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As the Star Plus Initiative finally nears completion, it is time to get ready to compare the old cabin numbers and details to the new ones – and to begin compiling passenger reviews of the new cabins.

 

First up:  a spreadsheet showing all cabins before and after the Star Plus renovations.  The old information is on the left, with the corresponding information following on the right.  This should help long-time Windstar cruisers see how their notes and memories from prior cruises map onto the new numbering system.

 

All info was taken from Windstar's official deck plans:  Voyage Collection 2019-2020 brochure for old, website as of Aug. 15, 2020 for new.

 

It prints on Legal size paper. 

 

Windstar Power Vessels Cabins (old vs new).pdf

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Next up:  a smaller spreadsheet showing all cabins after the Star Plus renovations. 
 
All info was taken from the Windstar website as of Aug. 15, 2020.
 
It prints on Letter size paper. 
Windstar Power Vessels Cabins (Star Plus).pdf


On thing I’m curious about is the number of adjoining rooms post rehab. We were booked on the Breeze for this summer (cancelled obviously) and were supposed to be in 520. Our TA confirmed it was an adjoining room but also agreed it made no sense since it was an original room and wasn’t adjoining pre-refit.

I’m very curious to know what the reality is once we can finally see the interiors.



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  • 4 months later...

@Host Jazzbeau

A new year years question for you?

 

I'm in 522, and I thought "adjoining" meant exactly what Marinaro described way back in August 2020.

2 inner cabin doors with an outer door that closes to the hallway. Yet Deck 5 plan shows my cabin, a balcony suite, with opposing arrows that indicate "adjoining", and maps with an inner/outer door arrangement. But down the hall are Star balconies without opposing arrows but same inner/outer door map. Which is adjoining? Are the balconies double jointed? It's very confusing.

 

If you or anyone knows or can give a guess......?

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Sorry, Petunia – never having been on a Windstar ship I only know from the deckplans.  I don't remember anything about them changing the layout of the existing cabins, so if there were previously three doors to make adjoining cabins I imagine there still are.  I assume that the new section of the ship has the same cabin entrance cabin arrangement but they didn't bother installing that third outer door.  You'll find out when you explore the ship [sadly I won't, since my cruise was cancelled].

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@Host Jazzbeau

Thanks very much. I'll try WS today and see if there's an answer. Not big on adjoining rooms they're through an interior wall. I fear I'm booked in that.

So sorry about your cruise especially if you've not cruised WS, and hope you book again. My April cruise was canceled too, but fortunate to have chosen a "backup" cruise at a sale price.

Any interest in Tahiti? 😀

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2 hours ago, Petoonya said:

Any interest in Tahiti? 😀

Not really.  We're not beach people, DW doesn't swim, and we both worry about skin cancer.  Our focus is on nature cruises where there are mountains, and cities with museums and restaurants!

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For anyone interested.....those cabins marked with the opposing arrows on the deck plan have the 3 door arrangement per WS. The cabins without the arrows have direct access to the hallway. Agent told me deck plan is incorrect. We'll find out for sure next November.

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I would love it if this were true...  direct access to the hallway, IF this meant 'straight out to the hallway', instead of at that 'V' angle off the tiny hall foyer.  Seems like those adjoining 'V' doors are a bit close for comfort with strangers.

 

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Think it's a case of who knows? Not sure I trust someone in reservations word entirely.

But the 3 way door is really very well done and I haven't felt it was too close for comfort at all. I kind of marvel at the ingenuity.

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22 hours ago, Petoonya said:

Think it's a case of who knows? Not sure I trust someone in reservations word entirely.

But the 3 way door is really very well done and I haven't felt it was too close for comfort at all. I kind of marvel at the ingenuity.

Agree.  A Seabourn idea, apparently.  Much better than a direct inside door between staterooms.

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Yes, if you don't want an adjoining room, as we usually would not, then this takes away from that door right there on the wall between cabins!  

 

I see where it looks like the new refurb staterooms do have the same layout with the small foyer hall and the two angled doors.  That takes up less width! a bit more room in the bath and closet.  I am sure it works out okay, but never having seen it, that hallway foyer does seem tight.  I think on most ships that is the width of two doorways without the V angle.

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I'd rather see my neighbors in the hallway than have to hear them, or them suffer and hear me, with a door between cabins. Besides how often do you see your next door neighbor leave their cabin at the same time you do on a cruise?

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  • 4 weeks later...
On 1/3/2021 at 3:55 PM, marinaro44 said:

Agree.  A Seabourn idea, apparently.  Much better than a direct inside door between staterooms.

Seabourn did not invent this idea. All 

three sailing ships have it. I think the first was built around 1985 and the sisters were several

years later.

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