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Awards & Accolades 2011–2016

Windstar is proud to have been recognized with top honors from some of the most respected leaders in the cruise industry.

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2016

2016 Condé Nast Traveler – 2016 Reader’s Choice Award – Top Small Cruise Lines

2016 Cruise Critic – Windstar Cruises listed as Best for Romance in the Cruise Critic US Editors’ Picks Awards

2016 Travel Weekly – Winner of Magellan Gold Award in Cruise – Overall – Small Cruise Ship (500 Passengers or Under)

2016 Travel Weekly – Winner of Magellan Gold Award for Destination Discovery Events Cruise – Expeditions – Shore

2016 Travel Weekly – Around Iceland itinerary wins Magellan Gold Award in Expeditions category

2016 Travel Weekly – Star Promise Initiative wins Magellan Silver Award in Advertising / Marketing Campaign

2016 Travel + Leisure – World’s Best Small-Ship Ocean Cruise Lines, Annual Readers’ Poll rated #3

2016 Travel + Leisure – World’s Best The Best Ocean Cruise Lines With Midsized Ships, Annual Readers’ Poll rated #3

2016 Celebrated Living – Windstar was named to the Celebrated Living Platinum list for “Best Boutique Cruises”

2016 AMVER – recognized Windstar cruises for participation in global reporting and assistance in distresses areas

2016 Fodor’s Travel – Windstar Cruises Around Iceland itinerary is listed as one of the 10 Best Honeymoon Destinations for 2016

2016 Smarter Travel – Windstar Cruises James Beard Foundation Culinary Cruise is listed among 10 Best Cruise Lines for Foodies

2016 BRIDES Magazine – Windstar Cruises is awarded as The Top 10 Cruise Line For Couple

2016 Cruise Critic — Star Breeze named Best Service in the Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Awards

2016 Condé Nast Traveler – Windstar Cruises listed on 21st Annual Gold List of “Our Favorite Cruise Lines”

2015

2015 Porthole Cruise Magazine – Windstar Cruises won Most Romantic Cruise Line of the 17th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards

2015 Condé Nast Traveler — Windstar Cruises recognized as #3 World’s Best Cruise Line in Small Ship Cruising in the 2015 Reader’s Choice Awards

2015 Cruise Critic.com— Windstar Cruises Costa Rica is listed in Best Cruises for Nature Lovers

2015 Landry & Kling – Wind Spirit included on the Top 10 Ships for Top-Tier Events

2015 Travel Weekly – Ranked as Overall Market Leader in Small Cruise Ships (500 passengers or less) in Magellan Awards

2015 Cruise Critic.com – Star Breeze named Best Ship Refurbishment in the Cruise Critic US Editors’ Picks Awards

2015 Cruise Critic.com – Windstar Cruises listed as Best for Romance in the Cruise Critic US Editors’ Picks Awards

2015 Travel + Leisure – World’s Best Small-Ship Cruise Lines, Annual Readers’ Poll rated #3

2015 Islands Magazine – Star Legend’s San Juan & the Virgin Islands listed as one of the Best 6 Cruises for 2016 with its unique call in Montserrat.

2015 Condé Nast Traveler – Tahiti & the Tuamotu Islands featured as the #1 Cruise to Book

2015 Forbes Life – Classic Italy & Dalmatian Coast featured as one of 6 Romantic Escapes to Live Out Your Italian Dreams

2015 Fox News – Rated among Top European Cruises If You Are a Honeymooner

2015 Island Magazine – Classic Italy & Dalmatian Coast is recognized as #1 Best Cruise Trip: Editor’s Pick

2015 Islands Magazine – Wind Star is ranked #1 Best Cruise to Greece

2015 Metro – Jewels of the Windward Islands included in Five Caribbean Cruises “Off the Beaten Path”

2015 Travel + Leisure – Windstar Cruises recognized as Best Small Ship Cruise Line in World’s Best Cruise Lines Award

2014

2014 Condé Nast Traveler – Windstar Cruises recognized as #1 in the world in Readers’ Choice Awards “Top Small-Ship Cruise Lines”

2014 Cruise Critic.com – Windstar Cruises awarded Best for Romance in Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks

2014 Travel Weekly – Ranked as Overall Market Leader in Small Cruise Ship (500 passengers or less) in Magellan Awards

2014 Wall Street Journal Cheat Sheet – Wind Surf’s Culinary & Wine Delights of Spain featured as one of the top 7 cruises for non-cruisers

2014 Luxury Cruise News – Wonders of Arabia featured as the Best Exotic Destination Cruise in the Best Cruises of 2015

2014 Travel Channel – Greek Isles & Turkish Delights selected for the Best Mediterranean Cruise

2014 Travel + Leisure – World’s Best Small-Ship Cruise Lines, Annual Readers’ Poll rated #2

2014 Travel Pulse.com – Wind Surf’s Culinary & Wine Delights of Spain voyage recognized as one of “Seven Cruises Foodies Must Try”

2014 Condé Nast Traveler – Windstar’s Wind Surf Suites recognized as one of the 10 “Sexiest Cruise Ship Cabins”

2014 Condé Nast Traveler – Windstar Cruises listed on 19th Annual Gold List of “Best Cruise Lines”

2014 Condé Nast Traveler – Wind Surf, Wind Spirit and Wind Star listed in list of “Best Small Ships” in 2014 Reader’s Cruise Poll

2014 Fodors – Star Pride’s Singapore & Malay Peninsula recognized as one of the 10 Best New Cruise Itineraries for 2014

2014 USA Today – Windstar’s Costa Rica voyage listed as one of the best cruises for animal lovers.

2014 Wall Street Journal Cheat Sheet – Wind Surf’s Classic Italy & the Dalmatian Coast featured as the #5 best cruise to take.

2014 Bridal Guide – Wind Surf featured as the best honeymoon option for free spirits

2014 SAVEUR Magazine – Windstar Cruises recognized as an Outstanding Culinary Cruise Line in SAVEUR’s Culinary Travel Awards

2013

2013 Celebrated Living, American Airlines Magazine for First Class Passengers – Windstar Cruises named the #1 Small/Midsize Cruise Line for the fourth year in a row

2013 Condé Nast Traveler – Windstar Cruises #2 on “Top Small-Ship Cruise Lines” Readers’ Choice Awards; recognized as #1 in Service, Itineraries, and Design

2013 Condé Nast Traveler – Wind Surf and Wind Star listed in list of “Best Small Ships” in 2013 Reader’s Cruise Poll

2013 Cruise Critic.com – Windstar Cruises awarded Best for Honeymoons in the Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards

2013 Cruise Critic.com – Wind Surf voted #3 in Best Overall Small Ship in the Cruisers’ Choice Award

2013 Cruise Critic.com – Wind Surf voted #1 for Best Embarkation in the Cruisers’ Choice Award

2013 Cruise Critic.com – Wind Surf voted #2 for Best Service in the Cruisers’ Choice Award

2013 Islands Magazine – Wind Surf’s Islands of Italy voyage ranked #1 in Top 10 Luxury Cruises

2013 Islands Magazine – Wind Spirit’s Jewels of the Windward Islands voyage listed in Top 20 Caribbean Cruises

2013 SAVEUR Magazine – Windstar Cruises recognized as an Outstanding Culinary Cruise Line in SAVEUR’s Culinary Travel Awards

2013 Travel + Leisure – World’s Best Small-Ship Cruise Lines, Annual Readers’ Poll rated #3

2013 Travel + Leisure – World’s Best Service for Small-Ship Cruise Lines Annual Readers’ Poll rated #3

2013 Travel Weekly – Received a Gold Magellan for Overall Market Leader in Small Cruise Ship (500 passengers or less)

2013 Yahoo! Travel – Windstar Cruises’ Passage Through Panama voyage named as the top Central American cruise for Yahoo! Cruise Picks for 2013.

2013 Fox News – Windstar Cruises ranked one of the top 10 Caribbean Cruises for 2013

2013 Prow’s Edge Cruise Magazine – Windstar Cruises voted the Best Cruise Line Food aboard Luxury Cruise Lines.

2013 Women’s Choice Award – Windstar Cruises received the most recommended cruise line for adventure and small ship cruising among women from WomenCertified Inc.

2012

2012 Cruisecritic.com – Windstar Cruises awarded Best for Honeymoons in the Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards

2012 Condé Nast Traveler – Windstar Cruises listed on 18th Annual Gold List of “Best Cruise Lines” and Platinum Circle Honor

2012 Condé Nast Traveler – All three Windstar ships listed in list of “Best Small Ships” in 2011 Reader’s Cruise Poll

2012 National Geographic – Windstar Cruises selected as one of the World’s 10 Best Cruises in the National Geographic: The 10 Best of Everything 2012

2012 Celebrated Living, American Airlines Magazine for First Class Passengers – Windstar Cruises named the #1 Small/Midsize Cruise Line for the third year in a row

2012 Islands Magazine – “All-Time Best Cruises” List for Mediterranean Voyages

2012 Tourism Review – Windstar Cruises #8 in “Top Ten Cruise Lines for Fitness”

2012 Porthole Cruise Magazine – Windstar Cruises named “Most Romantic Cruise Line” and Wind Surf “Best Tall Ship” 14th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards

2011

2011 Condé Nast Traveler – Windstar Cruises #3 on “Top Small-Ship Cruise Lines” Readers’ Choice Awards (score 85.8)

2011 Travel + Leisure – World’s Best Small-Ship Cruise Lines, 16th Annual Readers’ Poll rated #5

2011 Condé Nast Traveler – Windstar Cruises listed on 17th Annual Gold List of “Best Cruise Lines”

2011 Condé Nast Traveler – All three Windstar ships listed in list of “Best Small Ships” in 2011 Reader’s Cruise Poll

2011 Celebrated Living, American Airlines Magazine for First Class Passengers – Windstar Cruises named the #1 Small/Midsize Cruise Line, Readers’ Choice Platinum List

2011 Cruisecritic.com – Windstar’s Wind Surf named “Best Public Rooms” for Small Ships category

2011 Cruisecritic.com – Windstar’s Wind Surf named #2 for “Best Overall” for Small Ships category

2011 Islands Magazine – “All-Time Best Cruises” List for Mediterranean Voyages

2011 Porthole Cruise Magazine – Windstar Cruises named “Most Romantic Cruise Line” and Wind Surf “Best Tall Ship” 13th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards

 

 

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