Windstar Cruises’ Star Pride Re-enters Fleet with $4.5 Million Renovation
Written by: Cruise News
Upgrades Include Two Rebuilt Owner’s Suites and 12 New Triple Suites
June 16, 2016 – Luxury cruise line Windstar Cruises announces the debut of Star Pride as it re-enters the six-yacht fleet. The 212-guest Star Pride is back in action after receiving a scheduled $4.5 million transformation, including a complete renovation of two exclusive Owner’s Suites featuring enhancements to an expansive private deck that commands a sweeping ocean view over the yacht’s bow. Also included were nautically-inspired remodeling of public spaces, dining venues and more throughout the yacht.
The 2016 Star Pride $4.5 million transformation builds on earlier renovations now matching all guest accommodations and features of sister yachts, Star Breeze and Star Legend. Total investment in refurbishing the three yachts is over $21.5 million dollars in the last two years.
Star Pride 2016 Transformation Highlights:
Suite Upgrades: Two Owner’s Suites were completely rebuilt with a new indoor-outdoor floor plan and interior design featuring new linens, towels, furnishings, windows and drapery. Guests staying in one of the two suites will enjoy a new, extended private deck area with spectacular views over the bow of the ship.
In addition, all suites on the Star Pride received new coffee tables, and new flat screen televisions. Sofa beds were added in the living rooms of 12 select suites now offering triple accommodations.
Public Spaces: All guest stairways and hallways were redone in Windstar blues and earth tones, conveying a unified nautical theme throughout. New carpets and tile flooring were also added to stairwells and all indoor public spaces.
The Lounge: the former entertainment lounge now includes new flooring, lighting, sound system, and furniture.
Veranda: the restaurant in the aft of the yacht expands its outdoor seating to a new courtyard area, complete with a garden wall.
Star Deck: the top outdoor deck expanded by four feet on each side, giving additional space for guests to relax on deck chairs. The Star Deck also offers a new counter-current pool and whirlpool.
Library: the Library has been updated with softer colors, new furnishings and new artwork.
Star Screening Room: the space transformed from a card room to an intimate screening room where guests can watch the latest movies and play video games.
Fitness Center: the new gym layout includes new flooring, wall coverings and window treatments for a cooler and more refreshing wellness atmosphere.
Dining Venues: AmphorA Restaurant, the main dining room on board, completes its redesign with new flooring, wall coverings, lighting and seating layout. A new public bathroom was added adjacent to the entrance.
Veranda restaurant has opened up a 180 degree view of the ocean by adding sliding glass doors and an aft glass wind screen. Veranda also offers expanded outdoor seating in the new courtyard which is complete with a virtual garden wall.