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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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97 Windstar Luxury Cruise Reviews

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PatSR
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
68 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our 2nd Windstar cruise. We are now serious fans of this line. We have been on both the "yachts" and the sail ships now and both, although different were excellent. Service was superb. We were thrilled to have ... Read more
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JennyWren10
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was the best trip ever! The location is dreamy. The boat is fantastic. The food was delicious and I mean every last bite. The crew is 5 star all the way. Major plus if you like sunsets and sea life! We liked it so well we ... Read more
AniW
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
This was my first cruise, but my boyfriend's 5th. While I haven't cruised before, I've traveled extensively. My boyfriend has typically taken large ships on Royal Caribbean and Carnival. In his words, "This isn't cruising, this is ... Read more
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will.hay@ns.sympatico.ca
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
For my wife and I, our first Windstar cruise and I would definitely consider Windstar again in the right circumstances. The great-staff in all areas of the ship,attentive,friendly and very helpful- the cabins very spacious and ... Read more
traveler9
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This was our 3rd cruise with Windstar and had an amazing time! I've been reading the other reviews about the Star Legend and was very curious to see the "complaints" for myself. I read a lot of complaints about the tenders. ... Read more

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Twocoasts
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
77 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Just returned from a week on the Wind Surf--my first WINDSTAR cruise. Overall, a really great experience. My cabin--128--was comfortable and well appointed. The bathroom was a surprise--plenty of counter space and outstanding water ... Read more
mariabf87
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
The entire experience was very good. From hotel to yacht to cabin was smooth. The cabin BX 124 was a very comfortable size, much bigger than standard cabin on celebrity or princess. We had room service several times and the service ... Read more
ctheworld107
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was our first cruise on Windstar. We were on the February 13-20, 2016 Star Breeze cruise from Puerto Caldera to Colon, Panama. We flew into San Jose the day before and used the Windstar transfer to the San Jose Marriott. The ... Read more
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
Indybeachgal
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
12 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Fantastic cruise! We are a recent empty nest couple in their late forties who love to travel. We have cruised over nine times but always on the bigger ships. Decided to try the smaller ship and see some new port sites. Really liked ... Read more

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Dauna
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Our cruise was Naturally Costa Rica. It's SO disappointing to look forward to a cruise, read about all of the wonderful places "only small ships can go", the "private yacht style", the outstanding service with that ... Read more
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Rhdmomof4
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
I am not one to write anything negative, but this really was a disappointment. Stateroom phenomenal, food good but not phenomenal. Service good but not like in the past. Exercise room fair -- no elypical was a complaint of many of us. ... Read more
mediapro
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
80 forum posts
21 helpful votes
First a disclaimer. I have enjoyed five cruises on the Paul Gauguin and wanted a fair comparison between PG and the recently refitted former Seabourn ships. I understood the key difference between the two - PG as totally all inclusive ... Read more
itsnowjoke
Member Since 2013
1 review
23 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
It's not my goal to tear Windstar to pieces, but my latest cruise on the Star Breeze was somewhat bizarre and disappointing, given the fact that I was expecting a higher-end cruise. I'm a Diamond on Royal Caribbean, and have cruised all ... Read more
thawoutnow
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our first Windstar non-sailing experience and I came back impressed with the week in the Caribbean. With snow making travel more than a little inconvenient for many passengers, it was hard not to be excited at arriving in San ... Read more

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CP2846
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We just returned home form our 4th Windstar cruise. This was our first on the newly fitted power yacht, Star Legend. I must admit, we were a bit scared by the early reviews of the ship from the summer of 2015 as the ship was newly launched ... Read more
stcruise
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
498 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
sealord
Member Since 2007
1 review
2,575 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The cruise began in the routine Windstar fashion with efficient and friendly service. The first person we encountered, who was handing us refreshments, was Gino ... a friend from several past Windstar voyages. A few minutes later we were ... Read more
Dottie dog
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We have cruised with sea dream 3x and Seabourn twice, so our comparison is to those, not larger ships. We were actually on this ship (star legend) when it was Seabourn legend. A few quick points: - the food is good. Not outstanding ... Read more
genine@jerseycape
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
First- We were informed a couple days before our vacation was to start that our cruise was cancelled. I asked to be switched to another ship at 9:00 am and by 5 pm I needed to call and be very demanding to make sure we had a cabin on a ... Read more

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kenkbmw
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
I have been on a few cruises (large and small) and by far this was my favorite. I had some concerns that it would be an older stuffy crowd but we went between Christmas and New Year's so there were lots of families with older teenagers ... Read more
the skipster
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
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
sgold1b
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We set sail on the Star Legend Dec.19 with great expectations of a high end cruise experience. Unfortunately it was just average, and in some perspective outright disappointing. On a positive side the room was beautiful and very spacious. ... Read more
zimmgold
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was my second Windstar cruise and it did not live up to the first. Two of us sailed on the Windsurf in March and I was very excited to bring my whole family (11 of us) on the Star Legend for Christmas week. It was disappointing. ... Read more
thesnowfamily
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
By now, it is no longer news that the beautiful Star Pride hit a reef off the Isla de Coiba, Panama, on Tuesday, December 22 at about 6:15 a.m. I was aboard with my husband and two adult daughters when the ship hit the reef. There was a ... Read more

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