Windstar Cruises has made the decision to postpone all sailings until May, including the debut of its recently reimagined 312-passenger Star Breeze all-suite yacht.
With this latest shift in operations (which includes cancelling Windstar’s 2021 Alaska, U.S., Mexico ports), Windstar’s Star Breeze will now return to cruising May 15 on a newly added itinerary departing from St. Martin. Three departures of Beach Fun & Sun – A Remote Caribbean Getaway, will be more adventure-focused with an emphasis on secluded beaches and water sports activities.
Windstar will use its watersports platform (which opens directly into the sea) as well as its watersports crew to offer exploration by small boats with trips to remote beaches, kayaking, snorkeling, water skiing, and stand-up paddleboarding. Stops include Norman Island, an island at the southern tip of the British Virgin Islands; two days at Prickly Pear Beach, a white-sand beach ideal for snorkeling on Virgin Gorda; and Soper’s Hole on the quiet island of Tortola.
Star Breeze will then remain in the Caribbean sailing on a variety of itineraries through Aug. 14, when it will head to Colombia and the Panama Canal before continuing to Tahiti on a transpacific voyage. It will then sail from Sept. 19 through March of 2022 on 7-, 10- and 11-day cruises. Star Breeze in Tahiti, where Windstar’s 148-passenger Wind Spirit typically only sails, is a unique opportunity to experience the islands on this newly transformed yacht, which offers two new dining concepts, as well as new suites, a spacious spa/fitness center, and other “bigger ship” perks, all with just 312 guests maximum.
Holiday Sale – Bon Voyage 2020!
Windstar’s Bon Voyage 2020 Sale, which kicks off Dec. 16 for past guests and travel advisors and Dec. 17 for the general public, includes price reductions on select 2021 and 2022 voyages, including many options in Tahiti and the Caribbean. Travelers can also take advantage of a reduced deposit of 5 percent (normally 15 percent). It ends Dec. 30. For more information, visit windstarcruises.com/specials.
“We are seeing increasing interest for summer and fall of 2021 and also 2022,” says Windstar Cruises’ president Chris Prelog. “Our six yachts carry only 148 to 342 guests, and we expect demand for small ship cruising to continue to increase.”
Windstar Yacht Deployment Updates
The newly transformed Star Legend is slated to be the first Windstar yacht to return to service, beginning May 1 in Athens on the new 10-day Greece, Israel & Egypt: Footsteps of Faith in the Holy Lands cruise. Wind Spirit will begin sailing in Tahiti on May 6. Wind Surf will resume guest operations in Civitavecchia (Rome) on May 9, while Wind Star starts on May 22 in Athens. The reimagined Star Pride will debut July 14 in Dover.