Wendy Perrin
Wendy Perrin

Windstar Cruises named travel writer and entrepreneur Wendy Perrin godmother of the Star Breeze, a yacht currently sailing for Seabourn Cruises as the Seabourn Spirit.

Windstar will take delivery of the 212-passenger ship on April 15 and relaunch it as the Star Breeze on May 6, following a renovation of public spaces, dining venues and suites.

Perrin is the founder of WendyPerrin.com, a website that includes her “Wow List” of recommended travel agents. Perrin also writes for TripAdvisor as its travel advocate. She was the longtime consumers news editor at Conde Nast Traveler. 

“We are thrilled to name Wendy Perrin godmother of the Star Breeze,” Windstar CEO Hans Birkholz said in a statement. “She is one of the most respected and influential women in the travel industry, and has made it her life’s work to provide accurate and inspiring travel experiences to her readers.”

Perrin will christen the Star Breeze in a pier-side ceremony in Nice, France. The ship’s inaugural Windstar cruise will leave Nice on May 6, stopping in Monte Carlo, Portofino and Portoferraio before arriving in Civitavecchia (Rome) on May 10.

“I can’t wait to experience the yacht, as well as those charming harbors that only small ships can sail into,” Perrin said in a statement.

The ship is the second of three Seabourn ships to join Windstar’s fleet. The Star Legend (the current Seabourn Legend) will also start sailing for Windstar this May. The Star Pride (formerly the Seabourn Pride) entered service for Windstar last May.

Xanterra, Windstar’s parent company, bought all three Seabourn yachts in 2013 and established a schedule for the vessels’ transfer.

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