Windstar Cruises has announced its lineup of 2020 European cruises setting sail along the Baltic, Norwegian, North, Tyrrhenian, and Mediterranean seas.
The 2020 season will feature new and returning ports in Greece, Israel, and Turkey, including overnight stays in Istanbul, plus new ports of call in Cyprus, France, and Iceland. Travelers setting sail on select voyages with Windstar next year will also have the opportunity to take part in Sail Amsterdam, a global event that takes place every five years, featuring an entire flotilla of tall ships and many other unique boats and vessels sailing along the River IJ before docking near the city center.
“Windstar’s Wind Surf, the largest sailing cruise ship in the world, will beover three days at Sail Amsterdam,” said Jess Peterson, Windstar’s director of itinerary planning, in press materials. “The ship will be in Amsterdam proper, which allows guests to view the event from on land and on board and will be the ultimate viewing location for the parade of dozens of unique sailing vessels, with fireworks displays overhead.”
In 2020 Windstar will also offer two European voyages that will sail for more than 60 days. The 62-day Star Collector:Comprehensive Europe Flagship Sailing will bring guests aboard the Wind Surf for a journey that begins in Sweden and ends in Italy, visiting 48 ports in 20 countries in Northern Europe and western and central Mediterranean along the way. This sailing will also include the Sail Amsterdam experience. Meanwhile, the Star Collector: Grand European Tour will sail from Iceland to Greece over 66 days aboard the newly reimagined Star Legend, visiting 53 ports in Iceland, Faroe Islands, Scotland, Norway, Northern Ireland, Wales, England, France, Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Italy, Malta, Greece, and Turkey. Cruise fares for both of these voyages start at $21,699 pp, with complimentary laundry service included.
Other new itineraries that travelers will find in 2020 include Rome & Grand Prix of Monaco; Quintessential Croatia; Autumn on the Atlantic Coast; Greece, Israel & Egypt: Footsteps of Faith in the Holy Lands; Eire with Fire & Ice: Ireland and Iceland’s Overlooked Treasures; Fado Folksongs, Tapas & Crystal: Portugal, Spain, Britain & Ireland, and more.
Booking is now open for Europe 2020 on more than 80 itineraries on 116 cruise dates throughout the season, with rates starting at $2,399 pp dbl. The majority of cruise departures in Europe are aboard Wind Surf, Wind Star, and Star Legend, with a limited number of sailings available as early as February 20 and as late as November 20, 2020 on board the Star-Plus renovated Star Breeze and Star Pride.