Cruises Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Wind Surf Barbados Blog / Review - 3/18/07

Hi Everyone,

We recently returned from the 3/18/07 Barbados Northbound sailing of Windstar's Wind Surf. We fell in love with the ship and had a terrific time. We were especially impressed with:

* Intimate environment, but not too small
* Top-notch service from all members of the crew
* Terrific food and very creative (and friendly) chefs
* Excellent itinerary
* Comfortable cabin (albeit small)
* A smooth ride just about all the time (leaving and returning to Barbados was rough, but not a big deal)
* The flexibility of open-seating dining
* No children on board and just a few (well behaved) teens

If you'd like to read our daily blog entries, visit
http://luxurycruisebible.blogspot.com/

The cruise blog entries begin on March 17.

To put our thoughts in perspective, we're an East Coast couple in our late 30s, don't have children, and enjoy vacations where we can relax, take a lot of photos, hike and swim, and enjoy gourmet food.

We were especially pleased with the quality of the food on Windstar. We sailed with Regent last fall and while the balcony suite we had was gorgeous, the service was excellent, and the itinerary was exciting, the food on Regent fell short.

Windstar met the challenge and we were consistently pleased with the meals. We loved the special parties the crew threw...the Caribbean Buffet was out of this world and the beach BBQ at Pigeon Island, St. Lucia rocked! A perfect day...we didn't want it to end. Oh, yes, and the Chocoholic Buffet was lovely as well.

We had worried that our Windstar cabin would feel cramped after staying in a penthouse suite on Regent's Mariner but that wasn't the case. The portholes didn't bother me and the layout of the cabin left us room for everything. The bed was comfortable and the shower was great (no tub).

The Wind Surf's crew is truly top-notch. Everyone was friendly and they seemed to enjoy their jobs.

And finally, the itinerary is ideal if you need to get away from it all for a few days. Iles des Saintes (Guadeloupe), St. Barthelemy, and St. Martin were our favorite ports. St. Kitts & Nevis were so-so. Next time we'd book a shore excursion or hope for better weather. (We had a bit of rain the day we went to St. Kitts/Nevis so that put a kibosh on some of our beach activities.)

We met a lot of nice people on this trip. The age range seemed to be from 30 to late 60s. Most people were active and spent their time on the islands or at the pool or marina.

We thought this cruise was an excellent value and would definitely cruise with Windstar again.

Andrea

----------------------------------------
Windstar Wind Surf Barbados Northbound - March 2007
Regent Seven Seas Mariner Alaska to Russia to Japan - September/October 2006

Cruise blog: http://luxurycruisebible.blogspot.com/

No Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement: Writers Needed for Morocco Guidebook
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Apr 11, 14 at 05:51 PM
View all Cruises activity »
  1. 1 NEED HELP CHOOSING SHIP
  2. 2 Where to Stay in Boston Before & After HAL Cruise
  3. 3 Trip Report Grand Circle Rivers of Europe Cruise
  4. 4 Queen Mary II Transatlantic Questions
  5. 5 Car rental at Southampton cruise terminal
  6. 6 Will we like European river cruises?
  7. 7 Tips for Royal Caribbean trip
  8. 8 carnival curise customer care are not customer care at all!!!!!
  9. 9 decisions decisions ... advise please
  10. 10 Trip Report Celebrity Century Disaster Cruise
  11. 11 Trip Report An Epic Adventure
  12. 12 Trip Report Trip Report Windstar Panama Passage March 23 Sailing
  13. 13 Oceania-Marina-Scandinavian Treasures Cruise
  14. 14 Need some help finding the right cabin
  15. 15 Car Rental Marseille at Cruise Port
  16. 16 "Formal" Dinners on Coral Princess
  17. 17 queen mary question
  18. 18 Cruise themed music video filmed in the Bahamas
  19. 19 Trip Report Back from Epic cruise
  20. 20 Vantage River Cruises vs. Viking River Cruises
  21. 21 Cozumel excursions
  22. 22 Alaska Cruise with 3 children 4, 8 & 10
  23. 23 Trip Report Budget cruising in style: (5-day Carribean Cruise with Carnival)
  24. 24 Golf Cruise Hawaii?
  25. 25 Anyone had problems with Affordable Tours?
View next 25 » Back to the top