Windstar Cruise Ships: Wind Surf
At nearly three times the size of her sister ships, the Wind Surf
carries just 308 pampered guests in 154 total staterooms: 31 ocean-view
suites and 123 deluxe ocean-view staterooms. What that means in real
terms is wide-open deck spaces; new services and lots of little extras
that make a Windstar cruise remarkable.
Self-improvement and life enhancement have become the new dogma, and the
WindSpa is the destination of choice. With a staff of 10 massage
therapists, technicians and instructors, the WindSpa’s treatments and
therapies range from traditional massage and aromatherapy to
comprehensive hydro and synergistic therapy, as well as yoga, fitness
and wellness programs.
Passenger Capacity: 308 passengers (based on double occupancy).
Suites: 31 deluxe, ocean-view suites, with queen beds (converts to 2
twins). All suites offer 2 bathrooms, a separate dining/sitting area and
a 3rd berth.
Staterooms: 123 deluxe, ocean-view staterooms, with queen beds (converts
to 2 twins), and a sitting area. Some offer a 3rd berth.
Cabin Amenities: Closed circuit color television, videocassette and CD
players, personal safe, refrigerator, mini-bar, international
direct-dial phones, private bathrooms with shower toiletries, hair
dryer, vanity and plush robes. Each stateroom is equipped with one
standard U.S. 110 and European 220 volt (converter recommended), 60
cycle AC electric outlets.
Public Areas: Wind Surf Lounge, Casino, Video/CD/Games/Books Library,
Compass Rose, Pool Bar, Water Sports Platform (aft), 2 Salt-Water Pools,
2 Hot Tubs, WindSpa, Fitness Center and Workout Studio, 24-hour open
Bridge, Business/Internet Center, The Bistro, The Restaurant, Reception,
Signature Shop and Photo Gallery.
Dining: 2 restaurants; The Restaurant and The Bistro can accommodate all
passengers at one sitting with no assigned seating. The Bistro seats 118
in an alternative casual setting. The renowned chef Joachim Splichal of
the Patina Group in Los Angeles creates all menus. Jeanne Jones develops
sail Light and vegetarian cuisine. The Veranda and Terrace serves
breakfast and lunch, while continental breakfast and afternoon tea are
served in the Compass Rose.
Services: Reception, Signature Shop, Sports Program, 24-hour Room
Service, WindSpa, Salon, Infirmary with full-time physician and nurse,
Laundry Service, Internet and E-mail. Videos, compact discs, games and
books available for checkout.
Meeting Space: The Business/Internet Center accommodates up to 60 guests
in theater-style seating. Available equipment includes audio-visual,
display boards, photocopying, overhead slide and video projection.
Water Sports: Complimentary water-skiing, windsurfing, kayaking, sail
boating, “banana” boating, snorkeling and snorkel gear. Scuba diving is
available for a fee, (see water sports sheet).
Shipyard: Sociéte Nouvelle de Ateliers et Chantiers du Havre, France
Ship’s Registry: Bahamas
Interior Design: Archiform Design, Paris, France.
Year Built: 1990 as the Club Med 1. Extensively renovated in 1998 and
Crew: 163 international staff. The Captain and nautical staff are
European. Hotel senior staff is American and European. Stewards and
service personnel are Filipino and Indonesian.
Outdoor Passenger Deck Area: 7 decks with a total of 22,090 square feet
Sails: 7 triangular, self-furling, computer operated sails with 26,881
square feet of Dacron surface area.
Masts: 5 at 164 feet or 50 meters
Beam: 66 feet or 20 meter
Length: 535 feet or 162 meters at water line, 617 feet or 187 meters,
Tonnage: 14,745 gross registered (grt) tons
Draft: 16.5 feet or 5 meters
Speed: 10 to 12 knots with engines only, up to 15 knots wind and engine
Stabilizers: 2 sets of ACH Engineering stabilizers, sails control system
and 266,814 gallon/1010 CBM sea water hydraulic ballast system to limit
heel when sailing.
Engines: 4 diesel electric generating sets, 2 electrical propulsion
Wind Surf Deck Plan and Fact Sheet:
The Wind Surf
Public Rooms and Capacities
The Veranda - 80
The Veranda Terrace - 76
The Restaurant - 256
The Bistro - 118
Lounge - 221 to 283
Compass Rose - 40
Casino - 43
Pool Bar and Deck Area - 308
Library - 18
Business/Internet Center - 60
Suites The 31 deluxe ocean-view suites are 376 square feet or 35 square
Staterooms The 123 deluxe ocean-view staterooms (double occupancy) are
188 square feet or 18 square meters.
Wind Surf Staterooms with 3rd Berths: 117-139; all suites.
There are no staterooms with an adjoining private door on the Wind Surf.
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