Ship: This is a luxurious couples only, upscale sailing ship that feels like you are yachting. The feel of the ocean breezes under sail carries just 312 pampered guests in 154 total staterooms: 31 ocean-view suites, 2 Bridge Suites and 123 deluxe ocean-view staterooms Amenities include flat screen TVs, DVD/CD players, Bose Sound Docks, minibar, terry-cloth bathrobes,and large desk/makeup tables and large ocean view windows.
The Restaurant provides an unpretentious, elegant atmosphere in which to enjoy phenomenal food, excellent wines, and impeccable service. My favorite time of day is the early morning breakfast or lunch with breathtaking views from the open air seating on the Veranda. Floor to-ceiling windows, indoor and outdoor seating, and sumptuous breakfast and lunch buffets with a made to order a La Carte menu with nice portioned sizes, 24 Hour In Cabin Dining is available around the clock.
Itinerary: no matter what the itinerary the beauty of the Windstar is to go to places where the larger ships cannot. So no hustle bustle of the large crowds. Many times anchoring off shore and being tendered in by small boats asking you ashore to quaint out of the ways places or chic european Islands in the Caribbean like the french Island of St. Barts for ultimate shopping and beautiful beaches.This itinerary took us through the British Virgin Islands where you anchor off shore amongst beautiful small islands and breath taking scenery amongst small sail boats ( at least next to ours) Go barefoot in the sand, swim in the crystal clear turgouise blue waters, have a drink at the famous Soggy dollar bar on Jost Van dyke. There is a sports deck off the back of the as well. They will lend you snorkel gear and the snorkeling is great too!
Experience: You have to go on a Windstar Cruise “at least” once and then you will be hooked! It is like sailing on your own private yacht. With only 153 cabins it is easy to meet other couples and make long lasting friendships. The au natural and lifestyle takeover allows for freedom to relax and let your inhibitions go and indulge at your own pace, meeting other fun like minded couples. The staff and service is more personalized and they get to know you by name. A very special evening is an extravagant BBQ night on the back decks with elegantly appointed candle lit tables under the stars. They grill fresh Caribbean Lobster, shrimp, various meats etc. And yes you can go back for seconds or thirds.