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  • Attentive service, with a passenger-crew ratio of 1.5 to 1
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19 Windstar Family Cruise Reviews

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johnmooretx@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
While this was not our first time cruising my wife and I are 51 and 45 both have lived in Europe, the US and South America, it was our first time on Windstar - WindSurf. In short, it was a fantastic cruise and I could not have asked for ... Read more
stcruise
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
496 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our 7th Windstar cruise, but first time on the Surf. Travelling with us was my mother (88 years old) and two of her friends (both in their 80's). For that reason, we decided the Surf was the best option since it had elevators. ... Read more
californiacruiseluvrs
Member Since 2006
9 reviews
129 forum posts
5 helpful votes
I'm an avid, frequent, and very guilty cruiser. I'm guilty in that I often read reviews, but seldom write or contribute. I'm in my mid 40's and recently travelled on the New Year's sailing of the Star Legend with my wife, 18 year old ... Read more
the skipster
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
This was our second New Year's cruise with Windstar & we love the casual atmosphere that you find on board. Last year we did the Windsurf out of St Marteen, it was outstanding this one not quite up to the same level. The one constant ... Read more
rballman
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I have been on many cruises with thousands of passengers. Too hectic, so we decided to take a leisurely cruise on Windstar's Star Breeze. Our transfer from hotel to the ship was smooth and expeditious. We left San Jose, Costa Rica, ... Read more

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kswald
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
5 forum posts
2 helpful votes
What can corporate Windstar be thinking? Just got off the Star Legend, the most dangerous and old ship I have ever sailed on in 30 cruises. No safety signs (even for wet paint and varnish), tenders don't work, people are expected to ... Read more
Kellerfrommaryland
Member Since 2009
1 review
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We booked the trip based on the itinerary and the cruise line. After reviewing the online reviews of the ship we did not have very high expectations but figured that more people complain than praise plus, what the heck! We traveled with ... Read more
kennylau
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
During the end of September 2015 and the first week of October we were part of this fantasy. What a beautiful ship!! Everyone one the ship went out of their way to make our stay one to remember. We met so many new friends. We would party ... Read more
NJF1991
Member Since 2008
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We took the 2 day pre-cruise option in Barcelona which really helped us adjust to the time zone. The Hotel Wilson was nice enough, had a little balcony and a small room and, on the fifth floor, we were not bothered by any street noise. ... Read more
coastcashier
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
2 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We embarked at Papeete. Cruised for 7 days Moorea,Tahaa, Raiatea, Bora Bora two days, and Huahine. This is a magnificant Sailing Yacht. It is by far the best cruise we have done in 22 cruises. We have been on 6 star cruise lines that don't ... 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
MiMiT
Member Since 2009
1 review
27 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My husband and I recently returned from our first Windstar cruise celebrating our 45th Anniversary. From start to finish, we can not say enough good about our experience. The staff and crew on the Wind Spirit were top notch and waited on ... Read more
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LuvDCaribbean
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
17 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We sailed from St. Maarten, March 15th. My wife & I, and this was our 1st Windstar cruise, but maybe our 20th cruise overall. We’ve sailed on Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Seven Seas, Oceania, and Princess. The islands we visited ... Read more
JMB3885
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Very rarely in our lives are we lucky or privileged enough to be able to use the word PERFECT for an experience or encounter with people. Our voyage last week on the Wind Star is one of those rare opportunities. To say that our ... Read more
Allison Gregory
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our first time cruise on Wind Star and we were very pleased. The cabins are very well designed, the service is excellent, the food great.For adults who wish to enjoy a relaxing trip, Wind Star is the answer. While the ... Read more

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trveldoc
Member Since 2013
1 review
17 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2012
Windstar cruise is a very nice ship with excellent staff,but not 5 star. We have traveled on Silversea, Reagent, and Tauck river cruises which do a better job pampering you and earn a 5 star. Windstar says they recently renovated but the ... Read more
vairolaw
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
60 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our 2nd sailing on this refurbished ship which was an amazing return after 12 years. The ship is a beautiful as ever. From the captain who was very informative, entertaining and "good looking" to the incredible service from all ... Read more
rbrad
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
7 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2011
Just returned from 14 day reposition from St Maarten to San Jose, Costa Rica. Only 35 passengers with 90 crew, so we pretty much "owned" the yacht for 2 weeks. The good: The crew and officers are awesome. Several remembered us from ... Read more
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Parlady
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
23 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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 ... Read more

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