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Windstar First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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22 Windstar First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews


AniW avatar

AniW

1 Review Written

22 Helpful Votes

My First Cruise and I'm Spoiled Rotten!

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This was my first cruise, but my boyfriend's 5th. While I haven't cruised before, I've traveled extensively. My boyfriend has typically taken large ships on Royal Caribbean and Carnival. In his words, "This isn't ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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genine@jerseycape

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Windstar in general is terrible!!!

First- We were informed a couple days before our vacation was to start that our cruise was cancelled. I asked to be switched to another ship at 9:00 am and by 5 pm I needed to call and be very demanding to make ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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Trasak

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

Our first cruise and the most expensive per day we have had. Traveled extensively to South America, UK, Europe, Australia, the Pacific Islands and Madagascar. The "balcony" cabin we had was clean and well ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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sgoneau

1 Review Written

32 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Trip! Service was great!

This was our first ever cruise but we have stayed at various resorts (all-inclusive and non-all inclusive) and I am basing the experience on those stays. This trip was our honeymoon in Tahiti and also included ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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lawyer 47

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great Experience!

My wife and I took the Star Legend cruise from Barcelona to Rome in late September, 2015. It was my first cruise trip and I enjoyed the ship, the crew, the food, the ports, and our excursions (with one blip). The ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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Theoks

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Better Than Expected; Amazing Service!

We are frequent international travelers who grew tired of getting lost driving on trips . However we do like to take as much time as possible exploring sites on our own. The Windstar cruise ship Seabreeze turned out ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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Tilted Tillmans

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Heaven on Earth

We arrived in Papeete Thursday night, and began the trip of our life time. Windstar picked us up and took us to the Hotel Les Meridien were we spent the night. The next day after a bountiful breakfast we were taken ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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hawaiifanoregon

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Overall, An Interesting Experience

I found it very hard to come up with a number to rate this cruise. There was very good, there was average and there was bad. I also need to mention that we were first time cruisers as were the couple who traveled ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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Words on wings

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Confessions of a First Time Cruiser

Confessions of a cruise skeptic DAY 1, Civitavecchia, Italy I’m trying to put my finger on when I last had the feeling I have barely ten minutes into my first cruise, then I remember...it’s when a comedian ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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regroy

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Venetian Passages, Star Pride; Excellent Trip

To celebrate our 25th anniversary my wife and I decided a trip to Europe would be a special gift to ourselves. We chose the Star Prides Venetian Passages for its interesting ports of call and the intimate small ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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Grace Telesco

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Experience of a Lifetime!

There are really no words to describe the experience we had on Windstar's StarBreeze! From the moment we arrived at the Port and were greeted by staff welcoming us aboard- taking our luggage to our cabin and taking ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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coastcashier

8 Reviews Written

65 Helpful Votes

What a way to see Tahiti!

We embarked at Papeete. Cruised for 7 days Moorea,Tahaa, Raiatea, Bora Bora two days, and Huahine. This is a magnificant Sailing Yacht. It is by far the best cruise we have done in 22 cruises. We have been on 6 star ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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Holidayfever2013

1 Review Written

Had a lovely time

This was a first cruise for my friend and I and I was surprised I enjoyed it so much. The itinerary was excellent and length of the cruise was perfect. The service was impeccable. I couldn't fault it. All the ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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kmfthea

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Horrible Let Down; Will Never Cruise Again

My husband and I were very excited to take our first cruise. We were told the Windstar Star Pride was a new ship and that idea was only furthered by Windstar’s promotions. We did not expect to walk onto the ...
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Sail Date May 2014


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dncee11

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Our First Cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2015


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xmonkberry

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Windstar wins my heart

My wife and I just completed an 8 day 7 night cruise on Windstar's Wind Surf. What an incredible performance by the entire crew. This is the easiest boarding experience of the many cruises we have taken. We were ...
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Sail Date January 2014


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Yakidad

1 Review Written

Trip of a Lifetime on the Wind Surf

Our first cruise was an absolute dream. The Wind Surf staff, from the Captain to the laundry workers, could not have been more friendly, professional, and caring. Three couples, "senior citizens" from the Pacific ...
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Sail Date January 2014


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msharch

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Simply awesome.

My wife and I got married on this cruise!!! The service was impeccable, the food delicious and the ship board experience intimate with only 140 people aboard. We made great friends on board and love the ...
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Sail Date October 2013


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Coyote52

1 Review Written

British Isles Cruise on Windstar's Wind Surf Ship - Amazing

My husband and I had never been on a cruise - and this was our first. We have traveled - just never on a ship. We chose this particular cruise because the ship looked interesting - a sailing cruise ship with five ...
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Sail Date July 2013


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Travel-girl

1 Review Written

Amazing!

After searching for months my husband and I decided on a Windstar cruise for our first one. From the moment we boarded the ship until the time departed it was an amazing trip! The ship itself was beautiful and well ...
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Sail Date January 2013


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Little Nat

1 Review Written

A very LONG and Glowing review of the Wind Spirit!

Notes on the Cabin: • Plenty of room • Space under bed for all luggage • Lots of hangers, drawers, cubbies • Safe is pretty small. Holds iPad but not laptop. • There is always ice ...
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Sail Date February 2011


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Londoner35

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Barbados Cruise - 26 December

I must say I disagree with some of the previous review - a cruise like this is what you make of it. As a first-timer, my expectations were slightly different. I was glad to see a mixture of ages aboard - more ...
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Sail Date December 2010


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