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Windstar Cruises Unveils New 2012 Collection of Luxury Sailings

Nine New Itineraries and the Lowest Introductory Pricing in Years

PR Newswire

SEATTLE, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 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, unveils its new 2012 collection of luxury sailing voyages in the Caribbean, Costa Rica, Baltic, Italy, Mediterranean, Greek Isles and Transatlantic Crossing.

Windstar's new 2012 collection of luxury sailing voyages visit enchanting destinations and provide unforgettable experiences at exceptional values. In addition to receiving the lowest introductory pricing in years, guests who book by June 30, 2011, receive a $200 shipboard credit per cabin. Windstar's Foremast Members receive an additional 5% discount on all itineraries.

New 2012 Collection of Luxury Sailings

Flavors of the Caribbean

Features a unique collection of islands highlighting diverse countries, styles, landscapes and cultures of the Caribbean. Seven-day sailings on Wind Surf from Philipsburg, St. Maarten to Philipsburg, St. Maarten visit Le Marin, Martinique; Pigeon Island, St. Lucia; Roseau, Dominica; Falmouth Harbour, Antigua; and Gustavia, St. Barts.  Departures: December 31, 2011; January 14, 28; February 11, 25; and March 10, 24, 2012. Cruise fares starting from $2,299 per person, double occupancy.

Passage Through Panama

Natural and manmade wonders unite on an exotic voyage encompassing Costa Rica's Pacific Coast, islands of Panama and a transit through the Panama Canal. Seven-day sailings on Wind Star from Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica to Colon, Panama visit Bahia Drake, Costa Rica; Golfito, Costa Rica; Isla de Coiba, Panama; Panama Canal Transit; and San Blas, Panama.  Departures: December 31, 2011; January 7, 21, 28; February 11; and March 24, 2012. Cruise fares starting from $2,599 per person, double occupancy.

Treasures of Northern Europe

Discover six of Northern Europe's most captivating countries. Eleven-day sailings on Wind Surf between Lisbon, Portugal and Oslo, Norway visit Le Havre, France; Dover, Great Britain; Antwerp, Belgium; and Amsterdam, Netherlands.  Departures: July 16 and August 26, 2012.  Cruise fares starting from $3,499 per person, double occupancy.

Capitals of Scandinavia

Explore the capital cities of Scandinavia while sailing from sea to sea. Seven-day sailings on Wind Surf between Oslo, Norway to Stockholm, Sweden visit Stromstad, Sweden; Copenhagen, Denmark; Rugen, Germany; and Bornholm, Denmark. Departures: July 27 and August 19, 2012. Cruise fares starting from $3,699 per person, double occupancy.

Best of the Baltic

East and West convergence of Baltic culture, architecture and history highlighted by an overnight in St. Petersburg, Russia. Eight-day sailings on Wind Surf from Stockholm, Sweden to Stockholm, Sweden visit Mariehamn, Finland; St. Petersburg, Russia (overnight); Helsinki, Finland; Tallinn, Estonia; and Sandhamn, Sweden.  Departures: August 3 and 11, 2012. Cruise fares starting from $4,399 per person, double occupancy.

Islands of Italy

Experience classic Rome and the unspoiled, intimate islands popular with Italian locals. Seven-day sailings on Wind Spirit, Wind Star and Wind Surf from Rome to Rome visit Ischia, Italy; Sorrento, Italy; Lipari, Italy; scenic cruising by Stromboli, Italy; Porto Cervo, Italy; and Porto Vecchio, France.  Departures: April 21, 28; August 4; and October 6, 2012.  Cruise fares starting from $2,899 per person, double occupancy.  

Classic Mediterranean

Discover the ancient wonders and modern lifestyles of classic Greek and Italian cities. Seven- and eight-day sailings on Wind Spirit and Wind Star between Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy and Athens (Piraeus), Greece visit Ischia, Italy; Sorrento, Italy; Lipari, Italy; Giardini Naxos, Italy; Gythion, Greece; and Monemvasia, Greece. Departures: April 28; July 7; August 11; October 27; and November 3, 2012. Cruise fares starting from $2,899 per person, double occupancy.

Greek Isles and the Mysteries of Malta

A true microcosm of the Mediterranean – Greek, Italian, and Arabic and North African influences are artfully represented in the architecture, cuisine and culture of this journey.  Seven-day sailings on Wind Spirit between Athens (Piraeus), Greece and Valletta, Malta visiting Gythion, Greece; Argostoli/Cephalonia, Greece; Butrint National Park, Albania; Siracusa, Italy; and Gozo, Malta.  Departures: June 30; July 7; August 11, 18; and October 20 and 27, 2012.  Cruise fares starting from $3,599 per person, double occupancy.

Transatlantic Crossing

Sail across the Atlantic Ocean reconnecting, recharging and indulging in Windstar luxury on a twenty-one day journey on Wind Star from Colon, Panama, to Hamilton, Bermuda and ending in Lisbon, Portugal. Departure: March 31, 2012. Cruise fares starting from $2,999 per person, double occupancy.

Windstar's 2012 voyages are available to book now. For more information on Windstar's 2012 itineraries, please visit WindstarCruises.com or call 1-800-258-7245.

About Windstar Cruises

Windstar Cruises operates three sailing yachts known for their pampering without pretense and their ability to visit the hidden harbors and secluded coves of the world's most treasured destinations.  Carrying just 148 to 312 guests, the luxurious ships of Windstar cruise to nearly 50 nations, calling at 100 ports throughout Europe, the Caribbean and the Americas. For more information including rates and itineraries contact a professional travel agent or call Windstar at 1-800-258-7245.  Visit Windstar Cruises online at WindstarCruises.com.

Windstar is a division of Ambassadors International Cruise Group, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ambassadors Cruise Group, LLC.

SOURCE Windstar Cruises