Travel veteran Gloria Bohan named as godmother for Star Legend

Travel veteran Gloria Bohan named as godmother for Star Legend
Gloria Bohan will officially name Star Legend in Rome on 25 May

Gloria Bohan, founder and CEO of Omega World Travel, has been named as the godmother of Windstar Cruises’ new ship Star Legend.

Bohan, who has more than 40 years of experience in the travel industry, will officially name Star Legend on 25 May during a christening ceremony in Rome, Italy.

“I am so pleased to solidify my relationship with Windstar through my appointment as godmother,” said Bohan, “It’s an honour to represent such beautiful ships, sailing such magnificent itineraries, and offering guests a true country club lifestyle experience. Windstar has really created a special cruising experience.”

Hans Birkholz, CEO of Windstar Cruises, said: “Gloria is active with several philanthropic organisations and passionate about mentoring other entrepreneurs. Her entrepreneurial spirit aligns with Windstar’s own philosophy, and we are delighted to partner with her.”

Star Legend’s sister ship – Star Breeze – will be christened by Wendy Perrin, founder of travel solutions and planning website WendyPerrin.com, in the Italian port of Genoa on 6 May. In addition to hosting the christening ceremony, Perrin will participate in an onboard press conference and attend the Lifestyles of the Glitterati Private Event in Monaco.

“I am so pleased to sail on the inaugural voyage of Star Breeze as godmother,” said Perrin. “I can’t wait to experience the yacht, as well as those charming harbours that only small ships can sail into and I look forward to exploring even more of the world’s hidden-gem places aboard Star Breeze in future.”

Star Legend and Star Breeze were acquired from Seabourn Cruises, along with sister ship Star Pride, which was christened on 5 May 2014 in Barcelona, Spain. Together, the three ships will double the size of Windstar’s fleet, bringing the line’s total capacity to 1,242 berths and six ships.

Both Star Legend and Star Breeze carry 212 passengers and have each undergone a US$8.5 million stern-to-stern renovation to add new public spaces, suites and dining venues.

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Rebecca Gibson
By Rebecca Gibson
24 April 2015

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