Windstar Honors Top Virtuoso® Travel Advisors in Most Icon-ic Way Aboard Star Breeze in Tahiti

Windstar Cruises' Star Breeze (November 2020: courtesy Fincantieri)Fifty Virtuoso® Cruise Icons disembarked last week from Windstar Cruises’ 312-guest, all-suite Star Breeze in French Polynesia, completing a celebratory trip personally hosted by Windstar President Christopher Prelog aimed at relaxing, networking, and experiencing Windstar’s iconic small ship sailing style in storied French Polynesia.

The Virtuoso Cruise Icons represent the top 1 percent in cruise sales for Virtuoso globally, making them the most influential advisors in the industry. 

Welcomed by Prelog along with Windstar’s sales team members including Vice President of Sales Dianna Rom and Director of Sales Gina McGinnis, the Icons sailed on Windstar’s weeklong Dreams of Tahiti cruise on June 20 – 27, 2024. Windstar has sailed in Tahiti for more than 36 years and knows the islands of French Polynesia better than any other cruise line.    

“There’s truly no better way to celebrate our Virtuoso Cruise Icons than in Tahiti with Windstar Cruises,” says Cheryl Bunker, Vice President, Global Member Relations for Virtuoso. “It was wonderful seeing the Windstar experience first-hand and our many preferred relationships, including The Brando. Our Virtuoso Cruise Icons are collectively a standout in the industry and we congratulate them on this well-earned recognition.” 

Icon guests were entertained with special celebrations including a private event at the Presidential Palace, welcome entertainment at each port, and hosted dinners and meetings to get to know each other and network alongside executives from Virtuoso, Air Tahiti Nui, Tahiti Tourisme and Lux Wines, who also joined the sailing.

Windstar’s signature beach barbecue on a private motu with local entertainment, swimming from Windstar’s Watersports Platform directly in the Pacific Ocean, and exploring the islands together on culturally- and ecologically-minded small group shore excursions were all part of the fun on this trip that highlighted the best of Windstar’s small ship experiences in Tahiti.

“We were delighted to welcome Virtuoso Cruise Icons to one of my personal favorite destinations, French Polynesia,” said Prelog. “It was a wonderful week supporting our travel advisor community while showcasing the best of Windstar in this unique destination where we’ve been operating for more than 37 years. We are grateful for our partnership and for Virtuoso’s recent nomination for Best Small Ship Cruise Line.”

The 50 Icon advisors came from Canada, the United States, Australia/New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore and Latin America/Caribbean regions. Icons gain access to events to help them build their business further and can offer their clients exclusive benefits through Virtuoso.  

(Windstar Honors Top Virtuoso® Travel Advisors in Most Icon-ic Way Aboard Star Breeze in Tahiti – Windstar Cruises)