Seattle, May 24, 2010 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, was selected for the fourth consecutive year as the best small/mid-size cruise line by the discerning readers of Celebrated Living, American Airlinesâ€™ publication for first class passengers. The 2010 Platinum List is an annual readerâ€™s choice guide endorsing the top hotels, golf courses, spas and cruise lines in the world.
â€œWe are thrilled that the readers of Celebrated Living have selected Windstar Cruises as their top small/mid-size cruise line again,â€ said Diane Moore, president, Windstar Cruises. â€œWe are committed to ensuring every guest has an unforgettable experience on board our beautiful, luxurious ships.â€
Winners are featured in the Summer 2010 issue of Celebrated Living. A full list of winners in every category can be found on the magazine’s website www.celebratedliving.com.
Windstar recently released its 2011 and Winter 2012 season featuring new itineraries in the Baltic, Holy Land, Europe, Costa Rica, and the Caribbean along with its captivating Signature Collection Host Series line-up of distinguished hosts who will lecture on winemaking, culinary arts, photography, gardening and wealth management.
Windstar is currently implementing its next phase of its Degrees of Difference initiative adding amenities and enhancements to the fleet in the areas of dining, accommodations, entertainment, spa, fitness and shore excursions which will be completed in the summer of 2010.
In addition to Celebrated Living, Windstar has been recognized by some of the most notable names in the travel world. Windstar was selected in 2010 as one of â€œThe Worldâ€™s Best Cruise Linesâ€ by CondÃ© Nast Traveler on their 15th Annual Gold List along with all three ships selected for the magazineâ€™s â€œBest Small Shipsâ€ list. Windstar was also chosen in 2010 as one the â€œTop 10 Cruise Linesâ€ by Gayot.com. Windstar was voted the â€œMost Popularâ€ cruise line in the small-ship category by Zagat and received high marks in the categories of Top Overall, Top Cabins, Top Service, Top Dining and Top Facilities. Windstar recently received a â€œFavourite Small-Ship Cruise Lineâ€ award in the U.K.â€™s CondÃ© Nast Travellerâ€™s Readersâ€™ Travel Awards and was listed in their â€œTop 100 of the Best the Travel World has to Offer.â€ Windstar also earned top honors in Travel + Leisureâ€™s â€œWorldâ€™s 2009 Best Awardsâ€ and received the â€œMost Romantic Cruise Lineâ€ honor from Porthole Magazine for the fifth time in a row.