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    Hi there!

    I'm due to join the Windsurf vessel of the Windstar fleet at the beginning of December and was wondering if anyone has any tips? I've never been on a cruise ship and wondered how it works as I have only been on cargo ships. I understand that Windstar vessels are a little different to the conventional cruise ships and if anyone has been on them I would love to hear your experiences.

    Thanks so much :-)

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      Hi Sarah, I just heard that I'm joining the same ship, 5th Dec! We'll be sharing a cabin I guess, can't wait!! Is this your second trip? I've been on a cruise ship before, but it was nothing like this is going to be I think, this will be much smaller and hopefully a little less formal I'm so stoked, I got into the MN from sailing, so this is my ideal placement!

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        LOL! You'll love your first sea trip!

        Personally, I still prefer a cargo that doesnt talk back....
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          First sea trip? This is our second sea phase! I agree that cargo that doesn't talk back is good, but this one sounds SO much more chilled out than life on a Cunard Ship, and also I am a canvas and rigging geek....

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            Size4, I expect lots of blogging!

            I wouldn't expect tall ship experience from Windstar though - the sails and rigging are all controlled remotely (hydraulically I believe) and they have some sort of complicated ballast transfer system to get rid of heel - can't be having the ship leaning over during dinner!
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              Oh I know, but it's still rigging, I'll be running up there to do repairs at every opportunity!! Blogging, yep, will see what I can do, but don't expect me to forgo valuable sunbathing time!!

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