Windstar Cruises small-ship cruise line resumes operations in Europe
Small-ship cruise line Windstar Cruises officially resumed operations in Europe this month. The first post-pandemic trip departed on June 19 from Athens and is expected to mark the start of a more regular cruise schedule throughout Greece and the rest of Europe.
The four-masted sailboat with a maximum of 148 guests Wind star embarked on a seven-day round-trip trip to the Greek Islands and the cruise package included the option to visit Nafplio, Monemvasia and Patmos, as well as the legendary islands of Santorini and Mykonos. Guests on board also have the option of exploring the ports on their own or they can opt for Windstar shore excursions. According to a recent statement, Windstar expects this yacht and her itinerary to sail on a near-weekly basis through October.
That said, Windstar expects to resume operations on a gradual basis, with its fleet of six yachts making their respective debuts on various dates through November while requiring a whole new health and safety protocol both on and off. of the ship – including regular COVID-19 testing procedures, forced social distancing, mask wear and new high-tech air filtration on top of that.
In addition, the cruise line headquartered in the United States does not take any risk in terms of vaccination. “All the Windstar crew on board Wind star have been vaccinated, and Windstar ensures that the crew are vaccinated on all Windstar yachts when they begin to sail on paid cruises with guests, âthe company said in a statement. “Windstar was among the first cruise lines to require vaccinations for guests, with the goal of vaccinating the entire crew.”
Want to learn more about this intimate European cruise experience? More information – including how to book – can be found on the official Windstar Cruises website.