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Windstar’s First-Ever Mystery Cruise to Depart in 2025

by Kimberly Inlander

Apr 18, 2024

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Windstar Cruises’ first-ever President’s Mystery Cruise will depart April 19, 2025. The eight-day voyage for Windstar Yacht Club members and friends will depart from and return to Athens, while the rest of the port calls remain a mystery to guests onboard the 312-passenger Star Legend. The destinations will be a secret until 24 hours ahead of arrival; once revealed, guests can select from a variety of shore excursions at each destination.

 

Travelers should expect new, thrilling and exciting experiences during this sailing. According to Christopher Prelog, president, Windstar Cruises, “It’s going to be a lot of places — the majority of them, if not all of them — we haven’t been before. … The team is keeping the itinerary secret even from me. They know I get excited about things and can’t help sharing; I’m looking forward to the anticipation of finding out where we’re going along with the guests on board.”

 

Star Legend

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Guests on this sailing can meet Prelog and more of the cruise line’s leadership, as this sailing will double as the company’s annual President’s Cruise.

 

The new itinerary was inspired by Windstar’s recent Tahiti & the Tuamotu Islands sailing that was disrupted by Tropical Cyclone Nat two days into the 11-day itinerary. The onboard team had to craft a completely new itinerary to avoid the bad weather, and was met with positive response from guests.

 

“It’s sort of awakening the sense of adventure again, which is what travel should always do,” said Prelog. “It’s something different, something really interesting. It’s a cruise for guests who like adventure, and who don’t want to plan everything out.”

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