Wind Star

4.5 out of 5

Overview

Wind Star is a small ship, carrying 148 passengers and 90 crew, and sails from Barcelona, Spain and Piraeus (Athens), Greece.

Sails from: Piraeus (Athens), Greece, Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica, Bridgetown, Barbados

Cruises to: Europe - Eastern Mediterranean, Europe - Mediterranean, Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Exceeded our expectations

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We were celebrating milestone birthdays and splurged more than usual.  One passenger had never been on a cruise.

 

Windstar Cruises strive to make every passenger feel special while delivering exceptional service and attention.  The staff gets to know the travelers and deliver a friendly and attentive service.

 

The itinerary included the popular stops like Santorini and Mykonos but it was the smaller ports and islands that charmed us.  The special event at Ephesus was a magical evening that few people would be able to access were it not for Windstar's arrangements.  The stop as Kusadasi, Turkey was another sleeper hit with many passengers.

 

Overall, the attentive staff, the accommodations on the ship and the itinerary made for an unforgettable experience we already long to emulate on a future trip.

 

 

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
5 out of 5

Memorable Journey

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Favorite part of the cruise was the special  event at the winery and the new friendships. Wish Wi-Fi was free. Maybe you could have it free for one hour a day.

 

 

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Great get away - Sailing the Grenadines

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The trip overall was fantastic.   As usual Windstar crew and service were exceptional.     The excursions were typically 10-12 of us taking off on a cat to sail around the island - snorkel, swim or see the sights.     I hung out on the front trampoline of the cat,   sipped a beverage,   and felt as if it were our own vessel.

Back on board,   the food was amazing - lobster, fresh local flying fish,  grilled chops,  etc..        Windstar also does a beach barbecue and a on-board barbecue  that are untouchable.     If you want to get away with a few of your new best friends and enjoy the remoteness of the Grenadines this is a great adventure for you.   

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Spoiled and Pampered

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The boat was beautiful and intimate. The number of guests was 147. Everyone was friendly and social. It was easy to meet other couples and singles. The crew addressed you by name which was wonderful.  We have taken many cruises but this was the first time we have been on a small yacht and we will never go back to the large cruise ships. They have a windstar night, held at a 5 star hotel and casino in Rhodes, Greece for all the passengers which was very special at no additional cost. The food was amazing 5 star all the way.  Probably not best choice for families with children.

Dr. and Mrs Lyttkens

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Late fall in the western Mediteranean

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This was a very interesting cruise visiting the historic Spanish coast on an exceptionally comfortable small ship. The ports were relatively free of visitors in mid November and the weather was delightful, it even being possible to have most meals out on deck.

Windstar's crew was friendly and efficient and the cabin was quiet and pleasant, even on the Atlantic leg, from Cadiz to Lisbon when the seas were bigger.  I recommend it.

Jim Brumfitt

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  • Price: $$$

  • Size: S

  • Total Passengers: 148

  • Total Crew: 90

  • Crew to Passenger Ratio: 1.64

  • Built: Jan 1986

  • Refurbished: 5 yrs ago

  • Number of Decks: 5

  • Total Cabins: 74

  • Cabin Categories: 5

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acemanuel1
Contributor Level: Purser
May 16, 2017

Take advantage of the Laundry Service. It allows you to pack a lot less items (e.g. underwear, undershirts, socks) because you can have it delivered clean within 24 hours. It was a fantastic service.

dorismperry
Contributor Level: Deck Hand
May 10, 2017

The barbecue and special event made this cruise stand out. Once again we made lots of new friends.

robine7983
Contributor Level: Purser
Jan 11, 2017

Don't miss the ship board barbeque. Take advantage of the excursions which are usually very small groups.

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