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Not a Good Fit for Me
"While it was a nice cruise & staff went out of their way to be accommodating, I realized that I would have preferred a bigger ship with more activities, less rocking, formal afternoon teas, etc, Also, when the ship got near a port, safety doors were closed on Deck 1, & guests on that floor had to go through the crew stairways at end of halls.Transfer from Costa Rica airport to Marriott Hotel near San Juan took 10 minutes, & then 2 buses took guests on an hour drive to port--wished we'd taken a lunch with us, as we didn't eat lunch until 3:45pm that day on board ship...."Read More
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A question of value

Review for Wind Star to Greece

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wandering_aimlessly
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

We chose Windstar to cruise through the Greek Isles. From the beginning it seemed odd - we heard almost nothing from Windstar other than itinerary changes and information posted on My Windstar. When they removed our reservation from My Windstar about a week prior to sailing I had to call them to ask if the ship was still going and we were still on it. Apparently all reservations are removed in ...
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Sail Date: October 2021

Cabin Type: Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom


Not a Good Fit for Me

Review for Wind Star to Caribbean - Eastern

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Cruise Worm
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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, & best of all--fantastic talks by naturalist. But the ship seems tired--1 of 2 generators that power propeller went out, so kitchen was an hour late in preparing dinner the first ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Oceanview Stateroom


What has happened to Windstar

Review for Wind Star to Greece

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ArtCollector725
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

This is our fourth, and now last, Windstar cruise. The ship, the Windstar, is run down and tacky. The food was awful. The equipment in the “gym” creeky and poorly maintained. Lastly the shore excursions were often boardering on worthless. Internet? $245 a week for minimal and often nonexistent service. And all this for a premium price. Windstar needs to up its game considerably if it want ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom


OK!

Review for Wind Star to Greece

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thoughtsoncruise
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

7 nite Athens Greece, round trip, 9/19 Cruise was fine, not unpleasant. Friendly crew, outstanding food and service related to food. Cabin comfortable but really missed having a private veranda (and just for the record, had one of us been quarantined here, as we observed happening to someone we had met, the same size and layout would have made for a miserable experience). Simple ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


Small yes; luxury maybe?

Review for Wind Star to Greece

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drneal
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

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 the ship was chartered. They gave us a $500/pp credit and paid to change our airfare. I loved the small size of the ship. The cabin was small but functional. The bathroom had ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom

Traveled with children


Big disappointment

Review for Wind Star to Greece

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Oldcruzers
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruse for a birthday celebration and we were already in Greece. We were looking forward to sailing under sail, even if briefly. They play loud music to accompany the raising of the sails, then take them down straight away. No lift on this older boat and a lot of stairs to get to dining room, etc. Our room steward was excellent. Food was very good and BBQ on deck lovely. ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Cabin Type: Oceanview Stateroom


ALL-INCLUSIVE may not mean "all-inclusive"

Review for Wind Star to Greece

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Cruiser1502
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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 hall. It proved to be a great room in the sense that there wasn't much foot traffic outside our door. The cabin had more than enough storage cabinets and plenty of under bed storage for ...
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Sail Date: June 2019


Greek Isles

Review for Wind Star to Greece

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dmdiehl
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Wanted a smaller ship for the Greek Isles. The crew was great. The bar service was slow. They needed more bar staff. Meals were adequate. Went to the Crystal Restaurant our last night and my husband and I enjoyed a delicious meal on the deck. Also, the dinner seafood bar b que on deck was excellent. All excursions and guides were good, well organized and informative. Our room 211 was ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom


Greek Island Holiday

Review for Wind Star to Greece

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Aguila
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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 relationship with the Turkish ministry of culture to do this event. All the locations were wonderful. Excursions well managed and ship processes very smooth with a well led crew. The ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom


Some disappointing features

Review for Wind Star to Caribbean - Eastern

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Mocamps
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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 left a lot to be desired as we didn't get any final documentation until a few days before we left despite having paid in full when we booked. Although loyal Windstar cruisers on CC ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Oceanview Stateroom


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