Windstar cruises joined the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA) as an active member. USTOA President and CEO Terry Dale announced the announcement on Thursday, noting that the association now has 49 active members representing 143 brands.
“Windstar Cruises is excited to join the United States Tour Operators Association as an active member, including the US $ 1 million traveler assistance program This gives travelers additional security when purchasing a trip, “said the President of Windstar Cruises Christopher Prelog in a written statement.
Windstar Cruises operates a fleet of six all-suite and sailing yachts with 148 to 342 guests. The small ship cruises pass through Europe, the Caribbean, Costa Rica and the Panama channel, Asia, Alaska and British Columbia, Canada and New England, Tahiti and the south Pacific, Mexico and US Coastal and Australia.
Windstar Cruises is part of the Xanterra travel collection, a group of global hotel and travel companies. Tour operator VBT, country walker and vacation vacations are also part of the Xanterra Travel Collection and are active members of USTOA. The Xanterra Travel Collection is owned by The Anschutz Corporation, the ultimate owner of the Broadmoor, sea island and entertainment giant TIME, Anschutz Entertainment Group.
Windstar Cruises is currently headquartered in Seattle but plans to move his office Miami in June 2022. The Miami office will primarily host cruise operations functions and some teams that will provide direct support to operations. Employees in non-operational functions such as marketing, sales, accounting and IT have the option of switching to the parent company’s Xanterra Travel Collection Denver Office.