Windstar Cruises has once again taken delivery of its Star Plus Class vessel Pride of the stars at the Fincantieri shipyard in Palermo, Italy.
The yacht is the third and last of the line’s Star Plus-class yachts to be stretched and transformed in a multi-year, $ 250 million project – the largest refit project ever undertaken by the line.
“We are delighted to have completely redesigned our three yachts, from new, more environmentally friendly engines to beautiful new dining areas, spacious suites and romantic spas,” said Windstar President Christopher Prelog. “We couldn’t be happier with the results. Our passengers who already sail with us on these remodeled yachts are delusional, giving us higher customer experience scores than we have ever received in our company’s history.
Pride of the stars will remain in Italy until the yacht resumes guest activities in April in the Mediterranean. Sister yacht Star breeze starts sailing in Tahiti next week, and Legend of the stars ends a short Mediterranean season before heading to the Caribbean in November.
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All three ships have increased their passenger capacity from 212 to 312 passengers and offer more features, including a new outdoor barbecue spot, a true spa and fitness center, an infinity pool and more outdoor decks. The line also added a new category of suites called Star Suites.
These three all-suite sailboats, along with Windstar Cruises’ three classic sailboats, remain small enough to continue to visit the world’s small ports and waterways that large cruise ships cannot access.
In addition, due to the global pandemic, Pride of the stars and all Windstar yachts have received HVAC system updates, adding new hospital grade High Efficiency Particulate Filters (HEPA) as well as a UV-C air zapping process to clean the air out. edge.
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