Wind Star Cruise Review by Moesie
- Sail Date: June 2012
- Destination: Greece
- Cabin Type: Owner's Suite
The trip came with 2 free nights here--well worth it! It also included transportation to the ship. What a beautiful sight to see. Boarding was accomplished easily and within 30-40 minutes we were enjoying a cocktail waiting for embarkation. As we left Pireaus (Athens) the music of Vangelis accompanied the raising of the 5 sails--thrilling! It was like this every time we left a port--a bit corny after a while but fun to see.
There are under 200 guests on the Wind Star so there is never a crowd anywhere. No reservations were needed to eat dinner and tables were always available. We did meet a few friends and when our group got larger, we did take the time to make times; this was appreciated by staff and us as a good table was then ready for us. Everything is casual--dress up or dress down--not bathing suits for dinner but pretty much anything goes. VEY comfortable for my husband. Breakfast was buffet style with an omlette station and a spot for the day's special breakfast. You could also order from a menu. We didn't do many lunches as we took tours daily, but we did sneak a small lunch one day and it was great!
There is entertainment but it is not a focus--relaxing is de riguoer. Dinner on the deck requires a reservation and is well worth it. The port tours are exceptionally well run-pricey but each one was a small group and our own private guide so well worth the $$.
The staff has your name learned by 8PM on embarkation night and never forget it for the stay. They are pleasant and warm and attentive to your needs. True professionals all.
I would recommend the Wind Star and all its glory for the cruise to the Greek islands and Turkey. Well worth the price for the smallness of the ship and the attention paid to your needs however small or big.
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