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Windstar Colon (Cristobal) Cruise Reviews

Saling past the Pitons (St. Lucia)
Sailing away
Embarkation
A Polynesian fire and dance show
Cruiser Rating
3.6
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1-10 of 26 Windstar Colon (Cristobal) Cruise Reviews


Best ever experience

Review for Star Pride to Caribbean - All

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Rontom1
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We were looking for a small ship and Wind Star seemed the best choice. We don't care for the mega ships. Star Pride cabins are suites nearly 400 as ft with living area, walk in closet, bathtub mini bar. Lovely lounges are spacious. Entertainment is live music and port talks, a few receptions. Crowd is mellow. No kids. Long days in port with easy on and off as there are only 200 passengers. ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Balcony Suite


Some disappointing features

Review for Wind Star to Caribbean - Eastern

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Mocamps
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We were excited about this cruise, having been on a cruise on the Royal Clipper several years ago and expecting it to be a similar experience. We were disappointed that it wasn't. Prior to the cruise the admin left a lot to be desired as we didn't get any final documentation until a few days before we left despite having paid in full when we booked. Although loyal Windstar cruisers on CC ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Oceanview Stateroom


Daylight Passage of the Panama Canal

Review for Star Breeze to Caribbean - Eastern

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CruiseOrLand
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Whichever direction your cruise is traveling through the canal, you will be flying into or out of the Pacific Ocean end of the canal, Panama City. Since we were going towards the Pacific, our Embarcation was in Colon, about 1 ½ hours from Panama City. Windstar notified us a couple of weeks in advance that they needed to do some maintenance just before our boarding, so the Embarkation would be ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View Suite


Blissful Week

Review for Wind Star to Caribbean - Eastern

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grundle
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

My husband and I are in our 60s and have traveled around the world creating our own itineraries and arranging our own transportation. We never thought cruising was for us but in the last few years we have sampled several medium to large ships with friends (Royal Caribbean, Princess, Carnival). The Panama Canal transit with WindStar seemed a pleasant way to experience a small ship ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Oceanview Stateroom


Great Staff, Poor Management, Older Ship Needing Upgrades

Review for Wind Star to Caribbean - Eastern

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Mark Whitman
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

I love Windstar’s small-boat (148 passengers) approach to cruising, but I found this particular boat, their flagship, to be lacking and I was also dismayed by several avoidable missteps by the ship’s management. The destinations are a wonderful experience. The Panama Canal, Panama City and Costa Rica in January are absolutely must-do experiences. The destinations are 5+. Windstar (really ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom


Very good overall -- BUT TOO LENIENT ON SMOKING!

Review for Star Breeze to Panama Canal & Central America

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mwf7501
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Chose this because we wanted a 7-day canal transit on a small ship. First time on Windstar. Overall very good -- excellent service, food was quite satisfactory, ship was in good but not outstanding condition. The cabin space was excellent -- was skeptical of the french balcony, but liked it a great deal. Since you have a whole suite, no need for a separate balcony, and opening the sliders ...
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Sail Date: March 2018

Cabin Type: Balcony Suite


Nice staff but mediocre attention to detail. Liability waiting to happen.

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Janwhichard
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise because we wanted to see the Panama Canal and we wanted to go somewhere for Christmas. The dates and itinerary on Windstar fit that desire. Getting to Colon Panama is easy from Panama City. But Colon itself is digusting so dont look to do anything but go to the pier. Embarkation is fine. The rooms are large. We were in 315 which is BS-1 category. There is a Juliet ...
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Sail Date: December 2017

Cabin Type: Balcony Suite


StarBreeze Panama Canal

Review for Star Breeze to Panama Canal & Central America

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Sailorphyl
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Love small ship sailing and this was no exception!! The cabins are beyond amazing!! Every room is a suite!! Fabulous!! Great staff, fantastic food and amazing wildlife!! Chocolate Farm was fun and educational!! Terrabo Sierpe Mangroves River Tour was beyond our expectations!! Manuel San Antonio was very crowded and the tour company needs to work on organizing it better but it was a nice ...
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Sail Date: March 2017


Ports

Review for Star Pride to Panama Canal & Central America

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DenS
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We choice this cruise to go through the Panama Canal and see Costa Rica. Going through the canal was great. The so called "ports" we visited consisted of tendering a zodiac from the ship to a public beach areas. One stop for a ship cookout, 2 ports with absolutely nothing in the so called "town" and one at a public marina. If you wanted to do anything at these stops it required an excursion ...
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Sail Date: February 2017


Aboard the Star Pride - Panama Canal to Costa Rica

Review for Star Pride to Panama Canal & Central America

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GARYTHEHITMAN
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This is my second review of the "Star Pride" --- my first was the maiden voyage in 2014, immediately after the ship was acquired from Seabourn. I noticed several changes, almost all of which were positive. This 7-night cruise sailed on February 25, 2017 from Colon, with stops in several small ports in Costa Rica. Some recent passengers have complained that the ports are relatively unknown, but ...
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Sail Date: February 2017

Cabin Type: Ocean View Suite


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