Friday, 8 March 2013

CEO Hans Birkholz: New ships to usher in new era at Windstar Cruises


USA Today’s Gene Sloan chatted with Windstar’s CEO about our recent expansion and plans for Global Windstar. Below is the article from that interview which ran online on February 19, 2013.

The addition of three ships at Windstar Cruises over the next two years will result in a wide range of new itineraries at the line, its top executive tells USA TODAY.

Windstar CEO Hans Birkholz says the announcement today that the line is doubling its fleet by acquiring three Seabourn Cruise Line vessels means Windstar's formula of intimate, casually elegant cruising will be available in many more places around the globe.

“All of the things that the guests really love (about Windstar), we are going to be able to do in areas (where) we have never done it before,” Birkholz says.

Birkholz says the three Seabourn ships will be renovated, re-named and re-branded before heading back out to sea under the Windstar banner. The experience on board the ships after they reemerge will be similar to what is found on Windstar's existing ships, he says.

“They'll all provide that same private yacht-style experience that Windstar is known for,” says Birkholz.

To read the whole article, visit USA Today’s Cruise Log.

For more information on Global Windstar, head over to our blog.