ENGAGE YOUR PLANET
We sail on ships of all shapes and sizes these days. What was once a matter of aligning with one cruise line for life has evolved to embrace a line for each season of that life. Regardless of the line, there are usually Filipino and/or Indonesian crew on board. Crew is at sea for months at a time, so it’s not hard for passengers to have empathy for those with a job that takes them far from family and friends.
Every cruise line values their crew members. Windstar Cruises is moving beyond a sincere appreciation for their front line crew who will make or break any given passenger experience.
In Manila for the 2018 Windstar President’s Cruise with John Delaney and Star Legend Godmother Gloria Bohan, the cruise line took advantage of the time to honor crew and their families.
One day, the crew brought family aboard Star Legend. The next day, a lovely banquet was held dockside for family and crew.
The “talk is cheap, actions speak louder than words” value of this event was undeniable. This was really well done and really appreciated by all in attendance.
Windstar Cruises: Good Job. This was a solid, stand-alone unique moment that you alone owned. We hope others follow. It’s the right thing to do.
Cruise Travelers Of The World: Feel better about these sea parents being away with little kids at home. At least one cruise line we know of is doing something to make that situation a little bit better. A $robust show of our appreciation at the end of each cruise would be nice also.
More from Family Day on Windstar Cruises-
All this happened on the dock, Star Legend and in a tent at the historic Manila Hotel. Already making a list of events, procedures and people that define Windstar’s #CruiseUnexpected promise, this photo from the top floor of the Manila Hotel, sealed from Public view. You see, this was the place General Douglas MacArthur called home during his tenure as the Military Advisor of the Philippine Commonwealth from 1935 to 1941.
Yes, unexpected. It’s what they do.