Windstar Cruises Announces New 2021 Schedule

Anna Kroupina, Open Jaw

Small ship cruise operator Windstar Cruises has released the 2021 schedule for its fleet of six yachts. 

“We’ve made changes to our 2021 cruise schedule to accommodate new launch dates of the Star Class yachts and a desire for more sailings from U.S. and Caribbean ports,” said Xanterra and Windstar Cruises CEO Andrew Todd. “And though bookings are ahead of where they were at this time last year, we want to offer the best deal we can to travellers ready to cruise in 2021.”

Windstar's three Star Class yachts are set to emerge from transformations in 2020 and 2021.

Fresh from an upgrade adding suites and amenities on board, 312-guest Star Breeze begins sailing 27OCT, 2020. Her new schedule includes four cruises in the Mediterranean before she heads to the Caribbean to sail among the islands from late DEC 2020 to MAR 2021. Weeklong cruises on two itineraries sail roundtrip from San Juan, Puerto Rico.  

In late APR, the yacht sails two new Central American cruises departing from Miami – a first for the cruise line – before beginning to make its way north along the coast cruising new itineraries in Costa Rica and Panama, Mexico, and along the West Coast to Vancouver, B.C. where she begins her summer of cruising in Southeast Alaska. In SEP, Star Breeze sails for Asia and then on to her first season in Australia and New Zealand in DEC 2021.

The 312-guest Star Legend is scheduled to emerge from renovations in MAR 2021 and will sail in the Mediterranean, Northern Europe and Central America.

The 312-guest Star Pride leaves the shipyard in JUN 2021 and begins sailing in Northern Europe, Iceland, Greenland and Canada. On 23OCT, 2021, she departs New York City for San Juan, Puerto Rico and Caribbean island itineraries. 

The 148-guest Wind Spirit will be the first yacht to resume sailing on 03SEP, 2020 in Tahiti after Windstar suspended operations due to the ongoing impact of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. 

The 342-guest Wind Surf resumes sailing in the Caribbean on 29NOV, 2020, where she sails until an APR ocean crossing takes her to the Mediterranean for the rest of the year. 

The 148-guest Wind Star begins sailing on 23JAN, 2021 in Costa Rica and Panama, and then heads to the Mediterranean and Greek Islands.

Anna Kroupina

Anna Kroupina Journalist

Anna is OJ's newest member and she joins the team as a writer/reporter. She co-writes the daily news and covers events. Although she's new to the industry, pursuing a career path in travel/tourism has been a goal since her first family road trip to the Florida Keys sparked a desire to discover the world and this exhilarating, fast-paced industry.

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