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110 Windstar Luxury Cruise Reviews

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mediapro
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
90 forum posts
49 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
12 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
4 helpful votes
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
CP2846
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 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
503 forum posts
3 helpful votes
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

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sealord
Member Since 2007
1 review
2,590 forum posts
4 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
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
4 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
6 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

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sgold1b
Member Since 2016
1 review
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
zimmgold
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
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
37 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
6 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

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remery
Member Since 2015
1 review
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
russg140
Member Since 2005
17 reviews
303 forum posts
8 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
427 forum posts
3 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
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
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

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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
ClubSuzi
Member Since 2015
1 review
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
6 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
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
2 helpful votes
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

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