Windstar Cruises restarts in French Polynesia & Tahiti aboard Wind Spirit

   July 19, 2021 ,   Cruise Industry

The U.S. headquartered small ship cruise line Windstar resumed operation in French Polynesia/the Islands of Tahiti with vaccinated passengers and crew aboard its 150-passenger sailing ship Wind Spirit.

50% of Windstar’s 6-yacht fleet is back in the water sailing.

To celebrate the return of Wind Spirit, the cruise line added free drinks to its bundled pricing.

Windstar offers a convenient Air+Hotel package from Los Angeles International Airport including the round-trip Air Tahiti Nui flight from LA, pre-cruise accommodations and a post-cruise dayroom, ground transfers in Tahiti, and a 7-, 10- or 11-night boutique voyage in French Polynesia.

Typically, Windstar sails year-round from Tahiti, where voyages take place on the 148-passenger Wind Spirit, a motorized sailing yacht designed for the region. However, Windstar’s new all-suite 312-passenger yacht Star Breeze will begin operations in the region on September 19 and remain on a limited engagement in Tahiti until March 2022.

Windstar is restarting operations in a phased manner, with its fleet of 6 yachts debuting on a variety of dates through November 2021, while requiring vaccines of all guests amongst a host of health & safety precautions including testing, masks, social distancing, high-tech air filtration. On June 19, Windstarthe line’s Wind Star yacht resumed operations in Greece, while on July 10, Star Breeze began cruising in the Caribbean, with vaccinated guests and crew members.

Wind Spirit cruise ship

Windstar plans to restart sailings on the following yachts this current year with vaccinated passengers and crew members:

Wind Surf on August 8, 2021, in the Mediterranean

Star Legend on September 4, 2021, in Northern Europe

Star Pride on November 3, 2021, in the Caribbean.