July was a record-breaking month for Windstar Cruises, which reported strong consumer demand following an exceptionally high volume of bookings. The cruise line witnessed increased demand from repeat and new guests and continues to see its new itineraries and sailing regions being well received by guests and travel agents.
It currently operates six small cruise ships that specialise in destination authenticity and immersive travel experiences. “Windstar has been on a mission to provide the best in destination content and delivery. We offer the best itineraries in the business and more sailing regions than ever before,” said John Delaney, president of Windstar Cruises.
The cruise line’s small ships now sail to 330 unique ports of call, a marked increase of more than 110% from just three years ago. It has added 200 new ports of calls and entirely new regions with a global deployment featuring 50 new itineraries in 2020-21, including recently announced Australia/New Zealand cruises.
The line is known for emphasising on local immersion by offering more time in port with late evening and overnight visits on 45% of itineraries. It also offers 2,500 shore excursions including the Concierge Collection, which has been designed around must-see attractions and UNESCO World Heritage sites.