Wind Surf Debuts Stylish, New Look

We completed the first phase of Wind Surf’s refurbishment encompassing the yacht’s staterooms, suites, bridge suites and corridors. Guests on the December 10, Yachtsman’s Caribbean voyage set sail from St. Maarten with the new, luxurious and stylish accommodations and corridors. Now it’s your turn to see the updates which are part of Windstar’s $18 million fleet refurbishment!

Wind Surf Suite

“The new look enables us to provide a unique, boutique yacht vacation that is 180 Degrees from Ordinary,” said Hans Birkholz, President and CEO of Windstar Cruises.

Wind Surf Stateroom

Wind Surf’s staterooms now feature leather headboards, stately arm chairs, linen wall coverings, new lighting features, elegant window coverings, plush wool carpeting, art work and stylish bed cushions. Suites are additionally outfitted with new furniture that converts easily to lounging, dining, or accommodating a third occupant. Corridors were completely renovated from floor to ceiling with new wall coverings, carpeting, ceiling finishes, lighting and art work.

Wind Surf Bridge Suite

The second phase of refurbishment will take place in the fall of 2012 and focuses on public spaces including the Lounge, The Restaurant, Degrees, Veranda, Compass Rose, WindSpa, Yacht Club and Pool Bar. Wind Star and Wind Spirit will undergo complete refurbishments of staterooms, owner’s suite, and corridors along with public spaces including The Restaurant, Veranda, Lounge, WindSpa, Library, Reception, and Pool Bar following their respective Costa Rica and Caribbean seasons. After the completion of work, both yachts begin their Mediterranean seasons with Wind Spirit starting April 15, 2012, and Wind Star beginning April 29, 2012.

Wind Surf Corridor

Below are links to additional blog posts on Windstar’s multi-million dollar fleet refurbishment:

Windstar’s $18 Million Fleet Refurbishment


Green is Gorgeous

Giving it the “Star Treatment

Wind Surf's New Boardwalk Through the Main Deck




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It’s about time this fleet renovated! While I liked the sail ship cruise, I thought the ship itself was rusty, dirty, and in dire need of this renovation. Once the entire ship is done, I’ll be booking a cruise to check it out.


Loving it! Can’t wait for the next cruise in 2012!

Bill Oman & Larry Crummer

The new decor looks fabulous!  Really looking forward to another great two week Windsurf cruise #41 in 2012! 


You’ve been on 41 cruises???  They look amazing… I think I”m going to book!


Looks fantastic!  Like the light colours in the suites.  Look forward to seeing it in person one day soon

Bill Oman

New cabin decor looks fabulous!  Really looking forward to sailing for two weeks again on Windsurf in 2012  (#41)


Fantastic!  So nice to see the Bridge Suite we occupied in September, too!  Carry on, Windstar!


Beautiful! I think this is an excellent color and fabric choice. 


Looks beautiful!

Martin Gagnon

I never thought I would want to take a cruise. This was Heather and my first ever cruise and I have to admit I dont think I would take a cruise on any other ship. Everything was perfect for us and it was like the honeymoon we never had after 34 years. We are alredy planning our next cruise on WindSurf in 2012. The crew were all amazing as were everyone we met. We have some new friends to keep in touch with as we sail into 2012. Thanks so much Captain John and all the crew. Happy Hollidays and… Read more »


Looks Great, We are planning on Sailing on12/31/11 on Wind Surf.  Looking forward to it!


What about the other ships?


We are looking forward to seeing our favorite ship Wind Surf in Venice 6/24! We have sailed on her numerous times including our honeymoon in 2001. The renovations are beautiful…


I am planning a cruise on the Windsurf in July.  Can someone answer two questions for me:  is seasickness a problem I have to worry about with the sails?  Or does this ship feel like the large cruise ships?  Secondly, is it worth upgrading to a category A cabin since they are identical to Cat B, just a deck or two higher?
Thank you!!

Dianne Pierce Repp

Wow!  Love it, can’t wait for the April 2012 Surf Transatlantic.  I’ll see all my friends there!


 Hi Dianne:

We’ll be aboard also. Can’t wait !!!!!


It sounds like the majority of your passengers are couples.  Would it be awkward for me to take this cruise with my mom? 


Just got back from the Windsurf.  We had not been on her since 1998 and now looks better then ever.  We are already planning our next Windstar cruise.


Nice that the pictures are on your blog.Why not your regular site???

 Lovely designs! You could feel more relax if your would be having a room like this during your trip on the cruise. All the things are being provided to you and there is a place for you to have your own privacy.


Any rooms with two beds?

Love what you’ve done.
Already started our countdown…. looking forward to our trip on Windsurf in September.


whats the difference between Cat A and Cat A Deluxe on the WindSurf?

Irene Kopp

Wind Surf has a great crew, from stem to stern…I am looking forward to my next trip with them.

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