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Wind Surf Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Gaelic Explorer Itinerary

Review for Wind Surf to the British Isles & Western Europe
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10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Jul 2014

"Gaelic Explorer" Itinerary - Dublin to Edinburgh - July 12-20, 2014

We'd cruised on Wind Surf three times, but always on warm weather itineraries in the Caribbean or Bahamas, and it'd been ten years since our last sailing. We were curious how she had held up after going through three owners since the last time we were aboard. We were not disappointed.

We chose to purchase Windstar's 2-night pre-cruise Dublin hotel package. We took a cab (27 Euros) from the airport to the O'Callaghan Davenport Hotel, which was centrally located within walking distance of Trinity College, shops and eateries on Grafton Street, Book of Kells, Temple Bar, museums, parks, and a hop-on-hop-off bus stop. Although rated four-stars, the Davenport was a bit frayed around the edges. Our 5th floor room was nice, although the air conditioning was so weak we had to open the window. That turned out to be problematic at bedtime because of the very popular outdoor pub just below the window. The hotel staff was friendly, and the included morning breakfast buffet was tasty.

Cabin Review

Our suite looked brand new. Our cabin steward was terrific. One stairway flight up to Main deck; one stairway flight down to Deck 2 for getting off/on the ship at most daily stops.

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