Wind Spirit Review

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Excellent Experience

Review for the South Pacific Cruise on Wind Spirit
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stephenking
2-5 Cruises • Age 80s

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Sail Date: Dec 2023
Cabin: Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom

This was my 80th birthday present and travelled with my 79 year old wife. We are both active and have no mobility issues as the vessel has no elevators. We have been to Hawaii a half dozen times, but Tahiti has always been on my list. We are experienced travelers having spent time in six continents. I did a lot of research and Windstar seemed to fit the the bill for us. We are from Maine and have a boat on the ocean so the sailing aspect had some attraction. We booked it ourselves. The boarding process worked well. Our cabin was on level 2. Any concerns we had about storage went away as we were able to store all of the contents of both bags in drawers with space under the beds for the bags. We didn't feel that the room was too small. We chose the extended package of beverages, internet and gratuities. We also has $100 each of ship credits. We used those for Christmas presents as we found that priced in the ship store were not unreasonable as compared to local shops. At the end of the cruise our additional charges were zero. We did tip the room attendant, waiter and bartender extra with USD because of our exceptional service. We ate four of our five nights in Amphora at the same table with the same excellent waiter and bartender. The fifth night was in Candles. We totally enjoyed the food and service, Lunch was buffet style but there were specialty items were available. Can't say enough positive about the captain and his team. They were always friendly and appeared to like what they were doing. Bar service both at the meals and at the pool bar were good along with a stocked mini bar in the room. We took several of the shore excursions. We took the around the island tour on Bora Bora and in retrospect should have done the Lagoon tour. The islands themselves were the real stars and this was the best way to see them. The two island events were outstanding. We were very happy campers! We didn't partake in a lot of the evening events.

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Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom

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Port Reviews

Huahine

ECO tour was outstanding

Moorea

Enjoyed the cultural tour

Tahaa

Lunch on island was outstanding. Water a bit rough on snorkeling tour.

Bora Bora

Round the island tour was disappointing. Couldn't hear the guide over the noise of the engine. Probably should have taken Lagoon tour.

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