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The French Riviera Beyond the Ordinary Awaits You

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Revel in the glitter and glamour of cruising along the French Riviera.
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Call your Travel Advisor or Windstar Cruises at 855-419-3877

Call your Travel Advisor or Windstar Cruises

at 855-419-3877

Follow in the footsteps of artists and writers, and the world’s fanciest yachts, too, as you immerse yourself in the glorious sunshine, spectacular sunsets, and altogether intoxicating views in the Italian Rivera and France’s Côte d’Azur. Your Yachtsman's Harbors of the Rivieras cruise between Spain and Italy brings you to the famed cities of Rome and Barcelona as well as the world’s premier yachting playgrounds, including Monte Carlo. Embarking on your small ship cruise from Barcelona or Rome, you’ll explore delightful resort towns and small villages where Matisse, Picasso, Van Gogh and others found inspiration.


Admire the extravagant architecture of Antoni Gaudi in Barcelona. Stop and smell the flowers in Nice. Try your luck at the Grand Casino in glamourous Monte Carlo. At the beginning or end of your cruise in Rome, visit Michelangelo’s astonishing Sistine Chapel and the Roman Colosseum. Explore the haunts of Napoleon on Elba. Along the way, admire castles and ancient ruins, with access to many UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Expand your palate while sipping the product at famed vineyards.


The leisurely pace of your small ship cruise allows time to swim and sail in the clear turquoise sea in secluded harbors, directly from your yacht’s aft Watersports Platform. Sink your toes in the sand of immaculate white-sand beaches, hike with picture-perfect coastal views. Peruse shops filled with European designer goods and local crafts, and take advantage of late-night stays to dine on some of the world’s most revered cuisine. During your blissful week, as you explore idyllic coastal scenes, you’ll quickly understand why the Rivieras are among the most treasured vacation destinations in the world.

When you’re ready to cruise, know that our Beyond Ordinary Care program offers hospital-grade protections, including HEPA filters and UV-C irradiation within the air handling system and enhanced sanitation measures for all guest and crew areas to deliver a 180 degrees from ordinary experience.

And remember, our Travel Assurance Booking Policy offers a generous cancellation program should your plans change. You can cancel your 2021 cruise booking up to 48 hours prior to departure and receive 100% Future Cruise Credit.

Yachtsman's Harbors of the Rivieras map

To book, call your Travel Advisor or Windstar Cruises at 855-419-3877.


Monte Carlo


Most famous for its Grand Prix event and lavish casino, Monaco is a tiny coastal independent city-state, which is surrounded by France on three sides. Small enough to fit into London’s Hyde Park, Monaco is known as a playground for the some of the world’s wealthiest people.

A waterfront tower is seen through a metal frame


Visit Collioure, the hometown of the Wild Beast artists, Henri Matisse and André Derain. Stroll the waterfront along the 'Path of Fauvism' and see the inspiration for some of the French Expressionists' work. 

A lemon desert on a plate


While we don't think there is anything better than the creamy, caffeinated dessert of tiramisu, French lemons inspired us to play with this classic recipe. We switched out the traditional coffee for a tart lemon syrup, and traded the rum for a splash of bright limoncello. Try it here. 


We’ll handle all of the logistics on land with tickets to attractions, hotel accommodations, select meals, every detail will be looked after. 


Enjoy an unforgettable multi-day inland tour of Rome and Vatican City with a tour of the Sistine Chapel, Colosseum arena and more.



  • Visit the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel
  • Take a tour of the underground San Clemente Basilica with mosaics and frescoes that date to the 12th century   
  • Get closer to local outdoor markets and learn more about traditional cuisine with a foodie walking tour 


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