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Star Breeze Review

4.0 / 5.0
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111 reviews
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Very pleasant cruise, but the ship is showing its age

Review for Star Breeze to the Panama Canal & Central America
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6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Jan 2017

We were on the January 21st sailing of the Costa Rica & Panama Canal cruise. It was our first cruise with Windstar (over the past 10 years Oceania has been our primary line). Our cabin was very spacious and well maintained, and the staff was very friendly and attentive. However, the ship's exterior and public areas showed more wear-and-tear than we had expected, such as rusty areas on the hull near our balcony, cracked floor tiles, and frayed carpeting in several areas. While some of these may be viewed as cosmetic, one of the hot water lines located above Deck 4 cracked and drenched several cabins. These wear-and-tear items reflect the fact that the ship (as well as its sister ships acquired from Seabourn) are now 25+ years old. Hopefully, Windstar will give these areas more attention during the next overhaul.

The food during the cruise was consistently good, and sometimes very good, but generally a step down from the food on Oceania.

The public spaces on the ship are somewhat chopped up. For example, there is no easily used walking track on the ship's decks.

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