Fleet Expansion TimelineStar Pride
- Voyages on sale in May 2013
- Take delivery in April 2014
- First voyage sails in May 2014
Seabourn Legend / Seabourn Spirit
- Take delivery in April 2015
- First voyage sails in May 2015
Introducing Global Windstar Global Windstar is the line’s fleet expansion and new product development initiative. Increasing the size of the fleet enables Windstar to cruise a global set of itineraries to new destinations, such as Wind Spirit’s much anticipated return to Tahiti and Star Pride’s European voyage collection which will include new places in Europe such as a voyage in the Black Sea, to be announced in May. In the future, Global Windstar will provide opportunities to visit to Asia and South America.
In the News
Windstar purchases half of Seabourn’s cruise ship fleet – Cruise Critic
CEO: New ships to usher in new era at Windstar Cruises – USA Today
Shake up in Cruising as Windstar Buys Seabourn Ships – USA Today
Windstar Offers Exquisite New European Cruises on Star Pride
May 14th, 2013
Now is the time to start planning your 2014 European cruise vacation. Windstar Cruises announces the debut of its new all-suite yacht, Star Pride, and the 2014 Star Pride Voyage Collection. The new voyages open for sale today, and feature four new itineraries exclusive to the all-suite yacht, including Windstar’s new itinerary through the Black Sea. Star Pride’s distinctive voyages highlight small-ship ports throughout the Mediterranean seas and French Riviera, tucking into tiny harbors and hidden coves that others can’t reach. Read More about the four exclusive Star Pride European voyages.
Windstar Cruises Introduces the First Power Yacht: Star Pride
April 30th, 2013
We are excited to reveal the name of our first of three new, all-suite, power yachts as Star Pride. Star Pride, the first yacht to enter the fleet in May 2014, will spend its first season in Europe offering exciting new voyages, which are expected to go on sale May 14, 2013.
The new power yachts will showcase many signature Windstar experiences, including the line’s famous deck barbecue, the open Bridge policy, and the celebrated sail-away party. Read More.
Windstar Doubles Size of Fleet with Addition of Three Seabourn Ships
February 19th, 2013
Windstar’s owner, Xanterra Parks & Resorts®, has reached an agreement with Seabourn to purchase their three small ships: Seabourn Pride, Seabourn Legend, and Seabourn Spirit. Under the project name Global Windstar, Windstar Cruises will become the market leader in small-ship cruising with 300 or fewer passengers, with a total of 1,230 berths.
“Windstar Cruises has experienced four straight years of growth. This expansion is the perfect way to build on the momentum following our recent fleet-wide renovation, providing us with the much needed capacity to match the accelerating demand for our intimate style of yacht cruising,” said Andy Todd, chief executive officer of Xanterra Parks & Resorts®. “Global Windstar enables us to extend our unique small-ship experience throughout the world.”
Windstar will take possession of the three 104 all-suite ships, which hold 208 passengers each, over the next two years in the Mediterranean. The Seabourn Pride will be the first ship to enter into our luxury fleet in April of 2014. Following a Windstar-branded renovation, where we will give the ship a new name and a casually elegant look, the Pride will set sail a month later in the Mediterranean in May 2014; voyages are expected to go on sale in May of this year. We will take possession of Seabourn Legend in April 2015 and Seabourn Spirit in May 2015. The yachts will start sailing in May of 2015 following their dry-dock period. Read more.