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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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menea
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
23 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
6 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
2 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
281 forum posts
2 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
390 forum posts
0 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

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Speedyg955
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 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
0 helpful votes
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
2 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
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
15 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
2 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
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

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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
3 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
0 helpful votes
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
travelers SC
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
My wife and I and another couple chose this cruise for the timing, the itinerary, the small ship and the food/wine theme. We had all used Windstar before (Windsurf) and loved it. As other reviewers have testified, this cruise was ... Read more
neil110609
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Some background before I write this review - we have taken numerous cruises on all levels of ships around the world (small, medium, large, riverboats, etc.) so we have a lot of reference points on what we like and expect as a function of ... Read more

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simonsays13
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
I have taken sometime to reflect on my recent cruise on the Star Legend, from 9/1 – 9/11. I took this time to ensure that I was being objective in my thoughts/opinions/perspectives on this 10 day long trip through ... Read more
bobamrhein
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Could not be more pleased with our cruise on Windstar Star Breeze. We were in the forward owners suite and it was outstanding. Trip from Athens to Venice with stops in Turkey, Albania, Montenegro and Croatia. We booked our own shore ... Read more
Theoks
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We are frequent international travelers who grew tired of getting lost driving on trips . However we do like to take as much time as possible exploring sites on our own. The Windstar cruise ship Seabreeze turned out to be a great solution. ... Read more
rangerbob1
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We sailed from Venice thru two ports in Croatia (Hvar and Dbrovnik); Kotor, Montnegro; Butrint, Albania; Katakolon, Greece; Itea, Greece; Nafplion, Greece; then finished in Athens. As a side note, Katakolon, Greece is absolutely the worst ... Read more
082020
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
Having planned this trip 9 months ago, and having been on Windstar before, we had been looking forward to the Star Legend. We were not disappointed. The itinerary is interesting, From Reykjavik to the Faroe Islands, the Shetlands, ... Read more

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