Windstar Cruises is to redesign and update all three of its Wind-class ships. The work will take place over several phases during the next three years.
The project kicked off on 6th December with upgrades to the 148-guest ‘Wind Star’s’ lobby, lounge and pool deck. A redesign of her main dining room and breakfast restaurant will follow in 2026.
Sistership ‘Wind Spirit’ will be fully refurbished in 2025, while the 342-guest ‘Wind Surf’s’ renovation will be completed in two stages in 2024 and 2026.
Windstar said that the project will involve a full redesign of all public spaces, with new layouts, furniture, wall and floor coverings, as well as lighting and custom art. Guest staterooms, premium suites and owner’s suites will also be fully refurbished with new furniture, interactive televisions and decor.
Jessica Payne, Windstar’s Manager of Interior Design, said the line’s aim with the renovations would be to evoke a sense of stepping onto your own private yacht but experiencing the service of a luxury boutique hotel.
In addition, Patricia Gonzalez has been appointed Windstar’s Marketing Vice President.
She brings almost two decades of experience in the travel and marketing industries, having been employed at Azamara, Royal Caribbean Group, Celebrity Cruises and Unique Vacations (Sandals Resorts).
Meanwhile, former AmaWaterways Art director, Dane Neal Cox has joined Windstar as Creative Director.
CCO Janet Bava said: “We are confident that Patricia and Dane’s contributions will have a significant impact on our continued success.
“We look forward to the fresh insights, creativity and expertise that they will bring to our team.
“Their appointments mark an exciting new chapter within our commercial team in our commitment to deliver on our goals and revenue expectations, while providing extraordinary experiences to our guests and further solidify our position as a leader in the cruise industry,” she said.
Gonzalez added: “I am thrilled to join the Windstar family and team up with this fantastic group of industry leaders.
“Together, we will continue to elevate the brand to new heights, captivate audiences globally and redefine the standard for luxury small ship cruises,” she added.