Trip of a Lifetime on the Wind Surf: Wind Surf Cruise Review by Yakidad

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Trip of a Lifetime on the Wind Surf

Sail Date: January 2014
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: St. Maarten
Our first cruise was an absolute dream. The Wind Surf staff, from the Captain to the laundry workers, could not have been more friendly, professional, and caring. Three couples, "senior citizens" from the Pacific Northwest, travelling together were like a bunch of kids on and off the ship. Anchoring at locations away from the town-sized monster ships gave us a chance to visit local shops in smaller towns, yet get to the bigger "tourist centers" if we wanted to.

The food was spectacular, the scenery was incredible, and listening to the music while the sails were unfurled on the 5 masts was thrilling. Seeing the ship at anchor when returning from shore excursions was a wonderful sight. With just under 300 passengers, we were able to get together when we wanted, and go our separate ways when we wanted. The six of us did get together for dinner each evening. All six of us went to a small local bar, the Mad Mongoose, in Falmouth Harbor, Antigua, to watch our Seahawks beat the More 49ers. It was a raucous, fun evening with lots of local residents and a few travelers from around the world.

We all did many activities together and separately. Some of us went swimming off the watersports platform at the stern of the ship, two went snorkeling at the Baths and another site on Virgin Gorda, four of us enjoyed the swimming and "people" watching at Shell Beach on St. Bart's, two of us went swimming and playing with dolphins on Tortola, and we all spent many hours sitting and reading at many locations all over the ship.

Our rooms were luxurious, comfortable, and very well prepared by our Steward, Beny. I cannot possibly imagine a better trip for the price.

We will take Windstar trips again !!!!!!!!!! Less

Published 02/12/14

Cabin review: 247,249,251

The three cabins were very well laid out, with a wonderful amount of storage. The bathroom was one I would be happy with as one in our home. Being in the "middle" of the ship meant we heard no noises from engines and felt almost no motion whatsoever. The sea was very calm while we were there, but it was sometime hard to tell we were even moving. Sleep was wonderful.The cabin service was great. Making the bed, turning it down, fruit basket, chocolates, clean towels, etc, etc, were well done. And Beny recognized me and called me by name when we met on the opposite hallway on the second day !!!!

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