Windstar Cruises Announces Major Expansion

Windstar Cruises and parent company Holland America Line announced Monday a multi-million dollar Degrees of Difference initiative to enhance the line's three-ship fleet of motor sailing yachts. This builds on the company's previous investment in the fleet. Work will begin this fall on the msy Wind Surf during a five-week combined wet dock and dry dock in November and December 2006. The Wind Spirit will undergo renovations in spring 2007 and the Wind Star in fall 2007. To facilitate the Wind Surf's renovations, Windstar has canceled the December 2 Caribbean cruise and the November 19 transatlantic sailing. Booked guests have been notified and offered other cruise dates.

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