Marine-life rich Sea of Cortez. Dramatic beaches and coastlines.
Fiestas are a way of life in Mexico, fitting for a country with so much to celebrate. A virtual aquarium offshore in the Sea of Cortez. Mayan temples bathed in desert light and shadow. Cuisines and coastlines that marry the smooth and soothing with the surprisingly sharp and dramatic. Come in search of trophy marlin, an authentic mole, the perfect beach, and find them all in Mexico. Along with an all-suite white-and-teak ship to frame each stunning sunset.
Cozumel to St. Maarten - 11 Days
Cruise through the Greater Antilles discovering magical places that fell off the map and tiny gems that were never on it in the first place. Skip the crowds of Montego Bay and Ocho Rios and head instead for the silver screen beauty of Port Antonio, “discovered” by Errol Flynn and then long forgotten. Enjoy the retro-Caribbean vibe of Grand Cayman and the undersea wonderland of La Romana. Sink into the sand on perfect white beaches, dive to pirate shipwrecks, swim beneath waterfalls wrapped in jungle and fall in love with a Caribbean you didn’t know still existed.
Colón to Cozumel - 8 Days
West of the well-traveled Caribbean, even further west than the Cayman Islands and ABC Islands, lies a handful of scattered cays and mainland ports that combine Caribbean charm with Latin appeal. This is where you’ll find the Mayan legacy of Chacchoben. Where you’ll see chalk-white beaches and rainbow-hued corals, shimmering underground waterfalls and howler monkeys swinging through the rainforest canopy. And where only small ships like Wind Surf give you access to tiny unspoiled islands like Isla San Andres.
Miami to Puerto Caldera - 21 Days
Calling all nature lovers and independent-minded souls who like to explore off the tourist track—this is the cruise you’ve been looking for. With six ports in Costa Rica and five in Panama (plus a full Canal transit with onboard Historian you’ll want to bring comfortable shoes, a good camera and an adventurous spirit. The terrain varies from marshy Everglades to rainforest canopies, cloud forests to sparkling blue underground rivers—ready for you to explore by airboat, innertube, zipline and more. You never know when you might catch a glimpse of a resplendent quetzal or a shy spider monkey, not to mention the whales and dolphins of Golfo Dulce. With your Costa Rican Naturalist onboard for the duration of the cruise, you’ll always have someone to ask when you have a question. Our unique itinerary is designed for those who’d rather make tracks than follow them, taking you to seven small ship-only ports, most of which are Windstar exclusives. And when you’re not exploring Isla Parida in the middle of Chiriquí National Marine Park or remote Corcovado National Park from Bahia Drake, there are coffee plantations and Mayan ruins to discover, Embera Indians to meet, conch fritters to eat, and white-sand beaches to lie on devoid of noise or traffic.
Colón to St. Maarten - 19 Days
Begin in Colón by exploring the engineering wonder of the Panama Canal. In Bocas del Toro, soak up the laidback atmosphere and colorful clapboard houses before heading to Isla San Andres to swim with puffer fish and sea turtles at the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Snorkel and kayak with dolphins in the ocean playground of Roatan, and sample baleadas and pastilles with delicious Honduran coffee. Visit the howler monkey sanctuary in Belize City and explore the ancient Mayan ruins of Chacchoben on Costa Maya. Discover Cozumel’s Chankanaab, an eco-park with underwater caverns home to dolphins, manatees, and sea turtles.Experience Grand Cayman’s energetic art scene, with over 250 practicing artists. Explore Cayman Brac’s island-long bluff with caves, secluded beaches, and lush forests, and reach for the incredible Reach Falls from Port Antonio, Jamaica. Visit the Caribbean’s oldest city and largest botanical garden in Santo Domingo In Virgin Gorda, swim in the underground pools known as “The Baths,” and complete your journey with Dutch treats and French delicacies in the “Cuisine Capital of the Caribbean,” St. Maarten.
Cozumel to St. Maarten - 18 Days
Dive right into adventure in the underwater caverns of Cozumel’s Chankanaab eco-park — home to dolphins, manatees, and sea turtles. Then set sail for Isla Mujeres to wander the Mayan Temple of El Meco and Hacienda Mundaca ruins. On Grand Cayman, experience Stingray City, where you can feed and touch these mystical creatures. Explore Cayman Brac’s island-long bluff with caves, secluded beaches, and lush forests, and visit the marine life of Reach Falls from Port Antonio, Jamaica. Stroll the Caribbean’s oldest city and largest botanical garden in Santo Domingo, and discover white-sand beaches ringed by coral reefs on Isla Catalina. In Virgin Gorda, swim in the underground “Baths,” and sample Dutch and French culture in St. Maarten. Barbuda brings its signature pink sand while Roseau offers snorkeling in the bubbly waters of Champagne Beach. On Pigeon Island take in the Pitons volcanic peaks and discover the distinctive French charm of Les Saintes with an underwater world that’s attracted the likes of Jacques Cousteau. Visit Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park in lovely Basseterre and the chic island of St. Barts (look for celebrities). Return to St. Maarten, the Cuisine Capital of the Caribbean, for one last treat before you say au revoir.
Miami to Lisbon - 23 Days
Blend Floridian beaches with Mayan ruins and a relaxing transatlantic crossing to Portugal during this 24-day cruise that touches the ports and beaches of Florida, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Belize, the Azores Islands, and Portugal. Pick up an American novel for your journey as you explore Ernest Hemingway’s summer home, Judy Blume’s bookstore and Tom Corcoran’s memorable mystery settings throughout Key West. Wander sacred temples and examine ancient etchings among the dense jungle foliage surrounding Mexico’s Chacchoben Mayan Ruins. Walk between the towering sandstones of Quiriqua, massive carved Mayan mythological monuments in Guatemala. Glide above a shipwreck in the shallows off Roatan during a guided snorkel tour. Hop on a tube and float along an underwater river near Belize City. Before your transatlantic journey ends, you’ll visit Horta, the largest port in the Azores Archipelago and a community adorned with painted messages from mariners, one-of-a-kind waterfront boutiques and cool cellars stocked with exclusive local wines seldom shared with the rest of the world.
Colón to Lisbon - 23 Days
Renew your appreciation for all things wild and all things “you” on this voyage through the Western Caribbean and across the Atlantic. Explore the inner workings of the Panama Canal - that manmade wonder that carved a new chapter in humankind’s existence, and wander the ruins of forts charged with safeguarding Spanish treasure from pirates like Henry Morgan. Penetrate thick jungle that is still home to elusive jaguars, indigenous settlements, and hidden Mayan pyramids—whether you zipline through the rainforest canopy, boat through a maze of mangroves, or go tubing down an underground river, every angle fills you with awe. Let down your hair on incredible beaches and snorkel the fish-filled Belize barrier reef. Enjoy a rare slice of paradise on Isla de Providencia, so far off the beaten path there are barely 100 cars there. Soak up the glam of Miami’s Art Deco district, then cross the Atlantic to the hydrangea-covered Azores and Lisbon.