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St. Maarten Windstar Wind Surf Cruise Reviews

Windstar
Wind Surf
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81 St. Maarten Windstar Wind Surf 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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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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Ivacruise

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

A Cruise a Little bit Too long

We got a flight out of Philli the day before and had a nice hotel at the Simpson Bay , with a decent beach. So no rush or stress at sailing day. Taxi to the cruise terminal was no problem Embarkation easy ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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SonnyDelight

3 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Special Needs

As a sailor, I always wanted to go on Windstar; it far exceeded my expectations. Kudos to Gede, assistant Maitre D, his boss Santos and Chef Oman for delicious meals that met our dietary restrictions. Kudos to Lufi, ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Misty Morning

3 Reviews Written

33 Helpful Votes

Wind Surf Delivers Again

First, we are a French Canadian couple in our early 50’s from Montreal. We sailed 5 times with Celebrity prior to sailing on Wind Surf for the first time in 2013. We have since sailed 7 times with them, all in the ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Strenz

10 Reviews Written

53 Helpful Votes

The Best Way to Experience the Caribbean

We took the 14 day cruise on the Wind Surf Caribbean Exploration Cruise. We left from St. Martin and were very thrilled to see that the island is coming back so nicely. We have only sailed on Wind Star in the ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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LuvDCaribbean

9 Reviews Written

38 Helpful Votes

A bit disappointed, something has changed with Windstar

My wife & I sailed on 1/12/19, Our 6th Windstar cruise, 3rd on Wind Surf. Room 126. The ship – Wind Surf – was built in 1990, and is showing its age in too many areas. Rust, loose planks, paint peeling, ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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ColoradoTraveler1120

2 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Two Thumbs Way Up - A Wonderful Experience

We booked this trip at very much the last minute, deciding to go someplace warm for my wife's spring break about a week before departing. Clearly, we were fortunate to find a vacancy on board this ship. This was ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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h20Sprite

4 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Almost as good as we had expected

We had been looking forward to something really special on this "Bucket List" cruise, and for the most part, we were not disappointed. Quality of food, service, ship, cabin and excursions was generally excellent. ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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golfdale2

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Improvements in all areas

We are frequent Windstar cruisers especially in the Caribbean although our connection with Windstar began in the Med about 9 years ago. We have also cruised on Sea Dream Seabourn, and Silversea so we have ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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KnottyCanadian

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great ship & crew - not for unsociable people

This was our first voyage on a small luxury cruiser and it was excellent. The ship, crew, food, venues, cabins and majority of passengers were great. No mega pools, large outdoor TV screens or ice rinks here. I ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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BostonTia

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Windstar Wins!

I chose this cruise because my usual island vacation had to be cancelled due to the hurricane damage. I thought I would never go on a cruise. The thought of a floating city with lines a mile long are not my kind ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Redtravel

25 Reviews Written

58 Helpful Votes

Relaxing in style

This was our 3rd time on the Windsurf. The cruise had been scheduled to embark and disembark in St. Martin. However, after Hurricane Irma destroyed St. Martin, the cruise was rescheduled to go RT Barbados. The ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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labadee70

7 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Super cruise. Great way to bring in new year

We have been on the wind surf twice before on their 2 cruises out of st maarten. But this ‘jewels’ cruise was out of barbados and to mostly different islands, and over new years. We did excursions (by ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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Hos1985

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

The good, the bad and the ugly. An Honest Review.

This is our third and likely last Windstar cruise. There are many reasons we feel this way. First, the Windsurf is need of serious updates. There is surface rust visible throughout the exterior decks. Several ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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elklemi

12 Reviews Written

52 Helpful Votes

My First Wind Star Cruise

My first WindStar cruise December 16-23 from Barbados and I was a little apprehensive about sailing with them as I was solo and thought I might be out of place as I am a simple kind of guy and worried about being ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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schlichtjames@gmail.com

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Fabulous Staff, Food, Facilities and value for your money

We picked the 7 night Eastern Caribbean sail out of St. Maarten before the two devastasting hurricanes. Although they had to change the itinerary 2 times, we ended up going out of Barbados and spent one day at sea ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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Orangeman68

2 Reviews Written

29 Helpful Votes

Outstanding Cruise; One of Our Best!

My wife and I just completed the Windsurf Yachtsman Cruise and it was awesome. First, dress was casual and don't overpack . These are my recommendations and thoughts for anyone taking or thinking about this Cruise. ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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pintmere

3 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Windstar vs star clippers

We had a very enjoyable cruise with Windstar in February out of St Martin. As previous travellers with Star Clippers we were interested to see the differences between the two. In terms of cabin we had ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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K11TEXAS

5 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Excellent Service and Great Itinerary

Chose this cruise because DH wanted to cruise on the ship with sails, and there were islands we had not yet experienced in the Caribbean-Barbuda, Isles de Saintes, and St Barths. Our cabin was 222 which was ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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AztecCraig

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Good but probably not worth the premium price

TOns of smokers on this ship , they should be allowed places to smoke , but limited. impossible to get into the private dining rooms. Zero children on this trip - excellent - the cruise line does a very good job ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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Waterloo traveller

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Rocky seas made trip a disappointment

This was my third Windstar cruise - second one on the Windsurf. I chose the BVI Yachtman's Caribbean as I remembered those islands from long ago sailing. Unfortunately, we couldn't snorkel or catamaran very often ...
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Sail Date March 2017


romeo801 avatar

romeo801

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Sorry to say, disappointed!!

We chose Wind Surf because we wanted a more personalized experience and no children. The embarkation process was not a great experience.Possibly because we arrived on the late side (4:00pm)? The person who ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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labadee70

7 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

This wind surf cruise can't be beat!

This was our 2nd windsurf cruise out of st martin (2 yrs ago we did the class cruise). both were great; this one was the better. we enjoyed the choice of itinerary. always anchored at stops (except st martin) ...
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Sail Date January 2017


labgirl avatar

labgirl

1 Review Written

Top Notch Staff

FYI: Windstar does cruises geared towards adults only. Embarkation was a breeze. We were on just after official check-in time began. It was quick and easy. Captain was there to great us as we boarded the ...
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Sail Date January 2017


Wind Surf Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.3
Dining4.04.4
Entertainment3.53.6
Public Rooms4.54.3
Fitness Recreation3.54
Family1.8
Enrichment3.5
Service3.54.6
Value For Money4.04.1
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