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MTJtraveller
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
557 forum posts
2 helpful votes
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
Lilithepinkmx
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 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
2 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
3 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
101 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
5 reviews
505 forum posts
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
stcruise
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
505 forum posts
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
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
71 forum posts
2 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
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
463 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
Jeremy L
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 helpful vote
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
7 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
1 helpful vote
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
1 helpful vote
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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
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
oldbristolsailor
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
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
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
1 helpful vote
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
1 helpful vote
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
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
pukindog72
Member Since 2012
1 review
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
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
168 forum posts
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
2 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

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