Seattle, April 14, 2011 – 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 learn about wine from Daniel Baron, winemaker for Silver Oak Cellars, on Wind Surfâ€™s July 16, 2011, Athens to Istanbul voyage.
Baron began his winemaking career in the vineyards of Sonoma County before traveling to France and working for legendary ChÃ¢teau Petrus â€“ an experience that shaped his approach to making wine. In 1982, he returned to Napa Valley and became the winemaker for Silver Oakâ€™s celebrated wines. Baron will lecture on Silver Oak wines and conduct a wine tasting during the sailing. For more information on Silver Oak Cellars visit www.silveroak.com.
Wind Surfâ€™s 7-day Athens to Istanbul sailing departs July 16, 2011, and visits Mykonos, Greece; SantorÃni, Greece; Rhodes, Greece; Bodrum, Turkey; and Ku?adasi, Turkey. Cruise fares from $3,099 per person, double occupancy.
Wind Surf accommodates 312 guests, offering deluxe, oceanview staterooms that include beds with luxury linens and mattresses, a 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, casino, three bars, two pools, two hot tubs, a shop, photo gallery and watersports platform.
About Windstar Cruises
Windstar Cruises operates three sailing yachts known for their pampering without pretense and their ability to visit the hidden harbors and secluded coves of the worldâ€™s most treasured destinations. Carrying just 148 to 312 guests, the luxurious ships of Windstar cruise to nearly 50 nations, calling at 100 ports throughout Europe, the Caribbean and the Americas. For more information including rates and itineraries contact a professional travel agent or call Windstar at 1-800-258-7245. Visit Windstar Cruises online at www.windstarcruises.com.
Windstar is a division of Ambassadors International Cruise Group, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ambassadors Cruise Group, LLC.