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Windstar Cruises Ranked Number 2 By Condé Nast Traveller Readers

Windstar Cruises has been named one of the Top Small Ship Cruise Lines in the Condé Nast Traveller 2013 Readers Choice Awards . The line was ranked number 2 beating out four other small ship lines. Windstar also took number 1 placement in the Small Ship Cruise Line Service, Itineraries, and Design categories.

Hanz Birkholz, Windstar Cruises CEO said “We are proud to have our unique itineraries, personalized service, and private yacht style cruising recognized by our loyal cruisers. Our teams both onboard and onshore continually strive to create the best small ship experience for our guests. It’s an honour for us to be acknowledged as number 1 in Service by the people we serve every day.”

Over the last several years Windstar have progressed with fleet-wide renovations, the expansion of power yachts, and new global itineraries. These changes are clearly being recognized among guests and the travel industry alike. This week Windstar was also recognized by Cruise Critic as the Best Cruise Line for Honeymoons, as well as SAVEUR’s Culinary Travel Awards as an Outstanding Culinary Cruise Line.

“The past two years we have been creating the new Windstar; revising every single itinerary to find the perfect combination of hidden harbours and legendary ports as well as improving our onboard experience with stem-to-stern renovations and magical moments. We are thrilled to see our guests responding to so favourably to these enhancements,” said Birkholz.

Windstar Cruises currently offer incredible itineraries aboard three superb sailing ships, Wind Surf, Wind Spirit and Wind Star, and in 2014/15 they will add another three vessels to their fleet with the purchase of Seabourn Legend, Seabourn Spirit and Seabourn Pride from Seabourn Cruises.

Windstar's chief executive officer, Hans Birkholz, said at the time of the acquisition that, "Windstar is proud of its heritage in sailing, but what our guests are most enthusiastic about is our intimate, yacht style of cruising. This style is the core of our brand experience and the new ships are a perfect fit to build on that foundation."

For more information on cruises with Windstar please contact one of our cruise experts on 0800 008 6677