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Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera) Luxury Cruises Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
Ship
Destination
Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)

Traveler rating

Excellent

16

Very Good

3

Average

3

Poor

3

Terrible

1

Cruise type

Luxury Cruises

26

Romantic Cruises

13

Family Cruises

7

Senior Cruises

7

Expedition Cruises

4

26 Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera) Luxury Cruises Cruise Reviews


rsamtleben avatar

rsamtleben

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Windstar is definitely NOT a 5 star cruise line!

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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


ak1004 avatar

ak1004

9 Reviews Written

69 Helpful Votes

A 6 Star experience, despite some minor imperfections

The 10 nights Symphony cruise from Caldera to San Diego was our 15th cruise and our first cruise on Crystal. We sailed on Oceania and Azamara and the rest were mainstream lines like Celebrity, Princess Cunard etc. ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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sjefferson

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Small Ship, Big Service

We typically choose active, land-based travel but decided to do a cruise for a special anniversary. We chose the Star Breeze for its mixture of small luxury ship with casual attitude, small ports of call, and ...
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Sail Date January 2019


Mimi A avatar

Mimi A

18 Reviews Written

93 Helpful Votes

Windstar -- Great Upper Premium Line

This was our second Windstar cruise, a back-to-back Costa Rica and the Panama Canal, followed by a Southern Caribbean Sweep itinerary from Colon, Panama to Cartegena, Colombia; Aruba, and Bequia in the Grenadines, ...
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18 photos

Sail Date March 2018


Anon137 avatar

Anon137

3 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

Costa Rica to and thru the Panama Canal March 2018

We chose this because Lat November it was on a flash sale at 75% discount from the rack rate. It's at the end of winter, but rest assured, we are warming up. Compared to MSY Wind Star, the MV Star Breeze is huge. ...
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Sail Date March 2018


MontanaMike avatar

MontanaMike

1 Review Written

Costa Rica, Panama and Transiting the Panama Canal

We selected the 7 day Windstar Costa Rica/Panama cruise because we wanted to visit these two countries and to transit the Panama Canal. First, the Star Breeze and her crew were one of the highlights of this ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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blustig77

3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Excellent cruise

i chose this sailing because of a special promotion which made the price reasonable compared to most other azamera cruises and it had an interesting intinerary.. i had always wanted to sail on azamera due to its ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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TexansTryingCruising

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Windstar Changed our View

We chose this cruise because we wanted to sail through the Panama Canal, do a little snorkeling, and get away from crowds. Our prior experience with large cruise lines, left us feeling uncomfortable with cruising. ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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davidandjie

3 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Best crew ever

This was our first ocean cruise on a small ship. Star Breeze is comparable to a river cruise in that there were fewer than 200 passengers.. Accordingly, the ship offered little in the way of entertainment, though it ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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SandBeachGolf

2 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Perfect overview of Costa Rica

Let me start by saying that it sounds like Windstar got off to a very rocky start on their inaugural voyages in 2016! This was our third Windstar cruise. The first 2 were on sailboats. Windstar is absolutely not for ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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jimb1532

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Costa Rica Panama Canal Cruise

This was our 1st cruise on a smaller ship. Really liked the size vs.the bigger ships. Windstar was 1st class from beginning to end. Personnel were friendly, polite,professional and fun. Food was excellent. ...
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Sail Date January 2017


Dauna avatar

Dauna

1 Review Written

23 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

Our cruise was Naturally Costa Rica. It's SO disappointing to look forward to a cruise, read about all of the wonderful places "only small ships can go", the "private yacht style", the outstanding service with ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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ctheworld107

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Great Week on the Star Breeze

This was our first cruise on Windstar. We were on the February 13-20, 2016 Star Breeze cruise from Puerto Caldera to Colon, Panama. We flew into San Jose the day before and used the Windstar transfer to the ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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Rhdmomof4

1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

Disappointing; Not Up to Our Previous Windstar Experience

I am not one to write anything negative, but this really was a disappointment. Stateroom phenomenal, food good but not phenomenal. Service good but not like in the past. Exercise room fair -- no elypical was a ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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mediapro

5 Reviews Written

74 Helpful Votes

Communication is a great trait; wish Windstar understood the concept.

First a disclaimer. I have enjoyed five cruises on the Paul Gauguin and wanted a fair comparison between PG and the recently refitted former Seabourn ships. I understood the key difference between the two - PG ...
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Sail Date January 2016


itsnowjoke avatar

itsnowjoke

1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

Star Breeze

It's not my goal to tear Windstar to pieces, but my latest cruise on the Star Breeze was somewhat bizarre and disappointing, given the fact that I was expecting a higher-end cruise. I'm a Diamond on Royal ...
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Sail Date January 2016


LibraryJo avatar

LibraryJo

4 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

It was wonderful!

We sailed on the Journey for a Panama Canal transit and it was wonderful! It was our first time on Azamara. I was a little nervous as it was "a luxury line" and we are just two unassuming retired folks. We found ...
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Sail Date January 2016


George's Girl avatar

George's Girl

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Pleasant cruise offset by disappointments.

The cruise seemed to be starting off well with smooth and efficient boarding (at least on the cruise line's part -- the port, on the other hand, was a nightmare). We embarked on the early side and enjoyed a ...
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Sail Date December 2015


remery avatar

remery

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Great Crew, Some Disappointments

We boarded the "yacht", capacity 212, to sail south to and through the panama canal. There were numerous shore excursion and we enjoyed all, and the crew worked hard on the island adventure providing excursion and ...
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Sail Date December 2015


CarolBob avatar

CarolBob

2 Reviews Written

Azamara Revisited

We had previously cruised on Azamara (3 Journey, 1 Quest) when they were seeking their niche. Now, several years later, the cruises are shorter now and much more expensive. However the cruise was worth every ...
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Sail Date March 2015


Roycal avatar

Roycal

4 Reviews Written

48 Helpful Votes

Excellent Vacation Trip

My wife and I took a cruise on Crystal Serenity Nov. 30 – Dec. 11, 2014, from the west coast of Costa Rica, through the Panama Canal, up the east coast of Central America and Mexico, ending in Miami, FL, USA. ...
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Sail Date November 2014


murphy75 avatar

murphy75

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Wind Star in Costa Rica

I absolutely loved my Windstar trip to Costa Rica. We went Feb/March 2010. The Windstar was really beautiful. It was laid back, and the service was excellent. Average age of the passengers was about 50, but there ...
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Sail Date March 2010


scm avatar

scm

1 Review Written

What was once a luxury, is now a necessity

I'm glad that we got to the mid-point in life before our first Seabourn cruise, because the two-week experience was several full rotations on the luxury socket wrench. There really isn't any other way to describe ...
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Sail Date December 2009


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Appelder

1 Review Written

Our newest Windstar cruise Costa Rica, Panama Canal to Barbados

For us the best part of the Windstar experience is the crew! They are fantastic! We have been on all three of the sailing yachts and now this, our first motor yacht, and the crew has been the common stand out thing ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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dswiss

15 Reviews Written

54 Helpful Votes

Just as advertised

We've been on well over 50 cruises, but this was our first one on Crystal. We wanted to experience the 'top of the line' feeling and we were not disappointed. When we cruise, our most important aspect is the ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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