Windstar Cruises are re-engineering their 3 Star Class Ship as part of the $250 Million Star Plus Initiative.
These photographs of the Windstar Star Breeze, show the four 33-year old main propulsion engines and three electrical generators being removed from the ship.
The ship’s four Bergen main engines and three Bergen auxiliary engines will be replaced by a pair of V12 Wärtsilä 26 engines and a pair of eight-cylinder inline versions of the Wärtsilä 26 giving an extra 4kt speed and extending the range of the ship. while consuming less fuel. The new engines will run on distillate fuels to meet the 2020 sulphur cap requirements.
Windstar is upgrading its Luxury ships – Star Breeze, Star Legend, and Star Pride – and will renovate each ship in succession.