Windstar Cruises Announces Voyages to Southeast Asia & Arabia
Windstar Cruises has announced the line’s debut in Southeast Asia & Arabia on its new 212-passenger yacht, Star Pride. The new voyages feature five unique itineraries exclusive to the all-suite yacht, highlighting small ship ports throughout Asia, Arabia, and India. The inaugural Southeast Asia & Arabia season will begin on October 30, 2014.
“Small ship cruising is an incredible way to explore this part of the world. There are tremendous experiences to be had from the ancient cliff city of Petra to the colourful Ho Chi Minh City,” said Hans Birkholz, Windstar Cruises’ chief executive officer. “This is our first journey beyond Europe, South Pacific and the Caribbean, and we are delighted to announce Star Pride’s Southeast Asia & Arabia deployment.”
Ports of call featured on the 2015 Asia voyages include: Aqaba; Jordan, Luxor; Egypt, Phuket; Thailand, Kuala Lumpur, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Halong Bay.
On each of the new featured voyages guests will experience the secluded coves and hidden harbours offered by small ship cruising, as well as the local culture brought to life on board in Windstar’s unique style. Local entertainment, authentic cuisine, intimate and personal shore excursions are also all a part of the in-depth enrichment experience.
Launching in May of 2014, the 9,975-ton Star Pride is the first of three new yachts to join Windstar’s fleet. With a guest capacity of 212, the all-suite yacht will undergo several upgrades and changes in design and décor to align with Windstar’s casual contemporary style. Star Pride will showcase many signature Windstar experiences, including the line’s famous Sail Away party, yacht deck barbecue gala, and Open Bridge policy.
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