Windstar Heading Down Under
Wednesday 10th July 2019, 3:29pm
The planned Australian and New Zealand deployment of Windstar Cruises’ Star Breeze is a “major move for the company”, according to President John Delaney.
The 312-passenger ship will be fresh from a major makeover, which includes the addition of 50 new suites as well as expanded dining options and public areas including pool and deck area. Windstar will also offer offer its “Signature Expeditions” product – currently only available on its Alaskan cruises – as part of the Australasian deployment, including expedition leaders, kayaking and Zodiac excursions.
Delaney also commented “In our concerted and ongoing effort to be the small ship leader in destination delivery, I’m thrilled to introduce a completely different sailing region that further expands Windstar’s global footprint,” Delaney said. Star Breeze will sail locally from November 2020 until February 2021, with a range of itineraries taking in Australia’s East Coast from Cairns to Hobart, along with trans-Tasman voyages and an Auckland Roundtrip New Zealand discovery cruise.
Australia & New Zealand are also on the radar for 148 passenger Wind Spirit which sails year-round in Tahiti and will make a local visit in February 2020. A trip from New Caledonia to Australia is on offer, along with an Australia to Indonesia cruise visiting Cairns, Port Douglas, Thursday Island and Darwin.
Source: Cruise Weekly