refurbishment – Windstar Cruises – A Luxury Cruise Blog http://blog.windstarcruises.com Tue, 20 Jun 2017 22:12:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 Wind Surf Debuts New Look http://blog.windstarcruises.com/2012/12/wind-surf-debuts-new-look/ http://blog.windstarcruises.com/2012/12/wind-surf-debuts-new-look/#comments Mon, 03 Dec 2012 23:32:09 +0000 http://blog.windstarcruises.com/?p=1211 The day has finally arrived! Wind Surf emerged fresh from her 18-day refurbishment this Saturday in Philipsburg, St. Maarten. Sparkling with new enhancements, the 310-passenger sailing yacht is cruising its inaugural voyage with a seven-day Yachtsman’s Caribbean voyage.  A stem-to-stern renovation, Wind Surf received updated décor in the public areas, complete with new furnishings, upholstery, […]

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The day has finally arrived! Wind Surf emerged fresh from her 18-day refurbishment this Saturday in Philipsburg, St. Maarten. Sparkling with new enhancements, the 310-passenger sailing yacht is cruising its inaugural voyage with a seven-day Yachtsman’s Caribbean voyage.

 A stem-to-stern renovation, Wind Surf received updated décor in the public areas, complete with new furnishings, upholstery, art, lighting, wall coverings, carpeting, ceiling finishes, window treatments, and floor coverings. The yacht also premiered two new restaurants on Saturday, the French restaurant Stella Bistro and a new contemporary main restaurant called AmphorA.

Hotel Manager Henri Lemay snapped some photos of the renovation, giving us the first peek at Wind Surf’s new look. Wind Spirit’s debut is up next, completing her dry-dock on December 22nd in Bridgetown, Barbados.

Amphora Restaurant
Amphora Restaurant
Compass Rose
Stella Bistro
Yacht Club

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Stella Bistro Shines on Wind Surf http://blog.windstarcruises.com/2012/11/stella-bistro-shines-on-wind-surf/ http://blog.windstarcruises.com/2012/11/stella-bistro-shines-on-wind-surf/#comments Tue, 20 Nov 2012 23:21:35 +0000 http://blog.windstarcruises.com/?p=1202 Get ready to dazzle your tastebuds with Wind Surf’s new restaurant Stella Bistro. Formerly known as Degrees, the venue will be transformed into an intimate, contemporary dining room with a French twist during the yacht’s renovation. The name, derived from the Latin word for star, was selected as a tribute to the restaurant’s special dining […]

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Get ready to dazzle your tastebuds with Wind Surf’s new restaurant Stella Bistro. Formerly known as Degrees, the venue will be transformed into an intimate, contemporary dining room with a French twist during the yacht’s renovation. The name, derived from the Latin word for star, was selected as a tribute to the restaurant’s special dining experience, unique to the fleet as Stella Bistro will on only be on Wind Surf.

Dine from the newly created menu, which draws from contemporary dishes with a French flair, as exemplified by entrees such as Coquille St. Jacques Provençale, a seared, skewered scallops dish served on pappardelle and tossed with artichoke hearts, spinach and capers in a light, white wine sauce; or the Roasted Magret of duck, a duck breast and duck confit on cherry sauce paired with parisienne potatoes, and French beans.

Other menu items, inspired by the seasonings and flavors used in French cooking, include escargots bourguignon; cream of wild mushroom soup; and goat cheese soufflé. Dessert is a decadent affair with dishes such as apple aumoniere, a combination of apples, marzipan and honey baked into a filo pastry and served in vanilla custard; or chocolate Napoleon, the famous French pastry that consists of layers of soft, crunch and creamy chocolate and praline.

You can also choose to include paired wines in the Stella Bistro dining experience. Specially selected by the executive chef to enhance the flavors, three different glasses of wine are served in combination with your appetizer, entrée and dessert. For the first time this winter season, Windstar will offer European wines by the glass, such as a deep red French Burgundy or a crisp Italian Pinot Grigio, in addition to the extensive offerings of the American regions typically served in the Caribbean.

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Windstar Cruises Nears Completion of Fleet Renovation http://blog.windstarcruises.com/2012/11/windstar-cruises-nears-completion-of-fleet-renovation/ http://blog.windstarcruises.com/2012/11/windstar-cruises-nears-completion-of-fleet-renovation/#respond Thu, 01 Nov 2012 18:35:49 +0000 http://blog.windstarcruises.com/?p=1163 The full fleet-wide renovation is almost complete! In December our fleet will emerge fresh from its $18 million, three yacht, stem-to-stern renovation. While Wind Star was completed in April, Wind Surf will go into dry dock on November 12th. The 310-passenger flagship sailing yacht will begin its five-day dry dock at Lisnave, a Portuguese shipyard. […]

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The full fleet-wide renovation is almost complete! In December our fleet will emerge fresh from its $18 million, three yacht, stem-to-stern renovation. While Wind Star was completed in April, Wind Surf will go into dry dock on November 12th.

The 310-passenger flagship sailing yacht will begin its five-day dry dock at Lisnave, a Portuguese shipyard. The yacht will depart for St. Maarten on November 18th and cross the Atlantic, with only crew on board to complete its 13-day wet dock. The first post-renovation voyage, Yachtsman’s Caribbean, will sail on December 1st.

The 148-passenger Wind Spirit will spend its two-week dry dock in Lisnave as well, before starting her wet dock on the December 9th transatlantic crossing. Wind Spirit will arrive in Barbados on December 22nd and start receiving guests for its Jewels of the Windward Islands cruise.

Both sailing yachts will have updated décor in the public areas, complete with new furnishings, upholstery, art, lighting, wall coverings, carpeting, ceiling finishes, window treatments, and floor coverings. The enhanced color palette combines sand and marine shades to contrast with the warmth of wood finishes, elevating the look and feel to casual elegance.

Wind Surf Corridor

One of the most exciting features of the renovation is the transformation of the main dining room, The Restaurant, into a whole new cuisine experience as AmphorA Restaurant. The venue will be introduced with a redesigned seating layout and state-of-the-art wine display and storage. A new menu will be featured, spotlighting local dishes as well as savory courses such as ling cod, quail delight, and a porcini and truffle fettuccini. The Veranda’s outdoor seating will also be expanded to create an ideal mid-ship area for guests to enjoy breakfast and lunch alfresco. A live-action cooking station will give guests a chance to order exactly what they want. The interior includes a new buffet, new lighting, and epicurean displays.

AmphorA Restaurant

On Wind Surf only, Degrees Restaurant will be transformed into an elegant French Bistro, featuring a new name and menu, details which will be announced soon. The venue will receive an enhanced look with new furniture, flooring, wine display cabinet, and a mix of classic and contemporary pendent lighting. Also onboard Wind Surf, the popular Compass Rose will be redesigned with fresh contemporary furnishings, new flooring, and comfortable chairs and bar stools designed for socializing.

Compass Rose on Wind Surf

Other enhanced areas on both ships include: The Lounge Bar – will receive sleek, contemporary furniture to match the new tawny, color palette giving a friendly ambiance. Reception Area – will be decorated with a new alabaster centerpiece and pendent lighting. The Pool Bar – is set to be redesigned with a variety of seating options and new awning. By evening the deck transforms into the romantic Candles, where on-deck, candlelit dinners are served. Yacht Club – will be refreshed with new furnishings.

We will be posting pictures to the blog as the yachts go through their renovations, so be sure to check back!

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