Windstar Cruises today announced the sale of its new 79-day Grand European Bucket List adventure aboard the Star Legend, which would be the longest route ever offered by the company.
Windstar also announced new cruise adventures planned through 2023. Itineraries have been published online and in a new Travel Collection brochure.
The Grand European Cruise departs Stockholm, Sweden on July 25, 2023 and takes guests on a new journey spanning 22 countries across the Baltic, North Atlantic, Mediterranean and Black Sea. There are 71 days in port and eight at sea.
There are also 11 overnight stays at the port, including overnight stays in Bordeaux, Seville, Amsterdam and Copenhagen.
With intense exploration of Germany, there are two premier Windstar ports in Hamburg and Binz, in addition to a new Norwegian port: Arendal.
The cruise ends on October 12 in Istanbul, Turkey.
Windstar said it has seen a record number of bookings for its crowd-free cruises and expects immediate sales from the newly announced itineraries.
“We attribute our bookings to pent-up demand for travel after most of the world was confined for a year,” said Christopher Prelog, president of Windstar. “It creates a quick recovery for us, so much so that my advice is to book early because the increased demand is real.”
The 2021-2023 Travel Collection cruises span the globe and include new regions like Australia and New Zealand (from remote islands to the Great Barrier Reef); the rural villages of the Black Sea and all the wonders of Turkey, from Istanbul to Cappadocia; as well as the Holy Lands, according to a press release.