Thursday, 25 August 2011

WINDSTAR CRUISES’ 2012 CARIBBEAN SEASON FEATURES THREE ITINERARIES WITH 42 SHORE EXCURSIONS

For 2012, Windstar Cruises is featuring three diverse Caribbean itineraries and 42 shore excursions in some of the most beautiful islands including Martinique, Dominica, Antigua and Guadeloupe.

Windstar’s 2012 Caribbean Voyages:
Flavours of the Caribbean: set sail to a unique collection of islands highlighting the diverse countries, styles, landscapes and cultures of the Caribbean. Seven-night sailings on Wind Surf roundtrip from Philipsburg, St Maarten visit Le Marin, Martinique; Pigeon Island, St Lucia; Roseau, Dominica; Falmouth Harbour, Antigua; and Gustavia, St Barts. Departures: 14th and 28th January; 11th and 25th February; and 10th and 24th March 2012. Cruise only fares start from £1,577 per person, double occupancy.

Yachtsman’s Caribbean: experience the glitter and glamour of the Caribbean’s yachting scene with overnights in Jost van Dyke and Virgin Gorda. Seven-night sailings on Wind Surf roundtrip from Philipsburg, St Maarten visit Soper’s Hole, Tortola; Jost van Dyke, BVI; Virgin Gorda, BVI; Basseterre, St Kitts; Les Saintes, Guadeloupe; and Gustavia, St Barts. Departures: 7th January; 4th and 18th February; and 3rd and 17th March 2012. Cruise only fares start from £1,577 per person, double occupancy.

Jewels of the Windward Islands: sail the unspoiled islands of the Southern Grenadines highlighted by visits to St Lucia and St Vincent and overnight in the beautiful Tobago Keys. Seven-night sailings on Wind Spirit roundtrip from Bridgetown, Barbados visit Pigeon Island, St Lucia; Bequia, The Grenadines; Tobago Keys, The Grenadines; Mayreau, The Grenadines; and St George’s, Grenada. Departures: 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th January; 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th February; and 10th and 17th March 2012. Cruise only fares start from £1,419 per person, double occupancy.

Highlights of Windstar’s 2012 Caribbean Shore Excursions:
Basseterre, St Kitts: St Kitts Scenic Railway – circle St Kitts from a double-decker railcar enjoying panoramic views of the island, informative narrative history and island music.
Bequia, St Vincent, Grenadines: Magical Mustique at Leisure – enjoy a rare opportunity to visit exclusive Mustique, a favourite island getaway of movie stars and royalty.
Gustavia, St Barts: Sailing Catamaran Snorkeling Adventure – sail on a catamaran along the beautiful west coast of St Barts before snorkeling at Colombier Bay’s Marine Park.
Les Saintes, FWI: Clear Bottom Kayaking – explore the pristine turquoise waters of Les Saintes onboard a clear-bottom kayak accompanied by a guide and learn about the history of the island and marine life.
Roseau, Dominica: Cooking Caribbean Flavours & Lifestyles – create Caribbean dishes and fruit cocktail blends from local produce while learning about Dominican flavours, traditions and family lifestyles on this Caribbean culinary adventure.
Roseau, Dominica: Champagne Reef Snorkel Trip – a unique snorkeling experience featuring an eco-system of colourful fish and a stream of bubbles that rise from a submerged volcano from the sea floor.
Virgin Gorda, BVI: Baths at Virgin Gorda – discover the Baths – Virgin Gorda’s best known natural wonder – a cluster of enormous granite boulders, partially buried in the sand, which form underwater caves, pools and channels.
Pigeon Island, St Lucia: Rainforest Canopy Adventure – view island birds and plant life in St Lucia’s rainforest soaring high above the ground on this zipline adventure.
Pigeon Island, St Lucia: Helicopter Flightseeing Tour – see spectacular sights of St Lucia, the stunning Pitons, Castries Harbour, Marigot Bay and Soufriere including a view of the island’s volcanic hot springs and tropical rainforest.
St George’s, Grenada: River Tubing Grenada’s Greatest River – a thrilling river tubing experience on the Balthazar River which features exotic views of tropical vegetation and wildlife.
Windstar’s 2012 voyages are available to book now. For more information on Windstar’s 2012 itineraries, visit www.windstarcruises.co.uk or the Cruise Line

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