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  • Options to travel on masted sailing ships or all-suite yachts
  • Intimate ships sail to destinations bigger ships can't
  • Attentive service, with a passenger-crew ratio of 1.5 to 1
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188 Windstar Luxury Cruise Reviews
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mtiger102
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Cruised with Windstar several times in the past. Did the 2017 Baltic cruise on the WindSurf. Began the cruise in Stockholm and ended it in Copenhagen. The WindSurf is in good shape. The staterooms are adequate and the common areas are ... Read more
DottieCat
Member Since 2017
1 review
My brother chose this cruise and invited us to join him. While it wasn't an itinerary we had ever considered, we soon became excited about seeing such a different part of the world. From start to finish, we loved our time on the Wind Surf. ... Read more
jeremylawrance
Member Since 2016
5 reviews
12 helpful votes
This was our fourth cruise on the Wind Spirit in Tahiti. We chose the Wind Spirit as the itinerary allows full days on four islands and two full days in Bora Bora. There are interesting shore excursions for those who want to be guided ... Read more
LESTAZ
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
This was our fourth Windstar cruise. This journey took us from Barcelona to Lisbon. Even the before and after cruise days at Windstar selected host hotels are great! Our previous three cruises have been on the Windstar ships with ... Read more
sb44
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
631 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Being welcomed back to the Wind Surf by our Captain Gerry Hogan and his spectacular crew made us feel as if we were being welcomed home. This particular cruise from Dublin to Edinburgh was a dream for us and almost unattainable after a ... Read more
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hines
Member Since 2017
1 review
Great experience last year on Windstar Pride, wanted to try the sailing ship. Took two back to back cruises, starting in Lisbon, joining another in Dublin, ending in Edinburgh. Just fabulous cabins, bathrooms, great dining, good music in ... Read more
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andrewjsl
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
6 helpful votes
We took a cruise with Windstar on the Wind Star to visit the Greek Isles. It was our first time with this cruise line. Every single aspect of the cruise exceeded my expectations! From start to finish, (nearly) everything was perfect. The ... Read more
lextrvlr
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Before reviewing a wonderful five-star cruise, let me dispense with my booking frustrations with the Windstar office. Without burdening you, may I simply say that the powers-that-be in Seattle need to properly train their representatives, ... Read more
cruisebear1
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
14 helpful votes
My wife and I did the Treasures of the Greek Isles cruise that leaves from Athens and stops in Nafplio, Mykonos, Kusadasi (Turkey), Patmos, Santorini, and Monemvasia, returning to Athens. We enjoyed the small ship experience and the no ... Read more
plight0
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Very nice cruise--great destinations, most notably smaller islands where big ships couldn't go. Kusadasi was wonderful--dinner at Ephesus was spectactular; food utterly unedible, but setting and light chamber music was extraordinary. ... Read more
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markh111
Member Since 2007
1 review
3 helpful votes
Up until this cruise, I would have said that the best cruise I ever took was in French Polynesia on the Paul Gauguin, back when that ship was part of the Regents Seven Seas line. This cruise, however (from Venice to Rome, with stops in ... Read more
Strenz
Member Since 2011
6 reviews
608 forum posts
7 helpful votes
I have always loved Venice and my dream was to leave Venice by a sailing ship. We chose the May 17 th date because we wanted to sail out in the early evening when the light of Venice is what you see in the magical paintings. . We were so ... Read more
coastcashier
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
7 forum posts
23 helpful votes
We did the 7 day Tahiti experience two years ago and enjoyed it very much. We did the extended version to experience the Wind Spirit in Full Sail in the open sea. It didn't happen. The saile were never all put up and only a token part sail ... Read more
Orangeman68
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
16 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Let me start off by saying this was our 5th Windstar Cruise and was one of " the best". I did a lot of due diligence before our trip on Viator, TripAdvisor, NY Times Travel etc.regarding our cities we were visiting. You should ... Read more
Redtravel
Member Since 2004
19 reviews
3,776 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
This was the second cruise of a B2B from Lisbon to Rome. This cruise went from Barcelona to Rome. Glitter and Glam 7 days. We had the same cabin for both cruises. The B2B experience was very good. Our boarding card was the same for both ... Read more
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bdwest5
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
My husband and I travel to Europe often but this was our first cruise. We didn't want a mega ship with thousands of people so we chose Windstar Cruises as they hold approximately 200 people. We booked the Glitter and Glam tour starting at ... Read more
S & LS
Member Since 2016
1 review
26 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We chose this trip as it went to ports that we had never been to before. Yes the Windsurf is old but the inside is really nice in every detail. The cabin is small compared to other cruises we have taken but there is adequate storage space ... Read more
SandyNYC
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed April 2017
We wanted a small, luxury ship experience. Far exceeded our expectations. Will only cruise small luxury ships in future and we will definitely choose Windstar Cruises. Your every need is anticipated by their exceptional and ... Read more
Redtravel
Member Since 2004
19 reviews
3,776 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
This was the first cruise of a pair of b2b cruises from Lisbon to Barcelona. We did our own air, pre-cruise hotel stay in Lisbon, and transfers. Booked transfer from Pedro at Lisbon Taxis. We have used him on other trips. As usual, our ... Read more
pwchief
Member Since 2009
8 reviews
5 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Cruise review Tauck - Small Ship Cruising Treasures of Spain & Portugal (Eastbound - Lisbon to Barcelona) April 19 - May 1, 2017 By Ken Montgomery- Irvine, CA Summary - This was the initial cruise for Tauck with this ... Read more
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K11TEXAS
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
110 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Chose this cruise because DH wanted to cruise on the ship with sails, and there were islands we had not yet experienced in the Caribbean-Barbuda, Isles de Saintes, and St Barths. Our cabin was 222 which was convenient to the stairs, ... Read more
BobinOdessa
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
After searching for a "unique experience" for our 40th wedding anniversary my wife and I settled on the 11 day French Polynesia excursion on Windstar's Wind Spirit. Our decision couldn't have been better! Embarkation and ... Read more
KkSeattle
Member Since 2017
1 review
We sailed on the Windstar to the Caribbean, St George to St George, in early March 2017. The ship was lovely, the crew was very attentive and food was quite good. The advantage of cruising on a small ship like this is that visits to small ... Read more
Waterloo traveller
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
6 helpful votes
This was my third Windstar cruise - second one on the Windsurf. I chose the BVI Yachtman's Caribbean as I remembered those islands from long ago sailing. Unfortunately, we couldn't snorkel or catamaran very often (excursions were ... Read more
GARYTHEHITMAN
Member Since 2010
11 reviews
62 forum posts
14 helpful votes
This is my second review of the "Star Pride" --- my first was the maiden voyage in 2014, immediately after the ship was acquired from Seabourn. I noticed several changes, almost all of which were positive. This 7-night cruise ... Read more
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