There were a lot of small irritations that would not keep me from sailing with windstar again. Like the broken ice cream machine. But,there is no excuse for the tenders. By the time the cruise was over neither one was working. They tried using the zodiacs at one point, 4 passengers at a time,but one of them got punctured. Ended up hiring a local to transport us.
The tenders were frequently breaking down, slow, broken seats, broken floor cover and inexperienced drivers. I wasted way too much of my vacation waiting for tenders!!!
The excursions were poorly organized and poorly vetted. There was poor local knowledge of the ports by the staff.
Having said that, there were many bright spots. great support staff! Housekeeping, wait staff, front desk, bar staff, all great. Very good food and drink.
Fabulous day at prickly pear beach, the private beach event.
Stay away from the beach excursion in antiqua. It's too long a drive,not a nice drive,and the beach was too rough for most. Many less fit swimmers had to be helped out of the surf. Also very shelly bottom.
Spacious, good service from cabin crew,nice bathroom, comfortable bed. There was one night that we had the smell of exhaust throughout the night. Chief engineer said he would look into it. Didn't happen again.