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Small Ship U.S. Coastals


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.

Close Encounters
It’s easy to overlook destinations close to home, but North America has a lot to offer, from scenery to history to incredible culture. Join us on a U.S. Coastal cruise and find out why the U.S. is one of the most popular tourism destinations in the world.
Beyond Ordinary - Smaller ports
On a Windstar cruise, you don’t just travel to the tourist hotspots, you visit smaller, out-of-the-way ports of call that offer a more authentic experience. Ports like Cap aux Meules, where Acadian traditions and architecture have survived for centuries. Louisbourg with its namesake fortress, the largest fortified town outside of Europe. And Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where 70 percent of the original colonial buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries continue to greet visitors with their colorful façades.
More Time, More Exploration - overnights
Some of the places we visit have so much to see, they demand more time. That’s why you’ll frequently find late departures and overnight stays on our itineraries. On U.S. Coastal cruises, for example, stay late in Halifax, giving you time to explore the Bay of Fundy with its incredible tides, postcard-perfect Peggy’s Cove, Titanic history, or the UNESCO Grand Pré National Historic Site. Quebec City also demands a longer stay with its charming Old Town, historic battlefields and beautiful Montmorency Falls.
Staying Close to Home
Foreign cultures, colorful history, delicious cuisine. You don’t have to go abroad to have a great vacation, you can find it all right here on a Windstar voyage along the U.S. coastline. With convenient U.S. and Canadian departures, you can reach your stateroom or suite in record time and start enjoying all the things you love about Windstar cruising. Plus, you’ll develop a new appreciation for just how diverse and appealing our coastal regions are as you discover them for the first time from the water.

James Beard Foundation: Southeast Canadian Explorations

Port to port
Montreal to New York City
12 Days
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Southeast Canadian Explorations

Port to port
Boston to Montreal
11 Days
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