Seattle, November 19, 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, is offering travel agents who book a new group of five full-fare staterooms, a complimentary group tour conductor credit on select 2009 sailings when set up by Jan. 31, 2009.
The applicable 2009 sailings are:
- Wind Spirit Sailings: 5/9, 6/20-7/25, 8/8-8/29, 10/31, 11/7, 12/12
- Wind Star Sailings: 4/25, 5/9, 5/16, 6/6-6/20, 7/4, 7/18-8/29, 10/24, 10/31, 12/5, 12/12
- Wind Surf Sailings: 4/19, 4/26, 5/10, 5/25, 5/31, 6/7, 6/21-11/2, 11/22-12/13
The offer applies to all agencies and is combinable with pre-approved group rates. Offer is not combinable with any other promotions/programs and is capacity controlled and may be withdrawn or modified at the discretion of Windstar. Valid only on new groups set up by Jan. 31, 2009. A maximum of ten groups per agency is allowed. Tour conductor credit is based on average cruise fare tariff paid by group guests, excluding non-discountable amounts and taxes with credit applied toward every sixth guest. A maximum of four tour conductor credits are available on Wind Surf and a maximum of two tour conductor credits are available on Wind Spirit and Wind Star. To set up their group booking, travel agents should contact Windstar Reservations at 1-800-258-7245.
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. The completed multi-million dollar Degrees of Difference enhancements on all three ships focused on structural and technical operations along with upgrades to guest areas, remodeled bathrooms in staterooms and an expanded beauty salon and spa. Other enhancements include Bose SoundDock speakers for Apple iPod Nanos, wireless Internet, flat screen televisions, luxury linens and mattresses as well as Lâ€™Occitane amenities.
Windstarâ€™s award-winning reputation for sophisticated, yet casual elegance 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 that made 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 2008 Platinum List for the second time in a row. Readers of Porthole Cruise Magazine awarded Windstar â€œMost Romantic Cruise Lineâ€ and â€œBest Tall Shipâ€ in the 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 readers in 2008.
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.