Cruise Line Introduces Formula 1 Passenger Experiences

Formula 1 in Abu Dhabi
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Windstar Cruises has expanded its offering by introducing a unique Formula 1 experience, giving guests the chance to attend the final race of the 2023 season at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in November. Racing enthusiasts can witness the exciting conclusion to the Formula 1 season first-hand with exclusive access.

The addition complements Windstar’s existing F1 cruise to the Monaco Grand Prix, with this year’s Rome & Prix du Monde of Monaco scheduled for May 21-28 aboard the company’s flagship, 342-passenger sailing yacht windsurfing.

F1 Middle East Experience on Windstar Cruises

Windstar Cruises offers guests exclusive access to the 2023 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Grand Prix. The excursion is available as part of the line’s inaugural Middle East voyages aboard the 312-passenger suite star legend.

The 10-day Sparkling Sands & Cities of the Persian Gulf voyage departs Dubai on November 23, with an overnight stay in Abu Dhabi during the final race of the F1 season on November 25-26.

Formula 1 in Abu Dhabi (Photo Credit: Motorsports Photographer / Shutterstock)

“I’m a huge fan of F1® racing and with the sport enjoying its highest ratings of all time in the US, more and more of our Windstar customers are also racing fans,” explains Windstar President Christopher Prelog.

“When we were planning our first ever Middle East sailings, starting in November, I was hoping that a regatta date for 2023 would overlap. And we were lucky: our first trip to the Middle East coincides with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. It is a green flag for Windstar sailing in a new exciting region and a checkered flag for the 2023 racing season… a perfect match.”

Guests who choose to attend the race enjoy premium grandstand seating for the time trial and the race itself, transfers to and from the Yas Marina Circuit, English speaking coordinators and onboard perks like an exclusive cocktail party.

F1 sports announcer Bob Varsha, a four-decade veteran of radio and television sports commentary, will join the guests and provide expert analysis and insight into the race and drivers. The excursion costs $1,599 while the cruise itself starts at $2,999 per person.

MSC Cruises announced a similar event in March 2023 as part of its official partnership with Formula 1.

Windstars Cruise to the Monaco Grand Prix

Dating back to the 1990s, the Windstar Monaco Grand Prix cruise was among the industry’s first themed cruises, well before such events became widespread.

The Monaco Rome & Prix du Monde itinerary regularly sells out well in advance, with all guests receiving tickets, including Section K seats for qualifying and the race. Windstar offers a variety of amenities to keep guests comfortable during the race, including high-resolution binoculars, comfortable seat cushions, and hearing protection.

Cruise ship Windstar
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A Formula 1 racing expert will be on board throughout the cruise to provide behind-the-scenes insights and guests can participate in a themed cocktail reception and dinner.

The cruise sets sail from Barcelona and follows an exciting itinerary. On May 24, the ship docks in Palamos, followed by the picturesque port town of Sanary-sur-Mer in southern France. After a day in Cannes, it’s time for the main event.

On May 27th and 28th the ship will be in Monte Carlo for the Formula 1 Grand Prix. After the excitement of Monte Carlo, the ship sails to Portoferraio and Elba, ending the cruise in Rome.

Windstar Cruises

Windstar Cruises operates a number of small, luxury cruise ships within its fleet. The cruise line has six yachts, three of which are masted sailing vessels, offering a relaxed and sophisticated ambience. wind star And wind spirit each accommodates 148 guests while windsurfing has a capacity of 342 passengers.

The 12,995 gross tons star pride, star breeze, And star legend – carry 312 passengers each. Windstar offers voyages to a variety of destinations including Europe, the Caribbean, Costa Rica, the Panama Canal, Asia, Alaska, British Columbia, Canada, New England, Tahiti, the South Pacific, Mexico, the US Coastal Regions and Australia.

Source: News Network

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