Star Legend

Former names: Royal Viking Queen, Queen Odyssey, Seabourn Legend

Star Legend Review and Specifications

Specifications of Star Legend

Year built1992  /  Age : 27
Flag state Bahamas
BuilderSchichau Seebeckwerft (Bremerhaven, Germany)
ClassMega Yacht
Building costUSD 87 million
OwnerXanterra Parks & Resorts Inc
OperatorWindstar Cruises
Speed19 kn / 35 kph / 22 mph
Length (LOA)135 m / 443 ft
Beam (width)21 m / 69 ft
Gross Tonnage9961 gt
Passengers212 - 254
Crew140
Passengers-to-space ratio39
Decks8
Cabins106
Decks with cabins3
Last Refurbishment2017-2020
Former namesRoyal Viking Queen, Queen Odyssey, Seabourn Legend
Christened byGloria Bohan

Current itinerary / position of Star Legend

Star Legend current cruise is 12 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver. Prices start from USD 1599 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 06 Jul, 2019 and ends on 18 Jul, 2019.

All Itineraries Current Position
Date / TimePort
06 Jul 20:00    Departing from Seward, Alaska hotels
09 Jul 12:00 - 20:00    Juneau, Alaska
10 Jul 06:00 - 18:00    Haines, Alaska
11 Jul 15:00 - 20:00    Icy Strait Point, Hoonah, Alaska
12 Jul 10:00 - 17:00    Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska
13 Jul 08:00 - 18:00    Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
14 Jul 12:00 - 18:00    Wrangell, Alaska
16 Jul 06:00 - 13:00    Prince Rupert, Kaien Island, BC Canada
18 Jul 07:00    Arriving in Vancouver, BC Canada hotels

Review of Star Legend

Launched in 1992 (as Royal Viking Queen) and bought as "Seabourn Legend", Star Legend cruise ship is the third and last of all three identical Windstar yachts - together with Star Pride (ex-Seabourn Pride) and Star Breeze (ex-Seabourn Spirit).

History - construction and ownership

Windstar Cruises is a luxury brand operating a fleet of smaller-sized ships (mega-yachts) with capacity up to 310 passengers. The company call at 150 ports throughout Caribbean, Central America, South Pacific, Asia, Europe. Currently, Windstar is a subsidiary of Xanterra Parks and Resorts (USA's largest national and state park concession management company).

Windstar Star Legend cruise ship

The 9,961-ton, 212-passenger cruise ship Star Legend was constructed in Bremerhaven, Germany by Schichau-Seebeckwerft and put into service in February 1992 for Kloster Cruise. Seabourn Legend was originally Royal Viking Queen, operated for Royal Viking Line on various crossings. In 1995 her name was changed (after assigned to Royal Cruise Line) to Queen Odyssey. Until January 1996, she was operating for Royal Cruise Line, when sold to Seabourn Cruise Line and joined her sister ships as Seabourn Legend. In April 2015 she departed Seabourn fleet, and later in May became a member of Windstar Cruises fleet.

An interesting fact is that Seabourn Legend cruise ship was featured in the film Speed 2: Cruise Control, in 1997. In the movie, Alex Shaw (Jason Patric) – LAPD Police Officer, and Annie Porter (Sandra Bullock), were trapped on the vessel, where navigation computers had been reprogrammed by computer hacker (Willem Dafoe), who had set the ship on collision course with supertanker.

Cruise itinerary program

Star Legend itinerary program is based on luxury Mediterranean cruises with departures from France, Italy and Spain. In Northern Europe, Windstar Legend ship cruises in the Baltic on Norwegian Fjords itineraries and to Iceland leaving from Denmark and UK.

In November 2016 Windstar Cruises announced that it returns to Asia for the first time in 3 years, sending to the region Star Legend in winter 2017-2018. The luxury yacht-style vessel will sail throughout Asia, from Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore to South Korea and Japan.

Beginning 2018, the cruise line will base Star Legend in Vancouver. There, the ship will operate 3 distinctive itineraries from May through August, including 11 and 12-day voyages from Vancouver to Seward; 14-day sailings from Seward to Vancouver; and a couple of 12-day cruises leaving roundtrip from Vancouver. The line plans to offer pre-and-post cruise land extensions.

Cabins

All Star Legend staterooms are comfortable and sedate suites with luxury linens, stocked mini-bar, Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV, fresh fruit and flowers. There are a total of 106 staterooms (all of which Suites, 42 Balcony, 64 Oceanview) in 8 categories. The largest aboard Star Legend are the Owner’s Suites (575 ft2). 

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

A major Star Legend plus is the wide variety of eating options for such a small ship. Star Legend guests may choose from various inclusive dining options – AmphorA Restaurant, Yacht Club, Sky Bar & Grill. Windstar travelers usually like to dress up. There are 2 formal nights on weeklong cruises and 3 on 14-day voyages. On these nights, a lot of the men wear tuxedos. Women wear luxury cocktail dresses or ball gowns. Other nights are casually stylish (jacket for men, but tie optional; nice outfit for women), or casual (no jacket for men; sundress or slacks for women). For those who do not like formal nights, the Veranda Cafe offers a casually stylish alternative.

Follows the complete list of Star Legend restaurants and food bars.

  • AmphorA Restaurant (ship’s dining room, open-seating; offers 5-course gourmet dinner menu which is changed daily; along with onboard-made breads, in all ports of call the executive chef goes to the local markets to shop for fresh ingredients)
  • Candles Cafe & Veranda (a smaller “dining room” which offers buffet-style breakfast and lunch, as well as a la carte menu through the wait staff; its indoor area is called “Candles Cafe” and features floor-ceiling panoramic windows; the outdoor seating area is called “Veranda” - in the evenings, it transformes into “Candles Grill” al-fresco steakhouse)
  • Sky Bar & Grill / Star Bar (serves the top deck open-air area).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

Activities on board Star Legend are very limited and range from food market purchases to performances by local musicians. Public areas include the casino, library, computer center, WindSpa, fitness center, pool and three whirlpool tubs. 

Windstar Star Legend cruise ship

Follows the complete list of Star Legend lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • The Marina (retractable water sports platform for water skiing, wind surfing, snorkeling, kayaking; the ship provides water rafts, wakeboards, paddle boards and a water trampoline island; the steel cage forms a swimming pool in the sea)
  • A Whirlpool (with sunbathing area and lounge chairs)
  • Card Room (bridge and board games); Library
  • Computer Center (discount Internet packages and rates per minute)
  • Lounge (ship’s theater/main show lounge for live evening entertainment)
  • The Boutique Shop (sells duty-free luxury fashion clothing and accessories)
  • The Casino (with blackjack/roulette gambling tables, slot machines)
  • Compass Rose (ship’s social lounge with its own bar and grand piano)
  • The Wellness Centre (Spa, Gym and Beauty Salon; The WindSpa has treatment rooms, Saunas, Steam Rooms; operated by Steiner)
  • The Fitness Center (with floor-ceiling windows; has free weights, treadmills, elliptical machines; offers complimentary excercise classes)
  • Pool Area (with one rectangular swimming pool, two whirlpools on platforms and a 3rd whirlpool at the ship’s bow, sunbathing and shaded areas)
  • The Yacht Club (Constellation Lounge with floor-ceiling windows for 270-degree views)
  • The Sun Deck (with luxury lounge chairs).

Star Legend wiki

Star Legend was operated by Seabourn as "Seabourn Legend". The vessel was initially built for and owned by Kloster Cruise, and operated by its subsidiary Royal Viking Line under the name "Royal Viking Queen". In 1995, Kloster Cruise transferred it to their other subsidiary Royal Cruise Line and renamed it "Queen Odyssey". In 1996, the ship was purchased by Seabourn Cruises. Seabourn Legend entered Windstar's fleet in April 2015 (in active service since May 2015).

Star Legend's godmother is Gloria Bohan (CEO of "Omega World Travel" agency - corporate travel management, business meetings, events at sea). The christening ceremony was on May 25, 2015, held in Civitavecchia (Rome). Ship's 3-week drydock 2015 refit and refurbishment was done in Genoa Italy. The renovation project cost USD 8,5 million and included stern-to-bow renovations, expansion of Veranda Cafe and Star Deck, adding Yacht Club, new resistance swimming / infinity pool, whirlpool.

Fun fact is, that Seabourn Legend was the background in the "Speed 2" movie. Annie Porter (Sandra Bullock) and her boyfriend Alex Shaw (Jason Patric) LAPD Police Officer are trapped onboard while all navigation computers have been hacked by the criminal mind John Geiger (Willem Dafoe) setting the Seabourn Legend ship on a collision course with a pretty large tanker.

During ship's week-long drydock 2017 refurbishment (December, in Singapore) was installed Transas A-Suite (e-navigation system) and Navi-Radar 4000 (by DP Marine) with incorporated JRC sensors. The system consists of 2 radars (X-band and S-band), Dual ECDIS (Electronic Chart Display and Information) system, K-Nav ECDIS (route planning station (by Kongsberg Maritime) and PilotStar NX (autopilot by Anschutz). Also were modified all consoles and the ship's antenna.

Star-Class ship refurbishments 2019-2020

On November 15, 2018, Windstar announced company's "Star Plus Initiative" - drydock refurbishment program budgeted USD 250 million. The project includes enlarging (stretching) and engine changes for fleet's three Star-Slass ships - Star Breeze, Star Legend, Star Pride.

When completed, the project will result in bigger passenger capacity, adding new staterooms, venues and public spaces, also new, more efficient engines. Ship's capacity will be increased by 68% (from 212 to 312 passengers). The project is scheduled for the period October 2019 through November 2020, at Fincantieri's shipyard in Palermo.

When completed, the Star Plus project will increase Windstar fleet's capacity by 24%. Star Plus Initiative is partially financed through Export Credit facility guaranteed by SACE Italy (financial and insurance products and services).

The drydock lengthening includes cutting each vessel in two and installing a new (prefabricated) midship section with length 25,6 m (84 ft). Vessel's LOA length will be increased from 135 m (443 ft) to 161 m (528).

Following drydock, each ship will have two new dining venues, new shop, new retail space; enlarged fitness, new Spa, larger swimming pool, new tender loading area (midship), two new tender boats (90-seat each), expanded and upgraded staff-crew areas and cabins. The two new dining venues are an alternative (specialty) restaurant and a casual BBQ space (adjacent to Star Bar). The midship section has an additional elevator.

Ship's current diesel engines (7 per ship) will be replaced with 4 new engines running on cleaner (ultra-low sulfur) diesel fuel, thus reducing SO emissions.

Each ship will receive 50 new cabins (to a total of 156), which (based on the total investment) means shipbuilding cost per berth USD 267,000. Among the new cabins are two larger Owner Suites. All existing staterooms will be completely refurbished, including their bathrooms, balconies, sliding doors. The new public spaces and cabins were designed by the NYC-based "The Johnson Studio at Cooper Carry".

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Star Legend Itineraries

The below listed Star Legend cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Windstar fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2019 Jun 25 11 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver
2019 Jul 06 12 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $1599
2019 Jul 18 11 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver
2019 Jul 29 11 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $1999
2019 Aug 09 11 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver
2019 Aug 20 11 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $1999
2019 Aug 31 12 days, round-trip Islands & Inlets of the Inside Passage Vancouver $2399
2019 Sep 12 12 days, round-trip Islands & Inlets of the Inside Passage Vancouver $2499
2019 Sep 12 22 days, one-way from Vancouver to San Diego Vancouver $4399
2019 Sep 12 65 days, one-way from Vancouver to San Juan Vancouver $20899
2019 Sep 24 10 days, one-way from Vancouver to San Diego Vancouver $2799
2019 Sep 24 25 days, one-way from Vancouver to Puntarenas Vancouver $5299
2019 Sep 24 39 days, one-way from Vancouver to San Juan Vancouver $8999
2019 Oct 04 7 days, one-way from San Diego to Puerto Vallarta San Diego $1799
2019 Oct 04 15 days, one-way from San Diego to Puntarenas San Diego $1999
2019 Oct 11 15 days, one-way from Puerto Vallarta to Colon Puerto Vallarta $1999
2019 Oct 19 7 days, one-way from Puntarenas to Colon Puntarenas $1999
2019 Oct 19 14 days, one-way from Puntarenas to San Juan Puntarenas $2699
2019 Oct 19 21 days, one-way from Puntarenas to San Juan Puntarenas $3799
2019 Oct 26 7 days, one-way from Colon to San Juan Colon $1599
2019 Nov 02 7 days, round-trip San Juan & the Virgin Islands San Juan $1399
2019 Nov 02 14 days, round-trip Star Collector: Lovely Leewards San Juan $2399
2019 Nov 09 7 days, round-trip Windward Islands Surf & Sunsets San Juan $1599
2019 Nov 09 14 days, round-trip Star Collector: Lovely Leewards San Juan $2399
2019 Nov 16 7 days, round-trip San Juan & the Virgin Islands San Juan $1699
2019 Nov 16 14 days, round-trip Star Collector: Lovely Leewards San Juan $2999
2019 Nov 23 7 days, round-trip Windward Islands Surf & Sunsets San Juan $2499
2019 Nov 23 14 days, round-trip Star Collector: Lovely Leewards San Juan $2699
2019 Nov 30 7 days, round-trip San Juan & the Virgin Islands San Juan $1599
2019 Nov 30 14 days, round-trip Star Collector: Lovely Leewards San Juan $2399
2019 Dec 07 7 days, round-trip Windward Islands Surf & Sunsets San Juan $1599
2019 Dec 07 14 days, round-trip Star Collector: Lovely Leewards San Juan $2199
2019 Dec 14 7 days, round-trip San Juan & the Virgin Islands San Juan $1599
2019 Dec 14 14 days, round-trip Star Collector: Lovely Leewards San Juan $2999
2019 Dec 21 7 days, round-trip Windward Islands Surf & Sunsets San Juan $2699
2019 Dec 21 14 days, round-trip Star Collector: Lovely Leewards San Juan $4299
2019 Dec 28 7 days, round-trip San Juan & the Virgin Islands San Juan $2699
2019 Dec 28 14 days, round-trip Star Collector: Lovely Leewards San Juan $4499
2020 Jan 04 7 days, round-trip Windward Islands Surf & Sunsets San Juan $2199
2020 Jan 04 14 days, round-trip Star Collector: Lovely Leewards San Juan $4299
2020 Jan 11 7 days, round-trip San Juan & the Virgin Islands San Juan $2499
2020 Jan 11 14 days, round-trip Star Collector: Lovely Leewards San Juan $3999
2020 Jan 18 7 days, round-trip Windward Islands Surf & Sunsets San Juan $2199
2020 Jan 18 14 days, round-trip Star Collector: Lovely Leewards San Juan $3499
2020 Jan 25 7 days, round-trip San Juan & the Virgin Islands San Juan $2199
2020 Jan 25 22 days, one-way from San Juan to Lisbon San Juan $2199
2020 Feb 01 15 days, one-way from San Juan to Lisbon San Juan $1799
2020 Jul 02 8 days, one-way from Barcelona to Lisbon Barcelona $2999
2020 Jul 02 15 days, one-way from Barcelona to Dublin Barcelona $4499
2020 Jul 02 23 days, one-way from Barcelona to Reykjavik Barcelona $7599
2020 Jul 10 7 days, one-way from Lisbon to Dublin Lisbon $2399
2020 Jul 10 15 days, one-way from Lisbon to Reykjavik Lisbon $5299
2020 Jul 17 8 days, one-way from Dublin to Reykjavik Dublin $3999
2020 Jul 25 7 days, round-trip Around Iceland Reykjavik $4499
2020 Aug 01 7 days, round-trip Around Iceland Reykjavik $4499
2020 Aug 08 7 days, round-trip Around Iceland Reykjavik $4499
2020 Aug 15 7 days, round-trip Around Iceland Reykjavik $4499
2020 Aug 22 7 days, round-trip Around Iceland Reykjavik $4499
2020 Aug 22 17 days, one-way from Reykjavik to Leith-Edinburgh Reykjavik $6999
2020 Aug 29 10 days, one-way from Reykjavik to Leith-Edinburgh Reykjavik $3999
2020 Aug 29 21 days, one-way from Reykjavik to London Tilbury Reykjavik $7799
2020 Sep 08 11 days, one-way from Leith-Edinburgh to London Tilbury Leith-Edinburgh $4999
2020 Sep 08 21 days, one-way from Leith-Edinburgh to Lisbon Leith-Edinburgh $6899
2020 Sep 08 29 days, one-way from Leith-Edinburgh to Barcelona Leith-Edinburgh $9499
2020 Sep 19 10 days, one-way from London Tilbury to Lisbon London Tilbury $3299
2020 Sep 19 18 days, one-way from London Tilbury to Barcelona London Tilbury $5799
2020 Sep 29 8 days, one-way from Lisbon to Barcelona Lisbon $3499
2020 Sep 29 18 days, one-way from Lisbon to Piraeus Lisbon $6299
2020 Sep 29 28 days, one-way from Lisbon to Piraeus Lisbon $11799
2020 Oct 07 10 days, one-way from Barcelona to Piraeus Barcelona $3999
2020 Oct 07 20 days, one-way from Barcelona to Piraeus Barcelona $8999
2020 Oct 07 30 days, one-way from Barcelona to Piraeus Barcelona $12799
2020 Oct 17 10 days, round-trip Greece via the Corinth Canal & Turkey: The Marvels of Ancient Rivals Piraeus $5799
2020 Oct 17 20 days, round-trip Star Collector: Pyramids, Parthenon & Jerusalem Walls Piraeus $10999
2020 Oct 27 10 days, round-trip Greece, Israel & Egypt: Footsteps of Faith in the Holy Lands Piraeus $7899
2020 Oct 27 17 days, one-way from Piraeus to Civitavecchia Piraeus $9199
2020 Nov 06 7 days, one-way from Piraeus to Civitavecchia Piraeus $3499
2020 Nov 06 14 days, one-way from Piraeus to Barcelona Piraeus $4999
2020 Nov 20 23 days, one-way from Barcelona to San Juan Barcelona $3499
2020 Nov 20 10 days, one-way from Barcelona to Lisbon Barcelona $3499
2020 Nov 30 13 days, one-way from Lisbon to San Juan Lisbon $1599
2020 Dec 13 10 days, one-way from San Juan to Miami San Juan $2799
2020 Dec 23 10 days, round-trip Jungles & Jewels of the Central American Coast Miami $3999
2021 Jan 02 10 days, one-way from Miami to Colon Miami $3499
2021 Jan 23 7 days, one-way from Puntarenas to Colon Puntarenas $2699
2021 Jan 30 7 days, one-way from Colon to Puntarenas Colon $2699
2021 Feb 06 7 days, one-way from Puntarenas to Colon Puntarenas $2699
2021 Feb 13 7 days, one-way from Colon to Puntarenas Colon $2699
2021 Feb 20 7 days, one-way from Puntarenas to Colon Puntarenas $2699
2021 Feb 27 7 days, one-way from Colon to Puntarenas Colon $2699
2021 Mar 06 7 days, one-way from Puntarenas to Colon Puntarenas $2699
2021 Mar 13 7 days, one-way from Colon to Puntarenas Colon $2499
2021 Mar 20 17 days, one-way from Puntarenas to Miami Puntarenas $4799
2021 Mar 20 7 days, one-way from Puntarenas to Colon Puntarenas $2499
2021 Mar 27 24 days, one-way from Colon to Lisbon Colon
2021 Mar 27 10 days, one-way from Colon to Miami Colon $3499

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