Christopher Prelog, chief operating officer of Windstar Cruises, said:
“After much thought, we believe we are making the most responsible decision we can during this coronavirus pandemic. This worldwide pause in the operation of our fleet of small ships is an effort to curb the spread of the virus and keep our guests, crew and the communities we visit, safe and healthy. We look forward to resuming operations again on May 1 with a return to offering our 180 degrees from ordinary vacation experience.”
Sailings will begin operating again according to schedule on May 1.
Vacationers on cruises within the suspension receive the choice of a future cruise credit valued at 125% of all money paid to Windstar or a refund equal to the amount paid on the booking. Clients have 24 months to book and embark on any available sailing using the credit. Windstar protects commissions on the affected bookings.
For Coronavirus updates on cruise ship quarantines (infected passengers and crew) and top-pandemic countries (COVID-19 cases and deaths, daily updated statistics) see at CruiseMapper's Norovirus page.