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Program #20710RJ
12 Days | 11 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for May 31 — Jun 11, 2013

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Day One: Friday, May 31 - Depart US/Canada on international overnight flight.
Type: Boutique Hotel

Ship Information: Hotel Cellai is located in the heart of the historic center of Florence in an extremely characteristic and quiet area. It is surrounded by the extraordinary beauty of churches, buildings and monuments which are unique to this city. On entering this exclusive hotel in Florence, you will immediately sense its special atmosphere as being one of warmth and intimacy, relaxation and charm. An atmosphere that makes you feel like being at home, with each detail passionately chosen and each room deserving a visit, not to mention our personal attention offered to each guest. Its style recalls that of the ancient inns of times past where young, European aristocrats stayed while discovering the beauty and artistic mysteries on offer in Italy.

Contact info:
Via 27 Aprile, 52/R, 50129
Florence, Italy
phone: +39 055 489291
Facility amenities: Air conditioning, direct telephone, satellite color TV, minibar, private bathroom

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: 150EUR, double, 130EUR, single
Please contact Felice Figliuolo at 617-202-9059 to reserve pre-nights


Day Two: Saturday, June 01 - Arrive in Florence, Tuscan dining.
Morning: Arrive at Peretola Airport (FLR). Meet group inside the customs area. Transfer to hotel.

Afternoon: Welcome orientation and presentation of program.

Dinner: Welcome dinner.

Lodging: Hotel Cellai

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Boutique Hotel

Ship Information: Hotel Cellai is located in the heart of the historic center of Florence in an extremely characteristic and quiet area. It is surrounded by the extraordinary beauty of churches, buildings and monuments which are unique to this city. On entering this exclusive hotel in Florence, you will immediately sense its special atmosphere as being one of warmth and intimacy, relaxation and charm. An atmosphere that makes you feel like being at home, with each detail passionately chosen and each room deserving a visit, not to mention our personal attention offered to each guest. Its style recalls that of the ancient inns of times past where young, European aristocrats stayed while discovering the beauty and artistic mysteries on offer in Italy.

Contact info:
Via 27 Aprile, 52/R, 50129
Florence, Italy
phone: +39 055 489291
Facility amenities: Air conditioning, direct telephone, satellite color TV, minibar, private bathroom

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: 150EUR, double, 130EUR, single
Please contact Felice Figliuolo at 617-202-9059 to reserve pre-nights


Day Three: Sunday, June 02 - Visits to the Mercato di San Lorenzo, Castellina ...
Visits to the Mercato di San Lorenzo, Castellina in Chianti and a wine tasting at Badia a Coltibuono.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Visit to the Mercato di San Lorenzo, the central marketplace of Florence. Then transfer to Badia a Coltibuono for a guided visit to the ancient cellars and to the beautiful Renaissance gardens surrounding the 11th century Abbey.

Lunch: Wine tasting at Badia a Coltibuono followed by a lunch.

Afternoon: On the way back to Florence stop at Castellina in Chianti.

Dinner: Group dinner in Florence.

Evening: Explore Florence on your own.

Lodging: Hotel Cellai

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Boutique Hotel

Ship Information: Hotel Cellai is located in the heart of the historic center of Florence in an extremely characteristic and quiet area. It is surrounded by the extraordinary beauty of churches, buildings and monuments which are unique to this city. On entering this exclusive hotel in Florence, you will immediately sense its special atmosphere as being one of warmth and intimacy, relaxation and charm. An atmosphere that makes you feel like being at home, with each detail passionately chosen and each room deserving a visit, not to mention our personal attention offered to each guest. Its style recalls that of the ancient inns of times past where young, European aristocrats stayed while discovering the beauty and artistic mysteries on offer in Italy.

Contact info:
Via 27 Aprile, 52/R, 50129
Florence, Italy
phone: +39 055 489291
Facility amenities: Air conditioning, direct telephone, satellite color TV, minibar, private bathroom

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: 150EUR, double, 130EUR, single
Please contact Felice Figliuolo at 617-202-9059 to reserve pre-nights


Day Four: Monday, June 03 - Guided visit of Florence and wine tasting at Cast...
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Guided exploration of Florence followed by a transfer to Castello di Verrazzano.

Lunch: Wine tasting followed by lunch with gastronomic specialties

Afternoon: Visit the Castello di Verrazzano in Chianti area. Explore the castle's gardens and historical ageing cellars.

Dinner: Dinner on your own in Florence.

Evening: Explore Florence on your own.

Lodging: Hotel Cellai

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: On Wind Star, you feel like you are sailing on your own private yacht. Windstar’s award-winning service and style gives you the luxury of choice to enjoy what you like, when you like and with whom you like. Indulge in a fabulous five-star dinner and great bottle of wine in The Restaurant or Candles. Treat yourself to an aromatherapy massage at WindSpa. Work out on state-of-the-art equipment in the gym. Enjoy live music and cocktails at the Pool Bar. Take a refreshing dip in the pool. Read your favorite book on our comfortable chaise lounges on deck. Test your luck in the casino. Try kayaking, waterskiing and windsurfing from our watersports platform.

Ship Information: Wind Star Facts LENGTH: 360 feet (110 meters) at waterline; 440 feet (134 meters) including bowsprit DRAFT: 14 feet (4.1 meters) TONNAGE: 5,703 gross registered tons (grt) BEAM: 52.1 feet (15.8 meters) SAILS: 6 triangular, self-furling, computer-operated sails with 21,500 square feet (or 2,200 square meters) of Dacron surface area MASTS: 4 at 204 feet (62 meters) ENGINES: 3 diesel electric generating sets, 1 electrical propulsion motor SPEED: 11 knots with engines only; up to 15.8 knots wind only

Contact info:
2101 4th Avenue
Suite 210
Seattle, WA 98121 USA
phone: 206-292-9606
web: www.windstarcruises.com/windstar-yacht.aspx

Room amenities: All Staterooms Include: • Waffle Weave Robe and Slippers • Flat Screen TV with DVD player • Bose SoundDock speakers for Apple iPods • Fully-Stocked Mini Bar/Refrigerator • Safe • Direct Dial Phone • L’Occitane Bath Amenities • Wi-Fi (internet cards can be purchased at reception) • Fresh Flowers • Fresh Fruit • Granite vanity with magnifying mirror and chair • Spacious closets and drawers • Bathroom with teak floors, granite countertop, sink and shower •110/220 outlets

Facility amenities: · Reception · The Restaurant · Candles · The Veranda · Skylight Main Lounge · Casino · Piano/Pool Bar · Watersports Platform · Saltwater Pool · Hot Tub · Gym · Signature Shop · WindSpa · Library · Infirmary with Physician

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Five: Tuesday, June 04 - Transfer to Rome, embark on the Wind Star.
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Depart Florence for Rome.

Afternoon: Sightseeing excursion in Rome before embarkation on the Wind Star.

Dinner: Dinner onboard the ship.

Evening: Enjoy an evening lecture and other activities aboard the Wind Star.

Lodging: Wind Surf

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: On Wind Star, you feel like you are sailing on your own private yacht. Windstar’s award-winning service and style gives you the luxury of choice to enjoy what you like, when you like and with whom you like. Indulge in a fabulous five-star dinner and great bottle of wine in The Restaurant or Candles. Treat yourself to an aromatherapy massage at WindSpa. Work out on state-of-the-art equipment in the gym. Enjoy live music and cocktails at the Pool Bar. Take a refreshing dip in the pool. Read your favorite book on our comfortable chaise lounges on deck. Test your luck in the casino. Try kayaking, waterskiing and windsurfing from our watersports platform.

Ship Information: Wind Star Facts LENGTH: 360 feet (110 meters) at waterline; 440 feet (134 meters) including bowsprit DRAFT: 14 feet (4.1 meters) TONNAGE: 5,703 gross registered tons (grt) BEAM: 52.1 feet (15.8 meters) SAILS: 6 triangular, self-furling, computer-operated sails with 21,500 square feet (or 2,200 square meters) of Dacron surface area MASTS: 4 at 204 feet (62 meters) ENGINES: 3 diesel electric generating sets, 1 electrical propulsion motor SPEED: 11 knots with engines only; up to 15.8 knots wind only

Contact info:
2101 4th Avenue
Suite 210
Seattle, WA 98121 USA
phone: 206-292-9606
web: www.windstarcruises.com/windstar-yacht.aspx

Room amenities: All Staterooms Include: • Waffle Weave Robe and Slippers • Flat Screen TV with DVD player • Bose SoundDock speakers for Apple iPods • Fully-Stocked Mini Bar/Refrigerator • Safe • Direct Dial Phone • L’Occitane Bath Amenities • Wi-Fi (internet cards can be purchased at reception) • Fresh Flowers • Fresh Fruit • Granite vanity with magnifying mirror and chair • Spacious closets and drawers • Bathroom with teak floors, granite countertop, sink and shower •110/220 outlets

Facility amenities: · Reception · The Restaurant · Candles · The Veranda · Skylight Main Lounge · Casino · Piano/Pool Bar · Watersports Platform · Saltwater Pool · Hot Tub · Gym · Signature Shop · WindSpa · Library · Infirmary with Physician

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Six: Wednesday, June 05 - Sorrento and Pompeii, Italy
Breakfast: Breakfast onboard the ship.

Morning: Panaromic tour of Sorrento. In the old city centre, still untouched in spite of the progress and mass tourism, have survived churches and ancient monasteries, keepers of valuable memories. Centuries old palaces and Drazzo portals evidence the splendour of the noble families of Sorrento. Via S. Cesareo, the lively "decumanus", is the beating heart of the town, with its many-coloured shops, where tourists from every part of the world crowd. But the real architectonic jewel of the town is the fourteenth century Cloister of San Francesco, with crossed tuff arches of Arabian derivation, where the traditional concerts of the "Estate Musicale Sorrentina" take place.

Lunch: Lunch on your own in Pompeii.

Afternoon: Visit to the Pompeii Excavation. Pompeii was buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. With its excavated area, extending for approximately 44 hectares, and the preservation state of its buildings, due to the particular burial (under a blanket of 6 meters of ash and rock) caused by the eruption of the Vesuvius, Pompeii can be considered the only archaelogical site which gives the real image of an ancient Roman city.

Dinner: Dinner onboard the ship.

Lodging: Wind Surf

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: On Wind Star, you feel like you are sailing on your own private yacht. Windstar’s award-winning service and style gives you the luxury of choice to enjoy what you like, when you like and with whom you like. Indulge in a fabulous five-star dinner and great bottle of wine in The Restaurant or Candles. Treat yourself to an aromatherapy massage at WindSpa. Work out on state-of-the-art equipment in the gym. Enjoy live music and cocktails at the Pool Bar. Take a refreshing dip in the pool. Read your favorite book on our comfortable chaise lounges on deck. Test your luck in the casino. Try kayaking, waterskiing and windsurfing from our watersports platform.

Ship Information: Wind Star Facts LENGTH: 360 feet (110 meters) at waterline; 440 feet (134 meters) including bowsprit DRAFT: 14 feet (4.1 meters) TONNAGE: 5,703 gross registered tons (grt) BEAM: 52.1 feet (15.8 meters) SAILS: 6 triangular, self-furling, computer-operated sails with 21,500 square feet (or 2,200 square meters) of Dacron surface area MASTS: 4 at 204 feet (62 meters) ENGINES: 3 diesel electric generating sets, 1 electrical propulsion motor SPEED: 11 knots with engines only; up to 15.8 knots wind only

Contact info:
2101 4th Avenue
Suite 210
Seattle, WA 98121 USA
phone: 206-292-9606
web: www.windstarcruises.com/windstar-yacht.aspx

Room amenities: All Staterooms Include: • Waffle Weave Robe and Slippers • Flat Screen TV with DVD player • Bose SoundDock speakers for Apple iPods • Fully-Stocked Mini Bar/Refrigerator • Safe • Direct Dial Phone • L’Occitane Bath Amenities • Wi-Fi (internet cards can be purchased at reception) • Fresh Flowers • Fresh Fruit • Granite vanity with magnifying mirror and chair • Spacious closets and drawers • Bathroom with teak floors, granite countertop, sink and shower •110/220 outlets

Facility amenities: · Reception · The Restaurant · Candles · The Veranda · Skylight Main Lounge · Casino · Piano/Pool Bar · Watersports Platform · Saltwater Pool · Hot Tub · Gym · Signature Shop · WindSpa · Library · Infirmary with Physician

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Seven: Thursday, June 06 - Taormina, Italy
Breakfast: Breakfast onboard the ship.

Morning: This morning visit Mount Etna, Sicily's tallest peak and one of Europe's most famous active volcanoes. We will stop, en route, at Zafferano Etnea for a honey tasting. Upon arrival at Rifugio Sapienza, we will visit the Crateri Silvestri.

Lunch: Enjoy lunch at a restaurant at Mount Etna.

Afternoon: This afternoon, we will move on to Taormina. Here, you'll visit the most impressive monument of the city: the Greco-Roman Theatre. It has the finest site of any theatre in the world and one of the most striking monuments of antiquity.

Dinner: Dinner onboard the ship.

Lodging: Wind Surf

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: On Wind Star, you feel like you are sailing on your own private yacht. Windstar’s award-winning service and style gives you the luxury of choice to enjoy what you like, when you like and with whom you like. Indulge in a fabulous five-star dinner and great bottle of wine in The Restaurant or Candles. Treat yourself to an aromatherapy massage at WindSpa. Work out on state-of-the-art equipment in the gym. Enjoy live music and cocktails at the Pool Bar. Take a refreshing dip in the pool. Read your favorite book on our comfortable chaise lounges on deck. Test your luck in the casino. Try kayaking, waterskiing and windsurfing from our watersports platform.

Ship Information: Wind Star Facts LENGTH: 360 feet (110 meters) at waterline; 440 feet (134 meters) including bowsprit DRAFT: 14 feet (4.1 meters) TONNAGE: 5,703 gross registered tons (grt) BEAM: 52.1 feet (15.8 meters) SAILS: 6 triangular, self-furling, computer-operated sails with 21,500 square feet (or 2,200 square meters) of Dacron surface area MASTS: 4 at 204 feet (62 meters) ENGINES: 3 diesel electric generating sets, 1 electrical propulsion motor SPEED: 11 knots with engines only; up to 15.8 knots wind only

Contact info:
2101 4th Avenue
Suite 210
Seattle, WA 98121 USA
phone: 206-292-9606
web: www.windstarcruises.com/windstar-yacht.aspx

Room amenities: All Staterooms Include: • Waffle Weave Robe and Slippers • Flat Screen TV with DVD player • Bose SoundDock speakers for Apple iPods • Fully-Stocked Mini Bar/Refrigerator • Safe • Direct Dial Phone • L’Occitane Bath Amenities • Wi-Fi (internet cards can be purchased at reception) • Fresh Flowers • Fresh Fruit • Granite vanity with magnifying mirror and chair • Spacious closets and drawers • Bathroom with teak floors, granite countertop, sink and shower •110/220 outlets

Facility amenities: · Reception · The Restaurant · Candles · The Veranda · Skylight Main Lounge · Casino · Piano/Pool Bar · Watersports Platform · Saltwater Pool · Hot Tub · Gym · Signature Shop · WindSpa · Library · Infirmary with Physician

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Eight: Friday, June 07 - At sea.
Breakfast: Breakfast onboard the ship.

Morning: Lecture aboard ship, topic TBD

Lunch: Lunch onboard the ship.

Afternoon: Lecture aboard ship, topic TBD

Dinner: Dinner onboard the ship.

Lodging: Wind Surf

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: On Wind Star, you feel like you are sailing on your own private yacht. Windstar’s award-winning service and style gives you the luxury of choice to enjoy what you like, when you like and with whom you like. Indulge in a fabulous five-star dinner and great bottle of wine in The Restaurant or Candles. Treat yourself to an aromatherapy massage at WindSpa. Work out on state-of-the-art equipment in the gym. Enjoy live music and cocktails at the Pool Bar. Take a refreshing dip in the pool. Read your favorite book on our comfortable chaise lounges on deck. Test your luck in the casino. Try kayaking, waterskiing and windsurfing from our watersports platform.

Ship Information: Wind Star Facts LENGTH: 360 feet (110 meters) at waterline; 440 feet (134 meters) including bowsprit DRAFT: 14 feet (4.1 meters) TONNAGE: 5,703 gross registered tons (grt) BEAM: 52.1 feet (15.8 meters) SAILS: 6 triangular, self-furling, computer-operated sails with 21,500 square feet (or 2,200 square meters) of Dacron surface area MASTS: 4 at 204 feet (62 meters) ENGINES: 3 diesel electric generating sets, 1 electrical propulsion motor SPEED: 11 knots with engines only; up to 15.8 knots wind only

Contact info:
2101 4th Avenue
Suite 210
Seattle, WA 98121 USA
phone: 206-292-9606
web: www.windstarcruises.com/windstar-yacht.aspx

Room amenities: All Staterooms Include: • Waffle Weave Robe and Slippers • Flat Screen TV with DVD player • Bose SoundDock speakers for Apple iPods • Fully-Stocked Mini Bar/Refrigerator • Safe • Direct Dial Phone • L’Occitane Bath Amenities • Wi-Fi (internet cards can be purchased at reception) • Fresh Flowers • Fresh Fruit • Granite vanity with magnifying mirror and chair • Spacious closets and drawers • Bathroom with teak floors, granite countertop, sink and shower •110/220 outlets

Facility amenities: · Reception · The Restaurant · Candles · The Veranda · Skylight Main Lounge · Casino · Piano/Pool Bar · Watersports Platform · Saltwater Pool · Hot Tub · Gym · Signature Shop · WindSpa · Library · Infirmary with Physician

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Nine: Saturday, June 08 - Dubrovnik, Croatia / Konavle
Breakfast: Breakfast onboard the ship.

Morning: Excursion: Explore Dubrovnik: Lord Byron described Dubrovnik as “the Pearl of the Adriatic” while George Bernard Shaw called it “Paradise on Earth”. With such lavish praise heaped on the place, visitors could be forgiven for fearing it might fall short of expectations. Happily, even at first glace, it soon becomes apparent that with its towering stone walls, marble streets and beautiful baroque buildings, Dubrovnik is a city that is not just aesthetically pleasing, but steeped in a rich and fascinating history. We drive to the viewpoint south of town, then cross the stone bridge to walk down the broad, stone-paved main street known as the Stradun. It is the city's main thoroughfare, lined with graceful stone palazzi where people both work and live. Enter the city and visit the amazing courtyard of the Sponza Palace, known for its elaborate stone carvings. Explore the Franciscan monastery, as well as the impressive Rector's Palace and Church of St. Blaise

Lunch: Visit a local family at their home for a light lunch snack to include two types of wine and snack to include local bread, local cheese, local smocked ham, olives, salad, crudites, dried figs and other dried fruit, almonds and nuts, water and different types of wine with visit to their home.

Afternoon: The Konavle region is on the southernmost tip of Croatia, running from Cavtat south to the Montenegrin border. (see the map below) It includes the Konavle valley or Konavosko Range which is protected on the northeast by karstic mountains, the highest of which is Mt Snijeznica (1234m). Konavle is separated from the sea by a chain of lower hills. Most of the land is planted with vineyards and fruit trees.

Dinner: Dinner onboard the ship.

Lodging: Wind Surf

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: On Wind Star, you feel like you are sailing on your own private yacht. Windstar’s award-winning service and style gives you the luxury of choice to enjoy what you like, when you like and with whom you like. Indulge in a fabulous five-star dinner and great bottle of wine in The Restaurant or Candles. Treat yourself to an aromatherapy massage at WindSpa. Work out on state-of-the-art equipment in the gym. Enjoy live music and cocktails at the Pool Bar. Take a refreshing dip in the pool. Read your favorite book on our comfortable chaise lounges on deck. Test your luck in the casino. Try kayaking, waterskiing and windsurfing from our watersports platform.

Ship Information: Wind Star Facts LENGTH: 360 feet (110 meters) at waterline; 440 feet (134 meters) including bowsprit DRAFT: 14 feet (4.1 meters) TONNAGE: 5,703 gross registered tons (grt) BEAM: 52.1 feet (15.8 meters) SAILS: 6 triangular, self-furling, computer-operated sails with 21,500 square feet (or 2,200 square meters) of Dacron surface area MASTS: 4 at 204 feet (62 meters) ENGINES: 3 diesel electric generating sets, 1 electrical propulsion motor SPEED: 11 knots with engines only; up to 15.8 knots wind only

Contact info:
2101 4th Avenue
Suite 210
Seattle, WA 98121 USA
phone: 206-292-9606
web: www.windstarcruises.com/windstar-yacht.aspx

Room amenities: All Staterooms Include: • Waffle Weave Robe and Slippers • Flat Screen TV with DVD player • Bose SoundDock speakers for Apple iPods • Fully-Stocked Mini Bar/Refrigerator • Safe • Direct Dial Phone • L’Occitane Bath Amenities • Wi-Fi (internet cards can be purchased at reception) • Fresh Flowers • Fresh Fruit • Granite vanity with magnifying mirror and chair • Spacious closets and drawers • Bathroom with teak floors, granite countertop, sink and shower •110/220 outlets

Facility amenities: · Reception · The Restaurant · Candles · The Veranda · Skylight Main Lounge · Casino · Piano/Pool Bar · Watersports Platform · Saltwater Pool · Hot Tub · Gym · Signature Shop · WindSpa · Library · Infirmary with Physician

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Ten: Sunday, June 09 - Trogir and Split, Crotia
Breakfast: Breakfast onboard the ship.

Morning: Trogir is a beautiful little town under the protection of UNESCO. It was built on the site of the former Greek settlement of Tragurion and abounds with historical monuments that testify to its centuries of rich cultural heritage. These treasures include the Cathedral with its famous portal, a masterpiece of the local artist Radovan, the City Loggia built in the 15th century, the palace of the Cipiko family, the Town Hall and finally the Benedictine Abbey from 1064, which houses a relief of the Greek god Kairos. Walk along the waterfront to South Town Gate to enter this ancient town dating back 4000 years. Visit St Lawrence Cathedral and walk to St Mark Fort to view the city's defenses built by the Venetians.

Afternoon: The city of Split, one of the main ports for the country serves as a hub for the nearby islands and beyond. Here lies Diocletian?s Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was built as a retirement residence for the Roman emperor Diocletian, dating back to the 3rd century. Built as a villa, the palace is more like a city within a city. It features huge watchtowers, gates, private apartments, religious monuments and altars, all crafted in white limestone. At one time it housed as many as 9,000 people. The cobblestone streets and open spaces invite great learning opportunities. Explore the Diocletian Palace (UNESCO SITE), Peristyle Square, Cathedral St. Dominus, Temple of Jupiter, Golden Gate and Statue of Bishop Grgur. This field trip concludes with a local wine tasting.

Dinner: Dinner onboard the ship.

Lodging: Wind Surf

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: On Wind Star, you feel like you are sailing on your own private yacht. Windstar’s award-winning service and style gives you the luxury of choice to enjoy what you like, when you like and with whom you like. Indulge in a fabulous five-star dinner and great bottle of wine in The Restaurant or Candles. Treat yourself to an aromatherapy massage at WindSpa. Work out on state-of-the-art equipment in the gym. Enjoy live music and cocktails at the Pool Bar. Take a refreshing dip in the pool. Read your favorite book on our comfortable chaise lounges on deck. Test your luck in the casino. Try kayaking, waterskiing and windsurfing from our watersports platform.

Ship Information: Wind Star Facts LENGTH: 360 feet (110 meters) at waterline; 440 feet (134 meters) including bowsprit DRAFT: 14 feet (4.1 meters) TONNAGE: 5,703 gross registered tons (grt) BEAM: 52.1 feet (15.8 meters) SAILS: 6 triangular, self-furling, computer-operated sails with 21,500 square feet (or 2,200 square meters) of Dacron surface area MASTS: 4 at 204 feet (62 meters) ENGINES: 3 diesel electric generating sets, 1 electrical propulsion motor SPEED: 11 knots with engines only; up to 15.8 knots wind only

Contact info:
2101 4th Avenue
Suite 210
Seattle, WA 98121 USA
phone: 206-292-9606
web: www.windstarcruises.com/windstar-yacht.aspx

Room amenities: All Staterooms Include: • Waffle Weave Robe and Slippers • Flat Screen TV with DVD player • Bose SoundDock speakers for Apple iPods • Fully-Stocked Mini Bar/Refrigerator • Safe • Direct Dial Phone • L’Occitane Bath Amenities • Wi-Fi (internet cards can be purchased at reception) • Fresh Flowers • Fresh Fruit • Granite vanity with magnifying mirror and chair • Spacious closets and drawers • Bathroom with teak floors, granite countertop, sink and shower •110/220 outlets

Facility amenities: · Reception · The Restaurant · Candles · The Veranda · Skylight Main Lounge · Casino · Piano/Pool Bar · Watersports Platform · Saltwater Pool · Hot Tub · Gym · Signature Shop · WindSpa · Library · Infirmary with Physician

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Eleven: Monday, June 10 - Rijeka, Opatija and Pula, Crotia
Breakfast: Breakfast onboard the ship.

Morning: Opatija began as an upscale seaside resort for wealthy Croatians in the 19th century. Many of its heritage buildings and attractions were built as summer retreats for the rich in Rijeka, as well as for the Austrian Imperial family and nobility. Even the Emperor Franz Joseph used the town as his summer home.

Lunch: Enjoy an olive oil tasting.

Afternoon: The town centre of Istrian is dotted with Roman ruins, the most impressive of which is the spectacular Roman amphitheatre. Note also the 1st century Triumphal Arch of Sergius. Artists and architects from Michelangelo to Robert Adam studied and sketched this exceptionally well-preserved monument. In the centre of town is the Roman Forum containing the Temple of Augustus.

Dinner: Dinner onboard the ship.

Lodging: Wind Surf

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Twelve: Tuesday, June 11 - Departures
Breakfast: Breakfast onboard the ship.

Morning: Disembark the Wind Surfer and depart for the Venice airport (VCE).

Meals Included: Breakfast

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