Windstar Cruises Debuts New Shore Excursions

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Windstar Cruises' latest additions to its Concierge Collection of shore excursions includes cooking classes and other culinary-focused experiences.

Small ship cruise line Windstar Cruises has doubled its number of Concierge Collection shore excursions in 2018, increasing the total number of these tours to 90.

Concierge Collection excursions are more intimate, small group experiences that range in size from just four to 16 guests, with most excursions taking off with just under 10 travelers. Designed for travelers looking for off-the-beaten-path experiences that allow them to immerse themselves in the local culture, Concierge Collection excursions vary widely—from halibut fishing in Icy Strait Point, Alaska to flying over the expansive vineyards of the Medoc Valley in Bordeaux, France.

“At Windstar we are out to own destination authenticity and deliver the destination experience better than anyone else with more immersive tours, more overnights and longer hours in port to explore,” said Windstar president John Delaney in press materials.

Of the 44 new Concierge Collection tours, many are highly localized culinary experiences, while others are focused on creating meaningful encounters with the environment. In many cases, the Concierge Collection experiences combine both of these travel aspects to immerse guests in the local culture while exposing them to the destination’s natural beauty.

Examples of new tours in the Windstar Concierge Collection include a Polar Flight to Grimsey Island in Akureyri, Iceland; a Cooking Class at the Blue Door in Tangier, Morocco; Huskey Hike in Tromso, Norway; and a Winemaker Experience & Bottle Blending Workshop in Portimao, Portugal, among many others.

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