Windstar Cruises has canceled a series of Caribbean cruises
it had scheduled for the Star Breeze in February and March. Instead, the ship
will stay in Panama and Costa Rica.
"Our vacation planning team is in the process of
contacting all guests and travel agents with bookings on Star Breeze's canceled
Caribbean cruises and to assist with alternate cruise travel options and more
information," Windstar said in an advisory on its website.
In addition, the Star Breeze's Caribbean cruises through
Dec. 2 are now scheduled to sail roundtrip from Bridgetown, Barbados. Some of
those cruises had been scheduled to turn in St. Maarten, an island that was
devastated by Hurricane Irma.
Likewise, all Caribbean cruises on the Wind Surf for
winter/spring of 2017-18 are now scheduled to sail roundtrip from Bridgetown. Departure
times have been adjusted to provide more time for passenger arrival, Windstar said.
The Star Pride is scheduled to begin sailing roundtrip from
San Juan on Nov. 25. Windstar said it is working with its San Juan agents and
hotels, and has conducted an evaluation of ports on the Star Pride itineraries.
It said some of the ports have been replaced and itinerary changes are being
finalized this week.
"The Caribbean remains a vibrant and attractive tourist
destination, and much of this beautiful region was largely undamaged by the
storms," Windstar said. "We look forward to supporting the island
nations and communities of the Caribbean with a robust tourism season."