Monday 17 June 2013

News from Windstar

Discover the Black Sea on the New Star Pride

For the first time, Windstar sails the enigmatic, once hidden, wonders of Europe’s Black Sea in signature Windstar yachting style. This seven-day Black Sea Tapestry voyage round trip from Istanbul, Turkey on the new Star Pride departs June 13, 20; and September 8, 2014, and visits five new ports including Yalta, Sevastopol, and Odessa, Ukraine; Constanta (Bucharest), Romania; and Nessebar, Bulgaria. Highlights include: Istanbul’s elegant Blue Mosque; Swallow’s Nest Castle in Yalta; the intriguing Potemkin Steps in Odessa; Sevastopol’s underground Soviet submarine base; and medieval Nessebar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its impressive collection of historic churches.

Discover the 2014 Star Pride European Voyage Collection here.

Complimentary Enchanting Castles & Gardens Package Offered

For a limited time, book the July 11, 2013 Idyllic British Isles sailing and receive a complimentary Enchanting Castles & Gardens package (valued at $799) where you’ll experience Cornwall with a private tour of the region’s exclusive retreat, St. Mawes, with lunch at the renowned Tresanton Hotel; a visit to the striking gardens cultivated by Benedictine monks on Tresco in the Isles of Scilly; as well as a traditional Cornish cream tea at Caerhays Castle, among other fascinating stops in Wales and Ireland.

Check out our top 10 interesting facts surrounding Cornwall here.

Top 5 Windstar Insider Tips

Our Vacation Planners are busy every day taking your questions to make sure you get the most out of your Windstar vacation. We rounded up the top five questions they receive along with a few insider tips to make your next cruise even more memorable.

Click here to learn what the best time is to use the yacht’s Marina; what types of activities are offered on board, and learn how you can star gaze with the Captain.

Windstar Spotlight

Guests on board a recent Wind Star voyage enjoyed a special “magical moment” when fellow passenger, Mr. Joe Allen, a former NASA astronaut, gave an impromptu presentation about working in space.

Click here to read about it.

What our fans are saying on Facebook…

Sharron Z.: “I sailed from Barcelona to Rome in April aboard Wind Surf and it was the most amazing trip, the service and food were above our expectations. Our suite was comfortable and beautiful. I cannot say enough about the wonderful staff. Cannot wait for my next Windstar cruise.”

Mary K.: “An incredible week on board the fabulous Wind Star. What a phenomenal crew! Thanks Windstar Cruises for making this one of our best vacations ever.”

Sophie J.: “Just returned from Rome/Athens cruise aboard Wind Spirit. Missing the amazing service, lovely stateroom, superb food, and beautiful scenery. We’ll never forget exiting ports while watching the sails unfurl and listening to Vangelis 1492! What a spectacular experience! Special thanks to Yos, Edwin, and Guzmen for always going above and beyond. We can’t wait to return to your wonderful cruise line!

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