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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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90 Windstar Romantic Cruise Reviews
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romeo801
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed two weeks ago
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
snapdragon703
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
9 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
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
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
142 forum posts
7 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
jimb1532
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
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
6 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
brother_unknown
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
33 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
20 forum posts
4 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
mariabf87
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
1 helpful vote
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
11 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
7 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
4 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
TCSpartan
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We were on the Star Pride sailing on October 7, 2016 from Civitavecchia to Portoferraio, Cannes, Monte Carlo, Nice (nice surprise port), Portofino, and Portovenere. I have sailed on Norwegian, Celebrity, Carnival, Royal Caribbean, and ... Read more
dbqgirl
Member Since 2012
1 review
18 forum posts
16 helpful votes
It was always my dream to cruise the Tahitian islands and it was my chance to try the Windstar Cruise Line. I was not disappointed in taking this cruise! I have limited experience in cruising, having only been on an Oceania Cruise before ... Read more
LTC Dan
Member Since 2015
1 review
157 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Hi Guys. So here's the deal... (I always like to use that, and it works well in this case) My wife and I started out dreaming about a perfect anniversary cruise many years ago. I got the first twinkle in my eye in January 2012. I ... Read more
Lisa M49
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Our experience on Windstar Cruises was excellent. We had originally chosen an itinerary from Istanbul to Athens. However, Windstar pulled out of Istanbul after the attempted coup, and gave us the opportunity to stay with the ship's ... Read more
twoboys
Member Since 2003
2 reviews
206 forum posts
2 helpful votes
What an incredible experience! This was a special celebration trip for our 25th Anniversary and my birthday. We researched and planned for months and as it got closer I got nervous that perhaps after going on Seaborne and obsessively ... Read more
jholtco
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 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
GARYTHEHITMAN
Member Since 2010
10 reviews
62 forum posts
2 helpful votes
After more than a dozen previous cruises on the Wind Surf, this was our first ever back to back cruise. The first leg was Edinburgh to Dubln, visiting many smaller ports in the British Isles, followed by Dublin to Lisbon, visiting the ... Read more
gkinzel
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
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
10 reviews
62 forum posts
6 helpful votes
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
15 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
jackaberlin
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 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

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