Windstar’s flagship windsurf board resumes activities in the Mediterranean
Windstar Cruises has resumed cruising on four of its six smaller vessels now that flagship Wind Surf has launched trips to the Mediterranean.
The 342-passenger Wind Surf departed Barcelona on August 8 for an eight-day cruise to Lisbon, calling at ports such as Palma de Mallorca, Cartagena, Almeria, Malaga, Gibraltar and Cadiz.
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Seattle-based Windstar is gradually resuming operations, with its fleet debuting on various dates through November. The company requires passengers to be fully vaccinated and follow health and safety precautions, including testing, social distancing and masks. The crews are also vaccinated.
On June 19, Windstar’s yacht Wind Star resumed trading in Greece and on July 10, Star Breeze began sailing in the Caribbean. On July 15, Wind Spirit resumed its activities in Tahiti.
The Windstar fleet carries 148 to 342 guests and sails through Europe, the Caribbean, Costa Rica and the Panama Canal, Asia, Alaska and British Columbia, Canada and New England, Tahiti and the South Pacific, Mexico, Australia and along the American coasts. Windstar’s $ 250 million Star Plus initiative transforms the three Star Plus-class ships with new suites, restaurants and a world-class spa and fitness center.
Windstar Cruises is part of the Xanterra Travel Collection, a group of global hospitality and travel companies. Xanterra is owned by The Anschutz Corporation, the ultimate owner of Broadmoor, Sea Island, and AEG entertainment giant, Anschutz Entertainment Group.