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Shedd Institute Travel Benefits

  1. You must speak with a TravelPerks / Dream Vacations agent to receive your additional bonuses and Shedd Institute pricing - Call us at (541) 349-0036.
  2. This site explains your exclusive member benefits. Visit our Travel Shopping Site to find your dream vacation, but when you are ready to book, call our office to ensure you are receiving accurate pricing and any additional bonuses available.
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Windstar Cruises - Five-Star Vacations at Sea

Windstar imagines and delivers personalized and immersive experiences that are 180° from Ordinary, with a vision of enriching people’s perspectives through inspired travel.

Onboard Windstar Cruises

Accommodating only 149 to 342 guests per yacht, you can expect time, space, and freedom aboard Windstar. Elegant simplicity is expected, with no lines, no distractions, and no unnecessary inclusions. Fresh, local ingredients and seasonal produce are used aboard to capture the local flavor of the culture. There are eight choices of fine dining, ranging from a café to a luxury restaurant to outdoor eating spaces. There’s also an extensive wine collection onboard, with over 93 wines from 46 regions and ten countries.

Local lectures and performances will keep you busy while onboard, where you can attend talks about cuisine, ancient arts, and stories of local culture. With a 4-5 piece band, ensemble shows, cabaret shows, and duo & piano vocal entertainment, there’s enough entertainment onboard to help you relax and make the most of your time at sea.

Onshore with Windstar

Windstar provides over 2,000 one-of-a-kind tours and activities, allowing you to experience the world in a way that works for you. Windstar’s product development team travels to each destination to vet each shore excursion, ensuring it will be enriching, unique, and entertaining. Go beyond sightseeing and have once-in-a-lifetime experiences, such as having dinner with a Croatian family in their village home or snorkeling with whale sharks in La Paz. With small groups, you can experience your destination in a more intimate setting, allowing tour guides to adjust tours in real-time based on guest feedback. You can attend regional tours with local guides or a private tour with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide to personally show you around your destination.


  • Alaska
  • Arabia
  • Asia
  • Australia and New Zealand
  • Canada and New England
  • The Caribbean
  • Costa Rice and the Panama Canal
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • The Mediterranean
  • Mexico
  • Northern Europe
  • South Pacific
  • Tahiti
  • U.S Coastal
  • Specialty Tours:
  • Cruise tours
  • Culinary and Wine Cruises
  • Grand Adventures
  • Holy Lands
  • Ocean Crossings
  • Themed Cruises 

What’s New?

Windstar is on Conde Nast Traveler’s Best Cruise Ships in the World: Gold List 2022!

With a $250 million Star Plus initiative, the Windstar fleet is more updated and environmentally friendly than ever. Three all-suite Star class yachts have been transformed into Star Plus Class yachts, along with two new restaurants, new suite choices, and new bathrooms.

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From Our Clients...

Exceptional support through delayed vacation due to COVID

"Theresa was wonderful. We had been planning this Alaskan cruise since 2019 and then COVID hit and then we were still unsure about 2021 so we waited another year. Theresa took care of everything for us, checking in with us every couple of weeks and making sure that we were getting our checklist taken care of. Thank you, Theresa and TravelPerks Dream Vacations, we had a great time and cannot wait for our next cruise."

– Donna H. - Alaska Cruise, 2022

Once In A Lifetime Trip

I was talking about TravelPerks during our state presentation, and a member commented that they had booked cruises through TravelPerks and had a fabulous experience! They both said that you guys were super easy to work with and explained everything well and they felt cared for. It's not often we get members interrupting a presentation to put it out there that they had a great experience!

– FOP - Proud Partner

Easy to Work With

"We loved how easy it was to work with Montika. She was super flexible and provided us plenty of options, even when we kept switching dates and the amount of people, etc."

– Katie D. - Disney Cruise, March 2023

Worry Free!

"You folks are incredible and your services outstanding! No one does it better."

– Robert C. - Celebrity Cruise, March 2023

Spectacular Shore Excursions

"Everything worked out even better than planned. On all three shore excursions we met people in the bus who said they appreciated those excursions and they were far better than the ones offered by the ship. We, too, were impressed with the quality of the excursions and tour guides. The cruise was spectacular and all the arrangements made in advance were spectacular."
– Jayne W. - Norwegian Cruise Line

Daughter's First Disney Magic

"We had an absolute magical vacation thanks to Montika, it was our daughter's first trip to Disney and had such a great time, we already started booking for next year with TravelPerks and Montika."

– Travis S. - May 2023