Seattle, January 14, 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 travel with restaurateur, author, TV and radio personality Narsai David on a Mediterranean sailing aboard Wind Star, departing May 1, 2010, from Barcelona, Spain and cruising to Rome, Italy.
Windstarâ€™s Signature Collection Host Series features distinguished guests and lecturers throughout the 2010 season, including David. David will entertain guests with a lecture and cooking demonstration on culinary arts.
One of Californiaâ€™s leading gourmets, David is a national television and radio personality, as well as Macyâ€™s Culinary Expert and shares the simple pleasures of cooking, food and wine through education. David launched Narsaiâ€™s Restaurant, Market and Catering businesses which quickly became a culinary mecca for traveling gourmets. He has hosted the nationally syndicated PBS television series â€œOver Easyâ€ and was a food columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle. David now broadcasts his secrets of gourmet cooking as the Food and Wine Editor at San Franciscoâ€™s KCBS radio and oversees the management and new product development of his line of specialty food products. For more on David, visit www.narsai.com
Wind Starâ€™s 7-day Barcelona to Rome itinerary includes ports in MahÃ³n, Spain; Palma de Mallorca, Spain; Alghero, Italy; Porto-Vecchio, France; and Portoferraio, Italy. Cruise fares start at $2,399 per person, based on double occupancy.
Wind Star accommodates 148 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. Culinary wonders abound in Wind Starâ€™s The Restaurant and outdoor, evening dining venue Candles. Water sports enthusiasts will appreciate Windstarâ€™s complimentary waterskiing, windsurfing, sailing and kayaking from the shipâ€™s water sports platform.
Windstar recently announced the latest phase of its Degrees of Difference initiative featuring added amenities and enhancements to its luxurious ships in the areas of dining, accommodations, entertainment, spa, fitness and shore excursions. With this latest initiative, Windstar continues to raise the bar, delivering a vacation experience that is â€œ180 Degrees from Ordinary.â€