Windstar Cruises Debuts Newly Renovated Star Pride

Luxury Cruise Guide

Book Your All Inclusive Vacation and save 25% in Atmosphere Hotels and Resorts, Maldives
Book Your All Inclusive Vacation and save 25% in Atmosphere Hotels and Resorts, Maldives
Follow us on social media to stay up-to-date on the latest news:
Follow Maldives Magazine social media
Follow Maldives Magazine social media
Star Pride ship

14 June, 2022

Star Pride, the third and final Cruises Small ship Windstar Cruises is now back at sea with all ships. On Thursday, Star Pride set sail from Athens, Greece on a voyage to Barcelona, Spain. The ship is operating a voyage that includes Gythion, Corfu and Argostoli, all in Greece, plus the Italian ports of Messina (Taormina) and Trapani in Sicily and Cagliari in Sardinia.

Star Pride is the third and final Star Plus Class vessel to return to service. Star Breeze and Star Legend returned to service in June 2021 and September 2021, respectively. In the $250 million "Star Plus Initiative," all three ships were revitalized and lengthened with a new central section added. Maximum guest capacity increased from 212 passengers to 312 passengers.

The ships also have new indoor and outdoor public spaces plus many new suites including two high-end Owner's Suites. Additional dining experiences have been created—including an outdoor barbecue concept by grilling guru Steven Raichlen and a Spanish small-plates restaurant from Anthony Sasso. In addition, the ship gained a more robust spa and fitness center, an elegant infinity pool, and more outdoor deck areas.The revitalized yachts are also more environmentally friendly with new efficient engines, generators, and advanced wastewater treatment systems.

The project work on all three ships was handled by a Fincantieri shipyard in Italy.

High Guest Ratings

One of the ship's new suites

“To have completed this project amidst a global pandemic is nothing short of amazing,” said Christopher Prelog, Windstar’s president. “We’re grateful to our ownership and to our partners for sticking with it, and to our customers for their excitement and support of these new products."

Prelog said that the small ship line is seeing "our highest guest satisfaction surveys on the new Star Class yachts, with the highest Net Promoter Scores in our brand’s history."

Now, all six of Windstar’s all-suite and sailing yachts are back cruising. Windstar officials on the Star Pride emphasized that the three all-suite yachts (despite the increased ship size and capacity) along with the line's three classic sailing yachts, remain small enough to continue to visit the off-the-beaten-path small ports and waterways of the world.

Windstar’s health and safety protocols require that all guests and crew are fully vaccinated. Plus, the line has implemented health and safety precautions including COVID-19 pre-cruise testing and high-tech air filtration.

For more information on Windstar Cruises, visit

Find Great Cruise Deals


Responsive image

CruiseDirect is a leading online cruise travel company dedicated to providing customers with better deals than any other cruise website and access to great deals on cruise vacations. Offering special rates and savings on cruise bookings with some of the most popular cruise lines in the world, we are so confident in our cruise packages that each and every deal is backed by a price guarantee. You won't find these prices on other cruise booking sites.

Since 2001, we've helped our customers find the perfect cruise packages and book dream cruise vacations for less. We are a cruise finder and booking website committed to helping you research all your cruise travel options to find a cruise that fits what you're looking for. After you find a cruise the perfect cruise, make your reservation with our cutting-edge booking engine. We are the best site to book a cruise with because we are driven by our passion for cruise ship travel. Book a cruise today and enjoy the excitement of cruising the world with us! Find Great Cruise Deals

what is better: beach or overwater

Beach or Water Villa?

Maldives - a name that became synonymous with honeymooners' paradise in the tourism world, has slowly revamped to cater to the needs of families visiting

Read More
Maldives Resort Offers & Packages

Best Maldives Resort Offers & Packages

Find out more about the most unparalleled Maldives hotel deals and special rates, when Book Direct your next beach holiday

Read More
Best Resorts for Vegetarians

Maldives Hotel Reviews

Some of the best hotels and resorts in the Maldives are already included in this list, and the good part of them offers the best prices. We will constantly add new hotels

Read More
10 Exclusive Resorts in Maldives

10 Exclusive Resorts in Maldives

The Maldives is paradise destination that should be on the bucket list of every discerning travelers. There's a special breed of hotels there that cater to the most tasteful of luxury travelers Read More

water pool villas, male

The Maldives’ Hottest Luxury Hotel Openings for 2022

hese are the hotel openings in the Maldives is most excited for in 2022 for planning your next luxurious getaway Read More

10 Cheapest Water Villa Resorts in Maldives

10 Most Affordable Water Villas

While it may never be cheap to visit thу Maldives, fortunately there are still some chic and relatively affordable overwater villas you can stay. Read more

luxury privaye villa

Maldives Luxury Guide

Here's the best of Maldives for luxury travellers. We've compiled the finest recommendations of places to stay, ranging from the most celebrated five-star resorts to luxurious private islands Read More


Maldives Romantic Guide

The ultimate ‘flop and drop' and honeymoon destination, the Maldives is the playground for the most amazing and finest utilization of each second of this extremely valuable and hopeful time with each other in tota Read More

maldives on the cheap

Maldives Budget Guide

Budget travellers choose Maldives as their destination of choice thanks to the variety of affordable stays  Read More

family holiday

Maldives Family Guide

Maldives - a name that became synonymous with honeymooners' paradise in the tourism world, has slowly Read More

scuba diving in the maldives ultimate guide

Maldives Diving Guide

The life of these paradise islands below the Indian Ocean's level is the main draw attracting thousands of divers Read More