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Wind Spirit/Star Fact Sheet
« on: June 01, 2011, 02:20:43 PM »
Wind Spirit/Star Fact Sheet

Ships:            Wind Spirit/Wind Star

Passenger Capacity:   148 passengers (based on double occupancy)

Public Areas:   Skylight Main Lounge, The Restaurant, Piano/Pool Bar, DVD/CD and Book Library, Water Sports Platform (aft), Salt-Water Pool, Hot Tub, Fitness Center and Sauna, Casino, Veranda Cafe, Reception and a Bridge Visitation policy.

Staterooms:   74 total staterooms: 73 deluxe ocean-view staterooms and one deluxe ocean-view owner's cabin with queen bed (converts to two twins), and dining/sitting area.  Some staterooms offer a third berth and some side-by-side staterooms offer an adjoining private door.

Owner’s Suite:
      222 square feet or 21 square meters.

Stateroom Amenities:   Closed circuit LCD flatscreen television, DVD/CD player, 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 mirror, Euro-Top mattresses, luxury bedding, Egyptian cotton towels, plush robes, slippers, fresh fruit and flowers.  Each stateroom is equipped with one standard U.S. 110 and European 220 volt (converter recommended), 60 cycle AC electric outlets.

Crew:   94 international staff.  The Captain and nautical staff are European.  Hotel senior staff are American and European.  Stewards and service personnel are Filipino and Indonesian.

Services:   Reception, Signature Shop, Sports Platform, 24-Hour In-Room Dining, WindSpa (Full Service Hair Salon, Massages, Facials, Manicures, Pedicures), Infirmary with full-time Physician, Laundry Service, Wireless Internet, Computers. DVDs, CDs, iPod Nanos, Laptops, Games and Books are available for checkout.

Dining:   The Restaurant accommodates all guests for dinner. Windstar offers an open seating program allowing guests to dine when and with whom they like. The menu is served on elegant Rosenthal china with Riedel stemware.  Light and vegetarian cuisine are available on request. A new evening dining experience awaits guests on Wind Star and Wind Spirit. Romance is under sail as guests enjoy water views, exquisite sunsets and stars while dining alfresco on five-star cuisine in Candles. Candles is a poolside grill offering fine steaks and skewers and accommodates 30 guests. The Veranda Cafe serves breakfast and lunch, while continental breakfast and afternoon tea are served on the Pool Deck.

Meeting Space:   The Veranda Cafe and Library are available on a request basis for private meetings and cocktail receptions.

Water Sports:   Complimentary water-skiing, windsurfing, kayaking, sailing, ski-tubing and snorkel gear.  Scuba diving is available for a fee.

Shipyards:   Societe Nouvelle de Ateliers et Chantiers du Havre, and LaRochelle Pallice, France.

Ship registry:         Bahamas

         Marc Held

Interior Design:      Archiform Design, Paris, France.

Year built:         Wind Spirit (1988); Wind Star (1986)
Both ships renovated in 2003 and 2006.  Degrees of Difference upgrades completed in 2007 and 2010.

Vessel Statistics

Length:   360 feet or 110 meters at water line, 440 feet or 134 meters, including bowsprit.

Tonnage:         5,703 gross registered (grt) tons.

Draft:            14 feet or 4.1 meters.

Beam:         52.1 feet or 15.8 meters.

Passenger decks:   4 decks with a total of 10,200 square feet or 948 square meters.

Sails:   6 triangular, self-furling, computer operated sails with 21,500 square feet or 2,200 square meters of Dacron surface area.

Masts:         4 at 204 feet or 62 meters.

Engines:         3 diesel electric generating sets, 1 electrical propulsion motor.

   8.5 to 10 knots with engines only, up to 16 knots wind and engine assisted.

Stabilizers:   Two sets of ACH Engineering stabilizers, sails control system and 142,653 gallon/540 CBM sea water hydraulic ballast system to limit heel when sailing.

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