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What's New at Windstar Cruises
« on: December 11, 2012, 02:11:26 PM »
Wind Surf Sparkles with New Renovation; Debuts New Dining Experience

Wind Surf emerged fresh from the $18 million, fleet-wide renovation project on Saturday, December 1. Currently sailing her inaugural cruise of the Yachtsman's Caribbean voyage, our blog gives the first glimpse of the new look.

As part of the project, Wind Surf now features a new dining experience. Formerly known as Degrees, the venue was transformed into an intimate, contemporary dining room with a French twist, and renamed Stella Bistro. The name, derived from the Latin word for star, was selected as a tribute to the restaurant's special dining experience, unique to the fleet as Stella Bistro is only on Wind Surf.

The newly created menu draws on contemporary dishes with a French flair, as exemplified by entrees such as Coquille St. Jacques Provençale, a seared, skewered scallops dish served on pappardelle and tossed with artichoke hearts, spinach and capers in a light, white wine sauce; or the roasted magret of duck, a duck breast and duck confit on cherry sauce paired with parisienne potatoes and French beans.

Other menu items, inspired by the seasonings and flavors used in French cooking, include escargot bourguignon; cream of wild mushroom soup; and goat cheese soufflé. Dessert is a decadent affair with dishes such as apple aumoniere, a combination of apples, marzipan and honey baked into a filo pastry and served in vanilla custard; or chocolate Napoleon, the famous French pastry that consists of layers of soft, creamy chocolate and praline. 

Guests can include paired wines in the Stella Bistro dining experience. Specially selected by the executive chef to enhance the flavors, three different glasses of wine are served in combination with the appetizer, entrée, and dessert. For the first time this winter season, Windstar offers European wines by the glass, such as a deep red French Burgundy or a crisp Italian Pinot Grigio, in addition to the extensive offerings of the American regions typically served in the Caribbean.
Expand Your Horizons with Windstar's Signature Sailings
We are excited to introduce our new Signature Sailings, a unique collection of themed experiences that take your cruise to a whole new level by offering guests exclusive, once-in-a-lifetime voyages and land packages. Artfully crafted, these select experiences make your Windstar vacation seamless and stress-free by providing hotel nights at beautiful properties, unique shore excursions and exclusive happenings onboard.  Windstar's current Signature Sailings features the following:

·         Monaco Grand Prix Package onboard Yachting the Riviera - experience the world's most legendary auto racing event in Windstar style. This package gives privileged access to two days of Monaco's legendary Grand Prix, a gala event in town and an awards dinner among other exciting features.

·         Legendary Links Package onboard Gaelic Explorers - golf five premier courses in 10 days while you sail through Scotland and Ireland. This package includes a two-night stay at the beautiful Fairmont, access to a golf pro, and most importantly, plenty of time to play the greens.

·         Premier Package onboard Gaelic Explorers - Discover the best of Scotland and Ireland with this premium package. Enhance your experience with exclusive shore excursions that take you through magnificent castles, renowned distilleries and let you experience the ancient spirit of the Gaelic region.

·         Footsteps of Faith - follow the footsteps of religion through the ages, from the ancient gods of the Greeks and the Egyptians to the sacred places of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. A noted lecturer and expert in world religions will be onboard to provide meaningful insights in each port.

Windstar Cruises Named Most Romantic Cruise Line and Best Tall Ship
The readers of Porthole Cruise Magazine have voted Windstar Cruises as the Most Romantic Cruise Line and Best Tall Ship. The magazine's 14th annual Readers' Choice Awards asks readers to evaluate the world's best cruise lines and determine the industry's leaders in the categories that matter most for them. Windstar Cruises has consistently won the honors for both awards since 2007.

Windstar Spotlight
Did you know Windstar Cruises sails to nearly 50 nations? We call on 100 ports throughout Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Our two most visited cities are Piraeus, Greece and Istanbul, Turkey.
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