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Windstar Wind Star Cruise Reviews for Luxury Cruises to the Caribbean

4.5 / 5.0
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It's the People!
"From other cruise lines, we're used to cabin attendants and dining room staff that are pleasant and hard-working, but the admin staff and management (front desk, housekeeping, hotel) on Wind Star were actually interested in helping us out with questions and issues, not just moving us along with platitudes.The two complaints about Wind Star that I read in older reviews were: 1) The water sports platform is heavily advertised but almost never available, and 2) The sails only get used during the initial sail-away, negating a bit of the sailing vessel vibe on the ship...."Read More
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It's the People!

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Eclecticist
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

I can't say enough good things about the people on Wind Star. On day one, when the housekeeping manager found out that my wife had broken some toes just before our trip, she immediately moved us to a more convenient cabin that involved less walking & climbing to reach frequently accessed locations. That made a huge difference to us! From other cruise lines, we're used to cabin attendants and ...
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Sail Date: March 2022

Cabin Type: Oceanview Stateroom


Not a Good Fit for Me

Review for Wind Star to Caribbean - Eastern

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Cruise Worm
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Ditto other reviews: delicious food, few onboard activities, personalized service, beautiful sail-away events, phenomenal cabin storage, nice L'Occitan toiletries, great shower with 2 heads, great spa with massages, & best of all--fantastic talks by naturalist. But the ship seems tired--1 of 2 generators that power propeller went out, so kitchen was an hour late in preparing dinner the first ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Oceanview Stateroom


Some disappointing features

Review for Wind Star to Caribbean - Eastern

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Mocamps
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We were excited about this cruise, having been on a cruise on the Royal Clipper several years ago and expecting it to be a similar experience. We were disappointed that it wasn't. Prior to the cruise the admin left a lot to be desired as we didn't get any final documentation until a few days before we left despite having paid in full when we booked. Although loyal Windstar cruisers on CC ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Oceanview Stateroom


Blissful Week

Review for Wind Star to Caribbean - Eastern

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grundle
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

My husband and I are in our 60s and have traveled around the world creating our own itineraries and arranging our own transportation. We never thought cruising was for us but in the last few years we have sampled several medium to large ships with friends (Royal Caribbean, Princess, Carnival). The Panama Canal transit with WindStar seemed a pleasant way to experience a small ship ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Oceanview Stateroom


Great Staff, Poor Management, Older Ship Needing Upgrades

Review for Wind Star to Caribbean - Eastern

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Mark Whitman
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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. The destinations are a wonderful experience. The Panama Canal, Panama City and Costa Rica in January are absolutely must-do experiences. The destinations are 5+. Windstar (really ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom


A few glitches

Review for Wind Star to Caribbean - Eastern

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aleeoc
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

Decided to try Windstar after liking the smaller ship experience on Viking and Azamara and Viking River. Overall, the food was very good, the crew friendly and eager to please however we started off by delaying our sail away by a day due to "two small holes" in the hull that required underwater welding. This resulted in a sea day instead of our scheduled port of call in Cartagena which was the ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Cabin Type: Oceanview Stateroom


Nice Cruise to Costa Rica and the Panama Canal

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philminn
10+ Cruises • Age 20s

Pros and Cons As always, the ship’s staff were very friendly, and the waiters and much of the staff always remember your names. There is always at least one crew member (this trip, two) who remembers us from a previous cruise (my wearing a Windstar T-shirt doesn’t hurt). Breakfast and lunch in the Terrace is always a nice buffet, and there are also items available from a menu if you want to ...
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Sail Date: January 2018


Small Ship Cruising in the Caribbean - Not for Everyone

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argyllsock
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

With winter wearing us down we felt it was time to book another cruise to soak up some sun and heat. We ended up choosing Windstar because 1) It wasn't departing out of the cruise ports we'd done many times before (Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, etc.) and 2) the ports were not, with the exception of Castries, places we had been to before. Yeah, basically we wanted to try something different in the ...
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Sail Date: March 2017


Great ship, great crew, really bad weather

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KkSeattle
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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 ports and hidden away places are possible and the itinerary was full of promise. While the first few days of this cruise confirmed this expectation, bad weather ...
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Sail Date: March 2017

Cabin Type: Oceanview Stateroom


Fantastic !!!!

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karinhelbich
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

After our experience with UNPROFESSIONAL and uncharming service in The House Hotel in Barbados we enjoyed the so well trained and friendly service of the windstar crew!!!!!- just perfect! The cabin was well kept and clean. Breakfast, lunch or dinner were always phantastic and it´s great to have breakfast or lunch or dinner sitting outside in the deckchairs on the veranda while You watch the ...
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Sail Date: February 2017

Cabin Type: Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom


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