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106 Windstar Wind Star Cruise Reviews


Cruise Worm avatar

Cruise Worm

3 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Not a Good Fit for Me

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Ditto other reviews: delicious food, few onboard activities, personalized service, beautiful sail-away events, phenomenal cabin storage, nice L'Occitan toiletries, great shower with 2 heads, great spa with massages, ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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drneal

5 Reviews Written

34 Helpful Votes

Small yes; luxury maybe?

After planning for over 1 year I finally got to go on a Windstar cruise. I was expecting a lot and, for the most part it, met all expectations. Prior to going on the cruise my initial cruise was cancelled as ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Cruiser1502

1 Review Written

22 Helpful Votes

ALL-INCLUSIVE may not mean "all-inclusive"

My husband and I, and 2 other couples, chose this ship because we wanted a small ship. It was perfect in size...getting on and off ship was easy and quick. We were in cabin 240 which is at the very end of the ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Aguila

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Greek Island Holiday

Booked this island cruise long in advance. The highlight is a candle light dinner in the ancient library of Ephasis. Violin quartet, lovely meal under the stars. This was exceptional and only Windstar had the ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Mocamps

2 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

Some disappointing features

We were excited about this cruise, having been on a cruise on the Royal Clipper several years ago and expecting it to be a similar experience. We were disappointed that it wasn't. Prior to the cruise the admin ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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grundle

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Blissful Week

My husband and I are in our 60s and have traveled around the world creating our own itineraries and arranging our own transportation. We never thought cruising was for us but in the last few years we have sampled ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Mark Whitman

2 Reviews Written

26 Helpful Votes

Great Staff, Poor Management, Older Ship Needing Upgrades

I love Windstar’s small-boat (148 passengers) approach to cruising, but I found this particular boat, their flagship, to be lacking and I was also dismayed by several avoidable missteps by the ship’s management. ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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aleeoc

3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

A few glitches

Decided to try Windstar after liking the smaller ship experience on Viking and Azamara and Viking River. Overall, the food was very good, the crew friendly and eager to please however we started off by delaying our ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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JonJennie

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Pretty much perfect

Bucket list item was the Greek isles and since we prefer the smaller ships, opted for a Windstar cruise. Only 135 or so guests so no crowds or lines. Ship is a little old but well maintained and except for the air ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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SandBeachGolf

2 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Gorgeous Sail!

This was our fourth Windstar trip. The 3rd on a sailboat. We love the informality of Windstar. If you are looking for a Seaborne experience with butlers and dressy evenings this is probably not for you. We loved ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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NolaLori

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Mostly fantastic - some issues need to be addressed

Overall, this was an excellent cruise. The food is fabulous and despite the small size of the ship, the cabins are relatively spacious. The crew were extremely friendly and made a point of knowing everyone by ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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philminn

5 Reviews Written

75 Helpful Votes

Nice Cruise to Costa Rica and the Panama Canal

Pros and Cons As always, the ship’s staff were very friendly, and the waiters and much of the staff always remember your names. There is always at least one crew member (this trip, two) who remembers us from a ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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mariners

3 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Wind Star Transatlantic

After a lengthy break from multiple sailings on Windstar, it was with some trepidation that we decided to book this trans-Atlantic crossing from Lisbon to Bridgetown on the Wind Star. We were concerned that we would ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Judicampagna

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Won't be our last time on the Windstar

My husband and I along with friends had a wonderful 8 day cruise from Barcelona to Lisbon on the Windstar a couple of weeks ago. It was our friends first time on a small ship, but we had experienced both Sea Dream ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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aristaeus63

1 Review Written

Incredible experience.

We went on the Greek island cruise on the Wind Star in June 2017. It was an amazing experience. The food was wonderful as was the staff. They were all very friendly and took the time to get to know you. We loved the ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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scrosser

3 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Misrepresentations from start to finish

I chose the cruise for two specific reasons - sailing ship and voyage highlights. Third time on Wind Star, third time did not actually use the sails for sailing power. Per corporate, should not expect the masted ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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Anon137

3 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

Treasures of the Greek Isles, 30 Sep to 7 Oct 17

I'm a Veteran, so I know the general weather of Europe in the fall. The first decision, timing of our cruise, was driven by weather. The second decision was location. We wanted a cruise which called at Patmos ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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MBFMaven

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

First timer with Windstar...Great crew, great food, dated ship

My husband and I were so pleasantly surprised by the crew (excellent), the food (excellent) and the demographics of those on the cruise. The Captain was approachable, and entertaining! However, the ship is in ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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cruisin!

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Great trip through Greece!

Overall a great trip! Some highlights: - The front desk staff performed an amazing feat of memorization, and knew everyone's name by the first evening - The food was *fantastic* throughout. - The 'signature ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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bemchi

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

Cruise was good, management is horrible!

The main problem with Windstar, confirmed many times over by other guests onboard, is that their office NEVER responds . If you have an issue, and you will have because they have some serious internal communication ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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andrewjsl

3 Reviews Written

55 Helpful Votes

Our first cruise with Windstar, but definitely not our last!

We took a cruise with Windstar on the Wind Star to visit the Greek Isles. It was our first time with this cruise line. Every single aspect of the cruise exceeded my expectations! From start to finish, (nearly) ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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KkSeattle

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great ship, great crew, really bad weather

We sailed on the Windstar to the Caribbean, St George to St George, in early March 2017. The ship was lovely, the crew was very attentive and food was quite good. The advantage of cruising on a small ship like this ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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cruisebear1

3 Reviews Written

32 Helpful Votes

Journey to the Greek Isles from Athens

My wife and I did the Treasures of the Greek Isles cruise that leaves from Athens and stops in Nafplio, Mykonos, Kusadasi (Turkey), Patmos, Santorini, and Monemvasia, returning to Athens. We enjoyed the small ship ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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plight0

2 Reviews Written

26 Helpful Votes

Fumes, Food, and Grinding

Very nice cruise--great destinations, most notably smaller islands where big ships couldn't go. Kusadasi was wonderful--dinner at Ephesus was spectactular; food utterly unedible, but setting and light chamber ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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cerulean.88.sky

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Greek Isles Getaway

This Windstar cruise was marvelous and well organized with exceptional service onboard. The room was exactly as advertised, very comfortable and nicely laid out. The food was consistently delicious (I especially ...
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Sail Date May 2017


Wind Star Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.54.1
Dining4.04.4
Entertainment3.03.1
Public Rooms4.54.3
Fitness Recreation3.03.4
FamilyN/A
Enrichment3.03.7
Service5.04.8
Value For Money4.53.9
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