Casually elegant small ship world - Windstar Cruises
After nearly 20 years of absence, Windstar Cruises returns to Alaska in 2018 with the 212 passenger Star Legend.
Star Legend, a 212 passenger luxury ship, is your elegant host on this journey. The experience is like sailing on your own private yacht with nearly a 1:1 staff to guest ratio, boasting all-suite accommodations and beautifully appointed public spaces such as the elegant AmphorA and romantic Candles restaurants. The classy and comfortable Yacht Club lounge located on the top guest deck is sure to be the place for spotting whale spouts and wildlife on the shoreline, as cruisers relax with a Captain’s Coffee and enjoy the 270-degree indoor/outdoor viewing opportunities.
Star Legend’s 106 suites offer more room than many hotels, with stylish décor, walk-in closets, marble bathrooms, L’Occitane® toiletries, and a tranquil seating area — all with a view. Alaska-bound travelers may choose from 106 suites, including 36 Balcony Suites with floor-to-ceiling sliding doors that bring fresh air and sweeping scenery indoors; or select one of 64 Ocean View Suites with large picture windows; or splurge on a decadent Owner’s or Classic Suite located just below the yacht’s Open Bridge, with a stunning view from the private veranda. Yacht guests will enjoy “destination authenticity” like only Windstar can deliver with regionally themed cuisine, libations, entertainment, speakers and activities, as well as personalized small group shore excursions, and always gracious and attentive service.
While many luxury cruise lines claim all-inclusive, Windstar stands alone by allowing you the freedom to make your experience as inclusive as you’d like. Pricing allows you to enjoy a variety of complimentary inclusions and then add on only what you want, without paying for your fellow travelers all-inclusive vacation.
While different than expedition cruising, Star Legend is the leader in small ship luxury cruising, Windstar recently won the “10Best” award as #1 Best Boutique Cruise Line voted on by readers of USA Today and was named to Condé Nast Traveler’s 2017 Gold List. Truly the private yacht style relaxed cruising!
Winstar boasts fresh, local , Delectable cuisine, delightful surroundings, inspired wine pairings... Create the most delicious memories while you are on a Windstar yacht. Whether your pleasure is dinner in the exquisite AmphorA fine dining restaurant, lunch alfresco at Veranda, or an indulgent dessert delivered to your room from our 24-hour room service menu, you always get to choose where to dine, no reservation required. The freshest local ingredients, seasonal produce, and amazing ingenuity go into each dish, made to order just for you.
With a relaxed ‘country club casual’ atmosphere, you’ll never have to don a jacket or tie!
When you're ready to make an appearance, the Lounge, Casino and Library are waiting to be explored. Take some "you" time in the tranquil WindSpa . . . enjoy a dip in the pool . . . work off that decadent dessert in the Fitness Center . . . and, of course, you are always welcome to visit the Bridge to examine navigation charts with the Captain.
Windstar's yachts are large enough to pamper and entertain you, yet small enough to feel like your private mega yacht!
Vancouver to Seward (Anchorage) - 12 Days
May 31, 2018, July 24, 2018, August 30, 2018
Fares from $4,099 per person, Taxes $915 per person
Witness the grandeur of Alaska’s premier glaciers: Mendenhall in Juneau, Kenai Fjords’ Harding Icefield, Tracy Arm’s twin Sawyer Glaciers, an optional flight over Glacier Bay. Discover Alaskan Native villages, Russian cathedrals, and Gold Rush history. Thrill as you watch a wild Brown Bear snatch a struggling salmon from a stream or a humpback whale breech off the bow. Cruise Misty Fjords and Kenai Fjords on the lovely Star Legend, waters beyond the reach of larger cruise ships.
Vancouver to Vancouver - 12 Days
July 12, 2018, August 18, 2018
Fares from $5,099 per person, Taxes $634 per person
Pass beneath the exquisite Lion’s Gate Bridge not once, but twice, with a panoply of splendid discoveries in between. The acclaimed Inside Passage with its forest-covered islands and wildlife. Tracy Arm and Misty Fjords, where you cruise surrounded by the familiar comforts of Star Legend while large cruise ship passengers board a smaller excursion boat. Ports like Ketchikan, Juneau, and Wrangell that dazzle you with the cultures, history, and outdoor adventures Alaska is known for.
Seward (Anchorage) to Vancouver - 14 Days
May 17, 2018, June 12, 2018, August 4, 2018
Fares from $5,199 per person, Taxes $953 per person
This is the Alaska you came to see: Frontier towns filled with Gold Rush history and Tlingit totem poles. Glaciers calving into majestic fjords. Brown bears, bald eagles, and whales feasting on salmon under the summer sun. On your 14-day voyage you also feast on adventures from dogsledding to flightseeing, and more ports and scenic cruising than most other Alaska cruises. And while guests on larger ships transfer to tour boats to cruise Misty Fjords and Kenai Fjords, you enjoy a front-row seat with all the comforts of your elegant all-suite yacht.
Tokyo (Yokohama) to Seward (Anchorage) - 13 Days
May 4, 2018
Fares from $2,099 per person, Taxes $459 per person
Explore Japanese ports that larger ships pass by, witnessing scenes that other cruise ship passengers never see. Jodogahama Beach, with its sharp white pine-covered pinnacles and mesmerizing jade-green waters. Hakodate’s star-shaped fort, where over a thousand cherry trees bloom in early May, just when you’ll be here. Indigenous Ainu people playing haunting music on a mukkuri at Kushiro’s Ainu Village. The sight of nothing but ocean and stars as you trace your wake across the Pacific.