Windstar Back in Alaska After 20 Years

By ,   May 24, 2018 ,   Cruise Industry

Windstar Cruises is currently sailing through Alaska for the first time in twenty years. The 212-guest, all-suite Star Legend started with a kickoff in Kenai Fjords National Park May 18 and remains in Alaska until August.

This is the first return for the cruise line since Wind Spirit (which is now in Tahiti year-round) sailed in Alaska in 1998.

The new Signature Expeditions take passengers on kayaks and motorized Zodiac inflatable boats along Alaska’s rugged coastline, together with highly skilled expeditions team. As the Official Cruise Line of James Beard Foundation, Windstar’s chefs make sure guests sample local seafood, both onboard and on group tours ashore.

Star Legend cruise ship

Star Legend arrived in Seward and its 14-day itinerary visits Kenai Fjords National Park, Juneau, Sitka, Icy Strait Point, Haines, Endicott Arm, Tracy Arm, Wrangell, Metlakatla, Misty Fjords, Ketchikan, Prince Rupert and Grenville Channel in British Columbia, prior to arriving in Vancouver on May 31.

Star Legend will offer numerous voyages roundtrip from Vancouver and between Vancouver and Seward throughout 2018 Alaska season. The vessel will make a 1-day visit to Seattle June 27 for a Zodiac naming ceremony on Lake Union.

Cruisers can choose from over 25 different departure dates in 2018-2019 for small ship trips, cruise and land tours to Alaska.