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One would think that a "motor sailing yacht," complete with five masts and seven sails, and with a passenger capacity of only 312, would be a small and cozy little ship. But Windstar Cruises' Wind Surf is ...
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130 Windstar Wind Surf Cruise Reviews

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PatSR
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
68 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was our 2nd Windstar cruise. We are now serious fans of this line. We have been on both the "yachts" and the sail ships now and both, although different were excellent. Service was superb. We were thrilled to have ... Read more
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sb44
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
249 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our 5th cruise on the Wind Surf, 7th on Windstar ships. This cruise was not on our radar until Windstar announced the partnership with the James Beard Foundation for what was to become a truly memorable food and wine experience. ... Read more
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AniW
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
This was my first cruise, but my boyfriend's 5th. While I haven't cruised before, I've traveled extensively. My boyfriend has typically taken large ships on Royal Caribbean and Carnival. In his words, "This isn't cruising, this is ... Read more
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neruvo
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
My travel partner is a large cruise ship enthusiast, and I don't enjoy it. I prefer the 37 foot boat I sailed in the Caribbean years ago. All this is to say that the Wind Surf was a perfect compromise - small enough to get into quiet ... Read more
hbhakh
Member Since 2004
10 reviews
50 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
My wife and I were on the March 12 Wind Surf cruise. We’re in our early 50s and have cruised over 50 times. This is our second time on Wind Surf. We flew into SXM on the Friday before we sailed. Getting through the airport was ... Read more

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Cruisin Davy
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
37th cruise, 57 year old with spouse and traveling with two 35 year old couple. Experienced travelers and yearly Caribbean trips (on land and on sea). Embark was non eventful and pretty much walk on, drinks/food were readily available. ... Read more
Twocoasts
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
77 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Just returned from a week on the Wind Surf--my first WINDSTAR cruise. Overall, a really great experience. My cabin--128--was comfortable and well appointed. The bathroom was a surprise--plenty of counter space and outstanding water ... Read more
mariabf87
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
The entire experience was very good. From hotel to yacht to cabin was smooth. The cabin BX 124 was a very comfortable size, much bigger than standard cabin on celebrity or princess. We had room service several times and the service ... Read more
johnmooretx@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
While this was not our first time cruising my wife and I are 51 and 45 both have lived in Europe, the US and South America, it was our first time on Windstar - WindSurf. In short, it was a fantastic cruise and I could not have asked for ... Read more
stcruise
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
498 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our 7th Windstar cruise, but first time on the Surf. Travelling with us was my mother (88 years old) and two of her friends (both in their 80's). For that reason, we decided the Surf was the best option since it had elevators. ... Read more

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genine@jerseycape
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
First- We were informed a couple days before our vacation was to start that our cruise was cancelled. I asked to be switched to another ship at 9:00 am and by 5 pm I needed to call and be very demanding to make sure we had a cabin on a ... Read more
menea
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
23 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Want to start by saying our whole vacation was AWESOME! We started early Friday morning traveling to DCA to catch our flight to St. Marten. We managed an upgrade to first class seats between DC and MIA. Our connection was easy in MIA and ... Read more
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ethics_gradient
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We have cruised with Norwegian (1), Royal Caribbean (4), and Celebrity (2), including the most modern cruise ships, such as the Oasis of the Seas. This is a very different experience. The ship is small, so they provide you with what you ... Read more
russg140
Member Since 2005
17 reviews
281 forum posts
2 helpful votes
You might notice that I have written several (read as "a lot") of cruise reviews, having been traveling with RCCL and Celebrity for years. We're fans of the "modern luxury" approach to cruising but have wanted to try ... Read more
M&PGermany
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
19 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
It is probably the main sales argument that Wind Surf only carries around three hundred passengers. And the ship certainly has great potential. Unfortunately, that potential is not used fully. This cruise’s itinerary, the ship being ... Read more

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Kellerfrommaryland
Member Since 2009
1 review
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We booked the trip based on the itinerary and the cruise line. After reviewing the online reviews of the ship we did not have very high expectations but figured that more people complain than praise plus, what the heck! We traveled with ... Read more
rogerlang
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sixth Windstar Cruise, 3rd on Windsurf. Older ship (they will never build another like this) but it has been well maintained and the mostly Indonesian crew works hard to keep the guests happy. Food is above the average cruise line food ... Read more
kennylau
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
During the end of September 2015 and the first week of October we were part of this fantasy. What a beautiful ship!! Everyone one the ship went out of their way to make our stay one to remember. We met so many new friends. We would party ... Read more
GARYTHEHITMAN
Member Since 2010
8 reviews
57 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Our cruise was the "Splendors of Southern Spain", embarking from Lisbon, Portugal, ending in Barcelona, Spain. This was our 10th Windstar cruise, most of which have been on the Wind Surf. Highlights of the cruise were the ... Read more
carolroy1
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
10 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
Really, my only complaint is that this ship does not cater for solo travellers. Until I met someone to eat with, I was eating by myself and reading a book! they were shocked when I ask if I could not join with other people. There is a ... Read more

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Strenz
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
391 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Along with 12 members of family and friends we took the Windsurf to the Tall Ship parade in Amsterdam. All of us were repeaters from 2nd Time cruisers to 18th with the exception of one couple. We boarded in Oslo which was efficient and ... Read more
mharriss
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2015
This was our 2nd time on the WindSurf (Yachtsman of the Caribbean before) and our fourth cruise with the Windstar line (Tahiti and the Panama Canal before on the Windstar). We chose this cruise because the ship would participate in Sail ... Read more
soxknitter
Member Since 2009
1 review
19 forum posts
2 helpful votes
THE GOOD The crew is extraordinarily gracious. This is a ship with a small passenger load (312). We particularly enjoyed Hotel Manager, Nick Berger. He is studying for U.S. citizenship, and the U.S. could do a lot worse than Nick. A ... Read more
Rockforddl
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We booked two back to back cruises. The first cruise included the French Riviera, Monaco for the Formula 1 Race, Elba, and two delightful small Italian ports. The second cruise included Sicily, Malta, Sorrento, and Capri. The ship is ... Read more
Flrockies
Member Since 2013
1 review
9 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My wife and I have now sailed on Windstar 4 times, the last being the Classic Italy/Dalmatian Coast cruise on Wind Surf that May 3 -11. Sadly, because we really have loved the small ship, casual and comfortable style of Windstar in the ... Read more

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