Windstar Cruises is debuting of its new all-suite yacht, Star Pride, and the 2014 Pride Voyage Collection. The new voyages have four new itineraries exclusive to the all-suite yacht, including Windstar's new itinerary through the Black Sea. Star Pride’s nine voyages highlight small-ship ports throughout the Mediterranean seas and French Riviera, tucking into tiny harbors and hidden coves that others can’t reach. The collection has voyages from May 5 to Oct. 21, 2014.
The four exclusive Star Pride 2014 European voyages include:
Black Sea Tapestry
Windstar is offering Europe's Black Sea in a seven-day, roundtrip voyage from Istanbul, Turkey departs June 13, 20; and Sept. 8, 2014, and visits five new ports including Yalta, Sevastopol, and Odessa, Ukraine; Constanta (Bucharest), Romania; and Nessebar, Bulgaria. Highlights include: Istanbul’s elegant Blue Mosque; Swallow’s Nest Castle in Yalta; the intriguing Potemkin Steps in Odessa; Sevastopol’s beautiful beaches; and medieval Nessebar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its impressive collection of historic churches.
Pride of the Aegean
Explore the breadth of the Aegean Sea, from the southernmost azure tip of Crete to the soaring spires of Istanbul, in one nine-day sailing departing from Athens, Greece or Istanbul, Turkey on June 4, and 27; Aug. 30; Sept. 15 and 24; and Oct. 3, 12 and 21, 2014. Star Pride visits Monemvasia, Chania, Santorini, and Rhodes, Greece; and Bodrum, Kusadasi, and Cesme, Turkey.
Discover the glamour, the enchantment, the excitement, and the exquisite élan of the world's yachting playgrounds on this seven-day voyage roundtrip from Rome, Italy departing May 21; and Aug. 6, 2014. Rome sets the stage for this exciting cruise which visits some of the world’s most glamorous ports along the French Riviera including Cannes, France; Monte Carlo, Monaco; and Portoferraio, Portofino, and Portovenere, Italy. Guests sailing on the May 21 departure can add Windstar’s Grand Prix Cruise Package and combine luxury cruising and Formula One racing.
Windstar overnights in Venice on a nine-day voyage along the ancient trade routes through the Corinth Canal and into the fjords of Montenegro. Star Pride departs July 6; and Aug. 21, 2014 from Athens, Greece or Venice, Italy visiting Hydra, Corinth Canal, Delphi/Itea, and Zakynthos, Greece; Butrint, Albania; Kotor, Montenegro; and Dubrovnik and Hvar, Croatia.
Also new for 2014, is Windstar’s Sicilian Splendors voyage. Sail around the Isle of Sicily and visit the ruins of Pompeii and Capri’s Blue Grotto and the Amalfi Coast with this 10-day sailing roundtrip from Rome, Italy departing May 11, 2014. This new 2014 voyage visits five ports including Catania, Porto Empedocle, and Trapani, Italy; and Valletta and Gozo, Malta; as well as Lipari (Sicily), Sorrento, and Capri, Italy, and also spends one night at sea. Highlights include: the ancient city of Syracuse in Catania; tapestries and armor in Valletta’s Palazzo Parisio; and Greek ruins at the Valley of the Temples in Porto Empedocle.
In addition, Star Pride will offer many Windstar itineraries including:
· Classic Italy & Dalmatian Coast: Visit Venice, Rome and the island of Capri before cruising the waters of the Ionian Sea with visits to the fjords of Montenegro and the shores of Croatia on this eight-day cruise departing from Rome or Venice on July 15 and Aug. 13, 2014.
· Glitter & Glam of the Rivieras: From the cities of Marseille and Portofino to Monaco and Cannes, Star Pride explores the ports of the world’s yachts on this seven-day voyage departing from Rome or Barcelona on July 23 and 30, 2014.
· Enchanting Greece & the Amalfi Coast: This seven-day cruise departing May 28, 2014, explores theislands, villages, scenery and history of the Mediterranean.
Star Pride, with a guest capacity of 212 in 106 suites, will undergo several upgrades and changes in styling and décor to align with Windstar’s brand.
For more information, visit www.WindstarCruises.com.