Windstar Cruises Sailing Yachts to Undergo Multi-Million Dollar Refresh

Windstar Cruises sailing yachts will undergo a multi-million dollar refresh, with Wind Star completing phase one of her renovations.

Windstar Cruises Sailing Yachts to Undergo Multi-Million Dollar Refresh

Multi-Million Dollar Initiative Begins for Windstar Cruises’ Three Iconic Wind Class Sailing Ships

Wind Class Refresh takes inspiration from the sails, the sea, and a desire to foster connections

Windstar Cruises‘ sailing yachts will undergo a multi-million dollar refresh. Afficionados of Windstar Cruises’ original three classic sailing yachts – 148-guest Wind Star and Wind Spirit and 342-guest Wind Surf – will be happy to learn the award-winning small ship cruise line is embarking on an initiative to redesign and update all three yachts. 

The multi-year initiative kicks off today, with Wind Star completing phase one of her renovations. 

“Our sailing ships are beloved by Windstar guests,” says Windstar’s President Christopher Prelog. “Being on the ship under sail is unforgettable and brings an element of freedom and romance to every voyage.”

Windstar Cruises Sailing Yachts to Undergo Multi-Million Dollar Refresh

Wind Star is the first sailing ship to start the process and is currently in Lisbon, readying to welcome guests onboard. A second phase will include remaining staterooms and dining venues in 2026. 

Wind Spirit will undergo a full remodel and complete her renovations in 2025. Wind Surf will be in two phases – 2024 and 2026. The project encompasses a full redesign of all public spaces with new layouts, furniture, wall and floor coverings, lighting, and custom art. Guest staterooms, Premium Suites, and Owner’s Suites will receive full refurbishments including new furniture, interactive televisions, and décor.

“This multi-year, multi- million-dollar initiative is all about providing guests with updated spaces that inspire relaxation, foster connection, and offer multifunctional needs of an intimate sized sailing yacht,” says Stijn Creupelandt, Windstar’s vice president of hotel operations and product development. “Spending time on our yachts is all about moments of connection, whether that be guest to guest or guest to crew, and we want to make sure our spaces reflect that desire.”

Project Highlights for Wind Star

Lobby – Opening up the space creates a more expansive reception area with added seating and expanded retail space.

Lounge – A redesign of the layout will foster connections between people with a living room-like ambiance. New furniture, lighting, and finishes enhance the area for daytime relaxation and evening entertainment. 

Spa and Fitness Center – The World Spa by Windstar and gym have been thoughtfully designed with wellness and respite in mind. Both areas have all new finishes, color palettes, and new state-of-the-art equipment. 

Pool Deck – A focal point on every voyage, a pool deck expansion adds in a new pool and jacuzzi and extends the pool bar. New furniture includes sofas for lounging and colorful poufs, ottomans, and chairs around the pool. Additionally, new speakers, lighting, and finishes add to the fun of parties on the pool deck. New fauna and greenery around the pool bar add a pop of color as well.

Artwork – In partnership with Fountainhead Arts in Miami, the line is sourcing a collection of artwork for all three yachts. All are specially commissioned for Windstar with a common theme around the convergence of nature, organic materials, and the essence of yachting. 

Technology – New, larger televisions in every cabin will feature curated content and movies, and the line’s Wayfinder application. Additional WiFi access points will provide a better connection to Starlink internet.

Updates planned for guest staterooms, the main dining room Amphora, and lunch/breakfast restaurant Veranda will occur in phase 2. 

SOURCE Windstar Cruises


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Heidi is a physical therapist by profession, cruise enthusiast at heart, and Princess all the time! She is a self-confessed thrill seeker, obsessive planner, and over-packer. She is always looking for the latest and greatest adventures onboard and ashore, enjoys researching top things to do in ports of call, and loves dressing up for formal nights.
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