We were excited about this cruise, having been on a cruise on the Royal Clipper several years ago and expecting it to be a similar experience. We were disappointed that it wasn't.
Prior to the cruise the admin left a lot to be desired as we didn't get any final documentation until a few days before we left despite having paid in full when we booked. Although loyal Windstar cruisers on CC assured us that we didn't need any paperwork, we did actually really NEED to know which port to go to and at what time!! Fortunately this info did arrive in time and we were otherwise happy with the embarkation process which was very straightforward.
Although our cabin was one of the cheapest we were pleased with it and it compared well with our cabin on Royal Clipper which WASN'T the cheapest. The shower was one of the best we've experienced on a ship! We didn't have a balcony but we were hoping for an active cruise so didn't think we'd miss it. We did!
The cabin itself was much as expected........not big but well fitted and certainly adequate. The bed was comfortable. The porthole windows didn't add much to the experience and we missed having a balcony, The shower was superb....one of the best we've had on a cruise.
We walked into Quepos and then took a local bus to the Manuel Antonio National Park. Very straightforward and much cheaper than the ship's excursion