From the moment the great white sails unfurl above you, you will know that you're on a different kind of cruise. With its small ships (no more than 300 passengers), Windstar Cruises blends a private yachting experience with high-end luxury cruising. Fresh flowers in your stateroom, candlelit dinners under starry skies and a water sports platform where you can swim, sail and kayak to your heart's content — it's all part of the Windstar experience. Because of the size of the Windstar ships, you will enjoy access to small ports where larger cruise ships can't go. As lazy days pass, your vessel might drift into the harbor of Le Marin on Martinique, where an exclusive yachting community gathers to enjoy the charming French atmosphere, or anchor alongside St. Lucia's Pigeon Island so that you can spend a day exploring its 40-acre national park.