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31 Windstar Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews

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EDSIM1953
1 Review
Member Since 2016
Our cruise was originally booked on the Star Pride Jan 2nd sailing but the ship hit coral at Isla de Coiba on the 23rd ... Read more
Dauna
1 Review
Member Since 2016
Our cruise was Naturally Costa Rica. It's SO disappointing to look forward to a cruise, read about all of the ... Read more
mediapro
3 Reviews
Member Since 2011
69 Forum Posts
First a disclaimer. I have enjoyed five cruises on the Paul Gauguin and wanted a fair comparison between PG and the ... Read more
itsnowjoke
1 Review
Member Since 2013
18 Forum Posts
It's not my goal to tear Windstar to pieces, but my latest cruise on the Star Breeze was somewhat bizarre and ... Read more
SueZnPJ
1 Review
Member Since 2015
We did a 14-day cruise from Aruba to Costa Rica aboard Windstar Cruises’ Star Pride starting November 28, 2015. ... Read more

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Surfsidekt
1 Review
Member Since 2015
5 Forum Posts
After several "big ship" cruises, we booked our trip on the Windstar Star Breeze, leaving Puerto Caldera on ... Read more
Speedyg955
1 Review
Member Since 2016
This trip was a present to myself for retiring after 42 years of teaching. It was not a disappointment. I had a ... Read more
rballman
1 Review
Member Since 2016
I have been on many cruises with thousands of passengers. Too hectic, so we decided to take a leisurely cruise on ... Read more
George's Girl
1 Review
Member Since 2012
12 Forum Posts
The cruise seemed to be starting off well with smooth and efficient boarding (at least on the cruise line's part -- the ... Read more
thesnowfamily
1 Review
Member Since 2015
12/15
By now, it is no longer news that the beautiful Star Pride hit a reef off the Isla de Coiba, Panama, on Tuesday, ... Read more

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remery
1 Review
Member Since 2015
We boarded the "yacht", capacity 212, to sail south to and through the panama canal. There were numerous ... Read more
excited cruise traveler
1 Review
Member Since 2013
66 Forum Posts
We traveled w. Star Pride from Aruba through the Pan.Canal at the end of Nov. 2015 - We have cruised w. Windstar 4 ... Read more
Calistoga Grower
2 Reviews
Member Since 2014
Our Windstar Panama Canal to Costa Rica cruise on the Wind Spirit was our third and probably last cruise with Windstar. ... Read more
dncee11
1 Review
Member Since 2015
I had always wanted to visit the Panama Canal since I was born there while my father served in the US Navy. The ... Read more
Calistoga Grower
2 Reviews
Member Since 2014
We‘re just back from the Windstar Panama Canal to Costa Roca cruise on the Wind Spirit. This was our third and ... Read more

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Spudsmack
3 Reviews
Member Since 2013
24 Forum Posts
The line doesn't boast much on its sailing prowess but this one set some records; twenty hours continuous sail only ... Read more
kathy9
4 Reviews
Member Since 2005
1,034 Forum Posts
First Windstar cruise. We boarded the ship in Colon and were greeted by the Captain and First Officer on the gangway. ... Read more
nigelcwll
2 Reviews
Member Since 2013
We spent the night in the Marriott Panama City but booked ourselves instead of through Windstar and saved over $100 ... Read more
ReneeBook
1 Review
Member Since 2013
12/13
Only 1 day off the ship and I have already booked my next trip on Windstar vacation. I am typically not fond of ... Read more
oldbristolsailor
1 Review
Member Since 2013
We sailed on the Wind Star from Puerto Caldera to Panama leaving on Sat. 3/9/13. The transfer to the ship was very ... Read more

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kathki
2 Reviews
Member Since 2008
48 Forum Posts
We took our first ever Windstar cruise from Colon Panama to Porto Caldera Costa Rica earlier this month. We were a bit ... Read more
Travel Man33
1 Review
Member Since 2013
The ship, while old, I'd well maintained and clean. The food was pretty good, except for lunch. The crew are very ... Read more
jjjsfish
1 Review
Member Since 2007
20 Forum Posts
We traveled on Wind Star on the December 8th sailing from Colon, Panama to Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica. Everything about ... Read more
olegar
2 Reviews
Member Since 2011
We have sailed with Windstar before and they did not disappoint. Within ten seconds after embarkation we met three ... Read more
rbrad
2 Reviews
Member Since 2010
7 Forum Posts
Just returned from 14 day reposition from St Maarten to San Jose, Costa Rica. Only 35 passengers with 90 crew, so we ... Read more

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