12/3/2018 Windstar Announces New Additions to Key Positions As Small Ship Cruise Line Continues Strong Growth
Seattle, WA - John Gunner is named to newly created position as Vice President of Expansion Projects, and Captain Michael B. Ross joins as Director of Marine & Safety Operations.
11/15/2018 Windstar Cruises Announces $250 million Star Plus Initiative
Seattle, WA - The initiative will expand guest accommodations on three all-suite vessels increasing capacity from 212 to 312 guests per ship, following the lengthening.
11/5/2018 The Windstar Triple Play in Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain - In a Truly Rare Occurrence, three Windstar Ships (50% of the Fleet), sail from One of Europe’s Most Beautiful Cities.
10/30/2018 Porthole Magazine & Windstar Cruises Team Up to Offer a “Caribbean Celebration” Cruise on Wind Surf in 2019
Seattle, WA – Windstar Cruises is partnering with Porthole Cruise Magazine, the definitive authority on all things cruise, to reveal the indulgent Caribbean in a way no other cruise line can.
10/16/2018 Captain Belinda Bennett Awarded the 2018 Merchant Navy Medal for Meritorious Service by HRH Princess Anne
Seattle, WA - Captain Bennett was giventhe award for services to the promotion of the maritime sectorunder the auspicesof the U.K. Department for Transport and Maritime & Coastguard Agency.
10/10/2018 Windstar Cruises Partners with Utrip to Offer Cruisers Enhanced Pre-cruise Shore Excursion Planning
Seattle, WA - The new trip-planning software enhances Windstar’s already highly-customized shore-side experience.
10/9/2018 Windstar Sails Deeper into the Caribbean & Latin America in 2019 & 2020: 11 New Itineraries & 150 Sailings
Seattle, WA - 56-day Grand Caribbean Voyage Offers Guests 38 Ports & 27 Countries and First-ever Panama Canal Partial Transit Aboard the 310-guest Wind Surf.
9/20/2018 Director of Itinerary and Revenue Planning Jess Peterson Named to ‘20 under 40’ list by Seatrade Cruise News
Seattle, WA - The winners of the Seatrade Cruise News competition were announced at Seatrade Cruise Med in Lisbon.
9/11/2018 Windstar Cruises Wins Gold for Overall-Small Cruise Ship in the 2018 Travel Weekly Magellan Awards
Seattle, WA - Windstar Cruisesreceivedseveral top honors in the 2018 Travel WeeklyMagellan Awards, including being named a Gold winner for Overall - Small Cruise Shipwith less than 500 passengers.
8/6/2018 Mary Beth Wressell is announced as Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations for Windstar Cruises
Seattle, WA - Mary Beth Wressell will oversee brand communications, digital marketing, customer relationship marketing, partnerships, and public relations.
7/16/2018 Windstar Makes Traveling Light Even Easier with New Luggage Forwarding
Seattle, WA - Luggage Forward® Partnership Allows Guests to Say ‘Goodbye’to Dragging Bags Through Airports and ‘Hello’ to Their Bags in Their Suites/Staterooms.
7/10/2018 Windstar Cruises Named #1 on Travel + Leisure World’s Best List for Midsize-Ship Ocean Cruise Line
Seattle, WA - World’s Best Awards honor the finest travel destinations and companies around the globe, as rated by Travel + Leisure’s discerning audience.
7/2/2018 Travel Beyond the Expectedin Europe:Exploring Hidden Harbors & Cultural Gems with Windstar Cruises
Seattle, WA - 2019 voyages include seven new itineraries and 163 ports of call.
6/30/2018 Korean War Veteran H.J. Burley Smith Awarded Korea’s “Ambassador of Peace” Medal on a Cruise Stop to Busan
Seattle, WA - Smith and his travel group,who were visiting Korea on a Windstar cruise to retrace history, were invited by President Moon Jae-in of South Korea tothe Geoje-do Monument to the SS Meredith Victory.
6/28/2018 'Star Legend' Transited The Ballard Locks in Seattle, Making History as the Largest Cruise Ship to Sail through
Seattle, WA - Event Marked the First Time a Windstar Ship Visited the Seattle Cruise Line’s Headquarters in 27 Years; New Zodiacs Were Named During the Festivities.
6/18/2018 Windstar Takes the 2018 TravelAge West WAVE Award for Best Small-Ship Cruise Line
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Windstar Cruises received the 2018 TravelAge West WAVE Award for Best Small-Ship Cruise Line.
6/4/2018 Windstar Adds More Overnights and Late-Night Port Calls in Some of the World’s Greatest Places
Seattle, WA - More than 45 percent of Windstar’s cruises now offer a late night (10 p.m. or later) or overnight in port that allows cruisers much more time to explore.
5/22/2018 Windstar Debuts New Signature Expeditions Program Marking Long-Anticipated Arrival Back to Alaska
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Windstar’s new soft-expedition-style cruising gets guests onto the water right from their small ship, up close and personal with Alaska’s wildlife and pristine natural habitats.
5/21/2018 New Asia Cruise Tours Explore Some of the World’s Oldest Civilizations and Most Modern Metropolises
Seattle, WA -
Windstar Expands Small Ship Cruise Offerings in Asia with Inspired & In-Depth Land & Cruise Adventures on Seven New Cruise Tours in 2018-19.
5/14/2018 Windstar Cruises Doubles Up ‘Concierge Collection’ More Than 90 Tailored Tours Emphasize Destination Authenticity
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Concierge Collection excursions are more intimate, small group experiences that range in size from just four to 12-16 guests, most often under 10.
5/2/2018 Windstar Welcomes Sommeliers on Four Ships and OffersBeverage Package on Star Collector Voyages
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Windstar Cruiseshas hired a team of sommeliers toserve guests on sailings in 270 ports around the world. Also, this year the culinary-themed cruises feature beverage experts hand-selected by the Jams Beard Foundation.
3/27/2018 James Beard Award Winners Chef Maxime Bilet and Sommelier Belinda Chang Coming Aboard in 2018
Seattle, WA - Windstar reveals the latest chef and sommelier team in its series of culinary themed cruises setting sail this year, as well as the addition of a star sommelier to a previously announced sailing in Norway.
3/14/2018 Windstar Announces Return to Asia: Expansive Deployment offers 27 Sailings from September 2018 to April 2019
Seattle, WA - The return to Asia for Windstar in 2018/19 will bring four new cruises, as well as the recurrence of four of the company’s most popular cruises from its 2017/18 season sailing in the region for a total of 27 sailings for travelers to choose from.
3/12/2018 Windstar's 51-Day Grand Mediterranean Cruise in Summer 2019 Aboard Wind Surf
Seattle, WA - Grand Mediterranean adventure will start on July 7 in Lisbon, Portugal and will end 51-days later in Barcelona on Augusts 27, 2018.
2/28/2018 Windstar Fleet Wins 20 travel awards in the 2018 Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Awards
Seattle, WA - Windstar dominated the Best Small Ship Dining category taking three of the top five spots with Star Legend, Star Breeze and Wind Surf named second, third and fifth respectively.
2/21/2018 Windstar and The James Beard Foundation Elevate Culinary Travel Experiences with New Multi-Year Partnership
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On six culinary themed sailings yearly across a variety of Windstar’s sailing regions, a James Beard Foundation-selected chef and beverage expert will charm guests with culinary and beverage tastings, demonstrations, and specia local menu items.
2/12/2018 New Alaska Cruise Tours Add to Adventure AND Ease of Booking
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The award-winning cruise line has announced that a new batch of Alaska cruise tours are open for booking, combining the best of Alaska’s interior along with a cruise.
1/5/2018 Windstar Launches Onboard Cruise Consultant Program Starting with Star Legend This Month
Seattle, WA - Windstar Cruises will launch a new Onboard Cruise Consultant (OCC) program to help guests on cruise vacations plan future cruise experiences and drive recognition and benefits supporting travel professionals.
1/10/2018 Windstar Announces Impressive Roster of Signature Expeditions Team Members for Alaska 2018 Cruise Season
Seattle, WA - Windstar Cruises recently announced its brand-new Windstar Signature Expeditions program – an enriching and immersive experience debuting on the small ship cruise line’s all-suite Star Legend sailings in Alaska this spring and summer.
1/8/2018 Windstar Cruises Sails into 2018 with Numerous Travel Awards & Accolades
Seattle, WA - Windstar Cruises, the upscale cruise line, is starting 2018 with a recent collection of prestigious accolades and numerous award wins.