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Windstar Europe Cruise Reviews

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305 Windstar Europe Cruise Reviews


Kathytharris avatar

Kathytharris

4 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

Perfection

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My husband and I love smaller ships with a little luxury thrown in. We have enjoyed plenty of cruises on larger ships when the children were growing up but discovered the joys of 5-6 star cruises recently. We chose ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Brianbluebird

2 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

Excellent

We were very impressed with this smaller ship. Although full there were no lines, no queues, no crowds, easy tendering and embarkation and so on. Easy to get around. Lots of outside space. with various bars with ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Jneil

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Worn ship and disorganized service. Mediocre All Around.

A travel agent booked our group. Itinerary was interesting but the rest of the experience was below expectations, especially at the price point of $4599 for 8 nights! The ship has definitely seen better days. Far ...
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Sail Date October 2019


End412 avatar

End412

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Old Ship; Failed air conditioning

We chose this ship because of the reputation of Windstar and the itinerary offered. We were starting out trip with a few days in Lisbon and wanted to experience the southern coast of Spain. The Wind Surf is a ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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kimrealestate

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Fabulous vacation - again!

We are long time Windstar cruisers. We have been on 15 plus cruises over 25 years. We have been through several owners and have been on almost all the ships. The quality of everything ebbs and flows but the ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Snookycat

1 Review Written

FRENCH RIVIERA - AUGUST 2019

The Wind Surf is a unique sailing ship. Although entertainment is somewhat limited to a house band and two others in the Compass Rose lounge. This ship is not for those looking for 24 hour non stop ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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rich15

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disappointing Cruise of Cote d'Azur

We thought this would be an excellent way to see the French riviera. The first location, however, was canceled when the ship, several hours from port, returned to take a passenger to the hospital. The last two ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Den II

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

First Windstar Cruise - Definitely NOT our last!

Our first Windstar cruise (my second cruise (Regent Seven Seas), my wife's first). My wife and I were traveling with six other couples to celebrate multiple 50th birthdays. We were collectively thrilled with our ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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drummondcreek

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Back on WindStar after an 8 year gap.

Ok, first off this was a 10 day Greek Island cruise not an 18 day one that the default this review site shows. Our first trip to Greece. Took the Windstar transfer from the airport. Navigating the Athens airport ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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plight0

2 Reviews Written

26 Helpful Votes

Desperately ready for an overhaul

Iceland bucket-list trip on a tired old ship. Everything about the ship was off on this trip--rooms were worn, carpets stained, tables scratched, etc, tours late or over-booked, food so-so-ish, and service mostly ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Spysmum

31 Reviews Written

343 Helpful Votes

Disappointing Windstar

We chose this cruise on recommendation from our travel agent. We flew to lovely Lisbon a few days beforehand, the joined the ship,looking very tiny berthed near some very large cruise ships. The welcome was ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Chestertripper

2 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

Windstar makes you feel so welcome

Lisbon to Dublin seemed like an interesting itinerary so we booked a mid-ship stateroom. We had cruised on Star Pride's Inaugural sailing and prior to that when it was a Seabourn ship. The cabins are spacious albeit ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Grayboots

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Experience on the Star Pride

We chose this cruise because of the intimacy of the ship. We might have sacrificed all of the bells and whistle of a larger ship, but being on a smaller ship was well worth it. Embarkation was done in a very ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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RustyIV

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great

Choose the Star Pride predominately for the race and then the wonderful different ports of call. Food was some of the best cruise food ever and the staff were wonderful. The rooms are a good size, but don't bother ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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GARYTHEHITMAN

12 Reviews Written

38 Helpful Votes

Windstar keeps upping their game!

This was a "Star Collector" cruise, featuring two 9-day back to back itineraries. We chose the itinerary because the first leg featured visits to Madeira and the Canary Islands, neither of which are offered very ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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AnneFrank75

5 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

Very nice

We cruised on Windsurf about 10 years ago and enjoyed it. This time was also good. Food was generally very good and occasionally excellent - we had some vegetables which were not hot but usually OK. Drinks ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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bdwest5

4 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

Third Time Windstar Cruisers

My husband and I just came home from the Lisbon to Barcelona cruise in April. It is our third cruise with Windstar. Pros: The staff is wonderful. They know your name by the second day. The food is good ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Ski Mom 2

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Sicilian Splendors...an Italian Dream!

Sicilian Splendors was our final leg of our back2back2back cruise celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary and my husband's 65th birthday. Our first leg of our journey was Treasures of Southern Spain & Morocco ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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WanderingKiwi

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Value based cruising on very old ships

Star Breeze - Ex Rome to Barcelona - we picked the itinerary based on the ports and departure date plus the very special fare our agent could secure, & we wanted to try the small ship experience. Let me be ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Tarheel Traveler

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

"Luxury" prices for an overall "average" experience

I really wanted to love this cruise. My husband and I are at a point in our lives where we are often willing to pay extra for a little luxury and ease. Windstar promised that, but only partially delivered. The ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Ski Mom 2

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Yachtsman's Harbors of the Rivieras...a wine lovers dream!

This was the middle portion of our back2back2back cruise aboard Wind Surf celebrating my husband's 65th birthday and our 25th wedding anniversary. Originally we were going to do the first cruise (Treasures of ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Arling2nGal

11 Reviews Written

74 Helpful Votes

Great Itinerary!

We were part of a Tauck group that began with a 2 night stay in Lisbon and ended with a 2 night stay in Barcelona. This was our first Windstar cruise, but we've been on quite a few other cruises. Our cabin was the ...
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Sail Date October 2018


Treb1 avatar

Treb1

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Only average cruise

We chose this cruise for our 30 th anniversary thinking it was going to be about luxury. The cabins were spacious but outdated. Our cabin steward was great and Maria ( ship consultant) tried to keep customers ...
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Sail Date October 2018


Ann513 avatar

Ann513

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

First Time Windstar Cruise Was Very Enjoyable

Booked the Rome to Venice cruise on the recommendation of some friends and enjoyed it. Pre-cruise Windstar reps were readily available to answer questions with details and options. We utilized the well appointed ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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tribbs1

6 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

Wonderful service and interesting ports of call

I chose this cruise because it worked with my schedule and I got a great price on it. I have cruised multiple times on both oceans and rivers, but this was the smallest ocean ship I have ever sailed on. I was a ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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