Small-ship cruise line Windstar Cruises is celebrating 35 years in French Polynesia this year, and, in October, will double its presence in the region when Star Breeze joins Wind Spirit to sail year-round.
With two ships in French Polynesia waters for the line’s 35th anniversary in the region, Windstar will be celebrating with a month of special events, integration with local dignitaries and artists, and a heightened infusion of local culture both onboard and ashore.
“The entire month is a celebration of Tahiti,” said Windstar president, Christopher Prelog. “We are now planning special events with local artists and dignitaries, as well as an ongoing celebration of local culture. Our designated President’s Cruise on the October 9 sailing will also bring aboard some high-ranking leaders of Tahiti along with executives from Windstar.”
The seven-day Dream of Tahiti President’s Cruise will take place on Star Breeze, departing October 9, and will include events with Tahitian government officials and tourism partners, local entertainment, Windstar’s signature motu celebration in Bora Bora, and other special programming.
“For 35 years, Windstar has participated in the development of cruising and the economy in our islands…” said French Polynesia President Edouard Fritch. “Like our seafaring ancestors who connected the islands of this vast ocean, Windstar connected our peoples and our culture. We are delighted to be able to celebrate our long relationship together.”
As part of the celebration, Windstar is offering an all-in package that includes air and hotel. Fares start at $5,009 per person and include the cruise hotel package and roundtrip airfare from LAX. If booked before August 31, it also includes unlimited Wi-Fi, beer, wine, cocktails and gratuities.