Windstar Cruises Announces 2021 Alaska Sailings and Cruise Tours

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  SEATTLE, Oct. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Windstar Cruises announces its 2021 Alaska season today, offering nine different journeys from June through September on four unique itineraries, including a new seven-day option from Vancouver to Juneau and the reverse. Scenic Alaska will feature coastal wilderness cruising along the Canadian Inside Passage, as well as time in Alaska’s Misty Fjords plus Tracy or Endicott Arms, with stops in Ketchikan, Sitka, Skagway (a first-time port for Windstar), and Juneau. Windstar …

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Windstar Cuts Steel for Second Star-class Ship with Fincantieri, Marking the Beginning of Star Legend’s Journey to Transformation Under Small Ship Cruise Leader’s $250 Million Star Plus Initiative

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  Palermo, Italy, September 5, 2019 – Today at Fincantieri’s shipyard, in Palermo, Italy, Christopher Prelog, Vice President of Fleet Operations for Seattle-based Windstar Cruises, pushed the button which activated the torch to make the first cut in the new steel that will become the newlyconstructed mid-section of MS Star Legend. This is the second of three new mid-ship sections being designed and constructed as part of Windstar’s $250 Million Star Plus Initiative, to expand and transform …

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Windstar Cruises’ New 2019-2021 Voyage Collection Debuts 50 New Itineraries Visiting Australia and New Zealand, Indonesia, Israel, Egypt, and New Caribbean Cruises from Miami

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  Seattle, WA, July 30, 2019 — In our high-tech digital world, the simple pleasures of a beautifully produced print publication speaks wonders. That’s the concept behind Windstar Cruises’ new 2019-2021 Voyage Collection. The brochure presents an abundance of colorful choices including 50 brand new itineraries, featured amongst nearly 700 cruise and cruise tour dates available now through 2021. The award-winning small ship line now visits 330 ports of call around the world, and offers more than …

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Windstar Cruises Releases New French Polynesia Video Showcasing Exotic Tahiti & South Pacific Sailings

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  Seattle, WA, July 24, 2019 — Windstar Cruises announces new itineraries and new destinations in the South Pacific for 2020-2021 on board the 148-passenger MSY Wind Spirit. The iconic sailing ship, designed for warm trade winds, is the belle of French Polynesia cruising year-round there since 2015. In 2020, the four-masted Wind Spirit ventures to farther shores offering multiple sail dates on 14 new itineraries with maiden (first time) port calls in Fiji, Tonga, New Caledonia, …

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Windstar Wins Best Small Ship Cruise Line for the Second Year in a Row in the 2019 TravelAge West WAVE Awards

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  Seattle, WA, June 18, 2019 — Windstar Cruises has been named the “Best Small Ship Line” in the 2019 TravelAge West WAVE Awards, winning this title two years in a row.  “The entire Windstar Team is dedicated to delivering the world’s best small ship cruise experience – from our culinary credentials, to our award-winning service, to our immersive and distinctive itineraries,” said Windstar President John Delaney.  “We are honored and grateful that the editors and readers …

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Windstar Cruises and the James Beard Foundation Announce New Dates for the 2020 JBF Culinary Cruise Collection

  Seattle, WA, May 6, 2019 — Award-winning small ship line Windstar Cruises, the Official Cruise Line of the James Beard Foundation, today reveals six new cruises being added to the James Beard Foundation (JBF) Culinary Cruise Collection for 2020. All sailings are led by James Beard Foundation-recognized guest chefs, sommeliers and beverage experts with a passion for their destination. The six diverse cruise offerings will explore locavore cuisine on a country-immersive Croatia cruise; get a flavor …

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Windstar Cruises’ Reveals Details of $250 Million Star Plus Initiative at Seatrade Cruise Global Event

  MIAMI, April 9, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Windstar Cruises, the leader in small ship cruising, revealed big news today about the award-winning line’s $250 Million Star Plus Initiative at Seatrade Cruise Global, the cruise industry’s most celebrated worldwide event. At a press conference today, the Seattle-based cruise line’s President John Delaney, revealed 360-degree “views” and vibrant renderings of what guests will experience on the line’s three renovated vessels, Star Breeze, Star Legend, and Star Pride. Delaney was joined …

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The intimacy of small-ship cruising

Getting to know fellow travelers aboard vessels of Windstar, Viking In a cruise world where most of the advertising emphasis is on ships that carry thousands of passengers from port to port in a frenzy of activities and meals, consider that other, calmer options await. The contemporary cruise business is not one-size-fits-all. For vacationers who may be new to the idea of cruising and are looking for a small, casual ship, I have two recommendations from recent …

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Baltic cruise aboard Windstar Cruises’ Wind Surf: Stockholm, Sweden

ONBOARD WIND SURF- ­ Stockholm has always been my favorite Scandinavian city, going back to my first visit here in the mid-80s.  Spread out over 14 islands, it is a city of dazzling beauty ­ clean, green, cultured and cosmopolitan.  Attesting to that, the city has been honored as both the Green and Cultural Capital of Europe in recent years. Did I mention expensive?  Yes, it is that, but the old adage, “you get what you pay …

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Baltic cruise aboard Windstar Cruises’ Wind Surf: At Sea, bound for Stockholm

ONBOARD WIND SURF- ­ Last night¹s private ballet performance at St. Petersburg’s elegant Musical Comedy Theatre was a big hit with Wind Surf passengers.  Nearly everyone attended the three-act performance of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, performed just for us by one of the city’s top professional ballet companies. Wind Star offers a complimentary private event such as this one during each of Wind Surf’s voyages.  I think most passengers would agree that it’s a great gesture on the …

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