Windstar Cruises reached a milestone with a record-breaking volume of bookings in July.
The award-winning line is celebrating the exceptional receptivity of new itineraries and sailing regions by guests and travel agents.
Windstar operates six small cruise ships that specialize in destination authenticity and immersive travel experiences.
“Windstar has been on a mission to provide the best in destination content and delivery. We offer the best itineraries in the business and more sailing regions than ever before. I’m grateful this combination is resonating with discerning travellers,” says Windstar president John Delaney, who took the helm at Windstar three years ago.
Windstar’s small ships now sail to 330 unique ports of call, a marked increase of more than 110% from just three years prior.
The line has added 200 new ports of calls and entirely new regions offering a diverse global deployment that features 50 new itineraries in 2020-21, including recently announced Australia/New Zealand cruises; the South Pacific Islands; Central America; Western Caribbean sailing from Miami; and smaller ports in Europe and Alaska.
Windstar itineraries emphasize local immersion by offering more time in port with late evening and overnight visits on 45% of itineraries, as well as 2,500 shore excursion including the Concierge Collection, designed around must-see attractions like UNESCO World Heritage sites.