Windstar makes Caribbean changes, including canceling some cruises

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The Star Breeze in Panama.
The Star Breeze in Panama.

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."

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