Seattle, WA, August 8, 2018 — Windstar Cruises crisscrosses the globe landing guests in the heart of world capitals, immersing them in the great cultures, leading them down roads less traveled and bringing them closer to authentic, unforgettable travel experiences than any other cruise line can. Wherever the small ships of Windstar Cruises go, the hallmarks of their 180º From Ordinary promise ensure superior guest experiences throughout each cruise. A new series of videos from the cruise line takes a look at the intimate ships, personalization, welcoming culture and exceptional culinary program from the crew’s perspective. With stunning visuals and unscripted soundbites from actual Windstar employees – including Corporate Executive Chef Graeme Cockburn and Destination Manager James Anderson Smith, among others – the videos demonstrate how Windstar is different from other cruise lines.

All the videos can be viewed at https://www.windstarcruises.com/beyond-the-expected/.

“Windstar is passionate about delivering a more rewarding, more authentic experience for world travelers,” said Windstar President John Delaney. “We believe that cultural exploration is best achieved on smaller ships that allow for greater access to local sites and more freedom to interact with the people who live there, as well as fellow passengers, setting us apart from typical cruise lines. Who better to communicate that story than our staff? These new videos reflect what Windstar is about, and our guests will be delighted to see some of their favorite crew members as the stars of that story.”

The new videos are windows into Windstar. They bring to life the real benefits of the brand’s core features, in the words of Windstar’s own staff, making it easier for travel agents and suppliers to be able to define and differentiate the Windstar experience. The videos are a pivotal new component to Windstar’s Star Promise – a multi-faceted program aimed at making an agent’s job of selling Windstar easier. As part of the promise, Windstar committed to providing fr

esh tools and sales support to agents, and now, Windstar has strong video assets with compelling and shareable content.

There is no more authentic way to explore the world than by small ship and to travel aboard the Windstar fleet is to feel what it is like to journey by private yacht. Windstar can go where others cannot, and navigate up rivers, to spectacular beaches and to the heart of great city ports.

Windstar has recently been ranked as #1 in the Midsize-Ocean Cruise Lines category of the 2018 Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards, honoring the top travel destinations and companies around the globe as rated by its readers and been included on the 2018 Condé Nast Traveler Gold List.

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About Windstar Cruises

Windstar Cruises operates a six-ship fleet of small sailing and all-suite ships sailing throughout Europe, the Caribbean, Costa Rica and the Panama Canal, Asia, Alaska and British Columbia, Canada and New England, and cruising year-round in Tahiti. Windstar’s fleet is the market leader in small ship cruising with a total of 1,242 passenger berths calling on off-the-beaten-path and popular ports in nearly 80 countries. The boutique cruise line carries 148 to 310 passengers on six small ships and takes travelers on cruises that are 180 degrees from ordinary. Windstar is known for immersive experiences and destination authenticity, port-intensive itineraries, exceptional award-winning service, and an innovative culinary program with culinary-themed cruise as the Official Cruise Line of the James Beard Foundation. Windstar Cruises is a part of Xanterra Travel Collection, an award-winning, globally diversified travel company offering once in a lifetime experiences in some of the most beautiful and iconic places on earth.

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