Windstar Cruises returns to Alaska after 20-year break

Star Legend kick starts Windstar Cruises' expedition sailings in Alaska

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Windstar Cruises’ 212-passenger all-suite Star Legend is now sailing in Alaska through August, launching the small-ship line’s first endeavour into expedition cruising, kicking off in Kenai Fjords National Park in mid-May. This cruise marks a return to Alaska after a 20-year hiatus from the region.

“We are thrilled to finally be back in Alaska having just launched our Signature Expeditions that embrace the
natural beauty of the region, and allow for the most authentic, destination-focused experiences for our guests,”
commented Windstar President, John Delaney.

Windstar offers a new, active and elegant choice for travellers, with its boutique brand of small-ship cruising
and experiential travel, including newly-announced Signature Expeditions, which take guests on Zodiac and
kayaking adventures along Alaska’s rugged natural coastline and get guests closer, show them more and
send them home with once-in-a-lifetime photos and memories.

The highly skilled and knowledgeable Windstar Signature Expeditions Team leads tours aboard rigid inflatable watercraft and expedition kayaks, as well as guiding guests on scenic hikes.

The Official Cruise Line of the James Beard Foundation, guests will delight in the abundance of local seafood specialities on board and on small group tours ashore.

In Alaska, cruisers can choose from more than 25 different Windstar cruise departure dates in 2018 and 2019
for small ship cruises and Cruise Tours that include Denali National Park.

Star Legend arrived at Seward (Anchorage) for its maiden cruise in Alaska on 17 May and is currently on a 14-day itinerary that visits Kenai Fjords National Park, Sitka, Juneau, Icy Strait Point (Hoohnah), Haines, Tracy Arm
and Endicott Arm, Wrangell, Misty Fjords, Metlakatla, Ketchikan and – in British Columbia – Prince Rupert,
scenic cruising of the Grenville Channel and Inside Passage. It will conclude on 31 May in Vancouver, BC, marking its first arrival to that homeport for the season.

Star Legend will sail on numerous cruises round trip from Vancouver and between Seward, AK and Vancouver, BC throughout the 2018 Alaska season. The ship will also make a special one-day visit to Seattle on 27 June for a special event on Lake Union, including a Zodiac-naming ceremony.

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