Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera) to the Panama Canal & Central America Windstar Wind Star Cruise Reviews

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Cruising in a late-pandemic world

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LJWECOC
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We were tired of staying home and have always loved Windstar. Although we were somewhat put off by the COVID restrictions imposed by CDC and other governmental authorities, foreign and domestic, on the cruise lines, we decided to give it a try. It was probably the best cruise we have ever taken (and that is a lot of cruises). We boarded after a mandatory COVID test and stayed in our cabin until ...
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Sail Date: January 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom


Not a Good Fit for Me

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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


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

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mediapro
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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 as totally all inclusive and the Winstar Star Breeze as lodging, meals and non-alcoholic included - yet eager to compare the differences in service, food, entertainment, enrichment, ...
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Sail Date: January 2016

Cabin Type: Oceanview Stateroom


Wind Star in Costa Rica

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murphy75
First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

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 were couples from 30's to 70's on board. Most people on board are couples with the exception of a very few people traveling with a friend. It is an active trip, and there is no elevator ...
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Sail Date: March 2010

Cabin Type: Oceanview Stateroom


Costa Rica in January

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catz456
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

Just returned from Windstar's Costa Rica cruise and wanted to share our experience. We went right after New Year's, which is normally one of the slowest weeks for cruising. We only had 56 passengers on board - no crowds here! Mostly couples on board - a few newlyweds and the majority were in their 50s & 60s. We were somewhere in between and enjoyed the variety of ages and backgrounds. Never felt ...
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Sail Date: January 2010


Wind Star - Central America/Panama Canal

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raptor
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

This was our 3rd cruise on Windstar, Barbados & Tahiti were the first two. My husband and i were so impressed with the past Windstar cruises that we vowed to only cruise with windstar for the rest of our lives. This vow has been severely broken since our Costa Rica cruise this past December of 06. Windstar has really fallen in all areas and standards! To begin we understood that children were ...
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Sail Date: December 2006

Cabin Type: Oceanview Stateroom

Traveled with children


Wind Star - Central America/Panama Canal

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Leejnd4
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

GENERAL COMMENTS: I have separated my cruise review into the ship experience, and the port experiences, as this ship cruises in different regions, and some readers may be more interested in learning about one vs. the other. About me: I am a 46-yr-old freelance writer and cruise lover who has taken several cruises on a few different lines, including Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Radisson Seven ...
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Sail Date: March 2006


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