Windstar Cruises restarted with 4-masted sailing yacht Wind Star from Athens

   June 22, 2021 ,   Cruise Industry

The owned by Xanterra Parks and Resorts premium company Windstar Cruises is sailing again with vaccinated passengers and crew onboard.

The first journey set sail on June 19 from Piraeus-Athens Greece with the 148-maximum passenger, 4-masted sailing yacht Wind Star embarking on a 7-day roundtrip cruise to the Greek Isles.

With the chance to visit Patmos, Nafplio, Monemvasia, as well as the islands of Mykonos and Santorini, guests onboard have an opportunity to explore ports both on their own and on Windstar shore trips. Windstar plans for Wind Star to sail this itinerary on near-weekly dates through October 2021.

Windstar Cruises is returning to operations in a phased manner. Its fleet of six yachts is debuting on various dates through November 2021 while requiring vaccines of all guests amongst a host of health & safety precautions including social distancing, masks, testing, and air filtration.

Wind Star cruise ship

All of the crew members aboard the Wind Star yacht have been vaccinated. Windstar Cruises is ensuring that crew are vaccinated on all of its ships when they restart on revenue cruises with passengers. The line was among the first cruise companies to require vaccinations for passengers, with a goal of full crew vaccinations. Windstar officials have successfully sourced vaccinations for crew members aboard all 6 yachts.