Seattle, February 19, 2008 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Windstar Cruises, which operates a three-ship fleet of luxury yachts that explore hidden harbors and secluded coves of the worldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s most treasured destinations, announces a special Barcelona to Monte Carlo voyage hosted by Joe Ueberroth, Chairman, CEO and President of WindstarÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s parent company, Ambassadors International, Inc.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We are very pleased to offer our guests, and fellow sailing enthusiasts, this opportunity to join Mr. Ueberroth on this exceptional cruise,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Diane Moore, Executive Vice President, Windstar Cruises.
Guests can join Mr. Ueberroth and his wife, Polly, for a week-long sailing aboard the Wind Surf exploring the legends and romance of some of the most sought after settings in the world. During the cruise, Mr. Ueberroth will hold an old-fashioned “town hall meeting” and will host a cocktail party for guests.
2008 ChairmanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Cruise Itinerary:
October 12 Sunday Barcelona, Spain
October 13 Monday PalamÃƒÂ³s, Spain
October 14 Tuesday Marseille, France
October 15 Wednesday Porquerolles, France
October 16 Thursday Porto-Vecchio, Corsica, France
October 17 Friday Portovenere, Italy
October 18 Saturday St.Ã¢â‚¬â€œTropez, France
October 19 Sunday Monte Carlo, Monaco
Under Mr. UeberrothÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s leadership, Ambassadors International has become a leader in the cruise industry with a passion for small-ship cruising. With Mr. Ueberroth at the helm, Ambassadors created Majestic America Line, the leading river and coastal cruise company. In 2007, Ambassadors expanded into international waters in style with the acquisition of Windstar Cruises. Ambassadors is also the international leader in designing and building state-of-the-art yachting facilities and operating high-end marinas and yacht service facilities.
Mr. Ueberroth grew up in a travel family. Although his father, Peter Ueberroth, is known for being the President of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee as well as the sixth Commissioner of Major League Baseball, he started his career by building travel companies such as First Travel, Ask Mr. Foster and Colony Hotels. Joe and his father are known for their involvements, over the past two decades, in leisure companies such as Bellport Group, Doubletree Hotels, GetThere.com, Grand Prix Tours, the Pebble Beach Company, and People to People Student Programs.
The UeberrothÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s reside in Corona Del Mar, California with their three sons. With a commitment to improving the lives of children and helping to enrich their local community, the UeberrothÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s have served on the Board of Directors of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Orange County, Orangewood Children’s Foundation of Orange County, the Science Discovery Center, Sheriff’s Advisory Council, and the Orange County Museum of the Arts.
Wind Surf accommodates 312 guests and offers luxurious suites and staterooms which include lush bedding, LÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Occitane bath amenities, Egyptian cotton towels, flatscreen TVs, DVD/CD players, Bose SoundDock speakers and Apple iPod Nanos pre-loaded with music for check out. Culinary wonders abound in each of Wind SurfÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s five restaurants, with live music in the Lounge, 5-star cuisine in The Restaurant and cocktails in the Terrace Bar. Wind Surf also offers relaxing spa treatments and exciting shore excursions.
WindstarÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s commitment to providing guests with the most casually elegant, enriching and luxurious cruise vacation has consistently earned high praise from some of the most notable names in the travel world. Porthole Cruise Magazine named the Wind Surf Ã¢â‚¬Å“Best Tall ShipÃ¢â‚¬Â and Windstar the Ã¢â‚¬Å“Most Romantic Cruise LineÃ¢â‚¬Â in its ReaderÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Choice Awards. The line also earned top honors in Travel + LeisureÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s WorldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Best Awards in 2007. All three ships in WindstarÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s fleet of luxury sailing yachts were lauded among Ã¢â‚¬Å“The WorldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Best Small ShipsÃ¢â‚¬Â by CondÃƒÂ© Nast Traveler readers and the company was recognized recently as the best small-ship cruise vacation by the readers of Celebrated Living.
Cruises rates begin at $2,799 per person, based on double occupancy.
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 worldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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.