On Monday, May 5th, Windstar Cruises newest ship was christened in Barcelona. The 212-passenger vessel is a former Seabourn ship that Windstar has purchased and revamped. The Star Pride is the line’s first new vessel in nearly 20 years, and it’s first without sails!

The Star Pride is one of three ships Windstar is acquring from Seabourn; the other two will join the fleet in May of 2015, and will be known as the Star Legend and the Star Breeze. These acquisitions will make Windstar one of the world’s largest small-ship lines.

The Star Pride will be spending it’s summer in the Mediterranean, the Black Sea, and will offer itineraries like a nine-day trip from Athens to Istanbul. This years voyages will also include cruising to the Middle East, India, and Southeast Asia.

See below for a first look at this stunning ship! And click here for more on Windstar’s magical itineraries, or call (800)578-1479 for more info or reservations!

A bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne crashing against the Star Pride

Star Pride champagne

Star Pride godmother Nancy Anshutz celebrating

Star pride godmother

Docked in Barcelona May 5. 2014 for her christening ceremony

Star Pride christening

The ship’s forward observation lounge features yacht-like decor and large picturesque windows 

Star Pride Yacht Club

The Star Pride’s main show lounge

Star Pride show lounge

Located on Deck 8, the very top of the ship, is this outdoor bar: The Star Bar

Star Pride Star Bar

The Star Bar also offers outdoor deck seating with cushion-covered teak chairs and tables

Star Pride star bar 2

The Star Pride features a main curving stair case that connects its passenger decks.

Star Pride stair case

A small casino is adjacent to the Compass Rose lounge

Star Pride casino

The casino features several table games and seven slot machines

Star Pride Casino 2

A small card room is located on Deck 5

Star Pride card room

The Star Pride’s small exterior pool

Star Pride exterior pool

The top deck features a lounge area with two hot tubs

Star Pride hot tubs

The WorldSpa features a hair salon and several treatment rooms

Star Pride WorldSpa

WorldSpa includes saunas in the men’s and women’s changing rooms

Star Pride Sauna

The all-suite ship features 106 suites in all, most which measure 277 square feet. Here is one of 36 “balcony suites”, which are designed with French balconies

Star Pride balcony suite

Balcony suites feature a seating area with sofa and chairs

Star Pride suite 3

Balcony suites also feature a built-in desk with adjacent flat screen television and DVD player

Star Pride suite 2

Like other suites on the Star Pride, balcony suites have walk-in closets with ample storage space

Star Pride closet

Balcony suite bathrooms are marble-lined and feature double sinks and a bathtub that doubles as a shower

Star Pride bathroom

Balcony suite French balconies have outdoor-facing glass doors that open onto a glass railing

Star Pride balcony

The main dining room, the AmphorA Restaurant, is open daily

Star Pride AmphorA Restaurant

A single retail space called the Signature Shop opens up when the vessel is at sea

Star Pride retail

An iconic feature of the Star Pride is its array of interior portholes on Deck 6 that offer an underwater view of the ship’s pool

Star Pride port holes

Star Pride library

Star Pride library

The ship’s rear facing lounge, the Compass Rose

Star Pride lounge

The fitness center offers cardio machines and free weights

Star Pride fitness center

The small coffee bar next to the Yacht Club

Star pride coffe bar

The Compass Rose bar

Star Pride Compass Rose Lounge

 Photo credits: Gene Sloan, USA Today