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||Societe Nouvelle de Ateliers et Chantiers du Havre, France|
|Interior Design||Archiform Design, Paris, France.|
|Year Built||1990 as the Club Med 1. Extensively renovated in 1998 and 2000.|
|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|
|Lenght||535 feet or 162 meters at water line, 617 feet or 187 meters, including bowsprit.|
|Draft||16.5 feet or 5 meters|
|Speed||10 to 12 knots with engines only, up to 15 knots wind and engine assisted.|
|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 motors|
|Full Deck Plan||Link|