Windstar Cruises & Porthole Cruise Magazine Embark on Caribbean Celebration Cruise
Windstar Cruises president John Delaney and Porthole Cruise Magazine editor-in-chief Bill Panoff set sail this past weekend, February 23, 2019, on a 7-day cruise event dedicated to giving back to the Caribbean.
“Windstar Cruises is thrilled to be joined by Porthole Cruise Magazine on the first combined Caribbean Celebration event with travel influencer media that has dedicated their time to promoting the journey,” explains president of Windstar Cruises, John Delaney.
Joining the two presidents aboard Windstar Cruises’ flagship vessel, Wind Surf, is a team of travel influencers dedicated to helping spread awareness and showcase the Caribbean’s resilience through social media under the hashtag #SeasTheDay. The group includes international travel media personality Scott Eddy, author and photographer Sarah Gallo and cruising couple Don and Heidi of the blog Eat Sleep Cruise.
Renowned artist Marc Lipp joined the event as a special onboard guest with an art donation for the onboard auction dedicated to rebuilding the local community after the disastrous hurricanes of 2017. All the proceeds from the auction and a grant from Windstar went directly to The New Holy Trinity Primary School in Barbuda. Windstar is the only cruise line to return to Barbuda after the hurricanes of 2017.
“When people think about cruising, the Caribbean is the first thing that comes to mind. As part of the cruise industry, we need to take part in helping local communities rebuild and thrive,” says Porthole Cruise Magazine editor-in-chief Bill Panoff.
Windstar Cruises and Porthole Cruise Magazine will be providing guests pillow gifts of Sint Maarten Guavaberry rum and Natura’s Sun Soothe from Antigua to showcase the local goods.