Windstar Cruises: Opulent Luxury

Windstar Cruises operate a fleet of small luxury cruise ships known for their intimate yacht style experience and unique voyages to the world’s best small ports and hidden harbors. Its three recently renovated sailing yachts carry just 148 to 310 guests and cruise to 50 nations, calling at 150 ports throughout Europe, the South Pacific, the Caribbean and Central America. In May of 2014, Windstar launched the Star Pride, the first of three all suite yachts. The power yachts, with a capacity of 212 guests each will double the size of Windstar’s fleet, making the company the market leader in small ship cruising with 300 or fewer passengers. The additional capacity will open up new itineraries such as voyages to Southeast Asia, Arabia and beyond.

Formerly, Seabourn Pride, the new Star Pride has undergone a complete transformation to embrace Windstar’s casual elegance. All public areas will receive updated décor, complete with new furnishings, upholstery, lighting, wall coverings, carpeting, etc. The suites will showcase new furnishings, leather headboards, plush sofas and chairs, drapes, new lighting features, new art work and upgraded bedding and amenities.

The dining experience aboard the new power yachts will still embrace the casual elegance that makes the Windstar experience so memorable. Guests are free to eat when, where and with whom they please (no jackets or ties required). All dining experiences are complimentary. Formal dining will be served in the AmphorA Restaurant and will feature contemporary, international menus and fresh, local dishes. The Veranda/Candles Restaurant located in the aft of the yacht will be an inviting buffet during the day and at night be transformed into Candles Grill, a favorite Windstar romantic experience where guests can dine with table service under the stars.

The swim and sports platform located at the back of the yacht will be brought to life Windstar style. The platform offers a variety of water toys such as water skis, wakeboards, kayaks, paddleboards and sailboats. Guests can also enjoy the freedom of their own private yacht by swimming to and from the platform!

Windstar’s crew members are highly valued and famous for their pampering without pretense, offering service that is personal, anticipatory and genuine. The crew to passenger ratio is less than 2 to 1 therefore your personal preferences are quickly recognized and attended to.

With only 212 guests, Star Pride’s size fits perfectly with Windstar’s small ship philosophy of exploring secluded coves and hidden harbors and without the sailing masts of her sister ships, Star Pride will open up a world of new destinations for Windstar guests new and old!

There will be 4 new itineraries in Europe, one of which is the"The Black Sea Tapestry" – a 7 day cruise through the enigmatic, once hidden, wonders of the Black Sea.

There will be an incredible 18 day voyage "The Wonders of Arabia". Travel through the alluring ports between Athens and Dubai. Highlights include the Red Sea, the Nile and the rose-colored ruins of Petra.

The exotic waters of Southeast Asia will also feature three new voyages beginning in December 2014. The 10 day "Vietnam Unveiled" will feature the mysteries between Ho Chi Minh city to Hong Kong.

Currently offering Sale Pricingwith 7 day Caribbean cruises for as little at $1699USDpp. Windstar Cruises …… experience the charmed life of a yachtsman!!

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