Seabourn sells three of its ships to Windstar

Posted by Alan on 27 February 2013 | 0 Comments



Seabourn has sold three of its ships to Windstar, doubling the size of the latter’s fleet.



In an announcement this week, Windstar said it was purchasing Seabourn Pride, Sebourn Legend and Seabourn Spirit.

The expansion will double the size of Windstar’s recently renovated, three sailing yacht fleet.

Andy Todd, chief executive officer of Xanterra Parks and Resorts, owner of Windstar Cruises said: “Windstar Cruises has experienced four straight years of revenue growth. This expansion is the perfect way to build on the momentum following our recent fleet-wide renovation, providing us with the much needed capacity to match the accelerating demand for our intimate style of yacht cruising.”

The delivery of the three 104 all-suite ships, which hold 208 passengers each, will take place over the next two years in the Mediterranean.

The Seabourn Pride will be the first ship to enter into Windstar’s luxury fleet in April of 2014. Following a Windstar branded renovation, which will give the ship a new name, the Pride with set sail a month later in May 2014 and voyages are expected to go on sale in May of this year. 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.

Windstar said the fleet expansion would provide access to new destinations such as Asia and South America, in addition to the fifty countries the company already sails to.