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Windstar heads to Australia & New Zealand, returns to Asia for 2019-21 program

Windstar heads to Australia & New Zealand, returns to Asia for 2019-21 program

More than 50 new itineraries – spanning destinations including Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and Japan – are coming to Windstar Cruises in 2020, detailed in the small-ship cruise line’s 2019-2021 Voyage Collection.

The brochure features nearly 700 cruise and cruise tour dates available now through 2021. The small ship line now visits 330 ports of call around the world, offering more than 2,500 shore excursions to bring cruise guests closer to new destinations and local cultures.

2020: South Pacific & Sailings Down Under

The Voyage Collection showcases Windstar’s expansion of its global footprint with cruises to an entirely new continent and region: Australia and New Zealand. Look for in-depth explorations from Auckland and Sydney taking in the best of both countries from major cities to quaint towns such as Art Deco-inspired Napier, New Zealand; sailings take place on the newly reimagined Star Breeze, an all-suite ship. Meanwhile, Wind Spirit will make an epic South Pacific round trip trek from Tahiti to Singapore, visiting secluded tropical islands like little-known Niue and the white sand beaches of Yasawa-I-Rara.

Exploring Asia 

In 2020, Windstar returns to Asia after a one-year hiatus on immersive Southeast Asia and Grand Japan country-intensive cruises, while adding destinations like Indonesia with sailings between Benoa (Bali) and Singapore. Guests can expect sights and natural wonders such as the unspoiled beaches of Pantara Island, the UNESCO-designated temple complex of Borobudur, and rarely-visited ports like Lembar, where guests can experience true island life.

More Destination Discovery

In 2020, Wind Spirit will call for the first time on Fiji, New Caledonia, Tonga, and the Cook Islands. The 2020 Alaska season will feature first-time visits to tiny ports like Petersburg near the spectacular LeConte Glacier, and new scenic cruising to the massive Hubbard Glacier. In Europe, look for themed-cruise events like SAIL Amsterdam or the Grand Prix of Monaco; or opt in to new and newly returning ports in Greece, Turkey, Egypt, France, Israel, and Iceland, just to name a few.

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