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Windstar Cruises has announced the start of a multi-year, multi-million dollar enterprise that will revamp, redesign and refresh its three original sailing yachts, Wind Star, Wind Spirit and Wind Surf. Kicking off the program is the completion of phase one of Wind Star’s renovations, which included the expansion of the lobby area; a redesign of the lounge with new furniture, lighting and finishes; new state-of-the-art equipment and more for The World Spa by Windstar; an expanded pool deck and the addition of a new pool and jacuzzi with an extension of the pool bar, new furniture, fauna, greenery, and more; specially commissioned artwork through the brand’s partnership with Fountainhead Arts in Miami; and additional WiFi access points for better connection plus new, larger TVs in every cabin.

“Our sailing ships are beloved by Windstar guests,” says Windstar’s President Christopher Prelog, in a press statement. “Being on the ship under sail is unforgettable and brings an element of freedom and romance to every voyage.”

More Windstar Reno on the Way

New pool deck and whirlpool (rendering).

Wind Star is currently in Lisbon preparing to welcome guests, but the above isn’t all that will happen with this particular vessel. In 2026, the second phase will include the remaining staterooms, the main dining room, Amphora, and the lunch/breakfast restaurant, Veranda.

“This multi-year, multi-million-dollar initiative is all about providing guests with updated spaces that inspire relaxation, foster connection, and offer multifunctional needs of an intimate sized sailing yacht,” says Stijn Creupelandt, Windstar’s v.p. of hotel operations and product development, in a press statement. “Spending time on our yachts is all about moments of connection, whether that be guest to guest or guest to crew, and we want to make sure our spaces reflect that desire.”

Sister ship Wind Spirit will be fully revamped and completed in 2025. Wind Surf’s renovation will be done in two phases in 2024 and 2026 and will include a full redesign of all public spaces from top to bottom, with guest staterooms, Premium Suites and Owner’s Suites receiving a complete refurbishment.

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