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  • Unique opportunities to travel on masted sailing ships
  • Intimate yachts sail to destinations bigger ships can't
  • Attentive service, with a passenger-crew ratio of 1.5 to 1
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133 Windstar Luxury Cruise Reviews
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Morts Tours
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
We originally travelled on the ship nine years ago when it was owned by Seabourn. We decided to revisit the ship for sentimental reasons. The ship is now run by Windstar. All I can say to anyone who is thinking of doing the same not to ... Read more
Lchiles
Member Since 2000
1 review
20 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Was an excellent itinerary. 9 nights from Barbados to Aruba. Enjoyed this ship experience very much; staff was absolutely the best EVER. Can only think of 2 negatives and they would not deter us from going back. 1) The ships ... Read more
VetteCity
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
I have nothing but nice things to say about WindStar. First, the disclaimers- if you are YOUNG, this might not be for you. We've been on 3 Windstar cruises and they are typically older folks who don't want evening entertainment. There ... Read more
Foxlee6
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Booked this cruise because of the ports in Croatia, Montanegro and Italy. The ship and service turned out to be the best surprise. Prior CC complaints by cruisers were nonexistent on this trip. The ship was well maintained. Our cabin with ... Read more
Far-Away
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
9 days "Sicily Splendors" was purchased in June 2016. We cruised on Windstar (Windsurf) before and knew about the warm crew approach, amazing food, long staying in the ports and all the other things smaller ships can offer. We ... Read more
Karen13
Member Since 2005
1 review
115 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We had sailed twice before with Windstar in the Caribbean on the sailing ships and their laidback, intimate style suited us. We chose this cruise for the itinerary. It was excellent in every respect. An example: there was a problem with ... Read more
dbqgirl
Member Since 2012
1 review
18 forum posts
6 helpful votes
It was always my dream to cruise the Tahitian islands and it was my chance to try the Windstar Cruise Line. I was not disappointed in taking this cruise! I have limited experience in cruising, having only been on an Oceania Cruise before ... Read more
LTC Dan
Member Since 2015
1 review
128 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Hi Guys. So here's the deal... (I always like to use that, and it works well in this case) My wife and I started out dreaming about a perfect anniversary cruise many years ago. I got the first twinkle in my eye in January 2012. I ... Read more
LEMPEREUR
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
First time with Winstar. Great experience. Nothing to complain about. Embarcation and disembarkation went smooth. The ship is small and very elegant. Cabin are specious and confortable. Love the marble bathroom and the walking ... Read more
Traveljunkie075
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
This was our fifth Windstar Cruise, but the first on the Sea Breeze. Overall it was very good value for the money. Some observations : 1. The logistics at the Port of Civitavecchia (Rome) necessitated two(2) coach transfers - no easy ... Read more
No1Golfnut
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because it was going to a part of the world (Sicily and the Amalfi Coast) we had not yet seen and we had enjoyed our last Windstar experience. This ship accommodates @200 people and that's the size cruise we thought ... Read more
shipmenus
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
My husband and I sailed previously on two Windstar cruises over 20 years ago, first to Costa Rica and then Turkey/Greek Islands. We had such a memorable experience that we wanted to re-enact it again! The last cruise I had been on was a ... Read more
GARYTHEHITMAN
Member Since 2010
10 reviews
62 forum posts
1 helpful vote
After more than a dozen previous cruises on the Wind Surf, this was our first ever back to back cruise. The first leg was Edinburgh to Dubln, visiting many smaller ports in the British Isles, followed by Dublin to Lisbon, visiting the ... Read more
fiman114
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
The old ship with an outdated decor and a very few amenities. The entertainment was limited to an OK band and a duo (husband and wife) singers. The food was OK, but not great. The cabin was small with a peeling wallpaper and some ... Read more
mennis
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
11 helpful votes
My wife and I, retired airline people ,have been on many cruises(30plus). We were looking for something different and REALLY found it. Without question the cruise on the MSY Windstar was far and away the best cruise experience of all! ... Read more
jill.sisk@alfredadler.edu
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
Our family took Star Breeze (our fourth cruise with Windstar cruises) from Rome, to Capri (Italy), Sicily, Kotor (Montenegro), Dubrovnik (Croatia), Split (Croatia) to end in Venice. The Star Breeze is not one of the sail masted ships ... Read more
LIndaby21
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Our cruise was called Venetian Passageways. Overall iit was excellent. All the ports of call with the exception of Albania were very interesting. Everyone loved swimming in the sea and water sports from the Marina deck while the ship was ... Read more
ASRaph
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
First, in an effort of full disclosure I must admit that this is the 6th Windstar cruise that my family has taken and up to now they have been wonderful . ( We have also done 5 or 6 cruises on other small ship lines). Thus, I write ... Read more
Washington Traveller
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
This ship is in need of some TLC particularly to the outside public space. The pool had such a dark brown ring around it it just looked uninviting, even during the hot weather. Management appeared disorganised, for example, when 1 of ... Read more
GRADEFES-LEON
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 helpful votes
We are well cruised, first and last time with Windstar. The slogan of this company is "180 degrees from ordinary" - believe me there was nothing ordinary at all about the Star Breeze or the crew. We boarded the Star Breeze ... Read more
Sharonto
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
We just disembarked from our Windstar cruise from Barcelona to Rome and were very happy and satisfied with our experience. The number one difference at Windstar is the Personal experience and how it is enhanced by the extraordinary crew! ... Read more
Del Rio
Member Since 2010
1 review
8 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Windstar's addition of the three "motor yachts", recently acquired from Seabourn has been a pleasant surprise. AND it means, along with getting an outstanding level of service, the shipboard and cabin environment is more ... Read more
3kidslater
Member Since 2014
1 review
30 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We just returned from a Baltic cruise on the Windsurf. My husband and I are a well traveled couple in our early 60s. We have only taken one "big" cruise boat tour which was to Alaska on another line. I just don't care for ships ... Read more
bigboab20
Member Since 2012
1 review
8 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Classic Italian & Dalmation Coast 02/08/2016 Rome Capri Sicily DAS Kotor Dubrovnik Split Roving Venice Absolutely stunning itenerary We were a group of 3 adults (32-54) and had 2 balcony suites on ... Read more
BrooklynOdalisque
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
I came upon the itinerary Land of the Midnight Sun purely by chance when looking for another family trip, but it was an itinerary we had been looking for, on a small ship, and so we signed up. The offices, which are out of Seattle, did ... Read more

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