Windstar Cruises has revealed major renovation plans to transform Seabourn Pride into Star Pride.
The ship was one of three Seabourn Cruises vessels Windstar purchased last year. Seabourn Pride is the first to be delivered on 17 April this year, followed by Seabourn Spirit and Seabourn Legend in April and May 2015.
Upon her arrival, she’ll be sent to Barcelona for a complete stern-to-stern transformation into a luxury yacht.
Changes to the ship include update décor and furnishings in public spaces; the addition of a yacht club on the top deck; the club space will turn into a popular Compass Rose bar; the reception area will be refreshed with new paneling, light fixtures and wall coverings; and the line will introduce a Star Bar for casual drinks during the day and a venue for stargazing at night.
Additionally, the main dining room will be transformed into Windstar’s formal dining venue, AmphorA. It will feature mirror panels with Murano glass, new soft lighting, wall coverings and art work.
All other restaurants will be transformed into signature Windstar casual dining venues with no allocated seating.
The 106 suites will be renovated with new furnishings, leather headboards and furniture. While new lighting features and window coverings will compliment the warm colour palette.
Windstar Cruises chief executive Hans Birkholz said the main theme of the ship will be casual elegant with a contemporary style.
“The look and feel of the renovations will align with our sailing fleet,” she said. “The transformation of these small all suite yachts will redefine the idea of casual elegance in luxury cruising.”
“We are eagerly anticipating the 5 May inaugural voyage when Star Pride’s luxurious, modern and stylish upgrades will be unveiled.”