Star Pride

Star Pride Review and Specifications

Specifications of Star Pride

Year built1988  /  Age : 30
Flag state Bahamas
BuilderSchichau Seebeckwerft (Bremerhaven, Germany)
ClassMega Yacht
Building costUSD 50 million
OwnerXanterra Parks & Resorts Inc
OperatorWindstar Cruises
Speed19 kn / 35 kph / 22 mph
Length (LOA)133 m / 436 ft
Beam (width)21 m / 69 ft
Gross Tonnage9975 gt
Passengers212 - 254
Crew140
Passengers-to-space ratio39
Decks8
Cabins106
Decks with cabins3
Last Refurbishment2016-2019
Former namesSeabourn Pride
Christened byNancy Anschutz

Current itinerary of Star Pride

Star Pride current cruise is 14 days, round-trip Star Collector: Lovely Leewards. The itinerary starts on 10 Nov, 2018 and ends on 24 Nov, 2018.

Date / TimePort
10 Nov 22:00      Departing from San Juan, Puerto Rico   
11 Nov 08:00 - 18:00     Saint Thomas Island, Charlotte Amalie, USVI   
12 Nov 08:00 - 22:00     Gustavia, Saint Barthelemy Island   
13 Nov 08:00 - 17:00     Montserrat Island, Little Bay   
14 Nov 07:00 - 22:00     Philipsburg, St Maarten Island, Dutch Antilles   
15 Nov 08:00 - 23:59     Jost Van Dyke Island, Belle Vue, BVI   
16 Nov 08:00 - 17:00     Virgin Gorda Island, Spanish Town, BVI   
17 Nov 07:00 - 23:59     San Juan, Puerto Rico   
18 Nov 12:00 - 17:00     Philipsburg, St Maarten Island, Dutch Antilles   
19 Nov 08:00 - 17:00     Iles des Saintes, Guadeloupe   
20 Nov 10:00 - 22:00     Bequia Island, Port Elizabeth, Grenadines   
21 Nov 08:00 - 18:00     St Georges, Grenada   
22 Nov 08:00 - 16:00     Pigeon Island, Rodney Bay, St Lucia   
24 Nov 07:00      Arriving in San Juan, Puerto Rico   

Review of Star Pride

Launched in 1988 as Seabourn Pride, Star Pride cruise ship is the first of all three identical Windstar yachts - together with the fleetmates Star Breeze (ex-Seabourn Spirit) and Star Legend (ex-Seabourn Legend).

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 Pride cruise ship

The 9,975-ton, 212-passenger cruise ship Star Pride was purchased by Windstar Cruises in 2013. The vessel was then leased back to Seabourn (her operator since 1988) for a further year until the completion of the transfer in May, 2014. Star Pride set sail as the first Windstar new power yacht, out of three. With just 212 guests, Windstar Pride ship makes her passengers feel like they’re on board a private yacht of their own. 

Cruise itinerary program

Star Pride itinerary program is based on luxury Asia cruises with departures from Singapore and Hong Kong. The Windstar Pride ship also sails in the Eastern Mediterranean from Venice, Athens/Piraeus and Istanbul, with Suez Canal transit on repositioning.

Cabins

All Star Pride 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 Pride are the Owner’s Suites (575 ft2). 

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Star Pride 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 fourteen-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.

Windstar Star Pride cruise ship

Follows the complete list of Star Pride 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

While Star Pride offers the signature Windstar experiences (as the famous deck barbecue), she also promotes company’s product development initiative – intimate access to call ports, themed sailings and active interaction with villagers. Activities on board 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. The marina offers complimentary watersport equipment. 

Windstar Star Pride cruise ship

Follows the complete list of Star Pride 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 Pride wiki

Star Pride was acquired from Seabourn Cruises and renamed from "Seabourn Pride". In 2013, Windstar announced that Seabourn Pride will be renamed "Star Pride" in May 2014. The ship left Seabourn on March 30, 2014, and entered Windstar's fleet on May 5. Seabourn Pride, just like the sisterships, was fitted with LRAD (Long Range Acoustic Device) - a non-lethal method created to fend off attackers.

In 2006, an article at the Forbes website declared Seabourn Pride's "New Year Cruise" the world's most expensive one in its cruising category.

Ship's June 2016 drydock refurbishment cost USD 4.5 million and included full renovation of 2x Owner Suites (cabin amenities, fore-located private sundecks), redesigned AmphorA restaurant, renovated public spaces (Screening Room, Reception, lobby area, corridors and hallways). Ship's two Owner Suites were fully renovated, including their fore-located private sundecks.

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 Pride Itineraries

The below listed Star Pride 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
2018 Nov 03 14 days, round-trip Star Collector: Lovely Leewards San Juan
2018 Nov 10 14 days, round-trip Star Collector: Lovely Leewards San Juan
2018 Nov 10 7 days, round-trip San Juan & the Virgin Islands San Juan
2018 Nov 17 14 days, round-trip Star Collector: Lovely Leewards San Juan
2018 Nov 17 7 days, round-trip Windward Islands Surf & Sunsets San Juan
2018 Nov 24 14 days, round-trip Star Collector: Lovely Leewards San Juan
2018 Nov 24 7 days, round-trip San Juan & the Virgin Islands San Juan$1299
2018 Dec 01 14 days, round-trip Star Collector: Lovely Leewards San Juan
2018 Dec 01 7 days, round-trip Windward Islands Surf & Sunsets San Juan
2018 Dec 08 14 days, round-trip Star Collector: Lovely Leewards San Juan
2018 Dec 08 7 days, round-trip San Juan & the Virgin Islands San Juan
2018 Dec 15 14 days, round-trip Star Collector: Lovely Leewards San Juan
2018 Dec 15 7 days, round-trip James Beard Foundation: Windward Islands Surf & Sunsets San Juan$1199
2018 Dec 22 14 days, round-trip Star Collector: Lovely Leewards San Juan
2018 Dec 22 7 days, round-trip San Juan & the Virgin Islands San Juan$2399
2018 Dec 29 7 days, round-trip Windward Islands Surf & Sunsets San Juan$2599
2019 Jan 05 14 days, round-trip Star Collector: Comprehensive Lesser Antilles San Juan$2799
2019 Jan 05 7 days, one-way from San Juan to Bridgetown San Juan$1299
2019 Jan 12 14 days, round-trip Star Collector: Comprehensive Lesser Antilles Bridgetown
2019 Jan 12 7 days, one-way from Bridgetown to San Juan Bridgetown$1699
2019 Jan 19 14 days, round-trip Star Collector: Comprehensive Lesser Antilles San Juan$2599
2019 Jan 19 7 days, one-way from San Juan to Bridgetown San Juan$1499
2019 Jan 26 14 days, round-trip Star Collector: Comprehensive Lesser Antilles Bridgetown$2899
2019 Jan 26 7 days, one-way from Bridgetown to San Juan Bridgetown$1799
2019 Feb 02 14 days, round-trip Star Collector: Comprehensive Lesser Antilles San Juan$3199
2019 Feb 02 7 days, one-way from San Juan to Bridgetown San Juan$1999
2019 Feb 09 14 days, round-trip Star Collector: Comprehensive Lesser Antilles Bridgetown$3699
2019 Feb 09 7 days, one-way from Bridgetown to San Juan Bridgetown$1899
2019 Feb 16 14 days, round-trip Star Collector: Comprehensive Lesser Antilles San Juan$3399
2019 Feb 16 7 days, one-way from San Juan to Bridgetown San Juan$2099
2019 Feb 23 7 days, one-way from Bridgetown to San Juan Bridgetown
2019 Mar 02 7 days, round-trip San Juan & the Virgin Islands San Juan
2019 Mar 09 23 days, one-way from San Juan to Lisbon San Juan$3399
2019 Mar 09 10 days, round-trip Gems of the Leeward Islands San Juan$2599
2019 Mar 19 13 days, one-way from San Juan to Lisbon San Juan$1599
2019 Apr 12 15 days, one-way from Lisbon to Civitavecchia Lisbon$5099
2019 Apr 12 8 days, one-way from Lisbon to Barcelona Lisbon$2599
2019 Apr 20 7 days, one-way from Barcelona to Civitavecchia Barcelona$2699
2019 May 04 17 days, one-way from Piraeus to Civitavecchia Piraeus$8199
2019 May 04 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus$4699
2019 May 11 10 days, one-way from Piraeus to Civitavecchia Piraeus$4799
2019 May 21 7 days, round-trip Rome & Grand Prix of Monaco Civitavecchia
2019 May 28 15 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Lisbon Civitavecchia$5699
2019 May 28 7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Barcelona Civitavecchia$3399
2019 Jun 04 8 days, one-way from Barcelona to Lisbon Barcelona$3199
2019 Jun 12 8 days, one-way from Lisbon to Dublin Lisbon$2099
2019 Jun 20 16 days, one-way from Dublin to Copenhagen Dublin$6599
2019 Jun 20 8 days, one-way from Dublin to Leith-Edinburgh Dublin
2019 Jun 28 18 days, one-way from Leith-Edinburgh to Stockholm Leith-Edinburgh$7999
2019 Jun 28 8 days, one-way from Leith-Edinburgh to Copenhagen Leith-Edinburgh$4199
2019 Jul 06 10 days, one-way from Copenhagen to Stockholm Copenhagen
2019 Jul 16 15 days, one-way from Stockholm to Copenhagen Stockholm$6299
2019 Jul 16 7 days, one-way from Stockholm to Copenhagen Stockholm$3799
2019 Jul 23 18 days, one-way from Copenhagen to Stockholm Copenhagen$6499
2019 Jul 23 8 days, round-trip Norway’s Famous Fjords Copenhagen$3599
2019 Jul 31 10 days, one-way from Copenhagen to Stockholm Copenhagen$4999
2019 Aug 10 18 days, one-way from Stockholm to Reykjavik Stockholm$7199
2019 Aug 10 8 days, one-way from Stockholm to Copenhagen Stockholm$3299
2019 Aug 18 37 days, one-way from Copenhagen to Montreal Copenhagen$13099
2019 Aug 18 25 days, one-way from Copenhagen to New York Copenhagen$8899
2019 Aug 18 10 days, one-way from Copenhagen to Reykjavik Copenhagen$5499
2019 Aug 28 27 days, one-way from Reykjavik to Montreal Reykjavik$8399
2019 Aug 28 15 days, one-way from Reykjavik to New York Reykjavik$4899
2019 Sep 12 12 days, one-way from New York to Montreal New York$4999
2019 Sep 24 10 days, one-way from Montreal to Boston Montreal$4999
2019 Oct 04 10 days, one-way from Boston to Montreal Boston$4999
2019 Oct 14 23 days, one-way from Montreal to San Juan Montreal
2019 Oct 14 12 days, one-way from Montreal to New York Montreal$4999
2019 Nov 06 14 days, round-trip Star Collector: Comprehensive Lesser Antilles San Juan$3199
2019 Nov 13 24 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Puntarenas Bridgetown$6399
2019 Nov 13 14 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Colon Bridgetown$3399
2019 Nov 13 7 days, one-way from Bridgetown to San Juan Bridgetown$1999
2019 Nov 20 17 days, one-way from San Juan to Puntarenas San Juan$4799
2019 Nov 20 7 days, one-way from San Juan to Colon San Juan$1999
2019 Nov 27 10 days, one-way from Colon to Puntarenas Colon$3699
2019 Dec 07 7 days, one-way from Puntarenas to Colon Puntarenas$2499
2019 Dec 14 7 days, one-way from Colon to Puntarenas Colon$2499
2019 Dec 21 7 days, one-way from Puntarenas to Colon Puntarenas$2999
2019 Dec 28 7 days, one-way from Colon to Puntarenas Colon$2999
2020 Jan 04 7 days, one-way from Puntarenas to Colon Puntarenas$2499
2020 Jan 11 7 days, one-way from Colon to Puntarenas Colon$2599
2020 Jan 18 7 days, one-way from Puntarenas to Colon Puntarenas$2599
2020 Jan 25 7 days, one-way from Colon to Puntarenas Colon$2599
2020 Feb 01 7 days, one-way from Puntarenas to Colon Puntarenas$2599
2020 Feb 08 7 days, one-way from Colon to Puntarenas Colon$2599
2020 Feb 15 7 days, one-way from Puntarenas to Colon Puntarenas$2599