Seattle, May 28, 2008 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, invites couples celebrating honeymoons, renewing wedding vows or honoring a special anniversary to explore the beauty and wonder of romance at sea.
â€œIt is our honor that guests choose to celebrate their special occasions with us,â€ said Diane Moore, president, Windstar Cruises. â€œOur relaxed attitude, picturesque destinations and pampering service help ensure that the romance of Windstar Cruises endures.â€
Itâ€™s no surprise to returning guests that Porthole Magazine named Windstar Cruises â€œMost Romantic Cruise Line.â€ Chilled champagne and chocolate-dipped seasonal fruit await couples upon their arrival in deluxe oceanview staterooms. Mornings bring a leisurely breakfast in bed option and the opportunity to indulge in a â€œTime for Twoâ€ massage. Later, couples can take in a tropical sunset while being treated to an elegant dinner for two at a quiet table.
All Windstar cruises offer â€œRomance Under Sail,â€ an unforgettable way to celebrate a wedding, birthday or any special occasion. Guests can select a romantic â€œPicnic for Twoâ€ on the beach (offered on select cruises) or relax and have dinner come to them, courtesy of 24-hour room service. There is no better way to express love than by renewing wedding vows. Couples can give in to a lifelong dream and have the shipâ€™s captain preside over the ceremony at sea, with the exotic shores of St. Thomas as a witness. From special pampering on board to exclusive shore excursions for two, Windstar offers an experience guests will never forget. Some packages or gift items are available at an additional charge.
Windstar vessels feature billowing sails, sleek lines, intimate size (having room for a mere 148 to 312 guests) and service that makes guests feel as if theyâ€™re on their own private yacht. Couples can rediscover the joy of being alone as they stroll down an idyllic white-sand beach, linger in a romantic cafÃ©, or head out to sea in a kayak for two.
Windstarâ€™s three vessels explore the shores of Europe and the chance to experience the legends and romance of some of the most sought after settings in the world. The Greek Isles are renowned for brilliant blue water, dazzling white beaches and the intrigue of ancient gods. Couples looking for an exotic Costa Rican journey can select the adventure that best suits them, including trips through the magnificent Panama Canal. From the rainforests of St. Lucia to the sunny beaches of Barbados, guests can experience the best that the Caribbean has to offer. Couples seeking the kind of true peace, solitude and relaxation that only days away at sea can bring will be delighted with opportunities for 14-day transatlantic voyages aboard Wind Spirit and Wind Surf.
A leader in defining the small ship luxury cruise experience for the last 20 years, Windstar has won the allegiance of a new generation of contemporary travelers who appreciate the lineâ€™s casual attire, alternative dining venues, rich mix of shore excursions, complimentary water sports program, deluxe spa facilities and luxurious accommodations.
Windstarâ€™s award-wining reputation for sophisticated, yet casual elegance has been recognized by some of the most notable names in the travel world including Porthole Cruise Magazine for Best Tall Ship by readers in the 9th Annual Readersâ€™ Choice Awards. Windstar has also earned top honors in Travel + Leisureâ€™s Worldâ€™s 2007 Best Awards, was lauded among â€œThe Worldâ€™s Best Small Shipsâ€ by CondÃ© Nast Traveler readers in 2007, and was recognized as the best small-ship cruise vacation by readers of Celebrated Living.
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 brochures, 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.