Windstar Cruises, a leader in yacht-style cruising, celebrates the Fourth of July with exceptional savings on 2013 sailings. Guests can book the yachting vacation of their dreams for as low as $1,776 per person on more than 25 grand voyages through July 8, 2013. Take advantage of these savings and cruise in Windstar Style, the perfect pairing of comfort and luxury.
Windstar Cruises, a leader in yacht-style cruising, partners with SAVEUR, a leading epicurean brand for culinary travel content, to offer food and wine enthusiasts its first culinary focused voyage exploring the local wine, culture, and regional cuisine of Spain. This eight-day Culinary & Wine Delights of Spain sailing will take place onboard Wind Surf departing from Lisbon, Spain on April 19, 2014, visiting Cádiz, Málaga, Almería, Cartagena, Valencia, Sóller and culminating in Barcelona.
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.
Windstar Cruises announced today that its owner, Xanterra Parks & Resorts(®), has reached an agreement with Seabourn, a cruise company that operates six luxury cruise ships, to purchase three of their ships: Seabourn Pride, Seabourn Legend, and Seabourn Spirit. Under the project name Global Windstar, the expansion will double the size of Windstar’s recently renovated, three luxury sailing yacht fleet, making the company the market leader in small-ship cruising with 300 or fewer passengers, with a total of 1,230 berths.
Xanterra Parks & Resorts, parent of Windstar Cruises, has acquired three yachts from Seabourn Cruises. Seabourn Pride, Seabourn Spirit and Seabourn Legend will be integrated into Windstar’s fleet over a two-year period beginning in the spring of 2014, doubling its size.
Windstar Cruises announced today that they will return to the South Pacific in the summer of 2014. Beginning May 2, 2014, Wind Spirit, the line’s recently renovated 148-passenger sailing yacht, will sail seven-day voyages from Papeete, Tahiti. Wind Spirit will sail 28 voyages in Tahiti, with the last voyage on November 7, 2014, before returning to Panama and Costa Rica for the winter season.
With the completion of Wind Spirit’s dry dock on December 22nd, Windstar Cruises’ $18 million fleet-wide renovation project is now finished. The project, which began in December of 2011, encompassed all three sailing yachts in a stem-to-stern renovation that enhanced public spaces, dining venues, staterooms and suites, as well as new sails.
Windstar Cruises is launching its collection of 2014 Caribbean and Costa Rican voyages with 2-for-1 cruise fares, plus bonus savings up to $1,000 per stateroom when booked by December 29, 2012. Guests can experience the freedom and panache of their own private yacht, with all the comforts of a luxury cruise ship, all while sailing on the warm breezes of the tropics.
Windstar Cruises announced today that advance bookings on 2013 sailings are 60% ahead of the prior year. Based on current pace, 2013 will mark the fourth straight year of increasing revenue for the small-ship cruise line.
Wind Surf, the company’s flagship, will enter into dry dock on November 12th at Lisnave, a Portuguese shipyard. Wind Spirit’s public spaces will be refurbished shortly after, starting on November 25th. Wind Star, the sister yacht to Wind Spirit, was fully renovated in April of this year.
Windstar Cruises has unveiled the latest plans for the $18 million fleet-wide renovation project to be completed in December of this year. Wind Surf, the company’s flagship, will enter into dry dock on November 12th at Lisnave, a Portuguese shipyard.
Windstar Cruises announced that Alan McGrory has joined the company as Vice President of Marine Hotel Operations. In this role, he is responsible for leading the development and implementation of Windstar’s Marine Hotel Operations and enhancing the onboard guest experience. McGrory will report directly to Hans Birkholz, CEO and President of Windstar.