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3 Windstar Hong Kong Cruise Reviews

Just got off the wind star legend....wow...good thing they are taking this ship into reparations... It has seen better days... No thermostats work in the suites, 1 ply toilet tissue, main dining room a/c stuck on coldest setting, so low ... Read More
Just got off the wind star legend....wow...good thing they are taking this ship into reparations... It has seen better days... No thermostats work in the suites, 1 ply toilet tissue, main dining room a/c stuck on coldest setting, so low , a large % of passengers got a cold in the first 3 days and passed it around for a week. Outdoor seating on upper deck fine dining area had incredibly uncomfortable chairs, the skinny legs of the cheap seating kept getting stuck in the grates of the floor tipping them sideways. The 'Candles' experience was 'filled" with reservations and when you got one ,you noticed very few people there because they were so understaffed... Fillet mignonette was precut to 6 ounces , served medium to medium well no matter what you requested. Service was spotty, some nights good, some you had to ask for water. Servers would often approach table interrupting guests in middle of a sentence.. Dining hours reflected the understaffing, very limited hours it became necessary to plan around so as not to run out of certain selections. Room service menu was a set menu devoid of nightly specials... Seldom could you make a selection where to eat... Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Recently back from this 14 night cruise via Phillipines, Borneo and Brunei. Overall a very good trip. This is our second cruise with Windstar, and they certainly run a quality operation. The whole crew are friendly and helpful, and ... Read More
Recently back from this 14 night cruise via Phillipines, Borneo and Brunei. Overall a very good trip. This is our second cruise with Windstar, and they certainly run a quality operation. The whole crew are friendly and helpful, and you are greeted by name within few days. Lovely cabins, we had a balcony suite, which was spacious, and well appointed, and it was lovely to be able to see the sea from our bed, or our bath! Our cabin was midships, which I would recommend. Some passengers at the lower front of the ship reported bad seasickness, and lots of noise, particularly on the first night which was rough. We found the food excellent, with plenty of choice and variety. The one thing lacking is decent evening atmosphere. Two singing duos were playing each night in two separate venues- one indoor and one on deck. Trouble is the older passengers go to bed early, so the smallish number of people looking for entertainment are spread between the two venues, which means both lack any real atmosphere. Not sure why you would want to be inside when you could be outside in the balmy weather - makes more sense to me to have one venue open at a time dependent on the weather. Compared to other small cruise lines, there was little opportunity to dance apart from at one of the deck bbqs which was very near the end of the cruise. Would have liked this opportunity sooner, as it made for a great atmosphere. The excursions are pretty pricey. We held back from the visit to a beach including lunch for $129 US each! You can usually organise your own excursion, or just take the tender, or shuttle bus into the town and have a mosey round yourself. The Philippines are pretty new to the cruise circuit, we did not see any other cruise ships after the first couple of days. Bear in mind that this country is poor, and Manila in particular is pretty grim, but there are some lovely small islands, lagoons, and beaches too. Overall would recommend. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
We cruise often on Seabourn, and other lines) but wanted a port intensive cruise of Vietnam and liked the 10 day itinerary of Hong Kong to Saigon. We had been on the Pride twice before under Seabourn and liked the ship so chose it for our ... Read More
We cruise often on Seabourn, and other lines) but wanted a port intensive cruise of Vietnam and liked the 10 day itinerary of Hong Kong to Saigon. We had been on the Pride twice before under Seabourn and liked the ship so chose it for our first Windstar cruise. We thoroughly enjoyed the cruise and the Windstar experience. The food compared to Seabourn, the staff were responsive and cordial and the informal dress code was much to our liking. Two areas of concern, the outside maintenance of the ship is lacking. We never saw anyone with a paint brush although rust spots permeate the ship. ( This never happened under Seabourn). Also, the cabin housekeeping staff seemed very stretched and we would go away for several hours but our room still wasn't made up. This despite the ship being only 75% full. Another annoyance was the dining room never was open for lunch and the Verandah became very crowded as the only venue, especially on sea days. We heard from crew the itinerary was not very popular and will not be offered in 2016. Glad we did it this year. It's a much better itinerary than the traditional Singapore to Hong Kong route and the small ship is able to dock downtown in several ports, including Saigon. We took several ship's tours and they were well organized and reasonable value. Embarkation and disembarkation were a breeze. In Hong Kong, our taxi dropped us at the gangway with no apparent port security. We definitely would do another Windstar cruise and look forward to their planned " better" renovations of the two new ships joining the fleet from Seabourn this Spring. Read Less
Sail Date January 2015
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