Windstar Cruises announces 2014 winter deployment
Windstar Cruises is launching its collection of 2014 Caribbean and Costa Rican voyages with 2-for-1 cruise fares, plus bonus savings up to $1,000 per stateroom when booked by December 29, 2012. Guests can experience the freedom and panache of their own private yacht, with all the comforts of a luxury cruise ship, all while sailing on the warm breezes of the tropics.
Three eclectic Caribbean itineraries and two exotic Costa Rican itineraries comprise the collection which is offered December 2013 through March 2014. It’s the perfect time to explore the hidden harbors and pristine beaches of the Caribbean, with every voyage offering Windstar’s signature beach barbecue, an exclusive party thrown on shore in true Windstar style. Guests can also enjoy the tropical waters right from the yacht, with Windstar’s Watersports Platform which offers sailing, waterskiing, wakeboarding, kayaking, paddleboarding, and other water games.
Windstar’s Caribbean Sailings:
Flavors of the Caribbean
Get a taste of diverse Caribbean islands, sailing from Dutch St. Maarten to French-influenced Martinique. Seven-day sailings on Wind Surf, Windstar’s flagship, round trip from Philipsburg, St. Maarten with visits to Le Marin, Martinique; Pigeon Island, St. Lucia; Roseau, Dominica; Les Saintes, Guadeloupe; and Basseterre, St. Kitts. Departures: December 14, 2013; January 11, 25; February 8, 22; and March 8, 22, 2014. Highlights include Martinique’s Piton Creve-Coeur volcano and scenic cruising past the Pitons.
Jewels of the Windward Islands
Sail to little-known isles that are off the tourist radar such as the unspoiled Grenadines and the rugged natural beauty of St. Lucia. Seven-day sailings on Wind Star round trip from Bridgetown, Barbados with stops at Pigeon Island, St. Lucia; St. George’s Grenada; Mayreau, St. Vincent and the Grenadines; Tobago Cays, St. Vincent and the Grenadines; and Bequia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Departures: December 14, 21, 28, 2013; January 4, 11, 18, 25; February 1, 8, 15, 22; and March 1, 8, 15, 22, 2014. Highlights include Grand Etang National Park on Grenada and scenic cruise past the Pitons.
Experience a yachtsman’s paradise while visiting exclusive ports like glamorous St. Barts and the enchanting British Virgin Islands. Seven-day sailings on Wind Surf, Windstar’s flagship, round trip from Philipsburg, St. Maarten, calling on Falmouth Harbour, Antigua (overnight); Soper’s Hole, Tortola, B.V.I; Jost Van Dyke, B.V.I. (overnight); Virgin Gorda, Prickly Pear Beach, B.V.I. (overnight); and Gustavia, St. Barthelemy. Departures: December 7, 21, 2013; January 4, 18; February 1, 15; and March 1, 15, 29, 2014. Highlights include local treasures at Soper’s Hole Wharf and a sail by The Baths.
Windstar’s Costa Rican Sailings:
Passage Through Panama
Explore the natural and man-made wonders of beautiful Costa Rica and the impressive Panama Canal. Seven-day sailings on Wind Spirit that depart from Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica or Colon, Panama visit Bahia Drake, Costa Rica; Golfito, Costa Rica; Isla de Coiba, Panama; Panama Canal Transit; and San Blas, Panama. Departures: December 8, 15, 22, 29, 2013; January 5, 12, 19, 26; February 2, 16, 23; and March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 2014. Highlights include Corcovado National Park and Golfito’s rainforest.
Naturally Costa Rica
Dive, kayak, hike, or photograph through some of the world’s most diverse and exotic wildlife destinations. Seven-day sailings on Wind Spirit round trip Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica with visits to San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua; Playas del Coco, Costa Rica; Quepos, Costa Rica; Bahia Drake, Costa Rica; Curu, Costa Rica; and Tortuga Island, Costa Rica. Departures: February 9, 2014.