Star Pride

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Star Pride, 8 January 2016.jpg
Star Pride on January 8, 2016
  • 1988-2014: Seabourn Pride
  • 2014-present: Star Pride[1]
Port of registry:
Builder: Schichau-Seebeckwerft
Yard number: 1065
Laid down: 1 December 1987[2]
Launched: 1988
Completed: 18 November 1988[2]
Acquired: 1988
In service: 1988
Status: In Service
General characteristics
Class and type: Pride-Class Ships
Tonnage: 9,975 GT[4]
Length: 133.4 m (438 ft)[2]
Beam: 20.5 m (67 ft)[2]
Draught: 5.42 m (18 ft)[2]
Draft: 5.2 m (17 ft)
Decks: 5 passenger
Installed power: 7,280 kW
Propulsion: two propeller shafts and two fixed pitch propellers
  • 19.2 knots (35.6 km/h; 22.1 mph) (maximum)
  • 16 knots (30 km/h; 18 mph) (service)
Capacity: 208 passengers
Crew: 164

Star Pride (formerly Seabourn Pride) is one of three German built cruise ships, that were initially built for Seabourn Cruise Line. She was known as Seabourn Pride and is now operated for Windstar Cruises and was the first of her class.

Seabourn Pride set out on her maiden voyage in November, 1988 as Seabourn Pride, after being christened by Shirley Temple Black.

Star Pride as Seabourn Pride at Quay in Bergen on August 1, 2009.

She is identical to her sister ships Seabourn Legend and Seabourn Spirit, the latter gaining attention when her sister, Seabourn Spirit was attacked by pirates off the coast of Somalia, in November 2005. Like her sister ships, Seabourn Pride is fitted with a Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD), designed as a non-lethal method to fend off attackers. During 2005, she was refurbished along with the other two vessels owned by Seabourn Cruise Line, to keep up with the luxurious image of Seabourn Cruise Line.

In 2006, a article declared Seabourn Pride's New Year cruise as the most expensive in its category [5]

In 2013 Windstar Cruises announced that Seabourn Pride would be renamed Star Pride. The ship's former owner, Seabourn Cruise Line was her operator until the transfer was completed in May, 2014.[6] She departed the Seabourn fleet on March 30, 2014 and entered service for Windstar Cruises on May 5, 2014.[7]

On December 22, 2015, Star Pride hit a reef near the pacific coast of Panama. The passengers and crew were stranded for over 15 hours on Coiba, a Panamanian island and national park. The passengers were rescued by another Windstar boat, the Star Breeze, and Paul Gauguin's ship, the Tere Moana. She was salvaged and put back into service on June 9, 2016.[8]

On 7 September 2018, Star Pride lost power while in Buzzards Bay between Woods Hole and Martha's Vineyard off Massachusetts, United States. The ship anchored, and regained power after several hours. Commercial tugboats went to its aid. The US Coast Guard sent a helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, to police a security zone around the ship.[9] Star Pride later siled to Newport, Rhode Island for inspection, and was then cleared to sail to New York, to disembark passengers and prepare for its next voyage. The ship had experienced a loss of cooling water for the engine systems, causing an automatic shutdown of the propulsion and auxiliary engines.[10]



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  2. ^ a b c d e f "Seabourn Pride (15536)". DNV GL Vessel Register. Det Norske Veritas. Retrieved 2013-06-09.
  3. ^ a b "Windstar acquisition of Seabourn ships shakes up yacht cruising: Travel Weekly".
  4. ^ Results for Vessel: Seabourn Pride, United States Coast Guard Maritime Information Exchange
  5. ^ Most Expensive Cruises 2006 - Most Expensive New Year's Cruise,, retrieved March 14, 2008
  6. ^ "You have reached a page beyond our cruising capabilities". Windstar Cruises.
  7. ^ Staff, CIN (19 February 2013). "Windstar Completes Purchase of Three Seabourn Ships".
  8. ^ "Windstar's Star Pride Re-Enters Fleet Following Recent Upgrades".
  9. ^ Coast Guard responding to stranded luxury cruise ship, Associated Press / Navy Times, 2018-09-07
  10. ^ Coast Guard: Disabled cruise ship cleared to sail on to New York, Associated Press / Navy Times, 2018-09-09


  • Plowman, Peter (2007). Australian Cruise Ships. Dural, NSW: Rosenberg Publishing. ISBN 9781877058509.
  • Saunders, Aaron (2013). Giants of the Seas: The Ships that Transformed Modern Cruising. Barnsley, South Yorkshire, UK: Seaforth Publishing. ISBN 9781848321724.
  • Smith, Peter C. (2014). Cruise Ships - The Small Scale Fleet: A Visual Showcase. Barnsley, South Yorkshire, UK: Pen & Sword Maritime. ISBN 9781781592816.

External links

  • Official website
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