Offering the best of both worlds, the four-masted Wind Spirit sailing yacht feels adventurous but is actually quite cushy. The 148-guest ship was last been refurbished in 2017 and is scheduled for a redesign in 2025 when Windstar’s Wind Class Refresh will revamp the vessel’s lobby, create a new pool and larger pool bar, add new teak decks and a new World Spa by Windstar, and redesign the main lounge and staterooms.
Wind Spirit doesn’t offer the kind of adventure cruise where you climb the masts and help pull up the sails. Instead, you sit back and enjoy the show from the comfort of a chaise lounge as the computer-controlled sails rise and fall at the push of a button. The open deck at the stern is the place to be as you cruise between islands, taking a dip in the pool and soaking up views that go on for miles. While Wind Spirit feels gloriously intimate, it’s big enough for two restaurants, a lounge, and a library. There’s even a small gym and spa. The 188-square-foot cabins fit in a lot of amenities, including minibars, with all soft drinks and bottled water included in the fares.