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Wind Surf
Windstar Cruises

Built in 1990

Extensive renovations in 2006
312 Passengers (double occupancy)
156 Staterooms
191 Crewmembers
Length: 617 feet, including bowsprit
Tonnage: 14,745 gross registered tons
Beam: 66 feet
Passenger decks: 6
Sails: 7 triangular, self-furling, computer operated sails
Sails measure 26,881 square feet of Dacron surface area
Masts: 5 at 225 feet
Speed: 10 to 12 knots with engines only, up to 15 knots wind and engine assisted

FUN FACTS

The combination of Wind Surf’s sails and engines saves seven tons of bunker fuel a day; on average, twenty tons of fuel are used per day.

Sails on the Wind Surf are set and trimmed by computers and can be raised or lowered in under two minutes.

Wind Surf is equipped with 2 sets of; an on board computer system monitors wind velocity and direction and controls the sea water hydraulic ballast system that limits heeling of the ship to less than six degrees when sailing.

The captain of Wind Surf maintains an open-bridge policy and welcomes passengers to the navigation bridge anytime to watch the computer trim the sails.

All staterooms and suites on Wind Surf are outside and have an ocean view.

Stateroom amenities on Wind Surf include flat screen television, DVD/CD players, personal safe, refrigerator, mini-bar, international direct-dial phones, wireless Internet, Bose SoundDock speakers, cell phone service, private bathrooms with shower, toiletries by L’Occitane, hair dryer, vanity, magnifying mirrors, Euro-Top mattresses, luxury bedding, Egyptian cotton towels, plush robes and slippers.
 
Each stateroom is equipped with one standard US 110 and European 220 volt (converter recommended) AC electric outlets.


The library on Wind Surf has books, compact discs, and videos to borrow.

Evening meals are open seating in Wind Surf’s main restaurant, meaning passengers arrive when they wish and sit where and with whom they please.

Wind Surf's alternative restaurant, Degrees, serves a steak house menu four nights a week. Other nights feature rotating menus from Northern Italy, France, and Indonesia. The menu is served on Rosenthal china with Riedel stemware in a casually elegant setting.

Wind Surf’s light and vegetarian menu selections feature several healthy choice options for guests sensitive to their intake of calories and fat grams.

Wind Surf’s spacious “WindSpa” encompasses a fitness equipment room, aerobics room, Aqua fit pool, ocean-view exercise space, and wet and dry treatment suites.

Situated atop Wind Surf on Star Deck, the gym has wrap-around windows for panoramic views while exercising on bikes, elliptical machines, stairclimbers, treadmills and free weights.

Wind Surf boasts a Water Sports Platform at her stern that opens when she is docked or anchored. Guest can swim, snorkel, water ski, kayak, or windsurf from the platform, all with complimentary on board equipment.

Evening entertainment on Wind Surf usually includes a trio for dancing, the small casino, and stargazing.

“Casual elegance” is the suggested dress code on Wind Surf; no suit, tie, or formal eveningwear is required.

Wind Surf has two hot tubs and two saltwater swimming pools.

Wind Surf has elevators but cabins are not wheelchair accessible; however, to the extent feasible, the needs of physically challenged guests are accommodated.


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