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4-day Tuscany wine tour featuring Italy Badia a Coltibuono Winery and Capezzana Winery located in the beautiful rolling hillside of Tuscany

4-day Tuscany wine tour featuring Italy Badia a Coltibuono Winery and Capezzana Winery located in the beautiful rolling hillside of Tuscany

Trentadue Vineyards and Annemarie Morse from the American Wine Society present

Exclusive 4-day Tuscany Wine Tour and a 10 Day cruise from
Rome to Nice on Silversea’s Silver Spirit

April 22 – May 6, 2017

We’ll begin with a 4-day Tuscany wine tour featuring Badia a Coltibuono Winery and Capezzana Winery located in the beautiful rolling hillside of Tuscany. Our ship the Silver Spirit will sail from Rome to Nice featuring our welcome aboard party, winemakers dinner and culinary & wine education all featuring Trentadue’s award winning wines.

 

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Exclusive 4-Day Tuscany wine tour featuring Badia a Coltibuono Winery and Capezzana Winery, located in the beautiful rolling hillside of Tuscany. The wineries will be hosting our intimate group with Victor, Cindy and Annemarie. Featuring private tours of the abbey, ageing cellars, olive oil tastings and 5 course luncheon with wine in the wineries beautiful organic restaurants.

Aboard our luxurious ship the Silver Spirit you will enjoy a private welcome aboard party, food and wine education series for our intimate group all hosted by Victor, Cindy and Annemarie serving Trentadue Vineyards numerous award winning wines at all events.

A delightful walking tour of Lucca, Italy, Victor Trentadue’s family origins. Our tour will include an introduction to the past history and economy of Lucca and the visit of the main sites, including the town wall, the Puccini monument, St Michael church, Napoleon Square, the Cathedral, the main shopping street and Amphitheatre Square.

A leader in luxury cruising, Silversea’s Silver Spirit is designed for those who delight in the thrill of discovery while indulging mind and body in the most lavish surroundings imaginable. All accommodations are spacious, ocean-view suites that include butler service, and most include private verandas. Renowned for culinary excellence and innovative spirit, Silversea’s luxury cruises offer a choice of open-seating dining options, as well as several specialty venues. Enjoy the ease, convenience and value of an all-inclusive cruise fare that includes almost all of your discretionary onboard expenses. [/one_half]

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Trentadue Vineyards and Annemarie Morse from the American Wine Society present

Victor and Cindy Trentadue

In 1958, Trentadue Winery founders, Leo and Evelyn Trentadue, were looking for a place to resettle from the Santa Clara Valley in California. Leo and Evelyn both loved the Sonoma County area and chose to make their home in the nearby Alexander Valley. Leo exceled at growing wine grapes and soon gained a reputation for producing top quality Zinfandel. This Zinfandel was sought out by Paul Draper, winemaker for Ridge Vineyards, and that began a close business and personal relationship between the two families that has lasted over 50 years. The California winemaking industry was in its infancy, but with encouragement and advice from Paul Draper, they opened Trentadue Winery in 1969. Trentadue Winery is now in its 48 th year, and is still a family owned winery showcasing the personal style of the Trentadue family. It has grown into a producer of 35,000 cases of award-winning wines, including the La Storia brand featuring Cabernet, Zinfandel and the Tuscan blend Cuvee 32. Robert Parker of The Wine Advocate, recently awarded 90+ points to Trentadue’s La Storia brand wines. These are just a few of the outstanding wines under the Trentadue label.

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Annemarie Morse

Annemarie Morse is an experienced wine connoisseur who has been actively involved in the wine industry for over 10 years. She has worked with wine in various capacities including sales, wine education, and as an assistant winemaker. Her fascination with wine led to a master’s degree in enology from Cornell University in 2010. She then pursued and completed the Court of Master Sommeliers’ Introductory Course and Examination. Her thirst for wine knowledge also led her to become a certified wine judge.

 

4-day Tuscany wine tour featuring Italy Badia a Coltibuono Winery and Capezzana Winery from Rome to Nice

4-day Tuscany wine tour featuring Italy Badia a Coltibuono Winery and Capezzana Winery from Rome to Nice

April 22
Depart your hometown for Florence Italy with an arrival on the 23rd of April.
April 23
Private transfers from the Florence airport to our luxurious hotel, the Grand Hotel Baglioni, an elegant 4 star hotel in the city center of Florence. Dinner on own this evening.
April 24
After breakfast with our intimate group we will depart for the Badia a Coltibuono Winery located in the beautiful Tuscany region. We will be hosted by the Stucchi Prinettie Family, owning the winery since 1846. Our tour includes a private guided tour of the abbey, ageing cellars, wine tasting and finishing with a 5 course luncheon served with 4 different glasses of wine in the winery’s restaurant. Dinner on own this evening.

April 25
After breakfast we will depart for the Capezzana Winery located in the Tuscany region. We will experience wine tasting, olive oil tasting, a tour of the winery and a 4-course luncheon with the winery’s organic wines. Departing the Capezzana winery we will arrive in Lucca , Victor Trentadue’s ancestral home. Lucca is a medieval city located on the Serchio River, we will enjoy a 2-hour guided walking tour of this beautiful city. Dinner on own this evening.
April 26
After breakfast we will depart for the train station. We have business class seats from Florence to Rome to board our beautiful ship the Silver Spirit.
April 26, Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Rome the Eternal is 25 centuries old and constantly reinventing itself. The glories of Ancient Rome, the pomp of the Renaissance Papacy, and the futuristic architecture of the 20th and 21st centuries all blend miraculously into a harmonious whole. You can get Wi-Fi in the shadow of 2,000-year-old ruins. It’s this fusion of old and new and the casual way that Romans live with their weighty history that make this city unique.
April 27-28, Sorrento, Italy
Sorrento may have become a jumping-off point for visitors to Pompeii, Capri, and Amalfi, but you can find countless reasons to love it for itself. The Sorrentine people are fair-minded and hardworking, bubbling with life and warmth. The tuff cliff on which the town rests is like a great golden pedestal spread over the bay, absorbing the sunlight in deepening shades through the mild days, and orange and lemon trees waft a luscious perfume in spring. In the evening, people fill cafés to nibble, sip, and talk nonstop; then, arms linked, they stroll and browse through the maze of shop-lined lanes.
April 29, Taormina, Italy
The medieval cliff-hanging town of Taormina is overrun with tourists, yet its natural beauty is still hard to dispute. The view of the sea and Mt. Etna from its jagged cactus-covered cliffs is as close to perfection as a panorama can get—especially on clear days, when the snowcapped volcano’s white puffs of smoke rise against the blue sky. Writers have extolled Taormina’s beauty almost since it was founded in the 6th century BC by Greeks from nearby Naxos; Goethe and D. H. Lawrence were among its well-known enthusiasts. The town’s boutique-lined main streets get old pretty quickly, but the many hiking paths that wind through the beautiful hills surrounding Taormina promise a timeless alternative.
April 30, Valletta, Malta
Malta’s capital, the minicity of Valletta, has ornate palaces and museums protected by massive fortifications of honey-color limestone. Houses along the narrow streets have overhanging wooden balconies for people-watching from indoors. Generations ago they gave housebound women a window on the world of the street. The main entrance to town is through the City Gate (where all bus routes end), which leads onto Triq Repubblika (Republic Street), the spine of the grid-pattern city and the main shopping street. Triq Mercante (Merchant Street) parallels Repubblika to the east and is also good for strolling. From these two streets, cross streets descend toward the water; some are stepped.
May 1, Trapani, Sicily, Italy
Trapani, the most important town on Sicily’s west coast, lies below the headland of Mount Erice and offers stunning views of the Egadi Islands on a clear day. Trapani’s Old District occupies a scimitarshaped promontory between the open sea on the north and the salt marshes to the south. The ancient industry of extracting salt from the marshes has recently been revived, and it is documented in the Museo delle Saline. In addition to the salt marshes,Trapani’s other interesting environs include the beautiful little hill town of Erice, the promontory of Capo San Vito stretching north beyond the splendid headland of Monte Cofano, the lovely island of Motya and the town of Marsala.
May 2, Olbia, Italy
Amid the resorts of Sardinia’s northeastern coast, Olbia, a town of about 60,000, is a lively little seaport and port of call for mainland ferries at the head of a long, wide bay.San SimplicioOlbia’s little Catholic basilica, a short walk behind the main Corso Umberto and past the train station, is worth searching out if you have any spare time in Olbia. The simple granite structure dates from the 11th century, part of the great Pisan church-building program, using pillars and columns recycled from Roman buildings. The basilica has a bare, somewhat somber interior, its three naves separated by a series of arches.
May 3, Ajaccio, Corsica, France
Considered Corsica’s primary commercial and cultural hub, the largest city and regional capital of Ajaccio is situated on the west coast of the island, approximately 644 km (400 miles) southeast of Marseille, France. Founded in 1492, vestiges of ancient Corsica in this ville impériale revolve around the city’s most famous son, Napoléon Bonaparte, whose family home—now the national museum Maison Bonaparte—pays tribute to the emperor’s historical influence.
May 4, Livorno, Italy
Livorno is a gritty city with a long and interesting history. In the early Middle Ages it alternately belonged to Pisa and Genoa. In 1421 Florence, seeking access to the sea, bought it. Cosimo I (1519–74) started construction of the harbor in 1571, putting Livorno on the map. After Ferdinando I de’ Medici (1549–1609) proclaimed Livorno a free city, it became a haven for people suffering from religious persecution; Roman Catholics from England and Jews and Moors from Spain and Portugal, among others, settled here. The Quattro Mori (Four Moors), also known as the Monument to Ferdinando I, commemorates this. (The statue of Ferdinando I dates from 1595, the bronze Moors by Pietro Tacca from the 1620s.
May 5, Portofino, Italy
One of the most photographed villages along the coast, with a decidedly romantic and affluent aura, Portofino has long been a popular destination for the rich and famous. Once an ancient Roman colony and taken by the Republic of Genoa in 1229, it’s also been ruled by the French, English, Spanish, and Austrians, as well as by marauding bands of 16th-century pirates. Elite British tourists first flocked to the lush harbor in the mid-1800s. Some of Europe’s wealthiest drop anchor in Portofino in summer, but they stay out of sight by day, appearing in the evening after buses and boats have carried off the day-trippers.
May 6, Nice, France
United with France only since 1860, Nice has its own history and atmosphere, exemplified by the stark contrast between the openness and modernity of the Promenade des Anglais to the narrow, ocher-tinted streets of the Old Town against the center of town and the sleek tramway whizzing down the main shopping thoroughfare Avenue Jean Médecin. (A second tramway line running to the airport is expected to be operational by 2017.) It was on Colline du Château (now château-less) and at the Plage des Ponchettes, in front of the Old Town, that the Greeks established a market-port and named it Nikaia.

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Trentadue Winery Cruise & Tuscany

Florence

We begin our vacation in Florence, capital of Italy’s Tuscany region and birthplace of the Renaissance, is home to masterpieces of art and architecture. One of its most iconic sites is the Florence Cathedral, with its terra-cotta-tiled dome engineered by Brunelleschi and bell tower designed by Giotto. The Galleria dell Accademia displays Michelangelo’s “David,” while the Uffizi Gallery exhibits preeminent works such as Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus” and da Vinci’s “Annunciation.”

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4-day Tuscany Wine Tour Cruises and a 10 Day cruise from Italy Rome to Nice on Silversea’s Silver Spirit | Luxury Mediterranean Europe Tuscany wine tour Cruises

While in Florence our accommodations are provided by The Grand Hotel Baglioni. The hotel is a symbol of Florentine hospitality, has always been a protagonist of historical and society events, and has welcomed visitors from all over the world since 1903. It is located in the heart of Florence, a short walk from the Palazzo dei Congressi congress centre, the exhibition centre and the most important tourist attractions. The 193 decorated rooms are comfortable and elegant. The restaurant, and in summer the magnificent roof garden, have splendid views over the city of Florence views which constantly change throughout the day. Buffet breakfast is included daily

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Our first day of winery touring will be at the Badia a Coltibuono. The Stucchi Prinetti family will be hosting us on a private guided tour of the abbey, ageing cellars, tastings and a 5-course luncheon featuring 4 glasses of Badia a Coltibuono wines in the winery’s restaurant.

The Badia a Coltibuono is about one thousand years old but its prehistory takes us back to Estrucan times and beyond. As we know it today, Badia a Coltibuono (which means Abbey of the Good Harvest), dates from the middle of the eleventh century. In 1051 the monks of the Vallombrosan Order, a Tuscan reform of the Benedictines, founded the Abbey and also began planting the first vineyards in the Upper Chianti area. Over the centuries they extended their vast land holdings to include many thousands of acres and developed a flourishing wine production and commerce. In 1810, when Tuscany was under Napoleonic rule, the monks were forced to leave Coltibuono and the monastery was secularized. The estate was first sold by lottery and then in 1846, Coltibuono was bought by Guido Giuntini, a Florentine banker and great grandfather of Piero Stucchi-Prinetti, the present owner. Under the guidance of Piero Stucchi Prinetti, the estate grew and built a solid reputation in Italy and abroad through the high quality of its products. The Stucchi Prinetti family will be hosting us on a private guided tour of the abbey, ageing cellars, tastings and a 5-course luncheon featuring 4 glasses of Badia a Coltibuono wines.

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Our second day of winery tasting and touring will be at Capezzana. We will enjoy a private tour, wine tasting and 4-course luncheon with wines from the estate served at the winery’s restaurant. At Carmignano the vines have been cultivated in the era pre-Roman times, about 3000 years ago, as evidenced by the wine jars and tasting cups found in Etruscan tombs. In the archives of the state of Florence was found a parchment dated 804: it is a lease that as early as 1200 years ago were cultivated at Capezzana olive trees and vines for the production of oil and wine.

In the early Renaissance , Monna Nera Bonaccorsi built the first ‘Nobleman’s house’ and nine farm houses with wine-making buildings; was 1475. Other generations and families followed in the property of the estate: the Biscotti, relations of the Medici, and the Marquis Bourbon del Monte. In the eighteenth century, a married Biscotti Bourbon enlarged the farm and bought new farms; he also introduced an administrative method exemplary, whose documents are preserved to this day in the historical archives of the company. After the Bourbon del Monte, the company passed to the Adimari Morelli and then to the Franchetti Rothschild and, from Sara de Rothschild’s widow, then to Bonacossi to Contini, and finally to the Contini Bonacossi family in 1920

After our winery experience at Capezzana we will have a delightful walking tour of Lucca, Victor Trentadue’s family origins. Our tour will include an introduction to the past history and economy of Lucca and the visit of the main sites, including the town wall, the Puccini monument, St Michael church, Napoleon Square, the Cathedral, the main shopping street and Amphitheatre Square.

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On board the beautiful Silver Spirit Victor and Cindy Trentadue and Annemarie Morse will be hosting several exclusive to our small group wine events for your enjoyment. These wine events are included in your cruise.

~ A welcome aboard party featuring cocktails and hot and cold hors’ d oeuvre’s

~ Tastings and discussions featuring Trentadue Vineyards numerous award winning wines

~ A 4-course winemakers dinner featuring Trentadue wines and ports

~ Our events will feature Trentadue Vineyards five 90+ point wines.

 

“Trentadue is one of the most reliable wineries in Sonoma. They consistently make not only great values but top, world class wines as well”

~ Robert M. Parker, JR

Wine Advocate

~ Private Transfers from the Florence airport to the Grand Hotel Baglioni

~ Three nights accommodations at the Grand Hotel Baglioni including buffet breakfast daily

~ Day trip to Badia a Coltibuono Winery hosted by the owners of the winery featuring tour of the abbey and ageing cellars, tasting and a 5-course luncheon featuring the winery’s award winning wine

~ Day trip to Cappazzana Winery featuring tour, olive oil tasting, wine tasting and a 4-course luncheon featuring the winery’s award winning wine

~ 2 hour guided walking tour of Lucca, Victor Trentadue’s ancestral home

~ 1st class rail tickets from Florence to Rome

~ 10 night cruise aboard the Silver Spirit, Silverseas inclusive luxury cruise line

~ Welcome aboard party featuring cocktails and hors’ d oeuvres

~ Wine & Food education series

~ Winemakers dinner featuring Trentadue’s award winning wines

~ Butler service aboard ship

~ Complimentary beverages in suite and throughout the ship

~ In suite 24 hour dining

~ Gratuities

~ $300.00 shipboard credit per cabin!

Not included; air fare, 2 dinners in Florence and transfers in Nice

 

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THE TRENTADUE STORY
Arriving in Sonoma County

The Trentadue family arrived in Sonoma County long before the region gained a reputation as the Wine Country. Life-long, hands-on agriculturists, Evelyn and Leo Trentadue contributed significantly to the advancement of their region over the years. In 1959, the Trentadues decided to flee the developers encroaching on their apricot and cherry orchards in Sunnyvale, the area known today around the world as Silicon Valley. To preserve their way of life, these hard-working Italian ranchers purchased 208 acres of land in Sonoma County’s then remote Alexander Valley.

There was little market for the region’s dry-farmed apples, prunes, pears, and grapes in the late 1950s, so land was cheap and plentiful. Scores of ranches were for sale but, because it was blessed with an excellent combination of climate, soil, and water, Leo settled on a special piece of property in the heart of the Alexander Valley. Little did he know what this ranch had once been, much less what it was to become.

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Various Internet service packages are available. Beginning with January 2016 sailings, every guest will receive at least one free hour of WiFi per day, with select suites receiving unlimited WiFi. Whether accessing the Internet via your own laptop computers or via the Internet Café computers, the same rates apply. All charges are posted directly to your onboard account. No credit is given for unused Time Plan minutes. Rates shown are in US dollars and are subject to change. To view Internet plan pricing, please click here.

Is there mobile phone (cell phone) service on the ship?

Yes. Onboard mobile phone service enables you to make and receive phone calls, text messages and other select data services on your mobile phone even when miles away from land. Your mobile phone service provider will bill you for calls and/or messages, which may appear as roaming charges. Please note that mobile phone service is sporadic at best while in the Arctic. Guests aboard voyages to/from Svalbard should be prepared to be out of communication for the duration of their time on board. Click here for more information on Silversea’s Cellular Phone service.

Will my devices work on board?

To be most successful, prepare your devices BEFORE leaving home:

Learn how to turn ON and turn OFF both the WiFi and network (mobile/cellular) connections on each of your devices.
Contact your mobile/cellular service provider to confirm that a roaming agreement with Silversea Cruises has been established and to and ask about rates. Learn how to enable your international roaming
Set up an email account if you do not have one already.
Be sure you know any usernames and passwords you may need.
Switch your settings to the most basic choice that shows less graphics and loads faster.
Make any software updates and turn off any automatic update settings for the duration of your cruise.
Download any books, audiobooks, music, movies, games, apps, etc. that you may want during your cruise.
Discuss VPN limitations with your company, as onboard personnel are not authorized to change your VPN settings.
Facebook users should bookmark and plan to use M.Facebook.com or Touch.Facebook.com instead as these have less graphics and load faster.
Don’t forget to pack any power cords/battery packs, camera cables to transfer pictures, adaptor cables and headphones you may need for each of your devices.
Will I be able to download videos and stream music?

Certain websites and services may be restricted due to limited bandwidth. Downloading videos, books and movies or using Skype are examples of high-bandwidth services that will be more frustrating than enjoyable and should be avoided. Plan to use the Internet only for emailing and web browsing.

How can someone contact me on the ship?

In the case of an emergency back home, friends and family should not call your mobile phone. The Shore-to-Ship number provided in your Final Cruise Documents is the best way to reach you while aboard ship. Click here for more information on Dial A Ship service, an alternate option for contacting ships at sea, anywhere in the world.

Port Information

Will my cruise be docking at a pier or will a tender take us ashore?

Please Contact Silversea to find out whether the ports of call on your itinerary indicate the ship is scheduled for docking or anchoring. Please note that this schedule is subject to change at any time as unforeseen circumstances on the actual day in port may affect whether a ship can dock as planned.

How do I find out about the weather for a voyage?

An average temperature guide for your voyage ports and time of year is included in the Silversea tour book that is sent with your Final Cruise Documents. Alternatively, refer to these weather websites:

weather.msn.com
weatherbase.com

What is the name of port and pier where the ship will dock?

Port and pier names for embarkation and disembarkation ports are included in your Final Cruise Documents. Once you arrive at the embarkation port, signage will indicate the exact pier/berth for your Silversea ship. Communication Services

Money Matters

Will I be able to change currency on board?

It is a good idea to exchange some of your funds at a bank before leaving home. Most international airports also exchange funds, though they often charge higher exchange fees. In certain ports of call there will be a local bank representative on board to exchange funds into the currency of the host country.

Can I get a cash advance on the ship? Is there a charge for this?

A cash advance of $1,000 per suite, per day is permitted on board. There is a 2% fee for onboard cash advances.

Health and Medical

Is there a doctor on board?

Each Silversea ship is equipped with a Medical Centre, which is staffed by a doctor and nurse on 24-hour call when at sea. When docked, supplementary emergency care may also be obtained through local medical facilities. Guests may be charged for medical services and for medications used for their medical treatment. The Medical Centre is not intended or designed to provide on-going treatment of pre-existing conditions or for extended critical care, and Silversea is not responsible for the diagnosis, treatment or services furnished by shipboard medical personnel.

Are there wheelchairs on board for general use by guests?

Wheelchair guests must bring their own collapsible wheelchair. Please note that not all shore excursions are suitable for guests with impaired mobility. Silversea strongly recommends wheelchair guests travel with someone who is able to assist them both ashore and at sea as Silversea may be unable to offer special assistance. Please note that wheel-on and/or wheel-off access may not be available at some ports-of-call. For guests travelling aboard Silver Galapagos, those guests requiring wheel-on and/or wheel-off access must contact Silversea prior to making a booking. Silversea reserves the right to deny boarding to any guest who failed to notify Silversea of such requirement at the time of booking.

Are there medical conditions that must be disclosed to Silversea?

All guests are required to report in writing to Silversea at the time their reservation is made:

Any physical or mental condition that may require medical or professional treatment or attention during the voyage
Any condition that may render the guest unfit for travel, or that may require special care or assistance
Any condition that may pose a risk or danger to the guest or anyone else on board the ship
Any condition that may require oxygen for medical reasons
Any intention or need to use a wheelchair aboard ship.

Smoking Policy

What is Silversea’s smoking policy?

At Silversea, the comfort, enjoyment, and safety of all guests is paramount. Most areas on board are non-smoking, and, as a safety precaution, smoking is not permitted in guests suites or guest suite verandas or balconies. However, cigarette, cigar, electronic cigarette and pipe smoking is permitted in the Connoisseur’s Corner and in specifically designated areas. These areas include designated tables outside of the Panorama Lounge and the Pool Bar, as well as on open Decks 9 and 10 aboard Silver Spirit, Silver Whisper and Silver Shadow; on open Deck 9 aboard Silver Cloud and Silver Wind; in specifically-designated outside areas on Decks 5 and 6 aboard Silver Explorer; in a designated outside area on Deck 4 aboard Silver Galapagos; and in the designated smoking area on Deck 6 on Silver Discoverer.

Ship Details

How many passengers does each Silversea ship accommodate?

Silversea Cruises Ships:
– Silver Cloud and Silver Wind each accommodate 296 guests.
– Silver Shadow and Silver Whisper each accommodate 382 guests.
– Silver Spirit accommodates 540 guests.

Silversea Expeditions Ships:
– Silver Explorer accommodates 132 guests
– Silver Discoverer accommodates 120 guests
– Silver Galapagos accomodates 100 guests.

What is the square footage of each suite?

Suite dimensions may vary by ship. To find the details on this website, begin by clicking on the SHIPS page then click on the name of your preferred ship. In the drop down listing in the left side navigation, click on Suites.

Can we have 3 passengers in a suite?

Certain suites can accommodate a third guest. These suites are indicated with a triangle symbol on each ship’s deck plan. To find the ship deck plans on this website, begin by clicking on the SHIPS page then click on the name of your preferred ship. In the drop down listing in the left side navigation, click on Deck Plans.

About Silversea

Who is the owner of Silversea?

The Lefebvre family of Rome launched Silversea in 1994 and Mr Manfredi Lefebvre D’Ovidio is currently Chairman of Silversea.

Embarkation, Disembarkation & Visitors

How do I contact the ship if my flight is delayed and I will miss embarkation?

If you find that your flight will be delayed beyond your ship’s departure time, contact Silversea immediately at 800-722-9955 or 954-522-2299. If it is outside office hours, please contact the ship directly. You may dial the ship directly by using a credit card and calling (within the US) 800-775-8884 or (outside the US) 954-759-5188. To dial an internationally without using a credit card, dial 011, plus the appropriate ocean region code: (871) for Atlantic Ocean East, (872) for Pacific Ocean, (873) for Indian Ocean or (874) for Atlantic Ocean West. Then dial the appropriate ship phone number: Silver Cloud – Telephone: +1 954 672 7211, Fax: +1 954 672 7221 Silver Wind – Telephone: +1 954 672 7212, Fax: +1 954 672 7222 Silver Shadow – Telephone: +1 954 672 7213, Fax: +1 954 672 7223 Silver Whisper – Telephone: +1 954 672 7214, Fax: +1 954 672 7234 Silver Spirit – Telephone: +1 954 672 2186, Fax: +1 954 672 2187 Silver Explorer – Telephone: +1 954 672 2451, Fax: +1 954 672 2558 Silver Galapagos – Telephone: +1 954 518 7262 Example (calling Silver Cloud): 001-954-672 7211

Where will I be met when arriving at the airport?

Guests should confirm this information in their Final Cruise Documents. If your reservation includes Airport to Hotel transfers or Airport to Pier transfers, typically you will be met at the baggage claim area by an official Silversea representative.

How early may I drop off my luggage at the pier on embarkation day?

Luggage may be collected by baggage personnel no earlier than the standard embarkation time as shown in your Final Cruise Documents.

How early can we embark the ship?

Embarkation time is stated in your Final Cruise Documents.

What is Silversea’s visitor policy?

To have visitors board the vessel at the port of embarkation, please have your travel professional contact Silversea Special Services. Requests should be made in writing no later than 14 days prior to departure. For security reasons, visitors on embarkation day must be pre-registered with Silversea. For visitors during the voyage other than embarkation day, arrangements may be made on board. Please note that Silversea may limit the number of visitors permitted on board.

How early can we disembark the ship?

Disembarkation instructions will be provided on board towards the end of your voyage. Please note that disembarkation times are approximate and may vary based on final clearance by Customs.

On disembarkation day, will Silversea store my luggage at the pier so I can do an independent tour prior to flying home?

Due to security restrictions, Silversea is unable to offer this service.

Fares & Savings

What are the cancellation penalties?

Complete details are shown within the Terms & Conditions under the heading Changes & Cancellations

Will rates be lowered closer to the sailing date?

Silver Privilege Fares: book early for the best fares and availability; Silver Privilege Fares are structured to reward guests who book early with the best possible fare and the privilege of being able to select their desired suite when the best inventory is available. All Silver Privilege Fares shown are cruise-only per guest, based on double-occupancy in a Vista Suite (Adventure Class for Silver Explorer, Explorer Suite for Silver Galapagos and Silver Discoverer). Availability of all suite categories cannot be guaranteed. Fares for single guests are available upon request. Additional restrictions may apply

Fare Guarantee Programme: Silversea’s Fare Guarantee Programme provides guests with the peace of mind in knowing that when they plan ahead and book early, not only will they be able to reserve their desired suite, but they can also benefit from any future reduction in the Silver Privilege Fares for their voyage, upon request. All voyages are eligible.

If I book now and the fare is further reduced, will I get the discount?

This is reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Contact Silversea or your Travel Agent.

Bon Voyage Gifts

How can I purchase a gift order for someone on board?

Whether for a Silversea guest or for your own upcoming cruise, it’s easy to order a welcoming arrangement of fresh flowers, a special bottle of wine, premium chocolates, a spa gift certificate or any of Silversea’s thoughtful bon voyage gifts.

Download The Bon Voyage Gif Order Form

Miscellaneous

Can I purchase transfers on board?

Post-cruise transfers can be purchased on board. Kindly contact the Shore Concierge Desk.

Where can I find a list of hotels for my voyage?

Silversea hotel programmes are listed as well as in your pre-cruise documents and the annual Silversea Voyage brochure. Order or view online Brochure

How do I access the Guest Information Form for the 2nd guest in my reservation?

Guests who share a booking number will share a Guest Information Form. There is an area for Guest #1 to enter information and preferences followed by an area for Guest #2 to do the same.

When will your new brochure be available?

Availability of new publications is often announced on the Silversea website. Sign up for News & Offers to be among the first to learn of new voyages and special promotions.

Silversea Expeditions

May I reserve a pair of boots for use on board prior to embarkation?

While the ship does carry a supply of unisex “Wellington” style rubber gumboots, it not guaranteed that a sufficient quantity or all sizes would be available. It is recommended that Silversea Expeditions guests bring their own boots for proper size and fit. Furthermore, the boots offered through Ship to Shore Traveller are warmer and weigh only about 4lbs.

If I order expedition clothing from the Silversea outfitter, can the order be sent to the ship rather than to my home?

Ship to Shore Traveler will ship the items ordered to your home prior to departure so that you can inspect everything and ensure a good fit before embarking on your expedition.

What shore excursions are offered on Silversea Expeditions voyages?

From nature hikes and Zodiac cruises to museum tours and visits to botanical gardens, Silversea Expeditions tours vary based on the destination but typically offer a mix of outdoor adventure, local culture and nature. Day by day highlights are available for each Silver Explorer voyage. Please remember though that expedition itineraries are always subject to change due to weather and sea conditions, or to stay longer at points of special interest.

Are shore excursions included?

Every Silversea Expeditions voyage features complimentary shore excursions led by the Expedition Team. On select itineraries, optional excursions are available for purchase.

Are children allowed on Silversea Expeditions vessels?

Silversea cannot accommodate infants under the age of one (1) year on board Silver Explorer and Silver Discoverer, and is unable to accommodate children less than six (6) years of age on Silver Galapagos. For Silver Explorer and Silver Discoverer no children under the age of six (6) years will be allowed on board the Zodiacs. Children under the age of six (6) years will be unable to participate in any expedition excursions or embarkations that require the use of a Zodiac.

What are Zodiacs?

A Zodiac is an exceptionally buoyant rubber boat with an inflatable hull of multiple air-filled compartments, a feature that allows the Zodiac to float even should a compartment become deflated. A low centre of gravity makes Zodiacs very stable and ideal for cruise shore excursions. Zodiacs are also agile, allowing them to easily come alongside the Silver Explorer, to manoeuvre over reefs and between narrow passages and to explore places that would otherwise be inaccessible. All guests will participate in a complete Zodiac familiarisation session upon embarkation.

Will we see animals?

Wildlife sightings are common, however they cannot be guaranteed. Day-by-Day highlights describe animals and birds typically seen on the select itinerary. In the Voyage Journal, the log from the final day usually includes a listing of the wildlife actually encountered on that voyage. Search the archives for a voyage that matches your preferred expedition itinerary.

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Cruises of Portugal LISBON TO Spain BARCELONA on the WINDSURF

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 Cruises of Portugal LISBON TO Spain BARCELONA on the WINDSURF

Cruises of Portugal LISBON TO Spain BARCELONA on the WINDSURF

LISBON TO BARCELONA on the WINDSUR

September 18th, 2017 – 8 Days

LISBON- TANGIER- MALAGA-ALMERIA-CARTEGENA , IBIZA-TARRAGONA-BARCELONA

Starting at $2799.00 per person plus $100.00 shipboard credit

 

Embark in the City of Explorers, Lisbon, and dazzle your senses with Spanish treasure golden Costa del Sol beaches, the Moorish magnificence of the Alhambra, the Roman ruins of Cartagena and Tarragona. Sit at a café in Tangier’s medina sipping mint tea and watching old men play backgammon. Nestle up to the other exclusive yachts in Ibiza’s harbor with some 80 blissful beaches calling your name.
Celebrate a dream come true.
 

Your Luxury Cruise Includes

A COMPLIMENTARY WINDSTAR PRIVATE EVENT

During your Windstar Private Event, you will visit the spectacular Roman amphitheater of Tarragona, built in the first or second century AD and now part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You’ll sip sangria and nosh on typical Catalan tapas including world-famous Iberian ham and will be entertained by some outlandish Catalan Giants and Big-Heads. The Giants have been a local tradition since the Middle Ages when they depicted fantastical creatures in Corpus Christi parades. The Giants are built on a hollow wooden framework and have heads made from papier-mâché. The carrier, called a “geganter” walks inside the framework and is concealed by the giant’s full length robes. The Giant will be accompanied by several Big-Heads – human-size creatures with enormous papier-mâché heads.
The most thrilling part of your evening’s entertainment will be the Castellers. A castell is a human tower built traditionally in festivals at many locations within Catalonia. At these festivals, several teams build and dismantle incredible towers of people. The tradition began near Tarragona and was first documented in 1712 and is now on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity List.

$200.00 shipboard credit per cabin

 

Luxury Cruises of LISBON- TANGIER- MALAGA-ALMERIA-CARTEGENA , IBIZA-TARRAGONA-BARCELONA

Luxury Cruises of LISBON- TANGIER- MALAGA-ALMERIA-CARTEGENA , IBIZA-TARRAGONA-BARCELONA

Cruises of Portugal LISBON TO Spain BARCELONA on the WINDSURF

Cruises of Portugal LISBON TO Spain BARCELONA on the WINDSURF

Cruises of Portugal LISBON TO Spain BARCELONA on the WINDSURF

Napa’s Sullivan Winery & Frank Aquilino hosting Tuscany Tour & Wine Cruise

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Tuscany wine tour Cruises and a 8 day cruise from Rome to Barcelona on Seabourn’s Riviera & Spanish Idyll July 4-July 16, 2017

 

 

DAY 1 – LISBON, PORTUGAL

Climb to St. George’s Castle for an unforgettable view of mosaic sidewalks, the bustling Alfama, the Tower of Belem, and a thousand diversions to fill your day.

DAY 3 – TANGIER, MOROCCO

Feel the energy of this ancient city where Moroccan, European, and African cultures collide. Known as the “Gateway to Africa,” it’s just 20 miles from Spain but a world away in terms of atmosphere. Watch the Berber women in traditional dress selling goat cheese in the medina as you shop for a rug or tarboosh (fez hat).

DAY 4 – MÁLAGA, SPAIN

Here, on the shores of Costa del Sol, the Andalusian spirit thrives. Be sure to include an optional visit to see the brilliant and comprehensive collection of Picasso’s work at Museo Picasso Málaga, a tribute to this artistic genius in the city of his birth. Or opt for a visit to the beautiful “white village” of Mijas, where picturesque Andalusian country life creates some of the world’s best wines.

DAY 5 – ALMERIA (GRANADA),SPAIN

Enjoy a walking tour of this ancient city (no vehicles are allowed within its walls). If you prefer, opt for a beautiful drive through the Andalusian countryside to Granada and the magnificent Alhambra Palace. Built in the 14th century, this breathtaking example of Moorish architecture combines intricate mosaics and stone-cast latticework in a tapestry of grace and sophistication unparalleled in western civilization.

DAY 6 – CARTAGENA, SPAIN

Welcome to the sparkling city of Cartagena, where the gold and jewels of the Spanish Main awaited shipment across the Atlantic. No pirate could resist, nor will you be able to when you visit this historic city.

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The Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is surrounded by 400-year-old walls and contains a plethora of churches, fortresses, and restored colonial mansions. Outside the walls are more treasures: Climb the massive Castillo de San Felipe to investigate its maze of hidden tunnels, or shop for the perfect emerald.

DAY 7 – IBIZA, SPAIN

Yachts crowd the harbor of Ibiza, though yours still stands out. There are many reasons to visit this glamorous beach resort besides just to say you’ve been. Lose yourself in the history of the UNESCO Old Town, sip sangria over a delicious bowl of fish zarzuela, or snorkel crystalline waters from more than a dozen blue flag beaches.

DAY 8 – TARRAGONA, SPAIN

Tarragona has been a resort town since Roman days and signs of that culture remain all over the city, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. There is also a generous amount of medieval architecture spread about, and a trip to the 12th century Problet Monastery is well worth the trip for the inspired architecture and perhaps a glimpse of the monks who still abide there after all these centuries.

DAY 9 – BARCELONA, SPAIN

Joan Miró, Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, and Antoni Gaudí have shaped the city in their Modernisme image, especially in the Gothic Quarter. Stroll Las Ramblas where street artists form human statues and perform acrobatic capoeira.

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Exclusive 4-day Tuscany wine tour and a 8 day cruise from Rome to Barcelona on Seabourn’s Riviera & Spanish Idyll July 4-July 16, 2017

Barcelona, Spain

Gallery Hotel

Cruises of Portugal LISBON TO Spain BARCELONA on the WINDSURF

1, 2 or 3 Night Post Cruise Hotel Barcelona
Located in the heart of Barcelona, the elegant and contemporary Gallery is close to shops, restaurants, and other nearby attractions. Includes breakfast.

Wilson Hotel

barcelona-wilsonboutiquehotel Cruises of Portugal LISBON TO Spain BARCELONA on the WINDSURF

1, 2 or 3 Night Post Cruise Hotel Barcelona. A modern hotel with a boutique feel, the Wilson Boutique Hotel offers every comfort, including a location on Avenida Diogonal, one of Barcelona’s finest streets.

Lisbon, Portugal

InterContinental Lisbon Hotel

Intercontinental-Lisbon-Hotel Cruises of Portugal LISBON TO Spain BARCELONA on the WINDSURF

1, 2 or 3 Night Pre Cruise Hotel Lisbon. InterContinental Lisbon sits in the heart of Lisbon. With discreet refinement, contemporary design and expansive views of the Tagus River, this stylish hotel is the ultimate choice for experiencing Lisbon. Includes breakfast.

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Tangier, Morocco

 

 


 

Tangier: Cap Spartel & Asilah

 

Activity Level: Moderate

 

You will board the motor coach for the 30-minute drive to Cap Spartel, one of the promontories projecting into the waters of the Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea. It is unique in that it is also covered with rock-roses and cork-oaks. From here, you will drive to the town of Asilah, which is situated approximately 1 hour from Tangier on the northwestern tip of Morocco’s Atlantic coast. Throughout history, the small coastal city of Asilah has been coveted by both Portugal and Spain. The city is well known for its enormous cultural and artistic contribution to Morocco’s history. Every summer, the International Festival of Asilah attracts thousands of people from all over the world. Upon arrival in the town, we stop at Asilah Golf Club for refreshments. Then you will take a walk through the old town with its narrow streets to learn about Asilah’s fascinating history. Time will then be spent exploring this beautiful seaside resort. After visiting this gorgeous city, you will return back to Tangier for a shopping stop before re-joining the ship.
Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes. This tour is wheelchair accessible.

 

price $119

 


 

Tangier: Tangier Walking Tour

 

Activity Level: Strenuous

 

Tangier is a fascinating city to visit and contrary to popular belief the movie Casablanca was based on Tangier, not Casablanca. It is an interesting mix of North African, Spanish and French cultures. Your coach will take you on a 30-minute drive to the entrance of the Kasbah of Tangier, where your guide will walk you through a comprehensive excursion through the Kasbah and its museum. Then you will head uphill to an area barely changed since Roman times. Back down the hill you will find yourself in one of Tangier’s most colorful and bustling areas, the Grand Souk. It is the link between the medina and the new city. You will stop at the Continental Hotel for a refreshment before boarding your coach for the return trip to your waiting yacht.
Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes. This tour is not wheelchair accessible nor suitable for guests with mobility issues.

 

price $89

 


 

Tangier: Tetouan UNESCO World Heritage

 

Activity Level: Strenuous

 

Tetouan is a Berber name which literally interpreted means “the eyes” and figuratively “the water springs.” The town features a fort, squares, mosques, fountains, taverns, and one of the Kings palaces. You will depart by motor coach on a guided orientation drive through the city of Tangier en-route to Tetouan, an hour away. You will start your tour at the old Royal Palace, a 17th century building which is itself a reflection of the Hispano-Moresque architecture. The palace is closed to public entry but its main ornate gate Bab Er-Rouah can give you a mental idea of what is beyond. Hassan II Square is situated where the historic and modern parts of the city converge to create the heart of the town. You will join a guided walk through the Medina which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This traditional walled souk features many typical architectural traits related to its history and also a multitude of different artisans carrying out their trades. You will also have the opportunity to visit the Bab Akla School of Traditional Arts and Crafts. Tetouan’s famous School of Plastic Arts, the first of its kind in Morocco, has produced some of Morocco’s best painters over the past half century, and keeps alive these traditional art forms in the modern world. The scholars of the school are all children who come from disadvantaged backgrounds and the skills they learn give them a chance of success for their future. Your entrance fees go directly to maintaining this wonderful initiative. Enjoy refreshments at a local Moroccan restaurant, located in the heart of Tetouan. A shopping stop will be made for us to make some last minute purchases, before returning to the ship.
Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes. This tour is wheelchair accessible.

 

price $99

 


 

Málaga, Spain

 

 


 

Malaga & Picasso

 

Activity Level: Moderate

Those of you who delight in ancient history and art lovers cannot miss this tour! With half a million inhabitants, Málaga is located in the center of the Costa del Sol. You will admire the beautiful architecture of the Alcazaba Fortress, a historic castle built in the 11th century to be the residence of the Arabian Caliphs or Kings. It is connected by a step path to Gibralfaro Castle, an ancient Moorish fortress with breathtaking views of the city and its bay. Buses will take you to the castle so you won’t have to walk up the hill. The Museo Picasso Málaga is run by the Fundación Museo Picasso de Málaga and the Fundación Paul, Christine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso. The Fundación Paul, Christine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso is the rightful owner of the collection there, whereas the Fundación Museo Picasso de Málaga owns the group of buildings that holds it. As was initially agreed by the donors, the two foundations are responsible for the conservation, exhibition, study and diffusion of the collection. At the museum, you will be able to appreciate all Picasso styles and techniques (Painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramic and graphic works in an exhibition with 155 works ranging from 1890 up to 1973).

Please note: This tour involves more than 2 hours of walking over uneven and cobblestone surfaces and steps are involved. Wear comfortable walking shoes.

 

price $89

 


 

Malaga, Concierge Collection – Malaga by Segway

 

Activity Level: Moderate

 

Some things are just plain fun and riding a Segway around Spain definitely falls into that category. It takes a few minutes to get the hang of it; then you’ll never want to get off! You’ll begin your ride (after an introduction to the operation of the Segway) at Plaza de la Marina, in the center of Málaga. Continue to Larios Street, the main shopping avenue of the city, then on to Merced Square, at the end of Calle Alcazabilla, to see the obelisk erected as a tribute to General Torrijos, currently the headquarters of the Picasso Foundation. Next you will ride to the Santiago Church, built on the site of a former mosque and Málaga’s oldest church (founded in 1490). You’ll also visit the Roman Theatre, discovered in 1951, which was built in the time of Caesar Augustus and used until the 3rd century A.D. After that time, it was used as a quarry by the Moors to restore the Alcazaba, which is the next stop on your tour. This impressive building, constructed mainly in the 11th century, was the palace/fortress of the ruling Muslims. Continuing on your tour, you’ll see the Catedral de la Encarnacion, Bishop Square, and the Paseo del Parque, before returning to Marina Square.
Please note: This tour is not possible for people confined to wheelchairs. The minimum age to participate is 10 and participants must weight between 66 and 265 pounds. Helmets will be provided.

 

price $119

 


 

Malaga, Deluxe Mijas, Malaga Wine Experience

 

Activity Level: Moderate

 

Peek behind the scenes at traditional Spanish country life as you travel to picturesque Mijas. The “real” Andalusian landscape unfolds en route to this classical village with a strong Andalusian flavor and incredible views over the coast from its hilltop location. All the houses in Mijas are whitewashed and the pattern of the beautiful streets was planned to protect the houses and their inhabitants from the wind. “Donkey-taxis” are plentiful here and beautifully made local handicrafts will undoubtedly catch your eye. You will have time to take a donkey ride or shop for ceramics, handmade wood items and other local souvenirs. As well, you’ll visit the Museo de Vino (Wine Museum) and enjoy tasting some of the fabulous wines of the region as well as a sampling of local meats and cheeses. If time permits, you will enjoy a brief panoramic tour past the highlights of Málaga en route back to the yacht.
Please note: Spanish law requires motor coach passengers to wear their seatbelts in vehicles that are so equipped.

 

price $99

 


 

Malaga, Full Day Private CAR

 

Activity Level: Easy

 

Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.
Please note: Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.

 

price $1749

 


 

Malaga, Full Day Private VAN

 

Activity Level: Easy

 

Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.
Please note: Capacity: 3 – 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.

 

price $1899

 


 

Malaga, Half Day Private CAR

 

Activity Level: Easy

 

Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.
Please note: Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.

 

price $999

 


 

Malaga, Half Day Private VAN

 

Activity Level: Easy

 

Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.
Please note: Capacity: 3 – 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.

 

price $1049

 


 

Malaga, Horseback Riding the Mijas Mountains

 

Activity Level: Strenuous

Take an idyllic ride on horseback through the trees and groves of the beautiful Mijas mountain region. After a 45-minute drive from Málaga, you will arrive at the renowned Equestrian Center of Rancho la Paz. The option is yours to select your own itinerary ranging from easy to difficult. Perhaps you may choose to ride a magnificent Andalusian horse. Your 1½-hour horseback ride features ever-changing panoramic views as you venture toward a charming rustic farmhouse, which is now in ruins. The scent of pine fills the air, as you return along narrow forest trails which are only accessible on horseback. Following your arrival back at the Equestrian Center, you will be served delicious local meats and tapas accompanied by regional sweet wine. Then you will return directly to Málaga.

Please note: This excursion has very limited maximum capacity of 16 people.

 

price $125

 


 

Almeria (Granada),Spain

Almeria City Tour & Tapas

 

Activity Level: Moderate

 

Ancient civilizations have come and gone in the city of Almeria, once an Arab stronghold. Your tour of the city will be on foot, as motor coaches are not permitted in the Old Town. You will begin your tour on the Paseo de Almeria, the most central street of the city. You will enjoy a tapas tasting before visiting the Alcazaba Palace of the Moorish Kings, which houses collections of Phoenician, Roman, and Moorish artifacts. Your next stop will be at the Cathedral, a lovely Gothic building with Renaissance facades, constructed with an incompatible dual purpose – a place of worship and a bastion of defense against Berber pirates. Other points of interest you will see along your walk are the 17th century Convent of Las Puras, the Episcopal Palace, the Cervantes Theater, and the Mercantile Center. You will have free time for shopping at the end of the walking tour.
Please note: This tour is not recommended for guests who have difficulty walking or climbing. It involves 3 hours of walking over uneven surface, cobblestones, hilly, and narrow streets.

 

price $89

 


 

Almeria, Full Day Private CAR

 

Activity Level: Easy

 

Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.
Please note: Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.

 

price $1499

 


 

Almeria, Full Day Private VAN

 

Activity Level: Easy

 

Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.
Please note: Capacity: 3 – 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.

 

price $1629

 


 

Almeria, Granada & the Alhambra

 

Activity Level: Strenuous

Discover the magnificent Moorish palace of the Alhambra – the dramatic highlight of historic Granada – on this unforgettable tour. A number of interesting sights will be visible from your coach along the 2½-hour drive each way, and your guide will introduce you to local traditions and history as you travel. The city of Granada is truly beautiful, and nothing in all of Spain compares to the wealth of architectural art to be found in the city’s Muslim-Hispanic complex – the 14th century Alhambra. This breathtaking example of Muslim architecture is surrounded by walls and towers and inside, palaces, military buildings, a fortress and an administrative center. Explore this remarkable structure, with its detailed mosaics, prism-style cupolas and stone-cast latticework offering a surprising grace and sophistication. The nearby Generalife Gardens surround this residence of kings and caliphs. An additional delight is the opportunity to experience a traditional Spanish-style lunch at Ruta Del Veleta restaurant. Typical lunches are 1.5 hours long and include appetizers, salad, a main course, Spanish wine, and dessert.

Please note: It is a 2.5-hour motor coach drive each way to Granada. This tour is not recommended for those with mobility issues and there will be walking steps and over uneven, sometimes dirt, and cobblestone pathways. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

 

price $279

 


 

Almeria, Half Day Private CAR

 

Activity Level: Easy

 

Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.
Please note: Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.

 

price $1069

 


 

Almeria, Half Day Private VAN

 

Activity Level: Easy

 

Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.
Please note: Capacity: 3 – 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.

 

price $1169

 


 

Almeria, Mojacar Mountain Village & Coastal Drive

 

Activity Level: Strenuous

Picturesque Mojacar is a sunny mountain village that still retains the traditional whitewashed walls of yesteryear. Your round-trip journey to this lofty settlement features travel along two completely different routes, past ever-changing countryside and striking coastal views. You will pass through mountainous landscapes and the golden Tabernas Desert to arrive at Mojacar, with its flat-roofed houses and whitewashed walls crowd together, perched high above the Mediterranean. Your 2-hour stay provides you with ample opportunity to wander the maze of winding streets, browse through the inviting shops, visit the fortified church, and to revel in the splendid views. Your return journey is through the Sierra Cabrera Natural Park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

Please note: It is a 1.5 hour motor coach drive each way to Mojacar. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. This excursion is not recommended for guests who have walking or climbing difficulties. The sightseeing involves around two hours on foot, over uneven surfaces and cobblestones with many hilly and narrow streets. There are steep steps from the village entrance to the main square. Spanish law requires that motor coach guests wear their seatbelts at all times while in vehicles that are so equipped.

 

price $79

 


 

Almeria, Taste and Traditions of the Alpujarra Region

 

Activity Level: Strenuous

Depart from your pier and travel via motor coach to arrive at Alhabia, situated beside the riverbed of the Andarax River. You will observe the creation of colorful traditional hand-painted ceramics at the hands of the talented owner and his son who has been creating these beautiful works of art for 60 years. There will be free time to browse the studio for traditional Spanish ceramics to take home and share with your family and friends. You will then travel past orange groves and olive trees, vineyards of Almeria grapes, and typical whitewashed villages into the valley of the Andarax. You will pass the Tabernas Desert, the only true semi-desert in Europe and see where many spaghetti westerns have been filmed. You will stop at the family-owned Bodegas Valle de Laujar Winery to taste the award-winning local wines of Almeria, along with appetizers of cheese, nuts, and the famed jamon. Enjoy the impressive scenery of the Sierra Nevada peaks as you travel back to your waiting yacht. You will pass the Sea of Plastic, Europe’s main vegetable producing area, spreading across 135 square miles.

Please note: There will be some winding roads on this tour and the maximum altitude is 3,280 feet. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

 

price $155

 


 

Cartagena, Spain

 

 


 

Cartagena by Segway

 

Activity Level: Moderate

 

Take a tour through Cartagena on a Segway, a comfortable and easy-to-ride vehicle. You will depart from the pier and walk to the Segway office where you will receive operating instructions. You’ll start your 90-minute Segway ride along the Maritime Promenade, past Carlos III Wall, the panoramic views from the Concepcion Castle and along the waterfront, stopping along the way for photo opportunities. Cartagena is full of interesting history, ancient and recent and on the Segway you’ll have the opportunity to see an overview of this amazing city, It´s a clever and alternative tour that will allow you to go farther than walking, you will avoid fuel expenses and parking issues, and support the preservation of the environment.
Please note: You must be at least 14 years of age and no more than 260 pounds to operate a Segway . This tour is not recommended for people with reduced mobility or who are disabled. Wear comfortable shoes and clothes.

 

price $129

 


 

Cartagena Highlights and the Roman Theatre

 

Activity Level: Moderate

Discover a cultural legacy spanning more than 3,000 years as you explore the sights of Cartagena accompanied by an experienced guide. Visit the impressive Roman Theatre and its Museum, whose discovery and excavation provided valuable archaeological insight into the important role of Cartagena in Old Spain’s (Hispania Antigua) history. Your next stop is the Maritime Wall, from where you will see magnificent harbor views as you stroll toward Town Hall Square and the city’s main avenue. Your walking tour will show you the impressive early 19th century modernist architecture. Before returning to the yacht, you will take a 30-minute visit to the archaeological site of Muralla Punica and discover the surviving remnants of the old Punic Wall that once protected the city during the Cartagines’ occupation. A short 15-minute drive will return you to the yacht.

Please note: Comfortable shoes are recommended as participants walk for approximately 3 hours.

 

price $99

 


 

Cartagena, Full Day Private CAR

 

Activity Level: Easy

 

Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.
Please note: Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.

 

price $1499

 


 

Cartagena, Full Day Private VAN

 

Activity Level: Easy

 

Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.
Please note: Capacity: 3 – 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.

 

price $1629

 


 

Cartagena, Half Day Private CAR

 

Activity Level: Easy

 

Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.
Please note: Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.

 

price $1069

 


 

Cartagena, Half Day Private VAN

 

Activity Level: Easy

 

Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.
Please note: Capacity: 3 – 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.

 

price $1169

 


 

Cartagena, Journey to Murcia

 

Activity Level: Easy

You are invited to enjoy a superb sightseeing tour in the charming province of Murcia. Departing from Cartagena by motor coach you will journey for one hour through the foothills of the Sierra de Carrascoy. Your destination is the capital of the province – Murcia. Settled by the Moors in the 9th century and conquered by the Christians in the 13th century, this bustling city offers a wonderful array of architectural delights. Your first stop will be the Monastery of the Virgin of Fuensanta (the Patroness of Murcia). Enjoy a panoramic view of the Murcian orchards, producers of the most fruits and vegetables in all of the Mediterranean. Then travel on for an external visit at the Murcia Cathedral, a medley of Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance architecture. The old building of the Casino of Murcia is your next stop and you will have some free time to stroll the streets, relax in a café and people watch, or browse in one of the many local shops before heading back to your ship.

Please note: There are 3 steps to get in the Casino and 3 more in each room inside with tiles on the floor. There is a ramp in the monastery and most of the walking is on flat surfaces. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

 

price $99

 


 

Tarragona, Spain

 

 


 

Tarragona: Medieval Tour

 

Activity Level: Moderate

 

Tarragona´s region is full of history dating back to the Roman era. Here is your chance to experience in one tour three very important medieval places: Tarragona, Montblanc and Monastery El Poblet. Tarragona has preserved several major monuments from its mediaeval past. You will meet your guide for a walking tour that will include the city’s cathedral, and outstanding examples of art and architecture from the Middle Ages in this gorgeous old town. You will board your motor coach for the picturesque 40-minute drive to Montblanc where you will discover its rich architectural and cultural heritage. You will take a 40-minute walking tour of one of the most beautiful medieval towns in Catalonia. Reboard your motor coach for the 15-minute ride to your last stop at the Monastery El Poblet. located within the region of Conca de Barbera, a beautiful setting. It is among the most important monasteries in Europe. In addition to the magnificent church, you will see prominent examples of Cistercian art. In 1991 Monastery El Poblet was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO. You will have a 45-minute tour of the monastery before returning by motor coach to your waiting yacht.
Please note: This tour is not wheelchair accessible as it involves walking among ruins. Wear comfortable walking shoes.

 

price $89

 


 

Tarragona: Sitges & Wine Tasting

 

Activity Level: Moderate

 

Discover one of the nicest cities on the Catalonian coast, Sitges, and taste world-renowned Spanish wine in Adernats, a local cellar where you will visit the vineyard and Vine Museum. You will board a motor coach for the 40-minute ride to Sitges, sheltered by the Garraf Mountains with a warm “micro-climate” and 2.5 miles of beach make it possible to enjoy outdoor activities almost every day of the year. You will enjoy a walking tour through the old part of this charming town. Reboard your motor coach for a 45-minute panoramic drive through the Tarragona region, to Adernats Cellar. You will visit a Wine Museum, the vineyard and taste 3 local wines or Cavas with small aperitifs like tomato bread, cheese and local Iberian ham and sausage.
Please note: This tour is not wheelchair accessible as it involves walking among ruins. Wear comfortable walking shoes.

 

price $149

 


 

Tarragona: Walking Tour

 

Activity Level: Moderate

 

You will board your motor coach for the short ride to beautiful Tarragona, which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your walking tour will start at the Roman walls with the three old towers that still remain in Tarragona: Arquebisbem, Minerva and Cabiscol Towers. The walls were constructed with megalithic blocks of stone and used to be 2.5 miles long. Your tour will continue towards the Cathedral, considered to be a rare example of a mixture of Romanesque and Gothic architecture since it was constructed between the 12th- 14th centuries. One of the highights of this Cathedral is the main façade, which is still unfinished, and hass an impressive rose-colored glass window. You will continue your walk past Gothic arcades, the market area during the Medieval Age and the Provincial Forum Walls dating from the Ist century A.D. You will see the Roman Amphitheatre dating from the 2nd century A.D. and was the place where Romans held their public shows. Before going back to ship, you will be driven along the Rambla Nova Boulevard and will admire the splendid view over the sea from the Mediterranean Balcony there.
Please note: On Sundays, the Cathedral is not open to visitors. The history of the Cathedral will be given outside. When visiting the Cathedral, knees and shoulders must be covered. Wear comfortable walking shoes.

 

price $69

 


 

Barcelona, Spain

 

 


 

Barcelona Highlights Tour & Transfer

 

Activity Level: Moderate

 

Setting out from the port by coach, you will find it easy to relax and enjoy this driving tour of Spain’s most fascinating city, Barcelona, a lovely Mediterranean stronghold of architectural interest. Your guide will point out all the highlights as the coach drives up Via Laietana en route to the Cathedral de la Santa Creu I Santa Eulalia. A guided tour within the 13th century cathedral, will give you the opportunity to admire the hall church interior, suitably impressive with a raised altar and the beautiful Chapel of Santa Lucía. You will drive along one of Barcelona’s most famous streets, the Passeig de Gracia, lined with different Modernist buildings, many of which were designed by architect Antoni Gaudí. Watch for Casa Batlló, an iconic Barcelona landmark and Casa Mila. Your next stop will be at one of Gaudí’s masterpieces – the Sagrada Familia (Holy Family) Church. This is a site not to be missed. Though construction was started in 1882 it is still unfinished. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is the most-visited building in Barcelona, and immediately identifies the city around the world. From here you’ll head up to the El Mirador Alcalde garden with the most exceptional views of Barcelona and its impressive harbor.
Please note: This tour will end either at the airport or at your Windstar hotel. This tour is available only to guests whose flights leave at 3:00 p.m. or later, or to guests staying overnight in Barcelona.

 

price $79

 


 

Barcelona, Full Day Private CAR

 

Activity Level: Easy

 

Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.
Please note: Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.

 

price $1549

 


 

Barcelona, Full Day Private VAN

 

Activity Level: Easy

 

Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.
Please note: Capacity: 3 – 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.

 

price $1949

 


 

Barcelona, Half Day Private CAR

 

Activity Level: Easy

 

Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.
Please note: Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.

 

price $929

 


 

Barcelona, Half Day Private VAN

 

Activity Level: Easy

 

Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.
Please note: Capacity: 3 – 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.

 

price $999

 


Windstar Experience

– Posing in front of the Belém Tower in Lisbon, symbol of the Age of Discovery and a UNESCO World Heritage monument

– Shopping for hand-woven kilims in the medina and meeting friends at the Kasbah in Tangier

– Exploring Pablo Picasso’s hometown of Málaga and seeing his art at the museum

– Discovering the charming mountain “white villages” of Mijas and Mojacar

– Granada’s Moorish-influenced Alhambra Palace and breathtaking Generalife Gardens – both UNESCO World Heritage Sites

– Tasting authentic tapas in Almería

– Cartagena’s Roman ruins and other cultural legacies from the past 3,000 years

– Ibiza’s UNESCO-designated old town, Dalt Vila, with its drawbridges, whitewashed houses, and Gothic cathedral

– The World Heritage city of Tarragona with its stunning Problet Monastery

– Barcelona’s amazing Gothic Quarter, and Antonio Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia

 

WIND SURF ACCOMMODATIONS

BROCHURE PRICE

$7,399

PER PERSON

SALE PRICE

$3,399

PER PERSON

188 SQ FT
Deck 1 Forward/Aft
CABIN TYPE: STATEROOM

 

 

 

ABOUT WINDSTAR
Casually Elegant – Windstar’s private yacht style cruise experience breeds relaxation. Our casually elegant design is comprised of three elements: the ship design, combined with Luxury As You Like It®, onboard environment and the pampering without pretense attitude.

The Ship Design – Each ship, whether it has graceful, billowing sails or is a sleek and sexy power yacht, will give you the small ship advantage, designed to be functional and comfortable. There are public and private places. Lots of light and air, ocean views everywhere. Simple and superb – beautifully appointed staterooms and suites. An inviting layout, easy to get around. The natural fabrics and rich woods are impeccably maintained. These relaxed and stylish yachts are large enough to pamper and entertain you, yet small enough to tuck into delightful tiny harbors and hidden coves others can’t reach.

The Environment – Unregimented. Unstructured. Luxury As You Like It, giving you the freedom to choose to have all the privacy you want, or to be pampered. Design your experience to be as inclusive – or not – as you want. You have the flexibility to include flights, hotel (pre/post cruise), shore excursions, beverage packages, and other onboard amenities to your cruise. Service that is attentive when you need it to be. A warm, smiling staff that gets to know what you like. The Bridge is almost always open for your visit. There are many activities at hand, but they are never imposed.

No assigned seating in AmphorA or the Veranda. And what can be more casual than merely signing for onboard purchases? You will feel like this is your ship, your personal yacht. The environment inspires the attitude.

The Attitude – Casually Elegant is an attitude, brought about by a luxurious ship design and an environment of freedom … allowing you to relax and enjoy your vacation exactly as you would like to. The attitude is found in our staff too. Our staff members are efficient in an unassuming, relaxed way. They are respectful of our guests, pampering without pretense. Flexible. Approachable. And experienced in knowing people and the role service plays in the enjoyment of your vacation.

The Luxury As Your Like It attitude of a Windstar ship is also reflected in the way our guests dress: Imaginative, yet relaxed. Stylish, yet comfortable. Just as you would dress at an elegant resort. Clothes that are light and cool, made of natural fabrics like cotton, silk, and linen, are most appropriate. For women’s daytime wear, we suggest walking shorts, skirts, sarongs, lightweight tops and cover-ups; for evening wear, sun dresses, pants, and informal cocktail attire. Men’s daytime wear: walking/ Bermuda shorts, polo shirts, khaki pants; in the evening, lightweight trousers and short-sleeved dress/polo shirts. No suits or ties. And no shorts, jeans, or t-shirts in AmphorA or Candles during the evening. If your cruise takes you to Monte Carlo, please note that casinos there require men to wear both a tie and jacket.

BAGGAGE POLICY
Windstar will carry as baggage only your personal effects for your wearing, comfort, or convenience during your travel with Windstar. Your baggage needs to be placed in securely constructed and locked suitcases or trunks.

Windstar does not assume any liability for any loss of or damage to or delay of perishable items, medicine, liquor, cash, credit or debit cards, passports, travel documents, jewelry, gold, silver, or similar valuables, securities, financial instruments or other valuable business documents, computers, cellular telephones, cameras, hearing aids, electric wheelchairs, scooters, or other video or electronic equipment, binoculars, film, videotapes, computer discs, audio discs, tapes or CDs. These items should not be left lying about the ship or your stateroom or suite, nor should they be left unattended on other vessels, on vehicles or in hotels, nor placed in luggage other than a bag that you carry with you. In addition, Windstar will not assume any liability for any loss of or damage to carry-on baggage left unattended on the ship or on other modes of transportation or in hotels. Windstar ships provide stateroom or suite safes at no extra charge. Certain hotels may also provide similar facilities. Your use of stateroom or suite safes or similar facilities will not increase Windstar’s liability, as described below.

Windstar cannot be responsible for any loss or damage that occurs before baggage comes into Windstar’s actual custody when you begin your travel with us or after baggage leaves Windstar’s actual custody at the end of your travel with us. In particular, please note that we assume no responsibility for loss, damage, or delay while baggage is in the custody of airlines. If Windstar is liable for loss of, damage to, or delay of your property, the amount of Windstar’s liability will not exceed US$100 (US$600 for guests who have purchased the Cancellation Protection Plan) unless you have specified to Windstar in writing the true value of your property and paid to Windstar before departure 1% of the value in excess of US$100 or US$600, as applicable. In that event, Windstar’s liability will be limited to the amount so specified.

BAGGAGE TAGS
All checked luggage must be tagged with your name, address and phone number. Also attach one of the ship’s baggage tags (included with your cruise documents and available at the pier) to each piece of luggage, including carry-on bags and mark your name and stateroom or cabin number clearly.

BON VOYAGE GIFTS
Friends may wish to send a Bon Voyage gift directly to your stateroom or suite. They should include your stateroom or suite number, the name of your ship and the sailing date.

To order a Bon Voyage gift, friends and family may contact Windstar Vacation Planners at 800-258-7245. Our Gift Order list includes a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, flowers, and other gifts. Orders must be prepaid and received two weeks in advance of sailing. Gift Orders may be charged to American Express, Visa, MasterCard or Discover Card. Depending on the country of embarkation, flowers may not be available one to two weeks prior to sailing. For more information or to place a gift order, please call us at 800-258-7245, fax 206-733-2790 or write Windstar Cruises Guest Services, 2101 Fourth Avenue, Suite 210, Seattle, WA 98121.

Please note: Gift orders cannot be confirmed within seven days of departure.

CANCELLATION POLICY
A full refund (except for amounts paid for the Full Sail Cancellation Protection Plan) will be made for cancellations received by Windstar Cruises at least 91 days prior to the date on which you planned to commence travel by any mode of transportation booked through Windstar Cruises (air, sea, or land). Guests who cancel after that date for any reason, including medical or family reasons, are subject to the following cancellation fees:

91 days before commencing travel – full refund
90-60 days before commencing travel – US$750 (deposit)
59-30 days before commencing travel – 50% of gross fare
29-0 days before commencing travel – 100% of gross fare

Given that the resale of cancelled space will likely result in a lost opportunity to sell other space, these fees are due regardless of resale. Windstar Cruises can only be responsible for refunding amounts actually received by it. Travel agencies may impose their own cancellation fees. Agency fees of any nature are a matter to be decided on solely by the agency and guests. Windstar Cruises contracts are non-transferable. Name changes and departure date changes are considered reservation cancellations/re-bookings and are subject to cancellation fees. Changes require the prior approval of Windstar Cruises and may not always be possible.

TRAVEL PROTECTION PLAN
Full Sail and Full Sail Plus Travel Protection Plans

Windstar Cruises offers guests the opportunity to purchase either our Full Sail or Full Sail Plus Protection Plan. Both of these plans are optional and must be paid for at time of deposit. Payments are not refundable. Both plans are available for U.S. residents.

Because cancellation fees apply regardless of the reason for cancellation, including medical and family matters, we strongly recommend the purchase of either the Full Sail Plan, which protects you if your trip is canceled or interrupted for covered reasons — or Full Sail Plus Plan, which gives you the added protection of a future cruise credit if you cancel for uncovered reasons.

Both Plans include:
• Trip interruption benefit
• Travel delay benefit
• Primary medical expense/emergency assistance benefit
• One call 24-hour travel services network

For further information ask for the plan certificate which fully details the coverage, provisions, limitations and exclusions of the plan offered and is available to you upon request at any time. You may also view the Travel Protection Plan at http://www.tripmate.com/wpF429W/faq. The plan certificate you purchase will be included in your cruise documents. These plans are underwritten by United States Fire Insurance Company, 5 Christopher Way, Eatontown, NJ 07724. The plans are offered and administered by Trip Mate, Inc. (In CA, Trip Mate Insurance Agency), 9225 Ward Parkway, Suite 200, Kansas City, MO 64114. Phone: 800-888-7292.

CARRY-ON LUGGAGE
We suggest that you hand-carry the essentials: air and cruise documents, passports, visas, medications, eyewear, traveler’s checks, credit and debit cards, cash, jewelry, cell phones, laptops, tablets, and cameras. All carry-on baggage must fit either under the seat or in an overhead storage compartment of the airplane.

CELL PHONE SERVICE
Guests may now access cell phone service both at sea and in port. At sea, both GSM and CDMA maritime roaming is available. Be sure to contact your home network prior to embarking to ensure your account is authorized to roam internationally and to confirm maritime roaming pricing. Verizon subscribers should dial *228 and select Option 2 to update their roaming list. All roaming charges will be included in your monthly bill by your home carrier.

CHANGE CHARGES
Changing your itinerary after reservations have been made can result in a loss of the advantages gained by early planning. If you must change your itinerary please contact Windstar Vacation Planners at 800-258-7245. Please note that a change fee may apply.

CHILDREN
Children, especially infants and toddlers, are not encouraged aboard Windstar cruises. The intimate ship size and unregimented atmosphere are adult in orientation and do not provide for the care, supervision, or entertainment of children. Children occupying staterooms as the third person are charged the applicable “third person” rate, which is available on request. Travel for children under eight years of age is limited. Please contact Windstar Vacation Planners for availability,800-258-7245.

CRUISE EXTENSIONS
Extend your Windstar experience on land at a hotel that reflects our own high standards of elegance, luxury, and pampering service. The Windstar Hotel collection includes renowned hotels that are conveniently located near the best restaurants, cultural centers, and local attractions. More information can be found in this Already Booked section of our website or by contacting a Windstar Vacation Planner at 800-258-7245.

Conditions: Hotels are subject to availability; Windstar Cruises reserves the right to substitute comparable hotels.

Transfers/Pre- & Post- Cruise Services
Services for Windstar Cruises cruise-only guests (individuals who do not purchase air transportation or cruise extensions from Windstar Cruises) begin with embarkation at the noted time in your cruise documents. Any transfers, meals, and dayroom accommodations required prior to this time are the responsibility of the guest. Please make a note of this, as many international flights arrive several hours prior to the scheduled embarkation time.

Guests may purchase a transfer from local airport to ship for day of sailing and from ship to local airport for day of disembarkation directly through Windstar Cruises Vacation Planners at 800-258-7245.

CRUISE FARES
Your fares include ocean transportation, stateroom or suite accommodations, and all meals and entertainment on board the ship. Not included, however, are items of a personal nature, such as alcoholic beverages, laundry, transfers prior to or after cruise (dis)embarkation, or optional programs or activities. You’ll also be charged separately for shore excursions, and additional conveniences or conveyances not specified in the itinerary. All rates shown are per person based on double occupancy. Fares are published in U.S. dollars. Note: Canadian and third-person rates are available upon request.

Singles
Single occupancy of a stateroom is 175% of the published per person stateroom/suite cruise fare (200% of the Owner’s Suite per person cruise fare) and is subject to availability.

CUSTOMS REGISTRATION AND DUTY-FREE ALLOWANCE/IMPORT RESTRICTIONS
Upon your return to the U.S., you must declare all merchandise purchased outside of the U.S., including items purchased in duty-free shops onboard the ship or ashore. Items mailed to the U.S. are not included. These will be assessed upon arrival. Each U.S. resident is usually allowed a duty-free exemption of US$800 per guest; it may be more or less depending on your itinerary and recent travel outside the country. An additional US$1000-worth of articles may be brought in and taxed at a reduced flat-duty rate. After an absence of seven days or more, Canadian citizens may bring back to Canada up to CAD750 worth of duty-free merchandise, which may include a maximum of 40 ounces of liquor or wine and 200 cigarettes. These figures are based on information given at the time of printing; regulations and dollar amounts may change. All guests should check with their local Customs agencies in their home country for allowances information before departure.

In order to avoid problems when reentering the United States, we strongly recommend that U.S. residents register their valuables with U.S. Customs before departure. You must do this at a Customs office near your home. This cannot be done at the pier prior to departure. We recommend that you register any foreign manufactured items such as cameras, lenses, jewelry, watches, binoculars, etc. with Customs prior to taking them out of the country. Otherwise, you may be required to supply proof of purchase, or to pay duty on these items upon returning to the U.S.

Please pay particular attention to the import of animal by-products (such as furs, belts and shoes). A complete list of banned imports is available from U.S. Customs.

DINING WITH WINDSTAR
BREAKFAST

It is 7:30 in the morning and you awake to hear the gentle trade winds, and smell the freshly brewed Colombian coffee and buttery croissants that lure you topside to the Veranda. It’s breakfast al fresco, full service or buffet-style, anytime till 9:30 a.m. No need to hurry. Or if you prefer, linger over a continental breakfast served in the privacy of your stateroom or suite. Whichever is fine with us. After all, this is what the good life is all about: doing what you please, when you please.

LUNCH

Again, the choices are many in the Veranda. Choose the sumptuous, seemingly endless buffet. Or, order from the lunch menu between noon and 2:30 p.m.

DINNER

In the evening, we turn the spotlight to our elegant, wood-paneled restaurant. Here, the dining room manager seats you, but where is your decision. There are no pre-assigned tables or first or second seatings. When you dine and with whom are entirely up to you. Seating usually begins at 6:30 p.m. and will be printed in the ship’s daily program.

The evening attire onboard Windstar is specified as “casual elegance”- the emphasis weighted heavily on the casual.

The cuisine is exquisite … a unique creation of light and savory entrees using fresh native foods and tropical accents. What will it be? Pear and goat cheese salad with prosciutto. Roasted eggplant and garlic soup? Grilled ahi tuna with Asian vegetables and a ginger pink peppercorn sauce? Or perhaps a mocha and chocolate terrine with almond sauce? To all this, we add a fine selection of vintage wines.

SPECIAL DIETS
Low-sodium, vegetarian, low-cholesterol, salt or fat free diets, and other special dietary needs can be accommodated if we are notified in advance. Our dining room staff will be happy to oblige your special needs. Just let us know your dietary preferences at the time of booking, and reconfirm with the Maitre d’ once you’re aboard. We shall do our utmost to fulfill all requests, although agricultural and perishability restrictions may apply. Please note: Special requests received less than 30 days before sailing may not be available. Kosher or Halal meals are not available.

If you (or your travel agent) requested special meals at the time of your booking, please reconfirm this request with the Maitre d’ after you board. If you have further questions or require additional information, please contact Vacation Planning at 800-258-7245.

ALCOHOL ON BOARD POLICY
Bottles or other containers of beer and other alcoholic beverages purchased in the vessel’s shops or otherwise brought on the ship cannot be consumed on the ship, with the exception of wine and champagne. If the beverages are purchased from the vessel’s shops or at ports of call, they will be collected for safekeeping and delivered to your stateroom or suite on the last day of the voyage. Our staff will make arrangements to store the items for you during the cruise. Guests may bring wines and champagne purchased from outside the ship on board for consumption in their stateroom or suite. For consumption in the restaurants or bars, a corkage fee will be applied to the guest’s onboard account.

ROOM SERVICE
Complimentary room service is available 24 hours a day for sandwiches, selected canapes, coffee, and tea.

GUESTS WITH DISABILITIES
Windstar does not discriminate against persons on the basis of disability. We seek, to the extent feasible, to accommodate the needs of persons with disabilities. There are no elevators on Wind Star and Wind Spirit nor were the ships originally constructed to be wheelchair accessible. As a result, these ships may be unsuitable for people relying solely on wheelchairs. Wind Surf is equipped with elevators, but staterooms are not wheelchair accessible. Also note, there is no elevator access to board the ship. Star Pride has modified wheelchair accessible suites available and an elevator on board.

Certain ports require the ship to anchor; in this case guests must be ferried into port. Service animals are permitted on board ships if prior arrangements have been made at time of booking. In limited situations where an individual with a disability would be unable to satisfy certain specified safety and other criteria, even when provided with appropriate auxiliary aids and services, we may find it necessary to ask the individual to make alternative travel arrangements. It is essential that Windstar is notified of any special medical, physical or other requirements you may have at the time of booking.

MAJOR CITY AIR PROGRAM
Windstar Cruises is pleased to offer air/sea packages featuring round trip economy-class airline transportation between many U.S. and Canadian cities and your cruise. Optional transfers from the airport to ship are available on sailing day and return after the cruise. To take advantage of this package, which is offered at an additional charge to your cruise fare, simply ask your travel professional to request it when you reserve your stateroom. Current add-on costs are available from Windstar Cruises Vacation Planners and are subject to change. All gateways may not be available for each itinerary. Please call for a rate quote.

Windstar Cruises will provide an airline ticket between major cities and the nearest airport to the cruise port using the carriers, routing, and structure of our choice. We reserve the right to utilize commuter and/or charter air service without prior notice. The airfares we use are based on capacity controlled, promotional, and group fares. The cost of the basic add-on quoted does not include confirmation of requests for specific carriers, routing, or en route stopovers. Air schedules are generally available approximately 60 days prior to departure. Windstar Cruises reserves the right to withdraw air/sea availability without prior notice for any product at any time.

FORCED OVERNIGHTS
Due to airline schedules (and occasionally, lack of flight availability), travel between many major cities and your cruise may require one or more hotel overnights en route. If necessary, the cost of hotel accommodations is not included in the air add-on amounts and is the responsibility of the guest. Hotels will be selected by Windstar Cruises and may not be at the port of (dis)embarkation. Guests are responsible for meals and items of a personal nature. Note: Some hotel packages may not be available in conjunction with our air/sea program due to our preferred carrier’s flight frequency between port cities and the U.S. or Canada.

AIRLINE SERVICE REQUESTS AND BAGGAGE CHARGES
We regret that seat assignments or other service requests, such as wheelchairs, special meals or oxygen, cannot be confirmed by Windstar. Your travel professional may assist you with these arrangements, as well as add airline frequent flyer numbers to your reservation, once you receive your tickets. Some airlines or charter operations may not offer advanced seat assignments. Each airline has its own baggage allowance policy. You are responsible for any excess baggage charges imposed by airlines.

AIR CHANGES, CANCELLATIONS, AND REFUNDS
One reason that Windstar air/sea package are economical is as a result of early planning and confirmation of your air travel arrangements. Therefore, it is of the utmost importance that you verify travel dates and pre-/post-packages prior to the final payment due date. After this time, any changes to your plans will result in additional costs above the air/sea add-on. Once airline tickets have been issued (or at any time within 59 days of travel), any changes or cancellations will result in penalties in the amount of 50% or 100% of the gross fare (see Cancellation Policy Section).

In addition, should the requested change or cancellation result in a fare increase or airline charge, you will be responsible for payment of the additional amount. The maximum refund for unused flight coupons will not exceed the air add-on paid by you to Windstar. Please note that because of changing airline tariffs, your actual air tickets may reflect fares higher or lower than the charge assessed by Windstar. If so, the difference is neither chargeable nor refundable to you.

AIR TAXES / SURCHARGES
Air add-on costs quoted by Windstar are included.

AIRLINES / PORT CONNECTIONS
For arrivals and departures in all ports of (dis) embarkation, it is recommended that those guests not purchasing Windstar’s Major City Air package allow adequate time for transfers between the airport and pier, customs inspection, and airport security checks, as follows:

Transfer Hours Prior/Port City Arrive Depart
Transfer Hours Prior/Port City Arrive Depart

Athens, Greece – 4 hours before arrival or departure
Barcelona, Spain – 4 hours before arrival or departure
Bridgetown, Barbados – 3 hours before arrival or departure
Istanbul, Turkey – 4 hours before arrival or departure
Lisbon, Portugal – 3 hours before arrival or departure
Nice, France – 3 hours before arrival or departure
Rome, Italy (Civitavecchia) – 5 hours before arrival or departure
San Jose, Costa Rica – 5 hours before arrival or departure
St. Martin, U.S.V.I. – 3 hours before arrival or departure
Venice, Italy – 3 hours before arrival or departure

All other international points: allow 5 hours minimum for arrival and departure transfers. Note: If you have purchased air transportation independently from Windstar, you will be responsible for any and all expenses incurred when joining the vessel in progress.

LIABILITY AND RELATION WITH AIRLINES
If, due to any cause beyond our control (including, for example, capacity controls placed upon us by airlines due to the types of fares under which we book), we are unable to arrange for air transportation or the air transportation we arrange is unavailable or otherwise fails to materialize, our sole liability will be limited to refunding the air add-on amount paid to us. We assume no liability for any acts or omissions of any airline, including, without limitation, those involving cancellation of flights, schedule changes, re-routings, damage to or delay or loss of baggage, flight delays, equipment failures, accidents, pilot or other staff shortages, overbooking, or computer errors. The liabilities and obligations of an airline to you, and your rights against an airline, are subject to any and all terms and conditions of the airline’s ticket and tariffs and any and all governmental laws and regulations bearing upon or otherwise relating to such rights, liabilities, and obligations.

IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS/PASSPORTS AND VISAS
IMPORTANT: Guests arriving for embarkation without proper documentation may not join the voyage and will not be entitled to a refund.

Guests of Windstar Cruises are required to carry a valid passport. All passports must be valid for at least 6 months beyond intended stay.

The U.S. Departments of State and Homeland Security have announced the official requirements for citizens of the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Bermuda to present a valid passport to enter the United States when arriving by air from any part of the Western Hemisphere. A VALID PASSPORT IS REQUIRED FOR ALL TRAVEL (AIR, SEA OR LAND) INTO OR OUT OF THE U.S.

For more information, please visit www.travel.state.gov or call the National Passport Information Center at 1.877.487.2778. Foreign nationals should contact their respective governments to obtain details regarding current passport requirements. Expired passports are not acceptable.

Visas: Some countries require that you obtain official authorization (called a visa) before entering the country. Usually a fee is required. You are responsible for obtaining any necessary visas. If you do not hold proper visa documents, you could be denied boarding without compensation.

All Visa Waiver Program travelers are required to obtain an electronic travel authorization prior to boarding a carrier to travel by air or sea to the U.S. under the Visa Waiver Program. Please visit https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov to apply. Please note that boarding may be denied to travelers from VWP countries that do not have machine-readable passports.

Windstar Cruises is not responsible for determining or fulfilling individual guest’s passport and visa requirements. It is your responsibility to determine and fulfill the passport and visa requirements applicable to your travel situation. Questions regarding current regulations can be directed to your travel professional. Boarding may be denied and fines may be levied against those guests without proper documentation. Payment of any fines levied is the responsibility of the individual guest.

IMMUNIZATION
It is always wise to check with your personal physician or travel medicine clinic for the latest travel recommendations. Visiting certain foreign countries may require that you be inoculated prior to leaving the United States. Please check with the nearest office of U.S. Customs or the U.S. Department of State in order to determine whether you will need a visa and/or inoculations.

LATE BOOKING POLICY
On bookings within 45 days of departure, we require final payment (wire transfer of funds, or Visa, American Express, or MasterCard) before we can initiate the process of requesting hotel and/or air space; on bookings within 30 days of departure, we are unable to make air or hotel arrangements. Windstar will advise you of the status of the request within five working days of receipt of final payment. If your request is confirmed, travel documents may be delivered to the departure point of your cruise. If we are unable to confirm your late booking as you requested, all monies requested will be refunded in full. This policy applies to e-tickets only.

PACKING ADVICE
The less you bring the better. We suggest clothes that are light, cool and made of natural fabrics like cotton and silk. You may wish to bring warmer clothing (layers are best), if you are traveling on an Ocean Crossing or an autumn Mediterranean cruise.

The tone for dinner and evening aboard is one of “casual elegance.” Imaginative, yet relaxed. Stylish, yet comfortable. Just as you would dress on your own private yacht. For ladies, sundresses, slacks and informal cocktail dresses are appropriate. For men, we suggest slacks and collared shirts or polos. There are no formal nights, no costume parties, no requirements for suits and ties. However, if your cruise takes you to Monte Carlo, please note that casinos require men to wear both a jacket and tie. Our only restriction is that shorts, jeans and t-shirts not be worn in AmphorA, Stella Bistro or public rooms during the evening. Country Club Casual is acceptable for Candles.

PETS
Animals or pets are not allowed with the exception of qualified service animals for guests with disabilities. Please notify your travel professional at time of booking if you intend to board with a service animal.

FARES, NON-DISCOUNTABLE AMOUNT, TAXES, AND SURCHARGES
Windstar Cruises reserves the right not to honor any published prices that it determines were erroneous due to printing, electronic or clerical error. Each cruise fare includes a Non-Discountable Amount. That portion of the fare is both non-commissionable to travel professionals and not subject to reduction in the event of a percentage discount promotion, 2-for-1 promotion or otherwise. Fares quoted in this brochure are those in effect at the time of printing. If cost factors dictate the need for fare increases, Windstar Cruises may do so at any time prior to departure. Guests can cancel (without paying a cancellation fee) rather than accept a fare increase. Taxes will be collected separately from the cruise fare. The term “Taxes” as used by Windstar Cruises refers to certain taxes, fees and charges imposed by governmental or quasi-governmental authorities, including port authorities, relating to any aspect of your cruise. Windstar Cruises reserves the right to impose or pass through fuel surcharges, security surcharges or similar incidental surcharges. No right of cancellation exists under either of these circumstances.

RECONFIRMING YOUR AIRLINE RESERVATIONS
Please review your air and cruise documents to ensure that your tickets are correct. We recommend that you call the airline 72 hours prior to your departure time to reconfirm your flight. (These are international flights, and departure times may change without prior notice.) Plan to check in at the airline ticket counter at least 2 1/2 hours before flight time for international passport/security checks.

RESERVATIONS AND FINAL PAYMENT
Since accommodations are limited by the number of staterooms or suites on each ship, reservations should be made as early as possible. Travel agencies are not owned or controlled by Windstar. Your deposits and payments for Windstar services are to be paid to the travel agency with whom you made your reservation. Travel documents will be issued only if and when full payment has been received by Windstar from the travel agency. Refunds for cancelled or unused services will normally be made to the same travel agency on the basis of the amount actually received by Windstar less any applicable cancellation fees and charges. You are responsible for obtaining from your travel agency monies either retained by the agency or received by the agency from Windstar.

Immediate deposit of $750 per person is required within 3 days of booking to secure a reservation. Final payment is due no later than 90 days prior to departure. In most cases, we are able to provide you with travel documents, including your cruise contract, approximately 30 days prior to departure. Travel documents, however, are only issued after final payment and immigration forms have been received by Windstar. Send all payments to: Windstar Cruises, 2101 4th Ave, Suite 210, Seattle, WA 98121 U.S.A.

Payment is also welcome by American Express, Visa, Discover or MasterCard. For faster processing, please include a confirmation number on your check. Travel agents should make checks payable to Windstar Cruises.

RESPONSIBILITY
Wind Star is owned by Wind Star Limited, Wind Spirit is owned by Wind Spirit Limited, and Wind Surf is owned by Degrees Limited. These Shipowners are Bahamian corporations. Transportation aboard the ships is provided solely by the Shipowners and pursuant to the cruise contract that you will receive prior to embarkation. Read the cruise contract carefully and as soon as you receive it. A sample cruise contract can be reviewed on this website.

Non-Windstar Services (such as airlines and other off-ship transportation carriers, shore excursions, meals, accommodations, air ambulance, and shoreside physicians) are generally performed by independent contractors. Those Non-Windstar Services that are performed by independent contractors are solely at your risk and subject to the terms or arrangements made by you or on your behalf with the independent contractor furnishing the Non-Windstar Service. Windstar Cruises assumes no responsibility with respect to these Non-Windstar Services (including delay, injury, death, or damage to property) even though it may collect monies or make arrangements for the services.

Situations may arise that, in the opinion of Windstar Cruises, make it necessary for Windstar to cancel, advance, or postpone a scheduled departure, change itineraries, or make substitutions involving ports of call, other travel components, vessels, or other modes of transportation. These situations may include, by way of example, concerns regarding weather conditions, issues involving safety matters, alternative business arrangements or charters resulting in the decision to withdraw a sailing from public sale, or requirements of governmental authorities. If this should occur, Windstar does not assume responsibility or liability for any losses, inconvenience, or expenses incurred by guests as a result. Your full cruise fare will be refunded, however, if the cruise is cancelled prior to initial embarkation.

SHIPS’ REGISTRY AND TRADEMARKS
All Windstar ships are registered in the Bahamas. Windstar has registered trademarks in the United States and various foreign countries for the names and phrases Windstar®, 180º from Ordinary®, 180 Degrees from Ordinary®, Romance Under Sail®, Degrees of Difference®, Luxury As You Like It® and the Windstar logo.

SMOKING POLICY
Smoking is not permitted in any of the staterooms or public spaces, including all restaurants and corridors. Smoking is permitted on the outside decks in designated smoking areas only.

AIRLINE DELAYS
If you believe a delay will cause you to arrive in the port of embarkation less than 2 hours before the ship’s scheduled departure, call us at 1-888-776-8359 or 206-733-2991. Representatives are available 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Outside of these hours and during holidays, call 206-733-2991 (emergency use only).

BOARDING PROCEDURES
Embarkation time is 1:00 p.m. All guests should be on board no later than one hour before departure. Passports are collected upon embarkation and held safely by the Purser’s Office until the end of the cruise.

TRANSFERS

Windstar Cruises Air/Hotel Packages: If you have booked your air or hotel accommodations through Windstar Cruises, transfers are NOT included and have to be purchased separately. Services for Windstar cruise-only guests (individuals who do not purchase air transportation or cruise extensions from Windstar) begin with embarkation at the noted time in your cruise documents. Any transfers, meals, and dayroom accommodations required prior to this time are the responsibility of the traveler. Please make a note of this, as many international flights arrive several hours prior to the scheduled embarkation time.

Windstar Cruises Air/Hotel Packages: Purchasing Transfers: -Guests may purchase transfers between airport and pier, between Windstar Cruises designated pre- / post-hotels and pier, and between airport and designated pre- / post hotels if it is within standard Windstar Cruises Services.

Temporary Terminations: If guests have chosen to stay at a non-Windstar Cruises hotel, guests will not be able to purchase transfers. Transfers are NOT available for purchase for guests choosing to deviate from standard Windstar Cruises services. If there is a “temporary termination” (e.g., guests who have Windstar Cruises Major City Airport but have chosen to stay in a non-Windstar Cruises hotel or guests who arrive early and choose to stay at a non-Windstar Cruises hotel), no transfers will be available for purchase.

Services for Windstar cruise-only guests (individuals who do not purchase air transportation or cruise extensions from Windstar) begin with embarkation at the noted time in your cruise documents. Any transfers, meals and dayroom accommodations required prior to this time are the responsibility of the travelers. Please make a note of this, as many international flights arrive several hours prior to the scheduled embarkation time.

Guests may purchase a transfer from local airport to ship for day of sailing and from ship to local airport for day of disembarkation directly through Windstar Cruises Vacation Planners at 800-258-7245. Major City Air guests flying on dates other than the date of (dis) embarkation must arrange their own transfers unless the reason for the different date is because of the purchase of a cruise extension from Windstar Cruises. Transfers for these guests will be arranged between airport, hotel, and pier, as appropriate, so long as the transfer dates coincide with the dates of the services purchased from Windstar Cruises.

COMMUNICATIONS AT SEA

PHONE & FAX COMMUNICATIONS
Those at home can reach any Windstar ship. Please have the ship name, stateroom number and party name.

SHIP
PHONE
FAX
Wind Spirit
+1 954.538.4376
870.761.137.656
Wind Star
+1 954.538.4397
870.600.883.182
Wind Surf
+1 954.538.4294
870.330.924.211

Guests on board may make phone calls from their stateroom at a cost of $7.95 per minute.

EMAIL
Windstar Cruises offers full internet capabilities, depending on course and position of the ship, as well as wireless Internet service on all three ships. Wi-Fi access is possible in most public areas, staterooms and suites. Please note that during Ocean Crossings there will be no internet at all and all computers in the Computer Center will be shut down.

POSTAL MAIL
You can receive mail while on board. Please call a vacation planner at 800.258.7245 for information on shipping options and lead times to ensure your mail arrives in time for your visit to a given port of call.

DEPARTURE TAX
Some countries impose a departure tax on departing passengers which cannot be included on an air ticket. In most cases this is paid by each passenger upon airport check-in and may be paid in either US dollars or local currency.

DISEMBARKATION PROCEDURES
You will be advised of current requirements and be given complete instructions on disembarkation procedures during your cruise.

MEDICAL FACILITIES, INFANTS AND PREGNANCY POLICY
A doctor and limited medical facilities are available on board. However, if you take special medications, please bring an adequate supply with you together with a copy of the prescription from your doctor; it may not be available on board. Medical services and all medicines (except acetaminophen, aspirin and seasickness pills) dispensed by the ship’s doctor will be charged to your shipboard account. If you become ill during the voyage and the physician is unable to care for your needs on board, you will be transferred to medical facilities on shore. Shoreside medical care and/or evacuation are not charged to your onboard account. You will be responsible for paying all of these charges.

If you will require special medical apparatus or assistance on board or have any special medical, physical or other requirements, please contact our Access & Compliance Department at 800-240-3708. There are elevators available only on Wind Surf and Star Pride. Due to limited medical facilities, we will not accept reservations for children under 8 years of age or women who are 24 or more weeks pregnant at the time their travel with Windstar concludes.

PASSENGERS UNDER 21
Passengers under 21 years of age must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or chaperone who is at least 25 years old; one adult chaperone is required for every five people under 21. Parents, guardians and chaperones are responsible for overseeing the onboard conduct of minors. Alcoholic beverages will not be served to passengers under age 21.

SERVICES ON BOARD
ELECTRIC APPLIANCES

Voltage on Wind Star and Wind Spirit is standard 110 AC. Voltage on Wind Surf and Star Pride is 220, special converters are needed. Guests are encouraged to bring their own travel adaptors as they are not available on board. For your convenience, there is a hair dryer in each stateroom.

VALUABLES

Each stateroom or suite is equipped with a built-in safe for storing valuables and important documents.

LAUNDRY SERVICES

Laundry service is provided on board at a nominal charge. Dry cleaning is not available. Laundry Service Packages must be added by the first day of the cruise and will be priced by the total number of cruise days. Pricing is inclusive of applicable taxes.

PREMIUM BEVERAGE PACKAGE

This package offers you unlimited premium cocktails (except X.O. and Louis XIII), wine by the glass from the per glass wine menu, house champagne, and beer. It even includes mini-bar beverage selections and beverages provided through room service. Packages are only sold by stateroom or suite and must be purchased for all guests occupying the stateroom or suite. The Beverage Package must be purchased by the first day of the cruise the cost covers the full duration of the cruise. Package price is $108.00 per stateroom/suite per day, and does not include the standard 15% beverage service charge. The package price is inclusive of applicable taxes and please note the minimum drinking age aboard Windstar Cruises is 21 years old.

SPECIAL OCCASIONS ON BOARD

Windstar Cruises will be happy to help you plan an on board celebration. Whether you are celebrating an anniversary, a birthday, renewing your wedding vows, or just want to pamper yourself, call our Vacation Planning department at 800-258-7245 to make arrangements. If you should decide to give an impromptu party during the cruise, contact the Hotel Manager for on board assistance.

SHIPBOARD ACCOUNT AND CURRENCY EXCHANGE
Our cashless society is designed to make your life on board as simple as possible. When you board the ship, your account has already been activated and you may make purchases by simply showing your guest identification card and signing a receipt. On embarkation day, you will need to register your credit card (Visa®, Discover®, Mastercard®, American Express®) in order to use your onboard account for shipboard purchases. We do not accept debit cards. Your card will be pre-authorized for USD $60 per person for each day of your cruise. At the end of your cruise, you will receive a final statement, and your card will be charged only for the actual amount of your purchases.

Please inform your credit card issuer in advance that your card will be used on a Windstar ship. This will help prevent delays in obtaining pre-authorization on board. Some banks may keep the pre-authorization in place for up to 30 days. If you do not want to use a credit card, the ship will collect a cash deposit from you at time of boarding in the same pre-authorization amount. Any excess deposit will be refunded to you at the end of the cruise. Traveler’s checks may be cashed at the Purser’s Office to make your deposit. Personal checks and debit cards are not accepted on board.

SPORTS AND ACTIVITIES
Activities are a world apart from those offered on cruise ships. On board you may wish to participate in a scheduled activity or just relax; the choice is yours. In port you will have the opportunity to explore some of the most intriguing places in the world.

Windstar has selected custom-designed tours to help you explore each port to the fullest extent (not included in the cruise fare). In Europe, each port beckons you to discover its history and culture: explore ancient ruins, view masterful art, tour grand architecture or sample wines from the finest vineyards.

In the Caribbean and Costa Rica adventure awaits: horseback riding, helicopter flight-seeing, a catamaran or boat cruise, snorkeling, walks along secluded beaches and rain forest hikes. In the South Pacific you can see the islands by Jeep, check out a black pearl farm, or kayak the river.

You may also want to take advantage of our Marina from which you may enjoy various scheduled activities such as windsurfing or water skiing while at anchor. In certain ports SCUBA diving is offered for an additional fee through local dive operators.

HOTEL SERVICE CHARGE
Our crew works very hard to make sure that every aspect of your cruise meets the highest standards. This includes those crew members who serve you directly, such as wait staff, beverage servers and the stewards who service your stateroom each day. There are also many others who support their efforts whom you may never meet, such as galley and laundry staff. To ensure that the efforts of all of our crew members are recognized and rewarded, a Hotel Service Charge of $12 per passenger is automatically added to each guest’s shipboard account on a daily basis. If our service exceeds or fails to meet your expectations, you are free to adjust this amount at the end of the cruise. In addition, a 15% Beverage Service Charge is automatically added to bar charges and dining room wine purchases. These charges are paid entirely to Windstar crew members, and represent an important part of their compensation.

In terminals, airports, ports of call, and on shore excursions, we suggest that you extend gratuities consistent with customary local practices.

– See more at: https://booking.windstarcruises.com/My-Windstar/Cruise-Document-Links/Frequently-Asked-Questions.aspx#sthash.hYGMrm6I.dpuf

 

To book this cruise, please fill out a copy of the form below, sign and email to:

sharion@sonoma-napawinecruises.com

 

Sign Up Form (PDF)

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