New York, N.Y. — Saveur and Windstar Cruises have created a one-of-a-kind platform to uncover the world’s most delicious destinations for culinary travelers. Windstar Local Dining Tips Curated by Saveur launch today, offering Saveur-recommended culinary guides to Windstar’s ports.
The tips for more than 20 destinations around the globe include insider advice on where to find the tastiest restaurants, most unique local markets, authentic culinary shops and hidden watering holes.
“From eating fried sardines at Istanbul’s Karakoy Fish Market to seeking out the go-to coffee shop in Ho Chi Minh City, Saveur will help guide those looking for the best culinary experiences abroad,” said Hans Birkholz, Windstar Cruises’ chief executive officer. “We are excited to bring our guests even closer to exploring the world of food in the destinations we sail to throughout the world.”
To celebrate the launch of Windstar Local Dining Tips, the small ship cruise company is giving away a Classic Italy & Dalmatian Coast cruise for two, an 8-day voyage that explores the magic of Venice, the grandeur of Rome and the stunning beauty of the Dalmatian Coast. Entrants must provide an insider international destination tip on Windstar’s Facebook page at facebook.com/WindstarCruises.
Windstar Local Dining Tips will be provided to guests through a variety of platforms while on board, with the entire collection also available on Windstar’s blog. Additionally, travelers who embark on a Windstar voyage themselves will be encouraged to post their photos from the local dining tip locations using #WindstarDiningTips for a chance to win a travel tote from Saveur and Windstar.
The Local Dining Tips program is the result of a continued partnership between Windstar and Saveur. In April the companies hosted a signature sailing of Windstar’s Culinary & Wine Delights of Spain voyage with guest chef Seamus Mullen and winemaker Jorge Ordonez. On the 8-day journey guests enjoyed cooking demonstrations, guided wine tastings, wine pairing dinners, and culinary excursions in Mallorca, Valencia and Cadiz.
“I had such a great time being the guest chef on Windstar; it’s by far the best cruise experience I’ve had,” said Mullen, chef/owner of Tertulia and El Colmado restaurants in New York. “My favorite onboard event was the paella cooking demonstration. It was a beautiful day. We had just set sail with the port of Mallorca in the background, and we were cooking a big paella for everyone on the top deck … you couldn’t ask for a better way to spend the afternoon.”
Saveur celebrates human connection through food, cooking and travel. How we experience cuisine and culture — from childhood meals to five-star destination dining, farmers’ market stalls to artisan shops — becomes part of who we are and informs our entire way of thinking. Saveur seeks to indulge our readers’ culturelust and satisfy their hunger for the flavorful and undiscovered. Find us at Saveur.com and on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.
About Windstar Cruises
Windstar Cruises operates a fleet of small luxury cruise ships known for its intimate yacht style experience and unique voyages to the world’s best small ports and hidden harbors. Its three recently renovated sailing yachts carry just 148 to 310 guests and cruise to 50 nations, calling at 150 ports throughout Europe, the South Pacific, the Caribbean, and Central America. In May of 2014, Windstar launched Star Pride, the first of three newly acquired power yachts. In May of 2015 the company will launch Star Breeze and Star Legend. The power yachts, with a capacity of 212 guests each, will double the size of Windstar’s fleet, making the company the market leader in small ship cruising with 300 or fewer passengers, with a total of 1,242 berths. The additional capacity will open up new itineraries such as voyages to Southeast Asia, Arabia, Iceland and beyond. Windstar was recently listed on Condé Nast Traveler’s prestigious Gold List, coming in as the No. 3 cruise line in the world.
For more information including rates and itineraries, contact a travel professional or call Windstar at 800-258-7245. Visit Windstar Cruises online at WindstarCruises.com or Blog.WindstarCruises.com. Windstar Cruises can also be followed on Windstar’s Facebook and Twitter fan pages. Windstar Cruises is part of Xanterra Parks & Resorts, a diversified global travel and hospitality company.