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Windstar Cruises' Star Legend Christened by Industry Legend Gloria Bohan
FAIRFAX, VA - May 28, 2015- On May 25, Gloria Bohan, CEO and Owner of Omega World Travel, successfully christened Windstar Cruises' newest ship, Star Legend. As CEO Ms. Bohan leads one of the largest woman owned companies. Under her leadership Omega World Travel has grown to encompass Cruise.com, Travtech, Tourdeals.com, Omega Meetings and Incentives and LuxuryTravelTeam.com.
"I am thrilled to be selected as Windstar's newest godmother," states Gloria Bohan. "Windstar offers a unique luxury cruise experience with magnificent itineraries and a true country club lifestyle." Ms. Bohan recently had the pleasure of sailing with Windstar Cruises and truly enjoyed the special sailing experience.
"We are honored to name Gloria Bohan Godmother ofStar Legend," says Hans Birkholz, CEO of Windstar Cruises. "Gloria's insight and true love of travel have made her a pioneer in growing our industry."
Gloria Bohan launched Omega World Travel as a small-town storefront travel agency and today is one of the top woman-owned businesses in the U.S. She has built a strong reputation as an industry leader with expertise that crosses all aspects of travel including corporate, government, meetings, vacations and cruises. She is devoted to mentoring other entrepreneurs through educational programs, her foundation and like-minded advocacy groups. "Cruises are my passion," says Gloria. "It was my wedding reception and honeymoon on the QE2 that ignited my interest in starting a travel agency. That was 1970. This honor brings me back full circle while moving forward with Windstar's stunning product."
Windstar unveiled Star Legend on May 25 at a Christening Ceremony in Rome, hosted by Bohan as Godmother. The pier-side inaugural event included the ceremonial champagne bottle breaking across the yacht's bow in front of 250 guests. Bohan will also be sailing on the Star Legend maiden cruise where she will attend the Lifestyles of the Glitterati Private Event in Monaco.
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About Omega World Travel
Omega World Travel is a woman-owned, diversity supplier, and one of the largest travel management companies in the US. With worldwide headquarters in Fairfax, VA, Omega serves corporate, government, meeting, and leisure clients throughout the US., Europe, and the Middle East. Omega World Travel also owns Cruise.com, one of the largest sellers of cruises on the Internet, and TravTech, a software development company and Omega Meetings and Conference services.
About Gloria Bohan
A seasoned travel professional, Gloria brings over four decades of experience, expertise and knowledge to the travel industry. Since founding Omega World Travel in 1972, she has become one of the top female business owners in the United States. Some of Gloria's many business accolades are inclusion into the Enterprising Women "Hall of Fame," Tour and Travel News' "One of the 25 Most Influential Leaders in the Travel Industry," the American Society of Travel Agents "Travel Agent of the Year" and Office Depot's "Businesswoman of the Year." Gloria is a graduate of Marymount Manhattan College, where she has served as a trustee and holds an honorary doctorate.
About Windstar Cruises
Windstar Cruises operates a fleet of small luxury cruise ships known for its intimate yacht-style experience and unique voyages to the world's best small ports and hidden harbors. Its yachts carry just 148 to 310 guests and cruise to 50 nations, calling at 150 ports throughout Europe, the South Pacific, the Caribbean, and Central America. Windstar expands their fleet from four ships to six in May 2015 with the addition of two small luxury yachts, with 212 guests aboard each. The inclusion of Star Breeze and Star Legend to the fleet makes the company a market leader in small ship cruising with 300 or fewer passengers, with a total of 1,242 berths. Windstar was recently named Conde Nast Traveler's #1 small ship cruise line in the world.