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Far-Away
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
9 days "Sicily Splendors" was purchased in June 2016. We cruised on Windstar (Windsurf) before and knew about the warm crew approach, amazing food, long staying in the ports and all the other things smaller ships can offer. We ... Read more
Lisa M49
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Our experience on Windstar Cruises was excellent. We had originally chosen an itinerary from Istanbul to Athens. However, Windstar pulled out of Istanbul after the attempted coup, and gave us the opportunity to stay with the ship's ... Read more
SweetDreams3333
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the small ship experience. We did not want to be on a big "floating city". We found Windstar to be a wonderful experience. the only thing I would change is for Windstar to allow complimentary ... Read more
GARYTHEHITMAN
Member Since 2010
10 reviews
62 forum posts
1 helpful vote
After more than a dozen previous cruises on the Wind Surf, this was our first ever back to back cruise. The first leg was Edinburgh to Dubln, visiting many smaller ports in the British Isles, followed by Dublin to Lisbon, visiting the ... Read more
fiman114
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
The old ship with an outdated decor and a very few amenities. The entertainment was limited to an OK band and a duo (husband and wife) singers. The food was OK, but not great. The cabin was small with a peeling wallpaper and some ... Read more
GARYTHEHITMAN
Member Since 2010
10 reviews
62 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We chose the Edinburgh to Dublin itinerary because of the positive experience we had a few years ago on a Windstar cruise that disembarked in Edinburgh, and our desire to visit other interesting stops in Scotland and Ireland. We were not ... Read more
3kidslater
Member Since 2014
1 review
30 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We just returned from a Baltic cruise on the Windsurf. My husband and I are a well traveled couple in our early 60s. We have only taken one "big" cruise boat tour which was to Alaska on another line. I just don't care for ships ... Read more
blawhead
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
We choose the cruise because we had never seen the Baltic States and we prefer small boats of giant ships. It got good reviews and we had done many riverboat cruises before. We thought this would be like an big river cruise... wrong. We ... Read more
new_too_cruise
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
10 helpful votes
This was the 6th cruise for my wife and me; our first was on Silversea (which was very good), and our next 4 were all on Seabourn which were all superb. We chose this WindStar cruise because of its itinerary -- starting in Scotland, with ... Read more
Redtravel
Member Since 2004
16 reviews
3,588 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
This was our 2nd time on a Baltic cruise. It was also our 2nd cruise on the Windsurf. Our 1st Baltic cruise was on a very large ship. We like smaller ships. We chose the Scandanavian Tapestry voyage because it visited several ports in ... Read more
melonierash@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
We choose this cruise because of the ports and we had never been on Windstar. We assumed it was a sailing ship because of the masts we saw in ports. Shortly after boarding we were told that one of our excursion was canceled due to ... Read more
keckley
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
We have sailed Windstar 5 or 6 times in the past and always had a great experience. So when it came to going on a special trip with my Mom the cruise line was an easy choice. I left the cruise itinerary up to Mom to pick. She selected ... Read more
bim2bam
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
My husband and I chose this cruise because we wanted to go to the French Riviera, Monaco, Portofino, and Cinqueterre and this cruise covered all these locations plus additional ports. The cruise was also round trip from Rome ... Read more
ladyprof14
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Even though everything didn't go perfectly on this cruise, the staff on Wind Surf did everything in their power to make it memorable and special. There's just a feeling on Windstar cruises--the crew seem genuinely happy to be there, the ... Read more
Bedford Nancy
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
We were in cabin 328 on the May cruise "Glitter and Glam" of the Riviera. It was fabulous. I booked thru my travel agent and also dealt with the corporate call center too when I had questions. We had been on the Wind Star in 1988 ... Read more
Lgorellana58
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
I had sailed Wind Surf several years ago and it was the only ship I knew I could recommend to my sister who was paying for it. Although I rated this as Excellent, I must get the negatives out of the way first. 1) the WINDSTAR sales ... Read more
PatSR
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
68 forum posts
9 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
440 forum posts
3 helpful votes
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
19 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
10 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
17 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
paulswa
Member Since 2005
1 review
15 forum posts
6 helpful votes
As a senior citizen I was looking for a relaxing, laid back cruise with excellent service and unique ports of call. Having cruised numerous time on mega-ships, the lore of Windstars sailing ships intrigued me. Windstar Surf cruised from ... Read more
Cruisin Davy
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 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
8 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
3 reviews
9 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

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