Windstar Adds Further Depth To Signature Expedition Book

Windstar Cruises new Signature Expeditions program debuts in Alaska in May. Designed to deliver destination authenticity, Signature Expeditions will be featured on all sailings from 11- to 14-days, with rich and immersive itineraries, sailing between Seward (Anchorage), AK and Vancouver, BC.  More on the Signature Expeditions program shortly.  First, Windstar Cruises added further depth to the program by appointing veteran Captain James Griffiths as Expedition Captain, overseeing the holistic creation, development and implementation of the new Signature Expeditions program.

Captain Griffiths’ experience with vessels of prestige and breadth of knowledge of the expedition, nautical and maritime industries is most impressive. Many of our guests have sailed with Captain Griffiths and know him as a delightful, accomplished, and down-to-earth leader, interested in sharing his life experiences with others. We are delighted to have him on our management team.”- Windstar Cruises President John Delaney

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As Expedition Captain, Griffiths will oversee all aspects of Windstar’s Signature Expeditions program.  Off to a good start, Captain Griffiths personally assembled a team of world-class naturalists who will guide guests on their journey,  crafted to provide multiple high-touch adventures/enrichment opportunities each day.

The Expeditions program is run by a team of onboard expedition experts who sail with the cruise the entire time. Along the way,  the approachable experts provide more insight, understanding, and commentary to showcase an Alaska you’ve never seen before.

Consisting of naturalists, glaciologists, historians and more, the team will also lead guided tours, sometimes directly from the ship to some of the most remote areas of the Alaskan frontier.


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