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  1. Windstar Cruises just announced: SEATTLE, WA, March 12, 2020 – Small ship cruise operator Windstar Cruises announced today that the company will temporarily suspend operations worldwide for cruises embarking March 14 through April 30, 2020 due to the unpredictable environment surrounding the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.“After much thought, we believe we are making the most responsible decision we can during this coronavirus pandemic,” said Christopher Prelog, chief operating officer of Windstar Cruises. “This worldwide pause in the operation of our fleet of small ships is an effort to curb the spread of the virus and keep our guests, crew and the communities we visit, safe and healthy. We look forward to resuming operations again on May 1 with a return to offering our 180 degrees from ordinary vacation experience.”Windstar will temporarily suspend operations of all sailings embarking on March 14 through April 30, 2020. Cruises will begin operating again according to schedule on May 1, 2020.Windstar Cruises regrets the cancellation of travelers’ vacations. Guests on cancelled cruises will receive the choice of a Future Cruise Credit valued at 125% of all monies paid to Windstar Cruises or a refund equal to the amount paid on the Windstar booking. Guests will have 24 months to book and embark on any available Windstar cruise using their Future Cruise Credit. Windstar Cruises will protect Travel Advisor commissions on the affected bookings.Windstar’s reservations team is reviewing all affected bookings and will send a letter outlining details to guests and travel advisors with canceled cruises. The reservations team appreciates the patience and understanding of guests and travel advisors as they work through this process.The staff, executives, officers and crew at Windstar Cruises look forward to hosting travelers again this spring aboard its fleet of six small yachts carrying 148 to 342 guests in scenic and cultural destinations around the world.Media Contact:Sarah Scoltock, Windstar Cruises / sarah.scoltock@windstarcruises.com Sally Spaulding, Percepture Public Relations /sspaulding@percepture.com René A. Mack, Percepture Public Relations / rmack@percepture.com
  2. Last year on Wind Star sailing from Rome to Barcelona, we had much the same experience as Ski Mom 2. We brought back several bottles of wine from tours (independent, not Windstar) and they just waved us through. It's probably not guaranteed, but they do seem to be fairly lenient if it's just a couple of bottles (we had the case we ordered shipped). 😁
  3. We also used Treviso car service for our family of seven. We were going the opposite direction (airport to cruise port) - the price was 70 euros for a comfortable van that held all of us as well as all our luggage. Very personable driver. Highly recommend.
  4. We usually do not buy the packages since we don't drink enough to justify, but we have a family cruise coming up on Celebrity, so out of curiosity I checked to see what their prices are. Three different packages priced at $49/$59/$69 per person per day plus an added 20% service charge. Of course, keep in mind that Celebrity also does NOT offer free water, soft drinks or specialty coffee drinks. They also have packages for those priced at $22/$18/$16/$9 per person per day plus the 20%. I was surprised to see that the one at $16 was for water!!! It is premium water, but still seems a little high for water!!
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