Imagine finding the daily roster of activities on your bed each night with barely a thing on it. That's one of the hallmarks of a cruise onboard Wind Surf -- little organized entertainment such as one would find on a more traditional cruise ship.
There's also is no cruise director on Wind Surf; instead, there are a pair of hosts, a relic from the Club Med days, where "gentils organisateurs" ("gracious hosts" in English) performed that function. Each evening, one of the hosts gives a port information talk in the Lounge around 7 p.m. to learn about the next day's port, the shore excursions, the region and its history (unfortunately, since shore excursions close at 10 a.m. the day before, it's too late to book the tour if you're particularly intrigued by one of the host's descriptions). On the other hand, you do at least get a fairly good overview of the region you're visiting, and the talks are a fun and collegial event before dinner.
The Lounge also hosts music, where passengers occasionally will also dance. The once-a-cruise crew show is also held here.
The adjacent casino has approximately 30 slots in denominations from 10 cents to $1, three blackjack tables, one poker table and a roulette wheel. Blackjack was fairly popular on our cruise; most of the slot machines got little use.
Our favorite spot onboard is the Compass Rose bar at the back of the ship. It's an indoor/outdoor venue, furnished with teak tables and woven wickerlike chairs with cushions. During the day it's an excellent hang out spot; at night, when the weather is nice, sitting outside while listening to music is an evening highlight. The chairs and tables are pushed to the side for dancing when appropriate.
There's a pool bar below Compass Rose -- open during the day -- and a cigar bar just above. Hint: If you want to do some quiet chatting on deck in the evenings, choose a table on the aft deck outside of the cigar bar -- the bar is enclosed so you rarely smell smoke. The pool deck area is lovely, but there's a large speaker on either side broadcasting the music from Compass Rose, and it's quite loud.