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Star Breeze Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Great Itinerary!

Review for Star Breeze to the Mediterranean
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Arling2nGal
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Oct 2018
Cabin: Balcony Suite

We were part of a Tauck group that began with a 2 night stay in Lisbon and ended with a 2 night stay in Barcelona. This was our first Windstar cruise, but we've been on quite a few other cruises. Our cabin was the largest cabin we've ever stayed in! It's was great: had a doorbell, a walk-in closet, a full bathtub, and double sinks in the bathroom! Yes, it was older, but it was very comfortable. We had ample storage space! The ship is a little "dated," but otherwise very nice. The food was outstanding! This was the best cruise line food we've ever had. Service from the crew was friendly and many of them learned our names quickly.

We really liked the itinerary. We were very anxious to see Gibraltar and it did not disappoint! We also really liked Seville, Malaga, and Mallorca. We would have liked an overnight in one of these cities, so we could explore more. We were blessed with beautiful weather and that enhanced our experience. Except for our two days in Barcelona, it was warm and sunny (with no humidity). Barcelona turned chilly and rainy and we hadn't packed appropriately for the sudden change in weather.

Since we were with a Tauck group, all our excursions were separate from the ones offered by the ship (although very similar in most cases). Tauck kept us busy; we either had 2 excursions each day, or one very long one. Consequently, we were away from the ship most of the day and didn't get to do much on the ship. And, we were not encouraged by our Tauck Tour Director to participate in Windstar activities (or mingle with the non-Tauck guests). We had daily meetings in the Compass Rose lounge, and that was where we returned (on our own) at other times.

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Balcony Suite

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As I said above, this was a great cabin! It was very roomy, and we never felt like we were bumping into each other. There was a curtain that separated the bed from the seating area, which was a nice addition. The bathroom, while small, was "large" for a cruise ship bathroom! I agree with other reviewers that the cabin was "dated," but its furnishings were easily overlooked for all its advantages.

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