Subscribe today
Get Cruise Critic in your inbox

Wind Spirit Cruise Review by Parlady

Home > Reviews > Member Reviews > Wind Spirit Cruise Review by Parlady
Wind Spirit
Wind Spirit
Member Name: Parlady
Cruise Date: March 2009
Embarkation: St. Thomas
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Cabin Category:
Cabin Number:
Booking Method: Internet Agency
See More About: Wind Spirit Cruise Reviews | Eastern Caribbean Cruise Reviews | Windstar Cruise Deals
Member Rating   3.0 out of 5+
Dining 3.0
Public Rooms 2.0
Cabins 4.0
Entertainment 1.0
Spa & Fitness 1.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 4.0
Embarkation 3.0
Service 2.0
Value-for-Money 3.0
Rates 3.0
Write a cruise review!

Show the Lowest Price
Departure Month
Please select at least one vendor.
Onboard.com
Expedia
iCruise.com
Sponsored Links:

red arrow


Ship Facts: Wind Spirit Review (by Cruise Critic!) | Wind Spirit Deck Plans
Wind Spirit has lost some of its wind.
My husband and I just got back from a seven day cruise on Wind Star. We had not been on the ship before but have cruised on Oceania and Royal Caribbean. As with any cruise there is the good and the bad.

The good news was the cabin was nice. The bathrooms were clean and the shower had two heads. The bose ipod speaker was great and the plasma tv was nice. The only really bad thing about the room was that it was so dark! We asked our room attendant about some holes above the mirror in the room where it looked as though there had been a light above. He informed us that yes, there had been a light, but the lights had all been removed because they got too hot. Regardless, lighting was minimal.

The bad news is that the ship was rusting away. The outside of the ship and the outside deck was dirty and covered in rust. The plastic lounge chairs had not had a good scrub down in I don't know how long. The sails were very dingy looking. The captain informed us that they would be working on the ship during their two week transatlantic, but it is going to take a lot more than two weeks to get the ship looking good.

The service was not even comparable to the Oceania ship. The food during dinner wasn't bad, but we sat outside one night where they grill for you separately and unfortunately the dinner was bad. The lunch buffet was pretty much the same every day, but the salads were good and the breakfast wasn't bad.

The other good thing about the ship is because there are only 150 passengers on board, you easily meet one another and everyone seemed to be friendly and happy.

My last comment has to do with the noise on board during the early hours. We were on the second level and I heard the first level was worse. Whenever they were preparing to ready the tenders or whatever they were doing, there was this loud noise which would awaken you at 6:00 am. This happened about 2-3 times during the cruise. Anyway, I've never been in a cabin that was noisy, but maybe my cabin was in the wrong spot, which was in the middle of the deck.

I enjoyed the ports, but had been to all of the places before, so didn't really do any tours except for a snorkel and the Americas Cup Race, which were good. Oh, the only other thing was that the itinerary stated that you arrive back in St. Thomas at 6:00 am, but we found out later that it was 7:00 am. We had booked a flight for 7:45. I will give great credit to the crew, as they allowed us to leave right at 7:00 and we did manage to get on our flight.


Publication Date: 04/05/09
More Wind Spirit Cruise Reviews

Read the previous Wind Spirit review Read the next Wind Spirit review

Like This Review?



More Eastern Caribbean Cruise Reviews
Cruise Critic's Wind Spirit Review
Windstar Cruise Deals
Windstar Message Board
Write a cruise review!
About UsAdvertisingEditorial DisclaimerPress
PrivacySite MapStoreSubscribe
X

Thank You For Signing Up!

Please Note: To ensure delivery of your free e-letters, please add news@cruisecritic.com to your address book.

We're committed to protecting your privacy and will not rent or sell your e-mail address. By proceeding, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.