Windstar Cruises Announces Special Family Offer on Summer European Sailings

SEATTLE, Dec. 4 — Windstar Cruises, which operates a three-ship fleet of luxury yachts that explore hidden harbors and secluded coves of the world’s most treasured destinations, is offering special family rates on summer European sailings aboard Wind Surf. Families who book one full-fare stateroom on Wind Surf sailings departing June 7 through Aug 30, 2009, will receive a second stateroom for family members on the same sailing at 50 percent off per person. European cruises offer families the chance to experience together some of the most exciting and historical places in the world at values superior to land-based vacations. Wind Surf’s 7-day summer European itineraries include: Venice to Venice, Venice to Rome, Rome to Nice, Nice to Rome, Rome to Barcelona, Barcelona to Nice and Rome to Venice.

Wind Surf provides families with entertaining activities on board and on land. Wind Surf features an outdoor pool and fitness room. The ship is also equipped with a water sports platform for complimentary waterskiiing, windsurfing, sailing and kayaking in selected ports when the ship is at anchor and is subject to weather conditions and local restrictions. Other amenities include board games, books, an expansive DVD movie collection and Apple iPods for check out. On land, Wind Surf offers a variety of shore excursions in each destination to please any traveler.

Space is limited, so guests are encouraged to book early in order to take advantage of the offer. Families are considered two adults and two children between 2 and 18 years of age. Rates are capacity controlled and can be removed at any time. Taxes are additional. The family offer expires March 31, 2009.

Wind Surf accommodates 312 guests and offers deluxe, oceanview staterooms that include beds with luxury linens and mattresses, flat-screen TV and DVD player, Bose SoundDock speakers for Apple iPods, waffle-weave robes with slippers and sumptuous L’Occitane products. Suites also include an extra bath, TV and sitting area. Bridge Suites give guests the additional luxury of a spacious private living room and relaxing whirlpool spa. Culinary wonders abound in Wind Surf’s The Restaurant, Degrees, Le Marche and Candles. Enjoy live music in the Lounge and cocktails in the Terrace Bar.

For more information including brochures, rates and itineraries contact a professional travel agent or call Windstar at 1-800-258-7245. Visit Windstar Cruises online at