Windstar cancels Asia cruises
Due to continued uncertainty over ports reopening, small-ship cruise line Windstar Cruises has cancelled its scheduled cruises in Asia for autumn 2022.
It affects seven scheduled itineraries on the all-suite Star Breeze, including a crossing of the Pacific from Alaska to Japan.
It also impacts two Grand Japan sailings, Island Hopping through Japan, Philippines and Indonesia, Hidden Indonesia & the Great Barrier Reef, and Edge of the Outback sailings.
“As Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Philippines and South Korea are all currently still closed to cruising, Windstar is cancelling cruises in Asia,” said Windstar Cruises President Christopher Prelog.
Instead, Star Breeze will offer a transpacific voyage from San Diego to Tahiti and five sailings in French Polynesia.
During October 2022, Windstar will celebrate its 35th anniversary of operating cruises in Tahiti – one of the first lines to offer overnight cruises in the region.
All sailings aboard Wind Spirit and Star Breeze in Tahiti will join in the celebration with special events planned.
On 11t November, Star Breeze departs for Sydney, arriving on 22 November for a scheduled charter cruise.
It will make the 4 December Tasman Sea Treasures: New Zealand Fjords & South Australia Windstar’s first commercial cruise offered in the region.
This year marks Windstar’s first time offering comprehensive itineraries to New Zealand and Australia.