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Windstar Eastern Caribbean Cruise Reviews

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90 Windstar Eastern Caribbean Cruise Reviews


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Cruise Worm

3 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Not a Good Fit for Me

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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, ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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rsamtleben

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Windstar is definitely NOT a 5 star cruise line!

This is the first trip review that I have ever posted. I felt that it was necessary because of the extremely negative customer experience. First of all, I booked this cruise in February 2019. The cruises line ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Middlesister63

1 Review Written

Panama Canal-Wonderful Cruise with Friends Bucket List

Giving a very detailed account of our trip because a similar review VERY MUCH helped me plan a previous trip to Hawaii. Loved having details to help plan days on shore.Bottom line, I can’t recommend this cruise ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Mocamps

2 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

Some disappointing features

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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CruiseOrLand

3 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Daylight Passage of the Panama Canal

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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grundle

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Blissful Week

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Mark Whitman

2 Reviews Written

26 Helpful Votes

Great Staff, Poor Management, Older Ship Needing Upgrades

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. ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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sjefferson

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Small Ship, Big Service

We typically choose active, land-based travel but decided to do a cruise for a special anniversary. We chose the Star Breeze for its mixture of small luxury ship with casual attitude, small ports of call, and ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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mickeyarthur

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

14 days, so,so, Eastern Caribbean cruise

The Star Pride, food service and crew met all of our expectations and are the reason we continually pick Windstar. On board services were first class. Now for the cons: Since space is not available for a large ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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aleeoc

3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

A few glitches

Decided to try Windstar after liking the smaller ship experience on Viking and Azamara and Viking River. Overall, the food was very good, the crew friendly and eager to please however we started off by delaying our ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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ATravelinFoodie

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Excellent Crew, Good Sized Rooms, Star Breeze Panama Canal Aruba-Costa Rica

Crew – 5 stars, Food – 4 to 5 stars, Ship – 4 stars EMBARKATION – in Aruba – a long walk from where the cab drops you off to the yacht, because only the big ships get front docking. They have a shuttle, ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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lastmate

2 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Left ship on 6th of 14 days due to nearly drowning on snorkeling excursion.

Perhaps because it was over the Thanksgiving holiday, the pricing for this cruise was a bargain, 14 days for around what most of the 7 day cruises run. We really did enjoy the 5 days we were on the ship, though not ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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ecuerda

1 Review Written

Our first cruise, a very good experience

Really nothing to complain, we cannot compare because it was our first cruise. Ship was small enough to meet people and feel as home. Ports and share excursions were quite well done. Entertainment and ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Anon137

3 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

Costa Rica to and thru the Panama Canal March 2018

We chose this because Lat November it was on a flash sale at 75% discount from the rack rate. It's at the end of winter, but rest assured, we are warming up. Compared to MSY Wind Star, the MV Star Breeze is huge. ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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MontanaMike

1 Review Written

Costa Rica, Panama and Transiting the Panama Canal

We selected the 7 day Windstar Costa Rica/Panama cruise because we wanted to visit these two countries and to transit the Panama Canal. First, the Star Breeze and her crew were one of the highlights of this ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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philminn

5 Reviews Written

75 Helpful Votes

Nice Cruise to Costa Rica and the Panama Canal

Pros and Cons As always, the ship’s staff were very friendly, and the waiters and much of the staff always remember your names. There is always at least one crew member (this trip, two) who remembers us from a ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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TexansTryingCruising

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Windstar Changed our View

We chose this cruise because we wanted to sail through the Panama Canal, do a little snorkeling, and get away from crowds. Our prior experience with large cruise lines, left us feeling uncomfortable with cruising. ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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Janwhichard

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

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

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. ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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davidandjie

3 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Best crew ever

This was our first ocean cruise on a small ship. Star Breeze is comparable to a river cruise in that there were fewer than 200 passengers.. Accordingly, the ship offered little in the way of entertainment, though it ...
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Sail Date December 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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SandBeachGolf

2 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Perfect overview of Costa Rica

Let me start by saying that it sounds like Windstar got off to a very rocky start on their inaugural voyages in 2016! This was our third Windstar cruise. The first 2 were on sailboats. Windstar is absolutely not for ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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schoens151

2 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Excellent cruise for a certain crowd

The Star Legend is truly a small ship. If you like a ship with a lot of options and an active nightlife this is not your ship. If you prefer a laid back personal experience this is a great ship.The maximum it holds ...
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Sail Date January 2017


Jon898 avatar

Jon898

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Lack of Communication and Poor Supervisors

This was the same cruise that dsyoung422 was on, so many comments are similar. The cruise was supposed to start in San Juan and we flew down the night before as independent travelers. I guess that was the first ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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JLucas2018

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Staff great, officers less than good

Wanted to visit numerous islands and picked this one due to the inclusion of St. Bart's. Unfortunately, the captain decided to skip St. Bart's and go to another island instead. The lower on the staff totem poll, ...
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Sail Date December 2016


ael123 avatar

ael123

3 Reviews Written

26 Helpful Votes

Wind Surf is not a luxury experience but is good.

This was our third Wind Star cruise on their sailing vessels. My husband were hoping to get much needed rest and relaxation. We went on a back to back. I was surprised on our first week that there were a lot of ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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