This was a 7 day sailing from Lisbon to Barcelona. I was the onboard Virtuoso Voyage host.
The Wind is 296 passengers. A nice small size. Easy to get on and off. The staff are amazing. There isn’t anything they won’t do for you. All butler suites. The staterooms are very generous in size. Beds are very comfortable. Large bathroom, walk-in closet, sitting area.
As this was a Virtuoso Voyage, our Exclusive event was in Valencia. Our guide was fabulous and extremely knowledgeable. I had been to Valencia on a previous voyage but never got to really “see” it. The value add being on a Virtuoso Voyage cannot be duplicated. We toured everywhere in that city. Valencia is truly a modern, with it’s old style still prominent. Our tour ended in a restaurant on the beach where the locals go. We had authentic paella, sangria and salad. It was truly an unforgettable emersion into local culture.
The staff onboard the Wind always make you feel like you are coming back home. That’s the unique small ship cruise experience.
Food onboard was fabulous. Lots of choice. Buffet or a la carte for breakfast and lunch. My favorite spot was La Terazza for lunch. Sit outdoors if weather permits. No need for a reservation at lunch time. It’s a very relaxing time lunching and checking out the view while being served amazing food by amazing staff.