Upgrades planned for public areas, staterooms and technical operations

Windstar Cruises’ second of three ships to undergo the latest phase of Degrees of Difference upgrades, the 148-guest motor sailing yacht Wind Spirit, begins a five-week work period on March 17, 2007. Guest upgrades include remodeled bathrooms in all staterooms, an expanded beauty salon and a refurbished lounge.

All stateroom bathrooms will be remodeled for a more contemporary look with new fixtures, open glass shelves, new cabinets, granite countertops, porcelain sinks, and a magnifying mirror. Refinished teak floors retain the popular nautical style. In staterooms, full length mirrors and slippers will be added, and cell phone service will be available at sea.

In the Lounge, the bar will be relocated to a central and visible location near the back of the room. The Lounge will be refreshed with reupholstered furniture, new carpet, ceiling, lighting, and wall coverings.

The Salon will move from deck one to deck three by the Lounge providing a more serene spa experience with space for relaxation. Expanding into the area vacated by the bar, salon space doubles with a new waiting area, two separate massage rooms, an area for facials and hair/nail treatments, and pedicure chair. The number of massage appointments available for guests will double and new spa treatments will be added including La Therapie Hydralift Facial, Elemis Aroma Spa Seaweed Massage, and Ionithermie Cellulite Reduction Program. The expanded spa menu turns the former salon into a complete spa facility.

Other additions in guest areas include new tables and chairs in the Veranda, a new couch and ceiling in the Lobby and upgrades to public bathrooms. In the Pool Bar, a new bottle display area will freshen the look of the bar along with new lighting, and wall and ceiling coverings. Upgrades are also planned for technical operations of the ship.