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Wind Spirit Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Going Downhill with Costcutting

Wind Spirit Cruise Review by coastcashier

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: May 2017
  • Destination: the South Pacific
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom

We did the 7 day Tahiti experience two years ago and enjoyed it very much. We did the extended version to experience the Wind Spirit in Full Sail in the open sea. It didn't happen. The saile were never all put up and only a token part sail went up briefly.

Additional to this Windstar have cut back in many areas. The so called Watersports platform showing Skiing, Sailing ang Kyaking is no more. They have cut staff and the Sailboats never hit the water as they did every day on the last cruise the reason for this is not enough staff to man the area. The Kyaks are in a Pauling condition.

The Dining experience is now reduced because Windstar Head Office have decreed that White Wine Glasses are to be removed and all Wine served in Red Wine Glasses.

Refrigerators were broken so hot White Wine was served. Urns were broken so Tea was Luke warm at best.

No Shampoo was available.

Paid for Transferrs were forgotten and Passengers left stranded.

Tenders were in poor condition with broken seats. I don't know how Certificates were obtained recently with the Tenders in this condition.

The Past Cruisers drinks night was spent wondering where this line is going. The opinion was overwhelmingly down.

Unfortunately a great cruise line in decline.


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Cabin Review

Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom
Cabin AX 132

The Cabin was small but adequate. No Shampoo was available.


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