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jim voice

Age: 62

Occupation:retired

Number of Cruises: 3

Cruise Line: Wind Star

Ship: Wind Star

Sailing Date: 2010-03-27

Itinerary: costa rica to st marten

I would not recommend this cruise. It is a repositioning cruise and the prevauling winds are on the nose the whole way. We didnt sail once in 14 days. The total distance covered is 1800 miles and the ship only makes about 5 knots so you spend day after day and night after night at sea. We missed 3 of the scheduled 6 stops, including the one I most wanted to go to. The ship in my mind is not properly maintained. part of the reason for the slow speed was that the bottom was covered in barnacles. Finally at one of the stops, divers were hired to clean it. But then the engines wouldnt start so we missed another port. The brochures and video tell a story of how you go into secluded anchorages that the big ships dont go into, you drop the rear garage and bring out the water toys and play in the warm caribbean water, that didnt happen once in 14 days. I call this false and misleading advertising.

Food was very good, 8 out of 10

nicely appointed but very small and dark.

there is always something going on, but not things that necessarily everyone enjoys.

There is a combination of beach excursions and shopping excursions, but several were missed.i

good food, nice staff, but too much time at sea, I wouldnt go again.

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