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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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143 Windstar Luxury Cruise Reviews
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So Cal Cruise Mom
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
1 helpful vote
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
vitman
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 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
2 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
7 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
8 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
389 forum posts
2 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
20 forum posts
3 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
VetteCity
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
8 helpful votes
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
5 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
Regina Domingues
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Wonderfull! Al thé Time. The departure city was fantastic and we stained 2 days at a beatyfull hotel that was indicated by "windstar cruises". It was very easy to get on board.the ship was above all speciation! The cabin ... Read more
Far-Away
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
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
118 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
13 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
138 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
10 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
12 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
4 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

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