Windstar Cruises Ranked #1 by Celebrated Living for Fourth Year as Top Small/Mid-Size Cruise Line

Seattle, May 24, 2010 — 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, was selected for the fourth consecutive year as the best small/mid-size cruise line by the discerning readers of Celebrated Living, American Airlines’ publication for first class passengers. The 2010 Platinum List is an annual reader’s choice guide endorsing the top hotels, golf courses, spas and cruise lines in the world.

“We are thrilled that the readers of Celebrated Living have selected Windstar Cruises as their top small/mid-size cruise line again,” said Diane Moore, president, Windstar Cruises. “We are committed to ensuring every guest has an unforgettable experience on board our beautiful, luxurious ships.”

Winners are featured in the Summer 2010 issue of Celebrated Living. A full list of winners in every category can be found on the magazine’s website

Windstar recently released its 2011 and Winter 2012 season featuring new itineraries in the Baltic, Holy Land, Europe, Costa Rica, and the Caribbean along with its captivating Signature Collection Host Series line-up of distinguished hosts who will lecture on winemaking, culinary arts, photography, gardening and wealth management.

Windstar is currently implementing its next phase of its Degrees of Difference initiative adding amenities and enhancements to the fleet in the areas of dining, accommodations, entertainment, spa, fitness and shore excursions which will be completed in the summer of 2010.

In addition to Celebrated Living, Windstar has been recognized by some of the most notable names in the travel world. Windstar was selected in 2010 as one of “The World’s Best Cruise Lines” by Condé Nast Traveler on their 15th Annual Gold List along with all three ships selected for the magazine’s “Best Small Ships” list. Windstar was also chosen in 2010 as one the “Top 10 Cruise Lines” by Windstar was voted the “Most Popular” cruise line in the small-ship category by Zagat and received high marks in the categories of Top Overall, Top Cabins, Top Service, Top Dining and Top Facilities. Windstar recently received a “Favourite Small-Ship Cruise Line” award in the U.K.’s Condé Nast Traveller’s Readers’ Travel Awards and was listed in their “Top 100 of the Best the Travel World has to Offer.” Windstar also earned top honors in Travel + Leisure’s “World’s 2009 Best Awards” and received the “Most Romantic Cruise Line” honor from Porthole Magazine for the fifth time in a row.