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Windstar Cruises Rolls Out the Red Carpet at the Emmy Awards for Top Selling Travel Agents

Windstar Cruises celebrated the winners of its Rising Stars Travel Agent Challenge this weekend at the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California. The winners partook in Windstar’s recent incentive program created for the top selling travel agents of Windstar’s new all suite power yachts, Star Pride, Star Breeze and Star Legend.

We are thrilled to congratulate Windstar’s Rising Stars:

  • Phyllis Murray – Avoya Travel
  • Jim Eagan – Cruise Planners
  • Laura Dodson – The Cruise & Travel Specialist
  • Katie Sitton – The Cruise and Tour Center

    Windstar’s Rising Stars on the Red Carpet. From left to right: Katie Sitton & Guest – The Cruise & Tour Center; Phyllis Murray & Guest – Avoya Travel; Joe Duckett & Guest – Windstar Cruises; Jim Eagan & Guest – Cruise Planners; Laura Dodson & Guest – The Cruise & Travel Specialist

The winners were treated to a VIP weekend filled with a luxury hotel stay, fun-filled meals, and topped with the Awards show. Joe Duckett, Windstar’s Vice President of Marketing & Sales, shares his pictures from the event-filled weekend.

AEG, Windstar’s sister brand and one of the leading sports and entertainment presenters in the world, provided tickets and red carpet access at the show on September 20, 2015.

Phyllis and guest posing on the red carpet


Jim Eagan and wife preparing the night’s events


Star watching on the Red Carpet
Star watching on the Red Carpet


The Rising Stars enjoyed seats on the main floor to wathc the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards

The winners were also treated to a weekend stay at the Ritz Carlton Los Angeles, another Windstar sister brand. They enjoyed dinner at WP24 which showcased beautiful views of LA.

Katie Sitton and guest, with Windstar’s Joe Duckett at Ritz Carlton’s rooftop restaurant WP24


The Rising Stars enjoying brunch at Bottega Louie, a LA hotspot

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Suzanne Gordon
6 years ago

I would be interested to know how much revenue these agents produced for Windstar. Was this an announced contest?

Reply to  Suzanne Gordon
6 years ago

Hello Suzanne,

The contest was announced in April, 2015 and promoted through travel agent publications and web sites throughout the Spring and Summer. Due to our company policy we do not release information about revenue. To get trade related news and announcements please sign up on our website: https://www.windstarcruises.com/Special-Offers/ and select “I am a travel agent.”

Windstar Cruises

Rusty J
6 years ago

A strange thing to post on a customer newsletter? Seems like this should be promoted on a travel industry newsletter.

Reply to  Rusty J
6 years ago

Hello Rusty,
Windstar Cruises has one newsletter a month and it is about company news and events. Taking Rising Stars winners to the Emmys is a unique event for us that is why we decided to let everyone know.

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