My husband and I went on a Windstar Cruise around the Greek Islands as part of our honeymoon. We had considered larger ships, but decided on Windstar after Lisa Zwissler from Beach Bum Vacations told us that this is the cruise line that everyone loves. No lines for food, no lines to get on or off the boat, AND, we were never far from our room.
We loved the experience and this was our first time cruising. We knew most of the crew by name and more importantly, they knew us! It was very relaxing, which is just what we wanted. We were also able to get into the smaller ports that big ships can't go to. We ate dinner with Captain Dash (special invite only), had a great time at the spa, we liked the open bridge policy, and looking at the stars late at night from the bow. The watersports deck was also a lot of fun, because we were able to go swimming right behind the boat!
We liked being on the end and being on the lowest deck wasn't bad at all! I think there are only 2 decks with rooms. We were right next to the stairs that the employees use, but seriously, we didn't hear anything. Lots of room for us.