Star Legend is an intimate, yacht-like cruise ship, offering destination focused cruises. She is the sister ship of Star Breeze and Star Pride.
This ship was built to be the third in a series of three ships for Seabourn Cruises. However, Seabourn did not exercise its option and so the ship entered service as Royal Viking Queen for Royal Viking Line.
In 1995, the ship became part of Royal Cruise Line and took on the name Queen Odyssey.
Fulfilling the original concept, the ship went to Seabourn in 1996 and became Seabourn Legend.
The next year, Seabourn Legend appeared in the Hollywood film “Speed 2 - - Cruise Control”.
After undergoing an $8.5 million refit, she entered service as Star Legend for Windstar Cruises.
The Windstar yachts travel to both popular ports and ports that few cruise ships visit. On these ships, the destinations are the focus rather than life aboard.
Nonetheless, the three essentially-identical ships have an array of cruise ship features including a pool, three whirlpools, a spa, a fitness center, a casino, a library, screening room, lounges and restaurants.
The line strives for a relaxed informal atmosphere. Guests and crew are on a first name basis. Indeed, under Windstar's open bridge policy, guests are free to go up to the bridge and speak with the officers.
TONNAGE: 9,961 gross tons
LENGTH: 443 feet
BEAM: 63 feet
DRAFT: 16,45 feet
SPEED: 19 knots (max.)
15 knots (service)
POWER PLANT: Diesel
PROPULSION: Two fixed pitch propellers
LINE: Windstar Cruises
BUILDER: Schichau Seebeckwerft (Germnay)
ENTERED SERVICE: 1992 as Royal Viking Queen
2015 as Star Legend.
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