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Wind Star, a trim sail-and-diesel-power yacht built in 1986, is the namesake ship in Windstar Cruises' informal-yet-upscale fleet. Don't let the ship's age fool you; constant maintenance and extensive ...
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Chickie1958
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 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
80 forum posts
12 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
0 forum posts
5 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
152 forum posts
3 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
0 forum posts
3 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

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the skipster
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
0 forum posts
2 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
0 forum posts
4 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
1 helpful vote
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

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DRAAGONFLY
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 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
14 forum posts
0 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
6 reviews
86 forum posts
0 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
LuvDCaribbean
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
17 forum posts
0 helpful votes
What a spectacular cruise. We sailed out of Barbados on February 7th. We stayed 2 nights prior, and 1 night post cruise. Of all the cruise lines I’ve been on, Wind Star is by far my #1 choice. There are no Ping-Pong or shuffleboard ... Read more
kgjw
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2015
We are seasoned cruisers (Sea Goddess, Seabourn, Sea Dream, Silversea, Regent) but in the 20+ years of cruising we have never sailed on a "Wind" ship. We prefer small ships but we were concerned about the tightness of the staterooms and ... Read more
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BoatBoy12
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
28 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The boarding in Bridgetown is amazingly effortless. The taxi basically drops you off at the door of the terminal; and Windstar folks are nearby to take your luggage.You can take their shuttle bus the 2 min. ride to the ship, or just walk ... Read more
imsij
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
We took the ‘Jewels of the Caribbean’ tour around the Windward Islands on MSY ‘Windstar’. The ship is well equipped. Cabins are on two decks and all are alike and of similar size, except the Owner's Suite. They ... Read more
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Mameypeak
Member Since 2013
1 review
40 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Embarkation: In Barbados - no issues The ship holds just under 150 guests. There cabins on 2 levels (level 1-the lowest) and one flight above (level 2). We were in 128-an excellent choice, fairly stable and quiet. You definitely feel the ... Read more
apeters
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Lets start with this nice ship with only 140 passengers. You will feel comfortable the first moment you step in. Quality of the food is perfect and you can enjoy apart from the nice islands the cuisine of the chef. People give you the ... Read more
MTJtraveller
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
546 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2014
A wonderful trip on Windstar. Embarkation is so easy and the updated rooms were beautiful. Though smaller than some rooms on larger lines we never felt cramped. Lots of time spent on deck. We left Lisbon to sail the coast of Spain to ... Read more

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Lilithepinkmx
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I need to preface this with the fact it was our first cruise, we are no strangers to sailing, sea travel and world trAvel but we had not been on a cruise before. Therefore i did a lot of research and asked a lot of questions from small ... Read more
JohnFeller
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
It was with some trepidation that I booked for this, the first cruise that we have ever taken. Having heard numerous stories of the decks on board in chaos from Zimmer frame traffic jams and drunken oafs staggering around trying to get ... Read more
jb48009
Member Since 2013
1 review
5 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Could be your cruise of a lifetime, but I was expecting a bit more My wife and I recently completed the "Riviera" cruise from Rome to Barcelona during the period of June 19 to 26, 2014. We were celebrating our 5th wedding anniversary and ... Read more
richfromhaw
Member Since 2010
5 reviews
96 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We were on the Windstar week of June 7 to 14,2014 Istanbul to Athens. It’s a great itinerary, Istanbul, Kusadasi ( for Ephesus & surrounding area), Rhodes (Old City is terrific), Bodrum ( we toured Castle & went to Bitez ... Read more
stcruise
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
498 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our fifth Windstar cruise and definitely not our last.  The Islands of the Western Mediterranean is only offered once each year, but for those of us who have cruised the Riviera coast from Barcelona to Rome in the past it is ... Read more

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