Seattle, June 9, 2010 – Windstar Cruises, which operates a three-ship fleet of luxury yachts that explore hidden harbors and secluded coves of the worldâ€™s most treasured destinations, offers guests the opportunity to discover Venice from a different viewpoint with Roger Paperno and Joe Wolff of the popular â€œCafÃ© Lifeâ€ travel series on Wind Surfâ€™s October 17, 2010, Venice to Venice voyage.
Windstarâ€™s Signature Collection Host Series features distinguished guests throughout the 2010 season, including Paperno and Wolff. The duo produced the popular travel series â€œCafÃ© Life Veniceâ€, â€œCafÃ© Life Florenceâ€ and â€œCafÃ© Life Romeâ€ profiling unique family-owned cafes in Italy featuring fascinating interviews and stunning photography. Paperno and Wolff will share their experiences in Italy working on the books and provide recommendations of places to visit in Venice away from the usual tourist stops during a lecture and question and answer session. In addition, Paperno and Wolff will offer a session on travel photography and travel writing to guests interested in creating their own travel memoirs. A cocktail reception will also be held in their honor and will feature a book signing.
Besides the book series, Paperno has done photography for numerous clients including The Gap, Banana Republic and Saturn Cars. And, Wolff has written screenplays along with advertising and marketing pieces for a variety of businesses over the last 25 years. For more information on Paperno and Wolff, visit www.rogerpaperno.com and www.joe-wolff.com.
Wind Surfâ€™s October 17, 2010, Venice to Venice sailing visits the ports of Rovinj, Croatia; Opatija, Croatia; Trogir, Croatia; Dubrovnik, Croatia; and also includes a Venice overnight. Cruise rates start from $2,599 per person, double occupancy.
Wind Surf accommodates 312 guests and offers deluxe, oceanview staterooms that include beds with luxury linens and mattresses, flat-screen TV and DVD player, Bose SoundDock speakers for Apple iPods, waffle-weave robes with slippers and sumptuous Lâ€™Occitane products. Suites also include an extra bath, TV and sitting area. Wind Surf recently introduced new spa suites which include all the amenities of a suite along with luxurious microfiber linens, spa robes, an orchid flower arrangement, specialty pillow menu, daily fresh fruit platter, O SPA London products, WindSpa spa experiences and events as well as unlimited Pilates and Yoga classes. Bridge Suites offer everything in a suite along with the additional luxury of a spacious private living room and relaxing whirlpool spa. Guests enjoy culinary wonders in Wind Surfâ€™s The Restaurant, Degrees, Le MarchÃ© and Candles. Wind Surf also features a lounge, Yacht Club, WindSpa, casino, three bars, two pools, two hot tubs, a shop, photo gallery and watersports platform.