Big accolades are happening for Windstar Cruises. The small ship cruise line, known for charting a course to smaller ports, islands, and waterways that larger ships can't access, recently earned the coveted "Best Cruise Line (under 500 berths)" designation at the 17th Annual Travel Weekly Readers' Choice Awards.
SEATTLE (PRWEB) January 07, 2020 -- Big accolades are happening for Windstar Cruises. The small ship cruise line, known for charting a course to smaller ports, islands, and waterways that larger ships can't access, recently earned the coveted "Best Cruise Line (under 500 berths)" designation at the 17th Annual Travel Weekly Readers' Choice Awards.
Windstar Cruises' President John Delaney accepted the Travel Weekly honor on Thursday, December 12, during a black-tie event at the Conrad New York in Manhattan. Winners are chosen by travel advisors who write in names of favorite companies in many categories. The full list of award winners will appear in the January 20 issue of the magazine.
Two more awards announced in December include Condé Nast Traveler's Gold List for Best Cruise Ships in the World and #1 for Best Boutique Cruise Line in USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice awards.
"On behalf of our guests, our loyal travel professionals, crew, and staff around the world, I am humbled to accept these awards," said Delaney. "We strive to deliver exceptional experiences and access to incredibly special cultures and places around the world with our small ships. It's the ultimate honor to be recognized for our efforts with these accolades."
In addition to earning the #1 "Best Boutique Cruise Line" by 10Best, Windstar also was named a "Best Cruise Ship for Dining" for its ship Star Pride (top 10), as well as the #5 "Best Small Cruise Ship" for motorized sailing ship Wind Surf. More awards for the small ship cruise line can be found online.
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About Windstar Cruises
Windstar Cruises operates a six-ship fleet of masted sailing ships and all-suite motor ships cruising throughout Europe, the Caribbean, Costa Rica and the Panama Canal, Asia, Alaska and British Columbia, Canada and New England, Tahiti and the South Pacific, Mexico and U.S. Coastal, and newly launched Australia and New Zealand cruises. Windstar's fleet is the market leader in small ship cruising calling on more than 330 off-the-beaten-path and popular ports in nearly 80 countries. The boutique line caters to between 148 and 342 guests on each sailing and takes travelers on cruises that are 180 degrees from ordinary. Windstar has recently launched the $250 Million Star Plus Initiative to transform three Star Class ships with new suites, restaurants, and world-class spa and fitness center. Windstar Cruises is a part of Xanterra Travel Collection. To learn more about authentic small ship cruising with Windstar, visit http://www.windstarcruises.com.
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