Seattle, May 13, 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, offers guests the best of Europeâ€™s captivating shores with its summer 2008 schedule.
Travelers planning to visit Europe this summer will find impressive benefits when traveling with Windstar Cruises. A strong euro makes cruising a significantly better value than land-based vacations. European cruises start at $2,399 per person for 7 days aboard all three Windstar vessels from July through November. Greek Isles cruises start at $2,599 per person for 7 days aboard Wind Star and Wind Spirit from July through October.
Cruises through the shores of Europe offer guests the chance to experience the legends and romance of some of the most sought after settings in the world. Golden beaches, towering castles, breathtaking art and legendary riches are available to guests on 7-day cruises aboard all of Windstarâ€™s luxury yachts. European itineraries include: Lisbon, CÃ¡diz, Tangier, Cartagena, Motril, MÃ¡laga, Gibraltar, Ibiza, Palma de Mallorca, Tarragona, Barcelona, Port-Vendres, MahÃ³n, Oran, PalamÃ³s, SÃ¨te, Monte Carlo, Portofino, Livorno, Rome, PortimÃ£o, Valencia, Alghero, Amalfi, Sorrento, Capri, Porquerolles, Ajaccio, Portoferraio, Nice, St. Tropez, Cannes, St. Florent, Monte Carlo, Marseille, Portovenere, Porto Vecchio, Porto Cervo, Taormina, Dubrovnik, Hvar, Venice, Koper, Pula, Rijeka, Zadar, Split, Kor?ula, Kotor, Plo?e, Sibenik, Rab, Trieste, Corfu, Messina and AlmerÃa.
The Greek Isles are renowned for brilliant blue water, dazzling white beaches and the romance of ancient gods. With its 7-day cruises on Wind Spirit and Wind Star, Windstar offers the most extensive season of Greek Isles itineraries in the cruise industry. Ports in Greek Isles itineraries include; Athens, Gythion, NÃ¡vplion, ErmoÃºpolis, Rome, Messina, Capri, Sorrento, KatÃ¡kolon, Mykonos, Rhodes, Bodrum, Ku?adasi, Monemvasia, Corfu, SarandÃ«, CephaloniÃ¡ and KÃ½thira.
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 Most Romantic Cruise Line and 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.