Wind Star

Wind Star current position

Wind Star current location is at North America West Coast (coordinates 7.97450 N / -83.00095 W) cruising en route to Golfito. The AIS position was reported 16 minutes ago.

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Current itinerary of Wind Star

Wind Star current cruise is 18 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Puntarenas. Prices start from USD 4499 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 23 Nov, 2021 and ends on 11 Dec, 2021.

Date / TimePort
23 Nov 18:00    Departing from Bridgetown, Barbados hotels
24 Nov 08:00 - 23:00    Bequia Island, Port Elizabeth, Grenadines
25 Nov 08:00 - 17:00    Mayreau Island, Grenadines
26 Nov 08:00 - 17:00    St Georges, Grenada
28 Nov 13:00 - 22:00    Kralendijk, Bonaire Island, Dutch Antilles
29 Nov 08:00 - 18:00    Willemstad, Curacao Island, Dutch Antilles
30 Nov 06:00 - 15:00    Oranjestad, Aruba Island, Dutch Antilles
02 Dec 09:00 - 18:00    Cartagena Colombia
04 Dec 07:00 - 18:00    Colon, Panama
05 Dec 04:00 - 18:00    Panama Canal
05 Dec 22:00 - 06 Dec 17:00    Panama City, Fuerte Amador, Balboa
08 Dec 08:00 - 18:00    Isla Gamez, Panama
09 Dec 08:30 - 17:00    Golfito, Costa Rica
10 Dec 07:00 - 18:00    Quepos, Costa Rica
11 Dec 06:00    Arriving in Puntarenas, Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica hotels

Specifications of Wind Star

Year built1986  /  Age: 35
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 Tonnage5397 gt
Passengers178
Crew84
Passengers-to-space ratio32
Beds148
Decks5
Cabins74
Decks with cabins2
Last Refurbishment2018
Sister-shipsWind Spirit

Wind Star Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2021 Nov 23 11 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Colon Bridgetown $2499
2021 Nov 23 18 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Puntarenas Bridgetown $4499
2021 Dec 04 7 days, one-way from Colon to Puntarenas Colon $2899
2021 Dec 11 7 days, one-way from Puntarenas to Colon Puntarenas $2199
2021 Dec 18 10 days, one-way from Colon to Puntarenas Colon $3299
2021 Dec 28 11 days, one-way from Puntarenas to Colon Puntarenas $2799
2022 Jan 08 7 days, one-way from Colon to Puntarenas Colon
2022 Jan 15 7 days, one-way from Puntarenas to Colon Puntarenas $2899
2022 Jan 22 7 days, one-way from Colon to Puntarenas Colon
2022 Jan 29 7 days, one-way from Puntarenas to Colon Puntarenas $3399
2022 Jan 29 18 days, one-way from Puntarenas to Bridgetown Puntarenas
2022 Jan 29 28 days, one-way from Puntarenas to Bridgetown Puntarenas
2022 Feb 05 11 days, one-way from Colon to Bridgetown Colon $3899
2022 Feb 16 10 days, round-trip The Leeward Windward Isles A Caribbean Medley Bridgetown $3399
2022 Mar 05 7 days, round-trip Jewels of the Windward Islands Bridgetown $2499
2022 Mar 12 7 days, round-trip Jewels of the Windward Islands Bridgetown $2499
2022 Mar 12 14 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Philipsburg Bridgetown $3999
2022 Mar 19 7 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Philipsburg Bridgetown $2499
2022 Mar 26 15 days, one-way from Philipsburg to Lisbon Philipsburg $2199
2022 Mar 26 25 days, one-way from Philipsburg to Barcelona Philipsburg $4999
2022 Apr 10 10 days, one-way from Lisbon to Barcelona Lisbon $4299
2022 Apr 10 17 days, one-way from Lisbon to Civitavecchia Lisbon $5999
2022 Apr 20 14 days, one-way from Barcelona to Piraeus Barcelona $5599
2022 Apr 20 7 days, one-way from Barcelona to Civitavecchia Barcelona $3199
2022 Apr 27 17 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Piraeus Civitavecchia
2022 Apr 27 7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Piraeus Civitavecchia $3199
2022 May 04 10 days, round-trip Ancient Wonders of Greece Ephesus Piraeus
2022 May 14 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus
2022 May 21 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus
2022 May 28 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus $5799
2022 Jun 04 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus $5399
2022 Jun 11 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus $6299
2022 Jun 18 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus $4999
2022 Jun 25 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus $4999
2022 Jul 02 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus $4799
2022 Jul 09 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus $4799
2022 Jul 16 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus $4599
2022 Jul 23 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus $4599
2022 Jul 30 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus $4599
2022 Aug 06 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus $4999
2022 Aug 13 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus $4999
2022 Aug 20 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus $4999
2022 Aug 27 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus $5399
2022 Sep 03 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus $5399
2022 Sep 10 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus $5399
2022 Sep 17 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus $5599
2022 Sep 24 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus $5599
2022 Oct 01 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus $5599
2022 Oct 15 7 days, one-way from Piraeus to Civitavecchia Piraeus $3399
2022 Oct 15 14 days, one-way from Piraeus to Barcelona Piraeus $4999
2022 Oct 22 7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Barcelona Civitavecchia $2999
2022 Oct 22 17 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Lisbon Civitavecchia $5399
2022 Oct 29 10 days, one-way from Barcelona to Lisbon Barcelona $3799
2022 Oct 29 24 days, one-way from Barcelona to Bridgetown Barcelona $4999
2022 Nov 08 14 days, one-way from Lisbon to Bridgetown Lisbon $2199
2022 Nov 22 11 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Colon Bridgetown $2699
2022 Nov 22 18 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Puntarenas Bridgetown $4199
2022 Dec 03 7 days, one-way from Colon to Puntarenas Colon $2199
2022 Dec 10 7 days, one-way from Puntarenas to Colon Puntarenas $2199
2022 Dec 17 10 days, one-way from Colon to Puntarenas Colon $3799
2022 Dec 27 11 days, one-way from Puntarenas to Colon Puntarenas $3399
2023 Jan 07 7 days, one-way from Colon to Puntarenas Colon $2699
2023 Jan 14 7 days, one-way from Puntarenas to Colon Puntarenas $2699
2023 Jan 21 7 days, one-way from Colon to Puntarenas Colon $2699
2023 Jan 28 7 days, one-way from Puntarenas to Colon Puntarenas $2699
2023 Feb 04 7 days, one-way from Colon to Puntarenas Colon
2023 Feb 11 7 days, one-way from Puntarenas to Colon Puntarenas $2799
2023 Feb 18 7 days, one-way from Colon to Puntarenas Colon $2799
2023 Feb 25 7 days, one-way from Puntarenas to Colon Puntarenas $2799
2023 Mar 04 7 days, one-way from Colon to Puntarenas Colon $2799
2023 Mar 11 7 days, one-way from Puntarenas to Colon Puntarenas $2699
2023 Mar 11 18 days, one-way from Puntarenas to Bridgetown Puntarenas $4199
2023 Mar 18 11 days, one-way from Colon to Bridgetown Colon $2699
2023 Mar 29 15 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Lisbon Bridgetown $1999
2023 Mar 29 24 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Barcelona Bridgetown $4799
2023 Apr 13 16 days, one-way from Lisbon to Civitavecchia Lisbon $5799
2023 Apr 13 9 days, one-way from Lisbon to Barcelona Lisbon $3999
2023 Apr 22 7 days, one-way from Barcelona to Civitavecchia Barcelona $3199
2023 Apr 22 14 days, one-way from Barcelona to Piraeus Barcelona $5499
2023 Apr 29 7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Piraeus Civitavecchia $3499
2023 May 06 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus $4999
2023 May 13 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus $4999
2023 May 20 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus $4999
2023 May 27 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus $4999
2023 Jun 03 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus $4999
2023 Jun 10 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus $4999
2023 Jun 17 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus $4999
2023 Jun 24 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus $4999
2023 Jul 01 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus $4599
2023 Jul 08 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus $4599
2023 Jul 15 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus $4599
2023 Jul 22 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus $4599
2023 Jul 29 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus $4599
2023 Aug 05 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus $4999
2023 Aug 12 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus $4999
2023 Aug 19 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus $4999
2023 Aug 26 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus $5399
2023 Sep 02 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus $5399
2023 Sep 09 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus $5399
2023 Sep 16 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus $5399
2023 Sep 23 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus $5399
2023 Sep 30 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus $5399
2023 Oct 07 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus $5399
2023 Oct 14 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus $5399

Wind Star Review

Review of Wind Star

The 1986-built cruise ship Wind Star is the first and oldest of the Windstar's sailing yachts, together with Wind Surf and Wind Spirit (sistership). These four-masted ships are uniquely designed for tall sailing cruises.

The vessel (IMO number 8420878) is currently Bahamas-flagged (MMSI 309163000) and registered in Nassau.

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 Wind Star cruise ship

Windstar's namesake vessel, the 180-passenger ship Wind Star, is a 4-masted, motorized sailing yacht and the first of three in the Windstar's fleet. Yet, continuous maintenance and recent repair have kept it fresh and youthful. In the staterooms, scratchy old bathrooms have been spruced up with granite countertops, high-piled towels and nice shower sprayers; and new combination DVD/CD/iPod Nano players have upped the ante in the department of tech toys. Public places and dining venues have been updated, too.

Decks and Cabins

Wind Star yacht staterooms (74 total, in 5 grades) include 1x Suite and 73 Oceanview cabins. All accommodations are with Queen-size double beds, LCD TV, DVD player, Bose speakers, SoundDock for Apple iPods. The Owner's Suite is sized 220 ft2 / 20 m2 but like the rest of the cabins lacks a step-out balcony.

The boat has 5 decks, of which 2 are with cabins.

Windstar Wind Star ship 2012 renovations included a full update of the public rooms' decor. The staterooms are newly enhanced with leather headboards, linen wall coverings, armchairs, new lighting features, carpeting, window coverings, new artworks, stylish bed cushions and throws. With large windows and skylight, the ship's lounge is full of natural light the whole day.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Wind Star 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 to dine under the stars. In 2012 The Restaurant was redesigned, renamed Amphora, and a new menu was launched. The Pool Bar also was redesigned to make additional alfresco seating for sunset dining at Candles Grill with a new awning and deck furniture.

Follows the complete list of Wind Star restaurants and food bars.

  • AmphorA Restaurant (boat'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" (alfresco steakhouse).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

With teak wide-open decks of over 10,000 sq.feet of space, generous for this size ship, and 21,500 ft2 (2,000 m2) new sail overhead, Wind Star guests may find hidden nooks for their private moments with the feeling of their own veranda. Be sure you'll benefit from small Star ship's access to unreachable otherwise ports of call. Onboard amenities are the WindSpa, Casino, Library, Lounge, Pool, Watersports Platform, and Hot Tub. During 2012 renovation The Reception Zone received a make-over, as did The Lounge with new hardwood flooring and a new AV system.

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Follows the complete list of Wind Star lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • The Marina (retractable water sports platform for water skiing, windsurfing, snorkeling, kayaking; the ship provides a banana boat, waterski boat, sea kayaks, Sunfish sailboats, wakeboards, boards for windsurfing, paddleboards, scuba diving and snorkeling equipment, plus four Zodiacs; the steel cage forms a swimming pool in the sea)
  • Lounge (boat's theatre/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. Windstar's "Spa Under the Stars" program offers outdoor spa treatments (on the open deck).
  • The Fitness Center (with free weights, exercycles and treadmills; offers complimentary exercise 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.

Itineraries

Wind Star itinerary program is based on Caribbean cruises from Barbados and Mediterranean Sea voyages with departures from homeports in Turkey and Greece. The ship offers Transatlantic repositioning crossings between Europe and the Caribbean.

In 2021, Tauck Travel (USA-based travel company) chartered Wind Star for a seasonal Eastern Mediterranean program based on the new "Treasures of the Aegean" cruise itinerary.

Following the Coronavirus crisis 2020-21, Windstar restarted operations with Wind Star on June 19, 2021. The 7-night Piraeus-Athens roundtrip "Greek Islands" itinerary visited Mykonos, Kusadasi-Ephesus (Turkey), Patmos, Syros, Santorini, Monemvasia, Nafplio. The crew was vaccinated and all passengers were required to provide COVID vaccination proof. Also on June 19th restarted operations Star Breeze (7-night Caribbean itinerary roundtrip from Philipsburg, St Maarten).

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Wind Star cruise ship was built as the first tall sailing ship in the fleet of Windstar Cruises. She is a member of a very specific class of three sister vessels - Wind Star, Wind Spirit and Wind Song. Wind Song had fire in the engine room in 2002, and the ship was scuttled. Windstar sailing yachts have a modern design, but still feature 6 sails on 4 masts, that are handled via a sophisticated computer program.

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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 Spirit, and also Club Med 2.

In 2012, Windstar Cruises completed an extensive (18-month long) drydock refurbishment project for renovations of company's all three sail yachts – Wind Star, Wind Spirit and Wind Surf. Works included overhauls of all passenger staterooms, dining venues, public spaces, as well as new sails.

The ship Wind Star has fleet's first female Captain - Belinda Bennett (born on St Helena Island - a British Overseas Territory in South Atlantic Ocean). Her maritime career started at age 17, as a deck cadet on the cargo-passenger ship RMS St Helena. In September 2005, she joined Windstar as Second Officer and became Captain (Master) of Wind Star in January 2016.

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