Windstar Recognized by Condé Nast Traveler as One of the Top Small Ship Cruise Lines

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Seattle, October 15, 2010 — Windstar Cruises, which operates a three-ship fleet of luxury yachts that explore the hidden harbors and secluded coves of the world’s most treasured destinations, was voted one of the “Top Small Ship Cruise Lines” in Condé Nast Traveler magazine’s annual Reader’s Choice Awards for 2010.

The readers of Condé Nast Traveler rated contenders in the cruise line category on a variety of criteria including activities/facilities, cabins, crew/service, design/layout, food/dining, itineraries and shore excursions. The questionnaire was available to all readers through a secure website and final tabulations of 25,916 responses were completed by Global Market Insite, Inc. of Boston, Mass.

A full list of winners in every category can be found on the magazine’s website www.cntraveler.com.
Winners are also featured in the November 2010 issue of Condé Nast Traveler on newsstands October 19, 2010.

Windstar’s commitment to providing guests with the most casually elegant, enriching and luxurious cruise vacation has consistently placed Windstar on the prestigious Condé Nast Traveler list year after year.

In addition to the Condé Nast Traveler honor, Windstar Cruises has been recognized by some of the most notable names in the travel and lifestyle world in 2010. Celebrated Living, American Airlines’ prestigious publication for first class passengers, named Windstar Cruises “Best Small-Ship/Mid-Ship Cruise Line” on their Platinum List for the fourth time in a row. Earlier in the year, Windstar Cruises was listed on Condé Nast Traveler’s Annual Gold List of “Best Cruise Lines” and all three Windstar ships were honored by Condé Nast Traveler’s “Best Small Ships” Reader’s Poll. Windstar was also selected by Travel + Leisure as one of the top five “World’s Best Small-Ship Cruise Lines.”