Cruise Line: Windstar
Windstar Cruises operates a fleet of small luxury cruise ships known for its intimate yacht style experience and unique voyages to the world’s best small ports and hidden harbors. Its three recently renovated sailing yachts carry just 148 to 310 guests and cruise to 50 nations, calling at 150 ports throughout Europe, the South Pacific, the Caribbean, and Central America. In May of 2014, Windstar launched Star Pride, followed by Star Breeze and Star Legend in May of 2015. The all suite yachts, with a capacity of 212 guests each, will double the size of Windstar’s fleet, making the company the market leader in small ship cruising with 300 or fewer passengers, with a total of 1,242 berths. The additional capacity will open up new itineraries such as voyages to Southeast Asia, Arabia, Iceland, and beyond. Windstar was recently listed on Condé Nast Traveler’s prestigious Gold List, coming in as the #3 cruise line in the world.
Ship: Star Legend
All Suite Yacht. With only 212 guests, a Star Legend cruise will make you feel like you’re on board your own private yacht almost as soon as you step aboard. The sitting area of your spacious, newly refurbished suite gives you an expansive ocean view — making it a welcome retreat. When you’re ready to make an appearance, the lounges, club, casino and library are waiting to be explored. Take some “you” time in the tranquil WindSpa . . . enjoy a dip in the pool . . . work off that decadent dessert in the Fitness Center . . . and, of course, you are always welcome to visit the Bridge to examine navigation charts with the Captain. Star Legend is large enough to pamper and entertain you, yet small enough to tuck into delightful tiny harbors and hidden coves that others can’t reach. Star Legend will undergo a comprehensive $8.5 million stem-to-stern transformation before her inaugural voyage in May 2015. Accommodations feature: Queen Size Bed with Luxurious Linens, Waffle Weave Robe and Slippers, Flat Screen TV with DVD player, Fully-Stocked Mini Bar/Refrigerator, Safe, Direct Dial Phone, L’Occitane Bath Amenities, Wi-Fi (internet cards can be purchased at reception), Fresh Flowers, Fresh Fruit, Granite vanity with magnifying mirror, Walk-in closet and ample drawer space, Bathroom with granite countertop, full-size tub, and shower, and 110/220 outlets. Ship amenities include: All meals in all venues at all times, including room service menu available 24 hours, All non-alcoholic beverages, including cappuccino, espresso, and other specialty non-alcoholic drinks, Welcome cocktails at reception, All onboard entertainment, Unlimited use of Fitness Center, Unlimited use of all water sports equipment, and Informative port lectures and destination briefings.