Background: Just completed a special tour where our sales group had the complete ship for a week. We started in Bridgetown, Barbados and called on Pigeon Island, St. Lucia, Les Saintes, St. Kitts, St. Barts, Jost Van Dyke and ended in Philipsburg, St. Maarten.
This ship will be going into dry dock in about a month. After 30 years of service it needs to. The staff have done a great job of keeping it clean and refreshed but after some time it just needs a compete make over. The staff from the Captain to the tender drivers were very polite, helpful and called you by name. English is a second language to most so be patient. Make sure you are at the back of the boat for the "sail away". The officers make this a big deal with the overture from 1492 playing loud as each sail is unfurled and you sail out of anchorage. Other boats stop to watch also. Bring your cameras and video it.
Food & Drinks: This is a Diet Coke friendly ship. Real Diet Coke from the States. In fact, if you are looking for locally sourced fruits, vegetables or meats sorry because everything is from the States preserved in vacuum packages. If you like to eat unhealthy then this is the ship for you. If you at least try to watch your weight then you can find fruits and some grilled vegetables along with granola but you better take your own light or fat free dressing. Overall the food was good and the Chef did go out of his way to make anything you wanted. If you have been on the Windstar before it is my understanding that the prior Chef has left the ship to join another line. The people I talked with said the prior Chef was amazing.
Roomy and spacious
Walked to the fort.