Windstar adds 2 hotel-themed suites on cruise ship Star Legend

   January 21, 2023 ,   Cruise Industry

The ultra-luxury travel brand Windstar is bringing the look/feel of a couple of famed resorts to one of its newly refurbished vessels.

The 312-passenger ship Star Legend, which will sail the Caribbean Sea during the coming months prior to heading to Portugal in April, now has 2 distinctively designed Classic Suites, one of which is inspired by The Broadmoor and another - inspired by Sea Island resort.

The Broadmoor is among the top resorts in Colorado, while Georgia’s Sea Island rates among the South's top resort destinations. Both the cruise company and the hotels share common ownership, which helps spur the partnership, Christopher Prelog (Windstar president) said.

This is the first time the cruise line has partnered with a resort for hotel operations onboard its fleet.

Both The Broadmoor/Sea Island are sister companies to Windstar and both are historic, 5-diamond resorts, according to Prelog.

Neither suite is a carbon copy of a room at one of the land-based resorts, but Star Legend accommodations draw on the design of the sibling properties, which for The Broadmoor suite, means “classic furniture, floral motifs, white trim with gold finishes, and wide crown molding,” plus some “statement” wallpaper that recalls the pattern adorning the main building of The Broadmoor. The Sea Island suite, “is quite coastal and airy, with colors like sea-glass green.”

Both suites are on Deck 5. Each has a private veranda overlooking the ship's bow.

The new suites are the latest upgrade to the Star Legend ship, which recently underwent a multimillion overhaul that added 2 dining venues, an improved spa, and other amenities around the ship along with a mural named "First Light," painted by Miami artist Alex Nunez during a transatlantic journey from Lisbon (Portugal) to South Florida.

Star Legend cruise ship

Similar Broadmoor/Sea Island suites are to be added to the fleetmates Star Breeze (in 2023-Q2) and Star Pride (in 2024).