Windstar Offers Romance Package to Guests and Free Cruise Drawing to Travel Professionals

Seattle, January 15, 2009 — 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, offers guests who book a 2009 sailing and place a deposit from January 15 to February 14, 2009, a Windstar Romance Package. Travel Professionals who make the reservation for their clients will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a free 7-day cruise for two on Windstar’s Wind Surf in 2009.

Windstar’s Romance Package includes an in-room delivery of chocolate-dipped strawberries and a bottle of chilled Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label as well as his and her relaxing 50-minute massages in WindSpa. Package value is $250.

Any new 2009 booking made and deposited between January 15 and February 14, 2009, may be eligible for the Windstar Romance Package. The Windstar Romance Package offer is not combinable with other shipboard credits or package offers. Travel Professionals must book and place a deposit on a Windstar cruise for their clients from January 15 to February 14, 2009, to be entered into the drawing for a chance to win a free 7-day cruise on Wind Surf for two in 2009 and for their clients to receive the Windstar Romance Package. Windstar Cruises will contact the winner of drawing. Winner may select any one 2009 Wind Surf sailing subject to availability at the time of confirmation.

Windstar’s romance has been recognized by some of the most notable names in the travel world including
Porthole Cruise Magazine which awarded Windstar “Most Romantic Cruise Line” and Cruise Critic whose editors awarded Windstar “Best Cruise Line for Honeymoons,” in the category of “Best for Romance.”

Windstar was recently awarded “Favourite Small-Ship Cruise Line” in the U.K.’s Condé Nast Traveller’s 2008 Readers’ Travel Awards. Windstar received the highest score of any cruise line in the poll and was also only one of three cruise lines in Condé Nast Traveller’s list of the “Top 100 of the Best the Travel World has to Offer.” Celebrated Living, American Airlines’ prestigious publication for first class passengers, named Windstar Cruises “Best Small-Ship/Mid-Ship Cruise Line” on their 2008 Platinum List for the second time in a row. Readers of Porthole Cruise Magazine also awarded Windstar “Best Tall Ship” in the 2008 10th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards. Windstar has also earned top honors in Travel + Leisure’s World’s 2008 Best Awards and was lauded among “The World’s Best Small Ships” by Condé Nast Traveler.

About Windstar Cruises
Windstar Cruises operates three sailing yachts known for their pampering without pretense and their ability to visit the hidden harbors and secluded coves of the world’s most treasured destinations. Carrying just 148 to 312 guests, the luxurious ships of Windstar cruise to nearly 50 nations, calling at 100 ports throughout Europe, the Caribbean and the Americas. For more information including rates and itineraries contact a professional travel agent or call Windstar at 1-800-258-7245. Visit Windstar Cruises online at