Windstar Cruises has announced its 2019-2020 Caribbean and Latin America sailings, which will include new visits to ports in Mexico, Honduras, Grand Cayman, the Dominican Republic, and Jamaica, plus other new experiences.
The lineup includes 152 departure dates ranging in length from 7- to 56-day voyages. These itineraries will feature a few firsts for Windstar including its first-ever Panama Canal partial transit. This big moment will happen while guests sail aboard Wind Surf, the world’s largest sailing ship, for the debut of its new Star Collector: Grand Caribbean Adventure itinerary. Setting sail in 2020, the 56-day Grand Caribbean Adventure will call on 38 ports and 27 countries allowing guests to explore the Caribbean’s Greater and Lesser Antilles and Latin America. In addition, the overall collection of Sea of Cortez, coastal, Canal, and Caribbean Sea voyages emphasizes hidden harbors on smaller islands and inland coves like Bequia and Mayreau in the Grenadines, and Bahia Herradura in Costa Rica.
“The beaches, wildlife, and rainforests are a sure draw, but the way we plan and approach itineraries is what sets Windstar apart. We discover the most authentic cultural experiences a destination has to offer so that adventurous, imaginative travelers can come away with a different view and an enhanced understanding of their ports of call,” said Windstar president John Delaney in press materials.
Windstar Cruises’ 2019-2020 Caribbean season will return to islands including St. Maarten, Puerto Rico, the British Virgin Islands, Dominica, and St. Bart’s with the cruise line’s popular itineraries like Classic Caribbean and Yachtsman’s Caribbean, but other highlights of the season include seven new itineraries in the area, which range from seven to 11 days in length. Cruisers can also look for the two new itineraries sailing the Pacific Coast, Mexico and the Sea of Cortez aboard the all-suite Star Legend. These sailings include the 7-day Fishing for the Sea of Cortez journey, which travels from San Diego to Puerto Vallarta, and the 8-day Southern Mexico: Fish Tales & Mayan Trails journey, which takes travelers from Puerto Vallarta to Puerto Caldera on a journey that explores Mayan ruins, volcanic summits and UNESCO-designated cultural and snorkeling sites.