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Saint Lucia Set for More Cruise Calls

 Saint Lucia’s relaunched cruise sector is set for a host of new calls this summer.  This week, that included calls by Celebrity Summit and Windstar Breeze, both of which berthed at Port Castries.  Saint Lucia officially reopened its borders to …

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Windstar Planning to Relaunch Caribbean Cruises

 Boutique firm Windstar Cruises is relaunching its Caribbean operations, the company said this week.  The company will be resuming cruises with a vaccination requirement for all guests.  “Looking at the science behind the virus, we see consistent recommendations for wearing …

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Windstar Planning to Resume Caribbean Cruises in November

 Boutique cruise line Windstar Cruises is planning a return to the Caribbean in November, according to the company.  While it will actually resume cruising in September with a sailing in Tahiti, its first Caribbean cruise is planned on Wind Surf …

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royal caribbean cruise suspension

 Cruise giant Royal Caribbean has announced the suspension of its cruises in the United States for 30 days, as the major cruise lines have shut down their regional operations in the midst of the growing coronavirus pandemic. The move effectively …

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 Windstar Cruises in in the midst of a unique fleet upgrade project — it’s “stretching” three cruise ships.  The $250 million “Star Plus” Initiative will literally cut three of its ships in half and add new 84-foot midsections, effectively “stretching” them …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Windstar Cruises has announced the cutting of the first steel on the transformation project of its MS Star Legend cruise ship. The company is redesigning and upgrading the ship as part of a $250 million …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Boutique cruise line Windstar Cruises has cut the first steel on what will be a $250 million fleetwide enhancement project. The “Star Plus” initiative will take half of its fleet and renovate each ship, including …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor In a very important step for the island’s post-Irma recovery, Barbuda has welcomed back luxury cruise line Windstar. Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Officials celebrated the recent anchoring of Windstar’s Wind Surf, which comes less than one month …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Small-ship cruise line Windstar Cruises is planning a new $250 million fleet upgrade project, the company said. The multi-year “Star Plus Initiative” will “impact and enhance” all aspects of the experience on the brand’s Star-Class …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Boutique cruise line Windstar Cruises is adding a host of new calls to its Caribbean portfolio. Beginning in 2019 and 2020, Windstar will be adding new visits to ports in the Caribbean including in Mexico, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Small-ship cruise line Windstar Cruises has tapped Mary Beth Wressell as the company’s new vice president of marketing and PR, the company announced. Wressell will oversee brand communications and partnerships for the line, which has …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Windstar Cruises is homeporting one of its ships St. Maarten. Beginning Dec. 1, the cruise line will homeport its Wind Surf cruise ship for seven-day cruises out of St Maarten. Besides having the Wind Surf homeport …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Windstar Cruises has hired a team of sommeliers to serve guests on sailings around the world, including in the Caribbean. The new wine experts provide an enhancement for guests as the summer cruise season begins, building …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Small-ship cruise line Windstar Cruises has unveiled a new Caribbean itinerary that’s just about perfect: the “Caribbean’s perfect ten.” The St Maarten-to-St Maarten cruise is 10 days of stops in small ports in the Caribbean, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados has set a new record for cruise passenger arrivals in a single year, tourism officials announced this week. The destination welcomed its record 812,864th cruise arrival for the calendar year, with American visitors Tom …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean’s fastest-growing cruise destinations just set a new record. Martinique’s Pointe Simon pier in Fort de France just set a new single-day record for cruise calls, with a whopping seven ships in …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The island of Montserrat is projecting an increase in cruise arrivals this season, officials said this week. Montserrat’s port focuses on small and medium-sized vessels “seeking unique lcocations not typically accessible to large cruise ships,” …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Small-ship cruise line Windstar Cruises is returning to San Juan, Puerto Rico, the company announced this week. Windstar Cruises President John Delaney himself will join the line’s first San Juan sailing of the season in a …