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Windstar Cruises $18M Fleet-Wide Renovation Program Nears Completion

October 25, 2012 Travel Agent

Windstar Cruises announced plans for the $18 million fleet-wide renovation project to be completed in December of this year. Wind Surf, the company’s flagship, will enter into dry dock on Nov. 12 at Lisnave, a Portuguese shipyard. Wind Spirit’s public spaces will be refurbished shortly after, starting on Nov. 25. Wind Star, the sister yacht to Wind Spirit, was fully renovated in April of this year. The staterooms and suites of all three yachts were refurbished last fall and this spring. 

The 310-passenger Wind Surf will start its stem-to-stern renovation with a five-day dry dock. The yacht will cross the Atlantic, with only crew on board to complete its 13-day wet dock. The first post-renovation voyage, Yachtsman’s Caribbean, will sail on Dec. 1 from St. Maarten. The 148-passenger Wind Spirit will spend its two-week dry dock in Lisnave as well, before starting her wet dock on the Dec. 9 transatlantic crossing. Wind Spirit will arrive in Barbados on Dec. 22 and start receiving guests for its Jewels of the Windward Islands cruise. 

Similar to Wind Star, both sailing yachts will have updated décor in the public areas, complete with new furnishings, upholstery, art, lighting, wall coverings, carpeting, ceiling finishes, window treatments, and floor coverings. Other enhanced areas on both yachts include:

The Lounge Bar – will receive contemporary furniture to match the new tawny, color palette giving a friendly ambiance.

Reception Area – will be decorated with a new alabaster centerpiece and pendent lighting.

The Pool Bar – is set to be redesigned with a variety of seating options and new awning. By evening the deck transforms into the romantic Candles, where on-deck, candlelit dinners are served.

Yacht Club – will be refreshed with new furnishings.

Already completed on all three yachts are the staterooms and suites. They were redesigned in April to include new leather headboards, contemporary furniture, linen wall coverings, new lighting features, window coverings, plush wool carpeting, new art work, stylish bed cushions and luxurious bed throws. In addition, all three sailing yachts received 69,000 square feet of new hand-crafted sails. 

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