Windstar Cruises is changing the way it sells cruises. Previously the small ship line had a base cruise fare, with an option to add onboard services. Now the cruise line is giving guests the option to go all-inclusive.
In an effort to be more in line with other luxury offerings in the cruise industry, Windstar Cruises is using the rollout of its newly transformed all-suite Star Plus Class yachts to give guests the option of an all-inclusive price for all of its sailings. Nevertheless the à la carte cruise option remains for those who enjoy the freedom to choose.
Windstar President Christopher Prelog: “We didn’t want to take away the à la carte option from guests who enjoy going that way. We want our guests to have the choice based on their preference, what they need on board, and their general vacation philosophy”.
For Windstar, all-inclusive means unlimited wine, beer, and cocktails; Wi-Fi; all gratuities; as well as the cruise fare. The new fare is available for the Wind Class yachts as well.
“We thought about only offering the all-inclusive fare on the newly transformed Star Plus Class yachts,” said Prelog. “But after talking and listening to our repeat guests we found some like to go à la carte and only purchase amenities as they go. After discussing internally, we all came to the same conclusion – why not offer both on all our yachts? We offer a choice between sailing yachts and all-suite yachts, and now a la carte or all-inclusive. That seems to fit the Windstar brand.”