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Colon (Cristobal) Luxury Cruises Cruise Reviews
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3.6
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37 reviews
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Shipwreck
"By now, it is no longer news that the beautiful Star Pride hit a reef off the Isla de Coiba, Panama, on Tuesday, December 22 at about 6:15 a.m. I was aboard with my husband and two adult daughters when the ship hit..."Read More
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thesnowfamily

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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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

Departure Port: Dover

Cabin Type: Oceanview Stateroom

21 Helpful Votes


Daylight Passage of the Panama Canal

Review for Star Breeze to Caribbean - Eastern

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CruiseOrLand

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Whichever direction your cruise is traveling through the canal, you will be flying into or out of the Pacific Ocean end of the canal, Panama City. Since we were going towards the Pacific, our Embarcation was in Colon, about 1 ½ hours from Panama City. Windstar notified us a couple of weeks in advance that they needed to do some maintenance just before our boarding, so the Embarkation would be ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Departure Port: Dover

Cabin Type: Ocean View Suite

6 Helpful Votes


Best Crew Ever

Review for Grace to Galapagos

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tomas4

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

My siblings and I along with our spouses cruised on the M/Y Grace at the end of January 2019. The ship was great, the food wonderful, and the crew amazing. Ever one of the crew members was personable and made it clear they were there to serve. The captain took time to snorkel on several days with members of our group who were not experienced snorkelers. He worked with them each day to improve ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Departure Port: Dover

3 Helpful Votes


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

Departure Port: Dover

Cabin Type: Oceanview Stateroom

7 Helpful Votes


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

Departure Port: Dover

Cabin Type: Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom

26 Helpful Votes


Disappointing

Review for Silver Cloud Expedition to Panama Canal & Central America

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wmccfp

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

As experienced cruisers we were looking for something a little different and more energetic so we tried Silver Cloud Expedition. What we got was the same old, same old only on a smaller ship. Embarkation was so-so as we were uncomfortable leaving our bags in the middle of the platform unattended. After a beautiful transit through the Canal we anticipated a variety of interesting ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Departure Port: Dover

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite

13 Helpful Votes


Incredible Cruise Experience.

Review for Le Boreal to South America

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crmckenzie

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

We chose Ponant for this trip because we were looking for a more intimate cruise experience. We have been on large cruise ships (3000+ passengers) and felt it was time for a more refined trip. One of the best things about being on a smaller ship is that the embarkation and disemarkation process. All of the crew members were courteous and professional. Also, there was rarely ever a line. Once ...
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Sail Date: April 2018

Departure Port: Dover

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom

2 Helpful Votes


Very good overall -- BUT TOO LENIENT ON SMOKING!

Review for Star Breeze to Panama Canal & Central America

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mwf7501

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Chose this because we wanted a 7-day canal transit on a small ship. First time on Windstar. Overall very good -- excellent service, food was quite satisfactory, ship was in good but not outstanding condition. The cabin space was excellent -- was skeptical of the french balcony, but liked it a great deal. Since you have a whole suite, no need for a separate balcony, and opening the sliders ...
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Sail Date: March 2018

Departure Port: Dover

Cabin Type: Balcony Suite

1 Helpful Vote


Disappointing, Embarrassing

Review for Silver Wind to Caribbean - All

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Traveler805

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We've cruised with Silversea about a dozen times. Unfortunately, this one is at the bottom of the ranking list. We convinced another couple to join us. For three days after reporting it, they endured a fire alarm that went off several times a day and water leaking through a ceiling light fixture. I finally intervened and helped get them moved to another suite. I made it very clear Silversea ...
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Sail Date: January 2018

Departure Port: Dover

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite

8 Helpful Votes


Nice staff but mediocre attention to detail. Liability waiting to happen.

Review for Star Breeze to Caribbean - Eastern

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Janwhichard

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

We chose this cruise because we wanted to see the Panama Canal and we wanted to go somewhere for Christmas. The dates and itinerary on Windstar fit that desire. Getting to Colon Panama is easy from Panama City. But Colon itself is digusting so dont look to do anything but go to the pier. Embarkation is fine. The rooms are large. We were in 315 which is BS-1 category. There is a Juliet ...
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Sail Date: December 2017

Departure Port: Dover

Cabin Type: Balcony Suite

6 Helpful Votes


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