Overnight: Wind Spirit
Begin your journey in either Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica or Colón, Panama, depending on the week your cruise departs.
An industrial port complex for both cruise ships and cargo vessels, Puerto Caldera belongs to the Puntarenas Province. The unspoiled natural beauty of the region is one of Puerto Caldera’s main attractions. Its rainforest, which starts just inside the coastline and continues up into the mountain ranges, contain rivers, waterfalls, parks, and wildlife preserves.
Colón’s history has always been defined by the desire for riches of its natural resources. From its gold and silver to its value as a trade route made possible by the Panama Canal, Colón is today known for the Zona Libre – the largest free-trade zone in the Americas.
Far less commercial, the area surrounding the city encompasses pristine beaches, lowland rainforests, splendid colonial architecture, and wonders of modern engineering.
Early evening, board your Windstar yacht, meet the crew, settle in, and relax with your shipmates. Within minutes you’ll begin your cruise en route to many exciting destinations!
About the Wind Spirit
The Wind Spirit is a sleek, four-masted sailing yacht accommodating 148 guests. With four decks and a gross tonnage of 5,350, 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 veranda.
All staterooms have ocean views, queen beds, flat-screen TV and DVD player and Bose SoundDock speakers for Apple iPods. The Owner’s Suite includes a sitting area.
Wind Spirit offers two primary dining venues. AmphorA Restaurant offers gourmet, course-by-course cuisine in the evenings and the Veranda restaurant offers casual buffet and full-service dining for breakfast and lunch. All dining is open seating. And, for dining under the stars, make a reservation of Candles which features steaks and skewers.
Wind Spirit amenities WindSpa, casino and entertainment lounge, water-sports platform, library, pool, and hot tub.