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snapdragon703
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
9 helpful votes
This was our 3rd Windstar cruise - the other 2 being in Europe. We enjoy the small ship atmosphere and have been very pleased with the level of service and casual elegance of the Windstar experience. This ship was full with 144 passengers, ... Read more
Kerfos
Member Since 2009
1 review
16 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
This was our first small ship experience and we loved it. I was a little worried about not having a balcony but come to find out on a small ship it is just one flight of steps to sitting outside. The cabin had enough storage and space. ... Read more
Travelbird22
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
1 forum post
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
This was super fun! The ship is small, I think 190 or so passengers, and nearly a 1-1 ratio crew. It is wonderful, watching the anchor lift up, and then the music starting, as the beautiful sails slowly unfold, and we get underway. you ... Read more
daynasteele
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
After a spectacular Windstar experience through the Panama Canal several years ago, we could not wait to do it again with our two younger sons - and this time - adding our oldest son and his wife. We planned a Christmas week cruise out of ... Read more
duck65
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
15 forum posts
9 helpful votes
My wife and I did this cruise on Dec. 16-23. It is our second with the Windstar line and 14th overall. We picked this trip because of the given itinerary ( three days in the Grenadines) was new for us. Here is our observations: ... Read more
gkinzel
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
This was our 30 year anniversary trip, and after going on a cheesy Carnival cruise years ago, I knew my husband would never go for that. So after tons of research online, we chose Windstar. The Greek Islands have been on my bucket list ... Read more
mennis
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
14 helpful votes
My wife and I, retired airline people ,have been on many cruises(30plus). We were looking for something different and REALLY found it. Without question the cruise on the MSY Windstar was far and away the best cruise experience of all! ... Read more
jackaberlin
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 helpful votes
This was a 30th anniversary / 60th birthday trip for my wife and I, and up to departure it seemed everything was going wrong. The original departure was Istanbul, then there was an airport bombing and a coup in Turkey! Windstar immediately ... Read more
Spudsmack
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
36 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Concerns about Turkey and Istanbul in particular before leaving the US. These concerns were quickly overcome by this 7-day cruise from Istanbul to Athens. Stayed at the Pera Palace for a couple of days prior to departure and toured the ... Read more
slederman
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
This was our second Windstar cruise and it did not disappoint. We had made reservations well in advance and noticed that the price was significantly discounted afterwards. After working with our travel agent, the company came through for ... Read more
travelgypsy06
Member Since 2009
1 review
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We arrived early and enjoyed a very quiet Istanbul. People were friendly and we so enjoyed our second visit there. Embarkation was extremely smooth! They had plenty of employees to do each step of the embarkation process and there was ... Read more
Peoriail
Member Since 2017
1 review
We were on the Wind Star, 4-masted sailing yacht . While this is a ship that only holds about 150 guests, it seems like they have about 1 for 1 on the crew. The ship is well taken care of in all regards. The food is at least equal to ... Read more
Chickie1958
Member Since 2016
1 review
61 helpful votes
Background: Just completed a special tour where our sales group had the complete ship for a week. We started in Bridgetown, Barbados and called on Pigeon Island, St. Lucia, Les Saintes, St. Kitts, St. Barts, Jost Van Dyke and ended in ... Read more
mediapro
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
107 forum posts
57 helpful votes
First a disclaimer. I have enjoyed five cruises on the Paul Gauguin and wanted a fair comparison between PG and the recently refitted former Seabourn ships. I understood the key difference between the two - PG as totally all inclusive ... Read more
Brian D
Member Since 2016
1 review
33 helpful votes
MVY Windstar - Barbados - Jan 5th 2016 - Caribbean cruise. Wonderful Cruise, wonderful people and staff, and a great ship EXCEPT for the noise in some of the cabins at night while underway. The noise is a very high pitched wine that makes ... Read more
columbusnj
Member Since 2008
1 review
162 forum posts
11 helpful votes
This was our first Windstar cruise and we loved it. I believe each cruise line has a personality and people need to match their personality to the cruise line's personality. Windstar matches our's and will become our first choice in the ... Read more
kenkbmw
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
I have been on a few cruises (large and small) and by far this was my favorite. I had some concerns that it would be an older stuffy crowd but we went between Christmas and New Year's so there were lots of families with older teenagers ... Read more
the skipster
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
This was our second New Year's cruise with Windstar & we love the casual atmosphere that you find on board. Last year we did the Windsurf out of St Marteen, it was outstanding this one not quite up to the same level. The one constant ... Read more
ClubSuzi
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 helpful votes
First time on a small ship (146 passengers on a ship that holds 212) and did not miss the "floating city" experience of past larger ship cruises. The staff were very friendly, helpful and attentive and the service was 1st class. ... Read more
HockeyLady
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Disappointing end of trip!! The Sea Breeze, the food and the crew were outstanding (Athens to Venice, October 2015) BUT a tour we took in Venice at the end of the trip, supposedly of the little canals, which we feel should have been ... Read more
Ahennessy
Member Since 2015
1 review
18 helpful votes
My husband and I have wanted to take a Windstar cruise for years and finally decided to go for an anniversary trip. We took the Athens to Istanbul trip. Our first impression was very good! We were greeted and introduced to the outstanding ... Read more
NJF1991
Member Since 2008
1 review
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We took the 2 day pre-cruise option in Barcelona which really helped us adjust to the time zone. The Hotel Wilson was nice enough, had a little balcony and a small room and, on the fifth floor, we were not bothered by any street noise. ... Read more
DRAAGONFLY
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 helpful votes
Acknowledging we're not "cruise people" and have no real desire to be on a huge ship after spending the afternoon in SanTorini with the crowds getting to the dock, so I have no comparison to the big ships, but we have taken ... Read more
shack
Member Since 2003
2 reviews
15 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Cruised to Palma, Sardinia, Corsica, and Elba. OUTSTANDING Windstar-hosted complimentary shore excursion in Palma - wines, tapas, tour of museum - just great - highlight of the cruise! Not to be missed. Walked around on our own at the ... Read more
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LittleRedJohn
Member Since 2009
7 reviews
95 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2015
We had a delightful 7-day cruise aboard Windstar, departing Feb. 21. We left from and returned to Barbados, visiting Pigeon Island in St. Lucia, Grenada, and Tobago Cays, Mayreau and Bequia, in St. Vincent & the Grenadines. The ship ... Read more

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