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Windstar Cruises Welcomes Two New Ships.In a groundbreaking move set to redefine luxury cruising, Windstar Cruises proudly unveils the addition of two spectacular all-suite motor yachts, Star Seeker and Star Explorer, signalling a significant expansion of its esteemed fleet.

With an unwavering commitment to excellence, Windstar Cruises continues to set the standard in small-ship luxury cruising, solidifying its industry trailblazer position.

The eagerly anticipated Star Seeker, the first of the two vessels, is undergoing meticulous construction at the esteemed WestSEA shipyard. It is expected to be delivered in December 2025. Following closely behind, Star Explorer is slated for delivery in December 2026, promising travellers an extraordinary seafaring experience.

President of Windstar Cruises, Christopher Prelog.

President of Windstar Cruises, Christopher Prelog.

President of Windstar Cruises, Christopher Prelog, expresses his enthusiasm for this milestone: “Our goal was to ensure these ships are unmistakably Windstar, and a significant amount of effort has gone into achieving this. We are thrilled about this expansion, building on the success of our game-changing Star Class in small-ship cruising with guests and travel partners while offering new experiences.”

Boasting 112 exquisitely designed suites, each adorned with full private verandas and infinity windows, Star Seeker and Star Explorer offer unparalleled views for every guest on board. Adding to the allure, two luxurious Owner’s Suites with wrap-around balconies grace the aft of each vessel, providing the perfect setting for intimate gatherings and unforgettable moments at sea.

With a guest capacity 224 and a remarkable staff-to-guest ratio of 1:2, Windstar Cruises ensures an intimate ambience and personalized service at every turn. Guests will delight in an array of exclusive amenities, including access to the iconic Watersports Platform, the inviting Yacht Club café and lounge, a state-of-the-art spa and fitness facility, and a spacious open deck ideal for soaking up the sun.

Continuing its commitment to culinary excellence, Windstar Cruises, as the Official Cruise Line of the James Beard Foundation®, promises a gastronomic journey like no other. From the reimagined main dining room, Amphora, to the al fresco offerings at the Star Grill, guests will savour various upscale dishes, including creations from renowned James Beard Foundation–affiliated guest chefs.

Beyond luxury and comfort, Star Seeker and Star Explorer are equipped with ice-strengthened hulls, enabling access to new and captivating destinations. Embracing the latest advancements in safety and sustainability, the vessels feature state-of-the-art technology, including pump jet thrusters and forward-facing Sonar, alongside tier III Nox-rated Rolls Royce engines and advanced wastewater treatment systems.

Andrew N. Todd, President & CEO of parent company Xanterra Travel Collection, reflects on the profound impact of Windstar Cruises’ expansion, stating, “As part of our company’s expanding portfolio, Windstar Cruises is poised for remarkable growth and an exciting future ahead. We’re excited about the possibilities of where Windstar will sail and the opportunities it brings our officers, crew, staff, and guests.”

In a move sure to delight avid travellers, Windstar Cruises announces the return of its beloved Wind Class ship, Wind Star, to Tahiti in 2027. This will complement the existing offering of Star Breeze and meet the escalating demand for French Polynesian sailings.

With anticipation building, complete itineraries and booking details for Star Seeker are set to be unveiled in late June 2024, promising travellers the opportunity to embark on an unparalleled journey of luxury and discovery.

For those eager to stay informed and be among the first to experience the unparalleled luxury of Star Seeker and Star Explorer, sign up for the latest updates here: Windstar Cruises – New Ships.





Written by: Michelle Warner