I have nothing but nice things to say about WindStar. First, the disclaimers- if you are YOUNG, this might not be for you. We've been on 3 Windstar cruises and they are typically older folks who don't want evening entertainment. There isn't much- a small casino, some music and some WS cruises (not Tahiti) have dancing. WS offers very personal attention- as many waitstaff/etc aboard as guests (less than 150). The food at every meal is delicious, well prepared and unique. If you get the laundry package you will have laundry nicer than anything you can do yourself. The servers know your name and want to make you happy. Your room attendant wants your room to be clean and beautiful, leaving cute animal folded towels. Everything is done with YOU, your comfort, your convenience in mind. When leaving ports the sails are hoisted and beautiful music is played. It is just lovely. The shore excursions are varied and fun (and cost more). WindStar is expensive but it is worth every single penny. We loved every moment of our 11 day cruise in the South Pacific. We saw places and did things we will never get to do again. And you would never have the opportunity to do these things if you didn't go on a cruise ship. The 11 day cruise takes you to Fakarava, a World Heritage Site. On two days of the trip they rented private islands for special events. It was so fun. We had so much fun I cried because I didn't want to leave. The worst part is having to fly on Air Tahiti Nui which is the worst airline in the history of air travel.
Our room steward was a young man named Sandar from Bali. Our room was absolutely perfect. Every day when we came in he had made us a towel animal- bats, monkeys, elephants. They were so cute!!