Port of Leith welcomes the Wind Surf
The eye-catching luxury liner the Wind Surf arrived in Leith on Wednesday 24 July for its maiden call at the Edinburgh port. The Wind Surf is the flagship of the Windstar fleet and is a ‘motor sailing yacht’ - a unique ship in the cruise sector - and comes complete with five masts and seven sails.
Bringing over 300 passengers with her, the ship calls at Leith as part of her “Scandinavian Tapestry” cruise destined for Sweden.
The Port of Leith, owned by Forth Ports, is the gateway to Edinburgh for the ever-popular cruise business and has been welcoming commercial liners to the Port since the mid-1960s. 2013 will be the busiest cruise season for the port operator with 80 cruise liners calling at the Scottish ports of Leith, Rosyth and Dundee bringing over 80,000 visitors to Scotland.
Commenting on the 2013 cruise season, Fiona Doherty, Port Manager at Leith said: “We are delighted to welcome the Wind Surf to the Port of Leith as the starting destination for her cruise around Scandinavia. Scotland is a world-class destination, and we are looking forward to the Wind Surf calling at Leith again in the future.”
The Wind Surf will return to Leith in August, and then again in July 2014 after having sailed around the Caribbean and the Mediterranean. The ship boasts 6 guest decks with a swimming pool and spa, fitness centre, casino, lounge, watersports platform and several luxurious bars and restaurants.
At 187 metres in length and with 5 masts, the Wind Surf is both elegant and eye-catching. The Wind Surf has the capacity for 310 guests in a variety of comfortable staterooms and deluxe suites.
The Cruise Terminal at Leith has excellent facilities for visitors with easy access to the retail and leisure facilities at Ocean Terminal and transport links into the City Centre.