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Windstar Cruises operates a six-ship fleet of small sailing and all-suite ships visiting approximately 260 ports. Windstar’s fleet is the market leader in small ship cruising with a total of 1,574 passenger berths calling on off-the-beaten-path and popular ports in over 60 countries. The boutique cruise line carries fewer than 350 passengers on its small ships and takes travelers on cruises that are 180 degrees from ordinary. They are known for their immersive and authentic experiences, unique, port-intensive itineraries, exceptional award-winning service, and innovative culinary program as the Official Cruise Line of the James Beard Foundation. Windstar Cruises is part of the Xanterra Travel Collection, a group of global hospitality and travel companies.

We call the beautiful city of Seattle our home. We provide spacious, dog-friendly offices that are centrally located in the heart of the city’s vibrant downtown community. We are happy to provide transportation assistance and strive to provide other amenities to support our team members.

Benefits

Health Coverage

We offer competitive Medical, Vision, and Dental coverage for our corporate team members. We also offer Pet, Critical Illness, Accident, and Disability Insurances, along with programs and rewards encouraging healthy actions.

Financial Wellbeing

Including a 401(k) plan, vacation days, holidays, and life insurance policies.

Career Development

Our employees enjoy learning/development resources, growth/transfer opportunities, and focused coaching/mentoring.

Discount Benefits

Deep discount benefits for a variety of Windstar Cruises itineraries and other Xanterra Travel Collection companies.

We Travel Sustainably

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  • Our three sailing vessels, while not powered by the sails alone, create an opportunity for fuel consumption to be significantly reduced.
  • We lobby for cleaner oceans and have cruising create less of an impact overall.
  • We make great strides to modernize and create as little impact on the environment as possible.
  • We help travelers experience the world with a softer footprint through zero waste and sustainability initiatives.
  • Our fantastic Chefs source food locally whenever possible, and even allow guests to tag along to local markets to purchase fresh produce.
  • We take efforts to eliminate the need for single-use plastics which are harmful to our oceans.

Our Team

Tour Guide

Welcome, and thank you for visiting Windstar’s Career Page. I appreciate you taking the time to learn more about the unique and rewarding career opportunities that a small ship cruise line such as Windstar can offer. Over the course of my own career, I’ve had the privilege to work in various positions onboard our ships as a seagoing employee, as well as working at our corporate office. If you are considering applying for a position with our shore side team here in Seattle to support our fleet, please know you are joining an incredible company where everyone cares for each other as we focus on creating inspiring travel experiences for our guests. We are excited to receive your interest and application and look forward to connecting with you.

~Chris Prelog, President of Windstar Cruises

Awards and Recognition

Windstar is proud to have been recognized with top honors from some of the most respected leaders in our industry. And each year we bring home more of these prestigious awards. So take it from the experts — it doesn’t get any better than this. Windstar. Extraordinary.

Conde Nast - Conde Nast Traveler Gold List

USA Today - #1 - USA Today 10 Best Boutique Cruise Line

Cruise Critic Editor’s Picks Awards - Best Shore Excursions

AFAR Travelers’ Choice Awards 2019 – Best Small Ship Cruise Line Winner

Travel Weekly Magellan Award - Gold: Windstar Small Ships, Cruise – Overall - Small Cruise Ship

Porthole Cruise - Best Cruise Partnership: Windstar Cruises & James Beard Foundation

  • Windstar is proud to have been recognized with top honors from some of the most respected leaders in our industry. And each year we bring home more of these prestigious awards. So take it from the experts — it doesn’t get any better than this. Windstar. Extraordinary.
  • Conde Nast - Conde Nast Traveler Gold List
  • USA Today - #1 - USA Today 10 Best Boutique Cruise Line
  • Cruise Critic Editor’s Picks Awards - Best Shore Excursions
  • AFAR Travelers’ Choice Awards 2019 – Best Small Ship Cruise Line Winner
  • Travel Weekly Magellan Award - Gold: Windstar Small Ships, Cruise – Overall - Small Cruise Ship
  • Porthole Cruise - Best Cruise Partnership: Windstar Cruises & James Beard Foundation

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