SEATTLE — In light of ongoing travel restrictions and government regulations, Windstar has made the “difficult decision” to postpone a number of its sailings.
Cruise operations will be restarting in a phased manner, with initial cruises having reduced guest occupancy, some with modified itineraries, all with enhanced health and safety protocols.
Star Breeze and Wind Star will still resume sailing on June 19 while its four other yachts have been moved back to later dates. The resumption dates are as follows:
- Star Breeze: June 19, 2021, Caribbean
- Wind Star: June 19, 2021, Mediterranean
- Wind Spirit: July 15, 2021, Tahiti
- Wind Surf: Aug. 8, 2021, Mediterranean
- Star Legend: Sept. 4, 2021, Northern Europe
- Star Pride: Nov. 3, 2021, Caribbean
“We are carefully assessing multiple factors impacting our timing to resume operations,” said Windstar. “With the information we have today on COVID-related travel restrictions and government regulations, some uncertainties remain We have made the difficult decision to postpone a number of our sailings.”
Guests booked on a cancelled cruise are being offered a Future Cruise Credit (FCC) valued at 125% of monies paid to Windstar Cruises. They will have 24 months from the issue date of the FCC to sail with their FCC. Guests may also request a cash refund once the FCC certificate is received.
To further reassure guests, Windstar’s Travel Assurance Booking Policy allows them to cancel a 2021 cruise booking at least 48 hours prior to departure and receive an FCC in the amount of the cancellation fees collected, excluding fees collected for air, transportation and hotels.
For more information about Windstar’s flexibility options and its latest health and safety measures go to https://www.windstarcruises.com/travel-health-advisory/.