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We wanted to see French Polynesia but we extremely disappointed with the Wind Spirit. First the good part -- the crew were great! However, there are no elevators (which we knew belatedly) so with our small stateroom on deck 1 we had to climb to deck 4 for breakfast and lunch and deck 3 for dinner. On top of that, we had to climb to deck 3 to exit the ship for shore excursions, etc. and then climb down 24 steps to get to the tender/dock (most all tender stops). All rooms were dark and seemed to have little ventilation. Dining room was dark and very noisy. Food was nothing to write home about. Most shore excursions we did were for snorkeling and they were less than great. The best was one we booked privately in Bora Bora with Pure Snorkeling. By the end of the 11 days my hips were so painful I could hardly walk (from all the stairs). Forget this cruise, it is definitely not worth the time or money.

Skip this one and go for the Paul Gauguin instead

Wind Spirit Cruise Review by barbshively

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: August 2017
  • Destination: South Pacific
  • Cabin Type: Owner's Suite
We wanted to see French Polynesia but we extremely disappointed with the Wind Spirit. First the good part -- the crew were great! However, there are no elevators (which we knew belatedly) so with our small stateroom on deck 1 we had to climb to deck 4 for breakfast and lunch and deck 3 for dinner. On top of that, we had to climb to deck 3 to exit the ship for shore excursions, etc. and then climb down 24 steps to get to the tender/dock (most all tender stops). All rooms were dark and seemed to have little ventilation. Dining room was dark and very noisy. Food was nothing to write home about. Most shore excursions we did were for snorkeling and they were less than great. The best was one we booked privately in Bora Bora with Pure Snorkeling.

By the end of the 11 days my hips were so painful I could hardly walk (from all the stairs).

Forget this cruise, it is definitely not worth the time or money.
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Cabin Review

Owner's Suite
Cabin OS 107
Portholes are tiny, water was splashing against them much of the time we were under way. Very poor ventilation, not ceiling fan, no way to accurately set the thermostat. Lighting was on the dim side.
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