By Erica Silverstein
Cruise Critic Senior Editor
5.0 / 5.0
Cruise Critic Editor Rating: Cabins

On the all-suite Star Breeze, cabins feature nautical shades of blue, beige and gold. All have ocean views, as well as LCD flat-screen TVs, DVD and CD players, iPod nanos and Bose SoundDock systems. Each has a lovely, relatively spacious living area/bedroom configuration with a curtain that can separate the two. Queen-size beds can be reconfigured into two twins and are flanked by nightstands with a shelf and a drawer and reading lights. Living areas have a sofa, two armchairs and a coffee table. All cabins feature fully stocked minibars; soda and water is free, but bottles of beer, wine and spirits cost from $6 to $9.

Bathrooms are both spacious and gorgeous, with large marble tub/shower combos (or shower only), twin sinks, good lighting and L'Occitane toiletries. Big kudos for ample supplies of soap, shower gel, shampoo, conditioner and lotion and also for the extra bits, like cotton balls and swabs. Storage is plentiful, but an extra cabinet, containing water glasses, is hidden behind a mirror by the door, and we didn't find it until halfway through our cruise. One downside is that the attachment for the detachable showerhead is located in a corner of the bath, making it difficult to stand under the shower spray without holding it above your head with one hand.

A handful of cabins are modified accessible, though certain itineraries might not be ideal for travelers with mobility challenges, and several cabins have extra berths. In addition, 10 pairs of suites are adjoining (with a shared outer door that can be put into use) for groups traveling together.

The artwork in the suites, as well as throughout the ship, reflects Windstar's nautical heritage; our favorites are paintings of colorful fishing boats.

Ocean-view Suite: At 277 square feet, these cabins are outfitted with a king bed that converts to twins, a desk/vanity and a living room area with chairs, sofa and coffee table. A walk-in closet has plenty of storage, but the shelves are weirdly triangular and the only drawers are in the vanity by the bed. All ocean-view suites have a cabinet stocked with crystal goblets and glasses and a big picture window that does not open. Four of these are designated accessible, with appropriate modifications. A handful of suites offer third berths.

Balcony Suite: The only difference between balcony and ocean-view suites is that the 36 Balcony Suites feature French verandas with tiny, step-out balconies (not big enough to sit on). A few balcony suites also offer third berths.

Classic Suite: Star Breeze has four Classic Suites. Two are located forward on the ship and measure 400 square feet; these can accommodate additional passengers with pullout sofas. Another two, located midship, have the advantage of a smoother ride and are actually larger at 530 square feet, but have a view obstructed by lifeboats. These have an extra walk-in closet and half-bath as well. All Classic Suites have separate living rooms (with large couches, televisions, Nespresso coffee machines and dining tables for two or four) and bedrooms with a second TV. The small balcony is large enough for a pair of lounge chairs. Master bathrooms are identical to those in ocean-view and balcony suites.

Owner's Suite: The ship has a pair of Owner's Suites, measuring 575 square feet, and these also have separate living rooms and bedrooms. Each suite features one full bath and a half-bath, two walk-in closets, a spacious living room with a dining nook that seats four, Nespresso machine and a private balcony with two lounge chairs overlooking the Deck 5 hot tub area.

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