Refurb puts wind in the sails

Cruise Weekly - - News -

WINDSTAR Cruises has an­nounced a ma­jor $250 mil­lion re­fur­bish­ment pro­gram across all three of its Star Class ves­sels.

The Star Plus Ini­tia­tive will aim to en­hance fa­cil­i­ties on board its Star Class ships and also in­crease guest ca­pac­ity from 212 to 312 guests per ves­sel via a ship length­en­ing project.

The ren­o­va­tion work will be car­ried out on Star Breeze, Star Leg­end, and Star Pride be­tween Oct 2019 and Nov 2020, tak­ing place at the Fin­cantieri Ship­yard in Palermo, Italy.

Each ves­sel will be cut to al­low the in­stal­la­tion of a new sec­tion that will add a fur­ther 25.6 me­tres in length - rep­re­sent­ing an over­all ca­pac­ity in­crease of 24% for the small ship cruise line.

Se­lect im­prove­ments on each ship will in­clude 50 new suites fea­tur­ing open floor plan con­fig­u­ra­tions, new Owner’s Suites cat­e­gories, two new din­ing ex­pe­ri­ences, and a larger spa and fit­ness cen­tre.

“The ini­tia­tive not only cre­ates beau­ti­ful new suites and pub­lic spa­ces, but we will also take the op­por­tu­nity to re-en­gine the ships with a more fuel ef­fi­cient... propul­sion sys­tem,” said Windstar Pres­i­dent John De­laney.

A ded­i­cated mi­crosite will launch in 2019 to keep agents up­dated on the progress of the new re­fur­bish­ment pro­gram.

Pic­tured: Windstar crew farewell a re­cent Euro­pean sail­ing.

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