Star Pride

Former name: Seabourn Pride

Star Pride current position

Star Pride current location is at East Mediterranean (coordinates 35.92746 N / 14.84463 E) cruising en route to Valletta. The AIS position was reported 4 minutes ago.

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Specifications of Star Pride

Year built1988  /  Age: 34
Flag state Bahamas
BuilderSchichau Seebeckwerft (Bremerhaven, Germany)
ClassStar Ship megayacht
Building costUSD 50 million (2020 Star Plus drydock USD 84 million / EUR 75 million)
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 Legend (Seabourn Legend)
Former namesSeabourn Pride
Christened byNancy Anschutz
OwnerXanterra Parks & Resorts Inc
OperatorWindstar Cruises

Star Pride Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2022 Jun 09 18 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Lisbon Piraeus-Athens $7399
2022 Jun 09 8 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Barcelona Piraeus-Athens $4399
2022 Jun 17 20 days, one-way from Barcelona to Dublin Barcelona $6899
2022 Jun 17 10 days, one-way from Barcelona to Lisbon Barcelona $4499
2022 Jun 27 381 days, one-way from Lisbon to Invergordon Lisbon $7699
2022 Jun 27 373 days, one-way from Lisbon to Saint-Malo Lisbon $4199
2022 Jul 07 19 days, one-way from Dublin to Reykjavik Dublin $9699
2022 Jul 07 26 days, one-way from Dublin to Reykjavik Dublin $14099
2022 Jul 07 8 days, one-way from Dublin to Leith-Edinburgh Dublin $5499
2022 Jul 15 11 days, one-way from Leith-Edinburgh to Reykjavik Leith-Edinburgh $5799
2022 Jul 15 18 days, one-way from Leith-Edinburgh to Reykjavik Leith-Edinburgh $8399
2022 Jul 26 7 days, round-trip Around Iceland Reykjavik $4799
2022 Aug 02 7 days, round-trip Around Iceland Reykjavik $4599
2022 Aug 09 7 days, round-trip Around Iceland Reykjavik $4599
2022 Aug 16 7 days, round-trip Around Iceland Reykjavik $4599
2022 Aug 30 21 days, one-way from Reykjavik to Montreal Reykjavik $9399
2022 Aug 30 371 days, one-way from Reykjavik to Grundarfjordur Reykjavik $4799
2022 Sep 06 25 days, one-way from Reykjavik to Boston Reykjavik $10699
2022 Sep 06 14 days, one-way from Reykjavik to Montreal Reykjavik $6999
2022 Sep 20 11 days, one-way from Montreal to Boston Montreal $5499
2022 Oct 01 11 days, one-way from Boston to Montreal Boston $5499
2022 Oct 12 11 days, one-way from Montreal to Boston Montreal $5299
2022 Oct 23 11 days, one-way from Boston to San Juan Boston $3199
2022 Nov 03 16 days, round-trip Star Collector Lovely Leewards San Juan $4299
2022 Nov 03 9 days, round-trip San Juan the Virgin Islands San Juan $2699
2022 Nov 12 14 days, round-trip Star Collector Lovely Leewards San Juan $3999
2022 Nov 12 7 days, round-trip Windward Islands Surf Sunsets San Juan $2499
2022 Nov 19 14 days, round-trip Star Collector Lovely Leewards San Juan $4199
2022 Nov 19 7 days, round-trip San Juan the Virgin Islands San Juan $2499
2022 Nov 26 14 days, round-trip Star Collector Lovely Leewards San Juan $3999
2022 Nov 26 7 days, round-trip Windward Islands Surf Sunsets San Juan $2499
2022 Dec 03 7 days, round-trip San Juan the Virgin Islands San Juan $2499
2022 Dec 10 10 days, round-trip Gems of the Leeward Islands San Juan $2999
2022 Dec 20 7 days, round-trip San Juan the Virgin Islands San Juan $2899
2022 Dec 27 369 days, one-way from San Juan to Falmouth Antigua San Juan $3599
2023 Jan 07 14 days, round-trip Star Collector Lovely Leewards San Juan $4799
2023 Jan 07 7 days, round-trip Windward Islands Surf Sunsets San Juan $2999
2023 Jan 14 14 days, round-trip Star Collector Lovely Leewards San Juan $4899
2023 Jan 14 7 days, round-trip San Juan the Virgin Islands San Juan $3099
2023 Jan 21 378 days, one-way from San Juan to Virgin Gorda Island BVI San Juan $4799
2023 Jan 21 7 days, round-trip Windward Islands Surf Sunsets San Juan $3099
2023 Jan 28 14 days, round-trip Star Collector Lovely Leewards San Juan $4799
2023 Jan 28 7 days, round-trip San Juan the Virgin Islands San Juan $2999
2023 Feb 04 7 days, round-trip Windward Islands Surf Sunsets San Juan $2999
2023 Feb 04 14 days, round-trip Star Collector Lovely Leewards San Juan $4799
2023 Feb 11 14 days, round-trip Star Collector Lovely Leewards San Juan $4799
2023 Feb 11 7 days, round-trip San Juan the Virgin Islands San Juan $2999
2023 Feb 18 14 days, round-trip Star Collector Lovely Leewards San Juan $4799
2023 Feb 18 7 days, round-trip Windward Islands Surf Sunsets San Juan $2999
2023 Feb 25 14 days, round-trip Star Collector Lovely Leewards San Juan $4799
2023 Feb 25 7 days, round-trip San Juan the Virgin Islands San Juan $2999
2023 Mar 04 14 days, round-trip Star Collector Lovely Leewards San Juan $4799
2023 Mar 04 7 days, round-trip Windward Islands Surf Sunsets San Juan $2999
2023 Mar 11 7 days, round-trip San Juan the Virgin Islands San Juan $2999
2023 Mar 25 12 days, one-way from San Juan to Lisbon San Juan $2499
2023 Mar 25 22 days, one-way from San Juan to Barcelona San Juan $5299
2023 Apr 06 18 days, one-way from Lisbon to Piraeus-Athens Lisbon $6899
2023 Apr 06 10 days, one-way from Lisbon to Barcelona Lisbon $4499
2023 Apr 16 16 days, one-way from Barcelona to Istanbul Barcelona $7199
2023 Apr 16 8 days, one-way from Barcelona to Piraeus-Athens Barcelona $3999
2023 Apr 24 8 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Istanbul Piraeus-Athens $4999
2023 May 02 9 days, round-trip Black Sea Sights Turkish Delights Istanbul $6299
2023 May 11 8 days, one-way from Istanbul to Piraeus-Athens Istanbul $5499
2023 May 19 8 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Haifa Piraeus-Athens $4999
2023 May 27 17 days, one-way from Haifa to Barcelona Haifa $7999
2023 May 27 8 days, one-way from Haifa to Piraeus-Athens Haifa $4999
2023 Jun 04 19 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Lisbon Piraeus-Athens $8799
2023 Jun 04 9 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Barcelona Piraeus-Athens $4999
2023 Jun 13 384 days, one-way from Barcelona to Saint-Malo Barcelona $9599
2023 Jun 13 10 days, one-way from Barcelona to Lisbon Barcelona $5999
2023 Jun 23 374 days, one-way from Lisbon to Saint-Malo Lisbon $5999
2023 Jun 23 382 days, one-way from Lisbon to Invergordon Lisbon $8799
2023 Jul 03 8 days, one-way from Dublin to Leith-Edinburgh Dublin $4999
2023 Jul 03 19 days, one-way from Dublin to Reykjavik Dublin $9499
2023 Jul 03 26 days, one-way from Dublin to Reykjavik Dublin $13899
2023 Jul 11 11 days, one-way from Leith-Edinburgh to Reykjavik Leith-Edinburgh $6899
2023 Jul 11 18 days, one-way from Leith-Edinburgh to Reykjavik Leith-Edinburgh $9999
2023 Jul 22 7 days, round-trip Around Iceland Reykjavik $5499
2023 Jul 29 372 days, one-way from Reykjavik to Grundarfjordur Reykjavik $5499
2023 Aug 05 7 days, round-trip Around Iceland Reykjavik $5499
2023 Aug 12 7 days, round-trip Around Iceland Reykjavik $5199
2023 Aug 19 7 days, round-trip Around Iceland Reykjavik $5199
2023 Aug 26 7 days, round-trip Around Iceland Reykjavik $5199
2023 Sep 02 7 days, round-trip Around Iceland Reykjavik $5199
2023 Sep 02 21 days, one-way from Reykjavik to Montreal Reykjavik $8299
2023 Sep 09 14 days, one-way from Reykjavik to Montreal Reykjavik $7199
2023 Sep 09 25 days, one-way from Reykjavik to Boston Reykjavik $10199
2023 Sep 23 11 days, one-way from Montreal to Boston Montreal $5499
2023 Oct 04 11 days, one-way from Boston to Montreal Boston $5499
2023 Oct 15 11 days, one-way from Montreal to Boston Montreal $5499
2023 Nov 04 7 days, round-trip Beach Fun Sun A Remote Caribbean Getaway Philipsburg St Maarten $2599

Star Pride Review

Review of Star Pride

The 1988-built (as "Seabourn Pride") cruise ship Star Pride is the first of all three identical Windstar yachts - together with the fleet mates Star Breeze (Seabourn Spirit) and Star Legend (Seabourn Legend).

The vessel (IMO number 8707343) is currently Bahamas-flagged (MMSI 311084000) and registered in Nassau.

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 Pride cruise ship

The 340-passenger ship Star Pride was purchased by Windstar in 2013. The boat was then leased back to Seabourn Cruises (her operator since 1988) for a year, until the transfer was completed in May 2014. Star Pride set sail as the first Windstar new power yacht, out of three.

Decks and Cabins

Star Pride 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

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 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

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

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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.

The 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.

WINDSTAR cruise ship reconstructions 2019-2020-2021 drydock refurbishments review

On November 15, 2018, Windstar Cruises announced the 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 the 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%. The project (completed in 2021 October) 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 (later extended thru 2021) and conducted at Fincantieri's shipyards in Palermo (Sicily Island, Italy) and Trieste (Italy).

The stretched Star Pride was delivered to Windstar on October 13, 2021, at Fincantieri’s Palermo yard.

The drydock lengthening included cutting each vessel in two and installing a new (prefabricated) midship section with length 25 m (83 ft). The 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).

The powerplants were upgraded from 4x 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 boat 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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