Hidden harbors. Legendary landmarks. Everything that makes the Mediterranean magical. This cruise voyage has it all. The colorful kaleidoscopes of Rome and Barcelona invite you to celebrate their high-spirited energy, while the seductive scent of oranges and olives that perfumes the enchanting islands of Elba, Corsica, Mallorca and Menorca entices you to explore their seductive secrets. From the wild green mountains of Mallorca to the striking white pebble beaches of Portoferraio – let us delight your senses and ignite your imagination.
• Tour Barcelona’s festive Las Ramblas and Gaudí’s renowned La Sagrada Familia, one of the city’s many World Heritage Sites
• Visit the cultural landscape of UNESCO site, Serra de Tramuntana
• Peruse the bustling morning market in Bastia
• View the beautiful flowers and small churches along Portoferraio's 91 miles of coastline - where Napoleon was "exiled"
• Discover the hidden piazzas and ancient UNESCO sites of Rome
• Stand on deck as you cruise in to Mahon with one of the deepest natural harbors in the world
“Every call is just a bit different, with its own unique flavor.”
Our Storyteller: Kelly Hubbard
Director, Product Development
Kelly Hubbard has spent her career in the travel industry and, when pressed, honestly cannot think of anything else she’d rather do. For nearly 10 years she has crisscrossed the globe in search of new tours and engaging shore experiences for Windstar guests, and also plays an integral role in planning the itineraries. Kelly’s travels have taken her to the Mediterranean “more times than I can count,” including all around Spain, France, and Italy. Her favorite souvenirs: “Wine, olive oil, and beautiful scarves.” Must-order meal: “Tapas Jamon and olives in Spain; pasta is a given in Italy. In France, I keep it basic: local meats and cheeses, and amazing fresh breads.” Travel must-have: “My little point-and-shoot camera … I see so much so fast, the photos are like a journal at the end of my trips.”
Shop for foodstuffs in Bastia — “I love to browse the beautifully displayed stalls at the central market, and always bring a few bottles of the local wine home to share with friends”
Explore Calvi’s 13th century Citadel and rampart walls, then get a different perspective from the café-lined promenade along Landry Quay
Head out into the scenic countryside of Portoferraio for a wine and cheese tasting at La Chiusa Estate, which overlooks the harbor — “It’s the perfect spot for a selfie with Wind Star in the background”
Contemplate the Colosseum and other timeless treasures of eternal Rome — although Kelly’s favorite thing to do is “sit at an outdoor café in one of the squares, sip a glass of nice local wine, and just people watch”
*Rates shown are per person, based on double occupancy, reflect all discounts and include non-discountable amounts. Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses are additional.