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Colon (Cristobal) to the Panama Canal & Central America Windstar Star Breeze Cruise Reviews

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Daylight Passage of the Panama Canal

Review for a Caribbean - Eastern Cruise on Star Breeze

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CruiseOrLand
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Whichever direction your cruise is traveling through the canal, you will be flying into or out of the Pacific Ocean end of the canal, Panama City. Since we were going towards the Pacific, our Embarcation was in Colon, about 1 ½ hours from Panama City. Windstar notified us a couple of weeks in advance that they needed to do some maintenance just before our boarding, so the Embarkation would be ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View Suite


Very good overall -- BUT TOO LENIENT ON SMOKING!

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mwf7501
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Chose this because we wanted a 7-day canal transit on a small ship. First time on Windstar. Overall very good -- excellent service, food was quite satisfactory, ship was in good but not outstanding condition. The cabin space was excellent -- was skeptical of the french balcony, but liked it a great deal. Since you have a whole suite, no need for a separate balcony, and opening the sliders ...
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Sail Date: March 2018

Cabin Type: Balcony Suite


Nice staff but mediocre attention to detail. Liability waiting to happen.

Review for a Caribbean - Eastern Cruise on Star Breeze

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Janwhichard
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise because we wanted to see the Panama Canal and we wanted to go somewhere for Christmas. The dates and itinerary on Windstar fit that desire. Getting to Colon Panama is easy from Panama City. But Colon itself is digusting so dont look to do anything but go to the pier. Embarkation is fine. The rooms are large. We were in 315 which is BS-1 category. There is a Juliet ...
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Sail Date: December 2017

Cabin Type: Balcony Suite


StarBreeze Panama Canal

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Sailorphyl
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Love small ship sailing and this was no exception!! The cabins are beyond amazing!! Every room is a suite!! Fabulous!! Great staff, fantastic food and amazing wildlife!! Chocolate Farm was fun and educational!! Terrabo Sierpe Mangroves River Tour was beyond our expectations!! Manuel San Antonio was very crowded and the tour company needs to work on organizing it better but it was a nice ...
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Sail Date: March 2017


Panama Canal/Costa Rica

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triciagrace
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

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 adventure. We didn't have particularly high expectations (nor particularly low) but were somewhat ambivalent but figured - you have to try everything once. Well we were really ...
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Sail Date: February 2017


First class treatment by department, but no coordination among departments

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brother_unknown
6-10 Cruises • Age 20s

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 from daily menu (try the French toast stuffed with Ricotta and pour on the maple syrup). Dinners will satisfy gourmet and gourmand alike. And one can eat at a ...
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Sail Date: December 2016

Cabin Type: Balcony Suite


Some Great, and Some Not So Great

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will.hay@ns.sympatico.ca
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

For my wife and I, our first Windstar cruise and I would definitely consider Windstar again in the right circumstances. The great-staff in all areas of the ship,attentive,friendly and very helpful- the cabins very spacious and comfortable-easy check in and departure- other guests friendly ,easy to make friends,- we found the food excellent at all meal occasions with good menu options[to many ...
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Sail Date: March 2016


Big Disappointment!!

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lmitchell
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

First I must say that the ship is very nice. The staff were incredible. Loved them all. The rooms were also very nice, comfortable and clean. We went on this cruise to see and explore new things. We really looked forward to sailing the Panama Canal. My husband actually called Windstar and talked to Jesse several times. He wanted to make sure everything was good. We booked this trip for ...
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Sail Date: February 2016


Star Breeze

Review for a Panama Canal & Central America Cruise on Star Breeze

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tigermountain
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Assigned replacement cruise after January Star Pride scheduled trip was cancelled because it ran aground. Management pledged to cover all airline rebooking fees and cost up to $500 per passenger, however after nearly 2 1/2 months of waiting and complaining they finally sent a check covering only the cancellation fee ($200) and disregarded costs incurred to obtain new airline tickets, which was ...
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Sail Date: February 2016


Sad,Sad Sad

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EDSIM1953
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Our cruise was originally booked on the Star Pride Jan 2nd sailing but the ship hit coral at Isla de Coiba on the 23rd Dec and tore a gash in the hull. A bunch of cruises cancelled. We get notification on the 30th. I begin to re-book and got the Jan 15th sailing. Star Breeze. My wife takes a look into the shower and mildew on shower head wall put her right off. We call the cabin steward and ...
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Sail Date: January 2016

Cabin Type: Balcony Suite


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