Ambassadors International, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Windstar Cruises From Holland America Line
Ambassadors International, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMIE; the “Company”) announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Windstar Cruises from Holland America Line, a unit of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE: CCL; LSE; NYSE: CUK).
Windstar Cruises is a leader in luxury, small ship cruising offering deluxe accommodations, state of the art amenities, a casual yet elegant atmosphere and exquisite service and cuisine. Windstar Cruises is comprised of a three ship fleet which includes the 312-passenger Wind Surf, and the sister 148-passenger ships Wind Star and Wind Spirit. The three ships are all motor-sail-yachts that provide a spectacular sail yacht experience to their guests featuring itineraries in the Mediterranean during the Spring, Summer and Fall, and Winter cruises in the Caribbean and Costa Rica. At the end of 2006 the Wind Surf completed an extensive enhancement and renovation program that elevates her as one of the top ships in the luxury segment. Both the Wind Star and Wind Spirit are scheduled to undergo significant renovations in 2007.