Wind Surf

Former name: Club Med 1

Wind Surf current position

Wind Surf current location is at Caribbean Sea (coordinates 9.35379 N / -79.91263 W) cruising en route to PACTB. The AIS position was reported 1 minute ago.

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Specifications of Wind Surf

Year built1990  /  Age: 30
Flag state Bahamas
BuilderAteliers et chantiers du Havre (Le Havre, France)
Class5-masted motor sailing ship
Building costUSD 65 million
OwnerXanterra Parks & Resorts Inc
OperatorWindstar Cruises
Speed15 kn / 28 kph / 17 mph
Length (LOA)187 m / 614 ft
Beam (width)20 m / 66 ft
Gross Tonnage14745 gt
Passengers312 - 404
Crew178
Passengers-to-space ratio39
Decks6
Cabins168
Decks with cabins4
Last Refurbishment2019
Former namesClub Med 1
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Wind Surf Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2020 Nov 08 21 days, one-way from Barcelona to Philipsburg Barcelona $3199
2020 Nov 16 13 days, one-way from Lisbon to Philipsburg Lisbon $1799
2020 Nov 16 19 days, one-way from Lisbon to Philipsburg Lisbon $2399
2020 Nov 29 6 days, round-trip Yachtsmans Caribbean Philipsburg $1499
2020 Nov 29 13 days, round-trip Star Collector Caribbean Explorations Philipsburg $2699
2020 Dec 05 7 days, round-trip Classic Caribbean Philipsburg $1499
2020 Dec 05 14 days, round-trip Star Collector Caribbean Explorations Philipsburg $2399
2020 Dec 12 7 days, round-trip Yachtsmans Caribbean Philipsburg $1499
2020 Dec 12 14 days, round-trip Star Collector Caribbean Explorations Philipsburg $3499
2020 Dec 19 7 days, round-trip Classic Caribbean Philipsburg $2499
2020 Dec 19 14 days, round-trip Star Collector Caribbean Explorations Philipsburg $4399
2020 Dec 26 7 days, round-trip Yachtsmans Caribbean Philipsburg $2999
2020 Dec 26 14 days, one-way from Philipsburg to Bridgetown Philipsburg $3999
2020 Dec 26 21 days, one-way from Philipsburg to Bridgetown Philipsburg $5999
2021 Jan 02 7 days, one-way from Philipsburg to Bridgetown Philipsburg $2199
2021 Jan 02 14 days, one-way from Philipsburg to Bridgetown Philipsburg $3599
2021 Jan 09 7 days, round-trip Jewels Of The Windward Islands Bridgetown $2499
2021 Jan 09 14 days, round-trip Star Collector The Biggest Little Treasures Of The Lesser Antilles Bridgetown $3999
2021 Jan 16 7 days, round-trip Uncovering The Windward Wonders Of The Caribbean Bridgetown $2499
2021 Jan 16 14 days, round-trip Star Collector The Biggest Little Treasures Of The Lesser Antilles Bridgetown $3999
2021 Jan 23 7 days, round-trip Jewels Of The Windward Islands Bridgetown $2499
2021 Jan 23 14 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Philipsburg Bridgetown $3599
2021 Jan 30 7 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Philipsburg Bridgetown $2199
2021 Jan 30 14 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Philipsburg Bridgetown $3899
2021 Jan 30 21 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Philipsburg Bridgetown $5799
2021 Feb 06 7 days, round-trip Yachtsmans Caribbean Philipsburg $2599
2021 Feb 06 14 days, round-trip Star Collector Caribbean Explorations Philipsburg $3899
2021 Feb 13 7 days, round-trip Classic Caribbean Philipsburg $2399
2021 Feb 20 7 days, one-way from Philipsburg to Bridgetown Philipsburg $2199
2021 Feb 20 14 days, one-way from Philipsburg to Bridgetown Philipsburg $3499
2021 Feb 27 7 days, round-trip Jewels Of The Windward Islands Bridgetown $2399
2021 Feb 27 14 days, round-trip Star Collector The Biggest Little Treasures Of The Lesser Antilles Bridgetown $3599
2021 Mar 06 7 days, round-trip Uncovering The Windward Wonders Of The Caribbean Bridgetown $2399
2021 Mar 06 14 days, round-trip Star Collector The Biggest Little Treasures Of The Lesser Antilles Bridgetown $3499
2021 Mar 13 7 days, round-trip Jewels Of The Windward Islands Bridgetown $2399
2021 Mar 13 14 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Philipsburg Bridgetown $3399
2021 Mar 13 21 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Philipsburg Bridgetown $5199
2021 Mar 20 7 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Philipsburg Bridgetown $2399
2021 Mar 20 14 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Philipsburg Bridgetown $3199
2021 Mar 27 7 days, round-trip Yachtsmans Caribbean Philipsburg $2399
2021 Mar 27 14 days, round-trip Star Collector Caribbean Explorations Philipsburg $3399
2021 Apr 03 7 days, round-trip Classic Caribbean Philipsburg $2399
2021 Apr 10 14 days, one-way from Philipsburg to Lisbon Philipsburg $1599
2021 Apr 24 8 days, one-way from Lisbon to Barcelona Lisbon $2999
2021 Apr 24 15 days, one-way from Lisbon to Civitavecchia Lisbon $4699
2021 May 02 7 days, one-way from Barcelona to Civitavecchia Barcelona $2899
2021 May 02 17 days, one-way from Barcelona to Civitavecchia Barcelona $6499
2021 May 09 10 days, round-trip Sicilian Splendors Civitavecchia $5199
2021 May 09 17 days, round-trip Star Collector Sicilian Circumnavigation Monaco Grand Prix Civitavecchia $10199
2021 May 19 7 days, round-trip Rome Grand Prix Of Monaco Civitavecchia $7399
2021 May 19 15 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Venice Civitavecchia $9199
2021 May 26 8 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Venice Civitavecchia $4099
2021 May 26 17 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Piraeus Civitavecchia $6599
2021 Jun 03 9 days, one-way from Venice to Piraeus Venice $4199
2021 Jun 12 10 days, round-trip Ancient Wonders Of Greece Ephesus Piraeus $6499
2021 Jun 12 17 days, one-way from Piraeus to Civitavecchia Piraeus $7699
2021 Jun 22 7 days, one-way from Piraeus to Civitavecchia Piraeus $3199
2021 Jun 22 16 days, one-way from Piraeus to Venice Piraeus $5999
2021 Jun 29 9 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Venice Civitavecchia $4299
2021 Jul 08 8 days, one-way from Venice to Civitavecchia Venice $4299
2021 Jul 16 8 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Venice Civitavecchia
2021 Jul 24 8 days, one-way from Venice to Civitavecchia Venice $4299
2021 Jul 24 23 days, one-way from Venice to Lisbon Venice $9199
2021 Aug 01 7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Barcelona Civitavecchia $3599
2021 Aug 01 15 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Lisbon Civitavecchia $5999
2021 Aug 08 8 days, one-way from Barcelona to Lisbon Barcelona $3899
2021 Aug 16 8 days, one-way from Lisbon to Barcelona Lisbon $3899
2021 Aug 16 18 days, one-way from Lisbon to Piraeus Lisbon $6499
2021 Aug 16 28 days, one-way from Lisbon to Piraeus Lisbon $11499
2021 Aug 16 44 days, one-way from Lisbon to Civitavecchia Lisbon $16999
2021 Aug 24 10 days, one-way from Barcelona to Piraeus Barcelona $4199
2021 Aug 24 20 days, one-way from Barcelona to Piraeus Barcelona $8599
2021 Sep 03 10 days, round-trip Ancient Wonders Of Greece Ephesus Piraeus $6599
2021 Sep 03 18 days, one-way from Piraeus to Venice Piraeus $8499
2021 Sep 13 8 days, one-way from Piraeus to Venice Piraeus $4099
2021 Sep 13 16 days, one-way from Piraeus to Civitavecchia Piraeus $6799
2021 Sep 21 8 days, one-way from Venice to Civitavecchia Venice $4399
2021 Sep 21 18 days, one-way from Venice to Civitavecchia Venice $7799
2021 Sep 29 10 days, round-trip Sicilian Splendors Civitavecchia $5399
2021 Oct 09 8 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Venice Civitavecchia $4199
2021 Oct 17 8 days, one-way from Venice to Civitavecchia Venice $3899
2021 Oct 17 15 days, one-way from Venice to Barcelona Venice $5799
2021 Oct 17 23 days, one-way from Venice to Lisbon Venice $8499
2021 Oct 25 7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Barcelona Civitavecchia $3399
2021 Oct 25 15 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Lisbon Civitavecchia $5599
2021 Nov 01 8 days, one-way from Barcelona to Lisbon Barcelona $3699
2021 Nov 28 13 days, one-way from Lisbon to Philipsburg Lisbon $1799
2021 Dec 11 7 days, round-trip Classic Caribbean Philipsburg $1799
2021 Dec 11 17 days, round-trip Star Collector A Leeward Island Loop Philipsburg $2999
2021 Dec 18 10 days, round-trip Blue Waters Of The Leeward Islands Philipsburg $2299
2021 Dec 28 11 days, round-trip Caribbean Pleasures Philipsburg $2699
2021 Dec 28 18 days, round-trip Star Collector Caribbean Icons Philipsburg $3899
2022 Jan 08 7 days, round-trip Yachtsmans Caribbean Philipsburg $2399
2022 Jan 08 14 days, one-way from Philipsburg to Bridgetown Philipsburg $3699
2022 Jan 08 56 days, round-trip Star Collector Grand Caribbean Adventure Philipsburg
2022 Jan 15 7 days, one-way from Philipsburg to Bridgetown Philipsburg $2199
2022 Jan 15 14 days, one-way from Philipsburg to Bridgetown Philipsburg $3799
2022 Jan 22 7 days, round-trip Jewels Of The Windward Islands Bridgetown $2499
2022 Jan 22 14 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Oranjestad Bridgetown $4399
2022 Jan 29 7 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Oranjestad Bridgetown $2499
2022 Jan 29 16 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Colon Bridgetown $3799
2022 Feb 05 9 days, one-way from Oranjestad to Colon Oranjestad $2199
2022 Feb 05 17 days, one-way from Oranjestad to Cozumel Oranjestad $3299
2022 Feb 14 19 days, one-way from Colon to Philipsburg Colon $3399
2022 Feb 14 8 days, one-way from Colon to Cozumel Colon $1899
2022 Feb 22 18 days, one-way from Cozumel to Philipsburg Cozumel $3799
2022 Feb 22 11 days, one-way from Cozumel to Philipsburg Cozumel $2299
2022 Mar 05 14 days, round-trip Star Collector Caribbean Explorations Philipsburg $3899
2022 Mar 05 7 days, round-trip Classic Caribbean Philipsburg $2399
2022 Mar 12 14 days, round-trip Star Collector Caribbean Explorations Philipsburg $3899
2022 Mar 12 7 days, round-trip Yachtsmans Caribbean Philipsburg $2499
2022 Mar 19 14 days, round-trip Star Collector Caribbean Explorations Philipsburg $3899
2022 Mar 19 7 days, round-trip Classic Caribbean Philipsburg $2399
2022 Mar 26 7 days, round-trip Yachtsmans Caribbean Philipsburg $2499

Wind Surf Review

Review of Wind Surf

Launched in 1989 as Club Med 1, Wind Surf is the last of the three Windstar sailing yachts, together with the fleetmates Wind Spirit and Wind Star. These cruise ships are 4-masted schooners, uniquely designed for tall sailing 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 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 Surf cruise ship

The 14,745-ton, 308-passenger cruise ship Wind Surf was built as Club Med I and served as a "motor sailing yacht" alternative for the French resort company. It is amazingly crafted with 2,320 m2 (25,000 ft2) of computer-controlled sails and a ballast-water stabilizing technology which keeps the vessel levelled during navigation.

When Windstar Cruises acquired the ship in 1998, its passenger capacity was reduced to 78 to make room for new onboard facilities, such as a large spa and an alternative dining venue. These additions are not available on the company's smaller ships Wind Star and Wind Spirit.

The following YouTube drone video shows the ship approaching Portrush Northern Ireland on June 26, 2017. Unfortunately, the sails are down.

Cruise itinerary program

Wind Surf itinerary program is based on round-trip Caribbean cruises from Saint Maarten Island (Port Philipsburg) and also Mediterranean and Baltic Sea cruises, with Transatlantic repositioning crossings between Europe and the Caribbean Sea.

Cabins

Today, starting with all new furnishings and finishes in staterooms and suites, Wind Surf renovation brings travellers some of the most pleasant public spaces you may see at sea. During the cruise, passengers will find the perfect setting for an entrance in the new reception area. However, it’s only the beginning. 

When returning to your stateroom, the luxury gets personal. Windstar signature bowls full of fresh fruit and flowers will be waiting, along with soft seascape colours, tufted headboards, new upholstery, fine Egyptian cotton linens, welcoming to an oasis of indulgence. Windstar Wind Surf offers a total of 156 cabins (of which 33 Suites, 123 Oceanview) in 7 grades.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

The speciality restaurant on Wind Surf was transformed into an elegant French Bistro. During the day, dress on board is casual. In the evenings, expect "country-club casual" attire, with men wearing collared shirts and women in pantsuits. There are no formal nights onboard Windstar Cruises ships. No tank tops or bathing suits are allowed at dinner.

Follows the complete list of Wind Surf 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

One would think that a "motor sailing yacht," full with 5 masts and 7 sails, and with a guest capacity of only 308, would be a small and comfortable little cruise vessel. But Windstar Cruises' Wind Surf cruise ship is surprisingly large, feeling much bigger inside than any passenger would expect. To make finding a way around simple, all entertainment and dining areas are on the top three decks.

Restaurants are located forward, indoor and outdoor bars are facing aft. The casino and main lounge are midship on the Main Deck – there is the famous Yacht Club, functioning as a coffee bar, library and Internet cafe. The Surf ship’s fitness centre is a deck higher. Most of the public areas feature expansive sea views, though the spa, which is an exception, is tucked away on Deck 2 aft.

Windstar Wind Surf cruise ship

Follows the complete list of Wind Surf 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 Zodiacs; the steel cage forms a swimming pool in the sea)
  • Lounge (ship’s theatre/main show lounge for live evening entertainment); Library
  • Stella Bistro; Compass Rose Bar; Terrace Bar; Nautilus Room
  • Yacht Club Sandwich & Espresso Bar
  • 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 the deck)
  • The Fitness Center (with free weights, exercycles and treadmills; offers complimentary exercise classes)
  • Pool Area (with one swimming pool, two whirlpools, the sunbathing area served by the Pool Bar).

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Wind Surf cruise ship was built with a modern design, but still features sails on masts that are handled via a sophisticated computer program. This is relatively bigger tall ship with 5 masts, while Wind Star and Wind Spirit have 4 masts each.

Windstar Wind Surf cruise ship

Wind Surf has a complicated history in and out of Windstar. The company had plans to order two sailing ships with two times bigger passenger capacity. However, Holland America Line (the previous owner of Windstar Cruises) cancelled these plans. The building project, supported by the French government, resulted in two new ships for the Club Med cruise line under the names Club Med I and Club Med II. In 1998, Windstar bought back Club Med 1, and renamed it to "Wind Surf".

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 Spirit and Wind Star and also Club Med 2.

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

In 2018, Windstar Cruises offered booking of a 51-day "Grand Mediterranean" back-to-back cruise (itinerary July 7 to August 27, 2019) from Lisbon to Barcelona. The itinerary combined 6 smaller itineraries (7- to 10-days each) and visited a total of 40 Mediterranean ports (in Portugal, Spain, Gibraltar, Malta, Italy, Croatia, Montenegro, Greece, Turkey, Monaco and France). The cruise was listed as one of the company's "Star Collectors Voyages" combining shorter itineraries. These deals are inclusive of complimentary laundry package (per stateroom) throughout the voyage.

Wind Surf drydock refurbishment 2019 review

During the ship's 20-day long drydock refurbishment (November 8-28) at Navantia Shipyard (Cadiz, Spain), the vessel's passenger capacity was increased from 310 to 342. The project also included suite modifications (decks 3 and 5) and redesigning the wellness complex (spa and gym).

On Deck 3, the 12x aft-facing suites were resized (halved) as on Club Med 1. All the 3x Bridge Deck suites were redesigned and fully renovated. The forward-starboard Bridge Suite was renamed "Officer's Suite". The WindSpa was moved from Deck 2 (aft) to Deck 5 (midship).

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