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ClubSuzi
Member Since 2015
1 review
8 helpful votes
First time on a small ship (146 passengers on a ship that holds 212) and did not miss the "floating city" experience of past larger ship cruises. The staff were very friendly, helpful and attentive and the service was 1st class. ... Read more
HockeyLady
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Disappointing end of trip!! The Sea Breeze, the food and the crew were outstanding (Athens to Venice, October 2015) BUT a tour we took in Venice at the end of the trip, supposedly of the little canals, which we feel should have been ... Read more
Ahennessy
Member Since 2015
1 review
18 helpful votes
My husband and I have wanted to take a Windstar cruise for years and finally decided to go for an anniversary trip. We took the Athens to Istanbul trip. Our first impression was very good! We were greeted and introduced to the outstanding ... Read more
NJF1991
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
3 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We took the 2 day pre-cruise option in Barcelona which really helped us adjust to the time zone. The Hotel Wilson was nice enough, had a little balcony and a small room and, on the fifth floor, we were not bothered by any street noise. ... Read more
DRAAGONFLY
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 helpful votes
Acknowledging we're not "cruise people" and have no real desire to be on a huge ship after spending the afternoon in SanTorini with the crowds getting to the dock, so I have no comparison to the big ships, but we have taken ... Read more
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shack
Member Since 2003
2 reviews
41 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Cruised to Palma, Sardinia, Corsica, and Elba. OUTSTANDING Windstar-hosted complimentary shore excursion in Palma - wines, tapas, tour of museum - just great - highlight of the cruise! Not to be missed. Walked around on our own at the ... Read more
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LittleRedJohn
Member Since 2009
8 reviews
99 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2015
We had a delightful 7-day cruise aboard Windstar, departing Feb. 21. We left from and returned to Barbados, visiting Pigeon Island in St. Lucia, Grenada, and Tobago Cays, Mayreau and Bequia, in St. Vincent & the Grenadines. The ship ... Read more
LuvDCaribbean
Member Since 2012
6 reviews
19 forum posts
3 helpful votes
What a spectacular cruise. We sailed out of Barbados on February 7th. We stayed 2 nights prior, and 1 night post cruise. Of all the cruise lines I’ve been on, Wind Star is by far my #1 choice. There are no Ping-Pong or shuffleboard ... Read more
kgjw
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed February 2015
We are seasoned cruisers (Sea Goddess, Seabourn, Sea Dream, Silversea, Regent) but in the 20+ years of cruising we have never sailed on a "Wind" ship. We prefer small ships but we were concerned about the tightness of the staterooms and ... Read more
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BoatBoy12
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
62 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The boarding in Bridgetown is amazingly effortless. The taxi basically drops you off at the door of the terminal; and Windstar folks are nearby to take your luggage.You can take their shuttle bus the 2 min. ride to the ship, or just walk ... Read more
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imsij
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2015
We took the ‘Jewels of the Caribbean’ tour around the Windward Islands on MSY ‘Windstar’. The ship is well equipped. Cabins are on two decks and all are alike and of similar size, except the Owner's Suite. They ... Read more
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Mameypeak
Member Since 2013
1 review
44 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Embarkation: In Barbados - no issues The ship holds just under 150 guests. There cabins on 2 levels (level 1-the lowest) and one flight above (level 2). We were in 128-an excellent choice, fairly stable and quiet. You definitely feel the ... Read more
apeters
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Lets start with this nice ship with only 140 passengers. You will feel comfortable the first moment you step in. Quality of the food is perfect and you can enjoy apart from the nice islands the cuisine of the chef. People give you the ... Read more
MTJtraveller
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
575 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2014
A wonderful trip on Windstar. Embarkation is so easy and the updated rooms were beautiful. Though smaller than some rooms on larger lines we never felt cramped. Lots of time spent on deck. We left Lisbon to sail the coast of Spain to ... Read more
Lilithepinkmx
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 helpful votes
I need to preface this with the fact it was our first cruise, we are no strangers to sailing, sea travel and world trAvel but we had not been on a cruise before. Therefore i did a lot of research and asked a lot of questions from small ... Read more
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JohnFeller
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 helpful votes
It was with some trepidation that I booked for this, the first cruise that we have ever taken. Having heard numerous stories of the decks on board in chaos from Zimmer frame traffic jams and drunken oafs staggering around trying to get ... Read more
jb48009
Member Since 2013
1 review
5 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Could be your cruise of a lifetime, but I was expecting a bit more My wife and I recently completed the "Riviera" cruise from Rome to Barcelona during the period of June 19 to 26, 2014. We were celebrating our 5th wedding anniversary and ... Read more
richfromhaw
Member Since 2010
5 reviews
113 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We were on the Windstar week of June 7 to 14,2014 Istanbul to Athens. It’s a great itinerary, Istanbul, Kusadasi ( for Ephesus & surrounding area), Rhodes (Old City is terrific), Bodrum ( we toured Castle & went to Bitez ... Read more
stcruise
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
508 forum posts
This was our fifth Windstar cruise and definitely not our last.  The Islands of the Western Mediterranean is only offered once each year, but for those of us who have cruised the Riviera coast from Barcelona to Rome in the past it is ... Read more
stcruise
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
508 forum posts
Sailed February 2014
This was our fourth Windstar cruise, second time for this itinerary. We have been on Wind Spirit three times and this was our first cruise on Wind Star. We were looking forward to this cruise, not only to escape the winter but also to ... Read more
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KrisYoung
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed January 2014
We were looking for something different from a typical cruise... No formal nights... Relaxing, elegant, and fun...we found it! Being on a large yacht instead of a huge ship was intimate and you got to know as many or little people as you ... Read more
BVIArabella
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
71 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Made it back to icy Toronto on Saturday. Excellent Cruise on Wind Star! We stayed in the Barbados for 2 days before the cruise at Courtyard by Marriott. The hotel and staff was excellent. Walk across the road to the Coconut Court which is ... Read more
Srbkrb
Member Since 2013
1 review
Not rated Sailed October 2013
Let me start by saying we loved the food and service on the Windstar which is a 25 yr old 150 passenger sailboat/ship. Also, the excursions and guides are all well worth it. The newest ship is Wind Surf which is twice as big. Sailboats ... Read more
Strenz
Member Since 2011
6 reviews
585 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was out 13th cruise with Windstar and it did not dissappoint. It was glorious. Windstsr set us up in a wonderful hotel in Istanbul for 2 days with a terrific representative who was very helpful throughout our stay. Boarding the ship ... Read more
Jeremy L
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2013
This trip was my 5th with Windstar Cruises. Since my first trip they have changed owners twice. The new owners have spent time and money renovating the public areas and keeping the cabins up to standard. However there needs to be a lot ... Read more
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