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782 Windstar Cruise Reviews


Misty Morning avatar

Misty Morning

3 Reviews Written

33 Helpful Votes

Great Yachtsman’s Caribbean Cruise

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I am writing this as I go through my mandatory quarantine following another great cruise on the Wind Surf (the last one before operations were halted). This was our second Windstar cruise in less than 4 months ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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CanadianKate

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

First Windstar Cruise, A T-Atl

This cruise was thrust upon us. We had booked a mid-Feb cruise on the stretched Star Breeze from BCN to MIA but construction delays cancelled that a few days before Christmas. Since we were within 60 days of ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Sgjacobson

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Repairs galore

This ship is falling apart at the seams and the owners don’t care about what passengers have to endure on board. Departure was delayed by 5 hours waiting for staff. My room had not been cleaned or set up. ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Redtravel

25 Reviews Written

58 Helpful Votes

Once more before the stretch

Two years ago Windstar announced the plan to stretch the Star ships increasing the guest capacity from 210 guests to 310 guests. We love the small size and hope that the increase in size doesn’t change the ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Cruise Worm

3 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Not a Good Fit for Me

Ditto other reviews: delicious food, few onboard activities, personalized service, beautiful sail-away events, phenomenal cabin storage, nice L'Occitan toiletries, great shower with 2 heads, great spa with massages, ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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laurieha

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Poor service & ship needs an overhaul

We love Windstar's other ships and wanted to try their large sailing ship for the itinerary Yachtsman Caribbean. Sadly this ship strongly disappointed. Ironically the ship had just come out of dry dock three weeks ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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waggie1856

3 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

17 Days in Paradise

Quick back round. This was our 37 cruise, the 6th to Tahiti, once on Princess, 2 on Oceania, 1 on Wind Star and 1 on Holland America. This 17 days on Wind Spirit were far and away the best for the following ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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rsamtleben

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Windstar is definitely NOT a 5 star cruise line!

This is the first trip review that I have ever posted. I felt that it was necessary because of the extremely negative customer experience. First of all, I booked this cruise in February 2019. The cruises line ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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janetglas

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Perfect in every way, except the weather!

Everything about this cruise was perfect except for the weather. December is apparently the rainy season, something I didn't realize when I booked. So be warned. It didn't ruin the experience, but more sun and less ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Kathytharris

4 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

Perfection

My husband and I love smaller ships with a little luxury thrown in. We have enjoyed plenty of cruises on larger ships when the children were growing up but discovered the joys of 5-6 star cruises recently. We chose ...
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Sail Date September 2019


Misty Morning avatar

Misty Morning

3 Reviews Written

33 Helpful Votes

Great Back-to-Back Caribbean Cruise

Just as a bit of background, we are a Canadian couple in our mid 50’s from Montreal. This was our 13th cruise having sailed 5 times with Celebrity and now 8 times with Windstar on both the Sailing Ships and Motor ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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alanxfox

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Wonderful cruise, with a few glitches

This is basically a wonderful ship, with a few glitches. It was recently bought by Windstar and is due to a major renovation/refit in 2020, so these comments might not apply to later sailings. This is a small ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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walker_michelle

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Our first Windstar cruise & would absolutely do another one. Smaller ship a plus

Windstar has only 6 ships so and they are small ships focused on going to areas the bigger ships cannot get to. While the ship itself is a little dated, it is slated for a big makeover this summer which is ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Brianbluebird

2 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

Excellent

We were very impressed with this smaller ship. Although full there were no lines, no queues, no crowds, easy tendering and embarkation and so on. Easy to get around. Lots of outside space. with various bars with ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Jneil

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Worn ship and disorganized service. Mediocre All Around.

A travel agent booked our group. Itinerary was interesting but the rest of the experience was below expectations, especially at the price point of $4599 for 8 nights! The ship has definitely seen better days. Far ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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elklemi

12 Reviews Written

52 Helpful Votes

Wonderful

This was my second Wind Star cruise and like most always wanted to experience Tahiti since I was a boy and Mutiny on the Bounty. Luckily I have a friend who lives in San Diego (Carolyn) and she also wanted to go so ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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End412

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Old Ship; Failed air conditioning

We chose this ship because of the reputation of Windstar and the itinerary offered. We were starting out trip with a few days in Lisbon and wanted to experience the southern coast of Spain. The Wind Surf is a ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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loripars

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Amazing

My husband has always wanted to go to Bora Bora and our travel agent told us of this spectacular way to see Bora Bora and French Polynesia. We weren’t disappointed. The Wind Spirit ship and crew are equally as ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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kimrealestate

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Fabulous vacation - again!

We are long time Windstar cruisers. We have been on 15 plus cruises over 25 years. We have been through several owners and have been on almost all the ships. The quality of everything ebbs and flows but the ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Snookycat

1 Review Written

FRENCH RIVIERA - AUGUST 2019

The Wind Surf is a unique sailing ship. Although entertainment is somewhat limited to a house band and two others in the Compass Rose lounge. This ship is not for those looking for 24 hour non stop ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Ditsyblitzy

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Faultless! A wonderful cruise!

We had been on a cruise with 600 passengers and decided it wasn’t for us. Wind Spirit has only 130 passengers and 100 crew and our experience was so different - we loved it. The crew was charming, helpful, ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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rich15

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disappointing Cruise of Cote d'Azur

We thought this would be an excellent way to see the French riviera. The first location, however, was canceled when the ship, several hours from port, returned to take a passenger to the hospital. The last two ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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drneal

5 Reviews Written

34 Helpful Votes

Small yes; luxury maybe?

After planning for over 1 year I finally got to go on a Windstar cruise. I was expecting a lot and, for the most part it, met all expectations. Prior to going on the cruise my initial cruise was cancelled as ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Yampaman

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Fresh Frozen

We sailed for 10 days in the Greek Isles this year. This was our second time on the Wind Surf having gone 15 days from Venice to Barcelona in October 2018. With one exception the entire officer crew had changed ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Den II

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First Windstar Cruise - Definitely NOT our last!

Our first Windstar cruise (my second cruise (Regent Seven Seas), my wife's first). My wife and I were traveling with six other couples to celebrate multiple 50th birthdays. We were collectively thrilled with our ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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