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Star Breeze Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 36

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
Star Breeze

7 Night Costa Rica & Panama Canal (Puerto Caldera To Colon)

Sail date: December 19, 2015

Ship: Star Breeze

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 318

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review summary

Our ship was redirected to help the sister ship, Star Pride, which ran aground. Nearly all of our shore excursions were cancelled and we did not have the opportunity to leave the ship after day 2 (of 7).  By the end of the cruise, Windstar offered the passengers a 75% refund of cruise fare and this same amount to be discounted on a future cruise.

Though it was a bit of a bust, I must say that the crew (who were working nearly around the clock) were awesome the entire time. Food and service were great!

Pillows and mattress were not very good (I'll bring pillows next time), limited energy outlets in the cabin, and the presence of an imperious officer's wife were the only negatives. She demanded to know our suite numbers on the only shore excursion that we took because we asked the tour guide to stop and translate for us at a pharmacy (15 minutes in the store). I'm still wondering why she was there, and why she was so unpleasant.


Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

bedding (mattress and pillows) leave a lot to be desired

Ship tip

Very much enjoyed the small ship experience. Hope to enjoy one without interuptions.

Ports of call

Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica

3 out of 5

Puerto Quepos, Costa Rica

5 out of 5

Bahia Drake, Costa Rica

3 out of 5

Panama Canal Transit

5 out of 5

Colon, Panama

5 out of 5
Trip to Embara tribe was great.
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