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karendale
Jul 10, 2017

Look into adventures in the ports on your own. Their tours were extremely expensive for short times.

Farnum
May 01, 2018

For my impression this cruise shit was designed for couples or a single quite getaway from distractions

mlc1
Aug 23, 2017

It's a wonderful experience if you are looking for a small ship. There's limited evening entertainment though so if you are looking for a party atmosphere, this ship wouldn't be for you. Dinner was the main event for us and very nice and you are given the opportunity to sit with other people.

GaryRubens
Mar 14, 2017

Visit the Bridge! The Bridge is usually open almost any time the ship is at sea. It is fascinating to see the electronics and navigational equipment, and to chat with the ship officers.

lucithecat123
Jul 08, 2016

feel free to ask for special attention food items and or drinks, be sure to use your mini bar if it's included. Reminder that spa items include gratuity; we asked but were told it wasn't and winded up giving a double gratuity (which we had corrected by management).

mjjones27
Jun 28, 2016

Candles was our favorite place to dine but the food was excellent everywhere, the lounge on deck eight offered sandwiches and beverages and was our favorite place to hangout, either reading or just watching the ship come into or depart the different ports

WindstarFan
Dec 16, 2015

Candles (the gourmet restaurant) has last minute openings that you can sometimes snag. The manager of the restaurant works hard to accommodate guests in every way. Get to know your waitstaff and cabin steward. They do try to make your cruise enjoyable by remembering your favorites!

asmailbego
Apr 12, 2018

Enjoy it from first moment

lscanlan
Oct 14, 2017

I- probably wouldn't pay extra for a higher-level cabin as the one we had was ideal. However, we were about the 4th cabin from the front of the ship and we could hear the anchor being raised and lowered quite clearly. I don't know if was our location in the ship or the ship as a whole but in heavy seas, the rocking of the ship from side to side was pretty noticeable while in bed. That wasn't very often howeve We liked to hang out in the Yacht Club on the front of the highest level of the ship. It was usually quiet and had a great view. They have snacks and drinks available from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and you can always take your drinks from the bar there to get out of the wind or to just sit in a comfortable chair of sofa.

hdh325
Aug 17, 2017

This is a luxury cruise

ubazame
Jul 28, 2017

If you hit a storm, prepare for the amusement park ride of your life! We had a rocking and rolling, dresser drawers opening and closing, hold on to something if you need to get up and walk anywhere night! Also Windstar insists on calling its ships "yachts" but seriously the Star Pride is just a small cruise ship.

TOSandy
May 15, 2017

Visit the bridge!

hitzdwkm
May 12, 2017

Less launch trips, we missed out of Monaco due to strong seas.

Cruise4Pleasure
Jan 02, 2017

We sailed at Christmas and it was sad Windstar did not make it seem more special, the decorations were old and tired as well. A crew member poorly dressed as Santa was put out at odd times for photos but not much else. No special Christmas Eve or Day dinner, many guests shared their disappointment

MimiA
Dec 14, 2016

Soda in mini-bar complimentary; also specialty coffee in all venues

ras4436
Dec 06, 2016

soda is comp in your mini bar

flyprkr
Dec 22, 2015

My partner is Gluten Free and the dinning staff went out of their way to accommodate her needs.

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