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Windstar Cruises Encourages Guests to Book Through Travel Professionals

Windstar Cruises Encourages Guests to Book Through Travel Professionals

Category: Worldwide - Industry economy - Trends / Expert's advice
This is a press release selected by our editorial committee and published online for free on 2008-12-10

Guests Receive a $100 Per Person Shipboard Credit on New Bookings for 2009 Sailings When Booked by a Travel Professional

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, is sending past and prospective cruisers a $100 per person shipboard credit certificate to redeem with their favorite travel professional for any 2009 Windstar sailing when booked by Jan. 31, 2009.

"Travel professionals are our valuable partners in the cruise business and they offer the best travel advice when it comes to travel planning," said Diane Moore, president, Windstar Cruises. "We encourage cruisers to use the services of a travel professional to enhance their travel experience."

Cruisers may redeem their shipboard credit certificate for any new reservation on a 2009 sailing booked by Jan. 31, 2009, by a travel professional. Travel professionals must mention the shipboard credit certificate when booking their client's sailing with Windstar Cruises.

A leader in defining the small ship luxury cruise experience for more than 20 years, Windstar has won the allegiance of a new generation of contemporary travelers who appreciate the line's luxurious accommodations, alternative dining venues, diversity of shore excursions, complimentary water sports program and deluxe spa facilities. The completed multi-million dollar Degrees of Difference enhancements on all three ships focused on structural and technical operations along with upgrades to guest areas, remodeled bathrooms in staterooms and an expanded beauty salon and spa. Other enhancements include Bose SoundDock speakers for Apple iPod Nanos, wireless Internet, flat screen televisions, luxury linens and mattresses as well as L'Occitane amenities.

Windstar's award-winning reputation for sophisticated, yet casual elegance has been recognized by some of the most notable names in the travel world. Windstar was recently awarded "Favourite Small-Ship Cruise Line" in the U.K.'s Conde 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 that made Conde 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 awarded Windstar "Most Romantic Cruise Line" and "Best Tall Ship" in the 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 Conde Nast Traveler readers in 2008.

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