Windstar Cruises is celebrating 35 years of Tahitian sailings in 2022, the longest of any operator in the region. This OCT, the cruise line will double opportunities for guests to visit Tahiti with two ships in the French Polynesia region.
The 148-guest Wind Spirit, complete with sails built for the breezes of the South Pacific, is sailing around the Islands of Tahiti now, and in OCT, Windstar will double its capacity when it repositions the all-suite, 312-guest Star Breeze to the region.
Star Breeze features newly transformed guest suites, two new restaurants, a new World Spa, an infinity pool, and more. Although without sails, Star Breeze cam access the iconic shallow lagoons. Both Wind Spirit and Star Breeze feature Windstar’s signature sports platform, opening up right off the back deck into clear waters for swimming, kayaking and paddle boarding. In FEB 2024, Star Breeze will move to Tahiti year-round in place of Wind Spirit.
With two ships sailing the region in OCT, Windstar Cruises will celebrate its 35th season all month long, offering special events with local dignitaries and artists, and even more local culture both on board and ashore.
“The entire month is a celebration of Tahiti,” says Windstar Cruises’ President Christopher Prelog. “We are now planning special events with local artists and dignitaries, as well as an ongoing celebration of local culture.
“Our designated President’s Cruise on the [09OCT] sailing will also bring aboard some high-ranking leaders of Tahiti along with executives from Windstar. We want it to be a way to thank our local partners, vendors, and everyone in local tourism that makes this destination so special, as well as renew our relationships and commitments for sailing in the future.”
The 7-day Dreams of Tahiti President’s Cruise will take place on Star Breeze 09OCT and will include events with Tahitian government officials/tourism partners, local entertainment, Windstar’s signature event, motu celebration in Bora Bora, and other special programming.
“For 35 years, Windstar has participated in the development of cruising and the economy in our islands, thanks to their first three sailing cruise ships, pioneers of sustainable tourism,” said French Polynesia’s president Edouard Fritch. “Like our seafaring ancestors who connected the islands of this vast ocean, Windstar connected our peoples and our cultures. We are delighted to be able to celebrate our long relationship together.”
As part of the celebration, Windstar is offering an all-in package that includes Air + Hotel. Cruise fares start at USD $5,099 per person and include the cruise hotel package, and roundtrip airfare from LAX. If booked before 31AUG 2022, it also includes unlimited Wi-Fi, beer, wine, cocktails, and gratuities.
For more information, visit Windstar Cruises’ web site.