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Windstar Cruises Opens Bookings on Star Breeze and Star Legend in Advance of ‘Dramatic’ Star Plus Initiative

March 7, 2019 Cruise News No Comments Email Email

Big things are taking place at Windstar Cruises, known as the premiere small ship cruise line that visits ports, islands and waterways that larger vessels simply can’t access. The biggest news, however is that vacationers can book a suite on the soon to be revitalized and “stretched” Star Breeze and Star Legend that include new itineraries and for the first-time ever a departure from Miami, the cruise capital of the world and San Diego, one of America’s most popular cruise cities. Guests and vacationers can now find specific information and reserve accommodations on Star Breeze and Star Legend itineraries scheduled following the “$250 Million Star Plus Initiative.”

The two enhanced ships will feature new suites, restaurants, public spaces, spa & fitness centers, pool, amenities and even new more environmentally sensitive engines that will propel them to many new itineraries and calls at new ports.

The Star Breeze Star Plus Inaugural voyage will take place from Miami to Colón, Panama on March 20, 2020. The sailing from Miami will be a first for the Seattle-based company.

The Star Breeze and Star Legend will chart courses to some of the most popular, aspirational and legendary destinations in the world, including Iceland, Northern Europe, the British Isles/Ireland, Greece/Turkey/Crete, Israel/Egypt/Malta, the Cote D’Azur, Alaska, the Panama Canal, Mexico/Baja and the first ever call at San Diego in the U.S. and as well as the Caribbean. Some itineraries will also feature transits of the famous Corinth Canal (see itinerary addendum for additional information and links).

Windstar Cruises is investing more than $250 Million (a quarter of a billion dollars) into the “Star Plus Initiative,” a major transformation of Windstar’s three Star Class yacht-style vessels: Star Breeze, Star Legend, and Star Pride. The trio of ships, which comprise of 50 percent of the fleet will be “stretched” and renovated in succession with work starting in October 2019 and ending in November 2020. The popular ships will be cut in half to allow the installation of a new section of ship that will lengthen each vessel approximately 25 meters.

“The Star Plus Initiative is not about size — it’s about offering our guests more of what they love about Windstar without changing the DNA of the brand or the ships’ ability to visit those special small ports and waterways of the world,” said John Delaney, president of Windstar Cruises.

The total capacity of the “new” expanded ships will be 312 guests and the new section of ship will enable the cruise line to provide services and amenities that its extremely loyal customer base has been asking for in recent times and ensure that the beloved ships will cruise well into the future.

To learn more about authentic small ship cruising with Windstar or to book a cruise, contact a travel advisor or Windstar Cruises by phone at 1-800-258-7245, or visit

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