Star Legend became the largest cruise ship ever to transit the Ballard Locks and sail onto Lake Union in Seattle, Washington.
Windstar Cruises recently appointed Captain James Griffiths to a new role as Expedition Captain, in preparation for Windstar’s return to Alaska this spring with Star Legend. On these voyages, Windstar will feature its new Signature Expeditions program that combines adventurous shore excursion offerings more commonly found on expedition ships and pairs them with Windstar’s own… [Read More]
Windstar Cruises’ second season for the 212-passenger Star Legend kicks off in the fall of 2018 in Asia after her inaugural Alaska season this summer. The return to Asia for Windstar in 2018/19 will bring four new cruises, as well as the recurrence of four of the company’s most popular cruises from its 2017/18 season sailing… [Read More]
When Windstar Cruises returns to Alaska this year after a long absence, it will be offering a brand-new program of events onboard and ashore that aims to bring Alaska’s rich history to live. Windstar’s new Signature Expeditions program will debut in May aboard Star Legend, which will offer a full season of Alaskan cruises departing… [Read More]
It was an itinerary that dreams are made of. My recent cruise with Windstar on their “Pearls of the Indian Ocean,” was a 16-day exotic odyssey starting in Dubai and ending in Singapore. In between, we crossed the Gulf of Oman to the Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean, Bay of Bombay, Andaman Sea and the Strait… [Read More]
When it comes to cruising through the heart of Alaska and British Columbia, there are no shortage of choices. But Alaska, much like the Caribbean, is dominated by big, mainstream cruise ships carrying thousands of passengers apiece. Because of their size, they also tend to call on many of the same ports of call, eschewing… [Read More]
It’s been two decades since Windstar Cruises has sailed to Alaska, but that ends next year as the boutique small-ship cruise line sends its 212-guest Star Legend to the 49th State and the Canadian province of British Columbia in 2018. Windstar’s Alaskan voyages will run between 11 and 14 days in duration, and will depart… [Read More]
With A New President At The Helm, Windstar Charts A Course for Success Last year didn’t start off kindly for Windstar Cruises. In late December of 2015, Star Pride ran aground off Coiba, Panama, putting an abrupt end to her Christmas cruise through Costa Rica and the Panama Canal. The damage was severe enough that… [Read More]