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Windstar Gay & Lesbian Cruises Cruise Reviews
Cruiser Rating
4.2
Very Good
552 reviews
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Communication is a great trait; wish Windstar understood the concept.
"First a disclaimer. I have enjoyed five cruises on the Paul Gauguin and wanted a fair comparison between PG and the recently refitted former Seabourn ships. I understood the key difference between the two - PG..."Read More
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mediapro

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

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Great Yachtsman’s Caribbean Cruise

Review for Wind Surf to Caribbean - All

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Misty Morning

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

I am writing this as I go through my mandatory quarantine following another great cruise on the Wind Surf (the last one before operations were halted). This was our second Windstar cruise in less than 4 months after having done a 14-day BTB Caribbean cruise with some friends on Star Legend in November. This time we were travelling as a couple and met 2 other couples from our hometown of Montreal ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Departure Port: Izmir

Cabin Type: Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom

37 Helpful Votes


Repairs galore

Review for Wind Surf to World Cruise

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Sgjacobson

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

This ship is falling apart at the seams and the owners don’t care about what passengers have to endure on board. Departure was delayed by 5 hours waiting for staff. My room had not been cleaned or set up. The deck was unfinished and unpainted. The front desk staff was ill equipped to handle all the passengers issues as they embarked. As a solo traveler my problems were not directly ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Departure Port: Paris

2 Helpful Votes


Not a Good Fit for Me

Review for Wind Star to Caribbean - Eastern

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Cruise Worm

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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, & best of all--fantastic talks by naturalist. But the ship seems tired--1 of 2 generators that power propeller went out, so kitchen was an hour late in preparing dinner the first ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: Sardinia

Cabin Type: Oceanview Stateroom

14 Helpful Votes


Poor service & ship needs an overhaul

Review for Wind Surf to Caribbean - All

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laurieha

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

We love Windstar's other ships and wanted to try their large sailing ship for the itinerary Yachtsman Caribbean. Sadly this ship strongly disappointed. Ironically the ship had just come out of dry dock three weeks earlier but two of the sails were broken and couldn't unfurl each night. Also they refurbished the lounge and half of the cabins and left all the garbage piled up on the ship in plane ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Departure Port: Izmir

Cabin Type: Suite

1 Helpful Vote


17 Days in Paradise

Review for Wind Spirit to South Pacific

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waggie1856

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Quick back round. This was our 37 cruise, the 6th to Tahiti, once on Princess, 2 on Oceania, 1 on Wind Star and 1 on Holland America. This 17 days on Wind Spirit were far and away the best for the following reasons. Wind Spirit at most has only has 140 passengers. This cruise was really a 10 day followed by a 7 day cruise. Neither cruise was sold out and only 25 of us opted for the 17 day ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Departure Port: Pago Pago

Cabin Type: Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom

25 Helpful Votes


Windstar is definitely NOT a 5 star cruise line!

Review for Star Pride to Caribbean - Eastern

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rsamtleben

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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 claims that you get the best pricing when you book early. Not true. They discounted this cruise right after the final payment date by USD$1000 per couple. When we asked for a refund ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Departure Port: Sardinia

Cabin Type: Balcony Suite

3 Helpful Votes


Perfect in every way, except the weather!

Review for Wind Spirit to South Pacific

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janetglas

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Everything about this cruise was perfect except for the weather. December is apparently the rainy season, something I didn't realize when I booked. So be warned. It didn't ruin the experience, but more sun and less clouds and rain would have been nice. The best weather we had was the 3 days we spent at the Tahiti Pearl Beach Resort for 3 days before the cruise. Embarkation was fast and ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Departure Port: Pago Pago

Cabin Type: Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom

8 Helpful Votes


Perfection

Review for Wind Surf to Mediterranean

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Kathytharris

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

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 WindSurf as it fitted in with our dates and embarkation was in our home city of Lisbon. From the moment we arrived at the port we realised this was going to be something special. The ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Departure Port: Paris

Cabin Type: Oceanview Stateroom

20 Helpful Votes


Excellent

Review for Wind Surf to Mediterranean

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Brianbluebird

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 decks. Always a seat or lounger when wanted. Coffee Bar and snacks service was free. All restaurants had noticeably great and varied food without being 'poncy' ( yes we are ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Departure Port: Ketchikan

Cabin Type: Oceanview Stateroom

23 Helpful Votes


Worn ship and disorganized service. Mediocre All Around.

Review for Wind Surf to Mediterranean

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Jneil

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 from a Superior or Luxury trip. Few amenities. Underwhelming entertainment. Port lectures short on history and mainly a sales tool. Dinners even in the specialty restaurants were mediocre ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Departure Port: Saint-Tropez

Cabin Type: Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom

5 Helpful Votes


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