Treasures of Spain and Portugal - Westbound on Wind Surf
Chart a course for a treasure trove of Iberian discoveries along the trade routes of the first Portuguese and Spanish explorers... discovering monuments of heroes past, ancient rock formations and embracing local life at a family vineyard...
Set sail for a 13-day Spain and Portugal cruise adventure aboard your Windstar yacht, view monuments to heroes past in Lisbon at Jeronimo's Monastery church, Belém Tower and the Coach Museum or the Maritime Museum. Drive to Sintra for a palace visit and indulge in the village charms of seaside Cascais. Explore the countryside towns and rock formations of Portimão and get a taste of local life at a family owned vineyard. In Spain, take a sightseeing tour of old Seville, sizzling with a passionate flamenco performance; experience British traditions and monkeys in Gibraltar; and in Malaga, sip sherry and sample tapas as you watch a private horse show at a typical Andalucían manor house before exploring the city where Pablo Picasso was born. The Moorish Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens take your breath away during a full day ashore in Granada and on the island of Palma de Mallorca, visits to the Cathedral and Bellver Castle share the day with a private Windstar-hosted afternoon in the Old Quarter. A two-night stay in Barcelona bookends this Iberian cruise to introduce you to Catalan cuisine and wow you with a private visit to the Music Palace, a walk in whimsical Parc Güell, and an opportunity to view the fantastical images of Gaudí's la Sagrada Familia; a choice of Barcelona sightseeing excursion includes a look inside the medieval maze that is Barri Gòtic or a walking tour of the amazing architectural highlights along Passeig de Grácia. Welcome aboard!
A voyage aboard Windstar's elegant, newly renovated five-masted Wind Surf perfectly embodies the Windstar slogan, “180° From Ordinary.” The world’s largest sailing yacht, Wind Surf sails with just 310 pampered guests in 154 total staterooms: 31 oceanview suites (376 sq. ft.) with his and her bathrooms, 2 ultra-luxurious Bridge Suites (495 sq. ft.), and 123 deluxe oceanview staterooms (188 sq. ft.). All accommodations feature a Queen Size bed with luxurious Egyptian cotton linens, fresh flowers and fresh fruit, waffle weave robe and slippers, flat-screen TV with DVD player, fully-stocked minibar/refrigerator, safe, direct-dial phone, Wi-Fi, bathroom with granite countertop and shower, granite vanity with magnifying mirror and chair, L’Occitane bath amenities, mirrored closet with ample drawer space, hair dryer and 110/220 outlets.
Wind Surf's public spaces include a stylish new reception area; the elegant AmphorA Restaurant and more casual Stella Bistro and Veranda Restaurant; Candles nightclub, Yacht Club Sandwich & Espresso Bar, the Compass Rose, The Lounge, the Terrace Bar, and the Casino; the swimming pool, pool bar and two whirlpools; the Watersports Platform offering complimentary water-skiing, windsurfing, snorkeling and kayaking, weather permitting; the Fitness Center and Nautilus Room; Windstar’s Signature Shop; the acclaimed WindSpa; a photo gallery; and the Bridge (featuring Windstar's Open Bridge Policy). “Casual elegance” defines life aboard these sleek vessels, with jackets and ties never being required. Dining in the elegant AmphorA Restaurant or Wind Surf's other dining venues is an epicurean delight. Over 200 crewmembers attend to the needs of just 310 guests, assuring attentive service.