Windstar Cruises’ unique sailings to Alaska are getting high grades from travel experts

Windstar’s soft-expedition-style cruising gets guests onto the water right from their small cruise ship, up close and personal with Alaska’s wildlife and pristine natural habitats.

Their recently “Stretched” 312-passenger all-suite Star Breeze is will be sailing in Alaska May-Aug 2020.  This ship will be part of the $250 million Star Class Initiative where their three ships (Star Class Ships) will be enlarged by 84 feet and two additional specialty restaurants will be added, along with a new pool, spa, health club, new engines, and much, much more.

Windstar offers a new, active and elegant choice for travelers, with its boutique brand of small ship cruising and experiential travel, including newly-announced Signature Expeditions, which take guests on zodiac and kayaking adventures along Alaska’s rugged natural coastline and gets guests closer, shows them more, and sends them home with once-in-a-lifetime photos and memories. The highly skilled and knowledgeable Windstar Signature Expeditions Team leads tours aboard rigid inflatable watercraft and expedition kayaks, as well as guiding guests on scenic hikes. The Official Cruise Line of the James Beard Foundation, guests will delight in the abundance of local seafood specialties on board and on small group tours ashore. In Alaska, cruisers can choose from many different departure dates in 2020 including Denali National Park Cruise Tours.

The Star breeze will arrive in Seward (Anchorage) on May 16 and visit Kenai Fjords National Park, Sitka, Juneau, Icy Strait Point (Hoohnah), Haines, Tracy Arm and Endicott Arm, Wrangell, Misty Fjords, Metlakatla, Ketchikan, and in British Columbia – Prince Rupert, scenic cruising of the Grenville Channel and Inside Passage, ending in Vancouver, BC.  This cruise is also available in the opposite direction.  


Introducing the Windstar Signature Expeditions program. Helmed by a team of on board expedition experts who sail with the cruise the entire time, they’ll provide more insight, understanding, and commentary to show you an Alaska you’ve never seen before. Consisting of naturalists, glaciologists, historians and more, this team of experts will also lead guided tours, sometimes directly from the ship to some of the most remote areas of the Alaskan frontier.