Wind Surf

Former name: Club Med 1

Wind Surf current position

Wind Surf current location is at North East Atlantic Ocean (coordinates 38.71305 N / -9.12153 W) cruising en route to LISBON. The AIS position was reported 4 minutes ago.

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Current itinerary of Wind Surf

Wind Surf current cruise is 13 days, one-way from Lisbon to Philipsburg. Prices start from USD 1799 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 28 Nov, 2021 and ends on 11 Dec, 2021.

Date / TimePort
28 Nov 17:00    Departing from Lisbon, Portugal hotels
10 Dec 08:00 - 19:00    St Johns, Antigua
11 Dec 06:00    Arriving in Philipsburg, St Maarten Island, Dutch Antilles hotels

Specifications of Wind Surf

Year built1990  /  Age: 31
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
Passengers376
Crew178
Passengers-to-space ratio39
Beds312
Decks6
Cabins171
Decks with cabins4
Last Refurbishment2019
Former namesClub Med 1

Wind Surf Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2021 Oct 17 15 days, one-way from Venice to Barcelona Venice
2021 Oct 17 23 days, one-way from Venice to Lisbon Venice
2021 Oct 25 7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Barcelona Civitavecchia $2299
2021 Oct 25 15 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Lisbon Civitavecchia $3899
2021 Nov 01 8 days, one-way from Barcelona to Lisbon Barcelona
2021 Nov 28 13 days, one-way from Lisbon to Philipsburg Lisbon $1799
2021 Dec 11 7 days, round-trip Classic Caribbean Philipsburg $2099
2021 Dec 11 17 days, round-trip Star Collector A Leeward Island Loop Philipsburg $4499
2021 Dec 18 10 days, round-trip Blue Waters of the Leeward Islands Philipsburg $2999
2021 Dec 28 11 days, round-trip Caribbean Pleasures Philipsburg $2799
2021 Dec 28 18 days, round-trip Star Collector Caribbean Icons Philipsburg $4299
2022 Jan 08 7 days, round-trip Yachtsmans Caribbean Philipsburg $2899
2022 Jan 08 14 days, one-way from Philipsburg to Bridgetown Philipsburg $4799
2022 Jan 08 56 days, round-trip Star Collector Grand Caribbean Adventure Philipsburg $16199
2022 Jan 15 7 days, one-way from Philipsburg to Bridgetown Philipsburg $2999
2022 Jan 15 14 days, one-way from Philipsburg to Bridgetown Philipsburg $4699
2022 Jan 22 7 days, round-trip Jewels of the Windward Islands Bridgetown $2499
2022 Jan 22 15 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Oranjestad Bridgetown $4399
2022 Jan 29 8 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Oranjestad Bridgetown $2599
2022 Jan 29 16 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Colon Bridgetown $4199
2022 Feb 06 8 days, one-way from Oranjestad to Colon Oranjestad $2699
2022 Feb 06 16 days, one-way from Oranjestad to Cozumel Oranjestad $3999
2022 Feb 14 8 days, one-way from Colon to Cozumel Colon $2499
2022 Feb 14 19 days, one-way from Colon to Philipsburg Colon $4699
2022 Feb 22 11 days, one-way from Cozumel to Philipsburg Cozumel $3399
2022 Feb 22 18 days, one-way from Cozumel to Philipsburg Cozumel $4699
2022 Mar 05 7 days, round-trip Classic Caribbean Philipsburg $2499
2022 Mar 05 14 days, round-trip Star Collector Caribbean Explorations Philipsburg $3999
2022 Mar 12 7 days, round-trip Yachtsmans Caribbean Philipsburg $2499
2022 Mar 12 14 days, round-trip Star Collector Caribbean Explorations Philipsburg $3999
2022 Mar 19 7 days, round-trip Classic Caribbean Philipsburg $2499
2022 Mar 19 14 days, round-trip Star Collector Caribbean Explorations Philipsburg $4299
2022 Mar 26 7 days, round-trip Yachtsmans Caribbean Philipsburg $2499
2022 Apr 02 14 days, one-way from Philipsburg to Lisbon Philipsburg $1999
2022 Apr 16 8 days, one-way from Lisbon to Barcelona Lisbon $3599
2022 Apr 16 15 days, one-way from Lisbon to Civitavecchia Lisbon $5599
2022 Apr 24 7 days, one-way from Barcelona to Civitavecchia Barcelona $3399
2022 Apr 24 15 days, one-way from Barcelona to Venice Barcelona $6199
2022 May 01 8 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Venice Civitavecchia $4199
2022 May 09 8 days, one-way from Venice to Civitavecchia Venice $4199
2022 May 09 15 days, one-way from Venice to Barcelona Venice $6199
2022 May 17 7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Barcelona Civitavecchia $3199
2022 May 17 14 days, round-trip Star Collector Racing for the Grand Prix Along the Rivieras Civitavecchia $10099
2022 May 24 7 days, one-way from Barcelona to Civitavecchia Barcelona $7599
2022 May 24 17 days, one-way from Barcelona to Civitavecchia Barcelona $11399
2022 May 31 10 days, round-trip Sicilian Splendors Civitavecchia $4999
2022 May 31 18 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Venice Civitavecchia $7299
2022 Jun 10 8 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Venice Civitavecchia $4199
2022 Jun 10 17 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Piraeus Civitavecchia $6999
2022 Jun 18 9 days, one-way from Venice to Piraeus Venice $4699
2022 Jun 18 19 days, one-way from Venice to Piraeus Venice $8699
2022 Jun 27 10 days, round-trip Ancient Wonders of Greece Ephesus Piraeus $6199
2022 Jun 27 19 days, one-way from Piraeus to Venice Piraeus $8699
2022 Jul 07 9 days, one-way from Piraeus to Venice Piraeus $3999
2022 Jul 07 17 days, one-way from Piraeus to Civitavecchia Piraeus
2022 Jul 24 7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Barcelona Civitavecchia $3599
2022 Jul 24 15 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Lisbon Civitavecchia $5699
2022 Jul 31 8 days, one-way from Barcelona to Lisbon Barcelona $3699
2022 Aug 08 8 days, one-way from Lisbon to Barcelona Lisbon $3699
2022 Aug 08 15 days, one-way from Lisbon to Civitavecchia Lisbon $5699
2022 Aug 08 23 days, one-way from Lisbon to Venice Lisbon $8799
2022 Aug 16 7 days, one-way from Barcelona to Civitavecchia Barcelona $3599
2022 Aug 16 15 days, one-way from Barcelona to Venice Barcelona $6199
2022 Aug 23 8 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Venice Civitavecchia $4199
2022 Aug 23 17 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Piraeus Civitavecchia $6999
2022 Aug 31 9 days, one-way from Venice to Piraeus Venice $4699
2022 Aug 31 19 days, one-way from Venice to Piraeus Venice $8999
2022 Sep 09 10 days, round-trip Ancient Wonders of Greece Ephesus Piraeus $6599
2022 Sep 09 19 days, one-way from Piraeus to Venice Piraeus $8999
2022 Sep 19 9 days, one-way from Piraeus to Venice Piraeus $4699
2022 Sep 19 17 days, one-way from Piraeus to Civitavecchia Piraeus $7099
2022 Sep 28 8 days, one-way from Venice to Civitavecchia Venice $4199
2022 Sep 28 18 days, one-way from Venice to Civitavecchia Venice $7299
2022 Oct 06 10 days, round-trip Sicilian Splendors Civitavecchia $5199
2022 Oct 06 18 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Venice Civitavecchia $7299
2022 Oct 16 8 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Venice Civitavecchia $3999
2022 Oct 24 8 days, one-way from Venice to Civitavecchia Venice $3999
2022 Oct 24 18 days, one-way from Venice to Civitavecchia Venice $7299
2022 Nov 01 10 days, round-trip Sicilian Splendors Civitavecchia $5199
2022 Nov 01 17 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Barcelona Civitavecchia $6699
2022 Nov 11 7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Barcelona Civitavecchia $2799
2022 Nov 11 15 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Lisbon Civitavecchia $4799
2022 Nov 18 8 days, one-way from Barcelona to Lisbon Barcelona $2999
2022 Nov 26 14 days, one-way from Lisbon to Philipsburg Lisbon $1799
2022 Dec 10 7 days, round-trip Classic Caribbean Philipsburg $1999
2022 Dec 10 17 days, round-trip Star Collector A Leeward Island Loop Philipsburg $4499
2022 Dec 17 10 days, round-trip Blue Waters of the Leeward Islands Philipsburg $3599
2022 Dec 27 11 days, round-trip Caribbean Pleasures Philipsburg $3599
2022 Dec 27 18 days, round-trip Star Collector Caribbean Icons Philipsburg $4799
2023 Jan 07 7 days, round-trip Yachtsmans Caribbean Philipsburg $2499
2023 Jan 07 14 days, round-trip Star Collector Caribbean Explorations Philipsburg $3899
2023 Jan 14 7 days, round-trip Classic Caribbean Philipsburg $2499
2023 Jan 14 14 days, round-trip Star Collector Caribbean Explorations Philipsburg $3899
2023 Jan 21 7 days, round-trip Yachtsmans Caribbean Philipsburg $2499
2023 Jan 21 14 days, one-way from Philipsburg to Bridgetown Philipsburg $3899
2023 Jan 28 7 days, one-way from Philipsburg to Bridgetown Philipsburg $2499
2023 Jan 28 14 days, one-way from Philipsburg to Bridgetown Philipsburg $3999
2023 Feb 04 7 days, round-trip Jewels of the Windward Islands Bridgetown $2499
2023 Feb 04 14 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Philipsburg Bridgetown $3999
2023 Feb 11 7 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Philipsburg Bridgetown $2499
2023 Feb 11 14 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Philipsburg Bridgetown $3899
2023 Feb 18 7 days, round-trip Yachtsmans Caribbean Philipsburg $2499
2023 Feb 18 14 days, one-way from Philipsburg to Bridgetown Philipsburg $3899
2023 Feb 25 7 days, one-way from Philipsburg to Bridgetown Philipsburg $2499
2023 Feb 25 14 days, one-way from Philipsburg to Bridgetown Philipsburg $3999
2023 Mar 04 7 days, round-trip Jewels of the Windward Islands Bridgetown $2499
2023 Mar 04 14 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Philipsburg Bridgetown $3999
2023 Mar 11 7 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Philipsburg Bridgetown $2499
2023 Mar 11 14 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Philipsburg Bridgetown $3899
2023 Mar 18 7 days, round-trip Yachtsmans Caribbean Philipsburg $2499
2023 Mar 25 7 days, round-trip Classic Caribbean Philipsburg $1799
2023 Mar 25 21 days, one-way from Philipsburg to Lisbon Philipsburg $3199
2023 Apr 01 14 days, one-way from Philipsburg to Lisbon Philipsburg $2499
2023 Apr 01 22 days, one-way from Philipsburg to Barcelona Philipsburg $4399
2023 Apr 15 8 days, one-way from Lisbon to Barcelona Lisbon $2999
2023 Apr 15 15 days, one-way from Lisbon to Civitavecchia Lisbon $4699
2023 Apr 23 7 days, one-way from Barcelona to Civitavecchia Barcelona $2799
2023 Apr 23 15 days, one-way from Barcelona to Venice Barcelona $4999
2023 Apr 30 8 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Venice Civitavecchia $3399
2023 May 08 8 days, one-way from Venice to Civitavecchia Venice $3799
2023 May 08 15 days, one-way from Venice to Barcelona Venice $5799
2023 May 16 7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Barcelona Civitavecchia $3399
2023 May 16 14 days, round-trip Star Collector Racing for the Grand Prix Along the Rivieras Civitavecchia $9299
2023 May 23 7 days, one-way from Barcelona to Civitavecchia Barcelona $6999
2023 May 23 17 days, one-way from Barcelona to Civitavecchia Barcelona $10799
2023 May 30 10 days, round-trip Sicilian Splendors Civitavecchia $4999
2023 May 30 18 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Venice Civitavecchia $7199
2023 Jun 09 8 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Venice Civitavecchia $3999
2023 Jun 09 17 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Piraeus Civitavecchia $6599
2023 Jun 17 9 days, one-way from Venice to Piraeus Venice $4199
2023 Jun 17 19 days, one-way from Venice to Piraeus Venice $8999
2023 Jun 26 10 days, round-trip Ancient Wonders of Greece Ephesus Piraeus $6499
2023 Jun 26 19 days, one-way from Piraeus to Venice Piraeus $8999
2023 Jul 06 9 days, one-way from Piraeus to Venice Piraeus $4199
2023 Jul 06 17 days, one-way from Piraeus to Civitavecchia Piraeus $6599
2023 Jul 15 8 days, one-way from Venice to Civitavecchia Venice $3999
2023 Jul 15 15 days, one-way from Venice to Barcelona Venice $5899
2023 Jul 15 23 days, one-way from Venice to Lisbon Venice $8999
2023 Jul 23 15 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Lisbon Civitavecchia $5899
2023 Jul 23 7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Barcelona Civitavecchia $3399
2023 Jul 30 8 days, one-way from Barcelona to Lisbon Barcelona $3999
2023 Aug 07 23 days, one-way from Lisbon to Venice Lisbon $8999
2023 Aug 07 15 days, one-way from Lisbon to Civitavecchia Lisbon $5899
2023 Aug 07 8 days, one-way from Lisbon to Barcelona Lisbon $3999
2023 Aug 15 15 days, one-way from Barcelona to Venice Barcelona $5699
2023 Aug 15 7 days, one-way from Barcelona to Civitavecchia Barcelona $3199
2023 Aug 22 17 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Piraeus Civitavecchia $6499
2023 Aug 22 8 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Venice Civitavecchia $3999
2023 Aug 30 19 days, one-way from Venice to Piraeus Venice $8599
2023 Aug 30 9 days, one-way from Venice to Piraeus Venice $4199
2023 Sep 08 19 days, one-way from Piraeus to Venice Piraeus $8599
2023 Sep 08 10 days, round-trip Ancient Wonders of Greece Ephesus Piraeus $6499
2023 Sep 18 17 days, one-way from Piraeus to Civitavecchia Piraeus $6599
2023 Sep 18 9 days, one-way from Piraeus to Venice Piraeus $4199
2023 Sep 27 18 days, one-way from Venice to Civitavecchia Venice $7199
2023 Sep 27 8 days, one-way from Venice to Civitavecchia Venice $3999
2023 Oct 05 18 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Venice Civitavecchia $7199
2023 Oct 05 10 days, round-trip Sicilian Splendors Civitavecchia $4999
2023 Oct 15 8 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Venice Civitavecchia $3999
2023 Oct 23 18 days, one-way from Venice to Civitavecchia Venice $6299
2023 Oct 23 8 days, one-way from Venice to Civitavecchia Venice $3599
2023 Oct 31 17 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Barcelona Civitavecchia $5599
2023 Oct 31 10 days, round-trip Sicilian Splendors Civitavecchia $4199
2023 Nov 10 15 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Lisbon Civitavecchia $4599
2023 Nov 10 7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Barcelona Civitavecchia $2799
2023 Nov 17 8 days, one-way from Barcelona to Lisbon Barcelona $2999

Wind Surf Review

Review of Wind Surf

The 1989-built (as "Club Med 1") cruise ship 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.

The vessel (IMO number 8700785) is currently Bahamas-flagged (MMSI 309242000) 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 Surf cruise ship

The 310-passenger 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 2320 m2 (25000 ft2) of computer-controlled sails and a ballast-water stabilizing technology that keeps the vessel leveled 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.

 

Decks and Cabins

Wind Surf staterooms (171 total, in 7 grades) include 21x Suites and 150x Oceanview Deluxe cabins. All staterooms are with modern amenities including fully-stocked minibars, Wi-Fi Internet, smart HDTVs (infotainment system), spacious wardrobe (with electronic safe box), phone (direct dial), large bathroom (single-sink granite countertop vanity, WC-toilet, L'Occitane bath products, rain showerheads, luxury towels), premium bedding sets (top-quality pillows and linens), fresh fruits and flowers.

The boat has 6 decks, all of which are passenger-accessible and 4 with cabins.

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).

Itineraries

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

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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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