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Windstar Announce New Itineraries For 2013

Small ship cruise line Windstar Cruises, who manage a fleet of three boutique yachts, has announced they will be adding seven brand new itineraries to its 2013 collection. The itineraries will explore the beautiful regions of the Mediterranean, Northern Europe and the Greek Isles, taking in the regions remote ports and secluded harbours that many larger cruise lines are unable to access.

Highlights of 2013 collection include two 11-day voyages, Scandinavian Tapestry which includes picturesque sailing through the Norwegian fjords and Stockholm Archipelago, and Footsteps of Faith, which explores the origins of world religion sailing from Athens to Alexandria. New voyages also explore the coast of France, the British Isles and the popular Canary Islands.

Three new Mediterranean voyages

Casablanca & the Canary Islands:
From enchanting Morocco to the paradise beaches of the Canary Islands, this seven-day sailing offers a stimulating journey. Port calls include Lisbon, Portugal; Casablanca and Agadir, Morocco; Lanzarote, and Les Pamas and Santa Cruiz de Tenerife in the Canary Islands. The voyage departs from Lisbon on November 16.

Provence &b Cote d’ Azur: The seven-day voyage visits some of the Mediterranean’s most attractive ports between Nice and Barcelona. Port calls include Cannes, Marseille, France; Sete and Palamose, Spain. Sails Nice to Barcelona on July 13 and Barcelona to Nice on July 20.

Footsteps of Faith: Explore the Holy Land on this 11-day voyage, taking in the origin of many of the world’s great faiths and tracing the mythologies of ancient Egypt and Greece. Port calls include Kusadasi, Turkey; Rhodes, Greece; Ashdod, Israel and Alexandria, Egypt. The Voyage departs October 5, 2015.

New Northern Europe Voyages

Europe’s West Coast Odyssey:
Enjoy stunning views of the dramatic coastline between Portsmouth and Lisbon, passing by the soaring white cliffs of Dove and the lush hillsides of Spain. Port calls include Lexio/Porto, Portugal; Vigo, Spain; Brest, France and Cherbourg, France. The voyage departs from Lisbon on July 3 and from Portsmouth on September 7.

Idyllic British Islands: The voyage takes in the best that the British Isles has to offer, from Devon, home to the cream tea, to Wales and its areas of outstanding natural beauty. Port calls include Portsmouth, England; Dartmouth, England; Scilly Isles, England and Holyhead, Wales. The voyage departs from Portsmouth on July 11 and from Dublin on August 31.

Gaelic Explorers: From the enchanting castles of Scotland to the cosy pubs of Dublin, this voyage the top highlights of Ireland and Scotland. Expect hills and highlands, stunning landscapes and remote islands. Port calls include Dublin, Ireland; Peterhead and Edinburgh, Scotland. Voyage departs from Dublin on July 18 and Edinburgh on August 24.

Scandinavian Tapestry:
This eleven-day voyage includes the beautiful Norwegian Fjords and Scandinavia’s cosmopolitan cities and charming villages. Port calls include Oslo, Norway; Marstrand, Sweden; Copenhagen, Denmark; Warnemunde, Germany; Visby, Sweden and Stockholm, Sweden. Voyage departs from Edinburgh on July 25 and from Stockholm on August 13.

Transatlantic Crossing

Windstar is offering a selection of Transatlantic crossings for 2013. Wind Spirit will sail from Tenerife to Barbados on a 12-day crossing deparing on December 2, Wind Surf will be sailing from Philipsburg, St Maaten to Lisbon, Portugal on March 3, and Wind Staf will be offering two transatlantic voyages, an eight-day sailing from Colon Panama to Hamilton, Bermuda on March 13 and Hamilton Bermuda to Lisbon, Portugal on April 7.

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