Windstar Cruises made three major announcements today at the Cruise3Sixty press conference in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Gloria Bohan is the Godmother for the line’s newest yacht, Star Legend; Windstar debuts a new Rising Star program for travel professionals; and Steven Simao is appointed as Vice President of Travel Agency Sales.
Star Legend Godmother
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Gloria Bohan, CEO of Omega World Travel, announced as Godmother of Windstar’s Star Legend.
A seasoned travel executive and entrepreneur, Bohan brings over four decades of experience, expertise, and knowledge to the travel industry. She is the founder of Omega World Travel, the largest travel agency founded, operated, and majority-owned by a woman. Bohan is a travel industry leader with expertise that crosses all aspects of travel including corporate, government, meetings, vacations, and cruises.
Bohan cruised with Windstar for the first time in November, 2014 and enjoyed every minute of her experience. “I am so pleased to solidify my relationship with Windstar through my appointment as Godmother,” says Bohan, “It’s an honor to represent such beautiful ships, sailing such magnificent itineraries, and offering guests a true country club lifestyle experience. Windstar has really created a special cruising experience.”
Windstar will unveil Star Legend on May 25 at a Christening Ceremony in Rome, hosted by Bohan as Godmother. The ceremony involves a pier-side celebration and the maritime ceremony of naming and christening the ship.
“We are honored to have Gloria serve in the prestigious role of Godmother of Star Legend. She is well respected in the travel industry, and a valued trade partner,” says Hans Birkholz, CEO of Windstar Cruises. “Gloria is active with several philanthropic organizations and passionate about mentoring other entrepreneurs. Her entrepreneurial spirit aligns with Windstar’s own philosophy, and we are delighted to partner with her.”
In March Windstar announced female travel influencer Wendy Perrin as the Godmother for Star Breeze, Windstar’s other addition to its fleet in 2015, which launches on May 6, 2015. Both Star Legend and Star Breeze underwent $8.5 million complete stem-to-stern renovations with new public spaces, suites, and dining venues. The addition of these vessels, as well as Star Pride that debuted in May of 2014, is allowing the company to cruise to new destinations in 2015 including Iceland, as well as year-round sailings in Tahiti.