Star Class Reimagined

$250 Million Star Plus Initiative

A major renovation of Windstar’s three Star Class vessels.

Windstar’s continued commitment to personalized and immersive experiences — 180° from ordinary.

Between October 2019 and November 2020 at the Fincantieri Shipyard in Palermo, Sicily, Italy, each Star Class ship will be renovated end-to-end and cut to allow the installation of a new section of ship that will lengthen each vessel approximately 25 meters, bringing with it a variety of both enhanced and all-new suites and public spaces.

Even with this new expansion, we can still go through the Kiel and Corinth Canals and access smaller ports like Sanary-sur-Mer and Isla Parida. The project boasts new floor plan configurations and represents an investment of more than $267,000 per passenger berth.

Windstar’s continued commitment to personalized and immersive experiences — 180° from ordinary.

Expansion Highlights

  • Expanded Veranda Restaurant to offer significantly more ocean-view seating and upgraded dining area.
  • Two brand new dining experiences including: an intimate, alternative dining restaurant and a casual barbecue space.
  • 50 new suites featuring new suite categories and open floor plan configurations.
  • For existing suites, all-new bathrooms and installation of new sliding doors for the Balcony Suites.
Expanded Veranda Restaurant
Larger pool and hot tub
  • Larger pool and hot tub that will be reconfigured and elevated offering outstanding views, along with more and enhanced outdoor deck area.
  • A completely re-imagined and enlarged spa and fitness center to invigorate active guests.
  • A new elevator mid-ship, making access to all decks easy from anywhere on board.
  • A new tender boarding area located mid-ship and two new 90-passenger tenders that will ferry guests to port when ships are at anchor.
  • Additional crew will be hired and the increase will maintain the line’s impressive 1.5:1 guest to hotel staff ratio.
  • All-new environmentally friendlier engines that will run on cleaner fuel, be more fuel efficient and reduce impact to sailing regions.
A new tender boarding area

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