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Wind Star Review

4.5 / 5.0
113 reviews

Pretty much perfect

Review for Greece Cruise on Wind Star
JonJennie
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Sep 2018
Cabin: Oceanview Stateroom

Bucket list item was the Greek isles and since we prefer the smaller ships, opted for a Windstar cruise. Only 135 or so guests so no crowds or lines. Ship is a little old but well maintained and except for the air conditioning and the internet, very comfortable and enjoyable. Except for Monemvassia, there were no big buses for the tours which was nice but that may be dependent on the number of folks that signed up. All vehicles were comfortable.Crew was hospitable except for one wine steward and when brought to the attention of management, things changed promptly. Ports were all very enjoyable though I was pretty tired of ruins once everything was over. Stayed in the Electra Hotel for a few nights in Athens and it was nice with a rooftop dining area with views of the Acropolis. Just avoid room 211 which had a toilet so close to the wall and shower one had to be a contortionist to use. Last night we moved to the Grand Bretagne and it was a beautiful old hotel but probably not worth the extra money. Tried to get reservations for our group of 8 several weeks before for dinner on the rooftop but they were full. Could not even find space to have a cocktail that evening as most of the space was closed off for some reason. Went next door to King George hotel and had a wonderful meal on the top floor with even better views of the Acropolis. Highly recommend this!

Crew was polite and accommodating but not as nice as Crystal Esprit. Food in the dining room was good but not exceptional. Candles was better and especially the on-deck barbecue...that was amazing. Dinner at the Celsus Library was also amazing. Went to the opera afterwards in the old theatre and sitting on stone, even for an hour, was awful.

Delos and Turkey were wonderful stops but all were excellent. Chartered a private catamaran in Santorini instead of the ships cat tour and it was fantastic. Breakfasts were nice with a wide selection of food on the buffet with the opportunity to order off the menu if desired. Bridge tour was nice and informative.

Cabin Review

Oceanview Stateroom

Cabin B

Very comfortable beds and adequate space for the two of us. Wonderful shower. Air condition stayed max cold the whole time and even then was warm at times. Others in our group were fine so it is probably stateroom dependent. Weather in September was nice but can't imagine how it might be June through August. Hopefully this will be rectified as ship heads to the yard soon for some rework. Spotty TV reception. Awful internet...save your money and get the $10 per day deal with your carrier. Far better internet and since you sail at night but are in port during the day, works just fine.

Port Reviews

Santorini

rented a private catamaran for snorkeling, swimming, sightseeing and a wonderful lunch

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