Wind Star

Wind Star current position

Wind Star current location is at West Africa (coordinates 27.67293 N / -30.56512 W) cruising en route to LISBON. The AIS position was reported 27 minutes ago.

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Specifications of Wind Star

Year built1986  /  Age: 34
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
Passengers148 - 178
Crew84
Passengers-to-space ratio32
Decks5
Cabins74
Decks with cabins2
Last Refurbishment2018
Sister-shipsWind Spirit
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Wind Star Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2021 Jan 16 7 days, one-way from Puntarenas to Colon Puntarenas
2021 Jan 23 7 days, one-way from Colon to Puntarenas Colon $2799
2021 Jan 30 7 days, one-way from Puntarenas to Colon Puntarenas $2799
2021 Feb 06 7 days, one-way from Colon to Puntarenas Colon $2799
2021 Feb 13 7 days, one-way from Puntarenas to Colon Puntarenas $2799
2021 Feb 20 11 days, one-way from Colon to Bridgetown Colon $2699
2021 Mar 03 15 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Lisbon Bridgetown $1699
2021 Apr 13 17 days, one-way from Lisbon to Civitavecchia Lisbon $3699
2021 Apr 13 10 days, one-way from Lisbon to Barcelona Lisbon $2599
2021 Apr 23 7 days, one-way from Barcelona to Civitavecchia Barcelona $1999
2021 Apr 23 15 days, one-way from Barcelona to Piraeus Barcelona $3699
2021 Apr 30 8 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Piraeus Civitavecchia $2599
2021 May 08 7 days, round-trip Treasures Of The Greek Isles Piraeus $3999
2021 May 15 7 days, round-trip Treasures Of The Greek Isles Piraeus $3999
2021 May 22 7 days, round-trip Treasures Of The Greek Isles Piraeus $3999
2021 May 29 7 days, round-trip Treasures Of The Greek Isles Piraeus $3999
2021 Jun 05 7 days, round-trip Treasures Of The Greek Isles Piraeus $3999
2021 Jun 12 7 days, round-trip Treasures Of The Greek Isles Piraeus $4299
2021 Jun 19 7 days, round-trip Treasures Of The Greek Isles Piraeus $4299
2021 Jun 26 7 days, round-trip Treasures Of The Greek Isles Piraeus $4299
2021 Jul 03 7 days, round-trip Treasures Of The Greek Isles Piraeus $4299
2021 Jul 10 7 days, round-trip Treasures Of The Greek Isles Piraeus $4299
2021 Jul 17 7 days, round-trip Treasures Of The Greek Isles Piraeus $4299
2021 Jul 24 7 days, round-trip Treasures Of The Greek Isles Piraeus $4299
2021 Jul 31 7 days, round-trip Treasures Of The Greek Isles Piraeus $3999
2021 Aug 14 7 days, round-trip Treasures Of The Greek Isles Piraeus $4599
2021 Aug 21 7 days, round-trip Treasures Of The Greek Isles Piraeus $4799
2021 Aug 28 7 days, round-trip Treasures Of The Greek Isles Piraeus $5399
2021 Sep 04 7 days, round-trip Treasures Of The Greek Isles Piraeus $5399
2021 Sep 11 7 days, round-trip Treasures Of The Greek Isles Piraeus $5399
2021 Sep 18 7 days, round-trip Treasures Of The Greek Isles Piraeus $5399
2021 Sep 25 7 days, round-trip Treasures Of The Greek Isles Piraeus $5399
2021 Oct 02 7 days, round-trip Treasures Of The Greek Isles Piraeus $5399
2021 Oct 09 7 days, round-trip Treasures Of The Greek Isles Piraeus $5199
2021 Oct 16 14 days, one-way from Piraeus to Barcelona Piraeus $4699
2021 Oct 16 24 days, one-way from Piraeus to Lisbon Piraeus $6899
2021 Oct 16 8 days, one-way from Piraeus to Civitavecchia Piraeus $3199
2021 Oct 24 16 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Lisbon Civitavecchia $5099
2021 Oct 24 6 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Barcelona Civitavecchia $2699
2021 Oct 30 10 days, one-way from Barcelona to Lisbon Barcelona $3599
2021 Nov 09 14 days, one-way from Lisbon to Bridgetown Lisbon $1699
2021 Nov 23 18 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Puntarenas Bridgetown $3699
2021 Nov 23 11 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Colon Bridgetown $2499
2021 Dec 04 7 days, one-way from Colon to Puntarenas Colon $1999
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 $3799
2021 Dec 28 11 days, one-way from Puntarenas to Colon Puntarenas $3999
2022 Jan 08 7 days, one-way from Colon to Puntarenas Colon $2699
2022 Jan 15 7 days, one-way from Puntarenas to Colon Puntarenas $2699
2022 Jan 22 7 days, one-way from Colon to Puntarenas Colon $2699
2022 Jan 29 28 days, one-way from Puntarenas to Bridgetown Puntarenas $6299
2022 Jan 29 18 days, one-way from Puntarenas to Bridgetown Puntarenas $3899
2022 Jan 29 7 days, one-way from Puntarenas to Colon Puntarenas $2699
2022 Feb 05 11 days, one-way from Colon to Bridgetown Colon $2199
2022 Feb 16 10 days, round-trip The Leeward Windward Isles A Caribbean Medley Bridgetown $2999
2022 Feb 26 7 days, round-trip Jewels Of The Windward Islands Bridgetown $2399
2022 Mar 05 7 days, round-trip Jewels Of The Windward Islands Bridgetown $2399
2022 Mar 12 14 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Philipsburg Bridgetown $3699
2022 Mar 12 7 days, round-trip Jewels Of The Windward Islands Bridgetown $2399
2022 Mar 19 7 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Philipsburg Bridgetown $2199
2022 Mar 26 25 days, one-way from Philipsburg to Barcelona Philipsburg $3899
2022 Mar 26 15 days, one-way from Philipsburg to Lisbon Philipsburg $1999
2022 Apr 10 17 days, one-way from Lisbon to Civitavecchia Lisbon $4499
2022 Apr 10 10 days, one-way from Lisbon to Barcelona Lisbon $3199
2022 Apr 20 14 days, one-way from Barcelona to Piraeus Barcelona $4399
2022 Apr 20 7 days, one-way from Barcelona to Civitavecchia Barcelona $2499
2022 Apr 27 17 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Piraeus Civitavecchia $7199
2022 Apr 27 7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Piraeus Civitavecchia $2999
2022 May 04 10 days, round-trip Ancient Wonders Of Greece Ephesus Piraeus $5799
2022 May 14 7 days, round-trip Treasures Of The Greek Isles Piraeus $4999
2022 May 21 7 days, round-trip Treasures Of The Greek Isles Piraeus $4999
2022 May 28 7 days, round-trip Treasures Of The Greek Isles Piraeus $4999
2022 Jun 04 7 days, round-trip Treasures Of The Greek Isles Piraeus $4999
2022 Jun 11 7 days, round-trip Treasures Of The Greek Isles Piraeus $4999
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 $4599
2022 Aug 13 7 days, round-trip Treasures Of The Greek Isles Piraeus $4799
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 $5399
2022 Sep 24 7 days, round-trip Treasures Of The Greek Isles Piraeus $5399
2022 Oct 01 7 days, round-trip Treasures Of The Greek Isles Piraeus $5399
2022 Oct 08 7 days, round-trip Treasures Of The Greek Isles Piraeus
2022 Oct 15 7 days, one-way from Piraeus to Civitavecchia Piraeus $3199
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 $5199
2022 Oct 29 10 days, one-way from Barcelona to Lisbon Barcelona $3399
2022 Nov 08 14 days, one-way from Lisbon to Bridgetown Lisbon $1799

Wind Star Review

Review of Wind Star

Launched in 1986, Wind Star is the first and oldest of the three Windstar sailing yachts, together with Wind Surf and Wind Spirit (sistership). The three four-masted vessels are uniquely designed for tall sailing ship cruises. The ship was last refurbished in 2012.

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 cruise ship Wind Star, is a sleek, 4-masted, motorized sailing yacht which is the first of three in the casual-yet-upscale Windstar Cruises 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.

Cruise itinerary program

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

Cabins

Windstar Star yacht features one ocean view owner’s suite and 73 oceanview deluxe staterooms in 5 grades. All staterooms are with queen beds, DVD player, a flat-screen TV and speakers Bose SoundDock for Apple iPods. The Owner’s Suite (220 ft2) has a sitting area.

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 art work, stylish bed cushions and throws. With large windows and skylight, 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 (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).

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 (ship’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.

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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

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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