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Specifications of Star Pride
|Year built||1988 / Age: 33|
|Builder||Schichau Seebeckwerft (Bremerhaven, Germany)|
|Class||Star Ship megayacht|
|Building cost||USD 50 million (2020 Star Plus drydock USD 84 million / EUR 75 million)|
|Owner||Xanterra Parks & Resorts Inc|
|Speed||15 kn / 28 kph / 17 mph|
|Length (LOA)||159 m / 522 ft|
|Beam (width)||19 m / 62 ft|
|Gross Tonnage||12995 gt|
|Decks with cabins||3|
|Sister-ships||Star Breeze (Seabourn Spirit), Star Legend (Seabourn Legend)|
|Former names||Seabourn Pride|
|Christened by||Nancy Anschutz|
Star Pride Itineraries
|Date||Itinerary||Departure Port||Price from|
|2022 Apr 01||10 days, round-trip Island Gems of Spain Portugal||Lisbon||$3199|
|2022 Apr 11||10 days, one-way from Lisbon to Barcelona||Lisbon||$3999|
|2022 Apr 29||17 days, one-way from Piraeus to Istanbul||Piraeus||$7480|
|2022 Apr 29||8 days, one-way from Piraeus to Istanbul||Piraeus||$3699|
|2022 May 07||17 days, one-way from Istanbul to Piraeus||Istanbul||$8299|
|2022 May 07||9 days, round-trip Black Sea Sights Turkish Delights||Istanbul||$6699|
|2022 May 16||8 days, one-way from Istanbul to Piraeus||Istanbul||$3699|
|2022 May 24||8 days, one-way from Piraeus to Haifa||Piraeus||$3699|
|2022 Jun 01||16 days, one-way from Haifa to Barcelona||Haifa||$6199|
|2022 Jun 01||8 days, one-way from Haifa to Piraeus||Haifa||$3699|
|2022 Jun 09||18 days, one-way from Piraeus to Lisbon||Piraeus||$6499|
|2022 Jun 09||8 days, one-way from Piraeus to Barcelona||Piraeus||$3999|
|2022 Jun 17||20 days, one-way from Barcelona to Dublin||Barcelona||$6999|
|2022 Jun 17||10 days, one-way from Barcelona to Lisbon||Barcelona||$4199|
|2022 Jun 27||10 days, one-way from Lisbon to Dublin||Lisbon||$4599|
|2022 Jun 27||18 days, one-way from Lisbon to Leith-Edinburgh||Lisbon||$7899|
|2022 Jul 07||8 days, one-way from Dublin to Leith-Edinburgh||Dublin||$5399|
|2022 Jul 07||19 days, one-way from Dublin to Reykjavik||Dublin||$8699|
|2022 Jul 07||26 days, one-way from Dublin to Reykjavik||Dublin||$12599|
|2022 Jul 15||18 days, one-way from Leith-Edinburgh to Reykjavik||Leith-Edinburgh||$9299|
|2022 Jul 15||11 days, one-way from Leith-Edinburgh to Reykjavik||Leith-Edinburgh||$5699|
|2022 Jul 26||7 days, round-trip Around Iceland||Reykjavik||$5199|
|2022 Aug 02||7 days, round-trip Around Iceland||Reykjavik||$5199|
|2022 Aug 09||7 days, round-trip Around Iceland||Reykjavik||$5199|
|2022 Aug 16||7 days, round-trip Around Iceland||Reykjavik||$5199|
|2022 Aug 30||21 days, one-way from Reykjavik to Montreal||Reykjavik||$9899|
|2022 Aug 30||7 days, round-trip Around Iceland||Reykjavik||$5199|
|2022 Sep 06||25 days, one-way from Reykjavik to Boston||Reykjavik||$8999|
|2022 Sep 06||14 days, one-way from Reykjavik to Montreal||Reykjavik||$7199|
|2022 Sep 20||11 days, one-way from Montreal to Boston||Montreal||$4399|
|2022 Oct 01||11 days, one-way from Boston to Montreal||Boston||$4399|
|2022 Oct 12||11 days, one-way from Montreal to Boston||Montreal||$4199|
|2022 Oct 23||11 days, one-way from Boston to San Juan||Boston||$1999|
|2022 Nov 03||16 days, round-trip Star Collector Lovely Leewards||San Juan||$3599|
|2022 Nov 03||9 days, round-trip San Juan the Virgin Islands||San Juan||$2299|
|2022 Nov 12||14 days, round-trip Star Collector Lovely Leewards||San Juan||$3599|
|2022 Nov 12||7 days, round-trip Windward Islands Surf Sunsets||San Juan||$2299|
|2022 Nov 19||14 days, round-trip Star Collector Lovely Leewards||San Juan||$3599|
|2022 Nov 19||7 days, round-trip San Juan the Virgin Islands||San Juan||$2299|
|2022 Nov 26||14 days, round-trip Star Collector Lovely Leewards||San Juan||$3599|
|2022 Nov 26||7 days, round-trip Windward Islands Surf Sunsets||San Juan||$2299|
|2022 Dec 03||7 days, round-trip San Juan the Virgin Islands||San Juan||$2299|
|2022 Dec 10||10 days, round-trip Gems of the Leeward Islands||San Juan||$3599|
|2022 Dec 20||7 days, round-trip San Juan the Virgin Islands||San Juan||$2999|
|2022 Dec 27||11 days, round-trip Gems of the Leeward Islands||San Juan||$3799|
|2023 Jan 07||14 days, round-trip Star Collector Lovely Leewards||San Juan||$3999|
|2023 Jan 07||7 days, round-trip Windward Islands Surf Sunsets||San Juan||$2499|
|2023 Jan 14||14 days, round-trip Star Collector Lovely Leewards||San Juan||$3999|
|2023 Jan 14||7 days, round-trip San Juan the Virgin Islands||San Juan||$2499|
|2023 Jan 21||14 days, round-trip Star Collector Lovely Leewards||San Juan||$3999|
|2023 Jan 21||7 days, round-trip Windward Islands Surf Sunsets||San Juan||$2499|
|2023 Jan 28||7 days, round-trip San Juan the Virgin Islands||San Juan||$2499|
|2023 Jan 28||14 days, round-trip Star Collector Lovely Leewards||San Juan||$3999|
|2023 Feb 04||14 days, round-trip Star Collector Lovely Leewards||San Juan||$3999|
|2023 Feb 04||7 days, round-trip Windward Islands Surf Sunsets||San Juan||$2499|
|2023 Feb 11||14 days, round-trip Star Collector Lovely Leewards||San Juan||$3999|
|2023 Feb 11||7 days, round-trip San Juan the Virgin Islands||San Juan||$2499|
|2023 Feb 18||14 days, round-trip Star Collector Lovely Leewards||San Juan||$3999|
|2023 Feb 18||7 days, round-trip Windward Islands Surf Sunsets||San Juan||$2499|
|2023 Feb 25||14 days, round-trip Star Collector Lovely Leewards||San Juan||$3999|
|2023 Feb 25||7 days, round-trip San Juan the Virgin Islands||San Juan||$2499|
|2023 Mar 04||14 days, round-trip Star Collector Lovely Leewards||San Juan||$3999|
|2023 Mar 04||7 days, round-trip Windward Islands Surf Sunsets||San Juan||$2499|
|2023 Mar 11||7 days, round-trip San Juan the Virgin Islands||San Juan||$2499|
|2023 Mar 11||14 days, round-trip Star Collector Lovely Leewards||San Juan||$3999|
|2023 Mar 18||7 days, round-trip Windward Islands Surf Sunsets||San Juan||$2499|
Star Pride Review
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 fleet mates Star Breeze (ex-Seabourn Spirit) and Star Legend (ex-Seabourn Legend).
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).
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 Cruises (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 its passengers feel like they’re on a private superyacht 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.
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 is the Owner’s Suite (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 travellers 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.
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 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
While Star Pride offers the signature Windstar experiences (as the famous deck barbecue), she also promotes the company’s product development initiative – intimate access to call ports, themed sailings and active interaction with villagers. Activities onboard 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. The marina offers complimentary watersport equipment.
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, 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 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 a 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.
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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".
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