Windstar Cruises, a small-ship luxury cruise line, has launched a fresh series of back-to-back Star Collector cruises. These longer, in-depth voyages of 14 to 34 days have few repeated ports and complimentary daily laundry service.
Star Collector Voyages combine some of Windstar’s most popular itineraries and overnight in such ports as Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands and Hong Kong, among many others, the cruise line said.
More sailings are expected to be announced in Europe for 2018, said John Delaney, president, Windstar Cruises.
Here are the eight new Star Collector voyages:
Arabia & Ancient Spice Routes - Athens to Singapore - 34 Days: Guests will embark from Athens and retrace some of the oldest known sea routes in the world, experiencing the cuisine, culture, and landmarks of Egypt, Jordan, Oman, UAE, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Malaysia.
The Grandeur of Southeast Asia - Singapore to Bangkok (or reverse) - 28 Days: On two sail dates, this itinerary includes visits to UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Malaysia, Brunei, China, Vietnam, Thailand and the Philippines.
Sailing Among Dragons: China & Japan - Singapore to Beijing (Tianjin) - 28 Days: This Star Collector voyages features time ashore in ancient temples and modern cities, as guests explore a range of cultures in Vietnam, China and Japan.
The Best of China, Korea & Japan - Hong Kong to Tokyo (Yokohama) - 28 Days: The line says this particular itinerary is a good choice for those seeking a wide array of excursion options and a chance to visit more than 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Crossing to the Caribbean Saints - Lisbon to Philipsburg (St. Maarten) - 21 Days: Guests can experience a classic ocean voyage with a transatlantic voyage from Lisbon, Portugal to Bridgetown, Barbados. Once in the Caribbean, the itinerary features southern islands and their beaches, and ends in St. Maarten.
Classic Caribbean Havens & Harbors - Philipsburg (St. Maarten) to Colón (Panama) - 14 Days: This cruises features Aruba and ports in Colombia and Panama.
Caribbean Beaches & Costa Rican Cloudforests – Bridgetown (Barbados) to Puerto Caldera (Costa Rica) - 14 Days: Guests will spend time at southern Caribbean isles, transit the Panama Canal and sail the Pacific Ocean to Costa Rica.
Caribbean Explorations - Philipsburg to Philipsburg (St. Maarten) - 14 Days: This itinerary is off-the-beaten-path and includes visits to small harbors and remote destinations such as Barbuda, Soper’s Hole in Tortola, Gustavia in St. Barthélemy, St. Lucia’s Pigeon Island and more. Guests can choose from 14 sail dates.
Watch for Star Collectors voyages to be featured in Windstar’s upcoming Fourth of July One Week Sale, as well as “7 for 7” limited-time promotions.
For additional information on private yacht-style cruising with Windstar, visit www.windstarcruises.com.