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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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stcruise
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
496 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2014
This was our fourth Windstar cruise, second time for this itinerary. We have been on Wind Spirit three times and this was our first cruise on Wind Star. We were looking forward to this cruise, not only to escape the winter but also to ... Read more
KrisYoung
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2014
We were looking for something different from a typical cruise... No formal nights... Relaxing, elegant, and fun...we found it! Being on a large yacht instead of a huge ship was intimate and you got to know as many or little people as you ... Read more
BVIArabella
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
70 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Made it back to icy Toronto on Saturday. Excellent Cruise on Wind Star! We stayed in the Barbados for 2 days before the cruise at Courtyard by Marriott. The hotel and staff was excellent. Walk across the road to the Coconut Court which is ... Read more
Srbkrb
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Not rated Sailed October 2013
Let me start by saying we loved the food and service on the Windstar which is a 25 yr old 150 passenger sailboat/ship. Also, the excursions and guides are all well worth it. The newest ship is Wind Surf which is twice as big. Sailboats ... Read more
Strenz
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
376 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was out 13th cruise with Windstar and it did not dissappoint. It was glorious. Windstsr set us up in a wonderful hotel in Istanbul for 2 days with a terrific representative who was very helpful throughout our stay. Boarding the ship ... Read more

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Jeremy L
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2013
This trip was my 5th with Windstar Cruises. Since my first trip they have changed owners twice. The new owners have spent time and money renovating the public areas and keeping the cabins up to standard. However there needs to be a lot ... Read more
TravelingGal62
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2013
I have been looking forward to the Windstar Cruises "Treasures of Southern France" cruise for about half a year. The minute I saw the photo of the lavender fields on the brochure page of this cruise I knew I just had to go. And so we ... Read more
Fair911
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2013
Our first trip on Windstar . We have been on the Star Clippers at least 4 times and our Travel Agent suggested this when our trip arrangements could not match . Whilst we we enjoyed the destinations Athens to Istanbul and the Greek ... Read more
jefffatheroftrey
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2013
I will be a Windstar cruiser for life after our 2nd voyage with them. After a wonderful week on board the Windstar going from Istanbul to Athens with 5 stops in between it got even better. I had left my University of Florida Football ... Read more
JMB3885
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Very rarely in our lives are we lucky or privileged enough to be able to use the word PERFECT for an experience or encounter with people. Our voyage last week on the Wind Star is one of those rare opportunities. To say that our ... Read more

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oldbristolsailor
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2013
We sailed on the Wind Star from Puerto Caldera to Panama leaving on Sat. 3/9/13. The transfer to the ship was very efficient and the boarding went quickly. The check in was very efficient and we were in our cabin with our bags in less ... Read more
kathki
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
48 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We took our first ever Windstar cruise from Colon Panama to Porto Caldera Costa Rica earlier this month. We were a bit worried as this would be the smallest ship by far that we had ever been on and were not sure what to expect! We were ... Read more
Travel Man33
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Not rated Sailed January 2013
The ship, while old, I'd well maintained and clean. The food was pretty good, except for lunch. The crew are very nice, professional and take good care of you. The ship is just smaller than I expected and gave you few places to find ... Read more
jjjsfish
Member Since 2007
1 review
21 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2012
We traveled on Wind Star on the December 8th sailing from Colon, Panama to Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica. Everything about the cruise was great. The ship had been refurbished and was lovely. The new restaurant ,Candles was very good and nice ... Read more
WindStarYIPPEE
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
OMGosh what a trip!!!!. Windstar is a total dream vacation. We felt welcome and safe from the get go. Our driver and a Windstar Representative met us at the Athens airport with welcoming smiles and our ride to the hotel was ... Read more

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pukindog72
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Had a great time...fab service..never waited for a thing Gym is modest in size and scope, 1 working treadmill, bike, and elliptical of average quality. Was fine and I was almost the only user. My wife signed up for the fitness classes ... Read more
nbish
Member Since 2012
1 review
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2012
We were first time cruisers since we never really had a desire to spend 7-15 days with 3,000 people!! Windstar was wonderful!! Small ship, small number of people, no young children running around, no rock climbing walls!! Loved the ... Read more
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Traval
Member Since 2008
1 review
164 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2012
Having sailed three times on the Windsurf we were slightly apprehensive about how it would be on a smaller ship.Windsurf had always felt 'just right' in terms of size and passengers.Well,we were in for a surprise.There were just 118 ... Read more
Moesie
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I found Windstar cruises searching for a nice trip. We had cruised before but the ships were always so jammed and crowded. We booked the Wind Star for a cruise around Greek Islands and into Tukey for several ports. BEST decision we ever ... Read more
olegar
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have sailed with Windstar before and they did not disappoint. Within ten seconds after embarkation we met three crew members who remembered us from our previous two cruises. Following our check-in, which also lasted less than five ... Read more

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myraven
Member Since 2009
1 review
20 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We sailed out of St Maarten on the 10th of December 2011 for 14 nights through the Panama Canal and continued to Costa Rica in Central America. Windstar as a company recently has had new owners and they are refurbishing their ships, not ... Read more
rbrad
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
7 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2011
Just returned from 14 day reposition from St Maarten to San Jose, Costa Rica. Only 35 passengers with 90 crew, so we pretty much "owned" the yacht for 2 weeks. The good: The crew and officers are awesome. Several remembered us from ... Read more
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calistogajane
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
83 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2011
We just returned from the Tobin James Wine Cruise aboard the Windsurf. I've travelled on many ships in the past but the service on this particular cruise far exceeded my expectations. The cabins for such a small ship are unusually large, ... Read more
barmills
Member Since 2007
9 reviews
117 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2010
As veteran cruisers we're always looking for new ports & new cruising "experiences". Sure, we'd been to Rome before, but how much can you see in 8 hours... this time things would be different... maybe even a little "too" different in ... Read more
murphy75
Member Since 2010
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2010
I absolutely loved my Windstar trip to Costa Rica. We went Feb/March 2010. The Windstar was really beautiful. It was laid back, and the service was excellent. Average age of the passengers was about 50, but there were couples from 30's to ... Read more

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