Windstar Cruises Offers a Second Culinary and Wine Cruise

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Culinary & Wine Delights of Spain II features dinners, wine tastings, and culinary excursions

Windstar Cruises, a leader in small-ship cruising, will offer a second food and wine voyage exploring the south coast of Spain. Windstar’s flagship sailing yacht, Wind Surf, will depart from Barcelona, Spain on November 15, 2014 on an epicurean itinerary that includes Sóller, Valencia, Cartagena, Almería, Málaga, and Cádiz, ending in Lisbon, Portugal. This special themed voyage starts at $2,999 per person.

“Our guests have expressed strong interest in culinary and wine themed cruises. In fact, our first such voyage, Culinary & Wine Delights of Spain, sold out so quickly we are offering this second voyage by popular demand,” said Hans Birkholz, Windstar Cruises’ chief executive officer. “Culinary & Wine Delights of Spain II allows food and wine enthusiasts to experience the local flavor of Spanish cuisine and wine while exploring its culture and traditions in Windstar’s signature small ship style.”

Culinary & Wine Delights of Spain II will be hosted by Stephen Metzler and Almudena de Llaguno, founders of Classical Wines, America’s most respected importers of Spanish wines. Their insights and expertise will provide guests a unique look at the ingredients, cuisines, and techniques that give Spanish food and wine its signature flavors.

Voyage highlights include:

  • Two hosted dinners with specially crafted menus featuring the best of Spanish food and wine pairings;
  • A selection of six complimentary Spanish wines, in addition to daily wine tastings throughout the cruise;
  • Two complimentary local vineyard and culinary excursions;
  • A special onboard flamenco dance performance.

Every port offers a new experience on this especially themed voyage. Among the many fascinating options are a visit to Jerez de la Frontera, the “Sherry Capital of the World,” time to explore the Museo de Vino (wine Museum) in Mijas, private lessons in how to prepare paella under the guidance of a local chef, and learning the traditional method of producing olive oil in Mallorca.

For more information Culinary & Wine Delights of Spain II, please contact a travel professional or Windstar Cruises at 800-258-7245.

About Windstar Cruises
Windstar Cruises operates a fleet of small luxury cruise ships known for their intimate yacht-style experience and unique voyages to the world’s best small ports and hidden harbors. Its three recently renovated sailing yachts carry just 148 to 310 guests and cruise to 50 nations, calling at 100 ports throughout Europe, Southeast Asia, Arabia, the South Pacific, the Caribbean, and Central America. In May of 2014, Windstar will launch the first of its three all suite motorized sailing yacht, Star Pride. The power yachts, with a capacity of 212 passengers each, will double the size of Windstar’s fleet, making the company the market leader in small ship cruising with 300 or fewer passengers, with a total of 1,230 berths. In 2013, Windstar Cruises was ranked #2 Small Ship Cruise Line in Condé Nast Traveler’s prestigious Readers Choice Awards, and #3 Small Ship Cruise Line in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards. For more information including rates and itineraries, contact a travel professional or call Windstar at 800-258-7245. Visit Windstar Cruises online at or Windstar Cruises can also be followed on Windstar’s Facebook and Twitter fan pages.

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