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Windstar Cruises

180° From Ordinary

Windstar Cruises operates a six-ship fleet of small sailing and all-suite ships visiting approximately 330 ports in 2020 sailing throughout Europe, the Caribbean, Costa Rica and the Panama Canal, Asia, Alaska, Canada and New England, Central America, Mexico, US West Coast and cruising year-round in Tahiti. Windstar’s fleet is the market leader in small ship cruising with a total of 1,242 passenger berths calling on off-the-beaten-path and popular ports in over 60 countries. The boutique cruise line carries fewer than 350 passengers on its small ships and takes travelers on cruises that are 180 degrees from ordinary. They are known for their immersive and authentic experiences, unique, port-intensive itineraries, exceptional award-winning service, and innovative culinary program as the Official Cruise Line of the James Beard Foundation. Windstar Cruises is a part of Xanterra Travel Collection, known for “Legendary Hospitality with a Softer Footprint.”

Windstar Cruises is part of the Xanterra Travel Collection, a group of global hospitality and travel companies, one of which traces its history back over a hundred years of operating our country’s iconic national parks, including Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Glacier, Death Valley, and many others. Xanterra Travel Collection is owned by The Anschutz Corporation, the ultimate owner of the Broadmoor, Sea Island, and entertainment giant AEG, Anschutz Entertainment Group.

Our Mission & Vision

Mission: We imagine and deliver personalized and immersive experiences 180° from ordinary.
Vision: Enriching people's perspective through inspired travel.

United States Tour Operators Association

Windstar Cruises, as an Active Member of USTOA, is required to post $1 Million with USTOA to be used to reimburse, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program, the advance payments of Windstar Cruises’ customers in the unlikely event of Windstar Cruises bankruptcy, insolvency or cessation of business. Further, you should understand that the $1 Million posted by Windstar Cruises may be sufficient to provide only a partial recovery of the advance payments received by Windstar Cruises. More details of the USTOA Travelers Assistance Program may be obtained by writing to USTOA at 345 Seventh Avenue, Suite 1801, New York, New York 10001, or by email to information@ustoa.com or by visiting their website at www.USTOA.com

Meet Our Parent Company

Windstar Cruises is proud to be an affiliate of Xanterra Travel Collection, one of the world’s most environmentally responsible travel and hospitality companies. Recognized globally for extraordinary travel experiences which are gentle to our environment, Xanterra is proud to be a member of World Wildlife Fund’s respected Climate Savers program. Windstar is part of Xanterra’s Resorts, Cruise, and Tour division, which also includes Holiday Vacations, Country Walkers, and VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations. To explore Xanterra’s award-winning travel experiences, including lodges throughout our National Park System, visit their website.