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Cruises and Sailing

 May 29, 2001
Windstar Repositioning Cruises

 Windstar's "Signature Voyages" will ply the course less charted this autumn featuring yoga, art, cooking, and photography instruction. Windstar guests will be swept away by 50% savings and free or reduced airfare available on eleven fall repositioning cruises between October 20, and December 9, 2001. Windstar's signature voyages feature exclusive itineraries, calling upon secluded ports of call from the ancient cities of Europe to the exotic nature reserves of New Zealand and Costa Rica.

Discover A New Med

On October 27, 2001 the Wind Spirit travels from Athens, Greece to Rome, Italy on an 8-day sailing visiting Ermoupolis, Aegina, Spetsai, and Gythion, Greece; Messina and Capri, Italy. Acclaimed photojournalist Gerald Brimacombe will teach classes, escort photo walking tours, and reveal the "clicks" of the trade on this picture perfect getaway.

Venturing from Monte Carlo, Monaco to Lisbon, Portugal on November 10, 2001, the Wind Spirit embarks on an 8-day voyage with port calls to Palma de Mallorca, Valencia, Malaga, and Marbella, Spain; and Tangier, Morocco. "Cook It Light" syndicated columnist and Windstar's light/vegetarian cuisine creator, Jeanne Jones will host this journey. Join Jones for a behind the scenes look at Windstar's delectable cuisine and "Queen of Lean" cooking classes.

On November 10, 2001, the luxurious Wind Surf sailing yacht will cruise the waters of the Mediterranean on an 8-day trip from Nice, France to Lisbon, Portugal visiting Palma de Mallorca, Alicante, Marbella, and Malaga, Spain; and Tangier, Morocco.

Exceptional savings on the above signature voyages are offered at 50% off the brochure rate, starting at US$2,323 [CDN$3,467] per person, double occupancy (pp/do). Both November 10, 2001 cruises are also available at 40% off the brochure rate including free roundtrip airfare from 14 select cities or reduced airfare from 21 select cities. This package price starts at US$2,742 [CDN$4,093] pp/do.

Journey To The Tropics

Visit hidden hideaways of the Caribbean on November 18, 2001, as the Wind Star journeys from Bridgetown, Barbados, to Cancùn, Mexico. The 14-day cruise stops at Bequia; Los Roques, Venezuela; Curaçao, Dutch Antilles; Baranquilla and Providencia Island, Columbia; Guanaja Island and Roatan Island, Honduras; and Cozumel, Mexico. Priced at US$3,563 [CDN$5,318] pp/do, the rate includes free roundtrip airfare from 35 cities.

A truly awe-inspiring 13-day voyage aboard the Wind Spirit takes the luxury yacht through the "Eighth Wonder of the World," the Panama Canal. On December 9, 2001 the ship sails from Bridgetown, Barbados to Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica visiting the ports of Margarita Island and Los Roques, Venezuela;
Curaçao and Aruba, Dutch Antilles; San Blas Islands, Contadora Island and Coiba Island, Panama. This exotic cruise is priced at US$3,393 [CDN$5,064] pp/do, including free roundtrip airfare from 35 cities.

Enter The Eastern World

On October 20, 2001, the Wind Song will sail from Athens, Greece to Bombay, India on an 18-day adventure plying the ancient waters of the Suez Canal, and visiting Port Said and Hurghada, Egypt. This extraordinary voyage is priced at US$1,903 [CDN$2,840] pp/do. Sailing on November 25, 2001, the Wind Song embarks on a 14-day exclusive journey, from Bali, Indonesia to Cairns, Australia calling at Moyo, Satonda, Komodo, and Alor, Indonesia; Darwin and Thursday Island, Australia. Cruise to the land down under for US$3,463 [CDN$5,168] pp/do.

The Wind Song concludes its fall repositioning voyages on a 14-day sailing December 9, 2001 from Cairns, Australia to its new home in Auckland, New Zealand, visiting Townsville and Whitsunday Island, Australia; Noumea and Ile de Pins, New Caledonia; and Bay of Islands, New Zealand. This voyage is priced at US$3,463 [CDN$5,168] pp/do.

Meditate On An Atlantic Crossing

Traverse the Atlantic Ocean as three of Windstar's sailing ships travel from the historic port of Lisbon, Portugal to the island paradise of Barbados. These 14-day yachters' dream cruises are priced at US$1,583 [CDN$2,362] pp/do. Enrichment classes offered on the November 18, 2001 Wind Surf crossing include the calming rituals of yoga at sea, with founder of "Yoga for Life," Mary Lou Buck, and cooking courses with Windstar's Executive Chef. Guests can also explore their creative side during watercolor and creative expression art classes with artists Maria Ferrin and Elise Palmer Miller.

The Wind Star sails on November 4, 2001, and the Wind Spirit departs November 25, 2001. All rates listed are per person, double occupancy, and include port taxes and charges.

Seattle-based Windstar Cruises operates four sailing yachts, the 308-passenger Wind Surf, and 148-passenger Wind Star, Wind Song and Wind Spirit. Windstar's unique cruise vacations mix casual elegance and small-ship intimacy. The fleet cruises worldwide to exotic ports in New Zealand, the Mediterranean, Greek Isles, Far East, Caribbean, Central America, and the Atlantic and Pacific.