Windstar's 2010 Host Series

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Windstar Cruises announced its 2010 Signature Collection Host Series that offers guest the opportunity to cruise with experts in culinary arts, wine, photography and writing.

Hosts include, chocolate artisan Fran Bigelo; winemakers Jay Schuppert of Cuvaison Estate Wines and Eric Dunham of Dunham Cellars; San Francisco area restaurateur, author, national radio and television personality, Narsai David; photographer Roger Paperno; author Joe Wolff, and restaurateurs Chef Don Curtiss, Michelle Quisenberry and Chef Keith Luce.

Schuppert will host Wind Surf’s Lisbon to Barcelona sailing, which departs April 4, 2010 and stops at numerous ports, including Tangier, Morocco; Malaga, Spain; Alicante, Spain and Valencia, Spain. Schuppert will lecture on wine and conduct wine tastings during the voyage. Cruise fares start from $2,399 per person, double occupancy.

David will host Wind Star’s Barcelona to Roma sailing, departing May 1, 2010. Ports of call include Mahón, Spain; Palma de Mallorca, Spain; Alghero, Italy; Porto-Vecchio, France; and Portoferraio, Italy. David will entertain guests with a lecture and cooking demonstration on his culinary arts. Cruise fares from $2,399 per person, double occupancy.

Bigelow will host Wind Surf’s Rome to Venice sailing, which departs May 2, 2010 and will visit Capri, Italy; Taormina, Italy; Kotor, Montenegro; Dubrovnik, Croatia; and Hvar, Croatia. Bigelow will discuss how she creates extraordinary chocolates and will conduct chocolate tastings. Cruise fares from $2,599 per person, double occupancy.

Chef Luce will host Wind Surf’s Rome to Venice sailing, departing June 6, 2010. Ports of call include Capri, Italy; Taormina, Italy; Kotor, Montenegro; Dubrovnik, Croatia; and Hvar, Croatia. Luce will speak on culinary techniques and provide cooking demonstrations. Cruise fares start from $2,749 per person, double occupancy.

Dunham will also host Wind Surf’s Rome to Venice sailing, departing July 25, 2010. Ports of call include Capri, Italy; Taormina, Italy; Kotor, Montenegro; Dubrovnik, Croatia; and Hvar, Croatia. Dunham will discuss the wine making process and conduct wine tastings. Cruise fares from $2,749 per person, double occupancy.

Chef Curtis and Quisenberry will host Wind Surf’s fourth Rome to Venice sailing, which visits Capri, Italy; Taormina, Italy; Kotor, Montenegro; Dubrovnik, Croatia; and Hvar, Croatia. While on the cruise, guests will discover Tuscan cooking with Curtiss and Quisenberry. Cruise fares from $2,749 per person, double occupancy.

Paperno and Wolff will host the Venice to Venice Wind Surf sailing, departing October 17, 2010. Ports include Rovinj, Croatia; Opatija, Croatia; Trogir, Croatia; and Dubrovnik, Croatia. Paperno and Wolff will share their experiences about working on the book as well as traveling, photography and writing. Cruise rates start from $2,599 per person, double occupancy.

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