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Wind Spirit Review

4.0 / 5.0
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101 reviews
13 Awards

Windstar's Wind Spirit exceeded our expectations

Review for Wind Spirit to the Southern Caribbean
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sb44
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Nov 2013
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We were enchanted with the ship and the crew from the moment we boarded. We knew that this was not in the true "luxury" class of ships but really wanted something small and intimate, and this was exactly the right trip for us. The trip was advertised as the "Yachtman's Caribbean" and truly, it was. Basically, it's island hopping with swimming and snorkeling during the day, drinks and food at night. The entire week was relaxed. No shorts or t-shirts in the dining room at night but totally casual with men wearing golf shirts or Tommy Bahama type shirts at night, women capri's or little strappy dresses - depending on age. Daytime is bathing suits, shorts, capri's. Leave the dressy stuff at home! The passengers ranged from early 30's (honeymooners) to late 70's with everything inbetween plus a couple of teenagers who were world travelers. Mostly professonal people, teachers, small business owners, etc., from all around the world although it was mostly American's, Canadians, and several Dutch that made up the bulk. The ship is small so there is opportunity to meet everyone and friendships were made all the way around.

The staff is unbelievably kind an competent. The service staff is mostly from the Phillipines and have worked onboard together for many years. They cook, they clean, they entertain, they do it all and always with a smile. The food was outstanding. Breakfast and lunch served either on deck in a cool breeze or in a restaurant on the top deck. The choices are vast and nobody was hungry - ever - but never had that "stuffed" feeling of the large ships. Dinner is served either in the newly decorated and very elegant dining room or on the back deck where there is a small pool and hot tub. This area at night turns into Candles, an outdoor restaurant that features grilled steak, chops, etc.

The most amazing part of this ship is that every square foot is multi-purpose and transitions from one use to another in minutes. We never felt crowed or cramped in the public areas or in our cabin. The cabin itself is sailing ship small but very efficient. The bathroom is amazing in that there is more than adequate room for everything and, I mean everything! Same with the two closets. The TV is pretty boring if you are a night watcher in bed but there is a library full of DVD's. The beds are two twins pushed together (or apart if you want). They were wonderfully comfortable and the pillows were awesome. BTW, there is 110v power so if you need a CPAP not to worry, plug is right next to the bed.

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Cabin category was A. All of the cabins appeared to be equal and I don't think there is a whole lot of difference in choice from forward, aft, etc. Everyone said their room was good and no complaints about noise. If you're claustrophobic probably the 2nd deck rather than the first where water splashes the windows if the seas are rough. BTW, if the seas are rough there is plenty of meclazine available at the desk in the middle of the ship!

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