This was my 6th cruise on the Wind Surf, first 3 times were when it was the Club Med 1 (Caribbean, Mediterranean, and Polynesian itineraries). I have also cruised several times on the Wind Star and Wind Spirit, most recently in Costa Rica. This was also my 3rd time sailing out of Civitavecchia, once on the Club Med 1, later on a (now defunct) Renaissance ship, and now again on the Wind Surf. Although the experiences were similar (all of them GREAT), there were some notable differences.
First, the Wind Surf Review that was written by Cruise Critic contributor Jana Jones is very comprehensive and accurate, so I will try not to repeat any of this basic information. I love the Wind Surf, and small ship luxury cruising in general. I cannot imagine enjoying one of those mega-sized cruise ships with thousands of passengers. If you have ever been in St. Thomas when a large ship is in port, and seen the throngs of passengers wandering the streets at 10 AM in the morning, with beers in hand, you may understand my viewpoint. TRAVEL TO THE PORT
Cabin 148, very close to the front elevator and stairs. Lowest deck is most comfortable in rough weather, as is mid-ship. Forward location is very convenient. Cabins in the rear of the ship tend to have more engine noise/vibration. Cabins are cozy (188 square feet), well appointed. One minor nit --- 120 volt AC outlet is tucked away under the desk, a little hard to get to. Toiletries are high-end L'Occitane, I have become addicted to the lemony Verbena aroma.