Windstar Cruises has announced that its final Star Plus ship Star Pride has resumed passenger operations.
The vessel departed Athens on an eight-day voyage to Barcelona, calling in ports including Gythion, Corfu, Argostoli, Messina (Taormina), Trapani, and Cagliari.
Star Pride is the third of Windstar’s Star Plus yachts to undergo a lengthening and transformation project, joining Star Breeze and Star Legend.
Star Breeze was the first to launch in June 2021, with Star Legend following in September of the same year.
All ships now feature new suites and expanded outdoor and indoor public spaces. Guest capacity has also increased from 212 guests to 312.
Windstar said they are now more environmentally friendly with new efficient engines and generators and advanced wastewater treatment systems.
Windstar Cruises reports high guest satisfaction
Windstar Cruises president Christopher Prelog said: “To have completed this project amidst a global pandemic is nothing short of amazing.
“We’re grateful to our ownership and to our partners for sticking with it, and to our customers for their excitement and support of these new products.
“We are seeing our highest guest satisfaction surveys on the new Star-class yachts, with the highest net promoter scores in our brand’s history. Our guests and travel advisors really love the product.”
Windstar also recently announced the appointment of The Cruise Line as its new general sales agent in the UK.
- Learn more about the changes on board Windstar’s yachts and how the transformation project has elevated the guest experience in this Star Legend cruise review.