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  • Smaller ship can steer into ports that large ships can't visit
  • Private yacht-style ambiance with personal, attentive, authentic service
  • All-suite, standard staterooms are a spacious 277 feet

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Star Pride Cabins

All 106 staterooms are suites with ocean views and have been redone with a warm, contemporary tone of blues, beiges and gold. Sixty-four standard suites have picture windows. Thirty-six standard suites have French-style balconies, which means that you can open a glass door and step outside approximately one foot, which may be nice for early morning fresh air as the ship pulls into a port, but not for sitting.

The standard suites, at 277 square feet, feature a sleeping area and a sitting area. Their spaciousness will especially delight alumni of Windstar's sailing vessels where cabins are much smaller and don't have balconies of any sort. The queen-size bed (which can be split into two twin beds in most staterooms) is fitted with a new wall-mounted leather headboard, top padding, Egyptian cotton linens, a deluxe duvet and accent pillows. There is a bendable reading light on each side of the bed. New drapery window treatments completely block outdoor light for dark-room slumber. Underfoot is soft, plush carpeting.

Standard suites also contain two curved-arm upholstered chairs; in all, the sitting area easily accommodates four people. Fresh fruit and flowers are replenished regularly on the coffee table, which can be raised and used for in-room dining.

The light-tone wood vanity with granite top, located near the foot of the bed, offers ample counterspace and deep storage drawers in rounded-corner cabinetry. Above is a mounted mirror; a free-standing, round makeup mirror with a magnification side is also available. The new artwork in the suites, as well as throughout the ship, reflects the company's nautical heritage; our favorites are paintings of colorful fishing boats.

In a nook area is a flat-screen TV with DVD player. Several channels are accessible, such as CNN, BBC, and MSNBC, as well as one for shore excursions. A stocked minibar (at extra cost), a cabinet with glassware (wine goblets, tall and short bar glasses), and an iPod dock with Bose SoundDock speakers encourage entertaining in-suite. Two direct-dial telephones are available. Outlets are 110/220V.

The walk-in closet has two perpendicular hanging rods, one a tad taller to accommodate long dresses. Easy-access wooden hangers (not those annoying attached ones), come in two sizes: standard and oversized for coats.

In the back of the closet, a narrow bureau has four drawers, atop which there is a safe (you program a personal code), though it is not large enough to fit a laptop. The closet also is fitted with a handful of corner shelves -- storage aplenty to satisfy even a clotheshorse. A shoe brush hangs on the wall. There are slippers and two full-length waffle-weave bathrobes.

The bathroom floor and walls are covered with lovely white marble. Double sinks with generous bowls are positioned on a wide sinktop; there is room for two people to move around closely yet comfortably. Glass shelves flank the large mirror. A container holds cotton balls and cotton-tip swabs, and toiletries are L'Occitane products: bar soap, shampoo, conditioner, shower cream, shower cap, and body lotion. A full-size curtained bathtub has a hand-held showerhead that can be adjusted for height. . I was pleased that the water flow was strong and quickly got hot. Thick white towels are a luxury. A hair dryer is located in the desk drawer.

Four Owner's Suites range from 530 to 575 square feet, with a private forward-facing veranda with two lounge chairs, a separate living room and small dining room, which is especially nice for room-service dinners. Renamed Destination Suites, they harbor themed artwork and books that reflect Windstar's special destinations, such as Bora Bora. The two 400-square-foot Classic Suites also offer a forward-facing private veranda.



Star Pride Cabin Reviews
   Cabin 227
October 2014

The suite was of a good size. It was quiet at night. It is situated on deck 5 and is conveniently located to lounges and access to the tenders. The suite had two halves: the bedroom/ bathroom/ and walk-in wardrobe and then the lounge area with a table and fridge. The...continue


   Cabin 125
October 2014

One of the reasons for choosing to cruise on the Star Pride [besides itinerary for this cruise] was her accommodations which I rank as outstanding. Skip the big suites because the base 277 square foot cabins are perfect - unless you absolutely have to have a French...continue


   Cabin 223
October 2014

We had a balcony suite The bathroom and walk-in closet were spacious. But to claim this suite had a balcony is a joke. The outlandish premium we paid was for a sliding glass door with no more than six inches of balcony depth, just enough to let air in and allow us to...continue


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Star Pride Ratings
Member Rating
Dining
4.0
4.8
Public Rooms
4.0
4.0
Cabins
5.0
4.3
Entertainment
4.0
3.1
Spa & Fitness
4.0
3.7
Family & Children
1.0
0.0
Shore Excursions
4.0
3.9
Enrichment
3.0
NA
Service
5.5
4.8
Value-for-Money
5.0
3.5
Rates
4.0
0.0

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Ship Stats
Crew: 137
Launched: 2014
Decks: 6
Tonnage: 9,975
Passengers: 212
Registry: Bahamas
CDC Score: Not yet inspected
 
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