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Windstar Cruises to renovate and extend Star Class ships
Windstar Cruises is to carry out multi-million dollar renovations and ship lengthening projects for Star Breeze, Star Legend, and Star Pride. The US$250 million Star Plus initiative, which will take place between October 2019 and November 2020 at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy, will improve every aspect of the onboard experience. In addition, Windstar will replace the seven engines on each ship with four more environmentally friendly engines that will use cleaner fuel to reduce emissions.
Passenger who went over board was rescued
In the night of Nov 8, 2015, a 43 year old passenger went overboard from the "Star Breeze" in Italian waters but she was rescued when the cruise ship which came from Portofarreio turned around.The U.S. woman went overboard when the cruise ship was between Civitivecchia and Portoferraio. She was traveling with her boyfriend and a group of friends. While it was unknown how the passenger went overboard, she had an argument before she went into the water. The Master of the cruise ship mentioned that the woman consumed alcohol. The cruise ship had just left the island of Giglio. As soon as learning that a passenger went overboard, the captain triggered the man overboard procedures and reversed course, warning the maritime authorities of what was happening. The passenger was found in the water after approximately an hour. The ship berthed in La Spezia on Nov 9.
Windstar Cruises Christens Star Breeze Cruise Ship
Star Breeze, the second of a trio of 212-passenger ships Windstar acquired from Seabourn Cruises, was officially welcomed into the fleet yesterday under sunny skies and cool breezes at Nice's Port Olympia. Following the ceremony, Star Breeze, which just completed a massive $9 million refurbishment, departed Nice for Monte Carlo, the first port of call on its maiden voyage. Cruise Critic is onboard the four night cruise that will also visit Italy's Portofino and Corsica's Portoferraio before winding up at Civitavecchia, the port for Rome. http://www.cruisecritic.com/news/news.cfm?ID=6350News schreiben