Renovated Windstar Cruises Yacht Sets Sail From Portugal

Small ship line Windstar Cruises has announced the debut of its renovated all-suite yacht Star Legend.

The vessel set sail from Lisbon, Portugal today on a ten-night voyage to Barcelona. Port calls will include Portimão, Cádiz (overnight), Gibraltar, Málaga (overnight) Cartagena, and Palma de Mallorca.

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(Photo courtesy of Windstar Cruises)

Windstar’s three Star Plus Class yachts — Star Breeze, Star Legend, and Star Pride — have all been undergoing major transformations. Star Breeze was the first to relaunch in June, showcasing new passenger suites and expanded outdoor and indoor public spaces.

Star Legend is the second vessel of the three to emerge from Fincantieri shipyard in Italy following her stretch and renovation project. All three vessels increase in maximum capacity from 212 passengers to 312, and provide a true spa and fitness center, an infinity pool, and more outdoor deck areas. The project also added additional dining experiences, including a Spanish small plates restaurant from Anthony Sasso and an outdoor barbecue venue created with grilling guru Steven Raichlen.

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Cuadro 44 Restaurant by Anthony Sasso (Photo courtesy of Windstar Cruises)

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Candles (Photo courtesy of Windstar Cruises)

Together with Windstar’s three classic sailing yachts, these three all-suite yachts remain small enough to continue visiting the small ports and waterways around the world that Windstar’s itineraries are known for.

The three yachts are also more environmentally-friendly, with efficient engines, generators, and advanced wastewater treatment systems.

Five of Windstar’s six yachts have now resumed cruising since the industry pause in early 2020. Current health and safety measures onboard include vaccine requirements for both passengers and crew, testing, social distancing, masks, and high-tech air filtration.

Across its six vessels, Windstar sails around Europe, the Caribbean, the Panama Canal, Asia, Alaska, Canada/New England, the South Pacific, Mexico/California Coast, and Australia.

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