1. Home
  2. Cruise Reviews
  3. Wind Spirit
The windspirit, windstar cruise was brillant. Ive been on about 7 cruises and this surpassed them all. What a great way to see six islands in seven days without hassles of unpacking, travel time and moving. The windspirit only had 130 passengers and 100 crew. The food was fabulous - available 24 hours. The crew were so friendly and helpful. They were amazing at remembering names. Our standard cabin level 1 was spacious and comfortable. The shower was really good. And the clothes line got lots of use for drying our wet swimwear each day. We visited Moorea, Raiatea, Taaha, Borabora (2 days) and Huahine. Highlight tours included the stingrays in Moorea. Just do it. They are much much much better in Moorea than borabora (we did both). The motu (island) day in Taaha and borabora. These were fantastic with a great show in Borabora. Sailing away with music, sails and sunsets - magical. But the music is only played at the back of the boat so if you are standing at the front like us on the second day you will miss the music. Drinks were reasonably priced (us8 for a cocktail). But all non alcoholic drinks are free so if you wanted a mocktail they were all free. We booked a private charter in borabora with pure snorkelling. Totally recommend this. It was fantastic. The disappointments were Huahine. Locals just werent welcoming of cruise ships and expressed their displeasure numerous times. I also got tired of the male put downs by the “female” island tour guide. We did a snorkelling trip and dont recommend it at all. it was suppose to be three hours and was less than two with one stop. And the guide didnt even get in the water and point things out - too busy on her phone, Others didnt think their land trips were much better. So do your own thing in Huahine. The food was fantastic. We booked candles (outside deck) in bora bora and this was very nice (although we missed out on the seared tuna at the restaurant that night). Room service available 24 hours and we ordered nacho chips, salsa and guacamole a few times. Also once we were late back from our private tour so we had room service lunch. Variety at breakfast was very good - french toast our favourite. My other disappointment was the water platform. We did the sea biscuit in Moorea at the water platform on the boat. This was great fun. I tried to do it again with my son on other days but one family dominated the water platform water skiing. One day we were told they were closed for lunch for an hour, so we came back and they said they were packing up in half an hour and couldnt take us. The paddleboards were old and waterlogged. However, we did enjoy swimming at the water platform. I think they need a booking system for skiing, wave boards and sea biscuit I highly recommend a windstar cruise and a fantastic way to see so much.

Fantastic

Wind Spirit Cruise Review by Popnz

3 people found this helpful
Trip Details
  • Sail Date: April 2019
  • Destination: South Pacific
  • Cabin Type: Oceanview Stateroom
The windspirit, windstar cruise was brillant. Ive been on about 7 cruises and this surpassed them all. What a great way to see six islands in seven days without hassles of unpacking, travel time and moving. The windspirit only had 130 passengers and 100 crew. The food was fabulous - available 24 hours. The crew were so friendly and helpful. They were amazing at remembering names.

Our standard cabin level 1 was spacious and comfortable. The shower was really good. And the clothes line got lots of use for drying our wet swimwear each day.

We visited Moorea, Raiatea, Taaha, Borabora (2 days) and Huahine.

Highlight tours included the stingrays in Moorea. Just do it. They are much much much better in Moorea than borabora (we did both).

The motu (island) day in Taaha and borabora. These were fantastic with a great show in Borabora.

Sailing away with music, sails and sunsets - magical. But the music is only played at the back of the boat so if you are standing at the front like us on the second day you will miss the music.

Drinks were reasonably priced (us8 for a cocktail). But all non alcoholic drinks are free so if you wanted a mocktail they were all free.

We booked a private charter in borabora with pure snorkelling. Totally recommend this. It was fantastic.

The disappointments were Huahine. Locals just werent welcoming of cruise ships and expressed their displeasure numerous times. I also got tired of the male put downs by the “female” island tour guide. We did a snorkelling trip and dont recommend it at all. it was suppose to be three hours and was less than two with one stop. And the guide didnt even get in the water and point things out - too busy on her phone, Others didnt think their land trips were much better. So do your own thing in Huahine.

The food was fantastic. We booked candles (outside deck) in bora bora and this was very nice (although we missed out on the seared tuna at the restaurant that night). Room service available 24 hours and we ordered nacho chips, salsa and guacamole a few times. Also once we were late back from our private tour so we had room service lunch. Variety at breakfast was very good - french toast our favourite.

My other disappointment was the water platform. We did the sea biscuit in Moorea at the water platform on the boat. This was great fun. I tried to do it again with my son on other days but one family dominated the water platform water skiing. One day we were told they were closed for lunch for an hour, so we came back and they said they were packing up in half an hour and couldnt take us. The paddleboards were old and waterlogged. However, we did enjoy swimming at the water platform. I think they need a booking system for skiing, wave boards and sea biscuit

I highly recommend a windstar cruise and a fantastic way to see so much.
Popnz’s Full Rating Summary
Enrichment Activities
Value For Money
Embarkation
Dining
Public Rooms
Entertainment
Cabin
Fitness & Recreation
Shore Excursions
Service
Onboard Experience
Free Price Drop Alerts
Get Windstar Wind Spirit price drops
250,000+ people have entered their email

Cabin Review

Oceanview Stateroom
Cabin B
The cabin was spacious with so much storage space. it had a fridge, table, chairs and the bathroom was clean and spacious. the shower worked real well
Deck 1 Outside Cabins, Suite Cabins

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

  • Bora Bora
    Best tour of our trip. absolutely awesome family trip on a comfortable boat, great guide and a tour of the lagoon
    View All 12,619 Bora Bora Cruise Port Reviews
    View Cruise Critic's Bora Bora Cruise Port Review
  • Snorkeling
    disappointing. Was suppose to be three hours. we were back in less than two. Guide kept puttng down males and picking out individual males and mocking them. it was really negative. Snorkelling was just average. We spent 1.5 hrs in one spot and we asked if we could go somewhere else but they said no. The guide didnt even get in the water with us like other tours we been on. not recommended
    View All 12 Snorkeling Reviews
  • Jetskiing
    waverunners great but the trip was so short. we spend most of our time snorkelling and we wanted to be on the waverunners so that was a bit disappointing.
    View All 1 Jetskiing Reviews