Posted July 24th, 2016, 10:15 PM
Last edited by Lobes1; July 24th, 2016 at 10:19 PM
Just off Windsurf. Dining is excellent. Yacht club has coffee and tea daytime with pastry in the morning and premade sandwiches in the afternoon. It closes at 6pm. You can get coffee anytime in any bar. Room service is available 24/7. It is wuick and good. Veranda is open for breakfast and lunch. Dinner starts at 7 in Aamphora. On each cruise, you can dine in the 2 specialty restaurants. Stella Bistro is sort of french. Candles is on deck grilled food. All venues are very good. There is no big buffet like the mass market ships. Also, local food often is added to the menu. Food is plentiful and very good. Non-alcoholic drinks are complimentary too. That includes all venues 24/7 including the cabin. I
When I get on the ship, I let the beverage dept. know my preferences. My cabin bar is restocked daily.
The deck bbq is spectacular. Food is outstanding. It is not to be missed.
If you have requests, let the staff know and they will make it happen.
Windstar is quite different from orher lines. After experiencing the Windstar cruise, you will wonder why other cruises are so popular. Windstar does cost more than most mass market lines , and it is worth it.
I wish I could agree. We have been on four Windstar cruises, the last one a year ago. On the first three cruises we were pleased with the food. Breakfast and lunch are served buffet style with some limited a la carte menu items available. Dinner in all three venues is ordered off of the menu. Breakfast has always been adequate, if not anything wonderful. The buffet is just OK, the eggs sometimes not as warm as we would have liked, the bacon at times under-cooked, like many similar buffets. The lunch buffet has always Been mediocre, at best. It consisted of various casserole type dishes, salads, and a pasta bar. The a la carte menu offered hamburgers that were inedible. They seemed to be steamed, not grilled. The daily lunch sandwich special always sounded fantastic and consistently disappointed. On our first three cruises, dinners were very good. You could eat in the Main Dining Room (Amphora) or the Stella Bistro at any time, and you were able to order off either restaurant's menu, regardless of where you were eating. Last year, all that changed. We asked if we could order from the Stella Bistro menu when we were in the MDR, and we were told that that was no longer permitted. The quality of the food was markedly inferior to what we had had on previous WS cruises, overcooked steaks and fish, meals not served warm, slow service, waiting for what seemed like hours to order or obtain wine, etc. The lunches on WS were always unimpressive, but last year the dinners were just unacceptable. That was our last WS cruise, ever.