Wind Star

Wind Star current position

Wind Star current location is at Aegean Sea (coordinates 36.41688 N / 25.41309 E) cruising en route to SANTORINI. The AIS position was reported 2 minutes ago.

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Current itinerary of Wind Star

Wind Star current cruise is 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles. Prices start from USD 3499 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 20 Jul, 2024 and ends on 27 Jul, 2024.

Date / TimePort
20 Jul 17:00    Departing from Piraeus-Athens, Greece hotels
21 Jul 08:00 - 18:00    Mykonos Island, Greece
22 Jul 07:00 - 23:00    Kusadasi, Ephesus, Turkey
23 Jul 08:00 - 18:00    Patmos Island, Greece
24 Jul 08:00 - 21:00    Santorini Island, Thira, Greece
25 Jul 12:00 - 18:00    Monemvasia, Greece
26 Jul 07:00 - 17:00    Nafplio, Mycenae, Greece
27 Jul 07:00    Arriving in Piraeus-Athens, Greece hotels

Specifications of Wind Star

Year of build1986  /  Age: 38
Flag state Bahamas
BuilderAteliers et chantiers du Havre (Le Havre, France)
Class4-masted motor sailing ship
Building costUSD 65 million
Speed13 kn / 24 km/h / 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 Refurbishment2023
Sister-shipsWind Spirit
OwnerXanterra Parks & Resorts Inc
OperatorWindstar Cruises

Wind Star Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2024 Jun 29 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus-Athens $3499
2024 Jul 06 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus-Athens $3499
2024 Jul 13 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus-Athens $3499
2024 Jul 20 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus-Athens $3499
2024 Jul 27 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus-Athens $4799
2024 Aug 03 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus-Athens $4799
2024 Aug 10 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus-Athens $4799
2024 Aug 17 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus-Athens $3699
2024 Aug 24 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus-Athens $5499
2024 Aug 31 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus-Athens $5799
2024 Sep 07 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus-Athens $6899
2024 Sep 14 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus-Athens
2024 Sep 21 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus-Athens $6499
2024 Sep 28 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus-Athens $6299
2024 Oct 05 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus-Athens
2024 Oct 12 7 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Civitavecchia-Rome Piraeus-Athens $3599
2024 Oct 12 14 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Barcelona Piraeus-Athens $5399
2024 Oct 19 7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Barcelona Civitavecchia-Rome $3199
2024 Oct 19 17 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Lisbon Civitavecchia-Rome $7419
2024 Oct 26 10 days, one-way from Barcelona to Lisbon Barcelona $5349
2024 Nov 05 14 days, one-way from Lisbon to Bridgetown Lisbon $2599
2024 Nov 19 11 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Colon Bridgetown $3799
2024 Nov 19 18 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Puntarenas Bridgetown $5999
2024 Nov 30 7 days, one-way from Colon to Puntarenas Colon $3399
2024 Dec 07 7 days, one-way from Puntarenas to Colon Puntarenas $2899
2024 Dec 14 7 days, one-way from Colon to Puntarenas Colon $2899
2024 Dec 14 14 days, one-way from Colon to Puntarenas Colon $4699
2024 Dec 21 7 days, round-trip Naturally Costa Rica Puntarenas $2899
2024 Dec 21 14 days, one-way from Puntarenas to Colon Puntarenas $6599
2024 Dec 28 7 days, one-way from Puntarenas to Colon Puntarenas $4199
2025 Jan 04 7 days, one-way from Colon to Puntarenas Colon
2025 Jan 11 7 days, round-trip Naturally Costa Rica Puntarenas $2199
2025 Jan 11 14 days, one-way from Puntarenas to Colon Puntarenas $4599
2025 Jan 18 7 days, one-way from Puntarenas to Colon Puntarenas $3199
2025 Jan 25 7 days, one-way from Colon to Puntarenas Colon $3199
2025 Feb 01 7 days, one-way from Puntarenas to Colon Puntarenas
2025 Feb 08 7 days, one-way from Colon to Puntarenas Colon $3199
2025 Feb 08 14 days, one-way from Colon to Puntarenas Colon $4299
2025 Feb 15 7 days, round-trip Naturally Costa Rica Puntarenas $2199
2025 Feb 22 7 days, one-way from Puntarenas to Colon Puntarenas
2025 Mar 01 7 days, one-way from Colon to Puntarenas Colon $2999
2025 Mar 08 7 days, one-way from Puntarenas to Colon Puntarenas $3199
2025 Mar 08 18 days, one-way from Puntarenas to Bridgetown Puntarenas $5299
2025 Mar 15 11 days, one-way from Colon to Bridgetown Colon $3399
2025 Mar 26 15 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Lisbon Bridgetown $2399
2025 Mar 26 25 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Barcelona Bridgetown $4699
2025 Apr 10 10 days, one-way from Lisbon to Barcelona Lisbon $3499
2025 Apr 10 17 days, one-way from Lisbon to Civitavecchia-Rome Lisbon $5299
2025 Apr 20 7 days, one-way from Barcelona to Civitavecchia-Rome Barcelona $3099
2025 Apr 20 14 days, one-way from Barcelona to Piraeus-Athens Barcelona $5199
2025 Apr 27 7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Piraeus-Athens Civitavecchia-Rome $2999
2025 May 04 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus-Athens $5499
2025 May 11 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus-Athens $5399
2025 May 18 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus-Athens $5399
2025 May 25 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus-Athens $5399
2025 Jun 01 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus-Athens $5699
2025 Jun 08 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus-Athens $5399
2025 Jun 15 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus-Athens $5399
2025 Jun 22 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus-Athens $4999
2025 Jun 29 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus-Athens $4999
2025 Jul 06 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus-Athens $4799
2025 Jul 13 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus-Athens $4799
2025 Jul 20 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus-Athens $4799
2025 Jul 27 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus-Athens $4799
2025 Aug 03 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus-Athens $4999
2025 Aug 10 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus-Athens $4999
2025 Aug 17 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus-Athens $4999
2025 Aug 24 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus-Athens $4999
2025 Aug 31 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus-Athens $5399
2025 Sep 07 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus-Athens $5399
2025 Sep 14 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus-Athens $5399
2025 Sep 21 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus-Athens $5399
2025 Sep 28 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus-Athens $5399
2025 Oct 05 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus-Athens $5399
2025 Oct 12 7 days, round-trip Treasures of the Greek Isles Piraeus-Athens $5399
2025 Oct 19 7 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Civitavecchia-Rome Piraeus-Athens $2999
2025 Oct 19 14 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Barcelona Piraeus-Athens $4799
2025 Oct 26 7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Barcelona Civitavecchia-Rome $2999
2025 Oct 26 17 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Lisbon Civitavecchia-Rome $5999
2025 Nov 02 18 days, one-way from Barcelona to Santa Cruz de Tenerife Barcelona $5199
2025 Nov 02 10 days, one-way from Barcelona to Lisbon Barcelona $3499
2025 Nov 12 8 days, one-way from Lisbon to Santa Cruz de Tenerife Lisbon $2999
2025 Nov 20 10 days, round-trip Canary Island Idyll Santa Cruz de Tenerife $3599
2025 Nov 30 10 days, round-trip Canary Island Idyll Santa Cruz de Tenerife $3499
2025 Dec 10 10 days, round-trip Canary Island Idyll Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2025 Dec 20 10 days, round-trip Canary Island Idyll Santa Cruz de Tenerife $3799
2025 Dec 30 10 days, round-trip Canary Island Idyll Santa Cruz de Tenerife $3799
2026 Jan 09 10 days, round-trip Canary Island Idyll Santa Cruz de Tenerife $3899
2026 Jan 19 10 days, round-trip Canary Island Idyll Santa Cruz de Tenerife $3499
2026 Jan 29 10 days, round-trip Canary Island Idyll Santa Cruz de Tenerife $3499
2026 Feb 08 10 days, round-trip Canary Island Idyll Santa Cruz de Tenerife $3499
2026 Feb 18 10 days, round-trip Canary Island Idyll Santa Cruz de Tenerife $3499

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.

Windstar Wind Star cruise ship

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 "Greek Islands" itinerary (roundtrip from Piraeus-Athens) 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.

Windstar Wind Star cruise ship

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 Spirit, and also Club Med 2.

During Wind Star's last drydock refurbishment (2023, at Navantia Cadiz) a new mast was installed.

In 2012, Windstar completed an extensive (18-month long) drydock refurbishment project for renovations of the 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.