Star Legend

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

Star Legend current position

Star Legend current location is at West Mediterranean (coordinates 38.13438 N / 13.37038 E) cruising at speed of 102.3 kn (189 kph/ 118 mph) en route to PALERMO. The AIS position was reported 2 minutes ago.

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Specifications of Star Legend

Year built1992  /  Age: 29
Flag state Bahamas
BuilderSchichau Seebeckwerft (Bremerhaven, Germany)
ClassStar Ship megayacht
Building costUSD 87 million (2020-21 Star Plus 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
Passengers343
Crew190
Passengers-to-space ratio38
Beds312
Decks8
Cabins156
Decks with cabins4
Last Refurbishment2021
Sister-shipsStar Breeze (Seabourn Spirit), Star Pride (Seabourn Pride)
Former namesRoyal Viking Queen, Queen Odyssey, Seabourn Legend
Christened byGloria Bohan
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Star Legend Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2021 Sep 04 23 days, one-way from London-Tilbury to Lisbon London-Tilbury $8599
2021 Sep 04 12 days, round-trip Belles of the British Isles London-Tilbury $5199
2021 Sep 16 21 days, one-way from London-Tilbury to Barcelona London-Tilbury $5599
2021 Sep 16 11 days, one-way from London-Tilbury to Lisbon London-Tilbury $2899
2021 Sep 27 18 days, one-way from Lisbon to Piraeus Lisbon $5599
2021 Sep 27 10 days, one-way from Lisbon to Barcelona Lisbon $3299
2021 Oct 07 8 days, one-way from Barcelona to Piraeus Barcelona $3799
2021 Oct 15 10 days, round-trip Greece via the Corinth Canal Turkey The Marvels of Ancient Rivals Piraeus $5699
2021 Oct 25 10 days, round-trip Greece, Israel Egypt Footsteps of Faith in the Holy Lands Piraeus $5999
2021 Oct 25 18 days, one-way from Piraeus to Barcelona Piraeus $7899
2021 Nov 04 20 days, one-way from Piraeus to Lisbon Piraeus $6199
2021 Nov 04 8 days, one-way from Piraeus to Barcelona Piraeus $3799
2021 Nov 12 26 days, one-way from Barcelona to Bridgetown Barcelona $4699
2021 Nov 12 12 days, one-way from Barcelona to Lisbon Barcelona $3899
2021 Nov 24 21 days, one-way from Lisbon to Bridgetown Lisbon $2899
2021 Nov 24 14 days, one-way from Lisbon to Bridgetown Lisbon $1699
2021 Dec 08 14 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Oranjestad Bridgetown $3199
2021 Dec 08 7 days, round-trip Jewels of the Windward Islands Bridgetown $1999
2021 Dec 15 14 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Colon Bridgetown $3499
2021 Dec 15 7 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Oranjestad Bridgetown $1999
2021 Dec 22 14 days, one-way from Oranjestad to Puntarenas Oranjestad $4299
2021 Dec 22 7 days, one-way from Oranjestad to Colon Oranjestad $2599
2021 Dec 29 7 days, one-way from Colon to Puntarenas Colon $2499
2022 Jan 05 7 days, one-way from Puntarenas to Colon Puntarenas $1999
2022 Jan 12 10 days, one-way from Colon to Puntarenas Colon $2599
2022 Jan 22 7 days, round-trip Naturally Costa Rica Puntarenas $1799
2022 Jan 29 7 days, one-way from Puntarenas to Colon Puntarenas $1999
2022 Feb 05 7 days, one-way from Colon to Puntarenas Colon $1999
2022 Feb 12 7 days, one-way from Puntarenas to Colon Puntarenas $1999
2022 Feb 19 7 days, one-way from Colon to Puntarenas Colon $1999
2022 Feb 26 7 days, one-way from Puntarenas to Colon Puntarenas $1999
2022 Mar 05 7 days, one-way from Colon to Puntarenas Colon $1999
2022 Mar 12 7 days, one-way from Puntarenas to Colon Puntarenas $1999
2022 Mar 19 7 days, one-way from Colon to Puntarenas Colon $1999
2022 Mar 26 17 days, one-way from Puntarenas to Miami Puntarenas $3999
2022 Mar 26 7 days, one-way from Puntarenas to Colon Puntarenas $1999
2022 Apr 02 10 days, one-way from Colon to Miami Colon $2799
2022 Apr 12 14 days, one-way from Miami to Lisbon Miami $1799
2022 Apr 26 10 days, one-way from Lisbon to Barcelona Lisbon $3599
2022 May 06 23 days, one-way from Barcelona to Amsterdam Barcelona $7399
2022 May 06 12 days, one-way from Barcelona to Bordeaux Barcelona $4199
2022 May 18 19 days, one-way from Bordeaux to Copenhagen Bordeaux $7599
2022 May 18 11 days, one-way from Bordeaux to Amsterdam Bordeaux $4799
2022 May 29 8 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Copenhagen Amsterdam $4899
2022 May 29 15 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Stockholm Amsterdam $7799
2022 Jun 06 7 days, one-way from Copenhagen to Stockholm Copenhagen $4299
2022 Jun 13 18 days, one-way from Stockholm to Copenhagen Stockholm $9999
2022 Jun 13 10 days, one-way from Stockholm to Copenhagen Stockholm $6599
2022 Jun 23 8 days, round-trip Norways Famous Fjords Copenhagen $4599
2022 Jul 11 15 days, one-way from Stockholm to Copenhagen Stockholm $7699
2022 Jul 11 7 days, one-way from Stockholm to Copenhagen Stockholm $4199
2022 Jul 18 15 days, one-way from Copenhagen to Stockholm Copenhagen $7699
2022 Jul 18 8 days, round-trip Norways Famous Fjords Copenhagen $4899
2022 Jul 26 7 days, one-way from Copenhagen to Stockholm Copenhagen $4199
2022 Aug 02 10 days, one-way from Stockholm to Leith-Edinburgh Stockholm $5199
2022 Aug 12 8 days, one-way from Leith-Edinburgh to Dublin Leith-Edinburgh $5199
2022 Aug 20 8 days, one-way from Dublin to Lisbon Dublin $3499
2022 Aug 28 18 days, one-way from Lisbon to Piraeus Lisbon $6699
2022 Aug 28 10 days, one-way from Lisbon to Barcelona Lisbon $4199
2022 Sep 07 8 days, one-way from Barcelona to Piraeus Barcelona $4199
2022 Sep 15 17 days, one-way from Piraeus to Istanbul Piraeus $7999
2022 Sep 15 8 days, one-way from Piraeus to Istanbul Piraeus $4499
2022 Sep 23 17 days, one-way from Istanbul to Piraeus Istanbul $7999
2022 Sep 23 9 days, round-trip Black Sea Sights Turkish Delights Istanbul $5399
2022 Oct 02 16 days, one-way from Istanbul to Haifa Istanbul $6599
2022 Oct 02 8 days, one-way from Istanbul to Piraeus Istanbul $4499
2022 Oct 10 8 days, one-way from Piraeus to Haifa Piraeus $3699
2022 Oct 18 16 days, one-way from Haifa to Barcelona Haifa $6399
2022 Oct 18 8 days, one-way from Haifa to Piraeus Haifa $3699
2022 Oct 26 18 days, one-way from Piraeus to Lisbon Piraeus $6599
2022 Oct 26 8 days, one-way from Piraeus to Barcelona Piraeus $4199
2022 Nov 03 10 days, one-way from Barcelona to Lisbon Barcelona $3999
2022 Dec 03 14 days, one-way from Lisbon to Miami Lisbon $1799
2022 Dec 17 10 days, round-trip Jungles Jewels of the Central American Coast Miami $3599
2022 Dec 27 11 days, one-way from Miami to Panama City Miami $3799
2023 Jan 07 14 days, one-way from Panama City to Bridgetown Panama City $4199
2023 Jan 07 7 days, one-way from Panama City to Oranjestad Panama City $2799
2023 Jan 14 7 days, one-way from Oranjestad to Bridgetown Oranjestad $2499
2023 Jan 21 7 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Oranjestad Bridgetown $2499
2023 Jan 21 14 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Panama City Bridgetown $4199
2023 Jan 28 7 days, one-way from Oranjestad to Panama City Oranjestad $2799
2023 Feb 04 7 days, one-way from Panama City to Oranjestad Panama City $2799
2023 Feb 04 14 days, one-way from Panama City to Bridgetown Panama City $4199
2023 Feb 11 7 days, one-way from Oranjestad to Bridgetown Oranjestad $2499
2023 Feb 18 7 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Oranjestad Bridgetown $2499
2023 Feb 18 14 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Panama City Bridgetown $4399
2023 Feb 25 7 days, one-way from Oranjestad to Panama City Oranjestad $2999
2023 Mar 04 7 days, one-way from Panama City to Oranjestad Panama City $2999
2023 Mar 11 7 days, one-way from Oranjestad to Panama City Oranjestad $2999
2023 Mar 18 11 days, one-way from Panama City to Miami Panama City $2999
2023 Mar 29 10 days, round-trip Jungles Jewels of the Central American Coast Miami $2799

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The 1992-built (as "Royal Viking Queen") and acquired in 2015 from Seabourn (as "Seabourn Legend"), the Star Legend cruise ship is the third and last of all three identical superyachts in the Windstar fleet - together with Star Pride (Seabourn Pride) and Star Breeze (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 340 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 340-passenger ship Star Legend was constructed in Bremerhaven Germany (by Schichau-Seebeckwerft) and inaugurated in February 1992 by the shipowner Kloster Cruise. Seabourn Legend was originally named "Royal Viking Queen" and operated by Royal Viking Line (1972-founded/1998-defunct). In 1995 the boat's name was changed to "Queen Odyssey". Operated by Royal Cruise Line (1995 through 1996), the vessel was sold to Seabourn Cruises and renamed "Seabourn Legend". In April 2015, the ship left Seabourn and (in May) joined Windstar's fleet as "Star Legend".

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

Decks and Cabins

Star Legend staterooms (156 total, in 13 grades) are all outside and in suite categories - the lowest being Porthole Suite (10 cabins). All cabins are with modern amenities including fully-stocked minibars, Wi-Fi Internet, smart HDTVs (infotainment system), spacious wardrobe with electronic safe box, phone (direct dial), large bathroom (double-sink vanity, bathtub, shower, WC-toilet, L'Occitane bath products), premium bedding sets (top-quality pillows and linens), fresh fruits and flowers.

The largest accommodations are the 3-Bedroom Grand Owners Suites (1375 ft2 / 128 m2, with included outdoor terrace).

The boat has 8 decks, of which 6 are passenger-accessible and 4 with cabins.

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 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)
  • Star Bar (serves the top deck open-air-area).
  • Cuadro 44 by Anthony Sasso (deck 6 aft-portside-located specialty restaurant with an Iberian food menu)
  • Star Grill by Steven Raichlen (deck 8 midship-located alfresco dining venue serving complimentary BBQ food)

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 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 watersports platform for water skiing, windsurfing, snorkeling, 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; Screening Room
  • Computer Center (discount Internet packages and rates per minute)
  • Lounge (ship's theatre/main show lounge for live evening entertainment)
  • The Boutique Shop (now Signature Shop) sells duty-free luxury fashion clothing and accessories
  • The Casino (gaming lounge aft on deck 6, with blackjack/roulette gambling tables, slot machines) was replaced with the Cuadro 44 restaurant.
  • Compass Rose (ship's main bar lounge with grand piano)
  • The Wellness Centre (WindSpa, Beauty Salon, Gym). WindSpa (operated by Steiner) has treatment rooms (for massages), Saunas, Steam Rooms.
  • The Fitness Center (with floor-ceiling windows; has free weights, treadmills, elliptical machines; offers complimentary exercise classes); Courtyard
  • 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 padded luxury sun loungers and deckchairs).

Itineraries

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

In November 2016 Windstar announced a return to Asia (for the first time in 3 years), deploying in the region Star Legend for winter 2017-2018. The Asian program included exotic itineraries leaving from Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore to ports in South Korea and Japan.

In 2018, Windstar homeported 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.

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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.

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On November 15, 2018, Windstar 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 resulted 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 was 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 now has 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).

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

Each liner received 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 were 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".

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great small ship cruising

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8 days, round-trip from Piraeus, Athens, Greece
Departure date: 22 Oct 1999
Cruise number 12 , Travel industry guests of Seabourn promoting there Niche market cruising - MV Seabourn Legend now moved to Windstar. Departure date : 22nd October 1999 Cabin number : 217.- mid , deck 3 balcony Total pax : 208 , Crew :164 : Decks : 8 Cruise - Islands of the Aegean - 7...

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