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Windstar Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera) Cruise Reviews

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Not a Good Fit for Me

Review for Wind Star to Caribbean - Eastern

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Cruise Worm
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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, & best of all--fantastic talks by naturalist. But the ship seems tired--1 of 2 generators that power propeller went out, so kitchen was an hour late in preparing dinner the first ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Oceanview Stateroom


Windstar is definitely NOT a 5 star cruise line!

Review for Star Pride to Caribbean - Eastern

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rsamtleben
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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 claims that you get the best pricing when you book early. Not true. They discounted this cruise right after the final payment date by USD$1000 per couple. When we asked for a refund ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony Suite


Interesting Panama Canal Cruise!

Review for Star Breeze to Panama Canal & Central America

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kafgill
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

The staff were very attentive and accommodating. Most took the time to learn your name. We had a State Room which was spacious and comfortable. A definite plus on a smaller ship which doesn't have a lot of public areas. Ship was very clean and you noticed the effort to keep it that way.The excursions were interesting and efficient. There was a problem with the air conditioning. State ...
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Sail Date: February 2019


Panama Canal-Wonderful Cruise with Friends Bucket List

Review for Star Breeze to Caribbean - Eastern

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Middlesister63
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

Giving a very detailed account of our trip because a similar review VERY MUCH helped me plan a previous trip to Hawaii. Loved having details to help plan days on shore.Bottom line, I can’t recommend this cruise highly enough. Small ship, great staff/passenger ratio. Large rooms and wonderful food, service etc etc. Each night there was a short program in the lounge to debrief for the next day and ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View Suite


Small Ship, Big Service

Review for Star Breeze to Caribbean - Eastern

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sjefferson
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

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 availability of water sports. We wanted to have fun, but we did not want the fussiness of formal dinner nights. We were not disappointed. The ports of call included a good mix of those with ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony Suite


Our newest Windstar cruise Costa Rica, Panama Canal to Barbados

Review for Star Breeze to Caribbean - Eastern

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Appelder
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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 on all of them! Our cabin was great, the food excellent. Friends with the French Balconies really liked them for the fresh air but our large picture window was just fine. We just ...
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Sail Date: March 2018

Cabin Type: Ocean View Suite


Costa Rica to and thru the Panama Canal March 2018

Review for Star Breeze to Caribbean - Eastern

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Anon137
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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. There are three different public spaces, we prefer the Yacht Club. It's the equivalent of a Flag Bridge on a naval vessel, sitting overtop the navigation bridge. The cabins are ...
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Sail Date: March 2018

Cabin Type: Ocean View Suite


Windstar -- Great Upper Premium Line

Review for Star Breeze to Panama Canal & Central America

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Mimi A
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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, with disembarkation in Barbados. We enjoyed our first Windstar cruise through the ABC Island and the Grenadines on the Star Pride so much that we wanted to sail through the Canal with ...
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Sail Date: March 2018

Cabin Type: Ocean View Suite


Costa Rica, Panama and Transiting the Panama Canal

Review for Star Breeze to Caribbean - Eastern

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MontanaMike
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

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 experience. While the ship was built in 1989, and updated in 2015, it was in excellent condition and every one of the crew focused entirely on making our experience a memorable one ...
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Sail Date: February 2018

Cabin Type: Ocean View Suite


Great food and people but ship needs sprucing up

Review for Star Breeze to Panama Canal & Central America

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kctraveler
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We were looking to go through the Panama Canal on a small ship and not have to visit various Caribbean islands that we have already seen. We had not visited Costa Rica or Panama so the itinerary on this ship fit our requirement. Embarkation was terrible and almost had us worrying what we got ourselves into. We took an independent tour from a hotel we booked on our own, which was cheaper than their ...
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Sail Date: January 2018

Cabin Type: Ocean View Suite


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