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Windstar Cruises Announces Lengthening and Improving Its Star Power Yachts!

Windstar Cruises announced today that it is making a $250,000,000 investment in the Star Pride, Legend and Breeze (formerly the Seabourn triplets).  It is exciting news and promises to bring these three wonderful ships even further along in their recent Windstar-created modernization while also addressing the challenges of operating some of the smallest ships in

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Windstar Cruises – Star Pride Black Sea Cruise – Part III

Our third day on the Star Pride was at sea and was simply one of relaxing and enjoying the friendly Windstar service.   (I did skip the knot tying event on the bridge, however.  By the way Windstar has an “open bridge” policy so when not in port you can visit the bridge.)  Overall the small

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Windstar Cruises – Star Pride Black Sea Cruise – Part II

We awoke on Day 2 in the small town of Bartin, Turkey (identified, for some reason unknown to me as Amasra, Turkey).  Being that it was an early start, I popped up to The Yacht Club (formerly the Observation Lounge) for a freshly brewed double espresso and a café Americano along with a fresh yogurt,

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Windstar Cruises – Star Pride Black Sea Cruise – Part I

My flights to Istanbul to join Windstar Cruises’ Star Pride (formerly the Seabourn Pride) were fine, but did remind me how much I dislike Frankfurt airport.  My flight from Newark to Frankfurt was delayed because of weather resulting in my having only one hour to connect to my flight to Istanbul.  Of course it was

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Windstar’s Star Pride Christened!

Windstar’s Star Pride (formerly the Seabourn Pride) was christened yesterday in Barcelona. Now with all-suite accommodations for 212 guests and a newly refurbished interior – which have some major changes – the Star Pride will start her Mediterranean season. I am anxious to actually see the newly redesigned Yacht Club (previously the Observation Lounge) and

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Windstar’s Wind Surf – What Does It Tell Us About the Transformation of the Seabourn Pride into the Star Pride? Leave Your Tuxedo and Bring Your Flip-Flops!

Being one of the world’s top selling agents of Seabourn cruises, it was Windstar Cruises’s truly executive decision to invite Goldring Travel aboard its flagship, Wind Surf, to better understand its product as it prepares for the arrival of the Seabourn Pride (and next year the Seabourn Spirit and Seabourn Legend) into its fleet.  So,

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