Monday 6 July 2009

Windstar slashes rates for Europe sailings

Windstar Cruises is giving travellers the chance to explore the Mediterranean and Adriatic Sea at a fraction of the brochure price with a selection of last minute deals offering savings of up to 59 percent off. With departures available in August and September 2009, the cruises take place onboard the 312 passenger msy Wind Surf and highlight the idyllic ports and treasured locales of Italy, Greece, France, Corsica, Croatia, Slovenia and Monaco.

As aired on a recent episode of Channel 9's Getaway travel program, the 7-night Rome to Venice cruise sails along the Amalfi Coast and calls in Capri and Taormina (Sicily), Italy; Corfu, Greece; as well as Dubrovnik and Hvar, Croatia. This cruise is priced from $1,592 per person twin share, which represents savings of up to $2,479 per person off the brochure price. While this cruise departs Rome on 23 August 2009, a reverse 7-night sailing from Venice to Rome is also available on 13 September 2009. This reverse sailing includes highlights in Rovinj and Split, Croatia; Messina, Sicily; Amalfi and Ponza, Italy.

The colourful ports of Italy, Slovenia and Croatia also feature on the 7-night Venice to Venice cruise. This roundtrip cruise calls at Koper, Slovenia; Rovinj, Split and Dubrovnik, Croatia. Priced from $1,647 per person twin share, guests can enjoy savings of up to $2,482 per person on this cruise. But hurry, there's only one departure left on 30 August 2009.

From the beauty of the Amalfi Coast to the glitz and glamour of Monte Carlo, the 7-night Rome to Nice cruise onboard msy Wind Surf brings the romance back into cruising. Departing Rome on 20 September 2009, the cruise also calls at Ischia and Livorno, Italy. This cruise is priced from $1,613 per person twin share, representing savings of up to $2,486 per person off the brochure price. A reverse 7-night sailing from Nice to Rome is also available on 27 September 2009. Ports of call on this itinerary include Calvi, France; Monte Carlo, Monaco; Portoferraio, Italy and Porto Vecchio, Corsica.

As with all Windstar vessels, the romantic five-masted msy Wind Surf boasts luxurious amenities and a 'yacht like' atmosphere. At three times the size of her sister ships, msy Wind Surf boasts 154 staterooms in three categories – ocean view staterooms, suites and bridge deck suites. In addition to a dedicated WindSpa treatment salon, msy Wind Surf also offers wide-open deck spaces, extensive entertainment and dining options along with a complimentary water sports program for guests.

All cruise fares include meals, entertainment and activities whilst cruising, as well as applicable taxes and cruise NDAs.

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