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Recommend Small Ship Cruising

By: Satisfied Travelers

Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2016

Amazing trip on a great vessel. Windstar small ship cruising was a perfect fit for us. Service and attention to detail were on par with Ritz Carlton or better. Definitely recommended.
Travel Advisor:  Beth Saboe Mollo

the 'best'

By: michael

Reviewed on: 22 Nov 2016

Once again Windstar impressed on all fronts and all aspects.
Travel Advisor:  Lesley Buck

Smaller ships worth considering

By: KenC

Reviewed on: 22 Dec 2016

The Star Breeze was in decent but not great shape. It was evident that the ship was older and had some visible wear and tear on the exterior (rust and corrosion) and in our cabin. I understand that the Star Breeze had undergone a refit recently - however, the wooden furniture in the our stateroom (317) was faded and worn. The pipes underneath the sinks had some rust/corrosion and the toilet tank had pulled away from the wall. The staff was quite friendly and helpful-many quickly learned our names and made the experience more personable. Our cabin steward and the dining staff were efficient and helpful. The bar staff were particularly helpful and entertaining. Having a naturalist on board as we tranisted Panama Canal was good. The food was good. Breakfast provided more than adequate choice and quality. Lunch was good tho I skipped it several times eating in town or a sandwich at the Club. Dinner was very good. The Osso bucco and duck l'orange was excellent. Limited wine selection.
Travel Advisor:  Birgit Navarre
Not Recommended

old and rusty

By: jim

Reviewed on: 13 Feb 2017

barely met expectations

Another Excellent Windstar Experience

By: Kathy

Reviewed on: 03 Jun 2017

This was our second voyage with Windstar, and we thought it was even better than the first. The ship is clean and comfortable and the cabins, while not huge, were well-appointed and comfortable. The food was excellent and always perfectly-prepared. The on-board entertainment is somewhat limited, as one would expect on a ship this size, but perfectly adequate. We would recommend Windstar to anyone interested in a small ship experience.
Travel Advisor:  Angela Pierson

Glitter and Glam of the Riviera

By: goldfish

Reviewed on: 05 Oct 2017

From start to finish this cruise was 5 stars! I can't say enough about how professional and kind all of the staff were on this cruise. They know your name from day 1 and take note of the little things that make your time aboard very special! Each morning our server brought me my cappuccino and my husband his tea and at dinner they were careful to note any food allergies. We celebrated my 50th birthday and our 23rd wedding anniversary while on the ship! We were treated to a very special dinner and personal cake to finish! The food each day was so fresh and delicious and the BBQ on deck was over the top with seafood, grilled pork and beef and sides galore. The gym and spa were very clean and perfect for what we needed. Each day was a new adventure with each city offering us so much to explore!! I would definitely book with Windstar again!
Travel Advisor:  Kelly Krill

It was a wonderful ship.

By: Bev

Reviewed on: 12 Sep 2017

The ship was in impeccable condition.
Travel Advisor:  Patricia Dowling

Croatia Cruise


Reviewed on: 30 Aug 2017

Wonderful. Sailed on Seaborne in the past and know the ships well.
Travel Advisor:  Fran Nelson


By: Cirrus pilot

Reviewed on: 20 Aug 2017

Ship and crew were fine. Ship is older and I had some headroom issues (6-5). Had a pretty good scab on my knoggin by the end of the week! The biggest disappointment was they only let the swim platform down one afternoon on a 10 day cruise. I wish they would have left a couple of ports early to anchor out and let people swim since the ship really doesn't have a pool.
Travel Advisor:  David Porter

Luxury without the fuss

By: Peggy

Reviewed on: 07 Sep 2017

Loved the casual elegance of this ship, and especially the staff. Beyond professional, the people who take care of you really appear to love their jobs, and it makes all the difference. And the food is wonderful!
Travel Advisor:  Patricia Dowling

Great itinerary and crew!

By: Zuzu35

Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2017

We enjoyed a great trip on the star breeze. It is a little worn but the cabins are huge and the crew so nice. We loved the itinerary we had to Croatia and Italy. Myron our cruise director was the best. I would recommend this ship for others that don't care about nightlife the ship is pretty quiet at night but we were so busy each day we were glad to get some rest. Windstar is a great size ship and the crew is so attentive.
Travel Advisor:  Dyane Shanahan

Windstar Star Breeze

By: Croatia

Reviewed on: 20 Sep 2017

Absolute top quality service from the crew. Food very good. Everything is made to order and they will make special orders as long as they have the ingredients.
Travel Advisor:  Martha Gaughen


By: David

Reviewed on: 10 Oct 2017

The ship and the entire cruise experience exceeded our expectations. There was absolutely nothing to criticize! We are sold on small ship cruising.
Travel Advisor:  Nora Winsberg

Star Breeze

By: Rick

Reviewed on: 14 Oct 2017

Great food and service. Nice rooms and options for variety of activities.
Travel Advisor:  Debbie Fairvalley

Star Breeze

By: Breeze

Reviewed on: 04 Dec 2017

Great voyage, great crew & staff, great times!
Travel Advisor:  Betty Golen

Windstar: Costa Rica and Panama

By: Fred

Reviewed on: 11 Feb 2018

Comfortable, pleasant, well fed and watered. Educational day trips, with exception of Panamanian tourism infrastructure, well planned and executed. Costa Rica very travel friendly. Panama Canal a true highlight. Ships are 30 year old and infrastructure will require updating. This is our 4’th voyage with Windstar and were pleased that we participated. Travel arrangements and accommodations were seamless and very comfortable.
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Bush


By: Buz

Reviewed on: 11 Feb 2018

Great, great, great
Travel Advisor:  Deanna Sutherland - Rigby