Windstar Recognized by Conde Nast Traveler as One of the Top Small Ship Cruise Lines in Annual Reader's Choice Awards for 2010

Oct 15, 2010, 15:30 ET from Windstar Cruises

SEATTLE, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Windstar Cruises, which operates a three-ship fleet of luxury yachts that explore the hidden harbors and secluded coves of the world's most treasured destinations, was voted one of the "Top Small Ship Cruise Lines" in Conde Nast Traveler magazine's annual Reader's Choice Awards for 2010.  

The readers of Conde Nast Traveler rated contenders in the cruise line category on a variety of criteria including activities/facilities, cabins, crew/service, design/layout, food/dining, itineraries and shore excursions. The questionnaire was available to all readers through a secure website and final tabulations of 25,916 responses were completed by Global Market Insite, Inc. of Boston, Mass.

A full list of winners in every category can be found on the magazine's website

Winners are also featured in the November 2010 issue of Conde Nast Traveler on newsstands October 19, 2010.

Windstar's commitment to providing guests with the most casually elegant, enriching and luxurious cruise vacation has consistently placed Windstar on the prestigious Conde Nast Traveler list year after year.

In addition to the Conde Nast Traveler honor, Windstar Cruises has been recognized by some of the most notable names in the travel and lifestyle world in 2010. Celebrated Living, American Airlines' prestigious publication for first class passengers, named Windstar Cruises "Best Small-Ship/Mid-Ship Cruise Line" on their Platinum List for the fourth time in a row. Earlier in the year, Windstar Cruises was listed on Conde Nast Traveler's Annual Gold List of "Best Cruise Lines" and all three Windstar ships were honored by Conde Nast Traveler's "Best Small Ships" Reader's Poll. Windstar was also selected by Travel + Leisure as one of the top five "World's Best Small-Ship Cruise Lines."

About Windstar Cruises

Windstar Cruises operates three sailing yachts known for their pampering without pretense and their ability to visit the hidden harbors and secluded coves of the world's most treasured destinations.  Carrying just 148 to 312 guests, the luxurious ships of Windstar cruise to nearly 50 nations, calling at 100 ports throughout Europe, the Caribbean and the Americas. For more information including rates and itineraries contact a professional travel agent or call Windstar at 1-800-258-7245.  Visit Windstar Cruises online at

Windstar is a division of Ambassadors International Cruise Group, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ambassadors Cruise Group, LLC.

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