MV Star Pride

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Star Pride as Seabourn Pride at Quay in Bergen on August 1, 2009
Career
Name: 1988-2014: Seabourn Pride
2014-present: Star Pride[1]
Owner: 1988-2014: Seabourn Cruise Line Limited [2]
2014-Present: Windstar Cruises[3]
Operator: 1988-2014: Seabourn Cruise Line
Windstar Cruises 2014-present[3]
Port of registry: 1988–2001: Oslo,  Norway
2001-Present: Nassau,  Bahamas
Builder: Schichau-Seebeckwerft
Yard number: 1065
Laid down: 1 December 1987[2]
Completed: 18 November 1988[2]
Identification: Call sign: C6FR5
IMO number: 8707343
MMSI number: 311084000
Status: In Service
General characteristics
Tonnage: 9,975 GT[4]
Length: 133.4 m (438 ft)[2]
Beam: 20.5 m (67 ft)[2]
Draught: 5.42 m (18 ft)[2]
Draft: 5.2 m (17 ft)
Installed power: 7,280 kW
Speed: 19.2 knots (35.6 km/h; 22.1 mph) (maximum)
16 knots (30 km/h; 18 mph) (service)
Capacity: 208 passengers
Crew: 164

Star Pride is one of three German built cruise ships, was built for Seabourn Cruise Line as Seabourn Pride and now operated for Windstar Cruises and was the first of her class.

Seabourn Pride set out on her maiden voyage in November, 1988 as Seabourn Pride, after being christened by Shirley Temple Black.

She is identical to her sister ships Seabourn Legend and Seabourn Spirit, the latter gaining attention when her sister, Seabourn Spirit was attacked by pirates off the coast of Somalia, in November 2005. Like her sister ships, Seabourn Pride is fitted with a Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD), designed as a non-lethal method to fend off attackers. During 2005, she was refurbished along with the other two vessels in Seabourn Cruise Line, to keep up with the luxurious image of the Seabourn cruises.

In 2006, a Forbes.com article declared Seabourn Pride's New Year cruise as the most expensive in the category [5]

In 2013 Windstar Cruises announced that Seabourn Pride would be renamed Star Pride. The ship's former owner, Seabourn Cruise Line was her operator until the transfer was completed in May, 2014.[6] She departed the Seabourn fleet on March 30, 2014 and entered service for Windstar Cruises on May 5, 2014.[7]

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