The small-ship cruise company Windstar announced that its 148-passenger sail ship Wind Spirit will be fleet's first to resume voyages after the company suspended operations further due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Wind Spirit resumes sailings on September 3 in Tahiti on previously scheduled itineraries.
Wind Surf returns on November 29 sailing in the Caribbean on previously scheduled itineraries prior to heading to the Mediterranean in April next year. Wind Star resumes sailings on January 16, 2021, with Panama Canal and Costa Rica cruises and then heads to the Mediterranean in April.
Due to a shipyard delay in Italy, Star Breeze sailings in Asia, Australia and New Zealand are cancelled. Star Breeze begins sailing on October 27, 2020, in the Mediterranean prior to moving to the Caribbean in December to pick up sailings from Star Pride and Star Legend. The ship will then offer a number of new Caribbean itineraries until June 2021 when she heads to Alaska. A 10-day Alaskan Splendors voyage was added on June 3, 2021, after which she resumes her previously scheduled Alaska itineraries.
Due to a shipyard delay in Italy, some Star Legend sailings are cancelled while others will be picked up by Star Breeze. Star Legend commences sailings on March 1, 2021, in the Mediterranean and will pick up some voyages previously scheduled for Star Pride. Due to a shipyard delay in Italy, some Star Pride departures are cancelled while others will be picked up by Star Breeze. Star Pride commences sailings on July 5, 2021, in Northern Europe.
Passengers on the cancelled cruises receive a Future Cruise Credit valued at 125% of all money paid on the booking to Windstar. Those who prefer a refund can request their FCC be converted to a refund equal to the amount paid on the booking once they receive their FCC. Vacationers will have 24 months to book and embark on any available Windstar sailing using their FCC.
Windstar’s Travel Assurance Booking Policy allows guests to cancel their sailing up to 15 days before departure and receive a 100% FCC based on money paid on the booking to be used on all voyages through December 31, 2021.