If megaships aren’t your thing, the intimate Wind Star sailing yacht might be just right for you. Its aim is to make you feel like you’re on your own personal yacht — even though you just happen to be sharing it with 147 other passengers.
At the sail away party, you can relax on the open deck as computer-controlled sails unfurl at the push of a button. The stern deck, with a pool and bar, is the ship’s hub. Come evening, the buffet morphs into an alfresco grill called Candles.
Inside, you’ll find more than you would expect on such a small vessel. There are two more restaurants — the à la carte Amphora and the indoor/outdoor buffet eatery Veranda serving breakfast and lunch — plus a roomy lounge, a small gym and spa, and a library.
Wind Star underwent the first phase of Windstar’s planned Wind Class Refresh in 2023 with significant enhancements to the pool deck, expanded lobby, and redesigned spa and entertainment lounge. During a second phase in 2026, the ship’s staterooms and restaurants will be refreshed.