Windstar Cruises president, John Delaney has unveiled details of the $250 Million Star Plus Initiative which represents a significant investment in the future of Windstar Cruises.
Delaney writes: “This exciting initiative is our 180 degree from ordinary solution to add new capacity and major enhancements to the guest experience on our three Star Class vessels. The initiative not only creates beautiful new suites and public spaces, but we will also take the opportunity to re-engine the ships with a more fuel efficient and environmentally responsible propulsion system.”
He explained that the new initiative “will lengthen and expand guest accommodations on our three all-suite, Star Class vessels from 212 guests per ship to 312 guests following the lengthening. The work will be done to Star Breeze, Star Legend, and Star Pride in succession between October 2019 and November 2020, and will take place at the Fincantieri Shipyard in Palermo, Sicily, Italy. The project represents an overall capacity increase of 24%.”
And he Delaney added: “Each Star Class ship will be cut to allow the installation of a new section of ship that will lengthen each vessel approximately 25.6 meters (75 feet) bringing the total length to just over 450 feet, still the right size to access smaller ports like Sansury-sur-mer and Isla Parida. The project brings the total number of suites per ship to 156 adding 50 new suites boasting new floor plan configurations and represents an investment of more than $267,000 per passenger berth.”
The $250 Million Star Plus Initiative also includes the creation of state-of-the-art public spaces.
Delaney writes: “This will be a true game changer for Windstar and the small ship cruise experience. I encourage you to continue to watch for more news and details in the coming weeks and months including a dedicated microsite which will launch in early 2019.”