Tahiti targeted for Windstar return

The Pacific island nation of Tahiti is being targeted for the return of sailings by Windstar Cruises.

The US small ship line typically sails year-round in the region with 148-passenger motor-assisted sailing ship Wind Spirit.

The vessel will travel in 2021 from Tahiti to Asia stopping at some of the smallest island nations along the route.

The 312-passenger Star Breeze (pictured) will take over cruises in Tahiti from November next year until March of 2022, giving passengers the to sail on a larger, all-suite, newly renovated ship.

A flexible booking policy allows 2021 cruises to be cancelled cruises up to 48 hours prior to departure.

The line has introduced multi-layered ‘beyond ordinary’ care strategy among a list of planned operational changes when sailings return.

This includes hospital-grade elements such as HEPA filters and UV-C ultraviolet germicidal irradiation to filter and disinfect the air, plus electrostatic sprayers to sanitise all surfaces.

Windstar also remains in close contact with Tahiti tourism officials “to ensure guests are aware of and compliant with travel restrictions”.

Windstar president Chris Prelog said: “We expect Tahiti to be one of our first sailing destinations for our return to cruising in 2021.

“I can’t think of a better place to go after this year of reduced travel, and in fact, I plan to go with my family.

“We hope this promotion spurs you to make plans to reunite with friends and family on vacation.”

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