Discover the joys of small ship cruising in our Windstar Star Pride review! Windstar Cruises is all about affordable luxury, and the revamped, all-suite Star Pride takes it to new levels.
We love cruising and have sailed on 60+ cruises now!
“Ships are the nearest thing to dreams that hands have ever made.”
~ Robert N. Rose
From sailing the Caribbean’s turquoise waters to navigating the fjords of Norway, cruise ships offer a floating world of comfort and exploration.
Quick look at some of the cruises we’ve enjoyed
- Crystal Cruises
- Holland America
- Ponant Cruises
- Scenic Cruises
- Star Clippers
- UnCruise Adventures
- Viking Ocean Cruises
- Windstar Cruises
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Windstar Cruises has two drink packages. But the best package is their All-In Package (drinks, gratuities and WiFi). It’s worth it if you like a pool cocktail, pre-dinner drink and wine with dinner. But it’s not for you if you’ll only have one or two glasses of wine a day.
House wine and beer are free on Viking Cruises at lunch and dinner. Nice! So should you buy the upgraded drinks package for unlimited cocktails and premium wine?
Can affordable luxury cruising get any better? Windstar has six beautiful ships – three tall sailing-style yachts and three small power ships. We love them all.
Check out our review of Holland America’s newest cruise ship, the ms Rotterdam, for our take on the cabins, dining, entertainment, pool decks and more.
“More Bordeaux to go with your langouste sabayon?” (And maybe more French brie too?) We love the French touch on Ponant Cruises, which operates 12 small chic ships.
There’s nothing like an African river cruise on the “Zambezi Queen”! Wake up to grunting hippos and watch elephants at dusk while sipping champagne.
Holland America offers three different “Sommelier Suite” wine packages. They’ll save you up to 25%. HAL also offers decent wines by the glass, as well as 100+ wines by the bottle.
If you like your cocktails and wine (and don’t want to stress about your bill), a Holland America beverage package could save you money on your next HAL cruise.
Cruising French Polynesia is often the best way to visit these luscious islands. The two main Tahiti cruise lines are Windstar and Paul Gauguin. Which is better? Find out here!