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Star Breeze Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Star Breeze Cruise Review by LarryHN

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jan 2016
  • Destination: the Panama Canal & Central America
  • Cabin Type: Ocean View Suite

Trip was a mess and WindStar management could care less - took six weeks to answer my letter of concern and the answer was all incorrect - they are now ignoring my follow up contacts

Basically the Star Breeze was dirty adn poorly managed with poor information flow to the guests

The Chef was great and food service was excellent as was the food - cabin service was poor and front desk and activity information was virtually non-existant

The itinerary is not good - the stops are third world rural towns of 100 to 150 people so unless you purchase an over priced tour you have nothing to do

The biggest thing was that the ship was suppose to have a daylight passage through the canal (I even verified that with the bridge one day before entering the canal) but did not enter until well after dark and we were given no information about timing so nearly missed dinner just to get to see the entry into the first lock. As far as I know the Panama Canal is nothing but a string of red and green lights stretching both ways as far as you can see.

This was our third Windstar cruise and it was nigh and day from the others - they were great which is why we booked this one - the Star Breeze Panama Canal was a total bust - and their continual refusal to do other than send untrue answers makes it all worse

While our previous two trips were great (10 out of 10) this one destroys things with barely a 3 out of 10 and that only because the food was the best of the three


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Cabin Review

Ocean View Suite
Cabin S3 CATS G03S

Small but nice - not as well laid out as on the smaller sailing ships and the bed was too low to put luggage under cramping the room even more


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