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Michael and Barbara

Age: 60's

Occupation:attorney

Number of Cruises: 3

Cruise Line: Wind Star

Ship: Wind Spirit

Sailing Date: 2013-10-25

Itinerary: Greece Turkey Israel

Great cruise salvaged from a difficult situation in Egypt where we were originally scheduled to finish. The 11 day cruise was thus extended to 14 days with Crete added. We finished back in Athens. The ports in the Greek Islands, Turkey & Crete were really nice, but the 3 days in Israel were beyond belief. Just Wonderful. The Spirit was our home for 14 days and everything was perfect. The crew could not be better and the entertainment by "Cloud 9 " made each evening lovely and intimate . By the end of the cruise, you are like a big family, fellow passengers and crew .Every one knows your name, and you know theirs. There were 109 passengers aboard. We really wanted to see Egypt and its cancellation brought us hardships in rearranging our schedule and flights, but two weeks on the Spirit got us over our Egyptian travel disappointment

excellent food. My wife loves different cuisines, so although not on the menu, the staff provided Indonesian and other Asian fare almost every night especially for her.

As other have stated, very comfortable cabins, but for us it is a place to sleep and dress, not a place to hang out in.

Their motto is "180degrees from ordinary." And it is. Unlike big ships with many choices, the entertainment on the Spirit was a married couple. She sang and he played keyboard and Sax. They were great. And you got to really know them, as they became part of our social group after a few nights.

Of all the ports, Cypress was the least interesting. Israel, by far the best.

Wish they weren't sending the Spirit to Tahiti, We would sail on it every year if it summered in Europe.

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