October 0815, 2020
Windstar Cruises MSY Wind Spirit
Discover Paradise! Join 145 other guests for exclusive all gay cruise in the Society islands of Tahiti. We are customizing this Polynesian adventure to give you the freedom to visit the hidden wonders of Tahiti. Whether exploring lush rainforests, witnessing striking volcanic peaks, or enjoying lunch on a private atoll, you’ll enjoy everything Tahiti has to offer from the luxury of your own sailing ship, Msy Wind Spirit. Tall ship sailing is a postcard-perfect way to experience this South Pacific dreamscape.
Named after the Royal Explorer Society, the Society Islands archipelago includes the most famous Polynesian islands. Tahiti and Bora Bora welcome you with an open mind and picture-perfect scenery. We’ll let the trade winds fill our sails, and enjoy the turquoise waters with various water sports activities including kayaking, snorkeling and paddle boarding. Be part of a real Polynesian feast with fire dancers on a private motu (islet). Go on an outrigger in Moorea, the inspiration behind the musical South Pacific. Feed blue-eyed eels and visit the vanilla stalls of Huahine. At Raiatea, harvest your own Tahiti black pearls.
With fewer annual visitors than Hawaii receives in a day, Tahiti is still the sensual paradise loved and painted by Gauguin more than 100 years ago. Your spirits soar with the sails. There’s nothing on earth quite like it. The hush that surrounds you. The rush of the wind as it fills the canvas. The slice of the bow through the crystal water. And no place is more perfectly suited to sailing than these Polynesian islands. When you sail here, with tall masts reaching into the brilliant blue skies, you are not in this place – you are part of this place.
All aboard your all-gay luxury Wind Spirit Sailing ship!
The Wind Spirit, the sister ship of the Wind Star, will be fully renovated in 2020 four-masted sailing yacht accommodating 145 guests. With four decks and a gross tonnage of 5,350, the Wind Spirit feels like your own private yacht. Wind Spirit features wide-open, teak decks—quite unusual for small ships. With over 10,000 square feet of open deck space, guests will find hidden nooks for private moments giving them a feeling of being on their own private verandah.
All-Gay Windstar experience: THERE’S NOTHING QUITE LIKE IT ON EARTH! Tall billowing sails – brilliant blue seas – sun-drenched teak decks. You’re with your close friends – old and new – discovering the world’s finest destinations. Nurturing your mind, body, and soul as you explore tiny harbors and hidden coves where no one else can go. Invigorating your senses with 5-Star cuisine and celebrating all life has to offer. This is the inspiration behind every Windstar Gay Cruise.
• Complimentary soft beverages, including bottled water, sodas, fresh juices, milk, fruit smoothies, tea, coffee, cappuccinos, lattes, mochas and expresso
• Expanded Fitness Center
• Skylight Main Lounge featuring nightly entertainment
• Internet Corner + WiFi access
• Luxurious Wind Spa and Salon
• Outdoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi
• Water-sports Platform (marina), equipment includes complimentary snorkel gear, Sunfish sailboats, windsurfers, kayaks, and water mats. Scuba equipment available for an additional charge.
• International crew of 90 on hand for 24-hour pampering
• Library stocked with DVDs, CDs, books, and board games
• Gift shop
• Infirmary with Physician
• Newly remodeled Ocean View staterooms
• Sumptuous linens, towels & bedding
• L’Occitane bath products
• Fresh flowers and fruit basket
• Well-stocked Mini-bar
• Bathrobes, slippers & spacious closets
• Nightly Turndown service
• Massaging shower head
• Twenty-four hour in-room dining
• Flat-screen television. DVD player.
• Bose Sound Dock speakers.
• Private safe. Hair dryer. Alarm Clock.
• Individual climate control
• Direct dial telephone
Dining (Open Seating) • Amphora – Gourmet cuisine served course-by-course nightly
• Veranda – Breakfast and lunch made to order or in fresh “market-style” buffets
• Candles Grill – Romantic outdoor deck restaurant
• Twenty-four hour in-room dining
• Afternoon tea with sweet treats
• Night Fare served at 10:30 pm
• Social Hour and drink specials in Main Lounge Upscale bar serving premium spirits
• Drink packages will be available for purchase
Papeete, Tahiti – Thursday, October 08, 2020 The legendary seductress of sailors and capital of French Polynesia. Both Captain Cook and later Captain Bligh dealt with sailors who longed to stay in this tropical paradise (One more successfully than the other). And while the city is no longer the primitive village it once was, it retains its own set of charms. From Papeete Harbor, you can feast your eyes on Moorea. You’ll find that Tahiti is one of the most popular gay travel destinations in the world; gay marriage has been legal in Tahiti since 2013.
Moorea (Cook's Bay) – Friday, October 09, 2020 In the running for the most beautiful island in the world, Moorea’s even more awesome at sunset. The downtown market, “Le Marché”, is the best place to purchase your hand-dyed pareau (sarong). And when your stomach starts to growl from looking at the fresh island produces, head to the waterfront and Vai’ete Square to dine with the locals from food trucks known as “Les Roulottes”. Have you seen the musical “South Pacific”? then the easiest way to describe Moorea is to tell you that it was probably the inspirations for James Michener’s Bali Hai. It’s what most people dream of when they picture a gorgeous South Seas Island – jagged green volcanic peaks, a shallow blue lagoon bedded by white sand, tiny motus (islets) offshore. The island’s 12,000 residents are keenly aware they have an image to uphold, so they buried all the unsightly power cables to give you seamless views of paradise.
Raiatea – Saturday & Sunday, October 10 & 11, 2020 This is one of the most traditional islands. Its few thousand residents live a tranquil life fishing, raising livestock, and growing crops from the sought-after vanilla bean to watermelon and copra. You may be lucky enough to see the villagers stone fishing just like their ancestors once did. They wade into the lagoon slapping the water with stones tied to ropes, which drives the fish ashore. The island also produces some of the finest black pearls in the Pacific – a testament to the purity of the water.
Tahaa – Sunday, October 11, 2020 We will spend the day on a private island complete with swaying palm trees and white-sand beaches. Swim, snorkel and enjoy a variety of water sports in the crystal-clear waters. There will be a delicious barbecue lunch and tropical drinks waiting for you. Explore Tahaa with optional excursions to discover the vanilla plantations and sacred sites of the island.
Bora Bora – Monday & Tuesday, October 12 & 13, 2020 Bora Bora is a major international destination, famous for its aqua-centric luxury resorts. The major settlement, Vaitape, is on the western side of the main island, opposite the main channel into the lagoon. Produce of the island is mostly limited to what can be obtained from the sea and the plentiful coconut trees, which were economically important for the production of copra (coconut oil). Bora Bora has a permanent population of 8,800 residents. Special Event planned: Bora Bora is surrounded by a number of tiny islets called “motu”- small, pristine, secluded paradises that offer privacy, beauty, and relaxing ambiance. Our Source guests will spend the evening in Paradise followed by a scrumptious dinner and a Fire Dancers show.
Huahine – Wednesday, October 14, 2020 A deep, crystal-clear lagoon surrounds the two islands while magnificent bays and white-sand beaches add drama and solitude to their virtues. Relatively unchanged by the modern world, Huahine offers a slower taste of old Polynesia. With only eight small villages scatted across the island, the few residents welcome visitors with great kindness. Not surprisingly, this fertile world offers rich soil providing the local farmers a bountiful harvest of vanilla, melons, and bananas.
Papeete, Tahiti – Thursday, October 15, 2020 Return to Papeete for your evening flight or extend your stay in French Polynesia
Located on Deck 1. This 220 Sq. feet cabin features a queen-size bed, multi-channel radio, flatscreen TV, DVD player, Bose speakers for iPod use, telephone, mini-bar, a safe, 110/220 outlet, 24 hr room service, L’ Occitane bath amenities, private bathroom with complimentary plush terry robes, and full-length closets. Complimentary amenities such as flowers and champagne await you!!!
Category AX Stateroom Mid Ship Deck 2
Cabins 208 – 234. Each room is 188 Sq. feet. features a queen-size bed, which can be converted into two twin beds, multi-channel radio, flat-screen TV, DVD player, Bose speaker system for iPod use, a safe, 110/220 outlets, telephone, mini-bar, 24-hr room service, L’ Occitane bath amenities, a private bathroom with complimentary plush terry robes and full length closets.
Category A Stateroom Forward/Aft Deck 2
Cabins 201-206 and Cabins 227-240, Each room is 188 Sq. feet. features a queen-size bed, which can be converted into two twin beds, multi-channel radio, flat-screen TV, DVD player, Bose speaker system for iPod use, telephone, mini-bar, a safe, 110/220 outlets, 24-hr room service, L’ Occitane bath amenities, private bathroom with complimentary plush terry robes and full length closets.
Category BX Stateroom Mid Ship Deck 1
Cabins 108-134. Each room is 188 sq feet. features a queen-size bed, which can be converted into two twin beds, multi-channel radio, flat-screen TV, DVD player, Bose speaker system for iPod use, a safe, 110/220 outlets, telephone, mini-bar, 24-hr room service, L’ Occitane bath amenities, a private bathroom with complimentary plush terry robes and full length closets.
Category B Stateroom Forward/Aft Deck 1
Cabins 101-106 and Cabins 133-140. Each room is 188 sq feet. features a queen-size bed, which can be converted into two twin beds, multi-channel radio, flat-screen TV, DVD player, Bose speaker system for iPod use, a safe, 110/220 outlets, telephone, mini-bar, 24-hr room service, L’ Occitane bath amenities, a private bathroom with complimentary plush terry robes and full length closets.
Single occupancy: individuals who prefer a cabin to themselves will be charged a 90% surcharge of the double occupancy rate.
All prices in U.S. dollars and are cruise tour only.
The following additional fees apply based on double occupancy: Port fees $249, prepaid gratuities of $125.
Initial Deposit of $750 per person required to secure a cabin. Second deposit of $750 is due November 11, 2019. Third deposit of $750 is due January 10, 2020. Forth payment of $750 is due March 16, 2020. Balance payment is due June 1, 2020.
If imposed by cruise line, there may be a $80 per passenger fuel surcharge fee.
Valid Passports Required: Non-US or EU Passport holders may be required to secure a visa. Passports must be valid for six months beyond the return date.
Does not include international airfare, trip cancellation insurance, shipboard purchases, gratuities, pre and post cruise packages, or optional excursions.
Arrival and Departure airport airport: Papeete, Tahiti (PPT).