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Wind Surf Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Nothing to do but relax

Review for Wind Surf to the Southern Caribbean
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First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Nov 2009

First sailing on a Windstar adventure and was not sure what to expect. What was experienced was lots of relaxation with just the right amount of activity if desired. The lack of "stimulation" (which I loved) from big ships was a definite plus for me. If you want clubbing and nightly entertainment this is not the cruise for you.

My sailing had only 224 passengers and it was quite nice to actually get to know most of the folks on the cruise and share both onshore experiences and learn what a small world in which we live.

Sports platform was a major plus as to jump or dive into the middle of the crystal clear Caribbean was magnificent. There were also sailboats, kayaks, waterski boats and snorkel trips for guests when sports platform was open.

Cabin Review

While we did get a great price --- it apparently came at a price---- that price being this cabin was next to the tender that was lowered right outside the suite at 7 a.m. every port that we anchored at sea. No noise on the day we stopped in Guadeloupe because we docked at the port and no noise first night as we were at sea and no tender service. While it was an annoyance, I usually didn't have much trouble falling back asleep.

Port Reviews

St. Barts

Great port with shops such as L. Vuitton, Lacoste, Persol, etc. Clean, art deco town with French flavor abounding.

St. Lucia

This port was one where we participated in some zip lining over the rain forests of St. Lucia. It was a 45 minute ride to the rain forest which while being quite long up meandering roads was worth the experience of "zipping". After a 45 minute ride back to the dock (we were on an a/c bus with a quite humorous and information laden guide) there was a barbeque for guest who wanted to stay at the beach or (as we chose) to go back to the ship and bask in the sun and get back to the habit we were acquiring called "relaxing".

View of Pitons at the conclusion of day was incredible as captain sailed as close as possible for photo ops. The sun was setting and the moon was rising---it was incredible.

St. John (U.S.V.I.)

Just walked around in the port area and you can walk right into the heart of the City. There are quite a few "touristy" stores when you first arrive but they diminish a bit as you walk away from the port area.

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