We just recently learned that Windstar Cruises is doubling the size of their fleet with the addition of three ships from Seabourn Cruises : Seabourn Pride, Seabourn Legend, and Seabourn Spirit. with this new purchase, Windstar Cruises will now be the leader in the small-ship cruise market with 300 or fewer passengers, with a total of 1,230 berths.
Windstar will take possession of the all-suite ships, which hold 208 passengers each, over the next two years in the Mediterranean. The Seabourn Pride will be the first ship to enter into their luxury fleet in April of 2014. Following a Windstar-branded renovation, the Pride will set sail a month later in the Mediterranean in May 2014; voyages are expected to be available as of May of this year. Windstar will take possession of Seabourn Legend in April 2015 and Seabourn Spirit in May 2015; the yachts will start sailing in May of 2015 following their dry-dock period.
Windstar is proud of its heritage in sailing and will continue to offer voyages on all three sailing yachts. What their guests continue to be enthusiastic about is their intimate, yacht style of cruising. This style is the core of Windstar's brand experience and the new ships are a perfect fit to build on that foundation. The new ships will also allow Windstar to service new regions of the world such as Asia and South America, in addition to the fifty countries they already sail to. Windstar will continue to focus on the unique destinations that larger ships cannot call on. More important, the addition of the three new ships will provide a variety of new Windstar experiences and allow is to serve you, our wonderful clients in many different ways. In the coming months we will reveal additional details, including the new ship names, itineraries, on board experiences, and renovation details. Please do not hesitate to call us directly at 1-888-898-3628 or 757-596-2774 for more details.