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Popular Yachts / July 20, 2016

Winning the Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Selection Awards is prestigious because’s centered on each cruiser’s private breakdown of the cruise line.

Windstar Cruises is pleased to are granted 17 individual honors when you look at the 2017 Cruise Critic Cruisers’ solution Awards, particularly saying two of top five prizes to get the best general Small Ships with Wind Surf putting no. 2 and celebrity Legend #5. Wind Surf also won the # 1 top spot for most readily useful Small Ship Dining. Into the most readily useful Small Ship Cabins category, Windstar’s personal and elegant vessels swept the honors, garnering three for the top 5 places aided by the all-suite Star Legend and Star Breeze named no. 1 and no. 2 respectively, while the world’s greatest sailing ship Wind Surf using the #4 place with 1 bedroom, 2 bathroom rooms that boast individual living/dining area and sleeping places.

Windstar’s iconic little ships that consider personalized service and location authenticity garnered twelve even more honors along with ideal total, Best Dining and Best Cabins. Windstar’s small ships were rated in the top five in several extra groups, and within the top three in eight areas complete, including Best for… Embarkation, Entertainment, Fitness & Recreation, Public areas, Value, Service and Shore Excursions.

Celebrity Legend – besides taking #1 for ideal Cabins, it's rated in the top five for Best Overall, perfect for Embarkation, Best for Entertainment, Best for Fitness & Recriation, perfect for Public Rooms, and Best for Value.

“we cannot await my next Windstar Cruise. They exceeded my objectives definitely, and I also would venture to state there is no better discount today into the tiny ship group.” – JoanneCam

“Embarkation and debarkation are a delight–so fast and simple! You must love these smaller ships–the knowledge is intimate and very calm.” – suzeshoes

“Excellent food, excellent music by “Splash” and great activity from staff. We’re getting excited about booking next cruise!” – traveler9

“The boat had a big water-based activities platform making it possible to swim or kayak once the ship is at anchor. The Gymnasium was well equipped.” – pwchief

“The public areas are amazing and they're constantly washed and refined.” – sealord

“It’s an extremely personal and luxurious experience whenever everybody focusing on the ship keep in mind your title and seemingly anticipate your requests.” – shipmenus

Star Breeze had been awarded no. 3 for ideal Cabins. This will be interesting to us as cabins on all three vessels (Star Breeze, celebrity Legend and celebrity Pride) are identical as well as experienced inside transformation simultaneously.

“The best cabin we’ve previously scheduled. Really large, loads of lights and outlets, and also the individual seating area had been good” – LTC Dan

Wind Surf has been awarded many. It is rated number 1 as Best Small cruise lines for Dining. Additionally Wind Surf took second place for Best Overall in Small Ship Category, perfect for Fitness & Recreation, and Best for Value. It also rated when you look at the top five little ships in Best for Public Rooms, Best for Service, ideal Cabins, perfect for Entertainment, and Best for Shore Excursions.

“I honestly couldn’t have imagined fresher, more inviting dishes than all those which were offered — we can’t consider one that wasn’t really tasty.” – ladyprof14

“Windstar came through with traveling colors! This cruise showcased the Windstar experience we come to know and love.” – stcruise

“Also, the crew tv show was WONDERFUL. We really liked it…there’s some very nice talent on-board.” – AniW

“Great time utilizing Windsurf’s SUP, kayaks, trampoline, raft, etc. Volleyball with staff, exceptional Caribbean musical organization amazing BBQ on beach” – tbmrt

“Well created and meticulously maintained, it motors well and sails well. Despite its large-size you will find therefore couple of individuals that there are always countless places to sit either in or on deck.” – Sailor dogs

“Every solitary staff user treated us like we were the most important folks on board therefore was wonderful.” – Sailor dogs

“…The locations we went to were…breathtaking, historic, panoramic, awe-inspiring, packed with art and saturated in tale.” – Lisa M49

“When you consider the itineraries, price and solution, they offer a fantastic value.” – Twocoasts

Windstar Cruises is is delighted to own obtained so many honors and truly appreciates every review by our Yacht Club Members!

Award Listings

Most useful general Small Ships – we won 2 of 5!

Wind Surf – # 2

Celebrity Legend – no. 5

Most readily useful Small Ship Cabins – we won 3 of 5!

Celebrity Legend – number 1

Celebrity Breeze – # 3

Wind Surf – number 4

Most Readily Useful Small Ship Dinner

Wind Surf – # 1

each categories – 3 of our vessels put as follows across all categories; 8 honors in top three.

Ship Category Position
Celebrity Breeze Most Readily Useful Cabins
Celebrity Legend
Best In General
Best for Embarkation
Perfect for Entertainment
Perfect for Fitness & Recreation
Best for Public Spaces
Perfect for Value
Wind Surf Best Food
Perfect for Service
Best for Shore Excursions

The way the Awards are Preferred:

The 2017 Cruisers’ option prizes are based exclusively in the countless reviews obtained from cruisers which sailed in 2016 and presented a cruise review on Cruise Critic including reviews based on their particular experience. The prizes place the very best five rankings that then determine the ranks into the Cruisers’ Choice Awards. The groups reflect cruiser review ranks by group you need to include the very best rating/award for “Best total” experience in among four ship dimensions designations; Windstar competes in the Small Ships unit.

Additionally each group ranks numerous vessels in top five. For instance, Windstar Cruises Star Legend had been ranked the greatest away from all small vessels in the Cabin category, while celebrity Breeze came in only behind at no. 2 and Wind Surf in addition had been acknowledged with all the no. 4 most useful tiny Ship Cabin ranking.

One distinction to be familiar with this season is Cruise Critic separated out the tiny boats (under 400 guests) through the Small-Mid-sized boats (400-1199 friends) to really make it more great for people who wish compare a far more comparable experience. The other sizes tend to be Mid-Sized (1200-1999 guests) and enormous (2000+ guests).