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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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112 Windstar Romantic Cruise Reviews
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sb44
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
612 forum posts
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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andrewjsl
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
2 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
cruisebear1
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
10 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
jje49
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
After much research and back and forth decison making, we chose this cruise line and a marvelous itinerary. Our experience met and exceeded our expectations by a wide margin. EVERYTHING WAS WONDERFUL. Delicious food, romantic ... Read more
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Strenz
Member Since 2011
6 reviews
587 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
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jeremylawrance
Member Since 2016
4 reviews
7 helpful votes
We have been on the Windstar Line's smaller wind yachts and wanted to experience the larger Wind Surf. With about 190 crew and 350 passengers the facilities and service were above and beyond what we expected. The slightly larger format ... Read more
Redtravel
Member Since 2004
19 reviews
3,761 forum posts
7 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
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
3,761 forum posts
2 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
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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
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
nzdaydreamer
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
This was our first cruise and we chose it because of the small ship size, good food reviews and itinerary. Being able to visit multiple islands was a great way to experience this part of the world. You can embark from 1pm and all aboard ... Read more
triciagrace
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
This was our first time on a cruise. We had never really considered taking one before but in looking for our "winter" break we thought that a trip through the Canal and up along the Costa Rican coast sounded like a fun ... Read more
romeo801
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We chose Wind Surf because we wanted a more personalized experience and no children. The embarkation process was not a great experience.Possibly because we arrived on the late side (4:00pm)? The person who registered us was less than ... Read more
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rjukkola
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
15 helpful votes
Windstar cruise line offered an interesting opportunity to see more than Tahiti and Moorea by taking a week long cruise on the Wind Spirit. The itinerary included the additional Society Islands of Bora Bora, Taha'a, Raiatea, and Huahine. ... Read more
Robert_fromthe_South
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
I’m a bit late with my reviews, time got away from me… My wife and I were on the Star Legend , Windstar Cruse from January 28 - February 4, 2017. I have been on numerous cruises, Norwegian, Carnival, Disney, Celebrity, ... Read more
SteveThe Travler
Member Since 2009
1 review
2 helpful votes
We booked this cruise for the "small port" experience and the Windstar style of cruising. Also we had not been to the B.V.I. before. We had sailed once to Costa Rica with the ship Wind Star. After a long trip from the west ... Read more
snapdragon703
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
17 helpful votes
This was our 3rd Windstar cruise - the other 2 being in Europe. We enjoy the small ship atmosphere and have been very pleased with the level of service and casual elegance of the Windstar experience. This ship was full with 144 passengers, ... Read more
tabby1
Member Since 2011
1 review
6 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We spent 7 days on the beautiful Star Breeze and were totally spoiled. The crew is very friendly, service is amazing, food is delicious and the cabins are big and beautiful. We did the Naturally Costa Rica cruise and had to take zodiacs to ... Read more
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jjverboom
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
My wife and I selected this cruise because it had good reviews and was in the area where we wanted to do a cruise, being Tahiti and French Polynesia. Our only other cruise experiences are just two, a 4-day Blue Lagoon cruise in Fiji and a ... Read more
su-arizona
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
182 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
The Star Legend sails in a galaxy far far away from her sister ship, the Star Pride. Windstar has done a superb job of updating the Star Legend, giving new life to an old beauty that was lacking in the Star Pride. The suites are ... Read more
jimb1532
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
This was our 1st cruise on a smaller ship. Really liked the size vs.the bigger ships. Windstar was 1st class from beginning to end. Personnel were friendly, polite,professional and fun. Food was excellent. Excursions were accurately ... Read more
So Cal Cruise Mom
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
8 helpful votes
When I received an email that Windstar was offering a sizable discount on certain cruises during the holidays, I investigated their sailings to Tahiti and the Caribbean. Since Tahiti gets a lot of rain in December and January, we opted for ... Read more
Storman65
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
The term 180' from normal is very fitting. We have been on 10 cruise with larger cruise ships and this one was very different. Everyone is so relaxed and friendly and there is no need to get all dressed up. The crew where amazing and ... Read more
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