Windstar Cruises Completes Fleet Renovation

Press Release
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Photo credit Windstar Cruises

The small-ship luxury cruise line finishes its US$18million refurbishment program on all three of its sailing yachts.

With the completion of Wind Spirit's dry dock  Windstar Cruises' $18 million fleet-wide renovation project is now finished. The project, which began in December of 2011, encompassed all three sailing yachts in a stem-to-stern renovation that enhanced public spaces, dining venues, staterooms and suites, as well as new sails.

The 148-passenger Wind Spirit, the last of the fleet to undergo refurbishment, was updated with new furnishings, upholstery, art, lighting, wall coverings, carpeting, ceiling finishes, window treatments, and floor coverings during the month-long renovation.

Wind Surf, the company's 310-passenger flagship, completed its renovation late last year and Wind Star, the sister yacht to Wind Spirit, was fully renovated in April of last year.  The staterooms and suites of all three yachts were refurbished in spring of 2012.

"With the completion of the renovation, we are truly delivering on our promise of a unique luxury cruise experience that feels like your own private yacht," said Hans Birkholz , CEO of Windstar Cruises. "So far our guest feedback has been excellent; our guests are just as excited as we are to have the fleet completed."

Windstar Cruises operates three sailing yachts known for their pampering without pretense and the ability to visit hidden harbors and secluded coves of the world's most treasured destinations. Carrying just 148 to 310 guests, the luxurious yachts of Windstar cruise to nearly 50 nations, calling at 100 ports throughout Europe, the Caribbean and the Americas.






 

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