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22 November 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 07:58 GMT+1



October 17, 2019

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Success of the complex work of lengthening of the cruise ship Breeze Star

The work has been carried out in the ship yard of Palermo of the Fincantieri

Today in the ship yard of Palermo of the Fincantieri the success of the lengthening of Breeze Star has been celebrated, before the three cruise ships that re-enter in the modernization plan Plus Star of the shipowner Windstar Cruises of the value of 250 million dollars. The ship is cut in two in order to allow the insertion of a new section of 25,6 meters in the central part of the unit.

The complex operation of transformation to which she has been subordinate Breeze Star, to which in the 2020 the ships will be subordinates to Palermo also Star Legend and Star Pride, is not solo turns to increase the ability to the unit with the creation of new spaces: they also are removed and replace the engines in order to allow with the units a more careful navigation to the atmosphere, in order to approach the ports more little ones and the special routes.
"The project Plus Star, that it previews the lengthening, the substitution of the drive system and the renewal of three units - the president of Windstar Cruises has confirmed, John Delaney - is most complex and complete of its genre and is very proud of being able to collaborate with naval Fincantieri, leaders in the section of the repairs and transformations. The public, pleasant and familiar areas, will help to create an atmosphere of welcome for the passengers and the crew".

The new section of 25,6 meters inserted to center ship, besides spaces for a swimming pool and a hydromassage let alone a Spa and a zone fitness and other atmospheres, will contain 50 new suite and the ability total of the ship will pass from 212 to 312 passengers. There will be moreover more staff on hand, maintaining to the relationship between staff and hosts of 1,5 to 1.

Breeze star will navigate on February 20, 2020 from Barcelona to Lisbon, while the inaugural events in the America North are previewed to the port of Miami on March 19, 2020. The second ship that will be modernized, Legend Star, will leave on July 20, 2020 from Barcelona. The third and last, Star Pride, lascerà the Sicilian yard in the autumn of 2020 with the previewed inaugural cruise from Barcelona on November 20, 2020.

Vincenzo Miele



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