Wednesday 24 December 2008

Windstar announces spectacular savings on European itineraries in 2009

From Expedition and Adventure Cruising

April and May 2009 Departures

Visit some of Europe's most beautiful and iconic ports in France, Italy and Spain onboard the luxurious and intimate motor sailing yacht, msy Wind Surf, the most spacious vessel in the Windstar fleet.

The crystal waters of the Mediterranean will soothe and rejuvenate… as will the knowledge that you've netted a terrific fare! Travel the World has announced savings of up to $3,738 per person on three European cruises onboard Windstar in April and May 2009.

Barcelona to Rome Cruise

Savings of up to $3,360 have been announced on the 7-day Barcelona/Rome cruise, with cruise-only fares for as little as $2,683 per person, twin share. You will depart Barcelona on 26 April 2009 for the glamorous harbours of Menorca and Mallorca in Spain's Balearic Islands. Continuing on to the unspoilt Costa Verde of Italy's Sardinia, you will take in idyllic beaches before sampling the outstanding wines and cheeses in Porto-Vecchio on the rugged French island of Corsica. You will return to Rome via the lovely Portoferraio, Italy.

Rome to Nice Cruise

For those preferring to walk in the footsteps of the ancient Romans, savings of up to $3,711 have been announced on the 7-day Rome/Nice cruise, with fares from $2,683 per person, twin share. Departing Rome on 10 May, you will cross the Mediterranean to Ischia, island of medieval villages and towering cliffs, then onwards to Amalfi. A day of sailing leads to the bustling port of Livorno, gateway to Tuscany, followed by stunning Monaco, Monte Carlo. After an overnight stay at the romantic Villefranche-sur-Mer, you'll arrive in Nice, France.

Nice to Rome Cruise

Sailing from the flower-filled boulevards of Nice on 25 May, savings of up to $3,738 have been announced on the 7-day Nice/Rome cruise, with fares from $2,297 per person, twin share. Two days in Monte Carlo are followed by a morning on the Italian harbour of Portofino. A call at Livorno offers a chance to dip in the gorgeous Gulf of Poets before sailing on to Portoferraio, where you can visit Elba, Napoleon's chosen island of exile.

All cruise fares include meals, entertainment and activities, such as the complimentary water sports program and gym facilities. As with all Windstar vessels, the 312 passenger msy Wind Surf boasts luxurious amenities and a 'yacht like' atmosphere.

This offer is valid for all new bookings, until sold out, and full payment is required at the time of booking. The cruise fare includes fuel surcharge and Cruise NDA's of between $262-$538 per person. Taxes of between $115-$131 per person are additional.

For further information or to make a booking with Windstar, contact Travel the World on 1300 766 566 or visit the website

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