Windstar schedules new cruises in the Caribbean and Central America


Windstar Cruises has added a range of new Caribbean and Central American cruises for 2023.

The seven-day “Beach Fun & Sun: A Remote Caribbean Getaway” stops in St. Maarten, Antigua, St. Barts, Anguilla, Jost Van Dyke (overnight), Virgin Gorda, and Tortola. On November 4, 2023, sailing will take place on Windstar’s Star Pride and eight departures will be by the 342-guest classic sailboat Wind Surf.


Current rates start at $2,599 per guest. The “Beach Fun & Sun” itinerary can be combined with Windstar’s “Classic Caribbean” for a two-week cruise, with both itineraries departing from St. Maarten. “Classic Caribbean” includes stops in Dominica, Guadeloupe, St. Kitts and Nevis, plus a repeat in St. Barths.

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Both ships’ water sports platforms – which allow passengers to jump from the yacht into the sea for water sports – are expected to operate almost daily on these cruises.

“We created this itinerary specifically for people who enjoy spending time enjoying some of the best tropical beaches, swimming and water activities,” Windstar President Christopher Prelog said. “Our small yachts visit the picturesque islands of the Caribbean for a peaceful and relaxing vacation away from the crowds.”

Also new to the Caribbean: Windstar will sail from Miami for the first time in December 2022. The small ship cruise line has just moved its offices to Miami from Seattle.

Departing from Miami, the “Jungles & Jewels of the Central American Coast” itinerary includes stops in Key West, Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and Honduras. The new “Central America and the Panama Canal Revealed” cruise sails from Miami to Mexico, Belize, Honduras, Costa Rica and Panama.

Beginning winter 2023, Windstar will operate a new seven-day round-trip Costa Rica cruise itinerary from Puerto Caldera called “Naturally Costa Rica”, including inaugural stops in San Juan del Sur and Corinto in Nicaragua. Current rates start at $2,699 per guest. The new option can be combined with a Windstar Panama Canal itinerary for a 14-day adventure.

Return Caribbean itineraries include “Windward Island Surfs & Sunsets,” a seven-day round trip from San Juan; “Windward Ways & Tobago Cays”, sailing through the Windward and ABC Islands; and “Yachtsman’s Caribbean,” a classic voyage into the Caribbean’s private yachting scene.

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