Posts Tagged ‘Windstar Cruises’

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. (

Windstar Cruises to Celebrate Panama Canal Deckside Festival

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Guests sailing on Windstar Cruises’ Costa Rica & Panama Canal itineraries have a new way to celebrate: The Canal Celebration, a deckside festival, invites guests to experience the sights and sounds of the Panama Canal. (

Windstar Cruises Names Jeff Corwin First Private Event Host of 2016

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

Windstar Cruises has announced that TV personality and conservationist Jeff Corwin will be the line’s first Private Event host of 2016. (

Windstar Cruises Presents the James Beard Foundation Collection in 2016

Friday, October 30th, 2015

The Wind SurfWindstar Cruises is proud to partner with the James Beard Foundation to offer guests an elevated culinary experience aboard three themed cruises in 2016. (more…)

Windstar announces new tours throughout Italy

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Windstar at Ibiza, Baleares - SpainWindstar Cruises announces a new partnership with sister brand VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations featuring land and sea tours throughout Italy. (

Windstar Cruises Offering Sail and Stay Discounts

Friday, September 25th, 2015

The Wind Star out of PortofinoWindstar Cruises announced earlier this month that the company would be offering a new Sail and Stay promotion to passengers who book their European trip by Dec. 11. (

Windstar Celebrates Top Travel Agents at Emmy Awards

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

Windstar celebrated the winners of its 2015 Rising Stars Challenge this weekend at the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California. (

Windstar Cruises Expands Yacht Club Membership Benefits

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Wind SongWindstar Cruises is expanding benefits for returning guests, said the cruise line, offering exclusive discounts at partner travel operators and resorts under parent company Xanterra Parks & Resorts. (

Windstar Waives and Reduces Single Supplement

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Attention solo travelers: Windstar Cruises is waiving or slashing the dreaded single supplement on 130 voyages if booked by Sept. 30. (

Windstar Offers All-Inclusive Cruise Packages

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Windstar Cruises is offering all-inclusive packages on select itineraries in Central America, the Caribbean and Tahiti for bookings made through Sept. 18. (