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Windstar Istanbul Cruise Reviews

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Very Disappointing

Review for Star Breeze to Mediterranean

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Washington Traveller
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This ship is in need of some TLC particularly to the outside public space. The pool had such a dark brown ring around it it just looked uninviting, even during the hot weather. Management appeared disorganised, for example, when 1 of the 2 tenders went out of service, passengers had to wait for long periods to disembark, there was no contingency plan for such an occurance. Due to very bad ...
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Sail Date: August 2016

Cabin Type: Balcony Suite


Not worth it

Review for Wind Star to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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DebGrb
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

DO NOT BOOK this directly with Wind Star. Once they reeled you in, they never treated you like the customer. We found out other guests paid way less when they booked last minute. We paid top dollar only five months before the cruise and offered us nothing except a small credit to be used only on the ship. Nothing compared to the 66% less than other passengers paid. Moreover, when Wind Star ...
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Sail Date: July 2016

Cabin Type: Oceanview Stateroom


Turkey Reservations Overcome

Review for Wind Star to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Spudsmack
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Concerns about Turkey and Istanbul in particular before leaving the US. These concerns were quickly overcome by this 7-day cruise from Istanbul to Athens. Stayed at the Pera Palace for a couple of days prior to departure and toured the city. Istanbul is a great mix of history and modern, the hotel spectacular! Embarkation was a breeze and the ship was in great shape following its recent dry ...
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Sail Date: June 2016


A different type of cruise that was unexpectedly wonderful and fun.

Review for Wind Star to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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travelgypsy06
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We arrived early and enjoyed a very quiet Istanbul. People were friendly and we so enjoyed our second visit there. Embarkation was extremely smooth! They had plenty of employees to do each step of the embarkation process and there was no line when we arrived. This was our first cruise with them and will not be our last! Just loved it. All the cabins on the Wind Star are the same so decks ...
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Sail Date: May 2016

Cabin Type: Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom


Great Cruise!

Review for Star Pride to Europe - Black Sea

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grogers11
10+ Cruises • Age 2020s

Thoroughly enjoyed the cruise. We boarded in Instabul and visited Romania, Bulgaria, and the Ukraine. A bit of the ship was outdated and needed some maintenance, but we thoroughly loved the size of our room and the crew itself. The meals were very good in the dining room and the dinner in Candles (everyone is entitled to 1 meal) was excellent. It was great not to be nickeled and dimed ...
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Sail Date: September 2015

Cabin Type: Ocean View Suite


We were spoiled by Viking in comparison.

Review for Wind Star to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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DRAAGONFLY
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Acknowledging we're not "cruise people" and have no real desire to be on a huge ship after spending the afternoon in SanTorini with the crowds getting to the dock, so I have no comparison to the big ships, but we have taken Viking and they were better in every category in comparison; communication, food, tours, structure. WindStar seems to be lacking in communication in a lot of areas. We ...
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Sail Date: August 2015

Cabin Type: Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom


Superb Sailing on Star Pride

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geoffstravels
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

My wife and I are ardent cruisers having sailed twenty plus times with the major providers. We have just returned from the 'Greek Islands & Turkish Delights' cruise. This was without doubt the finest cruise we have ever been on. I had read some of the reviews on this and other sites about the ships condition and decoration but have to say that most of the problems we observed were trivial and ...
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Sail Date: July 2015

Cabin Type: Ocean View Suite


Gems of the Aegean; Excellent Trip

Review for Star Pride to Greece

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plavinj
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

My wife and I just returned from the Windstar "Gems of the Aegean" voyage on the Star Pride and had a really excellent time. We stayed in Cabin 118 that is a S1 class cabin on the 4th deck (one floor above the main dining room). We had read the reviews on this board and were concerned based on the mixed nature and a recent very negative review. I am happy to report the Star Pride looks great, ...
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Sail Date: May 2015

Cabin Type: Ocean View Suite


Best Cruise We Have Ever Taken!

Review for Star Pride to Mediterranean

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RobinFallsChurch
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We are not big cruisers...we have been on Celebrity, Seabourn and Sea Dream Yacht Club. But we know we enjoy smaller cruise ships and chose the Star Pride for our dream cruise of the Eastern Mediterranean. It did not disappoint. We opted for a cabin with a French balcony. We knew this meant we couldn't sit in chairs outside, but we loved it anyway, as we could open up the doors and enjoy the ...
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Sail Date: May 2015


Not Up to Par

Review for Star Pride to Europe - Black Sea

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nothsa
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We've traveled on Windstar Sailing ships for 22 years. We've also been on the Pride when it was a Seabourn ship. It is not in top condition under Windstar's operation. Our cabin had rust stains in the window area, around the bathtub and the carpet looked worn. The tub was not draining when we checked in on day one. After reporting that and the stuck shower control those items were fixed. ...
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Sail Date: May 2015


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