Special Rates on Windstar’s Holiday Cruises

Seattle, October 27, 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, offers special rates on Holiday and New Year’s cruises in Costa Rica and the Caribbean.

On the holiday sailings, each Windstar ship is decorated with beautiful holiday decorations including trees, wreathes, garlands and lights. Guests savor a holiday menu specially prepared by the ships’ executive chefs featuring roasted turkey and traditional accompaniments in addition to other culinary delights. On New Year’s voyages, guests will be able to partake in a festive New Year’s Eve party complete with party favors, live music, official countdown by the captain and champagne toast.

Wind Star’s 7-day Costa Rica Holiday and New Year’s cruises sail roundtrip from Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica and visit the Costa Rican ports of Curu, Tortuga Island, Bahía Drake, Quepos and Playas del Coco along with the Nicaraguan port of San Juan del Sur. Wind Star’s Holiday sailing departs December 19, 2010, and the New Year’s sailing departs December 26, 2010 with cruise fares for both sailings starting at $1,699 per person, double occupancy.

Wind Spirit’s Holiday cruise sails roundtrip from St. Martin departing December 19, 2010. The 7-day Caribbean cruise visits St. Kitts, Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke, and St. Barts with cruise fares from $1,635 per person, double occupancy.

Wind Surf’s 7-day Holiday sailing departs December 19, 2010, from Bridgetown, Barbados visiting ports of call in St. Lucia, Îles des Saintes, St. Barts, St. Martin and St. Kitts with cruise fares starting at $1,625 per person, double occupancy. Wind Surf’s New Year’s sailing departs December 26, 2010, and visits Mayreau, Grenada, Bequia, Dominica, and St. Lucia with cruise fares at $1,675 per person, double occupancy.

Media icons Tina Brown and Sir Harold Evans are special guests on Wind Surf’s Caribbean Holiday and New Year’s cruises. Brown is the legendary editor-in-chief of the award-winning news and opinion Web site, The Daily Beast. She was previously editor of Vanity Fair and The New Yorker and is the best-selling author of “The Diana Chronicles,” a biography of Diana, the Princess of Wales. Evans was editor of London’s Sunday Times and the Times, and was founding editor of Condé Nast Traveler and editorial director and vice chairman of U.S. News and World Report, the New York Daily News and The Atlantic Monthly. Evans is also the author of the critically acclaimed “The American Century” and “They Made America: The Centuries of Innovators from the Steam Engine to the Search Engine.”

Both Brown and Evans will present a lecture during the New Year’s sailing on Wind Surf. Brown’s lecture focuses on Princess Diana and Evans’ lecture centers on the innovators who made America from the steam engine to search engine.