Windstar Cruises has released an itinerary beginning in winter of 2023. Beach Fun & Sun: A Remote Caribbean Getaway has seven days on some of the more beautiful islands in the Caribbean, including stops in St. Maarten, Antigua, St. Barts, Anguilla, Jost Van Dyke (overnight), Virgin Gorda, and Tortola. The Nov. 4 sailing only will take place on Windstar’s all-suite Star Pride. Eight departures are aboard the 342-guest classic sailing yacht Wind Surf.
The yachts’ Watersports Platforms (which allow guests to jump from the yacht into the sea) will be operational daily on these cruises, except for embarkation/disembarkation days, so the sailings will be focused on beaches, swimming, watersports, and snorkeling.
Current rates are from $2,599 per guest. Beach Fun & Sun can be combined with Windstar’s Classic Caribbean for a two-week cruise, as the itineraries alternate and depart from St. Maarten. Classic Caribbean includes stops in Dominica, Guadeloupe, St. Kitts, and Nevis, as well as a repeat in St. Barts.
“We created this itinerary specifically for people who like to spend time enjoying some of the best tropical beaches, swimming and watersports activities,” said Windstar Cruises’ President Christopher Prelog. “Our small yachts visit scenic Caribbean islands for a peaceful, relaxing vacation away from crowds.”
The small ship cruise line just relocated its offices to Miami from Seattle, with a grand opening this past June, which makes the sailings particularly meaningful to Windstar staff and crew. Jungles & Jewels of the Central American Coast stops in Key West before heading to Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and Honduras, then returning to Miami. The new Central America & the Panama Canal Revealed cruise brings guests from Miami to Mexico, Belize, Honduras, Costa Rica, and Panama.
Starting winter 2023, Windstar is introducing a new, seven-day round trip Costa Rica cruise itinerary (from Puerto Caldera) called Naturally Costa Rica, including inaugural calls in San Juan del Sur and Corinto in Nicaragua. Current rates start at $2,699 per guest. The new option combines with a Windstar Panama Canal itinerary for a 14-day adventure in the region.
Other returning Caribbean itineraries include Windward Island Surfs & Sunsets, a seven-day roundtrip San Juan sailing that’s a quick escape up and down the Windward Islands; Windward Ways & Tobago Cays, sailing through the Windward and ABC Islands; Yachtsman’s Caribbean, a classic voyage to the Caribbean’s private yachting scene.
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