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The Yacht Manhattan, a gorgeous, buff-hulled 80-foot, 1920s-style yacht offers elegance and comfort, wrapped in turn-of-the-century tradition. Yacht Manhattan is equipped with teak decks and mahogany trim and her spectacular cabin features an all-glass observatory. Guests can enjoy cushioned seating, conversation-friendly tables, and a well-appointed bar; all of which provide you and your guests with stunning panoramic views within climate-controlled comfort.

Equipped with a sound system throughout that offers the most luxurious narrated tours on the water including: NYC’s official AIANY Architecture Boat Tour, an AIANY Climate Change Boat Tour, and the classic Statue & Skyline Sightseeing cruise.

Featuring a full-service galley, making the boat one of the most popular venues for private charters. She hosts corporate cocktail parties, rehearsal dinners, weddings, and many birthday parties in New York. She is Coast Guard certified for up to 85 passengers. However, the yacht is ideal for up to 65 guests in mild weather and up to 50 in the harsher seasons. The Yacht Manhattan is available year-round with a heated interior salon in the winter months and air conditioned in the summer months.

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Windstar Cruises Yacht Club loyalty program: Everything you need to know

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Seattle-based Windstar Cruises is a relatively small line, but it offers a big loyalty program that can bring you all sorts of great perks if you sail regularly with the brand.

Dubbed the Yacht Club, the four-tier program, which was massively upgraded in late 2020 , offers its higher-tier members such valuable perks as a $100-per-person onboard credit for every sailing, free laundry service on ships and free Wi-Fi. Higher-tier members also get significant discounts on cruises, beverage packages, shore excursions and more.

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The program was upgraded at the same time that the six-ship line expanded its capacity with a massive makeover and enlargement of three of its vessels. The $250-million Star Plus Initiative, as it was called, brought new suites, restaurants, pool decks and more to the line’s three yacht-like motor vessels — Star Breeze, Star Legend and Star Pride.

All three of the vessels also were lengthened by around 20%.

Ways to earn points

The Yacht Club point-earning system is relatively straightforward. In most cases, members earn 1 point for every day they sail on a Windstar vessel. The only exception is for passengers staying in top suites. Customers staying in Wind Class suites or Deluxe suites on Star Plus Class ships will get 1.5 points for every day they sail. Those staying in Owner’s suites and Classic suites on Star Plus Class vessels will get 2 points for every day they sail, as will passengers staying in the Bridge Suite on the Wind Surf.

Program tiers and benefits

There are four tiers to the Yacht Club program:

  • One Star (1 to 15 points)
  • Two Star (16 to 39 points)
  • Three Star (40 to 89 points)
  • Four Star (90 or more points)

Even at the lowest One Star level, the perks are fairly robust, at least as compared to loyalty programs of many of Windstar’s small-ship cruise line competitors.

Yacht Club members at all four tiers get a 5% discount on fares when booking a cruise. That’s a great perk, as it amounts to real money in your pocket. But it gets even better if you book a cruise while on board a Windstar ship or within 60 days of departing one. In such cases, Yacht Club members will get an additional 5% discount on fares — bringing the total savings to 10%.

Related: A beginner’s guide to cruise line loyalty programs  

In select cases, Yacht Club members will be rewarded for their loyalty with even bigger discounts. As part of the program, members can snag an even heftier 20% discount on select Yacht Club member sailings. One caveat: The 20% discount won’t be combinable with other offers.

In addition, all Yacht Club members get:

  • Advance notification of new deployments
  • Advance notification of sales events
  • Members-only private sales
  • A $100 shipboard credit when referring a new customer to Windstar. The customer also will receive a $100 onboard credit.
  • Exclusive members-only cocktail party with ship officers
  • Exclusive onboard tote
  • Additional discounts at sister Xanterra Travel Collection brands (more on that below)

Plus, starting at the One Star level, customers get a 5% discount on laundry service, Wi-Fi and Windstar merchandise whenever they sail with the line. Note that the Wi-Fi discount only applies to Wi-Fi purchased individually and not as part of the line’s All-Inclusive Fares.

At the Two Star level, customers get all the above plus a 5% discount on shore excursions and beverage packages (again, the latter discount does not apply to the line’s All-Inclusive Fares). They also get a $50 per person onboard credit for every cruise they take.

The elite level that makes a difference

We’re impressed with all four levels of the Windstar Yacht Club loyalty program. Even at the lowest tier, it brings real savings for loyal passengers. And the shore excursion and beverage package discounts that come with the Two Star level are enticing in our eyes.

That said, we start to get really excited about the Three Star tier. It bumps the discounts for laundry service, Wi-Fi, shore excursions and Windstar merchandise to 10%. If you’re the kind of cruiser who does a shore excursion in every port and regularly uses onboard services, such as laundry and Wi-Fi, this could save you $100 or more on a typical seven-night cruise.

The Three Star tier also comes with an onboard credit of $75 per person for every cruise you take. That’s more real money in your pocket.

Best elite perk

It’s a tough call on the best elite perk of the Windstar Cruises Yacht Club loyalty program. Unlike some frequent cruiser programs, there isn’t one clear standout perk, such as the free cruise that Royal Caribbean Crown & Anchor Society members get after reaching the top Pinnacle Club level.

At the top Four Star tier level of the Yacht Club program, passengers get free laundry service and free Wi-Fi on every sailing, which are both valuable perks. But the most generous perk may be the 15% discount on shore excursions that comes with Four Star status. That’s assuming you are the type of cruiser who signs up for a lot of cruise line-organized shore excursions. If you spend $1,000 a week on excursions, that perk alone is worth $150 per seven-night cruise.

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At the Four Star level, members also get a 15% credit on Windstar merchandise and a 10% discount on beverage packages. The onboard credit increases to $100 per person for every cruise you take.

One thing we like about the Yacht Club program is that it doesn’t take all that many cruises to reach the top Four Star level. For someone staying in a standard cabin, it would require the completion of 13 seven-night cruises. That’s not all that hard to do in just four or five years, assuming you cruise two or three times a year. But, if you stay in suites, you could hit the Four Star level far more quickly. It would take just seven seven-night cruises.

You can hit the top Four Star level even more quickly if you sign up for Windstar’s longer “Star Collector” voyages of 14 to 60 days. With the right mix of such sailings, you could reach Four Star status in just two or three sailings.

Related: Windstar will let you book a cabin in a crew area

Indeed, someone staying in a top suite on one of the longer Star Collector sailings, in theory, could hit the Four Star level after just a single cruise.

Note that, as is often the case with cruise line loyalty programs, Windstar customers do not have to re-qualify for status each year. Yacht Club members keep their points at the end of each year and continue to accrue points indefinitely. That means that someone who hits Four Star status will remain at that top tier level forever (or until Windstar makes a change to the program).

Such “forever status” is one of the great allures of cruise line frequent cruiser programs. Many airline frequent flyer programs, by contrast, require loyalty members to re-qualify for status each year.

Benefits at Xanterra Travel Collection brands

In addition to discounts and other perks at Windstar, Yacht Club loyalty program members are entitled to special perks at hotels, lodges and other travel vendors owned by Windstar’s parent company, The Anschutz Corporation.

Based in Denver, The Anschutz Corporation owns such iconic hotels as The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and the Sea Island Resort just off the Georgia coast. It also owns two hotel properties near national parks (The Grand Hotel near the Grand Canyon and Cedar Creek Lodge near Glacier National Park) and is the largest national and state park concessioner in the United States. Among the national parks where it is the concessionaire are Yellowstone National Park, Grand Canyon National Park and Glacier National Park.

Related: How to plan a cruise with points and miles

Other Anschutz travel holdings include the Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel and tour companies VBT Bicycling Vacations, Country Walkers and Holiday Vacations.

Together, all of the hotels, lodges and travel companies are known as the Xanterra Travel Collection. The perks available to Yacht Club members at Xanterra Travel Collection entities vary but often take the form of credit. At the Sea Island Resort, for instance, members are entitled to a $200 resort credit.

Bottom line

It’s unusual for a cruise line as small as Windstar to have such a great loyalty program. Massively upgraded in October 2020, Windstar’s four-tier Yacht Club loyalty program brings a lot of great perks even at the lowest One Star tier level, including across-the-board discounts on cruise fares. At the highest Four Star level, it brings a significant amount of value.

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WJAR produced a live broadcast of the 1983 America's Cup from Newport. (WJAR)

WJAR made television history in 1983 in the waters off Newport. We produced the first live telecast of an America's Cup race.

It was the seventh and deciding race between the Royal Perth Yacht Club's Australia II and the New York Yacht Club's Liberty.

Broadcast live worldwide, everyone was eager to see if the Americans' 132-year win streak would end.

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Australia II won the race, with credit given to a secret keel design that was not revealed until after the race.

Reluctantly, the U.S. handed over the trophy.

"According to the wishes of syndicate head Alan Bond, the trophy, no matter what turf it rests on, will still be called the America's Cup," NBC 10's Beverly Schuch reported.

American teams have since won back the cup, but the marquee race has never returned to Newport.

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Andy Murray wins at Queen’s in 1000th tour match

Britain's Andy Murray celebrates after winning against Australia's Alexei Popyrin during their men's singles round of 32 match at the Cinch ATP tennis Championships at Queen's Club in west London on June 18, 2024. (Photo by Ben Stansall / AFP) (Photo by BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images)

The loud shout of “let’s go” reverberated around the brick terraces over looking the grass. Andy Murray had won his first point at Queen’s Club in west London, and the UK grass-court tennis season was truly in session.

It was the first point of Murray’s 1000th ATP Tour match, against Australian qualifier Alexei Popyrin, and the five-time champion in West Kensington came through a three-set match that showcased the highs and lows of his late career, as well as some of those of all 1000 matches. 6-3, 3-6, 6-3. The symmetry was appropriate, in a match that veered this way and that before settling on the Briton’s side.

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He dropped in another let’s go on the first point of the final game, serving his way to victory as the sun dipped over the grandstand. The next point, a swished regulation forehand in the net, was met with resigned anguish. That’s pretty much how the whole thing went, with Murray spending the second set looking all of his 1000 matches, 37 years, and one organic hip, jumping from his chair at the changeover as early as he could to avoid tightening up. But the 739th win duly arrived with a sweet, short cross-court backhand volley, a drop of his new Yonex frame to the floor, and a roar.

That brought up a win percentage of 73.9, that puts him fifth among active men’s players, behind Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Carlos Alcaraz, and Jannik Sinner — exactly the company one might expect. Murray said on court that he’d “not got too many wins this year, and any win you can get is important.” One or 1000, it matters not.

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‘This is where it all began for Murray’

Analysis from Charlie Eccleshare at the Queen’s Club in London

This was where it all began for Murray, 19 years ago. His first ever tour-level win came at Queen’s in 2005, against the then world No. 110 Santiago Ventura Bertomeu in what was the Scot’s second ever main-tour match. He then backed that up by beating the big-serving American Taylor Dent, before losing in the third round against former Australian Open champion Thomas Johansson after succumbing to several prolonged bouts of cramp.

A lot has changed since then.

On Tuesday against Popyrin, he became the 19th player to reach the 1000 milestone, and a near-constant in Murray’s tennis life has been good performances at Queen’s, where he has won a record six titles (five singles and one doubles). He’s yet to reach the quarterfinals in the singles here since winning the last of those five titles eight years ago, but there was still something comforting about Murray walking out for the teatime slot, which he has occupied so often here and at Wimbledon over the last two decades.

He was given a huge reception by a crowd which knows this will likely be Murray’s last ever appearance here. They were similarly enthused for the opening stages of this match, as Murray outmaneuvered a more powerful opponent like he has done so many times before and won the first set thanks to a single break of serve. After so many empty seats at the French Open, it was a big positive to have a packed-out crowd, all fixated on the action. Murray lost the second set — he never did like doing this the easy way — and with the support teams positioned right next to the court, his coaches were right in the line of fire for a few customary ventings of frustration.

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Fifty Shades of Andy Murray

It was a jovially aggravated exchange with umpire Mohamed Lahyani that seemed to galvanise him though, grabbing a break at the start of the decider with a brilliant cross-court forehand return winner and a backhand passing shot: the strokes with which Murray has defanged so many players with over the years. Then as the match neared its end, the sun poked through the clouds and Murray once again roared in celebration in London’s W14, soaking up the crowd’s adulation and appearing conscious that he probably doesn’t have too many of these victories left.

It felt fitting that he was followed onto the court by Jack Draper, the new British No. 1 who will have to carry the weight of the nation’s expectations once Murray goes. For now, Murray remains the biggest draw for the home crowds here and at Wimbledon, and he next faces Australia’s world No. 43 Jordan Thompson, a player who beat him in the first round here in 2017 when he was a two-time defending champion.

It was a match that sparked alarm in Murray about the state of his hip, and preceded him limping out of Wimbledon at the quarter-final stage a few weeks later. That’s the thing with playing 1000 matches — there are little stories and sub-plots everywhere you look, even if, for those at Queen’s on Tuesday, there was simple contentment at the fact that match 1001 is coming later this week.

(Ben Stansall/AFP via Getty Images)

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Book Review: Glamour and tragedy intertwine in Griffin Dunne’s memoir ‘The Friday Afternoon Club’

This cover image released by Penguin shows "The Friday Afternoon Club" by Griffin Dunne. (Penguin via AP)

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Actor and producer Griffin Dunne grew up in New York and Los Angeles with the glitterati all around. His father, Dominick Dunne, a television executive and film producer when Dunne was young, liked to hobnob with the rich and famous. His uncle, journalist and screenwriter John Gregory Dunne, married writer Joan Didion and they became an L.A. power couple.

Growing up in the 1960s and early 1970s, he attended seemingly endless parties with Sean Connery, Warren Beatty and many others, even Judy Garland. Celebrity hobnobbing continued when Dunne moved to New York to try to make it as an actor. For his 27th birthday, Susan Sarandon brought him premium LSD from Timothy Leary. He roomed with his best friend Carrie Fisher until she hit it big with “Star Wars.”

But tragedy was always brewing close under the surface of Dunne’s seemingly idyllic life. Even as he began to make a name for himself as a producer and then an actor in movies like “An American Werewolf in London” and Martin Scorsese’s “After Hours,” his mother was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, his brother battled mental illness and his father decamped to rural Oregon to fight his substance abuse issues.

But the biggest tragedy came in 1982 when his sister, Dominique Dunne, herself an up-and-coming actress with a role in “Poltergeist,” was murdered on her front lawn by an abusive ex-boyfriend. Dunne’s family attended the trial every day, which ended in a light sentence for Dunne’s killer. Griffin’s father later chronicled the trial for Vanity Fair, kicking off his second career as a writer and novelist.

With a breezy style, Dunne chronicles how his family got through good times and bad — despite interfamilial spats — by coming together as a family when it counted.

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