WINDSTAR CRUISES operates a six-ship fleet of small sailing and all-suite yachts visiting over 318 ports sailing throughout Europe, including Northern Europe, Iceland, the Mediterranean, Greece, the Holy Lands, Middle East, the Caribbean, Costa Rica & the Panama Canal, Asia, Alaska, Australia & New Zealand, and cruising year-round in Tahiti. Windstar’s fleet is the market leader in small ship cruising, winning awards with Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast, and AFAR. Calling on off-the-beaten-path and popular ports with over 2,500 shore excursions world-wide, the boutique cruise line carries fewer than 350 passengers on its small ships and takes travelers on cruises that are 180 degrees from ordinary. They are known for their immersive and authentic experiences, unique, port-intensive itineraries, exceptional award-winning service, and innovative culinary program featuring recipes from James Beard Foundation affiliated chefs. Windstar Cruises is part of the Xanterra Travel Collection, a group of global hospitality and travel companies, and is owned by The Anschutz Corporation.