Windstar to expand fleet with two new ships

Windstar new ships
By Linsey McNeill
11/04/2024
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Windstar Cruises is to add two new all-suite motor yachts to its fleet in 2025 and 2026.

The first, new-build Star Seeker, is currently being built and will be delivered next December.

This will be followed by Star Explorer in December 2026.

Windstar President Christopher Prelog said: “We are thrilled for this expansion, building on the success of our game-changing Star Class in small-ship cruising with guests and travel partners, while offering new experiences.

“This growth reflects the dedication of our incredible crew and team, allowing us to broaden our destination portfolio and even bring one of our Wind Class sail ships back to Tahiti.”

Full itineraries and booking details for Star Seeker will be announced in June, said the line.

Each ship will have 112 suites, featuring full private verandas and infinity windows. Two new Owner’s Suites with wrap-around balconies have been added to the aft of the ship.

Star Seeker and Star Explorer both have ice-strengthened hulls, allowing Windstar to sail to new destinations.

 President and CEO of parent company Xanterra Travel Collection Andrew N Todd said: “As part of our company’s expanding portfolio, Windstar Cruises is poised for remarkable growth and an exciting future ahead. 

“We’re excited about the possibilities of where Windstar will sail and the opportunities it brings our officers, crew and staff, and our guests.”

The expansion also allows Windstar to return Wind Class ship, Wind Star, to Tahiti, where it will join Star Breeze in 2027, adding more capacity to meet the growing demand for French Polynesian sailings, said the line.

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