Windstar Cruises is to introduce its first Island Experiences in the Caribbean as part of a complimentary Private Event programme, which will be launched worldwide in 2015.
Offered on every Windstar itinerary in the Caribbean, the Island Experiences are designed to enable guests to feel as if they have their own private island for the day. All Island Experience Private Events will offer beach and sport activities such as volleyball, snorkelling, and bocce ball, as well as a full beach barbeque. The events will also include a Selfie Station, where guests are encouraged to pose for selfies and tag pictures with the hashtag WindstarCruises.
Windstar’s inaugural Island Experience will begin on 31 January as part of the Yachtsman’s Caribbean itinerary. It will be available on Prickly Pear Beach, a secluded and uninhabited nature refuge in the British Virgin Islands and will be hosted by former Olympic swimmer Mark Spitz, who is best know for winning seven gold medals at the 1972 Olympic Games. Spitz will conduct a series of swimming master classes for guests, give an onboard lecture and join guests for dinner.
“We are thrilled to have a renowned athlete like Mark Spitz join us for the launch of our new Island Experience,” said Hans Birkholz, Windstar Cruises’ CEO. “Our Private Events were designed for our guests to really experience the local culture in an exclusive way. The new Island Experience will allow them to feel like they are on their own slice of paradise for the day.”
Other notable Private Events debuting around the world in 2015 include private dining under the stars at the Celsus Library of Ephesus in Turkey; wine tasting and tour in Italy with traditional Sicilian lunch; tapas and folk dance lessons; and an equestrian ballet and sherry tasting in Spain. Additional celebrity hosts will be revealed over the coming months.