7 Incredible Amenities You Can Expect On A Windstar Cruise

by Lauren Dana

7 Incredible Amenities You Can Expect On A Windstar Cruise

by Lauren Dana

Windstar Cruises takes small-ship sailing to the next level with its warm ambiance, luxurious staterooms, exciting culinary offerings, and value-packed amenities. Each ship has a distinct private yacht-like feel, offering passengers the chance to truly relax and unwind — sans any large crowds. Keep reading for the rundown on the cruise line's best amenities.

Windstar Cruises takes small-ship sailing to the next level with its warm ambiance, luxurious staterooms, exciting culinary offerings, and value-packed amenities. Each ship has a distinct private yacht-like feel, offering passengers the chance to truly relax and unwind — sans any large crowds. Keep reading for the rundown on the cruise line's best amenities.

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Every Room Has An Ocean View

On small-ship cruise lines, upscale accommodations are usually a given. Windstar, however, takes its staterooms to the next level by offering ocean views across every cabin category — whether it's via a porthole or private balcony. In other words, there are no inside cabins on board.

On small-ship cruise lines, upscale accommodations are usually a given. Windstar, however, takes its staterooms to the next level by offering ocean views across every cabin category — whether it's via a porthole or private balcony. In other words, there are no inside cabins on board.

 

 

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Regionally Inspired Spa Services

Treat yourself to globally inspired treatments at World Spa by Windstar. Offerings include Hawaiian Lomi-Lomi massages, a Northern Lights manicure and pedicure (which features a special soak made with Baltic-sourced seaweed), and a Remineralizing Glacial Mud Body Wrap inspired by Alaska — plus a handful of other unique services inspired by your favorite destinations. World Spa can be found on all Star-Class ships. 

Treat yourself to globally inspired treatments at World Spa by Windstar. Offerings include Hawaiian Lomi-Lomi massages, a Northern Lights manicure and pedicure (which features a special soak made with Baltic-sourced seaweed), and a Remineralizing Glacial Mud Body Wrap inspired by Alaska — plus a handful of other unique services inspired by your favorite destinations. World Spa can be found on all Star-Class ships. 

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Free Watersports

Each Windstar vessel is equipped with its own Watersports Platform, which is stocked with stand-up paddleboards, kayaks, snorkeling gear, windsurfs, and waterskis. Alternatively, skip the watersports and swim straight into the sea.

Each Windstar vessel is equipped with its own Watersports Platform, which is stocked with stand-up paddleboards, kayaks, snorkeling gear, windsurfs, and waterskis. Alternatively, skip the watersports and swim straight into the sea.

 

 

 

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A Restaurant Helmed By A Michelin-Starred Chef

Helmed by Michelin-starred chef Anthony Sasso, Cuadro 44 is arguably the cruise line's most exciting eatery. The restaurant serves mouthwatering tapas and traditional Spanish eats inspired by the chef's very own travels. Highlights include paella croquettes from Valencia, lamb chops from Catalonia, and a seafood gazpacho from Andalucia. You can find the restaurant on all Star Plus Class ships.   

Helmed by Michelin-starred chef Anthony Sasso, Cuadro 44 is arguably the cruise line's most exciting eatery. The eatery serves mouthwatering tapas and traditional Spanish eats inspired by the chef's very own travels. Highlights include paella croquettes from Valencia, lamb chops from Catalonia, and a seafood gazpacho from Andalucia. You can find the restaurant on all Star Plus Class ships.   

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An Open Bridge Policy

Ever wondered what it's like to be a cruise ship captain? If so, then be sure to take advantage of Windstar's open bridge policy. This neat perk offers cruisers the chance to stroll through the bridge, mingle with the captain, and ask questions.

 

Ever wondered what it's like to be a cruise ship captain? If so, then be sure to take advantage of Windstar's open bridge policy. This neat perk offers cruisers the chance to stroll through the bridge, mingle with the captain, and ask questions.

 

 

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 A True Taste of Local Culture

Any foodie will appreciate Windstar's culinary shore excursions. These activities, which are centered around local culture and cuisine, include winery, brewery, and distillery tours, along with chef-led cooking classes. Some sailings also offer Market Tours, where passengers can accompany the ship's chef to local markets while in port.

Any foodie will appreciate Windstar's culinary shore excursions. These activities, which are centered around local culture and cuisine, include winery, brewery, and distillery tours, along with chef-led cooking classes. Some sailings also offer Market Tours, where passengers can accompany the ship's chef to local markets while in port.

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Unlimited Fitness Classes 

While all cruise lines have onboard gyms and fitness centers, Windstar goes a step further by offering complimentary, instructor-led fitness classes. Passengers can choose from a variety of fitness classes, including indoor cycling and yoga out on the deck.

While all cruise lines have onboard gyms and fitness centers, Windstar goes a step further by offering complimentary, instructor-led fitness classes. Passengers can choose from a variety of fitness classes, including indoor cycling and yoga out on the deck.

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