All the five star+ reviews of Windstar cruises were right on. It is a unique and wonderful experience.
None of the reviews addressed the fantastic value of the optional premium beverage package. It was one of the best parts of the cruise. The Bartenders (yes, they do learn your name), give smiling, happy, friendly service. All liquor is top shelf and they make any specialty drink you want. Also, soda, bottled water, juice, hot tea is all presented with a smile. Combined this with the knowledge that you can drink whatever, whenever you want for a reasonable daily price including tips, made the trip even more wonderful.
Champagne under the stars with the wind rattling the ships massive sails is an experience no one should miss. Brandy nightcaps taste better while sitting in a lounge chair built for two with moonglow over the water.
We bought the package upfront, with our cabin. Windstar give you the option of deciding to purchase it within the first 12 hours of the cruise.