An All-Star Transformation

Windstar Cruises enhances the private yacht experience.
By Stacey Zable

A complete end-to-end transformation of Windstar Cruises’ three all-suite Star Plus Class yachts ushers in a new class of small-ship cruising. An all-new installed section adds 84 feet to the length of each ship enabling much more than an increase of guest maximum capacity from 212 to 312. Come aboard Star Breeze, Star Legend and Star Pride Star Plus Class yachts to experience more of what already made Windstar a favorite among travelers seeking an intimate sailing experience. Be dazzled by new dining, a new spa, more deck space and renovated ocean view balcony suites all designed for the ultimate in relaxation as you travel to the world’s greatest and off-the-beaten path destinations.

Onboard Oasis

Onboard Oasis

Every aspect of the 277-square-foot or larger ocean view balcony suites, totaling 156 suites with 50 all-new ones, has been redone. You’ll find all new furnishings boasting modern details, interactive TV systems offering hundreds of movies and even indulgent walk-in closets. The all-new spa-like bathrooms boast dual vanities, and many offer walk-in showers. For a truly luxurious voyage, the 1,374-square-foot Grand Owner’s Suite Midship combines with an adjoining suite to make it three bedrooms and three bathrooms of spacious yacht-like living just for you and your traveling party. The public spaces match the impressive touches of the staterooms with two new dining venues and new shop and retail space. Keep fit while at sea in the enlarged fitness center that includes group exercise classes in a sunlit studio. The expanded new World Spa by Windstar indulges guests with massages and varied treatments inspired from regions across the globe. More me-time can be enjoyed at the infinity pool and whirlpool, and lounging at the expanded outdoor deck areas. New pool lights at night allow for relaxing into the late evening.

Delightful Dining


Two new restaurants up the dining delights on the Star Plus Class fleet. Combine unbeatable views with delectable barbecue at the Star Grill by Steven Raichlen. The master of grilling offers a casual, outdoor restaurant seating 95 on the top deck. The traditional grilled and barbecue offerings are paired with exciting dishes from around the world. Save room for modern cuisine from Spain’s coastal regions at the new Cuadro 44 by Anthony Sasso. Choose your favorites among the small plates and tapas at this intimate venue for 38 that includes a chef’s counter and communal table. The talented Sasso is one of the youngest chefs to be recognized by the Michelin Guide. Onboard, Windstar has also expanded its buffet and added seating at long-time favorite Veranda. There is more room for romantic dining with additional seating at Candles, the signature onboard outdoor restaurant. Amphora, the ship’s dining room, welcomes guests nightly for top cuisine paired with personalized service.

Worldwide Itineraries

Worldwide Itineraries

All of Windstar’s Star Plus Class ships remain small enough to visit small ports and waterways throughout the world, in addition to the larger bucket list ports. Port-intensive itineraries focus on immersive authentic experiences that allow you to experience the region’s most fascinating attractions and cultural opportunities. Sail around the globe to your must-visit choices from Asia, South Pacific, Australia & New Zealand, to Europe, the British Isles & Scandinavia, North & Central America and more.

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