Capacity 150 pers

Crew 88 pers

Taille 134.20 m

Tonnage 5350

Category Luxe

Cheap Windstar Cruises

In late 1986, the first commercial sailing vessel built in 60 years slipped out of a French dry-dock in Le Havre. Although the towering sails echoed a bygone era of explorers, the msy Wind Star, with its sleek lines and computerized controls, was revolutionary in concept and design.

Windstar’s ships are officially masted-sail- yachts (msy), but the designation belies the vessels unique rigging. Unfurling in two minutes at the push of a button, billowing white sails reach to the sky. All functions are operated from the bridge by computer microchips and navigational devices. The unusual “open-bridge” operation allows guests to drop by and acquaint themselves with the veteran captains and officers who demonstrate the ship’s intriguing capabilities to modern day explorers.

The 148-passenger Wind Star was joined by sister ships the msy Wind Song in 1987, and msy Wind Spirit in 1988. A new era in luxury cruising was now being pioneered by Windstar Cruises.

Wind Song/Spirit/Star Passenger Capacity: 148 passengers (based on double occupancy)

Staterooms: 74 total staterooms: 73 deluxe ocean-view staterooms and 1 deluxe owner’s cabin with queen beds (converts to 2 twins), and dining/sitting area. Some staterooms offer a 3rd berth and some side-by-side staterooms offer an adjoining private door (see reverse page).

Cabin Amenities: Closed circuit color television, videocassette and CD players, personal safe, refrigerator, mini-bar, international direct-dial phones, private bathrooms with shower toiletries, hair dryer, vanity and plush robes. Each stateroom is equipped with one standard U.S. 110 and European 220 volt (converter recommended), 60 cycle AC electric outlets.

Public Areas: Skylight Main Lounge, The Restaurant, Pool Bar, Video/CD and Book Library, Water Sports Platform (aft), Salt-Water Pool, Hot Tub, Fitness Center and Sauna, Casino, Veranda and Terrace, 24-hour open Bridge and Reception.

Dining: The Restaurant accommodates all Windstar guests at one sitting with no assigned seating. The renowned chef Joachim Splichal of the Patina Group in Los Angeles creates the menus. Jeanne Jones develops sail Light and vegetarian cuisine. The Veranda and Terrace serves breakfast and lunch, while continental breakfast and afternoon tea are served on the Pool Deck.

Services: Reception, Signature Shop, Sports Program, 24-hour Room Service, Salon, Massage, Laundry Service and E-mail. Videos, compact discs, games and books are available for checkout.

Meeting Space: The Veranda, Lounge and Library are available on a request basis for private meetings and cocktail receptions.

Water Sports: Complimentary water-skiing, windsur?ng, kayaking, sail boating, “banana” boating, snorkeling and snorkel gear. Scuba diving is available for a fee. (see water sports sheet.)

Shipyards: Sociéte Nouvelle de Ateliers et Chantiers du Havre, and LaRochelle-Pallice, France

Ships’ Registry: Bahamas

Interior Design: Archiform Design, Paris, France

Architect: Marc Held

Year Built: Wind Spirit/1988, Wind Song/1987, Wind Star/1986

Crew: 88 international staff. The Captain and nautical staff are European. Hotel senior staff is American and European. Stewards and service personnel are Filipino and Indonesian.

Outdoor Passenger Deck Area: 4 decks with a total of 10,200 square feet

Sails: 6 triangular, self-furling, computer operated sails with 21,500 square feet of Dacron surface area

Wind Song/Spirit/Star
Public Rooms and Capacities
The Veranda - 80
The Veranda Terrace - 40
The Restaurant - 148
Lounge - 148
Casino - 35
Pool Bar and Deck Area - 148
Library - 12

Staterooms: The 73 deluxe ocean-view staterooms (double occupancy) are 188 square feet or 18 square meters