Star pride – itinerary schedule, current position cruisemapper gas oil ratio 50 to 1


Launched in 1988 as Seabourn Pride, Star Pride cruise ship is the first of all three identical Windstar yachts – together with the fleetmates Star Breeze (ex-Seabourn Spirit) and Star Legend (ex-Seabourn Legend). History – construction & ownership

Windstar is a cruise ship line operating a fleet of small luxury vessels. Its six yachts carry just up to 310 guests and call at 150 ports throughout the Caribbean, Central America, South Pacific and Europe. Windstar was established in 1984 as Windstar Sail Cruises, and its first ship, Wind Star was launched in 1986, followed by Wind Song in 1987 and Wind Spirit in 1988. Two additional cruise ships were ordered from "Sociéte Nouvelle de Ateliers et Chantiers du Havre" shipyard in France: Wind Saga and Wind Surf. These two were to be bigger than the original ones, holding more than twice the amount of cruise passengers and reaching a 660-feet length compared to the smaller, 440-feet vessels. In May 2014, Windstar Cruises added to its fleet of sailing yachts the Star Pride power yacht, which was followed by Star Breeze and Star Legend (May 2015). The additional capacity resulted in new itineraries, such as cruises to Panama Canal, Costa Rica and Iceland, and allowed Windstar to sail Tahiti year round.

The 9,975-ton, 212-passenger cruise ship Star Pride was purchased by Windstar Cruises in 2013. The vessel was then leased back to Seabourn (her operator since 1988) for a further year until the completion of the transfer in May, 2014. Star Pride set sail as the first Windstar new power yacht, out of three. With just 212 guests, Windstar Pride ship makes her passengers feel like they’re on board a private yacht of their own. Cruise itinerary program

Star Pride itinerary program is based on luxury Asia cruises with departures from Singapore and Hong Kong. The Windstar Pride ship also sails in the Eastern Mediterranean from Venice, Athens/Piraeus and Istanbul, with Suez Canal transit on repositioning. Cabins

All Star Pride staterooms are comfortable and sedate suites with luxury linens, stocked mini-bar, Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV, fresh fruit and flowers. There are a total of 106 staterooms in 8 categories. The largest aboard Star Pride are the Owner’s Suites (575 ft2). Dining options – Food & Drinks

Star Pride guests may choose from various inclusive dining options – AmphorA Restaurant, Yacht Club, Sky Bar & Grill. Windstar travelers usually like to dress up. There are 2 formal nights on weeklong cruises and 3 on fourteen-day voyages. On these nights, a lot of the men wear tuxedos. Women wear luxury cocktail dresses or ball gowns. Other nights are casually stylish (jacket for men, but tie optional; nice outfit for women), or casual (no jacket for men; sundress or slacks for women). For those who do not like formal nights, the Veranda Cafe offers a casually stylish alternative.

AmphorA Restaurant (ship’s dining room, open-seating; offers 5-course gourmet dinner menu which is changed daily; along with onboard-made breads, in all ports of call the executive chef goes to the local markets to shop for fresh ingredients)

• Candles Cafe & Veranda (a smaller “dining room” which offers buffet-style breakfast and lunch, as well as a la carte menu through the wait staff; its indoor area is called “Candles Cafe” and features floor-ceiling panoramic windows; the outdoor seating area is called “Veranda” – in the evenings, it transformes into “Candles Grill” al-fresco steakhouse)

While Star Pride offers the signature Windstar experiences (as the famous deck barbecue), she also promotes company’s product development initiative – intimate access to call ports, themed sailings and active interaction with villagers. Activities on board are very limited and range from food market purchases to performances by local musicians. Public areas include the casino, library, computer center, WindSpa, fitness center, pool and three whirlpool tubs. The marina offers complimentary watersport equipment.