Windstar sets sail for Tahiti


Windstar will set sail for Tahiti as a replacement for its planned Asian itineraries as the prestige small ship line cites uncertainty over ports reopening in the region.


Small-ship cruise line, Windstar Cruises, has cancelled its scheduled cruises in Asia for Autumn 2022, citing the continued uncertainty regarding ports reopening in the region. The move will affect seven scheduled itineraries on the all-suite Star Breeze, including a crossing of the Pacific from Alaska to Japan, two Grand Japan sailings, Island Hopping through JapanWindstar Crew Hometowns: Philippines and IndonesiaHidden Indonesia & the Great Barrier Reef, and Edge of the Outback

Star Breeze

Instead, Star Breeze will extend its Alaska season with an additional itinerary (Alaskan Splendors) in late August, followed by West Coast Epicurean Extravaganza down the coast of the US, a trans- ocean voyage from San Diego to Tahiti and five sailings in French Polynesia.  

During October 2022, Windstar will celebrate its 35th anniversary of operating cruises in Tahiti – one of the first lines to offer overnight cruises in the region. All sailings aboard Wind Spirit and Star Breeze in Tahiti will join in the celebration with special events planned during the cruise. 

Windstar Cruises operates a fleet of six intimate vessels, of which three are sailing ships and three, elegant all suite cruise ships, none with a passenger capacity over 350 guests.  Unpretentious, relaxed and easy-going, the unregimented Windstar style is friendly and welcoming with global itineraries that entice guests back to Windstar time and again to enjoy its unique style in a variety of new destinations.  


Sea Breeze heads for the Tasman Sea

On 11th November, Star Breeze departs for a trans-ocean journey to Sydney, arriving on 22nd November for a scheduled charter cruise. The shift will make the 4th December Tasman Sea Treasures: New Zealand Fjords & South Australia Windstar’s first commercial cruise offered in the region. 2022 marks Windstar’s first time offering comprehensive itineraries to New Zealand and Australia, visiting small, rarely visited ports of call such as Middle Percy Island. 

“As Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Philippines and South Korea are all currently still closed to cruising, Windstar joins several other cruise lines in making this decision to cancel cruises in Asia for the autumn,” says Windstar Cruises President Christopher Prelog. “We hope our guests rebook on these same fantastic itineraries for next year.” 

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A Windstar Cruise is definitely on my bucket list for one day! These itinerary changes are unavoidable at the moment and I’m sure anyone affected will completely understand and make the most of the new routes!

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