Posts Tagged ‘Windstar Cruises’

Wind Spirit Completes $3 Million Drydock

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

The Wind Spirit is back in service following a $3 million 12-day drydock in Auckland. The job included 48,960 hours of labor, according to Windstar, involving 120 contractors. (

Windstar Cruises Adds 20 New Itineraries in Europe

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Windstar at Ibiza, Baleares - SpainSmall ship cruise line Windstar Cruises continues to make big changes to its deployment, announcing eight new itineraries in Northern Europe and 12 new Mediterranean itineraries, bringing Windstar’s total unique itineraries in Europe for 2018 to an impressive 40. (more…)

Windstar Announces James Beard-Branded Culinary Cruises

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

As part of their partnership, Windstar Cruises and the James Beard Foundation will offer eight sailings this year featuring award-winning chefs from around the country. (

Windstar Names Drain as Senior Manager Purchasing for Marine Ops

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Windstar Cruises confirmed the hiring of Natalie Drain as Senior Manager Purchasing for Marine Fleet Operations beginning March 31 through a prepared statement. (

Chef Graeme Cockburn Appointed Corporate Executive Chef at Windstar

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Windstar Cruises announced the appointment of Graeme Cockburn as Corporate Executive Chef overseeing menu and recipe development; culinary talent retention, recruitment and training; culinary partnerships, standards and procedures, and innovations. (

Windstar Announces Itineraries to Canada and New England in 2018

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Windstar Cruises will send the 212-passenger Star Pride to Canada and New England in summer and fall 2018 after a long absence from North America sailings. (

Windstar President John Delaney Reveals Future Plans During President’s Cruise

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Windstar Cruises President John Delaney, hosting his first-ever President’s Cruise on the Star Pride in Central America, said enhanced itineraries, expansion and Cuba are all on his agenda. (

Windstar Hires Steinbrunner as Corporate Hotel Manager

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

In his new position, Steinbrunner is responsible for overseeing all aspects of shipboard product delivery on Windstar’s six vessels, including standards, procedures, enhancements, efficiencies and innovations as well as the leadership, training, coaching and collective performance of the hotel management team. (

Windstar Appoints Paul Barrett as VP Tech Ops

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Windstar Cruises today said it had hired Paul Barrett as Vice President of Technical Operations beginning immediately. Barrett is responsible for the small ship line’s Technical Operations Department overseeing all related aspects with regard to safety and regulatory compliance, inventory control and purchasing, shipyard projects and refits. (

Windstar Cruises Named Official Cruise Line of the James Beard Foundation

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Windstar Cruises and the venerable James Beard Foundation are building an unprecedented travel-culinary partnership in 2017. The just-announced, exclusive partnership will result in scrumptious bites at sea for cruise guests and raise awareness of the epicurean delights to be discovered in ports around the world where the leading small ship line sails. (more…)

Windstar to Alaska in 2018

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Windstar Cruises today confirmed it will sail in Alaska in spring and summer of 2018, with cruises starting at 11 days. “We are so excited to be enhancing the Alaskan travel marketplace by introducing our brand of true small ship cruising to Alaska”, said Windstar President John Delaney. (

Peter Tobler to Windstar as Director of Marine Hotel Ops

Monday, January 16th, 2017

In his new position, Tobler is responsible for overall leadership and guiding principles overseeing hotel management for the six ship fleet including food and beverage operations, revenue, product development, service standards, and employee training and development. (

John Delaney to Host Star Pride Canal Transit

Monday, January 9th, 2017

Windstar Cruises today announced that John Delaney, president, will host a Star Pride Panama Canal transit cruise in February. (

Windstar Cruises’ Star Pride receives luxury Trimline refurbishment

Thursday, December 1st, 2016
The Reception (Courtesy Cruise Critic)

The Reception (Courtesy Cruise Critic)

In a major interior renovation, Trimline upgraded Windstar Cruises’ all-suite yacht Star Pride in good time for the 2016 summer cruise season. In June, the 212-guest ship underwent a $4.5 million transformation in Athens, Greece, including the revitalisation of two owner’s suites and refurbishment of public spaces. (more…)

Windstar Returns to Asia in 2017, Plots Course for Destination-Focused Cruising

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

Windstar Cruises will return to Asia for the first time in three years, sending the 212-passenger Star Legend to the region in winter 2017-2018 — as revealed exclusively to Cruise Critic. (

Windstar Creates New Management Team Roles

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Windstar Cruises announced today it has set a growth course by having appointed a vice president of human resources, a new position for the small-ship operator. In addition, the line recently hired three individuals with maritime and travel industry expertise into newly created positions to build out its Technical Operations and Deployment Departments. (

Windstar Cruises Adds Two New European Cruises for 2017

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Windstar at Ibiza, Baleares - SpainWindstar Cruises is preparing for its 2017 Europe sailing season, with 22 unique itineraries being offered between May and November on 120-plus cruises. (

John Delaney Named President for Windstar

Friday, July 8th, 2016

John Delaney has been named president for Seattle-based Windstar Cruises. Delaney, formerly SVP of Global Marketing and Sales for Seabourn Cruise Line also has significant tenure with The Walt Disney Company and Holland America Line. (

Windstar Cruises Announces 2017 Voyage Collection

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

Luxury cruise line Windstar Cruises announces its 2017 Voyage Collection. Known for in-depth cultural exploration, the line’s broad spectrum of worldwide cruise vacations includes two new cruises added to dozens of itineraries visiting more than 150 ports of call — including 13 new ports for 2017 — in 50 countries. (more…)

Windstar Cruises Announces New ‘Star Promise’ Initiative

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

Windstar at Ibiza, Baleares - SpainLuxury cruise line Windstar Cruises announces Star Promise, a new travel agent partner initiative unveiled at a press conference today (2 June) in Vancouver, B.C. at Cruise360, the largest and only official cruise industry conference.

Windstar to Offer 11 New Private Events in Europe

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Windstar Cruises has added 11 new Private Events for its 2016 Europe sailing season. Launched in 2015, Windstar’s Private Events are in-depth local experiences available in each port and exclusive to Windstar guests. (

Windstar Announces Six New Executive Hires

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Windstar Cruises has added six new individuals to its corporate operations, including a new vice president of deployment and revenue operations, vice president of accounting, director of public relations and social media, director of information technology, controller, and risk manager. (

Windstar Cruises Adds New “Private Event” Tours to Europe Itineraries

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

Luxury small-ship cruise line Windstar Cruises has upped the ante on its onshore experience with the addition of 11 new “private events.” The events, which are included in the cruise fare, are more exclusive, smaller-scale tours focused on bringing passengers closer to each destination and culture. (

Windstar Names First Female Captain

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Windstar at Ibiza, Baleares - SpainWindstar Cruises, has announced the promotion of Belinda Bennett to Captain of the Wind Star. Bennett claims several firsts with her appointment including the first woman and first black to operate at the helm of a Windstar Cruises vessel since the company’s inception in 1984.

Windstar Expands Greek Isles Cruises

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

Windstar Cruises has launched a new Greek voyage that sails roundtrip from Athens to the Greek Isles. (

Windstar Cruises Partners with James Beard Award-Winning Chefs for New Culinary Cruise Collection

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

Windstar at Ibiza, Baleares - SpainWindstar Cruises will have James Beard award-winning chefs onboard three separate 2016 culinary-themed sailings, as part of its partnership with the James Beard Foundation. (

Windstar Cruises Makes First Port Call to Montserrat

Friday, January 8th, 2016

Montserrat, known for being the only nation outside of Ireland that celebrates St. Patrick’s Day as a national holiday, welcomed Windstar Cruises first berth to its shores in more than two-decades on December 8. (

More Star Pride Cruises Canceled as Ship Undergoes Final Repairs

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

Windstar Cruises has canceled all Star Pride sailings through April 9, following a December 21 grounding incident in Panama that left the ship’s hull damaged. (

Windstar Cancels Additional Star Pride Cruises, Passenger Describes Grounding

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

More sailings on Windstar’s Star Pride have been canceled after a grounding of the ship in Panama on December 22. (

Windstar issues a statement on Star Pride grounding

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

Windstar Cruises has issued a following statement on Star Pride grounding. (

Star Pride Grounding in Panama

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

Windstar Cruises’ Star Pride experienced a grounding while coming into anchor at Isla de Coiba, Panama on December 22, at approximately 6:15 am CST, according to a statement from the cruise line. (

Windstar Cruises Sails From Puerto Rico for the First Time

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

On December 5, Star Legend set sail from San Juan, Puerto Rico, marking the first time Windstar has launched from a US port of call in recent history. (