sherryplotkin

sherryplotkin
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January 2016 - Wind Spirit to South Pacific - Tahiti

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This Windstar cruise of French Polynesia holds adventures that most don't experience in a lifetime. And yet, there is little risk or danger. Swimming with sharks and cuddling stingrays is a safe environment in the ocean was one highlight of our trip. Drinking coconut juice from a freshly cracked coconut and drift snorkeling was another. Watch out for the coral! Learning how to scuba down about 40 feet with a 2 on 1 guide to insure safety was unbelievable satisfying and adventure leaving us wanting to do this again in the future.

And that is just the excursions. The Windspirit with its own marina platform and the  gracious, friendly, warm crew made the trip so much nicer. And, the sail away leaves us speechless with goosebumps.

The food was terrific but we had so much to do that dinner was the only time we luxuriated in the experience of drinking and appetizers and dinner.

This particular trip comes highly recommended from people such as us who have taken 20+ cruises on large ships with lots of people. Our next cruise will definitely be on a Windstar yacht vs. the other cruise lines. We will never forget this journey!

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Taha'A, Society Islands - The drift snorkel was fabulous. However, try to wear long water pants and long shirt. We got cut up from coral.
Bora Bora, French Polynesia - The excursion is great! They put big helmut on us which is oxygenated and brought us to the bottom for 30 minutes to see the fish and stingrays. Unique and delightful experience.
Papeete, Tahiti - Le Meridian hotel was not impressive and the personnel where not helpful. Also, it was out of the way, not really in Papeete. Next time we will stay at the Intercontinental. It is near the Papeete Market which is full of foods and arts and crafts and black pearl jewelry etc.
Wind Spirit Wind Spirit - The ship was just a perfect size. Everyone was great and don't miss the sail aways! Also, take the opportunity to have a 1on 1 talk with the captain about the ship, the sails etc. The bridge tour is also worth it.

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