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, issues its elegant 2011 / 2012 Voyage Planner with cover art by renowned artist Michael Crampton, featuring a calendar of voyages in the Baltic, Holy Land, Europe, Costa Rica, and Caribbean as well as Windstar’s notable Signature Collection Host Series line-up.
“We are excited to offer an extraordinary selection of cruises in 2011 and 2012,” said Diane Moore, President of Windstar Cruises. “And, our new Voyage Planner is a great tool for planning the perfect Windstar vacation.”
Wind Surf Itineraries
The 312-guest Wind Surf begins its 2011 season with a series of 7-day roundtrip, northbound and southbound Barbados voyages from January through March. From April through November, Wind Surf operates 7-day Mediterranean cruises from Lisbon, Portugal; Barcelona, Spain; Rome, Italy; Nice, France; Venice, Italy and Athens, Greece. During December 2011 through March 2012, Wind Surf sails 7-day northbound and southbound Barbados voyages along with new itineraries between Barbados and St. Martin.
Wind Spirit Itineraries
The 148-guest Wind Spirit offers 7-day roundtrip St. Martin itineraries from January through March 2011 and again in December 2011 through March 2012. From April through June, and mid-August through mid-November 2011, Wind Spirit sails Europe and Greek Isles itineraries from Lisbon, Portugal; Barcelona, Spain; Rome, Italy; Athens, Greece; and Istanbul, Turkey. In July and August, Wind Spirit premieres new European 7-day voyages from Lisbon, Portugal; Le Havre, France; Oslo, Norway; and Stockholm, Sweden.
Wind Star Itineraries
The 148-guest Wind Star starts its 2011 season with 7-day Costa Rica cruises roundtrip from Puerto Caldera. From April through mid-October and in November, Wind Star operates Europe and Greek Isles itineraries from Lisbon, Portugal; Barcelona, Spain; Athens; Greece; Istanbul, Turkey; Rome, Italy; and Venice, Italy. In mid-October, Wind Star premieres two Holy Land voyages—a 10-day Athens, Greece to Ashdod, Israel itinerary and an 11-day Ashdod, Israel to Athens, Greece itinerary. In December, Wind Star sails a 14-day Panama Canal cruise followed by a 7-day Costa Rica cruise roundtrip from Puerto Caldera. From January through March 2012, Wind Star will operate four new 7-day Costa Rica itineraries that feature a Panama Canal transit along with 7-day roundtrip Puerto Caldera cruises.
Windstar’s Connoisseur Collection
Windstar’s Connoisseur Collection offers back-to-back itineraries allowing guests one luxurious two-week sailing that rarely repeats a port. Eleven 14-day itineraries are available in Europe and the Caribbean with one 18-day itinerary showcasing the Holy Land and Greek Isles.
Signature Collection Host Series
Windstar’s Signature Collection Host Series offers guests a unique opportunity to travel with luminaries in the world of winemaking, culinary arts, photography, gardening and wealth management. Windstar guests can taste and learn about wines from top winemakers Daniel Baron of Silver Oak Cellars; Chris Figgins of Leonetti Cellar; Tor and Susan Kenward of Tor Kenward Family Wines; Bob Iantosca of Gloria Ferrer and Julia Iantosca of Lasseter Family Winery; as well as David Gianulias and Todd Rustman of Levendi Winery. Chef Fabio Viviani of Firenze Osteria and fan favorite of “Top Chef” season five will delight food connoisseurs with his culinary arts. Guests will discover the art of photography with celebrity and travel photographer John Russo. Garden designer Anthea Guthrie will share her passion for gardening and design tips. And, Todd Rustman will discuss the principles of wealth management.