Seattle, October 15, 2010 â€” Windstar Cruises, which operates a three-ship fleet of luxury yachts that explore the hidden harbors and secluded coves of the worldâ€™s most treasured destinations, was voted one of the â€œTop Small Ship Cruise Linesâ€ in CondÃ© Nast Traveler magazineâ€™s annual Readerâ€™s Choice Awards for 2010.
The readers of CondÃ© 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 CondÃ© Nast Traveler on newsstands October 19, 2010.
Windstarâ€™s commitment to providing guests with the most casually elegant, enriching and luxurious cruise vacation has consistently placed Windstar on the prestigious CondÃ© Nast Traveler list year after year.
In addition to the CondÃ© 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 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. Earlier in the year, Windstar Cruises was listed on CondÃ© Nast Travelerâ€™s Annual Gold List of â€œBest Cruise Linesâ€ and all three Windstar ships were honored by CondÃ© Nast Travelerâ€™s 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€