Windstar Cruises Recognized on Condé Nast Traveler's 2016 Gold List

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Fleet of small luxury cruise ships named top pick among the renowned travel resource’s “Favorite Cruise Lines”

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Condé Nast Traveler recently released its 2016 Gold List with Windstar Cruises ranking as a top selection for “Favorite Cruise Lines.” The ranking focuses on the fleet’s expansion of three additional power yachts, exclusive complimentary Private Event offerings, and diverse cruise itineraries in destinations including the Caribbean, Tahiti, Europe, Costa Rica and the Panama Canal.

“Being named in this prestigious list is special to us, as it demonstrates our commitment to exceeding expectations – particularly as it relates to our unique experience of small ship luxury cruising in private yacht style,” said Hans Birkholz, Windstar Cruises’ chief executive officer. “Our guests often express appreciation for our great service and unique itineraries highlighted by small ports and complimentary Private Events. So it’s a big honor to be recognized by Condé Nast Traveler for what we do.”

Windstar’s three recently renovated sailing yachts carry just 148 to 310 guests and cruise to 50 nations, calling at 150 ports throughout Europe, the South Pacific, the Caribbean, and Central America. In May 2014, Star Pride, the first of three newly acquired power yachts, joined the fleet. In May 2015 the company launched Star Breeze and Star Legend. Additionally, all Windstar Cruises feature a Windstar Private Event, a spectacular onshore experience created exclusively for Windstar guests crafted to provide an in-depth local experience. Private Events vary depending on the sailing.

The Gold List is announced annually in Condé Nast Traveler and published online, at http://www.CNTraveler.com.

About Windstar Cruises
Windstar Cruises operates a fleet of small luxury cruise ships known for its 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 150 ports throughout Europe, the South Pacific, the Caribbean, and Central America. In May 2014, Star Pride, the first of three newly acquired power yachts, joined the fleet. In May 2015 the company launched Star Breeze and Star Legend. The power yachts, with a capacity of 212 guests each, 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 1,242 berths. Windstar Cruises is a part of Xanterra Parks & Resorts®, which is known for its “Legendary Hospitality with a Softer Footprint.” Xanterra’s entities include lodges, restaurants, tours and activities in national and state parks, as well as resorts, a cruise line, railway and tour companies.

For more information including rates and itineraries, contact a travel professional or call Windstar Cruises at 800.258.7245, or visit http://www.windstarcruises.com.

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