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Olympian Mark Spitz to host Windstar's inaugural 'Island Experience'

Olympian Mark Spitz - to join Jan. 31 'Yachtsman's Caribbean' cruise
Windstar Cruises is debuting new 'Island Experiences' in the Caribbean, part of the line's included Private Event program launching around the world in 2015. The Island Experience is intended to give passengers the feeling of having their own private island for the day, and is offered on every Caribbean itinerary.

Windstar’s inaugural Island Experience debuts on the Jan. 31 voyage of the 'Yachtsman’s Caribbean' with celebrity guest and Olympic legend Mark Spitz. Best known for winning seven gold medals at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, Spitz will serve as host at the Island Experience on Prickly Pear Beach, a secluded and uninhabited nature refuge in the British Virgin Islands.

Spitz will conduct a series of swimming master classes for passengers who want to improve their swimming abilities, or for those who just want to get to know the Olympian. He also will give an on-board lecture and join passengers for dinner.

All Island Experiences will offer beach and sport activities such as volleyball, snorkeling and bocce ball, as well as a full beach barbecue with dishes including lobster and shrimp mac and cheese, 'surf's up' tequila lobster tacos, Cajun jambalaya, a full burger bar and more. The events will also include a Selfie Station, where cruisers can pose for selfies using the hashtag #WindstarCruises.