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Windstar Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews

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27

Very Good

10

Average

8

Poor

6

Terrible

3

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Luxury Cruises

291

Romantic Cruises

162

Senior Cruises

54

Family Cruises

43

First-Time Cruisers

22

54 Windstar Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews


Redtravel avatar

Redtravel

25 Reviews Written

58 Helpful Votes

Once more before the stretch

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Two years ago Windstar announced the plan to stretch the Star ships increasing the guest capacity from 210 guests to 310 guests. We love the small size and hope that the increase in size doesn’t change the ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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walker_michelle

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Our first Windstar cruise & would absolutely do another one. Smaller ship a plus

Windstar has only 6 ships so and they are small ships focused on going to areas the bigger ships cannot get to. While the ship itself is a little dated, it is slated for a big makeover this summer which is ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Ditsyblitzy

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Faultless! A wonderful cruise!

We had been on a cruise with 600 passengers and decided it wasn’t for us. Wind Spirit has only 130 passengers and 100 crew and our experience was so different - we loved it. The crew was charming, helpful, ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Spysmum

31 Reviews Written

342 Helpful Votes

Disappointing Windstar

We chose this cruise on recommendation from our travel agent. We flew to lovely Lisbon a few days beforehand, the joined the ship,looking very tiny berthed near some very large cruise ships. The welcome was ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Idahospud48

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Absolutely Delightful

We spent our 25th anniversary on Moorea 27 years ago and decided it was time to revisit our memories. We had never been on a smaller ship and decided this was the way to see the other islands. It didn't ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Mark Whitman

2 Reviews Written

26 Helpful Votes

Great Staff, Poor Management, Older Ship Needing Upgrades

I love Windstar’s small-boat (148 passengers) approach to cruising, but I found this particular boat, their flagship, to be lacking and I was also dismayed by several avoidable missteps by the ship’s management. ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Full Time Cruiser

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

180 degrees TOO Much From Ordinary

We had never taken a motorized yacht before and wanted to try the smaller cruise experience. Yes the food was very good, always fresh and served timely. And the crew was very pleasant and focused on customer ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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2smooklers

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great ship, especially the cabin size.

Wanted a smaller, less crowded ship, as we are not fans of the 3000 person ships. This had an itinerary that was heavy in ports with many overnight stays in bigger cities. We do not prefer so many "at sea" ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Finewineguy54

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Star legendary memorable nightmare

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 ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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JonJennie

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Pretty much perfect

Bucket list item was the Greek isles and since we prefer the smaller ships, opted for a Windstar cruise. Only 135 or so guests so no crowds or lines. Ship is a little old but well maintained and except for the air ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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FairOaksEngineer

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

You don't get what you pay for.....

First cruise and probably the last. The list of problems on this ship are too numerous to elaborate. Briefly - no hot water some days, no self serve coffee/tea available - only available with room service ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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DesertDanS51

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Why does everyone rave over this old Wind Surf ship? No luxury here!

I have sailed on 7 different cruise lines on multiple cruises to the Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Russia, Alaska, and Europe. Wind Surf was launched for Club Med in 1989 (30 years old). Dry dock and total ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Susanricks

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Impeccable service and food!

The staff and quality of food was outstanding. The suite was large and never felt confining. Double sink vanity, large tub, walk-in closet all made the 8 day experience just like home! Every evening after dinner ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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7continentKaren

5 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

How about them mirrors???

Some title? Well, some mirrors. I thought I would start with that. Mirrors in all the bathrooms, including the small public ones, positioned so you can see yourself on the toilet. Tell me that is not bizarre. ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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OSanasoflo

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Windstar's Wind Surf Italy, Kotor, Croatia May 2018

Hi Adventurers! We recently completed a beautiful trip on board the Windstar Wind Surf across Italy, Montenegro, and Croatia and we fell in love with the boat, its crew and the beautiful port of calls. During ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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boandalice

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Not So Tahitian Cruise

If you are seeking a cruise with Tahitian culture, history and dancing, this one is not for you. We have taken two other Polynesian cruises and the crews were Polynesian. We learned a lot about the islands and their ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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kctraveler

6 Reviews Written

34 Helpful Votes

Great food and people but ship needs sprucing up

We were looking to go through the Panama Canal on a small ship and not have to visit various Caribbean islands that we have already seen. We had not visited Costa Rica or Panama so the itinerary on this ship fit our ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Redtravel

25 Reviews Written

58 Helpful Votes

Relaxing in style

This was our 3rd time on the Windsurf. The cruise had been scheduled to embark and disembark in St. Martin. However, after Hurricane Irma destroyed St. Martin, the cruise was rescheduled to go RT Barbados. The ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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labadee70

7 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Super cruise. Great way to bring in new year

We have been on the wind surf twice before on their 2 cruises out of st maarten. But this ‘jewels’ cruise was out of barbados and to mostly different islands, and over new years. We did excursions (by ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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Hos1985

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

The good, the bad and the ugly. An Honest Review.

This is our third and likely last Windstar cruise. There are many reasons we feel this way. First, the Windsurf is need of serious updates. There is surface rust visible throughout the exterior decks. Several ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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TexansTryingCruising

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Windstar Changed our View

We chose this cruise because we wanted to sail through the Panama Canal, do a little snorkeling, and get away from crowds. Our prior experience with large cruise lines, left us feeling uncomfortable with cruising. ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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tiggerhom

2 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

Things are just a little off, expecially communication.

First off, all the people that work there try real hard. the Captain and his crew tried very hard to make the cruise comfortable despite tropical storm Alieen with 85 miles winds.However this is not a luxary cruise. ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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seamominsb

7 Reviews Written

43 Helpful Votes

Luxurious, Comfortable, plus Some Annoyances

This was a trip circumnavigating Iceland, which was a very good way to see more remote parts of the country. Cabins very comfortable with plenty of closet, drawer, and shelf space and cabin service was excellent. ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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pomp

1 Review Written

19 Helpful Votes

ALA CARTE CRUISE

Having taken only two previous cruises, one with Regent and one with Silver seas I don’t claim to be an expert on reviewing cruises. However, here is my opinion of the Windstar Barcelona to Lisbon cruise aboard ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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cantin2

6 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

Star Legend in Europe for 16 Days

This is our first sailing on Windstar Cruises - we chose the Star Legen - a 212 passenger vessel previously owned by Seabourne - the renovations are great - all staterooms are oceanview large suites - a few with ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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