Storied Surf of the Pacific to the Metropolitan Cities of the Atlantic
A land of contrasts. Vast geographical diversity. Distinct cultures within a culture. America’s two coasts could not be more different. From a small ship moorage in Sausalito to the bustling metropolis of Manhattan, join Windstar to experience the very essence of what makes the U.S. so unique. Explore the hotbed of American culture along the Eastern seaboard with the world’s most iconic skyline in New York, the rich history of Philadelphia, and the unmistakable Southern charm of Charleston. Discover the best of the wild West Coast known for its rugged natural beauty, laid back lifestyle and emerging food and wine scene as you visit the charismatic Northwest cities of Seattle and Portland, the marvels of San Francisco, and San Diego, the heart of Southern California surf culture.
Montreal to Boston - 11 Days
Quebec’s French-flavored history, Prince Edward Island’s anachronistic charm, the fusion of Acadian and Scottish cultures in Nova Scotia—each province distills its own blend of Old World and New, bucolic and urbane. Browse the shops and boulangeries along Quebec City’s picturesque Petit Champlain, the oldest street in North America. Fall under the spell of Charlottetown and Gaspe with their bright red covered bridges and Anne of Green Gables vibe, and Halifax with its lively pub culture and majestic Citadel.
San Diego to Puerto Vallarta - 10 Days
Vibrant colors, marine wildlife, and chilled cocktails are festive hallmarks throughout this 10-day cruise from San Diego to vibrant ports and lesser-known destinations along Mexico’s Pacific coastline. Roar across beige desert sands on ATVs and into the shadows of cocoa-hued, serrated mountain ridgelines, or snorkel beyond Chilano Bay’s surf near Cabo San Lucas during an overnight stay. Tread water amid gentle whale sharks near La Paz. Climb between red rocks and turquoise water pools in Tabor Canyon, or swim and snorkel near the Coronado Island sea lions of Loreto. Sip local red wine and nibble on artisan cheese within view of the Sierra Madres and take in a delicious meal of cheese quesadillas and chilled margaritas.
Puerto Vallarta to San Diego - 10 Days
Vibrant colors, marine wildlife, and chilled cocktails are festive hallmarks throughout this 10-day cruise from San Diego to vibrant ports and lesser-known destinations along Mexico’s Pacific coastline. Roar across beige desert sands on ATVs and into the shadows of cocoa-hued, serrated mountain ridgelines, or snorkel beyond Chilano Bay’s surf near Cabo San Lucas during an overnight stay.Tread water amid gentle whale sharks near La Paz and spend time climbing between red rocks and turquoise water pools in Tabor Canyon, or swimming and snorkeling near the Coronado Island sea lions of Loreto. Sip local red wine and nibble on artisan cheese within view of the Sierra Madres
San Diego to San Diego - 7 Days
Fine wines, vintage trolleys and American surf culture abound throughout this weeklong cruise abundant in Golden State splendors and Baja scenery. Sip and savor flavorful Mexican high desert red wines in wineries throughout Valle de Guadalupe near Ensenada. Sample dim sum and steaming teas along the ornate and historic streets of San Francisco’s Chinatown. Browse small art galleries and artisan shops along the placid marina waterfront in nearby Sausalito. Lose yourself in John Steinbeck’s rustic settings along Monterey’s Cannery Row. Gaze across the Carmel Bay’s rugged cliffs and admire the centuries-old Lone Cypress along storied 17 Mile Drive. Delve into the shady recesses of centuries-old Mission Santa Barbara adorned with Spanish colonial art, or listen to growling surf rock guitars as you dine on fresh seafood and sourdough bread paired with handcrafted ales in a warm and inviting waterfront bar or casual beachside restaurants.
Vancouver to San Diego - 22 Days
Sail among the evergreen reaches of British Columbia’s unspoiled Inside Passage. Gaze awestruck as Alaskan glaciers rumble and calve beneath the glassy surface of Misty Fjords and Tracy Arm. Admire California’s rugged coastline as you indulge in flavorful alder-smoked salmon paired with aromatic Columbia Valley Rieslings or fresh oysters and tart, Los Carneros sparkling wines. Linger late among the Portland skyline, sampling strawberry and raspberry notes in Willamette Valley Pinot Noirs, and watch the evening fog roll into Sausalito over a plate of fresh crab. This deliciously detailed 22-day cruise offers ample time for wandering waterfronts, mingling in farmer’s markets and rediscovering Alaska’s wild frontier history.
Miami to Puerto Caldera - 17 Days
Uncover little-known secrets and remote destinations throughout Key West and Central America during this remarkable cruise to the small ports like Puerto Limon and Isla San Andres, Mayan ruins and remote cloud forests throughout Mexico, Belize, Honduras, Panama, and Costa Rica. Hang out with the 6-toed descendants of Ernest Hemingway’s cats in Key West, Florida. Explore the weathered columns and altars of a Mayan civilization near Cozumel in Mexico. Sip sweet and fruity rum cocktails beneath a thatched roof along the waterfront of Belize City. Sample native ereba, a regional bread made with tapioca, paired with fresh fish in Roatan, Honduras. Take a guided daylight transit of the Panama Canal and learn about challenges and setbacks encountered by American and French engineers at the Panama Canal Museum. This remarkable journey concludes along the warm shoreline of Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica, where you can explore tropical rainforests at the nearby Carara National Park, or sit and watch surfers in the nearby town of Jacó.
San Diego to Puerto Vallarta - 17 Days
Relax amid the sun, surf, and sand defining the most scenic Pacific coastlines in California and Mexico during this remarkable 17-day cruise rich in delicious wines, regional cuisine, coastal wildlife and unforgettable ocean sunsets. Stroll San Francisco’s thriving Embarcadero and sip aromatic, fresh coffee from artisan roasters. Play vintage mechanical arcade games and sample creamy, handcrafted cheeses paired with sourdough bread in the Ferry Building. Float in a glass-bottom boat above flourishing kelp forests and darting schools of fish off Catalina Island. Hold hands while walking the warm sands of Lovers Beach prior to late dining and dancing on an overnight stay in Cabo San Lucas. Slip beneath the waves surrounding the island of San Rafaelito and swim among snapper and silvery sardine schools, then sail for remote Gaviota Island to watch thousands of stately herons and bright blue-footed boobies nesting above the azure Sea of Cortez near La Paz.
Puerto Vallarta to Papeete - 33 Days
Combine the beauty of Mexico’s contoured Pacific coastline with Polynesia’s steamy jungles and towering volcanoes during this richly rejuvenating 32-day journey across the romantic South Pacific. Hike the volcanic slopes of Coronado Island and catch glimpses of nesting sea birds near Loreto. Swim beside docile, 40-foot whale sharks close to La Paz. Pair a chilled pitcher of margaritas with a Pacific sunset and local seafood cuisine during an overnight stay in festive Cabo San Lucas. Your relaxing sea crossing aboard the newly transformed Star Breeze with her two new restaurants, new World Spa by Windstar and new elevated pool departs from cosmopolitan San Diego and arrives 10 days later in Papeete, Tahiti. Snorkel among rainbow-hued reef fish or dive among large lemon sharks in the Fakarava Biosphere Reserve. Discover the art of pearl cultivation at a black pearl farm near Rangiroa and shop for one-of-a-kind Tahitian jewelry and other souvenirs. Join a marine biologist off the coast of Moorea to observe and learn firsthand about dolphins and whales living throughout French Polynesia.
Complimentary Destination Discovery Event • Bora Bora: Celebration Festival
Papeete to Puerto Vallarta - 23 Days
Indulge in spectacular South Pacific sunsets as you visit tropical Tahitian rainforests and the sundrenched shores of California and Mexico during this unforgettable 23-day transpacific crossing with overnight port stays in Loreto and Cabo San Lucas. Savor misty, memorable moments exploring Tahitian lagoons and a 12-day sailing across warm South Pacific waters between Tahiti and bustling San Diego. Wander Balboa Park, dine on fresh and trendy California-style fusion cuisine, and get close to diverse wildlife at the world famous San Diego Zoo. Spend more time swimming with dolphins or relaxing on warm sandy beaches during an overnight stay in Cabo San Lucas. Snorkel above coral and bright angelfish near the white-sand beaches of San Rafaelito on the marine-life rich Sea of Cortez outside La Paz. Wander the weathered stone corridors of San Francisco Javier, a mission built in the mid-1700s that remained the best preserved on the Pacific Coast, then sample spicy and delightful culinary spreads of flautas, tacos filled with carnitas, and other authentic Mexican dishes.
San Diego to Vancouver - 10 Days
Ten days fly by as you take inventory of the West Coast’s most intriguing ports of call and cuisines. Small ship-only moorages in places like Portland alternate with grand dames like Seattle, San Francisco, and San Diego. Go wine tasting in Sonoma and Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Take a cable car to lunch in San Francisco’s Chinatown and taste wild California sardines at Monterey’s famous Cannery Row. From food trucks to fine dining, farmers’ markets to cooking classes that put you at the heart of the action, this is a cruise for people who have a taste for life and a thirst for adventure.