Seattle, December 19, 2010 — Windstar Cruises, which operates a fleet of three luxury sailing yachts that explore hidden harbors and secluded coves of the world’s most treasured destinations, was selected by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine as one of 12 cruise lines on the publication’s prestigious annual Gold List.
Additionally, to mark 25 years of Condé Nast Traveler, the magazine recognized properties and cruise lines making the Gold List every year for the past five years with a special Platinum Circle honor for excellence and Windstar was one of the proud recipients.
The Gold List is Condé Nast Traveler’s compendium of the best hotels, resorts and cruise lines in the world, and is based on data collected from the magazine’s annual Reader’s Choice Survey. The readers of Condé Nast Traveler rated contenders in the cruise line category on a variety of criteria including itineraries, cabins, service, food, design, activities and shore excursions.
Windstar’s commitment to providing guests with the most casually elegant, enriching and luxurious cruise vacation has consistently placed Windstar on the esteemed Condé Nast Traveler Gold List year after year.
In addition to Condé Nast Traveler’s honor, Windstar Cruises has been recognized by some of the most notable names in the travel and lifestyle world. Celebrated Living, American Airlines’ prestigious publication for first class passengers, named Windstar Cruises “Best Small-Ship/Mid-Ship Cruise Line” on their Platinum List for the fifth time in a row. Earlier in the year, Condé Nast Traveler named Windstar a “Top Small-Ship Cruise Line,” and all three of Windstar’s yachts were recognized in the magazine’s “Best Small Ships” Readers’ Poll. Windstar was also selected by Travel + Leisure as one of the top five “World’s Best Small-Ship Cruise Lines” and named “Most Romantic Cruise Line” and Wind Surf “Best Tall Ship” in Porthole Cruise Magazine’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards. Most recently, Windstar was included in Islands magazine’s “All-Time Best Cruises” for its Mediterranean voyages.
About Windstar Cruises
Windstar Cruises operates three sailing yachts known for their pampering without pretense and the ability to visit hidden harbors and secluded coves of the world’s most treasured destinations. Carrying just 148 to 312 guests, the luxurious yachts 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,
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