Windstar suspends operations
Windstar has temporarily suspended its operations as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The pause begins with cruises embarking on March 14 and includes those through to April 30.
“After much thought, we believe we are making the most responsible decision we can during this coronavirus pandemic,” said Christopher Prelog, chief operating officer of Windstar Cruises. “This worldwide pause in the operation of our fleet of small ships is an effort to curb the spread of the virus and keep our guests, crew and the communities we visit, safe and healthy. We look forward to resuming operations again on May 1 with a return to offering our 180 degrees from ordinary vacation experience.”
Cruises will begin operating again according to schedule on May 1, 2020.
Guests on cruises within the suspension will receive the choice of a future cruise credit valued at 125 per cent of all monies paid to Windstar Cruises or a refund equal to the amount paid on the Windstar booking. Clients will have 24 months to book and embark on any available Windstar cruise using their credit. Crucially, Windstar Cruises will protect commissions on the affected bookings.