Seattle, November 18, 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, has been recognized by Porthole Cruise Magazine as the â€œMost Romantic Cruise Lineâ€ for the sixth time in a row by readers in the 12th Annual â€œBest of Cruisingâ€ Readerâ€™s Choice Awards.
Several thousand readers cast their ballots in the 12th Annual Readerâ€™s Choice Awards voting in a variety of categories. The full list of awards can be found on the magazineâ€™s website www.porthole.com. Winners are also featured in the December 2010 issue of Porthole Cruise Magazine.
Each year, honeymooners and couples celebrating special occasions sail on Windstar due to the yachtsâ€™ romantic ambience. In 2011, Windstar debuts a new collection of extraordinary voyages to some of the most romantic ports in Europe including Amsterdam, Netherlands; Copenhagen, Denmark; St. Petersburg, Russia; Stockholm, Sweden; Oslo, Norway; and Bruges, Belgium.
In addition to Porthole Cruise Magazineâ€™s award, Windstar Cruises has been recognized by some of the most notable names in the travel and lifestyle world in 2010. Celebrated Living, American Airlinesâ€™ prestigious publication for first class passengers, named Windstar Cruises â€œBest Small-Ship/Mid-Ship Cruise Lineâ€ on their Platinum List for the fourth time in a row. Windstar Cruises was also recognized by CondÃ© Nast Traveler as one of the â€œTop Small Ship Cruise Lines,â€ listed on their annual Gold List of â€œBest Cruise Linesâ€ and all three Windstar yachts were honored in the â€œBest Small Shipsâ€ Readerâ€™s Poll. Windstar was also selected by Travel + Leisure as one of the top five â€œWorldâ€™s Best Small-Ship Cruise Lines.â€