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gcmv

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    Heidelberg - Germany
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    Golf
  1. Great news - looking forward to cruising with the yachts in the future! Renewal of the existing bathrooms was way overdue. 310 passengers is ok for us, because they want to hire additional crew members.
  2. @Spanky My: We were on the same cruise, but our experiences where a little different from yours. Our cabin (especially the bathroom) was not in a very good shape - for example the sinks had been renewed, but the valves not. As a result of this, it was nearly impossible to wash our hands because the excess length was too short. Drawers were ageing and the carpet should need a renewal. The temperature at the public areas was much too cold in the first three days (we felt like being kept in a freezer). Dinner at Amphora was outstanding - the best of our three Windstar cruises (2 x Breeze, 1 x Pride). Dining service was excellent and our room steward did a great job. We had a problem with a generator noise from outside our cabin the first night and were not able to sleep - after several escalations with housekeeping management we were moved to a balcony cabin by the cooperative Hotel Manager - he did a great job! Captain Vitalj and the officers were very open-minded and reachable for all guests - we felt like being in a big family - that's the 180 degrees from the ordinary-feeling!!! Weather was a mix of sun and rain - we had the chance to get out dry everywhere and visited all the islands. The bottom line is, that we like the Windstar experience very much, but it is time for an essential renewal of all cabins including the furniture - otherwise Windstar will loose us as guests in the future ...
  3. gcmv

    Upgrades?

    Short update: No balcony cabin was available in midship position, so we decided not to take the "advantage". They put us on waitlist, if something midship might become free. No problem for us ...:)
  4. gcmv

    Upgrades?

    Our TA offered an upgrade to a balcony cabin for 150$ per person on our coming Breeze cruise. If the balcony cabin is midship, we will take it, as the price looks quite fair ... :)
  5. Lipari: Very small, but lovely island. We did the "large" tour with Taxi Antonio - booked it via internet - OUTSTANDING and individual. He picks you up directly next to the ship - very reliable ...
  6. Erice is lovely - but be aware: We walked from port to the cable car station (around 1 hour- one way!) - it might be best to use a taxi (and ask for the cell phone number of the driver to call him for the way back). Do it in the early morning, when the queues are short at the station!
  7. OlsSalt, thumps up!(y) Looking forward to Phoenix future and hopefully many cruises on their excellent vessels ...:)
  8. Wow - "nice" words. Sometimes it is better to be "odd" than "mainstream" ... ;) I will cruise on Phoenix Amadea in July 2019 - in my opinion a world class ship. The Prinsendam fits perfectly into the Phoenix fleet!
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