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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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GARYTHEHITMAN
Member Since 2010
8 reviews
58 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
11 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
Strenz
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
422 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

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Rockforddl
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
nscruiser44
Member Since 2014
1 review
5 forum posts
1 helpful vote
7 day Western Mediterranean Cruise from Barcelona to Rome. Ports included: Collioure, Marseille, Monte Carlo, Cannes, Portovenere and Portoferraio. We stayed two nights at the Wilson Boutique hotel in Barcelona prior to the cruise. ... Read more
Lobes1
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
275 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We recently completed our fourth Windstar cruise, an eight day cruise from Lisbon to Barcelona. Our previous cruises over the past four years included the French Riviera, northern Europe, and the Caribbean. The Windsurf, while aging, is in ... Read more
Gutis
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
First off all we really liked the cruise and will sail again if cruise itinerary will match our plans. We liked itinerary, customer service, newly offered cabin, food, how yacht was maintained, officers and specially captain. He was just ... Read more
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mikejeffries
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My wife and I experienced our first cruise with Wind Star (Wind Surf was the ship). We have done all the big ships...RCL, NCL, Princess, Celebrity, Oceania etc. We wanted a different experience and we really got it. The whole ... Read more
hbhakh
Member Since 2004
10 reviews
50 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My wife and I are in our early 50s and have taken over 50 cruises over the last 25+ years. Frankly, we are tiring of the mass market lines that crowd ever larger numbers of people on their ships and have cut the quality of food, service, ... Read more
RANGERAT
Member Since 2010
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was the Classic Caribbean, St. Maarten, Barbuda, Pigeon Island, St. Kitts-Nevis, Isle de Saintes, St. Barts It took a couple of years to convince her to go on a sailing ship. I started with the Windjammer and worked my way up. It ... Read more
jerrycline
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2015
This was our second Windstar cruise. We took Windstar's Western Med trip from Rome to Barcelona in 2013 and felt that Windstar experience was excellent. We have also taken several excellent European river cruises. This cruise featured ... Read more
pamiam325
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2015
I'm not much for cruise ships that can carry thousands, so when I booked Windstar's cruise I was hoping for a casual vibe, less of a crowd, and good service, with nice ports of call and decent food. Our on-board experience was terrific ... Read more

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labadee70
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
we stayed 2 nights in Holland house hotel before cruise (great choice), and were taxied to windsurf. really liked the 'small ship' atmosphere (we have always cruise the main line, carnival, celebrity, etc.) everything was definitely a step ... Read more
GARYTHEHITMAN
Member Since 2010
8 reviews
58 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Our cruise was the "Yachtsman's Caribbean", a 7-night round trip voyage to/from St Maarten, with stops in Antigua, Tortola, Virgina Gorda, Jost Van Dyke, and St Barths. This was my 10th voyage on the Wind Surf, including 3 voyages when the ... Read more
meg5
Member Since 2007
1 review
44 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Not rated Sailed January 2015
Wind Surf - Yachtsman- Jan 17 2015 First and foremost, I loved this cruise. One of the most relaxing vacations ever. I would have given this a 5 star rating except for some of their front office customer service practices and policies( ... Read more
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suzeshoes
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
Thoroughly enjoyed the seven days spent on the Wind Surf! Was nervous about being on a smaller boat compared to some of the others but found it to be a delight, especially since we were in a port every day! The crew was simply stellar: ... Read more
Jost Van Dyke
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
My husband and I have been on many cruises. All of our cruises, however, had been on the larger cruise lines. We will most likely never return to the larger cruise ships. We loved the small ship yacht sail on Wind Surf. On our cruise there ... Read more

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Doc P
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
13 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was the third time we have sailed on the Wind Surf and it proved to be every bit as good as we remembered and maybe even a bit better. This was the first time in the Caribbean on the Wind Surf and we boarded in St. Maarten. We got in ... Read more
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medot
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
While we enjoyed portions of our recent vacation/cruise, the Windstar Wind surf (Sicilian Splendours itinerary) failed to meet expectations and would be reluctant to book Windstar in the future. The most appealing aspect of this Line/ship ... Read more
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RossJen
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2014
My Wife and I celebrated our 10th Anniversary aboard the Wind Surf on the Glitter & Glam of the Rivieras tour (Barcelona-Rome) Sept 20-27th, 2014. The key to this cruise is knowing what to expect, so you're not disappointed. We chose ... Read more
Avalonfun
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2014
Overall: a WONDERFUL cruise!!! Note: This cruise is geared towards adults. I only remember seeing 2 older teens on the trip, and we all thought that they must be lonely and bored. The Windstar web site can be confusing. . . . call them ... Read more
stoneinsc
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Although this was our first experience with Windstar (and last), we have sailed many times. When a cruise line advertises a "luxury cruise experience" and charges accordingly, my wife and I have a certain level of expectation that comes ... Read more

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