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Our 10-day Windstar Cruise aboard the MV Star Breeze included five ports-of-call: Victoria, Seattle, San Francisco, Catalina Island and San Diego (a disembarkation port for return flights home or for post-cruise tours).


Here’s a look at the West Coast Epicurean Extravaganza sailing in photos.



Our beautiful provincial capital is known for its numerous hanging floral baskets. Introduced in 1937 to commemorate the the 75th anniversary of Victoria’s incorporation, these baskets have become a recorgnized trademark of the city.


Within expansive Beacon Hill Park is the 11-metre-long Moss Lady, a sculpture inspired by ‘Mud Maiden’ located at England’s Lost Gardens of Heligan.

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[Totem pole art located behind the Royal Museum of BC]


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[The start of the over 8,000 km Trans-Canada Highway that spans the entire length of Canada]



Alongside a few excursions is a free hourly shuttle bus that arrives/departs Pike Place Market. From here, passengers can visit the Market, museums, take the Monorail to Seattle Space Needle or just walk the harbour front.

[Beecher’s cheese-making in action, across from Pike’s Place Market]

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[Pike’s Place Market]

[A delightful treat at Honest Biscuits]

[Community bananas outside Amazon Spheres]

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San Francisco

After a couple of days at sea, it’s time to check out all the great sights of the City by the Bay.

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[Coit Tower, Market Street architecture, Mission High School]

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[F Market tram, cable car, passing under Golden Gate Bridge]

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Catalina Island

A lazy Sunday wind-down with a day in Avalon, as we tendered to shore to explore the compact town on Catalina Island, before a final sail to San Diego.

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[Ship transport to Avalon, Catalina Island. Bryan Ferry would be proud.]

There are no cars allowed on the island. Golf carts, bicycles and foot traffic are all you’ll see when touring Catalina.

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Visit Windstar Cruises online for upcoming excursions.

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