BEWARE OF WINDSTAR CRUISES!!! ONLY CAN ABOUT THE BOTTOM LINE AND NOT HUMANKIND!!
It was to be my Wife and I's 20 year Wedding Anniversary. We were so looking forward to the cruise, along with a stay in Barcelona and Lisbon on either end of the trip. About 1 month before our trip my Wife was diagnosed with a life threatening, rare disease called Aplastic Anemia (essentially bone marrow failure disease-your bone marrow produces your stem cells which in turn produce your red cells, white cells and platelets) and was ordered by her Doctor to not travel and to make arrangements for a bone marrow transplant, or consider other radical medical treatments.
When I informed Windstar Cruises, and also produced a signed note from her Doctor, I was told that nope, too late, we will refund your taxes but I am out the $7,000 plus I had already paid.
We were completely blind sided by this disease and Windstar's callous behavior towards our plight. It's bad enough that my Wife may lose her life, and at the least needs to undergo a chemo-like transplant. That's not enough to be burdened with. Windstar has to add to our misery by putting their profits before the humane treatment of its customers. Sad, and despicable.
To top it off, I am not even asking for a full refund. Just a full credit so that we can hopefully enjoy and celebrate our milestone wedding anniversary at a later date, assuming and once my Wife is well.
Seriously reconsider Windstar Cruise line.