This was our second Windstar cruise following last summer’s Norway/Iceland voyage which was marvelous. Sufficiently marvelous that we invited three friends from NYC to join us this time. We previously sailed once on Regent which was but decent and once on Silversea which was slightly better than decent. Windstar ran rings around them on both our sailings aboard Legend and Pride.
See our cabin review below, it was very good and comfortable but also most expensive suite available. You get what you pay for. My friends had regular cabins (following luxury marketing rules, these are referred to as suites, haha) which they thought sumptuous, comfortable and well designed.
This cruise had half-a-dozen naturalists on board, fully credentialed for all things Alaska including flora, fauna — birds, orcas, whales, otters, seals, sea lions, glaciers, earthquakes, volcanos, weather, cultures, and more. Plus, they led many of the zodiac and other excursions so could narrate in real time.
Smaller than its sister suite on the Pride, it yet was sufficiently commodious, had two toilets, a small deck looking forward, with sun loungers. The living room comfortable and well furnished; the bedroom tiny. Half the living room is furnished with windows, plus another strategically set window in the bedroom. No stand-alone shower which the Pride equivalent did have. Comfortable bed, slightly larger than queen size.
CAVEAT: The two owners suites are forward on the sixth deck, therefore do not book if mal de mer is an issue because you will feel it.