Windstar Cruises

Windstar Cruises is an Ultra-Premium cruise line that operates a fleet of small luxury cruise ships. Its six yachts carry just 148 to 310 guests and cruise to 50 nations, calling at 150 ports throughout Europe, the South Pacific, the Caribbean, and Central America. They’re famous all over the world for being the only cruise line with sailing vessels.

 

The line was established as Windstar Sail Cruises in 1984, and its first ship, the Wind Star was launched in 1986. Holland America Line (HAL) purchased 50% of Windstar Sail Cruises in 1987 and purchased the balance of the company in 1988. HAL became a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation in 1989. In March 2007, Carnival sold Windstar to Ambassadors International for $100 million, and a few years later on April 1, 2011, they filed for bankruptcy. A bankruptcy court in Delaware held a two-day auction and Anschutz Corporation won Windstar Cruises with a bid of $39 million.

Official website: www.windstarcruises.com
Founded on: 1984

Company Category: Upper-Premium
Conglomerate: None (privately owned)
Official Language: English
Sails to: Worldwide
Ship’s Flag: Bahamas
Average age of PAX: 62

Offers free wifi: No
Offers single cabins: No
Allows visible tattoos: No
Allows different hairstyles: No
Provides STCW on board: No
Provides Airline Tickets: Yes
Provides Hotel accommodations: No
Requires the Marlin’s Test? Yes, with minimum of 85%

HOW TO APPLY:

 

As most of other cruise lines, if you wish to apply for this company you can do it by applying straight to the company on their website or doing the selection process thought a recruitment agency.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

 

All positions require advanced to fluent English, with high standards of service and good qualifications, with at least three years of previous cruise ship experience or equivalent five star hotel.

 CURRENT FLEET:

Wind Surf

Wind Star

Wind Spirit

Star Breeze

Star Legend

Star Pride

COMPANY RATINGS:

Below you have access to the company ratings, according to actual and past crew members of the company on various aspects, ranging from time of permanence, desire to continue working in the company and scores for services provided. Are you working for this company or have you worked on this company before? You can fill this company survey by clicking here!

How long have you been working for this company?

First Contract 2 / 2

100%

2-4 Contracts 0 / 2

0%

4-10 Contracts 0 / 2

0%

Over 10 Contracts 0 / 2

0%

How did you got hired?

Applied straight with the company 0 / 1

0%

Applied through an Agency 1 / 1

100%

Job Fair / Cast Audition 0 / 1

0%

Concessionaire (Shopping, SPA, etc) 0 / 1

0%

Do you see yourself doing more contracts in this company?

Yes 1 / 1

100%

No 0 / 1

0%

Only if promoted 0 / 1

0%

How's the food at the Mess?

5.00 / 1 votes

How's the accommodations? (Your cabin)

5.00 / 1 votes

How are the activities for crew? (Crew Parties, Thematic Food, Shore Excursions, Discounts on board, Sportive events, etc.)

0.00 / 0 votes

How fast is the on board wifi?

0.00 / 0 votes

How often crew have the opportunity to change department? (By cross-training or internal hiring)

Never 0 / 0

0%

Sometimes, if they deserve it. 0 / 0

0%

Only with mafia 0 / 0

0%

All the time 0 / 0

0%

How often people get promoted? (Within the same department)

Never 0 / 0

0%

Sometimes, if they deserve it. 0 / 0

0%

Only with mafia 0 / 0

0%

All the time 0 / 0

0%

Does the company provide all the trainings on board? (STCW, SCC, Crowd Control, PSCBR, etc.)

No 0 / 0

0%

Yes 0 / 0

0%

Does the company provide Flight tickets during the first contract?

Yes 0 / 0

0%

No 0 / 0

0%

Not for all positions 0 / 0

0%

Does the company provide a Hotel prior joining a ship?

Yes 0 / 0

0%

No 0 / 0

0%

Not for all positions 0 / 0

0%

Would you recommend other people to apply for this company?

No 0 / 0

0%

Yes 0 / 0

0%