Seattle, June 3, 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 sail with media icons Tina Brown and Sir Harold Evans on Wind Surfâ€™s Holiday and New Yearâ€™s Caribbean voyages.
Brown was the legendary editor of Vanity Fair and The New Yorker and is the best-selling author of â€œThe Diana Chronicles,â€ a biography of Diana, the Princess of Wales. Brown co-founded and is editor-in-chief of The Daily Beast, an on-line publication providing insight, opinions and news exclusives in politics, world affairs, finance, science, culture and more. She has also produced a serious of specials for CNBC, and hosted a weekly talk show on business, politics and culture. Brown has been honored with four George Polk Awards, five Overseas Press Club awards, and ten National Magazine Awards.
Evans was editor of Londonâ€™s Sunday Times and the Times, and was founding editor of CondÃ© Nast Traveler and editorial director and vice chairman of U.S. News and World Report, the New York Daily News and The Atlantic Monthly. Evans is also the author of the critically acclaimed â€œThe American Centuryâ€ and â€œThey Made America: The Centuries of Innovators from the Steam Engine to the Search Engineâ€ which was adapted into a four-part mini-series and into a National Public Radio special. Evans was knighted for his services in journalism by Queen Elizabeth.
Both Brown and Evans will present a lecture during the sailings. Brownâ€™s lecture focuses on Princess Diana and Evansâ€™ lecture centers on the innovators who made America from the steam engine to search engine.
Wind Surfâ€™s 7-day Barbados roundtrip Holiday sailing departs December 19, 2010, from Bridgetown, Barbados and visits Pigeon Island, St. Lucia; ÃŽl des Saintes, F.W.I.; St. Barts, F.W.I.; Marigot, St. Martin and St. Kitts, F.W.I. Cruise fares start at $2,249 per person, based on double occupancy. Wind Surfâ€™s 7-day New Yearâ€™s sailing departs December 26, 2010, from Bridgetown, Barbados and visits Mayreau, The Grenadines; St. Georgeâ€™s, Grenada; Bequia, The Grenadines; Portsmouth, Dominica and Pigeon Island, St. Lucia. Cruise fares start at $2,249 per person, double occupancy. Combine both cruises into one luxurious 14-day sailing from $4,278 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 launched 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 guests 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.