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  • Attentive service, with a passenger-crew ratio of 1.5 to 1
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65 Windstar Romantic Cruise Reviews

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jholtco
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
This was my 2nd cruise on the Windstar Motoryachts this year, the first was Costa Rica/Panama and my first experience cruising. Well I'm totally sold on Windstar and Cruising in general after spending a month in Europe with 9 days on the ... Read more
gkinzel
Member Since 2016
1 review
This was our 30 year anniversary trip, and after going on a cheesy Carnival cruise years ago, I knew my husband would never go for that. So after tons of research online, we chose Windstar. The Greek Islands have been on my bucket list ... Read more
kprachenko10
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We cruise every year and this, by far, was the most memorable trip. Last year we did a trip with Oceana and loved it. Their ship was about 800 people. This time we decided to go even smaller, and it was a great decision. Yes, the ship ... Read more
GARYTHEHITMAN
Member Since 2010
9 reviews
62 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose the Edinburgh to Dublin itinerary because of the positive experience we had a few years ago on a Windstar cruise that disembarked in Edinburgh, and our desire to visit other interesting stops in Scotland and Ireland. We were not ... Read more
BrooklynOdalisque
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
I came upon the itinerary Land of the Midnight Sun purely by chance when looking for another family trip, but it was an itinerary we had been looking for, on a small ship, and so we signed up. The offices, which are out of Seattle, did ... Read more

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jackaberlin
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
This was a 30th anniversary / 60th birthday trip for my wife and I, and up to departure it seemed everything was going wrong. The original departure was Istanbul, then there was an airport bombing and a coup in Turkey! Windstar immediately ... Read more
Redtravel
Member Since 2004
16 reviews
3,539 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
This was our 2nd time on a Baltic cruise. It was also our 2nd cruise on the Windsurf. Our 1st Baltic cruise was on a very large ship. We like smaller ships. We chose the Scandanavian Tapestry voyage because it visited several ports in ... Read more
Sir Kelly
Member Since 2016
1 review
27 helpful votes
It's hard to say enough great things about this cruise! What a fantastic experience and what an amazing boat! I've read the negative reviews about this boat, but I invite you to picture the person who wrote it. I've seen them on ... Read more
melonierash@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
We choose this cruise because of the ports and we had never been on Windstar. We assumed it was a sailing ship because of the masts we saw in ports. Shortly after boarding we were told that one of our excursion was canceled due to ... Read more
ladyprof14
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Even though everything didn't go perfectly on this cruise, the staff on Wind Surf did everything in their power to make it memorable and special. There's just a feeling on Windstar cruises--the crew seem genuinely happy to be there, the ... Read more

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travelgypsy06
Member Since 2009
1 review
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We arrived early and enjoyed a very quiet Istanbul. People were friendly and we so enjoyed our second visit there. Embarkation was extremely smooth! They had plenty of employees to do each step of the embarkation process and there was ... Read more
sb44
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
378 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was our 5th cruise on the Wind Surf, 7th on Windstar ships. This cruise was not on our radar until Windstar announced the partnership with the James Beard Foundation for what was to become a truly memorable food and wine experience. ... Read more
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JennyWren10
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
This was the best trip ever! The location is dreamy. The boat is fantastic. The food was delicious and I mean every last bite. The crew is 5 star all the way. Major plus if you like sunsets and sea life! We liked it so well we ... Read more
AniW
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 helpful votes
This was my first cruise, but my boyfriend's 5th. While I haven't cruised before, I've traveled extensively. My boyfriend has typically taken large ships on Royal Caribbean and Carnival. In his words, "This isn't cruising, this is ... Read more
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bb8787
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
24 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This was our second cruise with Windstar, having sailed the first time on the Windsurf last year, we were excited to see Costa Rica on their new Star Breeze. The ship was not quite full 181 pax)....perfect. We loved our cabin location ... Read more

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XdirRD
Member Since 2016
1 review
28 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
I rarely write reviews of any of our trips but feel compelled to alert others regarding this ship. We have sailed with Windstar five previous times and this was our first cruise on a "motor" ship. First, the good The crew ... Read more
mariabf87
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
9 helpful votes
The entire experience was very good. From hotel to yacht to cabin was smooth. The cabin BX 124 was a very comfortable size, much bigger than standard cabin on celebrity or princess. We had room service several times and the service ... Read more
ctheworld107
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
This was our first cruise on Windstar. We were on the February 13-20, 2016 Star Breeze cruise from Puerto Caldera to Colon, Panama. We flew into San Jose the day before and used the Windstar transfer to the San Jose Marriott. The ... Read more
johnmooretx@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
While this was not our first time cruising my wife and I are 51 and 45 both have lived in Europe, the US and South America, it was our first time on Windstar - WindSurf. In short, it was a fantastic cruise and I could not have asked for ... Read more
suzeshoes
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
3 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We were apprehensive after hearing reports regarding the tenders and the bottled water and the condition of the Star Legend. But we were happily and pleasantly surprised to enjoy a wonderful sailing last week on this very special boat. ... Read more

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Rhdmomof4
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
I am not one to write anything negative, but this really was a disappointment. Stateroom phenomenal, food good but not phenomenal. Service good but not like in the past. Exercise room fair -- no elypical was a complaint of many of us. ... Read more
kenkbmw
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 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
8 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
menea
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
25 forum posts
7 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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sb44
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
378 forum posts
2 helpful votes
First of all, we are big fans of Windstar's sailing yachts and were a bit skeptical about the Legend, especially after reading some of the less than stellar reviews. We've done most of the islands on this itinerary but were very ... Read more
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