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Windstar Romantic Cruises Cruise Reviews

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Romantic Cruises

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162 Windstar Romantic Cruises Cruise Reviews


Redtravel avatar

Redtravel

25 Reviews Written

58 Helpful Votes

Once more before the stretch

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Two years ago Windstar announced the plan to stretch the Star ships increasing the guest capacity from 210 guests to 310 guests. We love the small size and hope that the increase in size doesn’t change the ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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janetglas

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Perfect in every way, except the weather!

Everything about this cruise was perfect except for the weather. December is apparently the rainy season, something I didn't realize when I booked. So be warned. It didn't ruin the experience, but more sun and less ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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alanxfox

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Wonderful cruise, with a few glitches

This is basically a wonderful ship, with a few glitches. It was recently bought by Windstar and is due to a major renovation/refit in 2020, so these comments might not apply to later sailings. This is a small ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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walker_michelle

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Our first Windstar cruise & would absolutely do another one. Smaller ship a plus

Windstar has only 6 ships so and they are small ships focused on going to areas the bigger ships cannot get to. While the ship itself is a little dated, it is slated for a big makeover this summer which is ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Brianbluebird

2 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

Excellent

We were very impressed with this smaller ship. Although full there were no lines, no queues, no crowds, easy tendering and embarkation and so on. Easy to get around. Lots of outside space. with various bars with ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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End412

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Old Ship; Failed air conditioning

We chose this ship because of the reputation of Windstar and the itinerary offered. We were starting out trip with a few days in Lisbon and wanted to experience the southern coast of Spain. The Wind Surf is a ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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kimrealestate

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Fabulous vacation - again!

We are long time Windstar cruisers. We have been on 15 plus cruises over 25 years. We have been through several owners and have been on almost all the ships. The quality of everything ebbs and flows but the ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Ditsyblitzy

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Faultless! A wonderful cruise!

We had been on a cruise with 600 passengers and decided it wasn’t for us. Wind Spirit has only 130 passengers and 100 crew and our experience was so different - we loved it. The crew was charming, helpful, ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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drneal

5 Reviews Written

34 Helpful Votes

Small yes; luxury maybe?

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 ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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ScottLewis

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Truly first class experience

Our first Windstar cruise, based on a recommendation from a friend who knows that we like smart and engaging people, don't like rowdy drunk crowds, and want a genuine experience. We learned a lot and immediately ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Aguila

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Greek Island Holiday

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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cortbaker

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Magical French Polynesia cruise

We booked this cruise to celebrate our 40th anniversary. This is our third Windstar cruise in the past 5 years and it was amazing. 140 passengers, 102 crew members that spoiled us for 11 days. Our trip included ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Idahospud48

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Absolutely Delightful

We spent our 25th anniversary on Moorea 27 years ago and decided it was time to revisit our memories. We had never been on a smaller ship and decided this was the way to see the other islands. It didn't ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Misty Morning

3 Reviews Written

36 Helpful Votes

Wind Surf Delivers Again

First, we are a French Canadian couple in our early 50’s from Montreal. We sailed 5 times with Celebrity prior to sailing on Wind Surf for the first time in 2013. We have since sailed 7 times with them, all in the ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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LuvDCaribbean

9 Reviews Written

38 Helpful Votes

A bit disappointed, something has changed with Windstar

My wife & I sailed on 1/12/19, Our 6th Windstar cruise, 3rd on Wind Surf. Room 126. The ship – Wind Surf – was built in 1990, and is showing its age in too many areas. Rust, loose planks, paint peeling, ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Mark Whitman

2 Reviews Written

26 Helpful Votes

Great Staff, Poor Management, Older Ship Needing Upgrades

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. ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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sjefferson

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Small Ship, Big Service

We typically choose active, land-based travel but decided to do a cruise for a special anniversary. We chose the Star Breeze for its mixture of small luxury ship with casual attitude, small ports of call, and ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Petoonya

3 Reviews Written

34 Helpful Votes

Magical Wind Spirit in French Polynesia

17 nights on Wind Spirit in French Polynesia was the cruise of our lifetime. The ship, food, staff and amenities were perfection, and our clothes were wet with tears having to disembark. The staff literally knock ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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aleeoc

3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

A few glitches

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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ATravelinFoodie

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Excellent Crew, Good Sized Rooms, Star Breeze Panama Canal Aruba-Costa Rica

Crew – 5 stars, Food – 4 to 5 stars, Ship – 4 stars EMBARKATION – in Aruba – a long walk from where the cab drops you off to the yacht, because only the big ships get front docking. They have a shuttle, ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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JaniLuvs2Travel

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Star Pride Caribbean

Embarkation is a walk right on, and too long of a wait. They have different stations to visit, port excursions, spa, drink package, etc. They take your credit card and give you your key and you are free to go to ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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tribbs1

6 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

Wonderful service and interesting ports of call

I chose this cruise because it worked with my schedule and I got a great price on it. I have cruised multiple times on both oceans and rivers, but this was the smallest ocean ship I have ever sailed on. I was a ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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NolaLori

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Mostly fantastic - some issues need to be addressed

Overall, this was an excellent cruise. The food is fabulous and despite the small size of the ship, the cabins are relatively spacious. The crew were extremely friendly and made a point of knowing everyone by ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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sb44

5 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

First Class Cruise Through Alaska and BC

We wanted to cruise Alaska for a long time but the large ships were totally unappealing to us as our preferred cruise line has been Windstar for many years. We had high expectations as Windstar advertised this as ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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OSanasoflo

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Windstar's Wind Surf Italy, Kotor, Croatia May 2018

Hi Adventurers! We recently completed a beautiful trip on board the Windstar Wind Surf across Italy, Montenegro, and Croatia and we fell in love with the boat, its crew and the beautiful port of calls. During ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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