The Star Breeze is the small but beautiful ship of the Windstar Cruises fleet. Sister ships of the MS Star Breeze are the equally popular MS Star Legend and MS Star Pride. In 2020 a conversion of the ship took place:
The program, worth 250 million dollars and involving the cruise ships “Star Breeze”, “Star Legend” and “Star Pride”, envisaged three main complex activity areas: installation of a new 25.6 meters mid-body section; the total renewal of the propulsion engines and diesel generators for a more environmentally responsible navigation; and extensive modernization of public areas like a larger selection of restaurants, passenger cabins and open decks. Before the start of extension works, “Star Breeze” had a length of 134 meters, with a tonnage of approximately 10,000 tons and a capacity of 212 passengers. Now, after its completion, the ship has a length of approximately 160 meters, a tonnage of around 13,000 tons, and a capacity to accommodate 312 passengers on board.
While the conversion took place in Italy, the ships were built in Bremerhaven on the Weser. Due to the still small size of the ships, the elegant trio around the Star Breeze is mainly sailing off the main ports.