Windstar celebrates 35 years of Tahitian cruises

   June 26, 2022 ,   Cruise Industry

French Polynesia's Tahiti Islands are best accessed via small ships allowing effortless travel amongst some of the iconic 121 islands & atolls. The premium cruise travel company Windstar has sailed the longest of any operator in the region and is celebrating 35 years of Tahitian voyages in 2022.

Tahiti is also the only destination where the United States-based cruise company sails year-round, giving passengers ample opportunities to plan a visit in any season.

In October 2022, there is double the chance. The 148-passenger Wind Spirit is scheduled to sail around the Islands of Tahiti now, but this October, Windstar will move the 312-passenger Star Breeze to the region, increasing guest capacity with 2 yacht options to choose from.

All-suite Star Breeze ship features newly transformed suites, 2 new restaurants, a World Spa, and an infinity pool. Although without sails, the ship is ideal for accessing the shallow lagoons of the destination. Both Wind Spirit and Star Breeze boast Windstar’s signature sports platform, which is opening up right off the back deck into the water perfect for kayaking, paddle boarding, and swimming.

In February 2024, Star Breeze is due to move to Tahiti year-round and replace Wind Spirit.

Bora Bora Island (Society Islands, French Polynesia)

With a couple of ships sailing the region this October, Windstar has opted to celebrate its 35th cruise season all month long offering special events and integration with local dignitaries, as well as a heightened infusion of local culture both onboard and ashore.

Windstar's 7-day "Dreams of Tahiti President’s Cruise" itinerary on Star Breeze departs on October 9th and includes events with Tahitian government officials and tourism partners, local entertainment, Windstar’s signature event motu celebration (in Bora Bora), and other special programming.