Seattle, July 8, 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 extending its 10-day sale on select October 2008 sailings in Europe aboard Wind Surf on new bookings made by July 25, 2008.
Guests can choose from three 7-day European itineraries which offer the history, culture, charm and grandeur of some of the most exciting places in the world. Cruises between Rome and Barcelona set sail on Oct. 5 and Oct. 26, 2008. A Barcelona to Monte Carlo cruise sets sail on Oct. 12, 2008, and a Monte Carlo to Rome cruise sets sail on Oct. 19, 2008. Rates for the select 7-day Wind Surf sailings begin at $1,799 per person, double occupancy.
Windstarâ€™s Connoisseur Collection offers back-to-back itineraries allowing guests one luxurious two-week sailing that rarely repeats a port. Three 14-day itineraries are available at special prices. Guests can select from a Rome to Monte Carlo sailing Oct. 5, 2008, a Barcelona to Rome sailing on Oct. 12, 2008,and a Monte Carlo to Barcelona sailing on Oct.19, 2008. Rates for the select 14-day Wind Surf sailings begin at $3,199 per person, double occupancy.
The offer applies to new bookings only on select sailings booked by July 25, 2008. Offer is not combinable with other offers or promotions and is capacity controlled and may be withdrawn or modified at the discretion of Windstar.
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, deluxe spa facilities, and casual elegance.
Windstarâ€™s award-wining reputation for sophisticated, yet casual elegance has been recognized by some of the most notable names in the travel world. 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 9th Annual Readersâ€™ Choice Awards. Windstar has also earned top honors in Travel + Leisureâ€™s Worldâ€™s 2007 Best Awards and was lauded among â€œThe Worldâ€™s Best Small Shipsâ€ by CondÃ© Nast Traveler readers in 2007.
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.