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Windstar Venice Cruise Reviews

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38 Windstar Venice Cruise Reviews


Lanan5 avatar

Lanan5

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Adriatic Gems

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My husband and I chose this cruise as we were more interested in the destinations it sailed to than the onboard amenities. This was our first cruise and it exceeded all of our expectations. The staff was wonderful, ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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bdwest5

4 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Second Cruise with Windstar

We traveled from Venice to Croatia to Montenegro to Sicily to the Amalfi Coast to Rome. This was our second cruise with Windstar and we were aboard the Star Breeze. The weather was gorgeous. The ship is ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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scrosser

3 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Better weather, fewer crowds than summer

Europe is incredibly hot and crowded in the summer, although still crowded for this trip. Did notice a drop in service level compared to prior Windstar cruises. Looks like they are pinching pennies in certain ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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scrosser

3 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Misrepresentations from start to finish

I chose the cruise for two specific reasons - sailing ship and voyage highlights. Third time on Wind Star, third time did not actually use the sails for sailing power. Per corporate, should not expect the masted ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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TLRcruiser

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Exceeds expectations.

We enjoyed all aspects of the cruise. The food was excellent. The service from the entire crew was amazing. Best of all the places that we visited were fabulous. I would have to try very hard to find anything to ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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EastRob

1 Review Written

Wonderful Adriatic and Italy Cruise

My wife and I had cruised twice on Windstar's sailing yachts and enjoyed the cruises. When we decided to cruise in the Adriatic we choose the Star Legend based on it's reviews, the cruise itinerary and our previous ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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bobjanelra

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Upcharge heaven

Used Windstar several times over 20 years ago. Recently tried Seabourn and Viking (river). Windstar charges for wine at dinner when others don't. Then they charge outlandish prices for wifi. Food great but ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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MelanieSco

3 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

WINDSTAR DOWN A NOTCH

Having sailed on the Wind Surf three years ago, I must say that I was slightly disappointed with the STAR BREEZE experience. First of all the PROS - . very nice stateroom on deck 4 (130), large, confortable ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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markh111

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Venice to Rome Adriatic Cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Strenz

10 Reviews Written

53 Helpful Votes

Dream Come Through on the Wind Surf

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Foxlee6

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Small ship, great cruise, great ports of call

Booked this cruise because of the ports in Croatia, Montanegro and Italy. The ship and service turned out to be the best surprise. Prior CC complaints by cruisers were nonexistent on this trip. The ship was well ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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adomatic

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Amazing Experience on Star Breeze

We wanted a Eastern Mediterranean cruise and after researching all the options for Sept-Oct, the Star Breeze itinerary and timing fit us best. We have previously sailed with RC on larger ships and now i can't ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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Karen13

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

An Excellent Cruise on Star Legend

We had sailed twice before with Windstar in the Caribbean on the sailing ships and their laidback, intimate style suited us. We chose this cruise for the itinerary. It was excellent in every respect. An example: ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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SMNYCruise

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Star Breeze hit a home run!

This was our 4th Windstar cruise and first time one of the motor yachts. While we love the sailing ships, the motor yachts are perfect for port intensive European trips. Cabins were large and comfortable. Loved the ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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LTC Dan

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

A Dream Trip -- First, Five Days in Slovenia, and then a Great Windstar Cruise

Hi Guys. So here's the deal... (I always like to use that, and it works well in this case) My wife and I started out dreaming about a perfect anniversary cruise many years ago. I got the first twinkle in my eye ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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shipmenus

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Windstar is a WIN WIN!

My husband and I sailed previously on two Windstar cruises over 20 years ago, first to Costa Rica and then Turkey/Greek Islands. We had such a memorable experience that we wanted to re-enact it again! The last ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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LIndaby21

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Small ships rule

Our cruise was called Venetian Passageways. Overall iit was excellent. All the ports of call with the exception of Albania were very interesting. Everyone loved swimming in the sea and water sports from the Marina ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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sibeachnut

2 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Generally lived up to Windstar's high standards

Despite rather spotty reviews regarding Star Pride and the fact that it had a grounding episode last fall, we decided to give it a try. That was based on several factors. First, it fit with the rest of our travel ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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KikiKruiser

1 Review Written

19 Helpful Votes

One of Our Best Cruises Yet

On one of Star Pride's first cruises coming off of a very long dry-dock to the tune of $4+ million, I must say we found the ship looking great, and it was hard to believe she was first launched in 1988. Lots redone ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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JMB3885

2 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

Windstar once again exceeded our expectation!

Rarely does a second experience live up to a perfect first one but in the case of recent Windstar cruise, this is the case. Three years ago, we had the cruise of a lifetime on The Wind Star, highlighted by our ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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ladyprof14

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Another Great Windstar Vacation

Even though everything didn't go perfectly on this cruise, the staff on Wind Surf did everything in their power to make it memorable and special. There's just a feeling on Windstar cruises--the crew seem genuinely ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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UptownChicago

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great Ship - Light On Entertainment

My friend and I went on Star Breeze recently because I was a super-fan of the ship when it was with Seabourn and I have read that the ships were refurbished and have heard overall good things about Windstar. ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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MTJtraveller

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable cruise

I just returned from my 4th Windstar cruise, 1st on the motor yacht. It was a wonderful cruise in so many ways and I have to say I enjoyed just about every minute of it. As usual staff was wonderful and guests were ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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rogerlang

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Ship and staff continue excellent - corporate support lacking

Sixth Windstar Cruise, 3rd on Windsurf. Older ship (they will never build another like this) but it has been well maintained and the mostly Indonesian crew works hard to keep the guests happy. Food is above the ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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kennylau

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Windsurf Rocks!

During the end of September 2015 and the first week of October we were part of this fantasy. What a beautiful ship!! Everyone one the ship went out of their way to make our stay one to remember. We met so many new ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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