Today: Facebook Live Ballard Locks Seattle, Washington (see new live video added June 28) – This afternoon about 12:45-1:15 (PDT), I will be going Facebook LIVE at the Ballard Locks, in Seattle, Washington watching Star Legend go through the Ballard Locks. Right now, Star Legend is docked at the Bell Street Cruise Terminal at Pier 66. The last time Star Legend was in Seattle, which is the home office for Windstar Cruises was 27 years ago.
Windstar Cruises ship Star Legend which is 442.9-feet-long will be making history, going through the Ballard Locks. This is largest cruise ship ever to go through the Ballard Locks. I will be going LIVE on our Live Cruise Ship Tracker Facebook page.
After Star Legend goes through the Ballard Locks, she will continue onto Lake Union. Then, return through Ballard Locks, about 7:00pm this evening.
Right now in Seattle, it’s 59° and mostly cloudy with a 3 mph wind out of the north. By 1:00 it will be 62° with a 6 mph wind out of the WNW.
If you want to track the ship as it goes through the locks, see the Star Legend Live Cruise Ship Tracker page link below.
Star Legend started out with Kloster Cruise, Nassau, Bahamas as Royal Viking Queen (1992-1995:). She was then sold to Royal Cruise Line and renamed Queen Odyssey (1995-1996). On January 12, 1996 she was sold to Seabourn Cruises and renamed Seabourn Legend (1996-2015). In May 2015 she acquired by Windstar Cruises and renamed Star Legend.
Star Legend has a capacity of 208 passengers and 164 crew. The Star Legend captain is Captain Ned Tutton.
Star Legend just completed an extensive dry dock in Sembawang, Singapore. Marine Hotel Superintendent Theresa Rasmussen reports that work was done on all areas of the ship and special retrofits to the ship in preparation for the new Windstar Signature Expeditions program for the upcoming Alaska season. Upgrades include:
- Upgrading eight public restrooms
- Refreshing the infirmary
- Extensive teak deck work
- Resurfacing saunas and refreshing steam rooms in the WindSpa
- Installing crane brackets for Zodiacs and kayaks on deck eight aft
- Remodeling the Gift Shop including new cabinetry, mirrors and display areas
- Sneeze guards in the Verandah
- Making crew area upgrades
If you miss the live broadcast, the promo video below will be removed and our Facebook Live video will be seen there later today.
Video: Star Legend Ballard Locks Seattle, Washington