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Windstar Cruises Service & Awards

The goal of Windstar Cruises’ staff is to make your cruise experience outstanding and unforgettable. This starts with an impressive crew to guest ratio (1:2 in many cases) and a wide range of onboard services. Windstar’s intimate ships only hold a limited number of guests, so there’s never crowding and crewmembers are able to give each guest the attention they deserve.

Windstar’s dedication to service also translates to extra special onboard perks, such as packages with unlimited beverages, cocktails, wine and refreshments (including several top shelf options). Windstar also offers a convenient 24-hour personal laundry service for all guests. This allows you to pack lighter and receive freshly pressed and laundered garments each day.

To learn more about Windstar’s top-tier service, contact our expert cruise consultants today.


Windstar Cruises Awards:

  • Conde Nast Traveler 2020 Gold List (2020)
  • USA Today 10 Best: #1 Boutique Cruise Line (2020)
  • Cruise Critic Editor's Picks Awards: Best Shore Excursions (2019)
  • Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards: #2 Top Cruise Lines - Small Ships (2019)
  • AFAR Travelers' Choice Awards: Best Small Ship Cruise Line Winner (2019)
  • Travel Weekly Magellan Award: Gold, Windstar's Sail Amsterdam Celebration, Cruise - Expeditions-Itinerary (2019)
  • Travel Weekly Magellan Award: Gold, Windstar's Uncommon Indonesia, Cruise - Expeditions-Itinerary (2019)
  • Travel Weekly Magellan Award: Gold, 2019-2021 Voyage Collection, Cruise Marketing-Direct Mail (2019)
  • Travel Weekly Magellan Award: Gold, Windstar Small Ships, Cruise - Overall-Small Cruise Ship (500 passengers or under) (2019)
  • Travel Weekly Magellan Award: Gold, Cruise – Overall Education Program Star Specialist Program for Travel Agents, Cruise - Overall-Education Program (2019)
  • Maritz Travel Company: Cruise Supplier of the Year (2019)
  • Conde Nast 2019 Hot List: Alaskan Splendors (2019)
  • Northwest Travel + Life: 2019 Top Travel Picks (2019)
  • Porthole Cruise - Best Cruise Partnership: Windstar Cruises & James Beard Foundation (2019)
  • USA Today: #3 Best Boutique (2019)
  • Conde Nast - Conde Nast Traveler 2019 Gold List (2019)
  • Travel Age West WAVE: Best Small Ship Cruise Line (2019)
  • Cruise Critic Cruisers Choice: Best Small Ship Dining: Wind Spirit (2019)
  • Cruise Critic Cruisers Choice: Best Fitness + Recreation: Wind Surf (2019)
  • Cruise Critic 2019 Cruisers' Choice Destination Awards: Top Small Ship Cruise Line in the Eastern Caribbean, Bahamas & Bermuda (2019)
  • Travel + Leisure: #3 in Midsize Ship in Top 5 Midsize Ships (2019)
  • Travel Weekly Magellan Awards: Gold for Expeditions Shore Excursions, Signature Expeditions in Alaska (2018)
  • Travel Weekly Magellan Awards: Gold for Overall Small Cruise Line (500 passengers or less) (2018)
  • Travel + Leisure: World's Best Midsize-Ship Ocean Cruise Line (2018)
  • TravelAge West WAVE Award: Best Small-Ship Cruise Line (2018)
  • Global Traveler's Leisure Lifestyle Awards: Best Adventure Cruise Line (2018)
  • The Affluent Traveler Collection: Best Specialty Cruise Line (2018)
  • Cruise Critic Cruisers' Choice Awards: Best Service (2016)
  • Conde Nast Traveler 21st Annual Gold List: Favorite Cruise Lines (2016)
  • Travel Weekly: Winner of Magellan Gold Award in Cruise - Overall, Small Cruise Ship (2016)
  • Travel + Leisure Annual Readers' Poll: World's Best Small-Ship Ocean Cruise Lines (2016)


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