We are frequent cruisers on Silversea, Seabourn & have also cruised on Seadream & Azamara but no others. We were curious to try the newly refurbished Star Breeze on account that we had travelled on the same ship when it was owned by Seabourn. We were slightly nervous as we have always stayed away from non all inclusive cruise lines and were slightly nervous given some of the reviews on here.
Windstar in the end far exceeded our expectations. Boarding in Piraeus was swift and easy as always. On boarding the ship the crew were immediately friendly and we were shown straight to our cabin despite it only being 1pm.
The ship itself has clearly had money spent on it but could probably have done with a bit more being spent in the corridors and central stairwell. The public areas are a vast improvement but are incredibly underused. With the exception of the ondeck Yacht Bar, the other bar and other public areas were largely empty.
The cabins have had a reasonable refit from Seabourn days though the wood work and bathrooms are the same. Nice linens are used and the new beds are very comfortable. The bathroom products are L'Occitaine and are frequently replenished.
Disappointing to see that they are not using on demand tv. Strangely they don't even have a "moving map" feature on the tv. The housekeeping staff were excellent.