Last week at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Palermo, Italy, Windstar Cruises’ Vice President of Expansion Projects, John Gunner, participated in a traditional steel cutting ceremony for a new mid-ship section being built for Star Pride. (more…)
Small ship cruise line Windstar Cruises has announced a pilot program with New York-based nonprofit Reach the World to bring destinations around the world into underserved K-12 classrooms through virtual exchange. (more…)
It’s that time of year again – wave season. And small ship cruise line Windstar Cruises has an offer that makes cruising on its boutique ships carrying fewer than 350 passengers even more enticing. (more…)
Windstar Cruises is canceling 20 sailings on Star Breeze, Star Pride and Star Legend due to construction delays that follow the discovery of asbestos during the ships’ renovation. Removal of the material will delay Star Breeze’s completion from February 14 to May 4, 2020, when it will begin sailing in Latin America and the West Coast. (cruisecritic.co.uk)
Windstar Cruises has canceled visits to Vieques, Puerto Rico, following a Sunday morning shooting that killed a local man and injured a crew member. “We have cancelled our next two calls in Esperanza as we perform a complete assessment of the incident,” Windstar President John Delaney said in a statement. “The safety and security of our crew and guests is our highest priority.” (cruisecritic.co.uk)
It’s only appropriate that the culture that gave birth to the Renaissance is where Windstar Cruises ushers in a new era as the leader in small ship cruising by making the final cut to the hull of Star Breeze to “stretch” the first of its three ships and begin the process of inserting a new 84-foot mid-section (25.6 meters) that will help evolve and transform the Windstar experience. (more…)
Windstar Cruises announces its 2021 Alaska season today, offering nine different journeys from June through September on four unique itineraries, including a new seven-day option from Vancouver to Juneau and the reverse. (more…)
Yesterday at Fincantieri’s shipyard, in Palermo, Italy, Christopher Prelog, Vice President of Fleet Operations for Seattle-based Windstar Cruises, pushed the button which activated the torch to make the first cut in the new steel that will become the newly constructed mid-section of MS Star Legend. (more…)
Windstar Cruises reached a milestone with a record-breaking volume of bookings in July. The line is celebrating the exceptional receptivity of new itineraries and sailing regions by guests and travel advisors. (more…)
The new “2019-2021 Voyage Collection” brochure presents an abundance of colorful choices including 50 brand new itineraries, featured amongst nearly 700 cruise and cruise tour dates available now through 2021. (more…)
Best Cruise to French Polynesia – Windstar Cruises
Windstar Cruises announces new itineraries and new destinations in the South Pacific for 2020-2021 on board the 148-passenger MSY Wind Spirit. The iconic sailing ship, designed for warm trade winds, is the belle of French Polynesia cruising year-round there since 2015.
In 2020, the four-masted Wind Spirit ventures to farther shores offering multiple sail dates on 14 new itineraries with maiden (first time) port calls in Fiji, Tonga, New Caledonia, the Cook Islands, and Australia, sailing February through June 2020. Wind Spirit will return to the Islands of Tahiti and the Tuamotus in July 2020, with cruise departures available to reserve now through December 2021 for tropical adventure and romance seekers.
“The South Pacific and French Polynesia are sought after destinations that capture the imagination like no other. As the leader in destination delivery by small ship, we’re excited to share our new video that vividly showcases that story,” says Windstar President John Delaney. “Sailing on Wind Spirit offers our guests the perfect Tahiti and South Pacific experience, anchoring in remote bays, landing on untouched beaches with awe-inspiring scenery and intriguing cultures. Cruising in this beautiful area inspires travel and enriches our perspective of the world.”
Boutique cruise line Windstar Cruises is pointing its compass “Down Under” to Australia and New Zealand for the 2020/2021 winter/spring season. The series of sailings will take place on what will be the newly renovated Star Breeze, an elegant, all-suite ship with balcony and ocean views, carrying just 312 guests. (more…)
Small ship cruise line Windstar Cruises offers an in-depth exploration of Europe in 2020, featuring a variety of itineraries sailing through the Baltic, Norwegian, North, Tyrrhenian, and Mediterranean seas visiting hidden harbors and small ports of call not accessible by larger cruise ships. (more…)