We have been trying to sail the Classic Dalmatia and the Croatia Coast itinerary since COVID and I'm so happy our dreams finally came true! We have been lucky to sail on Windstar on a previous 6 cruises so it was like coming home!
This time around we booked Cabin 146 (this was our 3rd attempt at this specific itinerary). We typically sail aft so I wasn't very excited about being so far forward but you take what is available sometimes. It turned out to be a perfect location (we did hug the coast of Italy and Croatia with only 1 sea day so not too much rocking and rolling). We were on the forward side of the doors when closed and the forward elevator was just down a few doors and except for loading the luggage on and off, the elevators weren't very busy at all. We did have some issues with hot water in our shower but engineering came quickly and fixed it.
There were a lot of new faces in the crew and a few from our past cruises who did recognize us which is always so nice. On embarkation day the crew serving us lunch in the Veranda all introduced themselves, asked us what they should call us, and as many of you know, greeted us by name from that moment forward. You can tell they're still working out a few kinks; we want the new crew to be successful and a little understanding goes a long way.