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The finest luxury and amenities on small ship, yacht-style cruises.

Offering the finest luxury and amenities on small ship, yacht-style cruises, Windstar can take you to the world’s best destinations.

The first moment you step onboard any Windstar yacht you realize, “This is like nothing I’ve ever done before.”  And then it dawns on you – “This feels like my own private yacht, easy-going and unregimented.”  Everything about Windstar’s style of small ship cruising – smaller ports, pampering without pretense, freedom to do what you want, when you want – is all about you.  The service is welcoming and intuitive, with the same casual elegance you feel throughout the yacht.  The destinations?  Windstar doesn’t just take you to a place, Windstar puts you in a place, brings you closer to the world.  That’s something only a small ship can do – and Windstar does it better than anyone on earth.  Every moment is filled with magic – give it a try.

The Ship

New to the Windstar Family as of Spring, 2015, the Star Legend comes in at just the right size, large enough to pamper you without pretense and entertain you in luxury cruise style.  And with only 212 guests, the Star Legend us small enough to tuck into hidden harbors and tiny coves large ships can’t reach.  Clean, contemporary design will welcome you to all suite luxury with casually elegant style.  

Yacht Facts:

  • Capacity: 212 guests
  • Suites: 106 suites, all outside with ocean views (277 square feet)
  • Owner’s suite: 106 suites, all outside with ocean views (575 square feet or 530 square feet)
  • Classic suites: 4, with private verandas (400 square feet)
  • Balcony suites: 36, with French-style balconies
  • Ocean view suites: 64, with picture windows (277 square feet)
  • Decks: 6 guest decks
  • Crew: 140 international staff
  • Ship’s registry: Bahamas
  • Length: 440 feet
  • Draft 16.5 feet
  • Beam: 63 feet
  • Tonnage: 9,975 gross registered tons (grt)
  • Propulsion: Twin propeller, driven by four
  • Bergen marine diesel engines
  • Speed: Cruising speed 15 knots

The Ship Photo: Windstar


There’s no place like home – especially when it feels like your own private yacht.  Each suite is ocean facing, and designed for ultimate comfort.  From the plush leather headboard to the fine Egyptian linens and marble bathroom.  Enjoy the thoughtfully designed spaces, with every modern convenience and the luxurious touches just for their pleasure.  Everything is made to order for your enjoyment.  Soft Lighting.  Beautiful artwork.  Airy, sophisticated colors in a palette of marine tones and warm woods, or the inviting, contemporary furnishings.  Every suite has been redesigned to Windstar’s exacting standards and matchless style.  Go ahead and enjoy an invigorating shower, then wrap up in your waffle-weave robe and slippers, savor a treat from the fresh fruit bowl, or simply stretch out and enjoy the fresh flowers.  So you know, all suite accommodations feature:

  • Queen Size Bed with Luxurious Linens
  • Waffle Weave Robe and Slippers
  • Flat Screen TV and DVD player
  • Fully-Stocked Mini Bar/Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Direct Dial Phone
  • L’Occitane Bath Amenities
  • Wi-Fi (internet cards can be purchased at reception)
  • Fresh Flowers
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Granite vanity with magnifying mirror
  • Walk-in closet and ample drawer space
  • Bathroom with granite, full-size tub, and shower
  • 110/220 Outlets
  • Ocean view

With a choice of a Gracious Balcony or Ocean view suites, Classic Suites, or Owner’s Suites, you will be sure to find a space to call your own.

Accommodations Photo: Windstar


Every meal is just what you’d expect on your own private yacht – perfect.  You’re free to eat when, where, and with whomever you please.  And, please, don’t bother to pack the tux, the formal wear, or even a sport coat.  Casually elegant is the rule of the day – where you stay casually comfortable and we’ll provide every elegant touch.  The cuisine is exquisite ... a unique creation of light and savory entrees using fresh native foods and tropical accents, prepared exactly to your liking, and served in your favorite setting. 

  • AmphorA Restaurant: Our signature fine-dining restaurant, AmphorA, has been completely redesigned with inviting circular booths and plus banquette seating.  It features a world-class menu – from local market derived specialties to celebrated culinary favorites – accompanied by an extensive wine list and served on elegant Rosenthal china and Riedel stemware.  The setting is elegant, yet relaxed.  No jacket or ties required.  Open for continental breakfast and dinner.
  • Veranda: Epicurean displays, an inviting buffet, plentiful outdoor seating, and beautiful lighting underscore Veranda’s new look – the restaurant’s open-air terrace creates the perfect spot for guests to enjoy breakfast and lunch al fresco.  And the cooking station provides guests with made-to-order dishes.
  • Candles: The outdoor seating area of Veranda transforms into Candles in the evening, where on-deck dining by candlelight highlights every voyage.  This poolside grill accommodates 30 guests for dinner, offers al fresco dining on favorite seafood and steak-house grilled specialties and a romantic ambiance unmatched in any venue on sea or shore.  Reservations are required.
  • The Yacht Club, a Windstar favorite, is a casual place to gather for informal dining.  All your favorite gourmet sandwiches, snacks, and beverages are available throughout the day and evening, prepared precisely to your liking and served in impeccable Windstar Style.

Dining Photo: Windstar


A day on board your Windstar yacht is a day of choices, all of them good.  Perhaps you’ll begin with a relaxing massage in WindSpa.  Or maybe an invigorating workout in the Fitness Center.  Even better, why not both?  After a sumptuous lunch in Veranda, make a splash from the Watersports Platform off the yachts stern.  Everything you can think of for fun in the water is there – swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, sail-boarding, even water skiing.  And it’s all complimentary, of course.  Sun yourself on deck, take a dip in the whirlpool, then catch up on email or grab a DVD for your suite in the Library.  After dinner, try your luck in the Casino and dance to live music in the lounge.  This is your yacht, so of course you’re welcome on the Bridge, where the Captain and officers are delighted to share charts, routes, and vistas with you. As you prepare for another amazing Windstar day, enjoy a nightcap anywhere you like – on deck, in the lounge, or why not let us bring it directly to your suite.

Each day is filled with larger-than-life memories.  They can be as special as our deck barbecues, elaborate sunset celebrations followed by music and dancing under the stars.  Every Windstar voyage includes an exclusive private event, where you will be our guest for an experience designed just for you, to take you closer to the people and places of the world.  From a champagne and dessert reception in Monte Carlo’s legendary Grand Casino, or a private beach party on Prickly Pear Island, the magic is waiting.

Activities Photo: Windstar


Make your cruise as inclusive as you like.  One call.  It’s that simple.  A single call to your travel professional can take care of every aspect of your vacation – air travel, ground transportation, shore excursions, pre- or post-cruise experiences and extensions, the right insurance to secure your peace of mind.  It’s all as easy as a phone call.

  • Personal Onboard Laundry Service:  Pack light when you add our convenient 24-hour onboard professional laundry service.  Simply leave your laundry outside your suite before you retire and it will be waiting for you, crisp and clean, when you return from your day’s explorations.  It adds the easy to our easy-going style.
  • Spa Services: As you enter the hushed atmosphere of our Windspas, you’ll feel every last care gently melt away.  Maybe you’ll try a hydralift facial or a new color on your toes.  Maybe you’ll surrender to the transformative power of a relaxing massage.  With one of the highest crew-to-passenger rations at sea, you will find yourself in the enviable position of never having to lift a finger. Please book spa appointments with the hotel manager once you’ve boarded your yacht.
  • Shore Excursions: Get closer to the history, culture and cruises of every destination in Windstar Style.  From artfully crafted and amazing authentic shore excursions to a variety of hotel and land package options to extend your pre- or post-cruise experience, relax and enjoy Windstar’s exception service on cruise. 
  • Land Tour: Add a Windstar Land Excursion Package before or after your cruise, including hotels and fascinating tours that enrich your vacation experience.  You can try the zip line in a Costa Rican Rainforest, take a hot air balloon to view the fairy chimneys in Cappadocia, thrill to the beauty of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, see the sun rise over Angkor Wat … the world is yours to explore.

Services Photo: Windstar

Vacation Side Travel

Steven Talbott
Vacation Side Travel

533 Church St Ste #278
Nashville, TN 37219

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