Windstar Cruises’ first-ever winter and Christmas itineraries in Europe are now available to book with prices from just £1,230 per person.
As announced in October, the 312-passenger all-suite Star Legend was originally scheduled to sail the Middle East this winter.
Windstar has postponed the regional launch until November 2024, instead pivoting to offer a first-ever winter and Christmas season in Europe – an endeavour usually reserved for river cruising.
In addition, Windstar has introduced a new offer for travel agents – Sell One & Sail Free.
Travel agents who make a reservation through 31st December 2023 for one of the Legendary Winter in the Mediterranean cruises (sailing from December 2023 to April 2024) earn a complimentary suite for themselves and a guest on one of these departures.
More details are available here: https://advisorhub.windstarcruises.com/marketing-support/promotions
Augustus Lonsdale, Windstar’s Head of Sales, UK & Ireland, comments: “These new itineraries in the Mediterranean offer agents the perfect chance to introduce Windstar to clients who are passionate about river cruises, boutique hotels or small group tours, but new to small ship ocean cruising and our brand.
“With hotel prices on the rise across Europe, I am confident that this is the best value way to visit the region, where guests will experience destinations they may know well in a quieter and more intimate light, whilst also benefitting from lower flight costs.
“By offering our Sell One, Sail Free programme, agents can also benefit from a chance to experience Windstar for themselves – increasing their knowledge of our brand ahead of what we are certain will be a landmark year for us in the UK.”
Sixteen Legendary Winter in the Mediterranean cruises set sail from 10th December 2023 through 31st March 2024.
The majority are one-week itineraries between Rome and Barcelona (or reverse) visiting Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Marseille, an overnight in Nice, plus overnights in Rome and Barcelona.
A Christmas holiday sailing can be booked as an eight- or nine-day cruise, the latter including New Year’s Eve.
The last of the new Mediterranean series is an eight-day cruise from Rome to Athens visiting the Amalfi Coast and Greece.
One of the seven-day Rome to Barcelona cruises will also be a themed James Beard Foundation culinary cruise departing on 4th February and led by Chef Omar Anani, chef-owner of the James Beard-nominated Saffron De Twah bistro.
With all seven-day cruises, guests can choose to pay £175 per person per night and stay one or two extra nights on board as the ship remains in port, thus extending their experience in Rome and/or Barcelona at incredible value.
Cruise rates start from £1,230 per person and all-inclusive fares are available for an additional £73 per day.
Windstar Cruises’ new winter sailings are now on sale. For reservations call 0808 178 2233 or visit www.windstarcruises.com
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