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Panama Canal & Central America Wind Spirit Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews

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Our First Cruise

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dncee11

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

I had always wanted to visit the Panama Canal since I was born there while my father served in the US Navy. The Windstar cruise fit our needs very nicely. Our pickup from the Panama City airport was exactly on time - and our short stay at the Bristol was excellent. I wish we could have had more time to explore this fascinating city. The bus ride to the port was informative as a young man described ...
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Sail Date: February 2015

Cabin Type: Oceanview Stateroom


The crew tries hard

Review for Wind Spirit to Panama Canal & Central America

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Calistoga Grower

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

We‘re just back from the Windstar Panama Canal to Costa Roca cruise on the Wind Spirit. This was our third and probably last cruise with Windstar. First the good news. The on board staff is wonderful; friendly, hardworking and professional. They do a great job given the deep cuts put in place by the new owners. The kitchen staff works wonders with the poor quality supplies they are provided. But ...
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Sail Date: April 2014

Traveled with disabled person


Record Sail on Wind Spirit

Review for Wind Spirit to Panama Canal & Central America

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Spudsmack

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

The line doesn't boast much on its sailing prowess but this one set some records; twenty hours continuous sail only power and over 90% sails deployed time! Sailed the northwesterly route from Colon through the Panama Canal up the west coast of Costa Rica to Puerto Caldera. Great itinerary. If you want to see wildlife this one is it. Crocodiles, herons, monkeys, snakes, macaws, tucans, sloth, ...
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Sail Date: March 2014


Excellent cruise

Review for Wind Spirit to Panama Canal & Central America

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kathy9

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

First Windstar cruise. We boarded the ship in Colon and were greeted by the Captain and First Officer on the gangway. The easiest embarkation ever! The ship is great, very easy to get around. A small library with a ok amount of books, a pretty good collection of dvd's to borrow and 2 PC's. The wifi where we traveled to was not very good, so it was nice to not check wifi for a few days at a time ...
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Sail Date: March 2014


Steep decline in cruise quality

Review for Wind Spirit to Panama Canal & Central America

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Calistoga Grower

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Our Windstar Panama Canal to Costa Rica cruise on the Wind Spirit was our third and probably last cruise with Windstar. First the good news. The on board staff is wonderful; friendly, hardworking and professional. They do a great job given the deep cuts put in place by the new owners. The kitchen staff works wonders with the poor quality supplies they are provided. But even they can’t make up for ...
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Sail Date: March 2014


A MUST DO!

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ReneeBook

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

Only 1 day off the ship and I have already booked my next trip on Windstar vacation. I am typically not fond of cruises--which often feel more like cattle calls. That is SO not true with Windstar! It definitely feels like you are on a private yacht with nearly a 1:1 passenger to staff ratio. We never had to wait to eat, sit on a lounge chair by the pool, or to get on or off the ship. They were ...
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Sail Date: December 2013

Traveled with children


Fantastic time!

Review for Wind Spirit to Panama Canal & Central America

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nigelcwll

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

We spent the night in the Marriott Panama City but booked ourselves instead of through Windstar and saved over $100 each doing it independently. Very nice hotel in a great location with pool and helpful staff. First impressions of the Windspirit was ‘great’ which was unfortunately rather muted after the 1.5 hour coach ride to Colon from Panama City having to listen to the tour guide drone on for ...
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Sail Date: December 2013


Wind Spirit - Central America/Panama Canal

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hollym

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

Every time I go to the Cruise Critic homepage, I am amazed to see how highly rated this ship is by the members. Today, I decided to go to the individual member reviews because we had quite a disappointing experience on this ship in 2000. I've been curious to see how things could have improved that much to give this ship such a good rating. I don't know how the ratings on Cruise Critic are arrived ...
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Sail Date: October 2000


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