Windstar Cruises will take delivery of its first power yacht – the Star Pride – on April 17, 2014, and two additional former Seabourn Cruise Line vessels will follow in May of 2015. These new ships have been further detailed and now named the Star Breeze and Star Legend.


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“With only a maximum of 212 guests on board, these new Star Class yachts are the perfect fit for Windstar’s style of small ship cruising,” said Hans Birkholz, chief executive officer of Windstar Cruises. “All three of the new yachts will receive significant style changes and stem-to-stern upgrades to align with Windstar’s yacht style cruising.”


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After a three week dry-dock period, the newly redesigned Star Pride will set sail on May 5, 2014. In the following year, after their own transformations, the Star Breeze and Star Legend will also launch on May 6, 2015 and May 25, 2015 respectively.


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The three new ships in the fleet will be identical and feature a capacity of 212 guests in 106 suites – including new Destination Suites, former Owner Suites now themed to Windstar locales like Mykonos. The extensive redesign of the power yachts will transform the public areas, accommodations and dining venues as previously detailed.


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“Doubling the size of our fleet gives us the freedom and the flexibility to expand our voyage collection to new destinations such as Malaysia, Singapore, Arabia, and Iceland among others; which is something our guests are asking for,” said Birkholz. “Additionally, these ships also allow us to visit beautiful new places in the Mediterranean, such as a scenic cruise down the Corinth Canal, something that was limited before due to the height of our sailing yachts.”

For more information on the first of the upcoming vessels, the Star Pride, visit Windstar Cruises‘ website here.

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