Windstar Cruises announces 2019 and 2020 Caribbean and Latin America sailings including new visits to ports in Mexico, Honduras, Grand Cayman, and more.
Cruise guests on Windstar’s 51-day Grand Mediterranean adventure will embark the 310-passenger MSY Wind Surf on July 7, 2019, in Europe’s Westernmost port of Lisbon, Portugal, prepared for an adventure visiting ports in central Europe sailing across the Mediterranean. An equal match, the Wind Surf is the world’s largest sailing ship at 14,745 gross tons,… [Read More]
While Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Jose and Hurricane Maria have left cruise lines scrambling to re-route ships and provide alternate ports of call, small-ship line Windstar Cruises faced an entirely different challenge following confirmation of heavy damage to Philipsburg, St. Maarten. Windstar’s winter Caribbean season is set to begin in November, with Star Breeze and Wind… [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]
Taking A Look At The New Windstar Cruises The Windstar Cruises story began in 1984, prompted by a new ship design by Finnish shipbuilding firm Wartsila. The idea was called the Windcruiser, and it was like nothing else in the market: a vessel that combined standard diesel engines with several huge, computer-controlled staysails, which could… [Read More]
In just under three weeks time, I’ll embark on an eight-night Transatlantic Crossing aboard Cunard Line’s grand flagship, Queen Mary 2. Sailing from Southampton, England to New York (well, Brooklyn actually, but who’s counting?) guests aboard the Queen Mary 2 will sail for eight straight days across the vast expanse of the Atlantic Ocean. No… [Read More]
Windstar Cruises is getting set for a fleet expansion, and it will take the long-standing sailing cruise line on entirely new tack. In February 2013, Windstar announced it had acquired Seabourn Pride, Seabourn Legend and Seabourn Spirit from ultra-luxury operator Seabourn. The acquisition of the three Seabourn vessels doubles the size of Windstar’s three sailing yacht fleet, giving the company… [Read More]
With few exceptions (Seabourn being one), you’ll rarely find a cruise line where the top brass are women. Windstar Cruises has two at the top: Diane Moore (pictured left aboard Wind Surf in Portoferraio, Italy, on the island of Elba), the company’s president; and Sandy Stevens (right), vice president of sales. What does female leadership… [Read More]