Wind Spirit

Wind Spirit Review and Specifications

Specifications of Wind Spirit

Year built1988  /  Age : 30
Flag state Bahamas
BuilderAteliers et chantiers du Havre (Le Havre, France)
Class4-masted motor sailing ship
Building costUSD 65 million
OwnerXanterra Parks & Resorts Inc
OperatorWindstar Cruises
Speed13 kn / 24 kph / 15 mph
Length (LOA)134 m / 440 ft
Beam (width)16 m / 52 ft
Gross Tonnage5307 gt
Passengers148 - 178
Crew84
Passengers-to-space ratio32
Decks5
Cabins74
Decks with cabins2
Last Refurbishment2018

Current itinerary of Wind Spirit

Wind Spirit current cruise is 16 days, round-trip Star Collector: Twice the Tahiti. The itinerary starts on 20 Sep, 2018 and ends on 06 Oct, 2018.

Date / TimePort
20 Sep      Departing from Papeete, Tahiti Island, French Polynesia   
21 Sep 06:00 - 17:00     Moorea Island, Society Islands, French Polynesia   
22 Sep 08:00 - 06:00     Raiatea Island, French Polynesia   
23 Sep 08:00 - 17:00     Tahaa Island, Society Islands, French Polynesia   
24 Sep 09:00 - 21:00     Bora Bora Island, Society Islands, French Polynesia   
26 Sep 07:00 - 17:00     Huahine Island, Society Islands, French Polynesia   
27 Sep 09:00 - 23:00     Papeete, Tahiti Island, French Polynesia   
29 Sep 07:00 - 17:00     Fakarava Atoll, Tuamotus, French Polynesia   
30 Sep 09:00 - 17:00     Rangiroa Atoll, Tuamotus, French Polynesia   
02 Oct 08:00 - 17:00     Tahaa Island, Society Islands, French Polynesia   
03 Oct 08:00 - 21:00     Bora Bora Island, Society Islands, French Polynesia   
05 Oct 08:00 - 17:00     Huahine Island, Society Islands, French Polynesia   
06 Oct 08:00 - 18:00     Moorea Island, Society Islands, French Polynesia   
06 Oct      Arriving in Papeete, Tahiti Island, French Polynesia   

Review of Wind Spirit

Launched in 1988, Wind Spirit cruise ship is the second of the three Windstar sailing yachts - together with Wind Surf and Wind Star. The three four-masted yachts are uniquely designed for tall sailing ship cruises.

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 Wind Spirit cruise ship

The 5,736-ton, 158-passenger cruise ship Wind Spirit, is trendy and sophisticated as her cruisers, with wonderful white sails on her deck. The sails are computerized and not really necessary for navigating (although in some conditions they are ideal, the engines are cut and the vessel is completely wind driven), but travelers do not really care when the effect is exquisite. 

Cruise itinerary program

Wind Spirit itinerary program is based on round-trip French Polynesia cruises from Papeete, Tahiti.

Cabins

Wind Spirit cruise ship offers one oceanview owner’s suite and 73 oceanview deluxe staterooms. In the cabins, the old bathrooms were spruced up with fancy showerheads, granite countertops and high-piled towels. New combination CD/DVD/iPod players were upped the ante in tech toys department.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

During the last refurbishment, Wind Spirit Restaurant was renamed AmphorA and redesigned, a new menu was provided. Pool Bar was renewed to create alfresco additional seating for Candles Grill sunset dining, with new deck furniture and awning. The reception area was also updated. The Lounge got brand new AV system and hardwood flooring. 

Wind Spirit ship has two primary dining venues, both open seating: the AmphorA Restaurant in the evenings which offers course-by-course gourmet cuisine and Veranda restaurant with casual full-service and buffet dining (breakfast and lunch). A reservation is needed for Candles if you choose dining under the stars. The ship combines the highest food and service levels with casual attire and single open seating.

Follows the complete list of Wind Spirit 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).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

What wasn't changed during the last refurbishment of Wind Spirit, however, was Windstar Cruises onboard experience. The line has stuck to the core concept: small-ship features and low passenger occupancy balance, with high ratios guest-to-crew and personalized service. Alcoholic beverages and excursions are charged additionally, though soft drinks and water are included. Wind Spirit onboard atmosphere is the right mix of laid-back and upscale. 

Windstar Wind Spirit cruise ship

Follows the complete list of Wind Spirit 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 a banana boat, waterski boat, sea kayaks, sunfish sailboats, wakeboards, boards for windsurfing, paddle boards, scuba diving and snorkeling equipment, plus four Zodiacs; the steel cage forms a swimming pool in the sea)
  • Lounge (ship’s theater/main show lounge for live evening entertainment); Library
  • The Signature Shop/Boutique Shop (sells duty-free luxury fashion clothing and accessories)
  • The Casino (with blackjack/roulette gambling tables, slot machines)
  • WindSpa (operated by Steiner; has a treatment room, Sauna and Beauty Salon. “Spa Under the Stars” program offers spa treatments out on deck)
  • The Fitness Center (with free weights, exercycles and treadmills; offers complimentary excercise classes)
  • Pool Area (with one swimming pool, a waterfall cascading from the whirlpool, sunbathing area served by the Pool Bar)
  • The Flying Bridge deck is designed to resemble the traditional navigation point.

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  • Cabin grades number: 5
  • Total number of cabins: 74 (of which 1 Oceanview Owner’s suite, 73 Deluxe Oceanview staterooms)
  • Dining Rooms: AmphorA Restaurant (MDR, open-seating).
  • Restaurants and food bars: Candles Cafe & Veranda (buffet-style breakfast and lunch; a la carte menu with waiter service).
  • Lounges & Bars: The Lounge (Theater), Pool Bar, Lounge cafe.
  • WindSpa, Fitness Center, Pool, Whirlpool, Watersports Platform (windsurfing, waterskiing, kayaking), Casino, Library, Boutique Shop, Reception, The Bridge (Windstar's "Open Bridge" Policy), complimentary Wi-Fi and 24-hour room service.
  • Wind Spirit yacht is a member of a specific class Windstar sailing ships including three sister vessels – Wind Star, Wind Spirit and Wind Song. Wind Song experienced an engine room fire in 2002, and was scuttled. These are tall sailing cruise ships with modern design and 6 sails on 4 masts. The sails are handled via a sophisticated computer program.
  • The yacht's design is based on smaller 5,350-ton motor sailing yachts constructed by the French shipbuilding company "Societe Nouvelle des Ateliers et Chantiers du Havre". Among those are the Windstar sail ships Wind Surf and Wind Star and also Club Med 2.
  • In 2012, the Windstar company completed an 18-month long refurbishment project for renovation of its three sailing yachts – Wind Spirit, Wind Star and Wind Surf. All staterooms, dining venues and public spaces were refurbished, and new sails were fitted.

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Wind Spirit Itineraries

The below listed Wind Spirit 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 Jul 19 7 days, round-trip Dreams of Tahiti Papeete
2018 Aug 09 9 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Tuamotu Islands Papeete
2018 Aug 19 18 days, round-trip Star Collector: Twice the Tahiti Papeete
2018 Aug 19 10 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Tuamotu Islands Papeete
2018 Aug 30 7 days, round-trip Dreams of Tahiti Papeete
2018 Sep 06 7 days, round-trip Dreams of Tahiti Papeete$2299
2018 Sep 13 7 days, round-trip Dreams of Tahiti Papeete$2699
2018 Sep 20 16 days, round-trip Star Collector: Twice the Tahiti Papeete
2018 Sep 20 7 days, round-trip Dreams of Tahiti Papeete$2399
2018 Sep 27 9 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Tuamotu Islands Papeete$2999
2018 Oct 07 11 days, one-way from Papeete to Moorea Island Papeete$4999
2018 Oct 25 7 days, round-trip Dreams of Tahiti Papeete$4899
2018 Nov 01 7 days, round-trip Dreams of Tahiti Papeete$4699
2018 Nov 15 10 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Tuamotu Islands Papeete$4699
2018 Nov 26 17 days, round-trip Star Collector: Twice the Tahiti Papeete$6099
2018 Nov 26 9 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Tuamotu Islands Papeete$3099
2018 Dec 06 7 days, round-trip Dreams of Tahiti Papeete$4299
2018 Dec 20 7 days, one-way from Moorea Island to Papeete Moorea Island$4499
2018 Dec 27 7 days, round-trip Dreams of Tahiti Papeete$5179
2019 Jan 03 7 days, round-trip Dreams of Tahiti Papeete$4399
2019 Jan 10 17 days, round-trip Star Collector: Twice the Tahiti Papeete$6499
2019 Jan 10 7 days, round-trip Dreams of Tahiti Papeete$4599
2019 Jan 17 10 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Tuamotu Islands Papeete$6299
2019 Jan 28 9 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Tuamotu Islands Papeete$5799
2019 Feb 14 7 days, round-trip Dreams of Tahiti Papeete$4699
2019 Feb 21 7 days, round-trip Dreams of Tahiti Papeete$4699
2019 Feb 28 7 days, round-trip Dreams of Tahiti Papeete$4699
2019 Mar 07 17 days, round-trip Star Collector: Twice the Tahiti Papeete$6899
2019 Mar 07 7 days, round-trip Dreams of Tahiti Papeete$5599
2019 Mar 14 10 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Tuamotu Islands Papeete$6599
2019 Mar 25 17 days, round-trip Star Collector: Twice the Tahiti Papeete$5599
2019 Mar 25 9 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Tuamotu Islands Papeete$6199
2019 Apr 04 7 days, round-trip Dreams of Tahiti Papeete$4699
2019 Apr 11 7 days, round-trip Dreams of Tahiti Papeete$4699
2019 Apr 18 7 days, round-trip Dreams of Tahiti Papeete$4699
2019 Apr 25 7 days, round-trip Dreams of Tahiti Papeete$4899
2019 May 02 10 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Tuamotu Islands Papeete$6599
2019 May 20 9 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Tuamotu Islands Papeete$6199
2019 May 30 7 days, round-trip Dreams of Tahiti Papeete$4899
2019 Jun 06 7 days, round-trip Dreams of Tahiti Papeete$4699
2019 Jun 13 7 days, round-trip Dreams of Tahiti Papeete$4699
2019 Jun 20 7 days, round-trip Dreams of Tahiti Papeete$4899
2019 Jul 07 10 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Tuamotu Islands Papeete$6599
2019 Jul 18 7 days, round-trip Dreams of Tahiti Papeete$5199
2019 Aug 01 7 days, round-trip Dreams of Tahiti Papeete$4899
2019 Aug 08 7 days, round-trip Dreams of Tahiti Papeete$4599
2019 Aug 15 7 days, round-trip Dreams of Tahiti Papeete$4599
2019 Aug 22 9 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Tuamotu Islands Papeete$5799
2019 Sep 01 10 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Tuamotu Islands Papeete$6599
2019 Sep 12 7 days, round-trip Dreams of Tahiti Papeete$5099
2019 Sep 19 7 days, round-trip Dreams of Tahiti Papeete$4699
2019 Sep 26 7 days, round-trip Dreams of Tahiti Papeete$4699
2019 Oct 03 7 days, round-trip Dreams of Tahiti Papeete$4399
2019 Oct 10 9 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Tuamotu Islands Papeete$5799
2019 Oct 20 10 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Tuamotu Islands Papeete$6599
2019 Oct 31 7 days, round-trip Dreams of Tahiti Papeete$5499
2019 Nov 07 7 days, round-trip Dreams of Tahiti Papeete$4499
2019 Nov 14 17 days, round-trip Star Collector: Twice the Tahiti Papeete$5199
2019 Nov 14 7 days, round-trip Dreams of Tahiti Papeete$4299
2019 Nov 21 10 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Tuamotu Islands Papeete$5999
2019 Dec 02 17 days, round-trip Star Collector: Twice the Tahiti Papeete$4799
2019 Dec 02 9 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Tuamotu Islands Papeete$5499
2019 Dec 12 7 days, round-trip Dreams of Tahiti Papeete$3999
2019 Dec 19 7 days, round-trip Dreams of Tahiti Papeete$5299
2019 Dec 26 7 days, round-trip Dreams of Tahiti Papeete$5299