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Third stretched ship handed over to Windstar Cruises

A third stretched ship has been delivered to Windstar Cruises.

Star Pride is the last in a trio of vessels to have been expanded in a $250 million project which sees the capacity of each rise from 212 to 312 passengers.

The ship was handed over to the US small ship line at the Fincantieri shipyard in Palermo, Sicily, and will remain in Italy before resuming operations in the Mediterranean next April.

Sister all-suite vessel Star Breezebegins sailing in Tahiti next week, while Star Legend is completing a short season in the Med before sailing to the Caribbean in November. 

Windstar president Christopher Prelog said: “We are thrilled to have all three of our yachts completely reimagined, from the new, more environmentally-friendly engines to the gorgeous new restaurant spaces, spacious suites, and romantic spas.

“We couldn’t be happier with the results. Our passengers who are already sailing with us on these transformed yachts are raving, giving us higher customer experience scores than we’ve ever received in our company’s history.”  

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