Windstar Cruises presents its top island voyages for 2012


SEATTLE, Wash. – Windstar Cruises, which operates a fleet of three luxury sailing yachts that explore hidden harbors and secluded coves of the world’s most treasured destinations, presents its top island voyages for 2012 in the Mediterranean, Greek Isles and Caribbean.

Guests can enjoy island-hopping Windstar style, sailing to some of the world’s greatest islands, blending the convenience and value of cruising, with the exclusivity and adventure of a luxurious, sailing yacht.

Windstar’s Top Island Voyages for 2012

Greek Isles & Turkish Delights

Set sail from Athens on a journey through history to the chic Greek Isles before capturing the mystery of exotic Istanbul. Seven-day voyages visit Mykonos, Greece; Santorini, Greece; Rhodes, Greece; Bodrum, Turkey; and Kusadsasi, Turkey.

Glitter & Glam of the Rivieras

Explore the fashionable Italian and French Rivieras along with the white-sand beaches of Portoferraio on the island of Elba sailing from Rome to Barcelona. Six-day voyages visit St. Tropez, France; Cannes, France; Monte Carlo, Monaco; Portovenere, Italy; and Portoferraio, Italy.

Islands of Italy

Experience the unspoiled intimate islands, some of Europe’s most exclusive and popular with Italian locals, sailing roundtrip from Rome. Seven-day voyages visit Ischia, Italy; Sorrento, Italy; Lipari, Italy; scenic cruise past Stromboli; Porto Cervo, Italy; and Porto Vecchio, France.

Islands of the West Med

See the trendsetting cities of Barcelona and Rome, exploring the authentic culture of the stunning islands in between. Six-day voyages visit Palma, Spain; Alghero, Italy; Porto Vecchio, France; and Portoferraio, Italy.

Jewels of the Windward Islands

From Barbados, sail to the colorful Grenadines and discover the rugged natural beauty of St. Lucia and beyond. Seven-day voyages visit Bequia, Grenadines; Tobago Keys, Grenadines; Mayreau, Grenadines; and St. George’s Grenada.

Yachtsman’s Caribbean

Discover exclusive islands and the glitter and glam of the Caribbean’s yachting scene sailing roundtrip from St. Maarten. Seven-day voyages visit Soper’s Hole, Tortola; Jost van Dyke, B.V.I.; Virgin Gorda, B.V.I.; Basseterre, St. Kitts; Les Saintes, Guadeloupe; and Gustavia, St. Barthelemy.