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THIRD STRETCHED WINDSTAR CRUISE SHIP COMPLETED AT FINCANTIERI

THIRD STRETCHED WINDSTAR CRUISE SHIP COMPLETED AT FINCANTIERI

Monday, October 18, 2021 

Fincantieri's Palermo shipyard has delivered the lengthened 'Star Pride', the third ship of the extension and modernisation Star Plus Initiative project of small ship cruise operator Windstar Cruises.

The US$ 250m programme, involving cruise ships Star Breeze (pictured) and Star Legend, delivered respectively in 2020 and May 2021, and Star Pride, envisaged three main complex activity areas: installation of a new 25.6m mid-body section; the total renewal of the propulsion engines and diesel generators for a more environmentally responsible power plant; and extensive modernisation of public areas, passenger cabins and open decks.

Before the start of extension works, Star Pride had a length of 134m, with a tonnage of approximately 10,000 gt and a capacity of 212 passengers. Now, after its completion, the ship has a length of approximately 160m, a tonnage of around 13,000 gt, and a capacity to accommodate 312 passengers on board. Two V12 Wärtsilä 26 engines and a pair of eight-cylinder inline Wärtsilä 26 engines, running on distillate fuel, have replaced the original four Bergen Diesel engines.

Fincantieri believes it has established  itself as the reference point worldwide for this kind of sophisticated operation, consolidating Fincantieri’s leadership in the specialised maritime transformation sector.

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