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, introduces pre- and post-cruise Hotel Packages in the Caribbean, Costa Rica, and Europe, providing convenience and exceptional value for guests.

Legendary cities and renowned hotels can be enjoyed by guests before or after a Windstar voyage. The 24 hotels in the program were hand-selected by Windstar and are located near sightseeing attractions and restaurants. Hotel Packages include accommodations for one, two or three nights, taxes, luggage handling, and breakfast at most properties.



Hotel Packages are available in Athens, Greece; Bridgetown, Barbados; Barcelona, Spain; Colon, Panama; Istanbul, Turkey; Le Havre, France; Lisbon, Portugal; Nice, France; Oslo, Norway; Rome, Italy; San Jose, Costa Rica; St. Maarten; St. Martin; Stockholm, Sweden; and Venice, Italy. For a list of the hotels in the program and rates, visit WindstarCruises.com. Hotel Packages can be booked through a travel professional or by calling Windstar Cruises at 1-800-258-7245.


Windstar recently announced its $18 million fleet refurbishment plan, which will be completed in phases beginning this fall. Each yacht will receive stylish, new furniture, upholstery, art, lighting, wall coverings, carpeting, ceiling finishes, window treatments, and floor coverings, elevating the look and feel to ultimate luxury at sea, providing an unparalleled guest experience.



Windstar Cruises has been recognized by some of the most notable names in the travel and lifestyle world in 2011. Windstar was voted a "Top Small-Ship Cruise Line" in Conde Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards, honored on the magazine'sannual Gold List of "Best Cruise Lines" and all three Windstar yachts were recognized in Conde Nast Traveler's "Best Small Ships" Reader's Poll. Celebrated Living, American Airlines' prestigious publication for first class passengers,named Windstar Cruises "Top Small-Ship/Midsize Cruise Line" on their Platinum Listfor the fifth time in a row. Earlier this year, Windstar was selected by Travel + Leisure as one of the top five "World's Best Small-Ship Cruise Lines."