Press Releases


2016 Press Releases

8/09/2016 Windstar Cruises Charts a Course for Yachting Adventure on Europe 2017 Sailings
Seattle, WA - Cruisers can choose from more than 120 unique sailings visiting small port gems and classic harbors around Europe with two new sailings to Croatia and more Iceland & Scandic sailings.

7/07/2016 John Delaney Takes the Helm at Windstar Cruises
Seattle, WA - Seasoned cruise veteran John Delaney will chart a course for the small ship cruise line that prides itself on a casual yet elegant approach to smaller harbors, in-port overnights, and personalized experiences around the world.

6/16/2016 Windstar Cruises’ Star Pride Re-enters Fleet with $4.5 Million Renovation
Seattle, WA - Windstar Cruises announces the debut of Star Pride as it re-enters the six-yacht fleet. The 212-guest Star Pride is back in action after receiving a scheduled $4.5 million transformation.

6/2/2016 Windstar Cruises Announces 2017 Voyage Collection
Seattle, WA - 2017 yacht vacations spotlight new cruises to Croatia, Northern Europe, 13 newp ports of call, Panama Canal private event, and UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

6/2/2016 Windstar Cruises Announces New 'Star Promise' Initiative
Seattle, WA - Windstar Cruises unveils new initiative aimed at making travel agents’ jobs easier to manage reservations.

5/26/2016 Windstar Cruises Year-Round Tahiti Sailings Marry Yacht Romance and Glamour with Vacation Value
Seattle, WA - Boutique, luxury yachts named a Top Cruise Line for Couples in the 2016 BRIDES Best Honeymoons Awards

4/25/2016 Windstar Cruises Announces New Corporate Staff Appointments
Seattle, WA - Leading small ship cruise line Windstar Cruises has added six new individuals to its corporate operations

4/12/2016  Windstar Cruises Announces 11 New Private Events In Europe
Seattle, WA - Windstar Cruises brings guests closer to European culture with 11 new Private Events in the region for 2016.

3/29/2016  Windstar Cruises Names First Female Captain Belinda Bennett
Seattle, WA - Bennett claims several firsts with her appointment including the first woman and first black person to operate at the helm of a Windstar Cruises vessel since the company’s inception in 1984.

3/18/2016  Windstar’s New ‘Pick Your Perk’ Promotion Brings Low Fares for All-Inclusive Cruise Travel Across Europe
Seattle, WA - Choose from a complimentary two-night hotel stay or free gratuities, unlimited wi-fi, and comprehensive beverage package, valued up to $1,700 per stateroom.

2/16/2016   Windstar Cruises Announces Chef Line-Up For 2016 James Beard Foundation Collection Voyages
Seattle, WA - Small ship cruise line reveals list of James Beard Foundation chefs to set sail on culinary-focused cruises.

2/11/2016  Windstar Cruises Takes Cruise Critic Cruisers' Choice "Best Service" Award
Seattle, WA - Star Breeze, Small Ship Cruise Line’s Newest Ship, Takes Top Service Prize

1/14/2016  Windstar Cruises recognized on Condé Nast Traveler's 2016 Gold List
Seattle, WA - Fleet of small luxury cruise ships named top pick among the renowned travel resource’s
“Favorite Cruise Lines” 

2015 Press Releases

11/5/2015  Windstar Cruises Announces Jeff Corwin as First Private Event Host of 2016
Seattle, WA -- Television Personality/Conservationist Jeff Corwin to Host Island Experience in Panama

11/4/2015  Windstar Cruises Announces First-Ever Veterans Day Sale
Seattle, WA -- Parent Company Xanterra Parks & Resorts Also Holds Veteran/Military Giveaway Contest

10/29/2015  Windstar Cruises Presents the James Beard Foundation Collection in 2016
Seattle, WA -- Award-Winning Small Ship Cruise Line Partners with Venerable Non-Profit to Bring Top Culinary Programming On Board Select Sailings

10/29/2015 Seattle, WA -- Windstar Cruises Recognized as 2015 North America Cruise Specialty Partner by Ensemble Travel Group

9/30/2015  Windstar Announces New Tours with Sister Brand VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations
Seattle, WA -- Windstar Also Partners with Sister Brands AEG, Ritz Carlton Hotels for Emmy Experience and Xanterra Parks & Resorts for Exclusive Discounts

9/22/2015  Seattle, WA -- Windstar Rolls Out the Red Carpet at the Emmy Awards for Top Selling Travel Agents

9/9/2015  Windstar Cruises Unfurls New Sail & Stay Promotion
Seattle, WA -- Select Cruises Up to 60 Percent Off, Plus Two Free Hotel Nights

7/28/2015  Windstar Cruises Welcomes Solo Travelers
Seattle, WA -- World’s Best Small Ship Cruise Line Introduces New Waived or Reduced Supplements for Solo Passengers on Select Cruises

7/16/2015  Windstar Cruises Introduces New All-Inclusive Cruise Packages in the Tropics
Seattle, WA -- Three complimentary shore excursions, an unlimited beverage package, and more offered on 11 different itineraries bookable now through September 18, 2015

6/11/2015  Windstar Cruises Announces Former Miss Tahiti as Newest Private Event Host
Seattle, WA -- Also announced: Take 10 Tahiti Sweepstakes

5/6/2015  Windstar Debuts Second All Suite Power Yacht
Seattle, WA -- World’s Best Small Ship Cruise Line Launches Star Breeze

4/29/2015  Windstar Cruises Announces New Private Event Host: 'The Royal Chef’'
Seattle, WA -- Chef Darren McGrady, Former Chef for Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Diana, to Join ‘Idyllic British Isles’ Sailing on June 19

4/23/2015  Three Major Trade-Related Announcements from Windstar Cruises
Seattle, WA -- Gloria Bohan named Star Legend Godmother; Rising Stars Trade Program; Steven Simoa named VP of Travel Agency Sales

Seattle, WA -- Wendy Perrin Named Godmother of Windstar’s Star Breeze Yacht

3/12/2015  Windstar Cruises Announces 2016 Voyage Collection
Seattle, WA -- World’s Best Small Ship Cruise Line unveils 13 new voyages including cruises in Puerto Rico and Iceland

1/15/2015  Windstar Unveils Plans to Introduce Star Breeze and Star Legend
Seattle, WA -- Two New Ways to Experience the World’s Best Small Ship Cruise

1/12/2015  Windstar Cruises Launches New Island Experience
Seattle, WA -- Olympian Mark Spitz to Host the Inaugural Island Experience in the Caribbean

2014 Press Releases

11/24/2014  Windstar Cruises Gives Thanks with Best of the Tropics Sale
Seattle, WA -- Best of the Tropics Sale features up to 73% savings on voyages to Caribbean, Tahiti, and Asia

11/17/2014  Windstar Cruises Announces Year-Round Voyages in Tahiti
Seattle, WA -- Continuous sailings begin May of 2015, including new Tuamotu Islands itineraries

10/21/2014  Windstar Cruises Recognized With Condé Nast Traveler 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards as World’s Best Small Ship Cruise Line
Seattle, WA -- Leader in yacht style cruising named the best in the world among small ship cruise lines

7/30/2014  Windstar Cruises Launches New Cruisetours, Including a Four-Day Myanmar Experience
Seattle, WA -- Small luxury cruise offers collection of land and sea experiences

7/9/2014  Windstar Cruises to Début Exclusive Private Events on all 2015 Voyages
Seattle, WA -- Small luxury cruise line expands 2015 Voyage Collection to offer new complimentary Private Events

6/30/2014  Windstar Cruises Celebrates America’s Birthday with Spectacular Savings
Seattle, WA -- Select voyages start at $1,776 per person

6/17/2014   Windstar Cruises Offers Best Value on Luxury Asia Voyages
Seattle, WA -- Guests receive a $1,000 air credit, free hotel and transfers on arrival, a free Private Event, and savings of up to 50% on cruise fares

6/9/2014   Windstar Cruises Celebrates Return to the Islands of Tahiti with Cruise Giveaway
Seattle, WA -- Win a Windstar voyage, round-trip airfare and one-hotel night for two by entering the Dreams of Tahiti Contest

5/21/2014   Windstar Cruises Sails into Summer with One Week Sale
Seattle, WA -- Save up to 66% on featured voyages to Europe, Tahiti, Asia and more

5/5/2014   Windstar Debuts First of Three New All Suite Yachts
Seattle, WA -- Luxury small ship line launches Star Pride

4/29/2014  Windstar Cruises Unveils New Logo
Seattle, WA -- Luxury small ship line premiers its new logo and brand image

4/8/2014  Windstar Cruises Sails into April with Exotic Destinations Sale
Seattle, WA -- Guests enjoy best deals of the year on Asia, Arabia and Tahiti voyages

4/4/2014  Windstar Cruises Announces Windstar Academy
Seattle, WA -- Luxury small ship line premieres a three-part training course for travel partners

3/27/2014  Windstar Cruises Announces 2015 Voyage Collection
Seattle, WA -- Luxury small ship line premieres seven brand new voyages, new yachts and new private events

3/11/2014  Windstar Cruises Unveils Plans for New Star Class Yachts
Miami, FL -- Small ship cruise line reveals new yacht names and destinations; Star Pride Godmother

2/21/2014  Windstar Cruises Launches Exclusive Asia Offer
Seattle, WA -- Guests receive 2-for-1 cruise fares, two free hotel nights and a free exclusive private event.

1/15/2014 Windstar Cruises Unveils First Look at Life On Board Star Pride
Seattle, WA -- Windstar Cruises Unveils First Look at Life On Board Star Pride

1/2/2014  Windstar Cruises Makes Condé Nast Traveler’s 2014 Gold List
Seattle, WA -- Ranked #3 for the world’s best cruise line

2013 Press Releases

12/10/2013  Windstar Cruises Celebrates the Holidays with 12 Days of Savings
Seattle, WA -- Fares start as low as $1,499 per person for featured voyages in Europe and the Caribbean.

11/14/2013  Windstar Cruises Offers a Second Culinary and Wine Cruise
Seattle, WA -- Culinary & Wine Delights of Spain II features dinners, wine tastings, and culinary excursions

11/4/2013  Windstar Cruises Announces 2015 Winter Voyage Collection
Seattle, WA -- Luxury small ship line Caribbean and Panama Canal itineraries open for sale

10/22/2013  Windstar Cruises Announces Voyages to Southeast Asia & Arabia
Seattle, WA -- Luxury small ship line will sail five exclusive itineraries on the all suite Star Pride

10/17/2013  Windstar Cruises Ranked #2 in Condé Nast Traveler 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards
Seattle, WA -- Leader in yacht style cruising earns top service score among small ship cruise lines

10/14/2013  Windstar Cruises Launches New Loyalty Program
Seattle, WA -- Luxury small ship line introduces Windstar Yacht Club

10/3/2013  Dreams Take Flight with Windstar Cruises Tahiti Air Package
Seattle, WA -- Package includes round trip airfare, complimentary hotel and more

9/6/2013  Windstar Cruises Offers Europe Sail & Stay Promotion
Seattle, WA -- Luxury small ship line features 2-for-1 cruise fare, plus two complimentary hotel nights

8/28/2013  Windstar Cruises to Renovate Staterooms
Seattle, WA -- Small ship luxury cruise line follows $18 million renovation with $3 million enhancements to staterooms

8/21/2013  Chef Michael Sabourin Joins Windstar Cruises as Corporate Executive Chef
Seattle, WA -- An 18-year culinary veteran, Chef Sabourin brings global expertise to Windstar Cruises.

7/22/2013  Windstar Offers Ultimate Grand Prix of Monaco Experience with Themed Cruise, Excursion Package
Seattle, WA -- Race to the finish line with Grand Prix festivities onboard Star Pride and Wind Surf

7/8/2013  Windstar Cruises Ranked Among Top Three Best Small-Ship Cruise Lines in Travel + Leisure 2013 World’s Best Awards
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7/1/2013  Windstar Cruises Celebrates America’s Birthday with Spectacular Savings
Seattle, WA -- More than 25 Grand Voyages reduced to $1,776 per person

6/26/2013  Windstar Cruises Partners with SAVEUR to Offer Premier Culinary and Wine Cruise
Seattle, WA -- New Culinary & Wine Delights of Spain Signature Sailing features dinners, wine tastings, and culinary excursions

6/12/2013  Windstar Cruises Offers Complimentary Enchanting Castles & Gardens Package
Seattle, WA -- Limited time offer available with the purchase of July 11, 2013 Idyllic British Isles voyage

5/31/2013  Windstar Cruises Celebrates Summer with 10-Day Sale
Seattle, WA -- Save up to 74% on 2013 Select Sailings

5/14/2013  Windstar Cruises Introduces New Yacht and Voyage Collection
Seattle, WA -- Four new, exquisite voyages featured exclusively on Star Pride

5/7/2013  Windstar Cruises Goes on the Road With a Series of Travel Agent Seminars
Seattle, WA -- Vice President of Sales kicks of series in Seattle, WA

4/29/2013  Windstar Cruises Announces Name of First Power Yacht as Star Pride
Seattle, WA -- Star Pride’s New European Voyages Open for Sale May 14, 2013

4/9/2013  Windstar Cruises Expands Horizons with Signature Sailings
Seattle, WA -- Luxury small-ship line offers two new packages to its collection of enhanced voyages

4/4/2013  Windstar Cruises Offers Europe Sail & Stay Promotion
Seattle, WA -- Luxury small-ship line features 2-for-1 cruise fare, plus two complimentary hotel nights

3/26/2013  Windstar Cruises 2014 European Voyages Open For Sale
Seattle, WA -- Four new luxury cruises offer travel to fifteen new and intriguing ports

3/20/2013  Windstar Cruises Marches into Spring with Savings Sale
Seattle, WA -- Select European Voyages feature 2-for-1 cruise fares plus bonus savings of up to $2,400.

3/13/2013  Windstar Cruises Announces Dreams of Tahiti Voyages Now Open for Sale
Seattle, WA -- Discover Polynesian history through ancient marae sites, dance, and tikis

2/19/2013  Windstar Cruises Expands Fleet with Addition of Three Seabourn Ships
Seattle, WA -- Company Doubles Size, Becomes The Market Leader in Small-Ship Cruising

2/6/2013  Windstar Cruises Offers Savings with One Week Sale
Seattle, WA -- Fares start as low as $1,299 per person for featured voyages in Europe and the Caribbean.

1/29/2013  Windstar Cruises Announces Voyages to Tahiti
Seattle, WA -- Luxury small-ship line will return to the South Pacific for the first time in over a decade

1/16/2013  Windstar Cruises Completes Fleet-wide Renovation
Seattle, WA -- Small-ship luxury cruise line finishes its $18 million refurbishment on all three sailing yachts.

2012 Press Releases

12/18/2012  Windstar Cruises Celebrates the Holidays with 12 Days of Savings
Seattle, WA -- Fares start as low as $1,299 per person for featured voyages in Europe and the Caribbean.

12/4/2012  Windstar Cruises Explores Northern Europe with Sail & Stay Promotion
Seattle, WA -- Luxury small-ship line offers variety of voyages and shore excursions

11/30/2012  Windstar Cruises Announces 2014 Winter Deployment
Seattle, WA -- Luxury small-ship line launches Caribbean and Costa Rican Voyage Collection

11/19/2012  Wind Surf to Debut New Restaurant Called Stella Bistro
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11/8/2012  Windstar Cruises Moves Full Sail Ahead in 2013
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10/29/2012  Windstar Cruises Launches A Wicked Deal
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10/25/2012  Windstar Cruises Nears Completion of Fleet Renovation
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10/22/2012  Windstar Cruises Celebrates National Cruise Vacation Week with Special Offers
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10/4/2012  Windstar Cruises Offers New Golf and Cruise Experience in Scotland and Ireland
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9/21/2012  Windstar Cruises Heats Up the Tropics with 2-for-1 Cruise Fares
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9/18/2012  Alan McGrory Joins Windstar Cruises as VP of Marine Hotel Operations
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8/22/2012  Windstar Cruises Launches 12 Deals of 2012
Seattle, WA -- Fares start as low as $1,799 for featured voyages in Europe and the Mediterranean

8/16/2012  Windstar Cruises Offers Grand Prix Package
Seattle, WA -- Guests on board the Yachting the Rivera voyage have access to the world famous Formula One races.

8/9/2012  Wind Star Shines Brighter with New Renovations
Seattle, WA -- The 148-passenger Wind Star yacht is the first ship completed in Windstar Cruises’ $18 million fleet-wide renovation.

7/31/2012  Windstar Cruises Launches One Week Sale
Seattle, WA -- Fares start as low as $1,299 for featured voyages in Europe and the Caribbean

7/12/2012  Windstar Cruises Appoints Amanda Graham Director of Public Relations
Seattle, WA -- Windstar Cruises Appoints Amanda Graham Director of Public Relations

4/5/2012  Windstar Announces New Look, New Places for 2013
Seattle, WA -- Leading Windstar’s new offerings for 2013 are seven entirely new voyages. Along with an enticing collection of voyages, Windstar also unveils the complete renovation of the line’s three sailing yachts.

1/26/2012  Windstar Cruises Offers Two Greek Isles & Turkish Delights Itineraries
Seattle, WA -- This Spring, Summer and Fall on Wind Star and Wind Spirit

1/25/2012  Windstar Cruises Introduces Three New Itineraries in the Baltic
Seattle, WA -- Capitals of Scandinavia, Best of the Baltic, and Treasures of Northern Europe

1/19/2012  Windstar Cruises Unveils New Renderings for Wind Star and Wind Spirit Renovations
Seattle, WA -- New, Stylish Look is Part of Windstar’s $18 Million Fleet Refurbishment Plan

1/11/2012  Windstar’s New Islands of Italy Voyage Features Some of Europe’s Most Exclusive Islands
Seattle, WA -- Seven-Day Sailings Rome to Rome

1/4/2012  Windstar Offers Sail & Stay Packages in Europe
Seattle, WA -- Two-For-One Fares on 2012 European Voyages Plus Two Free Hotel Nights

1/2/2012  Windstar Cruises Announces Two-For-One Fares on Caribbean Voyages
Seattle, WA -- Seven-Day Sailings From $1,399 Per Person

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