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Star Breeze

Capacity
212
Crew
153
Tonnage
9,975
Length
134 m
First voyage
1989
Decks
4

Star Breeze (formerly Seabourn Spirit) is a German-built cruise ship completed in 1989. The luxury liner travels between Europe and Africa, and is owned by Windstar Cruises. In early 2005 she was rated the best small cruise ship by Condé Nast. In April 2015, she departed the Seabourn fleet, and on 6 May 2015 she was rechristened and entered service with Windstar Cruises.

Pirate attack

On 5 November 2005 at 5:50 am, while Spirit was underway 115 km off the coast of Somalia with 115 passengers,... Read more

Star Breeze

Cruiseline: 
Capacity (DO): 
212
Crew: 
153
Tonnage: 
9,975
Length: 
134 m
Beam: 
19.2 m
First voyage: 
1989
Decks: 
4

Star Breeze (formerly Seabourn Spirit) is a German-built cruise ship completed in 1989. The luxury liner travels between Europe and Africa, and is owned by Windstar Cruises. In early 2005 she was rated the best small cruise ship by Condé Nast. In April 2015, she departed the Seabourn fleet, and on 6 May 2015 she was rechristened and entered service with Windstar Cruises.

Pirate attack

On 5 November 2005 at 5:50 am, while Spirit was underway 115 km off the coast of Somalia with 115 passengers, the ship was attacked by two pirate speedboats launched by a mother ship. Machine guns were fired as well as rocket propelled grenades at the cruise ship, and the remains of an RPG's rocket motor wedged itself in the wall of a room and was disarmed by sailors from USS Gonzalez after the attack. It was reported that a second RPG bounced off the stern. No passengers were injured, but the ship's Master-at-Arms, Som Bahadur Gurung was hit by shrapnel whilst attempting to combat the raiders with a Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD). The sonic device repelled the pirates by blasting a powerful sound wave.

Security officer Michael Groves and British shipmate Som Bahadur Gurung (an ex-Gurkha) were honoured for their bravery by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday 16 May 2007, receiving the Queen's Gallantry Medal and the Queen's Commendation for Bravery respectively.

The ship then altered its course to Port Victoria in the Seychelles for repairs rather than the originally-planned Mombasa in Kenya. The ship then sailed to Singapore and returned to its original schedule.

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Purser

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Here you will receive all information about your cruise.

Star Bar

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Refreshing drinks and snacks to make your day enjoyable.

Screening Room

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Great place for watching movies.

Sun Deck

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Sun yourself on deck.
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Lounge

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Dance to live music in the Lounge.
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Library

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Catch up on email or grab a DVD for your stateroom or suite in the Library.

Signature Shop

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Duty-free shop with luxury brands.
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Casino

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Try your luck in the Casino.
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Compass Rose

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Here you can enjoy beverages while listening to the great sounds of piano.
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Bridge

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This is your yacht, so of course you’re welcome on the Bridge, where the Captain and officers are delighted to share charts, routes, and vistas with you.