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Communication is a great trait; wish Windstar understood the concept.
"First a disclaimer. I have enjoyed five cruises on the Paul Gauguin and wanted a fair comparison between PG and the recently refitted former Seabourn ships. I understood the key difference between the two - PG..."Read More
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6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

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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

Departure Port: Sardinia

Cabin Type: Oceanview Stateroom

14 Helpful Votes


Small yes; luxury maybe?

Review for Wind Star to Greece

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drneal

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

After planning for over 1 year I finally got to go on a Windstar cruise. I was expecting a lot and, for the most part it, met all expectations. Prior to going on the cruise my initial cruise was cancelled as the ship was chartered. They gave us a $500/pp credit and paid to change our airfare. I loved the small size of the ship. The cabin was small but functional. The bathroom had ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Departure Port: Tortola

Cabin Type: Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom

Traveled with children

35 Helpful Votes


ALL-INCLUSIVE may not mean "all-inclusive"

Review for Wind Star to Greece

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Cruiser1502

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

My husband and I, and 2 other couples, chose this ship because we wanted a small ship. It was perfect in size...getting on and off ship was easy and quick. We were in cabin 240 which is at the very end of the hall. It proved to be a great room in the sense that there wasn't much foot traffic outside our door. The cabin had more than enough storage cabinets and plenty of under bed storage for ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Departure Port: Tortola

22 Helpful Votes


Greek Island Holiday

Review for Wind Star to Greece

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Aguila

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Booked this island cruise long in advance. The highlight is a candle light dinner in the ancient library of Ephasis. Violin quartet, lovely meal under the stars. This was exceptional and only Windstar had the relationship with the Turkish ministry of culture to do this event. All the locations were wonderful. Excursions well managed and ship processes very smooth with a well led crew. The ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Departure Port: Tortola

Cabin Type: Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom

4 Helpful Votes


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


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


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

Departure Port: St. Martin

Cabin Type: Oceanview Stateroom

2 Helpful Votes


Pretty much perfect

Review for Wind Star to Greece

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JonJennie

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 conditioning and the internet, very comfortable and enjoyable. Except for Monemvassia, there were no big buses for the tours which was nice but that may be dependent on the number of ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Departure Port: Tortola

Cabin Type: Oceanview Stateroom

2 Helpful Votes


Gorgeous Sail!

Review for Wind Star to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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SandBeachGolf

2-5 Cruises

Age 20s

This was our fourth Windstar trip. The 3rd on a sailboat. We love the informality of Windstar. If you are looking for a Seaborne experience with butlers and dressy evenings this is probably not for you. We loved the sail as we wanted to get an overview of the islands. Patmos was lovely and not filled with hordes of tourists. I’d love to go back! Santorini has breathtaking views from the island ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Departure Port: Tortola

Cabin Type: Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom

16 Helpful Votes


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