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2019 Best for Service

7 Night
Cruise from Cairns

Leaving:
Cairns
Visiting:
Noumea,
Cruise Line:
Windstar Cruises
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  • Day 1
    Cairns
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Noumea
Ship Details

Wind Spirit - Windstar Cruises

Pros

Small size and stellar service make you feel like you're on your own private yacht

Cons

No night life, with exception of a musical duo and a tiny casino

Bottom Line

A great fit for its home base of French Polynesia

Reviews

Wind Spirit Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service4.5
Value4.0

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  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
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    Soda and Juice
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10 Night
Cruise from Cairns

Leaving:
Cairns
Visiting:
Willis Island, Hardy Reef ... see more
Cruise Line:
Ponant
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  • Day 1
    Cairns
  • Day 2
    Willis Island
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Hardy Reef
  • Day 5
    Percy Island
  • Day 6
    Lady Musgrave Island
  • Day 7
    Fraser Island
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 11
    Sydney (Australia)
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Le Laperouse - Ponant

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Le Laperouse Reviews

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0.0/5

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2019 Best for Service

16 Night
Cruise from Cairns

Leaving:
Cairns
Visiting:
Noumea, Mare ... see more
Cruise Line:
Windstar Cruises
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  • Day 1
    Cairns
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Noumea
  • Day 9
    Mare
  • Day 10
    Ile of Pines
  • Day 11
    Lifou
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Port Vila
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Fiji
  • Day 17
    Lautoka
Ship Details

Wind Spirit - Windstar Cruises

Pros

Small size and stellar service make you feel like you're on your own private yacht

Cons

No night life, with exception of a musical duo and a tiny casino

Bottom Line

A great fit for its home base of French Polynesia

Reviews

Wind Spirit Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service4.5
Value4.0

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

  • Cabin
    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

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12 Night
Cruise from Cairns

Leaving:
Cairns
Visiting:
Lizard Island, Thursday Island ... see more
Cruise Line:
Windstar Cruises
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  • Day 1
    Cairns
  • Day 2
    Lizard Island
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Thursday Island
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Taul
  • Day 7
    Triton Bay
  • Day 8
    Kokas
  • Day 9
    Pulau Banta
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Loh Liang
  • Day 13
    Bali
Ship Details

Star Breeze - Windstar Cruises

Pros

Small-ship cruising, port-intensive itineraries

Cons

Limited entertainment and enrichment activities

Bottom Line

Terrific upscale yet casual cruise line for active travelers

Reviews

Star Breeze Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

  • Cabin
    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

2019 Best for Service

16 Night
Cruise from Cairns

Leaving:
Cairns
Visiting:
Alotau, Tufi Harbour ... see more
Cruise Line:
Silversea Cruises
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  • Day 1
    Cairns
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Alotau
  • Day 4
    Tufi Harbour
  • Day 5
    Dei Dei Hot Springs
  • Day 5
    Dobo Island
  • Day 6
    Kilwa
  • Day 7
    Jacquinot Bay
  • Day 8
    Rabaul
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Tuam Island
  • Day 11
    Madang
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Yap Island
  • Day 15
    Lamotrek
  • Day 16
    Gaferut
  • Day 17
    Apra
Ship Details

Silver Explorer - Silversea Cruises

Pros

Excellent service, expedition team, accommodations and cuisine, with passenger safety the top priority

Cons

Gym and spa are tiny

Bottom Line

Perfect ship for thrilling adventure coupled with a luxury cruise experience

Reviews

Silver Explorer Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
5.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining5.0
Service5.0
Value4.0

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

  • Cabin
    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

11 Night
Cruise from Cairns

Leaving:
Cairns
Visiting:
Port Douglas, Australia, Airlie Beach ... see more
Cruise Line:
Windstar Cruises
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  • Day 1
    Cairns
  • Day 2
    Port Douglas, Australia
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Airlie Beach
  • Day 5
    Middle Percy
  • Day 6
    Fraser Island
  • Day 7
    Mooloolaba
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 10
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Melbourne
Ship Details

Star Breeze - Windstar Cruises

Pros

Small-ship cruising, port-intensive itineraries

Cons

Limited entertainment and enrichment activities

Bottom Line

Terrific upscale yet casual cruise line for active travelers

Reviews

Star Breeze Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

  • Cabin
    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

2019 Best for Dining

16 Night
Cruise from Cairns

Cruise Critic Favorite
Leaving:
Cairns
Visiting:
Port Douglas, Australia, Thursday Island ... see more
Cruise Line:
Windstar Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Cairns
  • Day 2
    Port Douglas, Australia
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Thursday Island
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Yirrkala
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Darwin
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Kupang
  • Day 14
    Ende
  • Day 15
    Loh Liang
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Bali
Ship Details

Wind Spirit - Windstar Cruises

Pros

Small size and stellar service make you feel like you're on your own private yacht

Cons

No night life, with exception of a musical duo and a tiny casino

Bottom Line

A great fit for its home base of French Polynesia

Reviews

Wind Spirit Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service4.5
Value4.0

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

  • Cabin
    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

2019 Best for Value

30 Night
Cruise from Cairns

Cruise Critic Favorite
Leaving:
Cairns
Visiting:
Port Douglas, Australia, Thursday Island ... see more
Cruise Line:
Windstar Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Cairns
  • Day 2
    Port Douglas, Australia
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Thursday Island
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Yirrkala
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Darwin
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Kupang
  • Day 14
    Ende
  • Day 15
    Loh Liang
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Bali
  • Day 18
    Lembar
  • Day 19
    Salay
  • Day 20
    Java
  • Day 21
    Cruising
  • Day 22
    Pulau Menyawakan
  • Day 23
    Semarang
  • Day 24
    Cruising
  • Day 25
    Cruising
  • Day 26
    Pulau Pantara
  • Day 27
    Cruising
  • Day 28
    Cruising
  • Day 29
    Cruising
  • Day 30
    Bintan Island
  • Day 30
    Singapore
  • Day 31
    Singapore
Ship Details

Wind Spirit - Windstar Cruises

Pros

Small size and stellar service make you feel like you're on your own private yacht

Cons

No night life, with exception of a musical duo and a tiny casino

Bottom Line

A great fit for its home base of French Polynesia

Reviews

Wind Spirit Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service4.5
Value4.0

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

  • Cabin
    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

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