Windstar announces winter Mediterranean cruises for 2025-2026 season

   May 23, 2024 ,   Cruise Industry

The premium travel brand Windstar is set to offer an impressive array of winter Mediterranean voyages for the 2025-2026 season, showcasing a diverse lineup of itineraries and special offers to entice travelers.

The small ship cruise line, one of the few to operate in the Mediterranean during winter, is leaning into the trend of off-season travel with 6 unique itineraries and 6 Star Collectors, which combine multiple itineraries for deeper exploration.

Winter 2025-26 voyages (now available for booking) range from 3- to 8-night and feature destinations such as Valencia, Crotone, and Catania. The season also introduces a brand-new port: Genoa, Italy, where guests can explore maritime museums, Europe's largest aquarium, and historic palaces.

Windstar is also offering an Early Booking Offer, which includes a US$200 OBC/onboard credit per stateroom and a complimentary upgrade to All-Inclusive Fares, covering Wi-Fi, gratuities, and unlimited beverages. This offer is valid until October 31, 2025. Additionally, the Winter Mediterranean sailings are part of the Star Group Sailings incentive program, where group leaders can earn a free berth for every seven sold, along with a 10% savings on listed fares and other perks.

Highlights of the itineraries include overnight stays in ports like Dubrovnik, Venice, Nice, Barcelona, Malaga, and Livorno, providing ample opportunities for extended exploration and local dining.

All sailings are aboard the 312-guest, all-suite Star Legend, offering luxurious accommodations and innovative cuisine in collaboration with the James Beard Foundation.

Travelers can enjoy shore excursions tailored for both first-time and returning visitors, and the winter season presents a unique opportunity for wine tours and visits to Europe's sparkling Christmas markets. The combination of smaller crowds, personalized attention, and off-season charm makes these voyages particularly appealing.

The detailed itineraries for the 2025-2026 winter season include:

  • 8-day Myths & Marvels of the Aegean
  • 8-day A Piece of Greece, a Slice of Sicily, & the Corinth Canal
  • 7-day Southern Spain Winter Escapes
  • 7-day Europe Winter Riviera
  • 8-day Winter in Italy & the Dalmatian Coast
  • 8-day Winter in Italy & the Adriatic
  • Star Collectors from 14 to 24 days.

Sailings will depart from Athens-Piraeus, Barcelona, Malaga, Rome-Civitavecchia, and Venice, running from November 2025 through March 2026.