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Star Pride

Former name: Seabourn Pride

Star Pride Review and Specifications

Specifications of Star Pride

Year built1988  /  Age : 31
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 Refurbishment2019
Former namesSeabourn Pride
Christened byNancy Anschutz

Current itinerary / position of Star Pride

Star Pride current cruise is 37 days, one-way from Helsingor to Montreal. The itinerary starts on 18 Aug, 2019 and ends on 24 Sep, 2019.

All Itineraries Current Position
Date / TimePort
18 Aug    Departing from Helsingor, Denmark hotels
18 Aug    Copenhagen, Denmark
20 Aug 09:00 - 21 Aug    Bergen, Norway
22 Aug 08:00    Geiranger, Norway
22 Aug 15:00    Hellesylt, Norway
23 Aug 07:00    Alesund, Norway
24 Aug 13:00    Lerwick, Mainland Shetland, Scotland
25 Aug 07:00    Kirkwall, Orkney Island, Scotland
26 Aug 09:00    Torshavn, Streymoy, Faroe Islands
28 Aug 07:00    Reykjavik, Iceland
29 Aug 07:00    Grundarfjordur, Iceland
30 Aug 08:00    Heimaey Island, Iceland
04 Sep 08:00    St Johns, Newfoundland Canada
06 Sep 07:00    Red Bay, Labrador Canada
07 Sep 07:00    Woody Point, Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland Canada
09 Sep 07:00    Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
10 Sep 13:00    Bar Harbor, Maine
12 Sep 08:00    New York, Cape Liberty Bayonne NJ-NYC
13 Sep 09:00    Newport RI, Rhode Island
14 Sep 10:00    Portland ME, Maine
15 Sep 09:00    Bar Harbor, Maine
17 Sep 08:00    Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
19 Sep 06:00    Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, Canada
20 Sep 12:00    Gaspe, Quebec Canada
22 Sep 10:00 - 23 Sep    Quebec City, Canada
24 Sep 08:00    Arriving in Montreal, Quebec Canada hotels

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 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 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 onboard 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 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.

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 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. 

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, 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).

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 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.

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-Class 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 the 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 (speciality) 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
2019 Aug 18 25 days, one-way from Helsingor to New York Helsingor
2019 Aug 18 37 days, one-way from Helsingor to Montreal Helsingor
2019 Aug 28 15 days, one-way from Reykjavik to New York Reykjavik
2019 Aug 28 27 days, one-way from Reykjavik to Montreal Reykjavik
2019 Sep 12 12 days, one-way from New York to Montreal New York
2019 Sep 24 10 days, one-way from Montreal to Boston Montreal
2019 Oct 04 10 days, one-way from Boston to Montreal Boston
2019 Oct 14 12 days, one-way from Montreal to New York Montreal $2699
2019 Oct 14 23 days, one-way from Montreal to San Juan Montreal $4899
2019 Oct 14 30 days, one-way from Montreal to Bridgetown Montreal $5999
2019 Oct 26 11 days, one-way from New York to San Juan New York $1499
2019 Oct 26 18 days, one-way from New York to Bridgetown New York $3099
2019 Nov 06 7 days, one-way from San Juan to Bridgetown San Juan $1399
2019 Nov 06 14 days, round-trip Star Collector: Comprehensive Lesser Antilles San Juan $2399
2019 Nov 13 7 days, one-way from Bridgetown to San Juan Bridgetown $1399
2019 Nov 13 14 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Colon Bridgetown $2599
2019 Nov 13 24 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Puntarenas Bridgetown $5299
2019 Nov 20 7 days, one-way from San Juan to Colon San Juan $1299
2019 Nov 20 17 days, one-way from San Juan to Puntarenas San Juan $2999
2019 Nov 27 10 days, one-way from Colon to Puntarenas Colon $1899
2019 Dec 07 7 days, one-way from Puntarenas to Colon Puntarenas $1999
2019 Dec 14 7 days, one-way from Colon to Puntarenas Colon
2019 Dec 21 7 days, one-way from Puntarenas to Colon Puntarenas $2199
2019 Dec 28 7 days, one-way from Colon to Puntarenas Colon $2499
2020 Jan 04 7 days, one-way from Puntarenas to Colon Puntarenas $2299
2020 Jan 11 7 days, one-way from Colon to Puntarenas Colon $2399
2020 Jan 18 7 days, one-way from Puntarenas to Colon Puntarenas $2599
2020 Jan 18 14 days, one-way from Puntarenas to San Juan Puntarenas $3799
2020 Jan 18 28 days, one-way from Puntarenas to San Juan Puntarenas $7299
2020 Jan 25 7 days, one-way from Colon to San Juan Colon $1899
2020 Jan 25 14 days, one-way from Colon to San Juan Colon $3299
2020 Feb 01 7 days, round-trip Windward Islands Surf & Sunsets San Juan $2199
2020 Feb 01 14 days, round-trip Star Collector: Lovely Leewards San Juan $3699
2020 Feb 08 7 days, round-trip San Juan & The Virgin Islands San Juan $2299
2020 Feb 15 7 days, one-way from San Juan to Bridgetown San Juan $2199
2020 Feb 15 14 days, round-trip Star Collector: Comprehensive Lesser Antilles San Juan $3799
2020 Feb 22 7 days, one-way from Bridgetown to San Juan Bridgetown $2199
2020 Feb 29 7 days, round-trip San Juan & The Virgin Islands San Juan $2199
2020 Feb 29 14 days, round-trip Star Collector: Lovely Leewards San Juan $3399
2020 Mar 07 7 days, round-trip Windward Islands Surf & Sunsets San Juan $1999
2020 Mar 07 14 days, round-trip Star Collector: Lovely Leewards San Juan $3399
2020 Mar 14 7 days, round-trip San Juan & The Virgin Islands San Juan $2199
2020 Mar 14 14 days, round-trip Star Collector: Lovely Leewards San Juan $3699
2020 Mar 14 52 days, one-way from San Juan to Piraeus San Juan $13299
2020 Mar 21 7 days, round-trip Windward Islands Surf & Sunsets San Juan $2199
2020 Mar 21 20 days, one-way from San Juan to Lisbon San Juan $2199
2020 Mar 28 13 days, one-way from San Juan to Lisbon San Juan $1599
2020 Mar 28 21 days, one-way from San Juan to Barcelona San Juan $3199
2020 Apr 10 8 days, one-way from Lisbon to Barcelona Lisbon $3199
2020 Apr 10 15 days, one-way from Lisbon to Civitavecchia Lisbon $4899
2020 Jun 17 8 days, one-way from Venice to Civitavecchia Venice $4299
2020 Jun 25 8 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Venice Civitavecchia $3999
2020 Nov 20 8 days, one-way from Barcelona to Lisbon Barcelona $2799
2020 Nov 20 22 days, one-way from Barcelona to San Juan Barcelona $2799
2020 Nov 28 14 days, one-way from Lisbon to San Juan Lisbon $1699
2020 Nov 28 21 days, one-way from Lisbon to San Juan Lisbon $2199
2020 Dec 12 7 days, round-trip San Juan & the Virgin Islands San Juan $2199
2020 Dec 12 14 days, round-trip Star Collector: Lovely Leewards San Juan $3999
2020 Dec 19 7 days, round-trip Windward Islands Surf & Sunsets San Juan $2799
2020 Dec 19 14 days, round-trip Star Collector: Lovely Leewards San Juan $4699
2020 Dec 26 7 days, round-trip San Juan & the Virgin Islands San Juan $2999
2020 Dec 26 14 days, round-trip Star Collector: Lovely Leewards San Juan $4399
2021 Jan 02 7 days, round-trip Windward Islands Surf & Sunsets San Juan $2499
2021 Jan 02 14 days, round-trip Star Collector: Lovely Leewards San Juan $3999
2021 Jan 09 7 days, round-trip San Juan & the Virgin Islands San Juan $2199
2021 Jan 09 14 days, round-trip Star Collector: Lovely Leewards San Juan $3999
2021 Jan 16 7 days, round-trip Windward Islands Surf & Sunsets San Juan $2499
2021 Jan 16 14 days, round-trip Star Collector: Lovely Leewards San Juan $3999
2021 Jan 23 7 days, round-trip San Juan & the Virgin Islands San Juan $2499
2021 Jan 23 14 days, round-trip Star Collector: Lovely Leewards San Juan $3999
2021 Jan 30 7 days, round-trip Windward Islands Surf & Sunsets San Juan $2499
2021 Jan 30 14 days, round-trip Star Collector: Lovely Leewards San Juan $3999
2021 Feb 06 7 days, round-trip San Juan & the Virgin Islands San Juan $2499
2021 Feb 06 14 days, round-trip Star Collector: Lovely Leewards San Juan $3899
2021 Feb 13 14 days, round-trip Star Collector: Lovely Leewards San Juan $3699
2021 Feb 13 7 days, round-trip Windward Islands Surf & Sunsets San Juan $2299
2021 Feb 20 14 days, round-trip Star Collector: Lovely Leewards San Juan $3699
2021 Feb 20 7 days, round-trip San Juan & the Virgin Islands San Juan $2299
2021 Feb 27 14 days, round-trip Star Collector: Lovely Leewards San Juan $3699
2021 Feb 27 7 days, round-trip Windward Islands Surf & Sunsets San Juan $2299
2021 Mar 06 7 days, round-trip San Juan & the Virgin Islands San Juan $2299
2021 Mar 13 10 days, one-way from San Juan to Miami San Juan $2999
2021 Mar 23 23 days, one-way from Miami to Lisbon Miami $2999
2021 Mar 23 10 days, round-trip Jungles & Jewels of the Central American Coast Miami $2999
2021 Apr 02 13 days, one-way from Miami to Lisbon Miami $1699

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