Windstar Cruises’ Reveals Details of $250 Million Star Plus Initiative at Seatrade Cruise Global Event

  MIAMI, April 9, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Windstar Cruises, the leader in small ship cruising, revealed big news today about the award-winning line’s $250 Million Star Plus Initiative at Seatrade Cruise Global, the cruise industry’s most celebrated worldwide event. At a press conference today, the Seattle-based cruise line’s President John Delaney, revealed 360-degree “views” and vibrant renderings of what guests will experience on the line’s three renovated vessels, Star Breeze, Star Legend, and Star Pride. Delaney was joined …

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2014’s best cruise experiences

Before we all get caught up in guessing about cruise trends and goals for 2015 — such as which major cruise line will be the first to announce Havana as a port of call — let’s look back at some favorite cruise experiences from 2014: Best new onboard activity Simulated sky-diving on Quantum of the Seas, cruising out of New Jersey. Hands down, RipCord was my most exhilarating minute at sea. RipCord uses wind tunnel technology, forcing …

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Puttering around Europe, cruising on Windstar’s new Star Pride

When I ask well-traveled, non-cruisers what kind of ship they would consider for their first voyage, most say “small” and “casual.” Yet if a company proposed to start a cruise line with new, small ships for 300 or fewer passengers, investors would be hard to find. Why? Because cruise experts say that they could not charge a rate high enough to pay for the cost of building a small ship. So, there is irony in one of …

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Joys of a small cruise ship, visiting the Med’s quiet harbors

One of the best reasons to choose to cruise on a small ship in the Mediterranean Sea is the opportunity to visit ports with delightful harbors where big cruise ships cannot go, to dock among the stunning pleasure yachts or tender to the heart of town. On a six-night voyage in May from Barcelona to Rome’s port of Civitavecchia, Windstar Cruise’s Star Pride spent a day at each of five ports, Sete and Sanary-sur-Mer, France; Monte Carlo, …

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Humming ‘1492’ as a Windstar Mediterranean cruise memory

Two weeks off the Star Pride in the Mediterranean between Barcelona and Rome’s port of Civitavecchia, and still I am humming the theme from “1492: Conquest of Paradise.” The stirring sounds by Greek composer Vangelis play at the end of each day at sail-away, on all Windstar ships. The music is upbeat, proud, and commanding, a moment to remember. Several passengers told me they get goose bumps when they hear “1492.” On the three sailing yachts, passengers …

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Cruising on Star Pride, casually elegant from a carry-on bag

Star Pride notes from the Mediterranean Sea Folks who sail, the ones who prefer to meander the seas and to challenge the capriciousness of the winds and waters, mostly are a hardy lot, energized by their battles with the forces of nature. At sea, they tend to be casual in dress, taking comfort in the same old sweatshirts, shorts, and salty caps. While travelers who choose larger, well-equipped sailing vessels for a cruising vacation are not nearly …

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Windstar debuts first of three new all suite yachts

Windstar Cruises debuted the all new, all suite Star Pride today in Barcelona, Spain during a christening ceremony and pier-side fiesta to celebrate the launch of the luxury yacht’s inaugural voyage through Spain, France, and Italy. Mrs. Nancy Anschutz, wife of Mr. Philip Anschutz, owner of Xanterra Parks & Resorts®, Windstar’s parent company, was honored as Godmother of the yacht, successfully breaking the bottle of Veuve Clicquot in front of a crowd of past guests, media, and …

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Windstar Cruises unveils plans for new Star Class yachts

Windstar Cruises, a leader in luxury small ship cruising, unveils new plans for its Star Class yachts – a collection of three all suite ships joining the fleet over the next two years. Windstar takes delivery of Star Pride on April 17, 2014, the first yacht of Windstar’s 2013 purchase of the three luxury cruise ships. Star Legend & Star Breeze Introduction Today, Windstar introduced Star Breeze and Star Legend, scheduled to join the Windstar fleet in …

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Windstar Cruises unveils transformation of new yacht

Windstar Cruises, a leader in small ship cruising, unveils major renovations for Star Pride’s public spaces, suites, and dining venues. Windstar takes delivery of Star Pride on April 17, 2014, the first yacht of Windstar’s 2013 purchase of three luxury cruise ships. The work to transform Star Pride into Windstar’s private yacht style will take place in Barcelona immediately following handover. Star Pride’s inaugural voyage embarks May 5, 2014. “The planning for Star Pride’s transformation to Windstar’s …

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Windstar Cruises introduces new yacht and voyage collection

Windstar Cruises, a leader in yacht-style cruising, announces the debut of its new all-suite yacht, Star Pride, and the 2014 Pride Voyage Collection. The new voyages open for sale today, and feature four new itineraries exclusive to the all-suite yacht, including Windstar’s new itinerary through the Black Sea. Star Pride’s nine distinctive voyages highlight small-ship ports throughout the Mediterranean seas and French Riviera, tucking into tiny harbors and hidden coves that others can’t reach. The collection features …

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