. Maarten


Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Pastel-colored buildings and shops filled with tempting souvenirs herald your arrival to bustling Philipsburg. Situated near the harbor on the Dutch side of St. Maarten, Philipsburg owes its discovery to Christopher Columbus in 1493. Today, celebrated Front Street is home to a number of local Creole restaurants as well as jewelry stores, stylish boutiques, and lively casinos for visitors seeking an upbeat island experience.
MON FEB 21
8:00 AM TO 10:00 PM Basseterre

day 24 Basseterre, St. Kitts


Basseterre, St. Kitts
With Georgian architecture situated against an irresistible backdrop of emerald green hills, Basseterre is one of the loveliest of the Caribbean’s small capitals. Beyond town, more than a quarter of St. Kitts has been set aside as Brimstone Hill Fortress national Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 
TUE FEB 22
8:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Falmouth Harbour

day 25 Falmouth Harbour, Antigua


Falmouth Harbour, Antigua
It’s said that Antigua has 365 beaches – one for every day of the year. See how many you can discover as our stay in port stretches into the evening to accommodate them all. Watch the stars come out as darkness falls and imagine how residents of Andromeda must envy you.
THU FEB 24
8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Pigeon Island

day 27 Pigeon Island, St. Lucia


Pigeon Island, St. Lucia
The UNESCO site Pitons’ with their two majestic volcanic peaks and 24 miles of vibrant coral reef welcome you to St. Lucia. Nearby Pigeon Island National Park features impressive ruins of English forts, archaeological relics of Arawak Indians, and splendid beaches.
THU FEB 24
10:00 PM TO 11:59 PM Soufriere

day 27 Soufriere, St. Lucia


Soufriere, St. Lucia
Nestled in the shadows of the UNESCO Pitons, Soufriere represents the heart and soul of St. Lucia. The tiny town center is full of street vendors and stores and some of the best resorts on the island can be found here. Nearby are secluded waterfalls and the waters here boast some of the best diving around. Sights to see include the Edmund Rainforest Trail, fond Doux Holiday plantation, Robot Estate and the Gros Piton Nature Trail.
FRI FEB 25
12:01 AM TO 2:00 PM Soufriere

day 28 Soufriere, St. Lucia


Soufriere, St. Lucia
Nestled in the shadows of the UNESCO Pitons, Soufriere represents the heart and soul of St. Lucia. The tiny town center is full of street vendors and stores and some of the best resorts on the island can be found here. Nearby are secluded waterfalls and the waters here boast some of the best diving around. Sights to see include the Edmund Rainforest Trail, fond Doux Holiday plantation, Robot Estate and the Gros Piton Nature Trail.
SAT FEB 26
5:00 AM TO Bridgetown

day 29 Bridgetown, Barbados


Bridgetown, Barbados
Jolly old England comes to life in the city and its garrison, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Further afield, you’ll find historic sugar plantations and the fairyland magic of Harrison’s Cave.

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