Posted January 18th, 2012, 03:59 PM
[quote]The Wind Surf is a bigger ship then the other
2 almost double passenger capacity must of been
nice having lot's of space not being even half full.
Did they have all the dinning option's open
On the Nov 2010 crossing LeMarche (?) wasn't
open but all the other restaurants were & on
the Apr 2011 crossing they were all open &
because of the small number of passengers
reservations weren't necessary most nights.
As I understand it a goodly ( if goodly is a word ? )
amount of Windstar TA cruiser's are repeat TA cruiser's
who take the voyage every year?
Yes, most of us are repeaters who just like TAs.
Some only like the April crossing & some only like
the Nov crossing
Understanding that Windstar tends to be mostly
couples mid 60's on up for TA crossings how
welcoming is the group on board to a 56 year
solo cruiser? Understanding it is a low key cruise
sort of the biggest social time is cocktails before
dinner and the couple party / special dinner nights.
Are people really parochial ore more to them selves
being so many are couples?
There have been several solo passengers &
I don't think age really matters. We don't do
the cocktails before dinner thing often, but
that's where it seems to be more social. We
preferred going up to the Compass Rose after
dinner to listen to Callen & Joyce since they
played our kind of music. There are various groups
- who like to get together to do needlepoint
or play cards. It is definitely not a ship for
Being a solo traveler thinking about dinning with
At the entrance to the dining room you can ask the
maitre d' if there are any tables to share.
I was on a Starclipper TA was a very social group
With so few passengers it was almost as if we
were on our own private yacht. We have also
been on a TA when it was almost full & there
was still plenty of space to be private if that's
what you want.