When you ask the concierge at a hotel for something unusual, not his usual request, and he (or she) thinks for a moment and then opens a drawer and pulls out his special little address book or contacts he has collected over the years, you know he's thought of something very special for you.
Windstar's Concierge Collection of shore excursions is much the same. They are special off-the-beaten path experiences, sometimes known only to locals, and limited to 12-16 people, usually less than 10. They are rare, but not as rare as they once were, because Windstar has doubled them to 90 worldwide this year.
The complete story appeared in the May 15 edition of Cruise News Daily.