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Windstar flagship Wind Surf resumes sailing, as line also reveals new 79-day itinerary

Windstar Cruises has welcomed back 342-guest flagship Wind Surf

Windstar Cruises’ 342-guest Wind Surf has resumed operations on an eight-day voyage to Lisbon.

The ship, which will call at Palma de Mallorca, Cartagena, Almería, Málaga, Gibraltar, and Cadiz, is the line’s fourth vessel to return to service.

Windstar has also revealed a new 79-day Grand European Bucket List Adventure itinerary – the longest ever offered by the line.

The cruise, on Star Legend, will depart Stockholm on 25 July 2023 and visit 22 countries through the Baltic, Northern Atlantic, Mediterranean and Black Sea, with 11 overnights in port, before ending in Istanbul on 12 October.

The line also has a 60-day Grand South Pacific and 56-day Grand Caribbean Adventure cruise, which Windstar said are part of a “growing trend of extravagant voyages and world cruises created to satiate a travel-starved cruise audience ready to book a once-in-a-lifetime trip”.

It added it had seen “record-breaking number of reservations” for upcoming itineraries.

Windstar president Christopher Prelog said: “We’re attributing our bookings to a pent-up demand for travel after most of the world has been sequestered for a year.

“It’s creating a swift recovery for us, so much so that my advice is to book early as increased demand is real.”

Wind Star resumed revenue operations in Greece on 19 June, while Star Breeze began sailing in the Caribbean on 10 July. Wind Spirit returned in Tahiti on 15 July.

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