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Cruise ship (Star Pride) arrives in Manhattan after power failure

Star Pride at Rovinj, Croatia on August 20, 2014 (Photo © Elias Balazs at www.shipparade.com)A cruise ship off the coast of Massachusetts has docked safely in Manhattan. The Star Pride, which had 351 people on board, stranded Friday in Buzzards Bay between Woods Hole and Martha’s Vineyard. Windstar Cruises, who operates Star Pride, said the ship experienced a loss of cooling water for the engine systems, causing automatic shutdown of the traction and auxiliary engines. (archyworldys.com)




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Windstar Names Mary Beth Wressell to VP Role

Windstar Cruises (logo)Windstar Cruises has announced the hiring of Mary Beth Wressell as the cruise company’s new Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations, where she will oversee brand communications, digital marketing, customer relationship marketing, partnerships, and public relations, the company said. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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Windstar Adds Luggage Shipping Service for Cruise Passengers

Windstar Cruises (logo)Windstar has revealed a new partnership with baggage shipping company Luggage Forward to ease the travel process for cruise passengers. The luggage valet service allows passengers to ship their suitcases directly from their house to the ship, and home again, without having to drag them through the airport and port facilities. (cruisecritic.com)




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Windstar Debuts New Signature Expeditions Program in Alaska

Windstar Cruises - Windstar Legend in AlaskaSeattle-based Windstar Cruises’ 212-passenger all-suite Star Legend is now sailing in Alaska through August, launching the small ship line’s first endeavor into expedition cruising, with a kick off in Kenai Fjords National Park on May 18, this cruise marks a return to Alaska for the award-winning travel company after a 20-year hiatus from the region.




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Windstar Expands Small Ship Cruise Offerings in Asia with Inspired & In-Depth Land & Cruise Adventures on Seven New Cruise Tours in 2018-19

Windstar Cruises (logo)The capitals, villages and ports of Asia are among both the oldest and the newest of the world, and Windstar Cruises will offer culturally curious travelers seven different cruise tour options to explore the region aboard the 212-guest Star Legend in 2018-19.




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Windstar Welcomes Sommeliers on Four Ships, Beverage Experts and Offers Beverage Package Enticements on some cruises

Windstar Cruises (logo)Small ship cruise line Windstar Cruises has hired a team of sommeliers to serve guests on sailings in 270 ports around the world. These new wine experts provide a major guest enhancement as the summer cruise season begins and builds on the trend for ongoing, fleet-wide enhancements to the line’s wine, beverage and culinary programs in 2018.




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Windstar Cruises reveals the latest chef and sommelier team in its series of culinary themed cruises

Following the announcement that Windstar Cruises and the James Beard Foundation have extended their partnership to explore the world through expert-led, locally inspired cruise cuisine through early 2021, the line reveals the latest chef and sommelier team in its series of culinary themed cruises setting sail this year, as well as the addition of a star sommelier to a previously announced sailing in Norway.




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Windstar Announces Return to Asia with 27 Sailings from September 2018 to April 2019

Bangkok - The Golden PagodaWindstar Cruises’ second season for the 212-passenger Star Legend in Asia kicks off in the fall of 2018 after her inaugural Alaska season this summer. The return to Asia for Windstar in 2018/19 will bring four new cruises, as well as the recurrence of four of the company’s most popular cruises from its 2017/18 season sailing in the region for a total of 27 sailings for travelers to choose from.




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Windstar to offer 51-Day Grand Mediterranean Cruise in Summer 2019 on the Wind Surf

The Wind SurfCruise guests on Windstar’s 51-day Grand Mediterranean adventure will embark the 310-passenger MSY Wind Surf on July 7, 2019, in Europe’s Westernmost port of Lisbon, Portugal, prepared for an epic adventure visiting the best ports in central Europe sailing across the culturally-rich Mediterranean, one of the world’s most beautiful seas.




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Windstar and James Beard Foundation Expand on Partnership, Reveal 2018 Culinary Cruises

Windstar Cruises (logo)Windstar and the James Beard Foundation have been expanding their relationship since the line hosted a couple of theme cruises in 2016. Today, the cruise line announced the partnership will continue at least through early 2021 and revealed the 2018 line-up of culinary-themed sailings hosted by James Beard-recognized chefs. (cruisecritic.com)




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