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  • Options to travel on masted sailing ships or all-suite yachts
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  • Attentive service, with a passenger-crew ratio of 1.5 to 1
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163 Windstar Luxury Cruise Reviews
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K11TEXAS
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
110 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Chose this cruise because DH wanted to cruise on the ship with sails, and there were islands we had not yet experienced in the Caribbean-Barbuda, Isles de Saintes, and St Barths. Our cabin was 222 which was convenient to the stairs, ... Read more
Waterloo traveller
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
This was my third Windstar cruise - second one on the Windsurf. I chose the BVI Yachtman's Caribbean as I remembered those islands from long ago sailing. Unfortunately, we couldn't snorkel or catamaran very often (excursions were ... Read more
GARYTHEHITMAN
Member Since 2010
11 reviews
62 forum posts
9 helpful votes
This is my second review of the "Star Pride" --- my first was the maiden voyage in 2014, immediately after the ship was acquired from Seabourn. I noticed several changes, almost all of which were positive. This 7-night cruise ... Read more
pintmere
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed February 2017
We had a very enjoyable cruise with Windstar in February out of St Martin. As previous travellers with Star Clippers we were interested to see the differences between the two. In terms of cabin we had superior cabin on Windstar - ... Read more
triciagrace
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
This was our first time on a cruise. We had never really considered taking one before but in looking for our "winter" break we thought that a trip through the Canal and up along the Costa Rican coast sounded like a fun ... Read more
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TravlinTone
Member Since 2015
1 review
21 helpful votes
We loved our week on the Star Legend and would highly recommend it to anyone interested in a relaxing, low key cruise. Super friendly staff and great food morning, noon and night. Most passengers were North American. The age profile was ... Read more
SandBeachGolf
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Let me start by saying that it sounds like Windstar got off to a very rocky start on their inaugural voyages in 2016! This was our third Windstar cruise. The first 2 were on sailboats. Windstar is absolutely not for people who have been on ... Read more
SteveThe Travler
Member Since 2009
1 review
2 helpful votes
We booked this cruise for the "small port" experience and the Windstar style of cruising. Also we had not been to the B.V.I. before. We had sailed once to Costa Rica with the ship Wind Star. After a long trip from the west ... Read more
Orangeman68
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 forum posts
8 helpful votes
My wife and I just completed the Windsurf Yachtsman Cruise and it was awesome. First, dress was casual and don't overpack . These are my recommendations and thoughts for anyone taking or thinking about this Cruise. All the stops were ... Read more
schoens151
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
43 forum posts
13 helpful votes
The Star Legend is truly a small ship. If you like a ship with a lot of options and an active nightlife this is not your ship. If you prefer a laid back personal experience this is a great ship.The maximum it holds is 212 people, so you ... Read more
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jjverboom
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
My wife and I selected this cruise because it had good reviews and was in the area where we wanted to do a cruise, being Tahiti and French Polynesia. Our only other cruise experiences are just two, a 4-day Blue Lagoon cruise in Fiji and a ... Read more
lyak
Member Since 2008
1 review
1 forum post
8 helpful votes
A Tahiti/French Polynesia cruise has been on my bucket list ever since Windstar initiated this itinerary. I'm a solo cruiser and particularly enjoy the Windstar cruises because of the more intimate, convivial feeling with a relatively ... Read more
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su-arizona
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
150 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
The Star Legend sails in a galaxy far far away from her sister ship, the Star Pride. Windstar has done a superb job of updating the Star Legend, giving new life to an old beauty that was lacking in the Star Pride. The suites are ... Read more
Travelbird22
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
1 forum post
10 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
This was super fun! The ship is small, I think 190 or so passengers, and nearly a 1-1 ratio crew. It is wonderful, watching the anchor lift up, and then the music starting, as the beautiful sails slowly unfold, and we get underway. you ... Read more
jimb1532
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was our 1st cruise on a smaller ship. Really liked the size vs.the bigger ships. Windstar was 1st class from beginning to end. Personnel were friendly, polite,professional and fun. Food was excellent. Excursions were accurately ... Read more
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So Cal Cruise Mom
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
8 helpful votes
When I received an email that Windstar was offering a sizable discount on certain cruises during the holidays, I investigated their sailings to Tahiti and the Caribbean. Since Tahiti gets a lot of rain in December and January, we opted for ... Read more
Storman65
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
The term 180' from normal is very fitting. We have been on 10 cruise with larger cruise ships and this one was very different. Everyone is so relaxed and friendly and there is no need to get all dressed up. The crew where amazing and ... Read more
daynasteele
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
After a spectacular Windstar experience through the Panama Canal several years ago, we could not wait to do it again with our two younger sons - and this time - adding our oldest son and his wife. We planned a Christmas week cruise out of ... Read more
vitman
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Our main reason for selecting the Windstar Star Legend was the itinerary of generally smaller out of the way ports. We wanted to visit some small islands that we have not had the chance to explore during previous trips and cruises. ... Read more
cpbw
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 forum posts
5 helpful votes
From the moment we boarded, we felt like we were returning family, this was our sixth cruise with WS, our first on one of their new motor launches, so we weren’t sure what to expect, but Star Breeze delivers in the same manner as the ... Read more
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Jim5555
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We chose Wind Star because it is described as a small, intimate and luxury cruise experience. The ship The Wind Surf is old and shows her age with being built in 1989. I believe the ship was originally a Club Med ship. It really needs a ... Read more
Morts Tours
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 forum post
10 helpful votes
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
Mimi A
Member Since 2009
13 reviews
394 forum posts
5 helpful votes
My husband picked this cruise called the Best of the ABC Islands as his retirement (as of October 31) cruise; we liked the itinerary as it was to return to some of our favorite ports in the Grenadines and the ABC islands. Only two ports ... Read more
Lchiles
Member Since 2000
1 review
21 forum posts
4 helpful votes
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
Cheerysfriend
Member Since 2007
1 review
20 forum posts
Rome to Barcelona with stops in Corsica, Sardinia, Elba, Majorica - each island magical with history, ruins, great food, and friendly people. Our cabin was large with efficient storage and bed was very comfortable. We were mid-ship ... Read more
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