Windstar Cruises Offers Free Airfare from New York on Select 2009 Europe Sailings

Seattle, April 21, 2009 — Windstar Cruises, which operates a three-ship fleet of luxury yachts that explore hidden harbors and secluded coves of the world’s most sought-after destinations, offers guests free airfare from New York on select Europe sailings for bookings made by May 30, 2009.

Guests can take advantage of this special offer on any one of Windstar’s three ships. Itineraries include twelve sailings in 2009, including Venice to Rome and Barcelona to Lisbon aboard the Wind Surf, Athens to Venice and Istanbul to Athens aboard the Wind Star, and a Venice roundtrip aboard the Wind Spirit, among others. Additional air add-ons are also available to guests, by request and at an additional charge. This offer cannot be combined with any other offers or promotions. Rates for these sailings begin at $2,199 per person.

Windstar’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 “Favourite Small-Ship Cruise Line” in the U.K.’s Condé Nast Traveller’s 2008 Readers’ Travel Awards. Windstar received the highest score of any cruise line in the poll and was also only one of three cruise lines in Condé Nast Traveller’s list of the “Top 100 of the Best the Travel World has to Offer.” Celebrated Living, American Airlines’ prestigious publication for first class passengers, named Windstar Cruises “Best Small-Ship/Mid-Ship Cruise Line” on their 2008 Platinum List for the second time in a row. Readers of Porthole Cruise Magazine awarded Windstar “Most Romantic Cruise Line” and “Best Tall Ship” in the 2008 10th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards. Windstar has also earned top honors in Travel + Leisure’s World’s 2008 Best Awards and was lauded among “The World’s Best Small Ships” by Condé Nast Traveler.