May 18, 2024

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Windstar Cancels Four Sailings in Tahiti, Citing CDC Order

As a end result of the U.S. Centers for Sickness Control and Avoidance’s (CDC) extension of the “No Sail” Buy by way of September thirty, Windstar Cruises stated its 148-passenger Wind Spirit will now resume Tahiti voyages, starting off on October 15, 2020. 

That means that 4 more Tahiti cruises for Wind Spirit have been cancelled. Wind Spirit is even now anticipated to be the 1st Windstar yacht to resume sailing after suspending functions more because of to the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Other yachts will re-enter provider later on in 2020 and 2021.

The smaller-ship line stated company on the 4 cancelled Tahiti cruises will receive a Upcoming Cruise Credit rating valued at 125 per cent of all dollars compensated on the booking to Windstar Cruises. Guests who desire a refund can ask for their FCC be transformed to a refund equal to the amount compensated on the Windstar booking as soon as they receive their FCC. Guests will have 24 months to reserve and embark on any offered Windstar cruise using their Upcoming Cruise Credit rating. Windstar’s reservations workforce is examining afflicted bookings and will send a letter outlining details to company with cancelled cruises.

The line stated its reservations workforce appreciates the tolerance and knowledge of company and travel advisors as they perform by way of this course of action. 

Other Ship “Start” Dates Unchanged

In a media be aware, Windstar said all other start off dates detailed in the preceding update posted at its website are even now accurate. That update includes a short be aware about the Tahiti sailings.

Return dates for other Windstar vessels are as follows:

  • The 342-passenger Wind Surf will return to provider on November 29, 2020 in the Caribbean, operating scheduled winter season season itineraries ahead of heading to the Mediterranean in April 2021.
  • The 148-guest Wind Star will return on January sixteen, 2021 with Costa Rica and Panama Canal sailings and then head to the Mediterranean in April 2021.

Windstar’s Star-class yachts are undergoing main renovations to add more suites, new eating places, an expanded pool deck and other facilities. Due to the pandemic, the Italian shipyard shut for quite a few months and is now on a minimized workforce routine to provide a risk-free doing the job setting for their workforce.

As a end result, Windstar previously stated that completion of the Star-class ships will be delayed.

  • The 312-passenger Star Breeze is anticipated to start off sailing October 27, 2020 in the Mediterranean ahead of moving to the Caribbean in December 2020 to choose up sailings from Star Legend and Star Satisfaction. Then Star Breeze will provide a several new Caribbean itineraries right until June 2021 when it heads to Alaska.
  • The 312-passenger Star Legend will start off sailing March one, 2021 in the Mediterranean and will choose up some sailings previously scheduled for Star Satisfaction.
  • The 312-passenger Star Satisfaction will start off sailing July 5, 2021 in Northern Europe.

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