Windstar Cruises has released a new schedule of cruises for its fleet of six yachts in 2021 and launched the “Save Now & Sail Later” offer to celebrate. The new schedules affect its three yachts, which are undergoing a transformation and “stretch” in Italy.
Fresh from a major transformation adding suites and amenities on board, 312-guest Star Breeze begins sailing October 27, 2020. Its new schedule includes four cruises in the Mediterranean before heading to the Caribbean to sail from late December 2020 to March 2021. Weeklong cruises on two itineraries sail roundtrip from San Juan, Puerto Rico for convenient U.S. flight arrangements.
In late April, the yacht will sail two new Central American cruises departing from Miami—a first for the cruise line—before making its way north along the coast, cruising new itineraries in Costa Rica and Panama, Mexico and along the West Coast to Vancouver, B.C. where it will begin its summer of cruising in Southeast Alaska. In September, Star Breeze sails for Asia and then on to its first season in Australia and New Zealand in December 2021.
The 312-guest Star Legend is scheduled to emerge from renovations in March 2021 and will sail in the Mediterranean, Northern Europe and Central America. Star Pride, which also accommodates 312 guests, leaves the shipyard in June 2021 and begins sailing in July in Northern Europe, Iceland, Greenland and Canada. On October 23, 2021, it departs New York City for San Juan, Puerto Rico and Caribbean island itineraries.
The 148-guest Wind Spirit will be the first yacht to resume sailing on September 3, 2020 in Tahiti after Windstar suspended operations due to the ongoing impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Wind Spirit sails seven, 10- and 11-day cruises year-round in Tahiti. Good to know: Windstar offers an all-inclusive air, cruise and hotel package with cruises in French Polynesia.
The 342-guest Wind Surf resumes sailing in the Caribbean on November 29, 2020, where it will sail until an April ocean crossing takes the ship to the Mediterranean for the rest of the year. Additionally, the 148-guest Wind Star begins sailing on January 23, 2021 in Costa Rica and Panama, and then heads to the Mediterranean and Greek Islands.
Windstar’s Travel Assurance Booking Policy allows travelers to cancel their cruise up to 15 days prior to departure and receive a 100 percent future cruise credit based on money paid on the booking to be used on all sailings through December 31, 2021.
During this temporary pause in operations, Windstar’s staff is reviewing and updating its health and safety practices, including enhanced sanitation protocols, health screenings, additional medical staff on board, expanded dining times with outdoor dining, and crew training.
The “Save Now & Sail Later” One Week Sale is open from May 29 to June 4 and includes a variety of cruises in 2021 with rates starting at $1,299 per guest based on double occupancy. In addition to reduced prices on select itineraries (as well as cruise tours with overland components) in the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Tahiti, Caribbean, Alaska, U.S. Coastals, Canada, Asia, Mexico and Panama/Costa Rica, guests can receive up to $1,000 in shipboard credit per stateroom.