LITTLE BAY – Montserrat can look forward to more cruise visits in 2016, according to release from Windstar Cruises.
The island has been added to the 2016 itinerary of the company, which was recently named Condé Nast Traveler’s #1 small ship cruise line in the world.
The itinerary features a stop at Little Bay, Montserrat, where Windstar will be the first cruise line to make regular calls since the 1995 eruption of the Soufriere Hills volcano that buried the island’s capital city.
“Windstar Cruises strives to offer voyages that truly bring the guests closer to smaller ports and intimate experiences,” said Hans Birkholz, Windstar’s president and chief executive officer. “Our 2016 Voyage Collection does just that. Guests can experience the unique wonders of Montserrat to the wild beauty of Iceland, and everything in between.”
Ivan Browne, CEO of the Montserrat Development Corporation confirmed on Saturday that “The Windstar vessel Star Legend will make 15 calls at Little Bay between Dec 08 2015 and March 08 2016. All calls will be from 8am to 5pm except for the calls on March 1st and March 8th which will be from 8am until 10pm!”
Windstar Cruises operates a fleet of small luxury cruise ships known for its intimate yacht style experience and unique voyages to the world’s best small ports and hidden harbors. Its three recently renovated sailing yachts carry just 148 to 310 guests and cruise to 52 nations, calling at 155 ports throughout Europe, the South Pacific, the Caribbean, Asia, South America, and Central America. In May 2014, Windstar launched Star Pride, the first of three newly acquired power yachts. In May 2015 the company launches Star Breeze and Star Legend. The power yachts, with a capacity of 212 guests each, will double the size of Windstar’s fleet, making the company the market leader in small ship cruising with 300 or fewer passengers, with a total of 1,242 berths.