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104 Windstar Romantic Cruise Reviews
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Redtravel
Member Since 2004
19 reviews
3,700 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
This was the second cruise of a B2B from Lisbon to Rome. This cruise went from Barcelona to Rome. Glitter and Glam 7 days. We had the same cabin for both cruises. The B2B experience was very good. Our boarding card was the same for both ... Read more
S & LS
Member Since 2016
1 review
26 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this trip as it went to ports that we had never been to before. Yes the Windsurf is old but the inside is really nice in every detail. The cabin is small compared to other cruises we have taken but there is adequate storage space ... Read more
SandyNYC
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
We wanted a small, luxury ship experience. Far exceeded our expectations. Will only cruise small luxury ships in future and we will definitely choose Windstar Cruises. Your every need is anticipated by their exceptional and ... Read more
Redtravel
Member Since 2004
19 reviews
3,700 forum posts
Sailed April 2017
This was the first cruise of a pair of b2b cruises from Lisbon to Barcelona. We did our own air, pre-cruise hotel stay in Lisbon, and transfers. Booked transfer from Pedro at Lisbon Taxis. We have used him on other trips. As usual, our ... Read more
K11TEXAS
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
110 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Chose this cruise because DH wanted to cruise on the ship with sails, and there were islands we had not yet experienced in the Caribbean-Barbuda, Isles de Saintes, and St Barths. Our cabin was 222 which was convenient to the stairs, ... Read more
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nzdaydreamer
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
This was our first cruise and we chose it because of the small ship size, good food reviews and itinerary. Being able to visit multiple islands was a great way to experience this part of the world. You can embark from 1pm and all aboard ... Read more
triciagrace
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
This was our first time on a cruise. We had never really considered taking one before but in looking for our "winter" break we thought that a trip through the Canal and up along the Costa Rican coast sounded like a fun ... Read more
romeo801
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We chose Wind Surf because we wanted a more personalized experience and no children. The embarkation process was not a great experience.Possibly because we arrived on the late side (4:00pm)? The person who registered us was less than ... Read more
rjukkola
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
10 helpful votes
Windstar cruise line offered an interesting opportunity to see more than Tahiti and Moorea by taking a week long cruise on the Wind Spirit. The itinerary included the additional Society Islands of Bora Bora, Taha'a, Raiatea, and Huahine. ... Read more
Robert_fromthe_South
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
I’m a bit late with my reviews, time got away from me… My wife and I were on the Star Legend , Windstar Cruse from January 28 - February 4, 2017. I have been on numerous cruises, Norwegian, Carnival, Disney, Celebrity, ... Read more
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SteveThe Travler
Member Since 2009
1 review
2 helpful votes
We booked this cruise for the "small port" experience and the Windstar style of cruising. Also we had not been to the B.V.I. before. We had sailed once to Costa Rica with the ship Wind Star. After a long trip from the west ... Read more
snapdragon703
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
16 helpful votes
This was our 3rd Windstar cruise - the other 2 being in Europe. We enjoy the small ship atmosphere and have been very pleased with the level of service and casual elegance of the Windstar experience. This ship was full with 144 passengers, ... Read more
tabby1
Member Since 2011
1 review
6 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2017
We spent 7 days on the beautiful Star Breeze and were totally spoiled. The crew is very friendly, service is amazing, food is delicious and the cabins are big and beautiful. We did the Naturally Costa Rica cruise and had to take zodiacs to ... Read more
jjverboom
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
My wife and I selected this cruise because it had good reviews and was in the area where we wanted to do a cruise, being Tahiti and French Polynesia. Our only other cruise experiences are just two, a 4-day Blue Lagoon cruise in Fiji and a ... Read more
su-arizona
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
158 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
The Star Legend sails in a galaxy far far away from her sister ship, the Star Pride. Windstar has done a superb job of updating the Star Legend, giving new life to an old beauty that was lacking in the Star Pride. The suites are ... Read more
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jimb1532
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was our 1st cruise on a smaller ship. Really liked the size vs.the bigger ships. Windstar was 1st class from beginning to end. Personnel were friendly, polite,professional and fun. Food was excellent. Excursions were accurately ... Read more
So Cal Cruise Mom
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
8 helpful votes
When I received an email that Windstar was offering a sizable discount on certain cruises during the holidays, I investigated their sailings to Tahiti and the Caribbean. Since Tahiti gets a lot of rain in December and January, we opted for ... Read more
Storman65
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
The term 180' from normal is very fitting. We have been on 10 cruise with larger cruise ships and this one was very different. Everyone is so relaxed and friendly and there is no need to get all dressed up. The crew where amazing and ... Read more
brother_unknown
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
39 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Transportation from/to hotels and to/from ship timely and well organized. The Executive Inn is across the street from and $125 less per night than the official cruise hotel in Panama City. Lavish breakfast buffet can be supplemented ... Read more
Lchiles
Member Since 2000
1 review
21 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Was an excellent itinerary. 9 nights from Barbados to Aruba. Enjoyed this ship experience very much; staff was absolutely the best EVER. Can only think of 2 negatives and they would not deter us from going back. 1) The ships ... Read more
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Cheerysfriend
Member Since 2007
1 review
20 forum posts
Rome to Barcelona with stops in Corsica, Sardinia, Elba, Majorica - each island magical with history, ruins, great food, and friendly people. Our cabin was large with efficient storage and bed was very comfortable. We were mid-ship ... Read more
mariabf87
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
3 helpful votes
Choose because it's a small yacht. This cruise is great. Went to several ports Portoferraio , portofino, Monaco, Cannes, sanary sur mur, port vendres and Barcelona. The ship is refurbished and especially nice in public areas. ... Read more
VetteCity
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
18 helpful votes
I have nothing but nice things to say about WindStar. First, the disclaimers- if you are YOUNG, this might not be for you. We've been on 3 Windstar cruises and they are typically older folks who don't want evening entertainment. There ... Read more
Foxlee6
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Booked this cruise because of the ports in Croatia, Montanegro and Italy. The ship and service turned out to be the best surprise. Prior CC complaints by cruisers were nonexistent on this trip. The ship was well maintained. Our cabin with ... Read more
Far-Away
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
9 days "Sicily Splendors" was purchased in June 2016. We cruised on Windstar (Windsurf) before and knew about the warm crew approach, amazing food, long staying in the ports and all the other things smaller ships can offer. We ... Read more
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