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Venice to Rome on Windstar Wind Surf
May 5 – 13, 2025

Join PES and sail the sparkling waters of the Adriatic & Mediterranean Seas for 8 nights. Explore the splendors of Croatia, Montenegro, Sicily and the Amalfi Coast aboard the 342-guest flagship yacht Wind Surf, the world’s largest sailing ship!

Cruise Itinerary Highlights:

  • Sail out of Venice and see its beauty up close, as only a small ship allows
  • Admire Rovinj, a picturesque fishing port on the Istrian Peninsula
  • Split offers a bustling harbor lined with busy cafés and a stately palace in the center of town
  • Enjoy a late night in Dubrovnik with time to discover the Old City and medieval walls
  • Travel up a sparkling fjord to medieval Kotor
  • Giardini Naxos is your gateway to glamorous Taormina and Mt. Etna
  • From Sorrento, visit ancient Pompeii or colorful Positano

Your Windstar Voyage Includes:

  • Open-seating dining in a choice of four dining venues featuring specialty dining under the stars and 24-hour room service
  • Non-alcoholic drinks including specialty coffees, soft drinks, and juices
  • Watersports platform with complimentary snorkeling equipment, kayaks, paddleboards and water trampoline
  • Newly redesigned leisure areas, full-service spa, lounges, fitness center, pool, pool bar, and hot tubs, plus onboard entertainment
  • Optional “All-In Package” for all-inclusive gratuities, Wi-Fi, and beverages including wine, beer, premium spirits, and mini-bar items
  • $100 shipboard credit per person

Brief Itinerary


Embark the Windstar Wind Surf in Venice. No other sea approach in the Adriatic raises goose bumps like Venice, a small ship exclusive where the entire city and its lagoon are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The lovely fishing port of Rovinj, on the west coast of the Istrian peninsula, is bordered on three sides by the Adriatic Sea. You can tour the maze of cobblestone streets that lead to the hilltop St. Euphemia Cathedral with its towering steeple dominating the skyline. Old Town Rovinj is a delightful tangle of medieval streets and twisting stairways. Seek out the Bronze Age ruins of Monkodonja, the hidden beaches, or the breathtaking natural beauty of the 6-mile-long Lim Fjord.

Split welcomes you with open arms, Mediterranean style, with its bustling harbor lined with busy cafés. Beyond, looms stately Diocletian’s Palace a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the center of town. Within the palace walls, a majestic cathedral soars, surrounded by polished marble streets lined with every type of tempting shop. If you’re longing for a quiet respite, head for the western end of town for an easy stroll through a verdant mountain park. Or take an optional tour to Trogir, another UNESCO site.

While larger ships must pass by, we anchor right beyond the famous walled city so you can admire its beauty with every glance. Tender ashore and step right into Old Town, a UNESCO site where no cars are allowed, just eons of history. Capture the exhilarating views on your camera — and in your memory. End your day at the Buza Café (if you can find it) watching bold divers leap off the cliffs into the crystalline sea.

This is one of Montenegro’s most beautiful bays, and the approach offers one breathtaking fjord-like view after another. Just when you’ve reached your fill of blues and greens, the bright red rooftops of the medieval Old Town come into view. The entire area has been proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The charming streets of Old Town remain car free, filled with 12th century Baroque palaces and Romanesque churches. For a fresh perspective, climb to the fortress on the hill for a breathtaking vista.

Enjoy the amenities of the Wind Surf on your day at sea.

Today you’ll discover one of Sicily’s jewels, the charming village of Giardini Naxos, nestled in one of the world’s most beautiful bays. An optional excursion to the popular hillside town of Taormina will be a highlight of your voyage — from the stunning setting of the iconic Greek Theater to the sparkling beaches along the Ionian Sea. Take a more adventurous tack and explore the UNESCO site of Mount Etna, Europe’s most active volcano.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites abound in Sorrento. Optional tours will take you to the archaeological areas of Pompeii and Torre Annunziata, or the 4th century B.C. city of Herculaneum. Perhaps your choice will be a boat ride to Positano, the legendary home of the Sirens. Perched on a terrace on the spectacular Amalfi Coast, Sorrento offers exceptional views of the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius.

Disembark the Windstar Wind Surf for your flight home.

PES Stateroom Rates:

Book by September 5, 2024, for PES Early Booking Savings!

Rates do not include port taxes of $157 per person

Double pricing is per person based on double occupancy or two people per stateroom.
Single pricing is based on one person per stateroom and is capacity-controlled and subject to change.

All-In Package: $712 per person

Windstar offers an All-in-Package if you prefer to have an all-inclusive experience onboard. Purchasing this package adds unlimited Wi-Fi, hotel and beverage service fees, and an unlimited beverage package which includes all domestic and imported beer and 33 varieties of wine or sparkling wine by the glass plus cordials, liqueurs, aperitifs, cocktails and mini bar items.

Onboard Laundry Service:
Windstar offers an unlimited laundry service package for $19 per day for two people based on double occupancy ($152 total) or $9.50 per day for single occupancy ($76 total).  The package can be pre-booked or added on the first day of your cruise.

You can also pay for laundry service as needed with individual articles of clothing ranging from $3 to $7 per item.  Windstar does not have self-service laundry facilities on board.

Reservation Booking Terms and Conditions:

Required Deposit:

Cruise: 15% of cruise fare and a non-refundable Global Tracks administration fee of $100 per person
Seminar: $200 per person

Final Payment Due: February 4, 2025

Passports: Passports are required for all guests and must be valid for six months after the end of the cruise, or November 13, 2025.

Beginning mid-2025, an ETIAS travel authorization will be required to visit 30 European countries. Please note applications have not yet opened, so no action is required at this time. More information can be found on the official ETIAS website.

International airfare is not included. Global Tracks will book your air arrangements for a $100 per person ticketing fee, or you may choose to handle your own reservation.

Additional Services: Please contact your PES Travel Advisor for any additional services you may need including airfare, pre- and post-cruise packages, transfers, and tours.

PES offers optional travel insurance. Travel insurance is strongly suggested and will give you the opportunity to recover monies lost through cancellations. We offer Allianz Travel Insurance as an option. Premiums vary depending on your age and the cost of your trip. Purchase within 15 days of deposit for additional benefits.

Cancellation Penalties: All cancellations must be made in writing to Global Tracks. Travel insurance and airfare are non-refundable once purchased. Any payment to Global Tracks constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set herein, including but not limited to the cancellation terms. All cancellations are subject to the Global Tracks administration fee of $100 per person paid at deposit in addition to the below schedule:

From time of deposit until January 5, 2025 $50 per person penalty
From January 6, 2025 to February 4, 2025 15% of total package penalty
From February 5, 2025 to March 6, 2025 35% of total package penalty
From March 7, 2025 to April 5, 2025 50% of total package penalty
After April 5, 2025 100% of total package penalty