The new suite is tucked behind the bridge in officers’ quarters (Image: Gil Stose Photography)
Windstar Cruises’ flagship Wind Surf has been upgraded with a new Officer’s Suite, which is located directly behind the bridge in the ‘crew only’ area and is thought to be the only suite of its kind at sea.
Designed with a nautical theme, the 242-square-foot Officer’s Suite comprises a bedroom, a living room and a full bathroom with a jacuzzi tub. The nautical theme is reflected through elements such as a museum-quality model of a J-class sailing ship, a sextant, binoculars and a print of Wind Surf.
All of Windstar’s six ships have an open bridge to enable guests to meet the officers, but this is the first time the line has created guest accommodation in the officers’ quarters.
“We renovated this very unique suite with more of a nautical theme to reflect its exclusive location tucked away just behind the bridge,” said John Delaney, Windstar’s president. “Guests in this suite share exclusive company with the captain, chief officer, hotel manager and chief engineer. It’s absolutely 180 degrees from ordinary with nothing else like it in the industry.”
The Officer’s Suite was added during an extensive bow-to-stern renovation, which saw everything from the hull to the guest rooms and public spaces being renovated and updated. In addition, Windstar added 16 new guest rooms to increase capacity from 310 to 342 passengers and expanded the crew accommodation area.
Other highlights on the revitalised vessel include an expanded lounge and bar with refreshed furnishings and a stage, as well as a new spa and wellness centre that will be managed by Windstar’s partner One Spa World.
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