Luxury Cruises:
Seattle-based Windstar Cruises provides

travelers with the opportunity to discover small ports around the world

in a luxurious setting, all with Windstar's Casual Elegance


Each Windstar Cruise is onboard a carefully designed ship,

complete with stunning white sails. Officially designated as

motor-sail-yachts (msy), each ship is small enough to provide guests

with the feeling that they are on a private yacht.

The newest and largest member of the fleet of four is the

312-passenger msy Wind Surf. The other ships hold fewer than 150

passengers, allowing Windstar Cruises to provide special touches that

other cruises cannot. Some of the special nuances found onboard a

Windstar Cruise includes open seating at dinnertime and a more relaxed,

but still elegant dress code.

Each stateroom comes complete with modern technological

conveniences, like new LCD flatscreen TV, DVD, CD player, iPod Nanos

and Bose SoundDocks systems, safe, mini-bar/refrigerator, international

direct-dial phones. Windstar tops off the luxurious rooms with high-end

toiletries and roomy closets.

Onboard, guests also have access to a library and DVD

collection in addition to the ability to enjoy complimentary water

sports, like water-skiing, windsurfing, snorkeling, and kayaking from

the ship's aft Water Sports Platform.

Dining onboard a Windstar Cruise is a casual, but tasty

experience, with breakfast being served on the Veranda or in guests'

private staterooms. Dinner is an elegant but casual experience in

gourmet dining, with unique meals and international themed dinners

available on some ships.

In addition to a variety of activities, Windstar Cruises also

allows for relaxation in the ships' onboard spas, which feature a

variety of treatment options and special touches.

Luxurious Windstar Cruises explore every region of the world,

including the Caribbean, Europe, The Americas, the Greek Isles and the


For LxM Carly Zinderman