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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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104 Windstar Luxury Cruise Reviews

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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
5 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
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
5 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
4 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

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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
36 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
menea
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
24 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Want to start by saying our whole vacation was AWESOME! We started early Friday morning traveling to DCA to catch our flight to St. Marten. We managed an upgrade to first class seats between DC and MIA. Our connection was easy in MIA and ... Read more
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George's Girl
Member Since 2012
1 review
13 forum posts
9 helpful votes
The cruise seemed to be starting off well with smooth and efficient boarding (at least on the cruise line's part -- the port, on the other hand, was a nightmare). We embarked on the early side and enjoyed a pleasant lunch al fresco at the ... Read more
remery
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We boarded the "yacht", capacity 212, to sail south to and through the panama canal. There were numerous shore excursion and we enjoyed all, and the crew worked hard on the island adventure providing excursion and Bbq lunch. ... Read more

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russg140
Member Since 2005
17 reviews
294 forum posts
6 helpful votes
You might notice that I have written several (read as "a lot") of cruise reviews, having been traveling with RCCL and Celebrity for years. We're fans of the "modern luxury" approach to cruising but have wanted to try ... Read more
Strenz
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
422 forum posts
2 helpful votes
About us: We have been on 18 Windstar sailing yachts and we were leery of trying the motor yachts but we are so glad we did. What we learned: One can not compare motor yachts and sailing yachts, we are happy we tried the motor yacht ... Read more
Speedyg955
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
This trip was a present to myself for retiring after 42 years of teaching. It was not a disappointment. I had a wonderful time, was treated exceptionally well by a most friendly, efficient, caring crew and ship mates. Everyone was friendly ... Read more
Vacanza
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
If not for the crew, food and beverage servers, and our room steward, our first Windstar "Luxury Cruising" experience would have been a complete disappointment. With that said, my wife and I decided on the Windstar Legend. We ... Read more
kswald
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
5 forum posts
5 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

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ClubSuzi
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
First time on a small ship (146 passengers on a ship that holds 212) and did not miss the "floating city" experience of past larger ship cruises. The staff were very friendly, helpful and attentive and the service was 1st class. ... Read more
G&S2C
Member Since 2008
1 review
17 forum posts
5 helpful votes
With much anticipation and a positive attitude we boarded the Star Breeze recently. We love the tall ships but thought we would give the Star Breeze a try. Our last cruise was on a bigger Seabourn. The Star Breeze is lovely in many ... Read more
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HockeyLady
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Disappointing end of trip!! The Sea Breeze, the food and the crew were outstanding (Athens to Venice, October 2015) BUT a tour we took in Venice at the end of the trip, supposedly of the little canals, which we feel should have been ... Read more
Susan HS
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My husband and I traveled to Rome from California, we had arranged transportation to the Hotel Golden and found ourselves greeted by the Loria family which we found to be a true delight and a place we hope to return to some day. We highly ... Read more
IFLYMAUI
Member Since 2003
3 reviews
13 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I believe that an objective and unemotional review is critical for the reader (YOU) in gaining the most information possible in both the positive and negative aspects of any review for a cruise line, hotel or resort. I so hope this ... Read more

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busylizie
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
Firstly Windstars site does not work properly so had to phone to book excursions we wanted to do. Toll call to America listening to what a wonderful stress free cruise etc we were going to experience. Wines are very disappointing about ... Read more
Sbazoian
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We travelled on the 7 day Meediteranean cruise from Barcelona to Rome on Sept 19, 2015. We had previously sailed on this ship 12 years ago when it was owned by Seabourn. While the Windstar experience is a step above traveling on the ... Read more
travelagain25
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
My husband and I just returned from the taking the Star Breeze, Sicilian Splendors cruise (Sept.17-27) and I wanted to provide you with first-hand feedback and many thanks to the crew. We had a great time and Windstar is to be ... Read more
NJF1991
Member Since 2008
1 review
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
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
JayVannatter
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I must confess at the outset that I have never been a fan of "cruising" and that sentiment has been further confirmed as I have watched ever larger, slab-sided monstrosities blot out the vistas of some of the most beautiful bays ... Read more

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