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Windstar: The Perfect Ride

Posted September 29th, 2015

What an enchanting way to experience the French and Italian Riviera. I have never travelled on a small ship before and this was everything I anticipated and more. The staff were falling over themselves in assisting the guests on board and nothing was ever too much trouble.

The rooms were just divine, and after being ill for the first three days of the seven-night cruise, I can attest that the cabins are incredibly spacious!

For someone who was taken ill, having a separate full lounge to rest on with television, cushions and a large bay window certainly made the time pass a lot more comfortably. Not to mention that I could order the entire Amphora menu to the room  a little bonus!

I loved the yacht club and its ‘escape’  from the rest of the ship. Not that you really need to get away, but it is a lovely little alcove to spend an hour relaxing with a book or magazine, enjoying a coffee and croissant or doughnut.

The size of the ship was just right, with all guests interacting in the social areas of the sunset deck, casino or Compass Rose. The passenger size felt comfortable and when tendering, felt like your own private boat.

The destinations were gorgeous and would require a whole other review on their own. My highlight was definitely Monte Carlo – spending the day walking the F1 track, complete with go-cart driving on pit lanes, returning to the boat and having the water sports platform deployed and being able to banana boat around the harbor with the majestic city in the background.

Overall my experience on the Windstar was incredible, and I have no challenges referring this to my friends, family and most importantly, clients.

It was a fabulous week, where the days seemed to last longer than they should, and I came away feeling refreshed and satisfied and ready to take on more of what Europe has to offer.

Written by: Renee Tanner,  Distribution & Tactical Team at Infinity Holidays

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