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Wind Spirit Cruise Review to South Pacific - Tahiti

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Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 68

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
Wind Spirit

11 Night Tahiti And The Tuamotu Islands (Papeete Roundtrip)

Sail date: July 07, 2019

Ship: Wind Spirit

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 139

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

This cruise is for adventure seekers who want to experience gorgeous water. It is not for shopping and restaurants/bars. You must have an adventurers heart and be physically fit. The hikes are demanding and most of the tours are water sports like snorkel, scuba and swimming. The ship as 56 stairs from the bottom deck to the top with no elevators at all. It is an amazing experience and you go for the gorgeous vistas and unbelievably clear waters.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Quick, easy, efficient.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Wonderful - the best service ever!

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Wind Spirit in French Polynesia is a destination ship - there is no on ship entertainment except for an occasional guest speaker or locals brought on board for a small show.

Entertainment

Wind Spirit is a 148 passenger destination ship - there is no on ship entertainment per se.

Children's Programs

There are no children on Wind Star ships.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
There are 101 crew members servicing only 148 passengers. It could not be better.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship is 30+ years old but well maintained and kept very clean.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The cabins are well appointed and have tons of space for your things. They are extremely comfortable and all cabins are the same - except for one slightly larger 'owner suite".

Ship tip

You will love it!

Ports of call

Papeete, Tahiti

5 out of 5
Bustling city - beautiful beaches.

Fakarava, Tuamotu Archipelago

5 out of 5
Interesting tiny island with beautiful water.

Rangiroa, French Polynesia

5 out of 5
Great swimming with black tip sharks in aquarium-clear water.

Taha'A, Society Islands

5 out of 5
Again, great snorkeling - rays, sharks, beautiful water.

Raiatea, French Polynesia

5 out of 5
Lovely little island that has not changed in centuries. Good guides. Nice tours to pearl farm and vanilla farm.

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

5 out of 5
little island - not much to do/see except be with the natives and enjoy what they do.

Huahine, French Polynesia

5 out of 5
Again, small island experience - rent a skooter or "bugster". You can get all the way around the island in less than 2 hours.

Moorea, French Polynesia

5 out of 5
More cosmopolitan but still about what Hawaii was 100 years ago. Beautiful water, more stores here and more things to do.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Quick and easy.
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