Porthole Magazine & Windstar Cruises Team Up to Offer a “Caribbean Celebration” Cruise
Windstar President John Delaney and Porthole Founder and Publisher Bill Panoff are teaming up to provide guests onboard the Wind Surf’s February 23, 2019 sailing with an exclusive opportunity to celebrate the indelible culture, vibrancy, and joy of the Caribbean islands.
The trade winds of resiliency after last year’s storms have energized these havens of natural beauty to rebound with welcoming arms.
The Caribbean’s paradisal appeal coupled with the amazing rejuvenation is the underlying theme for the week-long celebration. Delaney and Panoff share a mutual enthusiasm for the Caribbean and anxiously render their support by personally hosting this one of a kind cruise event. By collaborating with cruise colleagues in St. Maarten, St. Bart’s, the B.V.I’s and elsewhere, the duo will escort personalized shore excursions and host unexpected activities for cruise guests.
A key highlight of the cruise will be the opportunity to sail with renowned artist Marc Lipp, whose vibrant pop art echoes the colors and eclectic character of the Caribbean. Guests will have a chance to engage with and learn from the artist along with a bonus art show and auction with proceeds going back to the community.
Other surprises include a celebration at legendary Foxy’s Bar, trunk shows with Caribbean batiks, spices and rum, promising animated enjoyment for all. “Our goal is to humbly give back to the islands that have provided such joy to so many over the years, but in a non-traditional way,” said Windstar President John Delaney.
Panoff notes, “The endemic allure of the Caribbean has been a driving force in making Porthole Cruise Magazine the predominant publication of the cruise community. I look forward to sharing my appreciation and passion of the region with our readers and Windstar guests on this uniquely designed cruise.”
The focal ports on the Caribbean Celebration Cruise include smaller islands and harbors such as Antigua, Norman Island, St. Barthélemy, Tortola, and Jost Van Dyke, B.V.I. The Wind Surf will be anchored at each island, exemplifying the yacht-infused style of cruising that Windstar excels in. Guests will enjoy two overnights and two late nights in port, as well as complimentary water sports and the line’s Signature Deck Barbecue, popular Windstar cruise highlights.
The cruise takes place aboard the award-winning line’s flagship, Wind Surf, the world’s largest sailing ship that is sporting new sails and will welcome 310 guests, ready for exploration, camaraderie, and adventure.
The Windstar and Porthole Cruise Magazine’s Caribbean Celebration Cruise sets sail Saturday, February 23 and concludes Saturday, March 2, with rates starting at $2,999 per person, based on double occupancy.