Windstar Cruises has joined of United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA) as its newest Active Member.
Windstar Cruises operates a fleet of six boutique all-suite and sailing yachts carrying 148-342 guests. Small ship cruises sail throughout Europe, the Caribbean, Costa Rica and the Panama Canal, Asia, Alaska and British Columbia, Canada, and New England, Tahiti and the South Pacific, Mexico and U.S. Coastal and Australia.
"We look forward to working with USTOA to help us tell the story of our unique style of private-yacht cruising that's 180 degrees from ordinary, with enhanced visibility and exposure to new consumers and travel advisors,” Windstar Cruises' President Christopher Prelog.
By joining USTOA, the small ship cruise line becomes a part of the Travelers Assistance Program, which protects consumer payments up to $1 million if the company goes out of business.
“Windstar Cruises is known for immersive experiences, destination authenticity, and exceptional service,” said Terry Dale, president, and CEO of USTOA. “These types of attributes are highly valued by today’s traveler and are at the core of what USTOA tour operator members aim to deliver. We are delighted to welcome this award-winning small ship cruise line to the USTOA family.”