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Windstar's Star Breeze Coming to Australia & New Zealand

Windstar's Star Breeze Coming to Australia & New Zealand

Here’s some exciting news!  Windstar Cruises have added additional sailings in Tahiti after cancelling scheduled departures in Asia due to the uncertainty surrounding port access.  As well, there are new itineraries in Australia and New Zealand – a first for Windstar!

Instead of heading to Southeast Asia, Windstar’s Star Breeze will extend her season in Alaska before heading down the US coast to San Diego in September 2022.  On 19 September 2022, Star Breeze will depart San Diego for an Ocean Crossing to Tahiti where she will offer five additional itineraries in French Polynesia.

In November, she will head to Australia for a fantastic 19 day stay/fly/cruise that begins in Port Douglas with a 3 day stay at Thala Beach Resort with visits to the Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation and Great Barrier Reef.  Then, it’s a flight to Melbourne to join the Star Breeze for a 12 night cruise to New Zealand via Tasmania.  In New Zealand, you’ll call on Fiordland National Park, then head up the eastern coastline via Dunedin, Christchurch, Picton, Wellington and Tauranga before arriving in Auckland!  What a trip! 

Once in New Zealand, Star Breeze will offer two itineraries – either from Auckland to Christchurch or in reverse - before cruising back to Tasmania and Melbourne then up the coast to Sydney, Maloolaba, Fraser Island, Middle Percy Island, Airlie Beach and Cairns.  You can choose to do the whole trip or selected sectors.

Those who have cruised with Windstar before know the understated elegance and luxury that is Windstar.  Sleek and serene with spacious public areas, Star Breeze carries just 312 guests – big enough to pamper and entertain you, yet small enough to duck into those tiny coves larger ships can’t reach! 

What a fantastic way to cruise Australia and New Zealand!  Ask us for more details on any of these options!