Windstar Cruises has announced the debut of its renovated all-suite Star Pride yacht, setting sail today from Athens, Greece to Barcelona on an eight-day voyage.
Star Pride is the third and final Star Plus Class yacht to emerge from Fincantieri shipyard in Italy following a complex lengthening and transformation project. Now, all six of Windstar’s all-suite and sailing yachts are in the water and cruising with passengers.
“To have completed this project amidst a global pandemic is nothing short of amazing,” said Windstar President Christopher Prelog. “We’re grateful to our ownership and to our partners for sticking with it, and to our customers for their excitement and support of these new products. We are seeing our highest guest satisfaction surveys on the new Star Class yachts, with the highest Net Promoter Scores in our brand’s history.”
Windstar’s three Star Plus Class yachts (Star Breeze, Star Legend, and Star Pride) underwent major renovations, with an investment of more than $250 million.
Star Breeze was the first to launch in June 2021, with Star Legend on her heels in September 2021. The vessels showcased new suites and expanded indoor and outdoor public spaces. They’re also more environmentally-friendly with new efficient engines, generators, and advanced wastewater treatment systems.
All three yachts increased in maximum capacity from 212 guests to 312, and provide more of what Windstar’s guests want, like additional dining experiences, a true spa and fitness center, an infinity pool, and more outdoor deck areas.
The three all-suite yachts, together with the line’s three classic sailing yachts, are still small enough to visit smaller ports and waterways around the world.