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Windstar Cruises and SAVEUR team up to offer global dining tips

Windstar luxury sailing yacht anchored at Caribbean island. Photo by Bob Schulman.

Attention global-trotting foodies: Here’s your chance to get free tips on the absolutely best places to indulge your palate at 20 top destinations around the globe. It’s just been published by the folks at SAVEUR magazine and the culinary execs of Windstar Cruises.

The tips include insider advice on where to find the tastiest restaurants, 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.”

The publication, called “Windstar Local Dining Tips Curated by SAVEUR,” is available on Windstar’s blog.

To celebrate the launch of the dining tips program, the luxury small ship cruise line is giving away an eight-day “Classic Italy & Dalmatian Coast” cruise for two. Entrants must provide an insider international destination tip on Windstar’s Facebook page.

Among highlights of the prize voyage, passengers “will explore the magic of Venice, the grandeur of Rome, and the stunning beauty of the Dalmatian Coast.”

The 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 eight-day trip guests enjoyed cooking demonstrations, guided wine tastings, wine pairing dinners, and culinary excursions in Mallorca, Valencia, and Cadiz.

SAVEUR is a magazine “for people who experience the world food first. Created to satisfy the hunger for genuine information about food in all its contexts, the magazine emphasizes heritage and tradition, home cooking and real food, evoking flavors from around the world (including forgotten pockets of culinary excellence in the United States).”

Windstar currently operates a fleet of small luxury cruise ships carrying 148 to 310 guests calling at 150 ports in 50 nations throughout Europe, the South Pacific, the Caribbean and Central America. Two more ships – both 212-passenger all-suite power yachts -- set to join the existing fleet will bring to 1,242 the total number of Windstar's berths. Windstar is part of Xanterra Parks & Resorts, a diversified global travel and hospitality company.

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.

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