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It’s no secret that groups who use travel advisors are happier than those who DIY it. So how do you meet your client’s desires for new experiences and destinations while satisfying every member of your group without compromise? The answer is simple: step outside the ordinary! Windstar makes it easy for you to deliver on all your group’s top travel priorities:
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The value and convenience of all-inclusive vacations.
Windstar’s private-yacht style is an inclusive experience by design, so there’s limited onboard spending required. And here’s something truly unique: Windstar offers guests the individual choice to add unlimited alcoholic beverages, Wi-Fi, and all gratuities. This is perfect for groups because amenities are attached to the guest, rather than to the accommodation, so no one is forced to pay in advance for things they don’t want or won’t use. Plus, all guests enjoy complimentary non-alcoholic beverages, open dining with no reservation fees, access to the spa facilities, fitness classes, the yacht’s watersports platform and even the bridge!
Windstar in Sirince Village (Photo Credit: Windstar)
New places to go even in previously visited destinations.
Best known for classic sailing yachts in Tahiti, the Caribbean, Greece and the Mediterranean, Windstar also offers three newly transformed all-suite yachts that expand itinerary options to both popular and emerging destinations, such as Iceland and Northern Europe, Canada & New England, the Canary Islands, the Holy Lands, and the Middle East. Plus, Windstar’s yachts can go where big ships can’t navigate, access piers in small ports, yacht harbors and even provide yacht-to-beach access. Expertly curated itineraries offer new places to go, even if some of your group has been there before.
Authentic, unscripted, uncrowded and personal experiences.
Another big win for groups is the flexibility for guests to craft their own vacation while traveling with others. There are no lines, no waiting and no rehearsed experiences. Windstar offers plenty of time for unplanned exploration directly in the heart of the destination. And small group tours, often led by local naturalists, experts and adventure guides, deepen appreciation of the culture. Some may choose to get their feet wet or seek thrills while others decide to challenge their understanding instead.
Casual, yet elegant and unpretentious atmosphere.
For some clients, luxury comes with a level of formality, but not here. Windstar is for travelers, not tourists, yet every member of your group will feel like a guest aboard a private luxury yacht and a member of the Windstar family. Plus, guests will enjoy signature experiences no large cruise ship would attempt such as a private beach party on tropical itineraries, shoreside cultural events in select ports and partying with the officers and crew at the onboard deck barbecue.
Outdoor dining at Candles restaurant onboard the Star Pride (Photo Credit: Windstar)
Locally inspired cuisine featuring new flavors and fresh ingredients.
As the Official Cruise Line of the James Beard Foundation, Windstar offers expansive daily menus, including original dishes developed by dozens of talented chefs, sure to satisfy the palate of every member of your group. Fresh, locally sourced ingredients bring global flavors from port to plate, further enhancing the cultural immersion Windstar is known for. And all meals are prepared and served to each guest’s preference in complimentary, casual open seating. Windstar can delight everyone from the most diehard carnivore with porterhouse steaks to the pickiest vegan with an innovative, new plant-based menu that is gluten-free, minimally processed and created without added salt, oil, or sugar.
Spacious, comfortable and well-appointed accommodations.
Welcoming only 148-342 guests in just a few ocean view categories, it is easy to obtain the same style of accommodation at the same fare when booking a group with Windstar. And there is no concern about equal access throughout the ship because all guests enjoy the same freedom. On the Wind Class sailing yachts, staterooms are from 188 sq. ft., and aboard the all-suite Star Plus yachts, suites start at 277 square feet. Windstar also warmly welcomes solo travelers who prefer their own room with dozens of sailings at low or no supplement, so they can join the group instead of missing out.
Drinks at the infinity pool (Photo Credit: Windstar)
Thoughtful and attentive service that’s more than welcoming; it’s personal.
Windstar’s best kept secret is each and every member of the exceptional onboard hospitality team. With a crew to guest ratio of 1 to 1:5 you can be certain that your valuable group clients will always get the level of attention they expect and deserve. Yet, the service is more than professional. Windstar’s crew is genuine, sincere and personally passionate about your clients’ satisfaction. Their motto is “If we can, we do.” It’s a talent they all share, and it comes straight from the heart.
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