Wind Surf Review

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Life is Great on the Wind Surf

Review for the Eastern Caribbean Cruise on Wind Surf
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Strenz
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Jan 2024
Cabin: Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom

We have been sailing with Windstar Cruises since 1999, 28 cruises, 282 days. Windstar Cruise' s ships fit us, it is as easy as that. We love the smallness, the Wind Surf has huge roomy decks even on a full ship it is easy to fine a private, quiet spot. Being a foodie with lots of knowledge we love that the buffets are really not, they are a small fruit bar in the morning with a few sides and at lunch a small salad bar with a few sides, breakfast and lunch have menus. Eat inside or out. Dinner is lovely and on the Surf you have 3 venues to choose from: Stella Bistro , French that is French, Candles is the outside venue that is a grille with incredible meats and fish, I love the lamb and I love this restaurant sailing out of harbors at dusk, the main restaurant, Amphora, delicious choices. No assigned seating, make friends or sit alone your choice. There are never lines, maybe 5 minutes after cocktails and the port talk at 7 for Amphora or for a tender to shore and back at most 10-15 minutes which is rare. The service is supreme, wonderful, dedicated, kind, people. Great Laundry, so great indeed, we have never check luggage. For neatnicks like us, the storage in the cabins and suites is great even in the small size bathrooms. I love hot water and huge water pressure, I wish I could replicate the hot water and water pressure in my home. Small ports, especially in the Caribbean, we find them more culturally interesting, having great beaches, nice touring and lovely markets. No casinos, lots of little things like trivia at 5, open jigsaw puzzle, lectures, music in the open air bar of Compass Rose, dancing up there after dinner, in the lounge nightly theme music by the band Top Society. Not a large pool but a nice cool off pool, two roomy hot tubs and in calm anchorages the water platform with toys in the stern of the ship. Something for almost everyone. I have written here before and I must say we love the WS experience now as much as we did in 1999. We are grateful for WS Cruises for it has enriched our vacations, it has shown us a fascinating world on trips, we have met lovely folks and eaten delicious meals. WIndstar has given our life joy and for that we are thankful. Our favorite ship is the Surf, it is simple, we love sailing and sails, we love the Sail Away to the music of 1492 with the Caribbean sunsets, nothing more beautiful, we love sailing with the Surf in the Caribbean in the winter and touring in Europe in the fall. This was a fabulous two weeks in the Eastern Caribbean and my favorite the BVIs. If you go: let loose, enjoy, have fun, embrace the beauty.

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Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom

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