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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)
ClassStar Ship megayacht
Building costUSD 87 million (2020 drydock ~USD 84 million / EUR 75 million)
OwnerXanterra Parks & Resorts Inc
OperatorWindstar Cruises
Speed15 kn / 28 kph / 17 mph
Length (LOA)159 m / 522 ft
Beam (width)19 m / 62 ft
Gross Tonnage12995 gt
Passengers312
Crew190
Decks8
Cabins156
Decks with cabins3
Last Refurbishment2020
Sister-shipsStar Breeze (Seabourn Spirit), Star Pride (Seabourn Pride)
Former namesRoyal Viking Queen, Queen Odyssey, Seabourn Legend
Christened byGloria Bohan

Current itinerary / position of Star Legend

Star Legend current cruise is 14 days, round-trip Star Collector: Lovely Leewards. Prices start from USD 1799 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 09 Nov, 2019 and ends on 23 Nov, 2019.

All Itineraries Current Position
Date / TimePort
09 Nov 19:00    Departing from San Juan, Puerto Rico hotels
10 Nov 12:00 - 17:00    Philipsburg, St Maarten Island, Dutch Antilles
11 Nov 08:00 - 17:00    Iles des Saintes, Guadeloupe
12 Nov 10:00 - 22:00    Bequia Island, Port Elizabeth, Grenadines
13 Nov 08:00 - 18:00    St Georges, Grenada
14 Nov 08:00 - 16:00    Pigeon Island, Rodney Bay, St Lucia
16 Nov 07:00 - 23:59    San Juan, Puerto Rico
17 Nov 08:00 - 21:00    Vieques Island, Puerto Rico
18 Nov 11:00 - 22:00    Philipsburg, St Maarten Island, Dutch Antilles
19 Nov 08:00 - 17:00    Montserrat Island, Little Bay
20 Nov 07:00 - 22:00    Gustavia, Saint Barthelemy Island
21 Nov 08:00 - 23:59    Jost Van Dyke Island, Belle Vue, BVI
22 Nov 08:00 - 17:00    Virgin Gorda Island, Spanish Town, BVI
23 Nov 07:00    Arriving in San Juan, Puerto Rico 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 travel brand operating a fleet of smaller-sized ships (mega-yachts) with capacity up to 310 passengers. The company call at 150 ports throughout the 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 a computer hacker (Willem Dafoe), who had set the ship on a collision course with a 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 in 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 is the Owner’s Suite (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 travellers 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 bread, 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 transforms 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 onboard Star Legend are very limited and range from food market purchases to performances by local musicians. Public areas include the casino, library, computer centre, WindSpa, fitness centre, 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, windsurfing, snorkelling, kayaking; the ship provides water rafts, wakeboards, paddleboards 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 theatre/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 exercise 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).

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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.

WINDSTAR cruise ship reconstructions 2019-2020 drydock refurbishments review

On November 15, 2018, Windstar Cruises announced company's "Star Plus Initiative" - drydock refit and refurbishment program budgeted USD 250 million. The project was partially financed through Export Credit facility guaranteed by SACE Italy (financial and insurance products and services). The "Star Plus" drydocking project includes enlarging (stretching) and engine upgrades for fleet's three Star-Class vessels (in brackets - completion dates) - Star Breeze (February 20, 2020), Star Legend (July 2, 2020) and Star Pride (November 20, 2020).

Windstar's "Star Plus" project increased the fleet's capacity by 24%. When completed, the project will result in bigger capacity (254 to 320 passengers, 140 to 190 crew), increased GT tonnage/volume (9975 to 12995 tons), increased length (134 to 159 m), more staterooms (106 to 156), adding new venues and public spaces, machinery upgrades (new Wartsila marine diesel engines). The project was scheduled for the period October 2019 through November 2020, at Fincantieri's shipyards in Palermo (Sicily Island, Italy) and Trieste (Italy).

The ships' drydock lengthening includes cutting each vessel in two and installing a new (prefabricated) midship section with length 25 m (83 ft). Vessel's LOA length will be increased from 134 m (439 ft) to 159 m (522). The midship section has an additional elevator. These sections were built (pre-fabricated and assembled) in Trieste, then barged to Palermo to be inserted into the vessels.

Following the drydocks, each ship will have 2 new dining venues (Cuadro 44 by Anthony Sasso, Star Grill by Steven Raichlen), new / expanded retail shopping space (Signature Shop), enlarged Gym (Fitness Center with Motion Studio for classes), expanded wellness complex (WindSpa by Steiner), new bar lounge (deck 5), larger sundeck and swimming pool (deck 7), new tender loading area (deck 3 midship), two new tender boats (90-seat each), new whirlpool and enlarged swimming pool (on deck 8), expanded and upgraded staff-crew areas and crew cabins. The two new dining venues are a specialty restaurant (Cuadro 44, aft-portside on deck 6, the former Casino area) and a casual outdoor BBQ restaurant (Star Grill, adjacent to Star Bar on deck 8).

Cruise ship's powerplant will be upgraded from the current four Bergen diesel engines (model B33:45, combined power output 7,3 MW) to 4 Wartsila engines (model Wartsila 46F, combined output 5 MW) running on the cleaner ULSD (ultra-low sulfur diesel) fuel.

Each liner 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 Midship Owner Suites and two enlarged Forward Grand Owner Suites - all located on Deck 6. All existing staterooms will be completely refurbished, including bathrooms, balconies, sliding doors, furniture, equipment. The new public spaces and staterooms were designed by the NYC-based "The Johnson Studio at Cooper Carry".

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 Sep 12 65 days, one-way from Vancouver to San Juan Vancouver
2019 Oct 19 21 days, one-way from Puntarenas to San Juan Puntarenas
2019 Nov 02 7 days, round-trip San Juan & The Virgin Islands San Juan
2019 Nov 02 14 days, round-trip Star Collector: Lovely Leewards San Juan
2019 Nov 09 7 days, round-trip Windward Islands Surf & Sunsets San Juan
2019 Nov 09 14 days, round-trip Star Collector: Lovely Leewards San Juan $1799
2019 Nov 16 7 days, round-trip San Juan & The Virgin Islands San Juan
2019 Nov 16 14 days, round-trip Star Collector: Lovely Leewards San Juan $1599
2019 Nov 23 7 days, round-trip Windward Islands Surf & Sunsets San Juan $999
2019 Nov 23 14 days, round-trip Star Collector: Lovely Leewards San Juan $1599
2019 Nov 30 7 days, round-trip San Juan & The Virgin Islands San Juan $1199
2019 Nov 30 14 days, round-trip Star Collector: Lovely Leewards San Juan $1599
2019 Dec 07 7 days, round-trip Windward Islands Surf & Sunsets San Juan $1099
2019 Dec 07 14 days, round-trip Star Collector: Lovely Leewards San Juan $1799
2019 Dec 14 7 days, round-trip San Juan & The Virgin Islands San Juan $999
2019 Dec 14 14 days, round-trip Star Collector: Lovely Leewards San Juan $2099
2019 Dec 21 7 days, round-trip Windward Islands Surf & Sunsets San Juan $1799
2019 Dec 21 14 days, round-trip Star Collector: Lovely Leewards San Juan
2019 Dec 28 14 days, round-trip Star Collector: Lovely Leewards San Juan
2020 Jan 04 7 days, round-trip Windward Islands Surf & Sunsets San Juan $1099
2020 Jan 04 14 days, round-trip Star Collector: Lovely Leewards San Juan $3099
2020 Jan 11 7 days, round-trip San Juan & The Virgin Islands San Juan $1499
2020 Jan 11 14 days, round-trip Star Collector: Lovely Leewards San Juan $3299
2020 Jan 18 7 days, round-trip Windward Islands Surf & Sunsets San Juan $1299
2020 Jan 18 14 days, round-trip Star Collector: Lovely Leewards San Juan $2999
2020 Jan 25 7 days, round-trip San Juan & The Virgin Islands San Juan $1299
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 $1199
2020 Jul 02 8 days, one-way from Barcelona to Lisbon Barcelona $3499
2020 Jul 02 15 days, one-way from Barcelona to Dublin Barcelona $4999
2020 Aug 29 10 days, one-way from Reykjavik to Leith-Edinburgh Reykjavik $4199
2020 Aug 29 21 days, one-way from Reykjavik to London Tilbury Reykjavik $7999
2020 Sep 08 21 days, one-way from Leith-Edinburgh to Lisbon Leith-Edinburgh $7199
2020 Sep 08 11 days, one-way from Leith-Edinburgh to London Tilbury Leith-Edinburgh $5199
2020 Sep 08 29 days, one-way from Leith-Edinburgh to Barcelona Leith-Edinburgh $9499
2020 Sep 19 18 days, one-way from London Tilbury to Barcelona London Tilbury $5799
2020 Sep 19 10 days, one-way from London Tilbury to Lisbon London Tilbury $3499
2020 Sep 29 8 days, one-way from Lisbon to Barcelona Lisbon $3499
2020 Sep 29 28 days, one-way from Lisbon to Piraeus Lisbon $10999
2020 Sep 29 18 days, one-way from Lisbon to Piraeus Lisbon $6299
2020 Oct 07 20 days, one-way from Barcelona to Piraeus Barcelona $8999
2020 Oct 07 10 days, one-way from Barcelona to Piraeus Barcelona $3999
2020 Oct 07 30 days, one-way from Barcelona to Piraeus Barcelona $13799
2020 Oct 17 20 days, round-trip Star Collector: Pyramids, Parthenon & Jerusalem Walls Piraeus $11099
2020 Oct 17 10 days, round-trip Greece Via The Corinth Canal & Turkey: The Marvels Of Ancient Rivals Piraeus $5899
2020 Oct 27 10 days, round-trip Greece, Israel & Egypt: Footsteps Of Faith In The Holy Lands Piraeus $6499
2020 Oct 27 17 days, one-way from Piraeus to Civitavecchia Piraeus $9499
2020 Nov 06 7 days, one-way from Piraeus to Civitavecchia Piraeus $3999
2020 Nov 06 14 days, one-way from Piraeus to Barcelona Piraeus $5999
2020 Nov 13 7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Barcelona Civitavecchia $2699
2020 Nov 13 17 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Lisbon Civitavecchia $4399
2020 Nov 20 10 days, one-way from Barcelona to Lisbon Barcelona $3499
2020 Nov 20 23 days, one-way from Barcelona to San Juan 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 02 21 days, one-way from Miami to Puntarenas Miami $5799
2021 Jan 12 11 days, one-way from Colon to Puntarenas Colon $2699
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 $4599
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 $4599
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 $4599
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 $4399
2021 Mar 20 7 days, one-way from Puntarenas to Colon Puntarenas $2499
2021 Mar 20 17 days, one-way from Puntarenas to Miami Puntarenas $4799
2021 Mar 27 10 days, one-way from Colon to Miami Colon $3499
2021 Apr 06 23 days, one-way from Miami to Barcelona Miami $3499
2021 Apr 06 13 days, one-way from Miami to Lisbon Miami $1699
2021 Apr 19 10 days, one-way from Lisbon to Barcelona Lisbon $3499
2021 Apr 29 12 days, one-way from Barcelona to Bordeaux Barcelona $4299
2021 May 22 15 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Stockholm Amsterdam $6999
2021 May 22 8 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Copenhagen Amsterdam $4199
2021 May 30 7 days, one-way from Copenhagen to Stockholm Copenhagen $3999
2021 Jun 06 10 days, one-way from Stockholm to Copenhagen Stockholm $5499
2021 Jun 06 18 days, one-way from Stockholm to Copenhagen Stockholm $8499
2021 Jun 16 8 days, round-trip Norway’S Famous Fjords Copenhagen $4499
2021 Jun 24 10 days, one-way from Copenhagen to London Tilbury Copenhagen $5299
2021 Jul 04 10 days, one-way from London Tilbury to Dublin London Tilbury $5499
2021 Jul 14 8 days, one-way from Dublin to Leith-Edinburgh Dublin $4799
2021 Jul 14 16 days, one-way from Dublin to Copenhagen Dublin $7899
2021 Jul 22 8 days, one-way from Leith-Edinburgh to Copenhagen Leith-Edinburgh $4499
2021 Jul 22 15 days, one-way from Leith-Edinburgh to Stockholm Leith-Edinburgh $7199
2021 Jul 30 7 days, one-way from Copenhagen to Stockholm Copenhagen $3999
2021 Aug 06 10 days, one-way from Stockholm to Copenhagen Stockholm $5499
2021 Aug 16 7 days, one-way from Copenhagen to Stockholm Copenhagen $3999
2021 Sep 05 11 days, round-trip Belles Of The British Isles London Tilbury $5699
2021 Sep 16 11 days, one-way from London Tilbury to Lisbon London Tilbury $3499
2021 Sep 27 10 days, one-way from Lisbon to Barcelona Lisbon $3999
2021 Oct 07 8 days, one-way from Barcelona to Piraeus Barcelona $5199
2021 Oct 15 10 days, round-trip Greece Via The Corinth Canal & Turkey: The Marvels Of Ancient Rivals Piraeus $5999
2021 Oct 25 10 days, round-trip Greece, Israel & Egypt: Footsteps Of Faith In The Holy Lands Piraeus $6499
2021 Nov 04 8 days, one-way from Piraeus to Barcelona Piraeus $3999
2021 Nov 12 12 days, one-way from Barcelona to Lisbon Barcelona $3699

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