Seattle, June 3, 2009 â€” 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 31 Caribbean sailings from November through March and premieres a new 7-day St. Martin roundtrip itinerary on the 148-guest Wind Spirit due to guest request.
Each week from December through March, Wind Spirit will sail roundtrip from St. Martin offering guests pristine beaches, lively island culture and lush tropics. The new itinerary also allows for additional daytime sailing. Port of calls include St. Kitts, Tortola, Jost Van Dyke, Virgin Gorda and St. Barts. Cruise rates begin at $1,999 per person, based on double occupancy.
The 312-guest Wind Surf offers 7-day roundtrip sailings in fall and winter from Bridgetown, Barbados calling on a variety of vibrant ports on northbound and southbound itineraries. Wind Surfâ€™s northbound itinerary includes St. Kitts, Nevis, St. Martin, St. Barts, Guadeloupe, Iles des Saintes and St. Lucia. The southbound itinerary includes Bequia, Dominica, St. Lucia, Mayreau, Grenada and Tobago. Cruise rates begin at $1,859 per person, based on double occupancy.
Windstar offers special holiday sailings on Wind Spirit and Wind Surf. Wind Spiritâ€™s 7-day holiday cruise sails the new itinerary departing St. Martin on December 19, 2009, with rates from $2,349 per person, double occupancy. Wind Surfâ€™s 7-day holiday voyage departs December 20, 2009, from Bridgetown visiting St. Lucia, Guadeloupe, Iles des Saintes, St. Kitts, Nevis, St. Barts and Bequia. Cruise rates start at $2,249 per person, double occupancy.
Ring in the new year aboard Wind Surfâ€™s 7-day cruise departing Bridgetown on December 27, 2009, and visit Bequia, Martinique, Dominica, St. Kitts, Nevis and Grenada. Cruise rates start at $2,249 per person, double occupancy. Celebrate New Yearâ€™s Eve on Wind Spiritâ€™s December 26, 2009, sailing from $2,449 per person. Guests on both ships will be able to partake in a festive New Yearâ€™s Eve party complete with party favors, live music, official countdown by the captain and champagne toast.
A leader in defining the small ship luxury cruise experience for more than 20 years, Windstar has won the allegiance of a new generation of contemporary travelers who appreciate the lineâ€™s luxurious accommodations, alternative dining venues, diversity of shore excursions, complimentary water sports program and deluxe spa facilities.
Windstar has been recognized by some of the most notable names in the travel world. Windstar was recently awarded â€œFavourite Small-Ship Cruise Lineâ€ in the U.K.â€™s CondÃ© Nast Travellerâ€™s 2008 Readersâ€™ Travel Awards. Windstar received the highest score of any cruise line in the poll and was also only one of three cruise lines in CondÃ© Nast Travellerâ€™s list of the â€œTop 100 of the Best the Travel World has to Offer.â€ Celebrated Living, American Airlinesâ€™ prestigious publication for first class passengers, named Windstar Cruises â€œBest Small-Ship/Mid-Ship Cruise Lineâ€ on their 2009 Platinum List for the third time in a row. Readers of Porthole Cruise Magazine awarded Windstar â€œMost Romantic Cruise Lineâ€ and â€œBest Tall Shipâ€ in the 2008 10th Annual Readersâ€™ Choice Awards. Windstar has also earned top honors in Travel + Leisureâ€™s Worldâ€™s 2008 Best Awards and was lauded among â€œThe Worldâ€™s Best Small Shipsâ€ by CondÃ© Nast Traveler.