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Windstar Cruises to Acquire Three Smallest Seabourn Ships

By February 19, 2013

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Windstar Cruises announced today that its owner, Xanterra Parks & ResortsŪ, has reached an agreement with Seabourn Cruises to purchase its three smallest luxury ships: Seabourn Pride, Seabourn Legend, and Seabourn Spirit.
Seabourn Pride in Venice, Italy
Under the project name Global Windstar, the expansion will double the size of Windstar's recently renovated sailing yacht fleet, giving the company a total of 1,230 berths on six ships.

The delivery of the three 208-guest, all-suite ships will take place over the next two years in the Mediterranean. The Seabourn Pride will be the first ship to enter into Windstar's fleet in April of 2014. Following a Windstar branded renovation, which will give the ship a new name and casually elegant look, the Pride with set sail a month later in May 2014; voyages are expected to go on sale in May 2013. Windstar Cruises will take possession of Seabourn Legend in April 2015 and Seabourn Spirit in May 2015. These two yachts are scheduled to start sailing in May of 2015 following their dry-dock period.

The fleet expansion will provide Windstar Cruises access to new destinations such as Asia and South America, in addition to the fifty countries the company already sails to. Known for visiting hidden harbors and secluded coves of the world, Windstar will continue to focus on the unique destinations that large ships cannot call on. The opportunities of Global Windstar are already evident with the recent announcement of Windstar's return to Tahiti in May of 2014. Tahiti has been one of the top destinations requested by Windstar guests and travel partners.

Seabourn Pride in Venice (c) Linda Garrison

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