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  1. I've done this before where the price of the cruise was the same as my original booking and then an OBC came along similar to what you are experiencing. I called and they rebooked my reservation under the OBC promo. It was a $50/fee per person but that is passed along in OBC anyway.
  2. Thanks! Were on the Legend in 57 days heading south. Sounds like the cabins are nice shape and an enjoyable time by all!
  3. We had no problem catching our Noon flight with a little time to spare. Had our bags with us, debarked around 830am. Doing the same again this upcoming January.
  4. We're in our early 40's and found ourselves on the "youngish" side of the passenger base during our first WS sailing. We met some very nice fellow passengers and had great conversation that didnt feel forced; most folks were just genuinely friendly. In addition to the comments posted above, one of the things we liked about Windstar was feeling like we didn't "need" to be somewhere. We were totally relaxed just going at our own pace. After awhile, the large cruise ship jam packed activities schedules, crowds for tender tickets, etc. started to give us a bit of anxiety and I didnt miss that at all on WS. And yes, the glorious staff! 🙂
  5. Been following on the Roll Call thread too and hoping this works out favorably for the folks booked on the Xpedition We ended up switching to the Flora Outer Loop with the BOGOHO being the same price as the suite we had on the Xpedition. Sailing July 2021.
  6. Online Bookings At the time of making your reservations online, we will advise you whether or not your reservations are confirmed. Your credit card will be charged immediately for all confirmed reservations. Should space become available for a waitlisted shore excursion request, we will email or otherwise contact you at that time. If you or Windstar cancel a tour more than 5 business days prior to cruise departure, we will issue a credit on the credit card that you used to pay for the reservation. For any cancellations within 5 days of departure, a credit will not be given on your credit card; instead, we will apply an ONBOARD CREDIT ONLY policy under which the refund (less any cancellation fee) will show up as a credit to the shipboard account of the person who was to take the shore excursion. If the credit is not fully utilized during the cruise, the balance will be credited back to your credit card by the ship’s purser. Under the T&Cs page, Tours section.
  7. Yes, a refresh of both would be nice as well. Looking forward to checking out the updates in January.
  8. It is a beachy-type itinerary. Just sharing our experiences from our sail with WS and land trips to the BVIs. BVIs: Check out the Baths on Virgin Gorda, stop off at Foxys and take a cab ($5) over to White Bay on Jost Van Dyke, on your Tortola stop take a snorkel excursion over to the Caves/Indians which may include a stop on Norman Island. We had time to head over to Pussers afterwards close by the port at Roadtown. Antigua: The past two visits we've booked a Lobster Lunch Catamaran cruise with Mystic Adventures. You'd need to cab over to the town of St John ($25) and you can arrange for the driver to come back for you. We also stopped to buy some rum at Crab Hole Liquors. You can also walk over to Nelsons Dockyard and take a cab to any nice beach.
  9. When we took the last tender back from Jost Van Dyke at 2am on New Years Eve, the bars were already closed. Most of our neighbors also on the tender wanted to keep partying so we had a mini-bar party! Luckily we all had the drink package too.
  10. Thanks msears! I had to look up a Wang-Wang...yikes! Rum, Brandy, Scotch, Tequila, Vodka, Bourbon, Pineapple Juice, Orange Juice and Grenadine...good night! Last time we had the package we went through some of the "old school" cocktails that we'd never tried. Some we'd never heard of; that was fun!
  11. We love the Yachtsman as we also love the BVIs and Antigua. We fly all the way from San Diego and typically either start or end our Windsurf sailing with a week staying on Jost. Its an easy hop to/from SXM to Tortola. Next year we are going to do the Classic as we need a St Lucia do-over as well as some of the other stops that will be new for us. As others said, not sure you can go wrong either way.
  12. We did the same with the mini bar and had our preferences stocked. While we didnt drink from it every day, it came in handy for a glass of wine or beer while getting ready for dinner or watching a movie from time to time. On the Windsurf, one of the bar staff came around with a cart daily and knocked on doors for restocking. We saw some items in the cart that werent originally in the mini bar (Red Stripe, mini Pellegrino) and grabbed a few of those too.
  13. I think this might be us 😵 haha except we dont start hammering the screwdrivers in the AM but do enjoy a spiked coffee or bloody mary. The drink package worked for us as we both drink mainly grey goose and enjoy trying new cocktails we wouldn't have otherwise tried if we were paying per drink. The mini bar also comes in handy when lounging in our room and we have it filled/refilled with our preferences.
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