Star Pride

Windstar Cruises

With only 212 guests, a Star Pride cruise will make you feel like you're on board your own private small ship almost as soon as you step aboard and large enough to pamper and entertain you, yet small enough to tuck into delightful tiny harbors and hidden coves that others can’t reach.

AT A GLANCE

24-hour Room Service
Elevators
Fitness Center
Hot Tub
Laundry/Dry Cleaning
Library
Spa
Specialty Restaurants
Swimming Pool
Water Sports Platform

Ship Info

What's Included

Included

  • • Ocean transportation in all-suite accommodations

    • All meals in all venues at all times, including 24-hour room service

    • All non-alcoholic beverages, including cappuccino, espresso, and other specialty non-alcoholic drinks

    • Welcome cocktails at reception

    • All onboard entertainment

    • Unlimited use of Fitness Center

    • Unlimited use of all water sports equipment

    • Informative port lectures and destination briefings

Not Included

  • Not included, however, are items of a personal nature, such as alcoholic beverages, laundry, transfers prior to or after cruise disembarkation or optional programs or activities. You’ll also be charged separately for shore excursions, and additional conveniences or conveyances not specified in the itinerary

Ship Overview

Inaugural Sailing
1988
Renovated
2014
Tonnage
9975 Tons
Public Decks
6
Passenger Capacity
212
Crew
124
Registry
Bahamas

Reviews and Recommendations for Star Pride

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Highly recommend

By: Jim


Reviewed on: 09 Jun 2014

Travel Advisor:  Judy Graper

Friendly service and perfect size

By: INI


Reviewed on: 25 Aug 2014

Everyone on the ship was very friendly and our room was large. They could have been more informative about the excursions and the cities that we were sailing past. I love that only 207 passengers were onboard--the perfect size. No sea sickness at all!!! The food was great. It was a great itinerary. I will definitely choose this cruise line again.
Travel Advisor:  Kelly Shea

Friendly service

By: FD1947


Reviewed on: 08 Oct 2014

The small cruise ship appealed to us and that's exactly what Star Pride delivered. The crew couldn't have been more accommodating!! I was a bit disappointed in the age of the Star Pride. The marketing is a bit misleading stating the "new" Star Pride. What they mean is, it is newly added to their fleet. The ship was a bit old, but very clean.
Travel Advisor:  Gay Johansen

Great Cruise!

By: Kathyesue


Reviewed on: 23 Oct 2016

We took an 8 day cruise on Windstar from Venice to Rome. It was our first cruise on a small ship (160 guests sailed). We liked the fact that our ship could get into small ports of call. The service was excellent, the food very good and we liked the casual feel of the cruise. We could dine whenever we liked - no reservations needed in the main dining room. We were on Star Pride which is a small yacht that joined the Windstar fleet recently. IT was a great cruise.
Travel Advisor:  Michelle Andersen

Intimate Destinations

By: Tobago


Reviewed on: 04 Dec 2016

We've sailed Windstar multiple times around the globe. They provide quality service, dedicated staff and interesting ports.
Travel Advisor:  Betty Golen

A Floating Paradise

By: Joeboy 3


Reviewed on: 16 Dec 2016

Cruising aboard M/V Star Pride was an utter delight. From the Captain down, the personnel who served my wife and myself were first rate - always available when wanted, most helpful in boarding and departing the ship, most diligent in the shore lunch, most amusing in the evening entertainment, thoroughly professional in keeping the ship neat and clean and cunning in tantalizing us with superb meals and snacks. Tiki, our suite steward was a stand out in friendliness and helpfulness. We shall happily sing the praises of your ships because of the outstanding service tendered to us. Thank you for the most enjoyable experience and long-lasting happy memories. William H. N. Hull
Travel Advisor:  Debbie Reimer

great trip

By: Bren and Dave


Reviewed on: 27 Feb 2017

It is wonderful . We will likely never go on a cruise other than with Windstar Cruises.
Travel Advisor:  Lisa and Nancy Zupancic

Cruising on the Star Pride

By: Anne


Reviewed on: 10 Mar 2017

We enjoyed the itinerary very much. The trip through the Panama Canal was quite fascinating. The local commentator aboard gave a new perspective to the adventure. The wet landings was different for us, and found it was necessary as we were quite up close and personal with the Costa Rican shore line and the pressing jungle and mangrove forests. Having time with the President of Windstar Cruises and his corporate staff was exciting, as the plans for the future of this company is near and dear to us!
Travel Advisor:  Debbie Crockett-Rice

Cruise

By: Patricia


Reviewed on: 10 Mar 2017

Nice cruise & nice ship. A little difficulty with excursions that was frustrating and some language barriers when ordering food but on a whole a pleasant experience
Travel Advisor:  Sharon Johnson

Windstar Pride Panama /Costa Rica

By: Brooksy


Reviewed on: 12 Mar 2017

A smaller more intimate ship. Perhaps not quite the high end standards of say Crystal or Silversea but that was more than compensated by the informality and intimacy experienced. Friendly and efficient staff made for a very relaxed cruise and the on Marina at the back of the ship which permits swimming and other water sports is one that should be copied by other cruise lines
Travel Advisor:  Sharon Johnson

Afloat in the Canaries

By: John S


Reviewed on: 12 May 2017

Second trip on Star Pride and just as much fun as the first. It was like old home week with same Captain and Dining room manager. The itinerary was really enjoyable every island is different. Cabins are large and comfortable and the food is sumptuous. Its a small ship so you have to entertain yourself after the tours and the meals. The "private events" have to be experienced to be believed. It is a pity that such a great on board cruise team is saddled with an Admin group that makes the booking process so unenjoyable. Use a travel agent and save yourself the hassle of dealing with them and just enjoy the cruises.
Travel Advisor:  Jesse Taylor

Star Pride--Loved every minute!

By: LindaW


Reviewed on: 31 Jul 2017

The ship itself is beautiful, well-appointed, comfortable, and spacious with all the desired amenities. But the crew and staff are what made this cruise so enjoyable. They always had a smile for everyone, greeting us by name and tending to every request immediately. The food was delicious! The excursions were well organized. Our entire experience can be described in superlatives only. We hope to sail on the Star Pride again--and soon!
Travel Advisor:  Julie Smothers CTA

Windstar

By: Sandy


Reviewed on: 31 Jul 2017

Very Good. Unfortunately, we had a little bad weather so some of the tours had to be altered,but that was not the fault of the ship
Travel Advisor:  Birgit Navarre
Not Recommended

Iceland/

By: Irene


Reviewed on: 09 Aug 2017

Could have been better. The ship is old and in need of repair Food was only fair. Crew very pleasant and helpful and friendly. Lack of on board entertainment
Not Recommended

Frayed around the edges

By: Fish Camp


Reviewed on: 10 Aug 2017

The staff, food, excursions, transfers were wonderful; however, the ship needs to be refreshed. Our room had an old shower curtain, the chrome was worn off of the shower head, the paint around the Juliet balcony was pealing. The shower head is squeezed into the corner of this good sized bathtub/shower and it's so hard to shower comfortably. Even though it is advertised that you can sit anywhere at dinner, they always escorted us to a table and some people sat at the same table for the entire cruise.

Sailing

By: Sailing


Reviewed on: 18 Oct 2017

As always, the Windstar crew make your stay very welcoming. Food is great, suites are lovely. While we like the sailing vessels, this is a great small ship.
Travel Advisor:  Lynda Coltrane

the same yet different

By: mumsoos


Reviewed on: 19 Feb 2018

After cruising with wind star to Greece and Rome and Croatia and Morocco, we thought we would try a January cruise to the south. The ships are very different. We were used to the sails and missed them. Most of the experience was the same, same great staff, and same great food. Our cruise included some entertainment, so that was a nice addition. Our ship encountered a good bit a turbulence and one in our group was sick on and off during the trip. We all had a great time and would do it again.
Travel Advisor:  Marilyn Bennett
Not Recommended

new owners not the same as the old owners

By: SHROSS


Reviewed on: 12 Jun 2018

I was on this boat when owned by Seaborn a few years ago. Under the Windstar banner, things just weren't the same. There is a building list of deferred maintenance items, staff levels have been reduced by about 15%. The staff works hard, no doubt but I think the maintenance people spend a lot of time just patching things on the fly and cannot obtain the proper resources to fix things. Food was good but not great. For the premium dollar, one expects the premium experience. Seaborn would have rated a 9/10, Windstar perhaps a 6.5/10.

Spanish Aerenades

By: MG


Reviewed on: 11 Jun 2018

First class service, food and accommodations.
Travel Advisor:  Ann Becker

Great Big Cabins on Star Pride

By: Windstar


Reviewed on: 14 Sep 2018

The Star Pride cabins are huge! Yes, we missed the huge sails going up during the sail-a-ways.... (We've been on the Wind Star, Wind Spirit, and Wind Surf.) but at least they still played the music and raised a little Windstar flag. We did have an unfortunate issue in Buzzards Bay....
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Cutter

Windstar Star Pride

By: Bella


Reviewed on: 15 Sep 2018

We had a wonderful experience on both our trip around Iceland and the repositioning cruise from Iceland to NYC
Travel Advisor:  Kristie Burke

Great staterooms

By: Johnawc


Reviewed on: 19 Sep 2018

This was our 28th cruise and 4th with Windstar. This ship has the most well though out and spacious staterooms that we have seen.
Travel Advisor:  Jan Lagasse

Dead in the water on Buzzards Bay

By: CTlady


Reviewed on: 16 Sep 2018

We were never in any immediate danger, just stalled in place. The ship's cruise director immediately contacted Windstar's HQS and he and the captain kept the passengers updated on the progress of repairs. In the meantime, there was a lively band playing dance music at the STAR BAR and all drinks were on Windstar until dinner was served! We were 13 hours late coming into NY Harbor but seeing the Statue Of Liberty and the city all lit up was just breathtaking. Windstar bused us to our hotel !
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Cutter
Not Recommended

Windstar falls down

By: alan


Reviewed on: 25 Oct 2018

The operation of Star Pride is not up to the quality of operation on other Windstar ships. While the staff is excellent, the program and amenities do not meet expectations of a prior Windstar sail boat passenger

Fall trip

By: Susie


Reviewed on: 29 Oct 2018

Loved the small ship. Food was fantastic. Somehow the captain was able to make the day that the winds were 60 MPH tolerable. Don't know if it was the point of sail or what but it was not as bad as it could have been. We were unable to stop at two ports of call but it was due to weather that affected the tenders. Good call by staff. Great people working on the ship from the waiters and chefs to housekeeping and crew. Steve did a great job on Port Call. Speaker Mr McGuire was really great and such a nice person. Girls at reception desk were so friendly and room service was very quick. Loved it!!!!!!! Susan
Travel Advisor:  Shelley Rapp

Love our Windstar family!

By: Moo22


Reviewed on: 30 Dec 2018

This was our third Windstar cruise in the past four years and we love the laid-back ambiance and the great size of the staterooms. However, the biggest selling point is the staff. Simply the best and we love seeing the same faces each time we head out of a cruise. Feels like family.
Travel Advisor:  Michelle Andersen

Caribbean cruise

By: Jlafo


Reviewed on: 25 Jan 2019

This was a wonderful cruise. We did two cruises back to back for a total of 14 days and would definitely do this again. The two itineraries were completely different so we saw lots of islands. Small ship is the best way to see some different islands. The people on board learn your name so it is a very personal experience
Travel Advisor:  Deanna Sutherland - Rigby
Not Recommended

Northern Odyssey

By: Majella


Reviewed on: 09 Mar 2019

We prefer small ship cruises and have sailed on the Pride before. Due to bad weather and a rough crossing over the Labrador Sea, we were unable to visit L'Anse Aux Meadows which could have been a highlight of the trip. The sail into Manhatten was marred by a ship malfunction thus throwing out our planning. However, the food was wonderful as were the staff. We would travel with the line again, but would like to be assured that the engineering planned was completed. That is the reason for our rating.

Wonderful experience

By: ThelmaLouise


Reviewed on: 23 May 2019

We chose this cruise for the itinerary, especially the stop at Ephesus. Excellent cruise experience, generous accommodations, great spa.
Travel Advisor:  Lynn Rudin
Not Recommended

Great people, old vessel

By: CherylsCrew


Reviewed on: 23 May 2019

Great service by crew, ship is old and needs updating. Two days of plumbing problems in our suite, rusty walls being repaired pool side during the trip, corroded window frame in our room, worn carpet and fixtures.

A great ship to spend time on

By: Scheck


Reviewed on: 01 Jun 2019

It was a perfect size, people wise. The cabins were great and spacious
Travel Advisor:  Angela Caes

Greek Island Cruise

By: Trippers


Reviewed on: 01 Jun 2019

Star Pride was a pleasure to cruise on as there were just over 200 guests on board. No lineups or crowds at dinner or in the lounges. Cabins were spacious and comfortable. Staff on board were simply amazing. They addressed all travelers by their first name and even knew what beverages were preferred by each traveler. They always had a smile on their face and were willing to accommodate each and every request. We highly recommend cruising with Windstar. Looking forward to our next Windstar cruise.
Travel Advisor:  Brenda Ostlund
Not Recommended

Windstar Spain

By: Dolphin


Reviewed on: 24 Jun 2019

Ship needs updating and refurbishing Wifi poor Felt ripped off by beverage package Needed better singers

same old..same old

By: ger


Reviewed on: 07 Jul 2019

okay but ship air system too variable resulting in a bad environment!
Not Recommended

Cruise Ship

By: Sherry


Reviewed on: 22 Sep 2019

Once the ship is remodeled which is happening next year we would recommend it. At the present time it is very “tired” looking. The cabin furniture and fixtures are dingy. The crew on the other hand is fantastic.

Great trip, good weather. Highly recommend the Boston- Montreal agenda

By: Happy campers


Reviewed on: 21 Oct 2019

While the Star Pride is an older ship, we found her in very good condition. Note, she is due for a major overhaul in 2020 including the addition of a new section mid ship which increases the capacity by 50 suites with no decrease in suite size. Pictures of a sister ship undergoing the overhaul are dramatic and on the internet. Our room was large, 277 sq feet and comfortable. The crew works seamlessly. Our interactions were a pleasure. The food selections were many and varied. They were able to adjust the plates to satisfy my wife's specific dietary needs. The entertainment was delightful. The shore trips allowed us to enjoy the culture and scenery and were well chosen. All in all, a great small ship experience. Personalized service throughout. Nothing like the monster ships sailing elsewhere. Unpack once and settle in and be pampered.
Travel Advisor:  Lisa Hollo

Costa Rica and Panama Canal

By: sloth


Reviewed on: 24 Dec 2019

Very good, lovely room, much delicious food and well organized excursions re disembarking and reboarding
Travel Advisor:  ANDREW DE ANGELIS

Met my expectations

By: Davis


Reviewed on: 15 Feb 2020

Yes. We knew the boat was going in for a makeover and therefore we were not surprised that the ship that was a little tired (dirty/old carpeting, etc). Our state room was nice and our stateroom bathroom was superb. The personnel were FABULOUS, just outstanding, perfect service.
Travel Advisor:  Jonathan Phillips

Our Caribbean cruise

By: Genie


Reviewed on: 15 Feb 2020

It was lovely to see that the service had remained top notch when we returned for our second cruise with Windstar. They keep it very simple: offer good value and lots of service and compassion for the passengers. WE were always called by name and the staff were knowledgable and eager to please. We loved the size of our suite and the easy proximity to everything onboard. The tours were fun and varied.
Travel Advisor:  Debbie Kellogg

A relaxing getaway

By: Frequent Guest


Reviewed on: 29 Feb 2020

With just 200 passengers, the Star Pride is intimate and able to visit ports the larger ships cannot. This is a big plus- unless it is the only ship in a large port as we were in Saint Maarten on a Sunday. Nothing was open because we were such a small ship! The staff is responsive and works hard to make the onboard experience special.
Travel Advisor:  Arri Melody