Windstar vs Lost World Adventures - Tour Companies Compared

Compare details and see what other travelers are saying.

Rating Breakdown
Overall — 5
Value — 5.0
Guide — 5.0
Activities — 5.0
Lodging — 5.0
Transportation — 5.0
Meals — 5.0
Overall — 5
Value — 4.9
Guide — 4.9
Activities — 4.9
Lodging — 4.9
Transportation — 4.9
Meals — 4.9
Recent Reviews

Thank you for a vacation to remember!

5.0 January 2017
D
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Just completed a one week Tahiti itinerary on Wind Star. We have cruised all over the world and this is 110% one of the BEST cruises we have ever been on. Start to finish, including the booking process, the crew was incredible, the ship pristine and ever so intimate, the itinerary perfect, and we made many wonderful new friendships with some of the nicest and most interesting passengers we have had the good fortune to meet. 5 stars isn't enough. I'd give it 6 stars.
Read more

Tour Windstar Company Reviews

What an incredibly great cruise.

5.0 January 2017
Jl
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I have cruised with most the big name ships, Windstar is my favorite of all time. By the end of the trip it's like being on a private yacht with a lot of good friends. The entire staff was attentive and sweet and fun. Edgar (cruise director) made the trip memorable. Captain Taillard was also a wonderful person, he joined my husband and I for breakfast and we chatted at length. Can't wait for my next Windstar cruise.
Read more

Tour Windstar Company Reviews

Once again a very lovely trip!

5.0 January 2017
S
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We just returned from our second Windstar Cruise. This trip was on the Star Pride from Costa Rica to Panama. Lovely ship, excellent food, good excursions but, as with our first trip, the crew are what makes the trip. What a lovely group of people who made our trip so special. We had an amazing time. We will be back on Windstar again soon!
Read more

Tour Windstar Company Reviews

Their service was outstanding.

5.0 July 2017
C
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
"This Peru travel agency planned and booked a custom trip for me and my wife to Peru in October 2015. The trip included a short stay in Lima, and almost a week in the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and Cusco. Their service was outstanding. The planning for the trip was perfect, and we relied entirely on them as we had not been to Peru before. They also went beyond the call of duty by getting a reservation at a good hotel in Lima even though there was a huge convention of the world bank in town at the time. They persisted until they found a cancellation. they even booked two good restaurants for us in Lima. The guides they provided were also excellent, including one who was truly outstanding.

I never would have located this company except through Zicasso. Two years ago we made a trip to Brazil and we looked and looked for a travel agency of this kind and never did find one. I would highly recommend using Zicasso to find the appropriate agency if you are traveling somewhere that you have not previously been to, or if you do not have an agency you are satisfied with."
Read more

Our trip to Peru was planned perfectly, thanks to our travel agent! 

5.0 July 2017
K
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Our trip to Peru was planned perfectly, thanks to our travel agent! He was quick to respond to all of my needs & was very flexible. The hotels and the guides he arranged were great! We couldn't have asked for or imagined a better experience in this magical country!
Read more

Our travel designers did a fantastic job keeping our herd together and entertained - all of the accommodations were excellent, guides were great, tours were interesting.

5.0 December 2016
P
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Hiking the Inca Trail (and learning that it is "an" Inca Trail, not "the" Inca Trail)
Tours 2 Trips 55 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 450 $ 444
Operator Type None Custom/Private Tour Operator
Size None Global Operator
Trip Types
    • Private Guided Trips
    • Small Ship & Expedition Cruises
    • Custom Itineraries
    Service Level N/A Luxury
    Regions
      • North America
      • Central America & Caribbean
      • South America
      • Africa
      • Antarctica & the Arctic
      Known For
        • Trekking & Camping
        • Luxury
        Headquarters Seattle, WA Decatur, Georgia
        Year Established 1986 1987
        Solo Friendly N/A N/A
        Tour Languages N/A N/A
        Top Trips
        Similar Companies
            Countries
            About Windstar

            Windstar operates a fleet of luxury small ship yacht-style cruise ships around the world.

            What Makes Them Stand Out?

            Windstar is the place to go for luxurious, yacht style travel . Their fleet consists of  vessels specifically designed to be a difference experience to larger ships. Each ship has a maximum occupancy of 300, lending to their luxurious feel. They pride themselves on providing a “private yacht experience” so even though you are traveling with a couple hundred passengers, you have a lot of space to yourself.

            Who Travels With Them?

            Those seeking a flexible, inclusive, customizable cruise experience will be most at home on a Windstar Cruise. This is a higher budget kind of experience, popular among baby boomers, couples, and families. 

            Where Do They Operate?

            Currently Windstar operates their cruises in North Europe, Italy and the Mediterranean, the South Pacific and Caribbean. They also offer special themed cruises and ocean crossings.

            Why Travel With Them?

            For the experience of authentic travel with a luxury twist, Windstar provides an ideal mix. They offer options like private events, exclusive on shore tours with interesting and varied themes, as well as top notch cuisine and on ship activities. Smaller ports are more accessible on smaller ships such as these so it’s a great option for those who want a comfortable travel experience with just an element of adventure.

            About Lost World Adventures

            Founded in 1987, Lost World Adventures offers private and customized trips to South and Central America and Antarctica.

            What Makes Them Stand Out?

            Your guide will get to know you before beginning to plan your customized experience. If you want to have a relaxing beach vacation, they can arrange that. Or if you’d rather hike up the adrenaline, they are able to offer that as well.

            Who Travels With Them?

            They accommodate anyone from honeymooners to large groups. Trips are generally in middle price range - you won’t find tremendously budget items here, but they do their best to craft a trip based on all factors, price included.

            Where Do They Operate?

            They are focused in South and Central America, with a variety of trips from beach vacations to Costa Rica, food tours in Argentina, or Machu Picchu adventures. They are also among the few small companies providing cruises to Antarctica.

            Why Travel With Them?

            For the variety of trip type and theme you can choose from. They have food and wine tours, adventure tours, beach getaways, and cruises - all of which are customizable to your likes and dislikes. If you’d prefer not to overly customize, they have pre-set itineraries as well.

            ×
            ×
            Sign in to Save Trips
            Welcome back! We're so happy to see you. ? Forgot Password?
            Don't have an account? Join
            • Bookmark trips you like
            • Share with your travel companions
            • Track price changes
            • Access private discounts on trips you save
            ×
            Sign in to see your results

            TripFinder is a member-only feature. Don’t worry, it’s free!

            With a membership you:

            • Save up to $700 per person!*
            • Access private deals and offers
            • See personalized trip recommendations
            • Save favorite trips
            *See Member Savings Program details
            ×
            Activate your free Stride membership

            Just use the email address and password provided in the email we sent.

            ? Forgot Password?

            With your free membership you:

            • Save up to $700 per person!*
            • Access private deals and offers
            • See personalized trip recommendations
            • Save favorite trips
            *See Member Savings Program details
            First name is required!
            Last name is required!
            First name is not valid!
            Last name is not valid!
            This is not an email address!
            Email address is required!
            This email is already registered!
            Please enter valid email address
            Password is required!
            Enter a valid password!
            Please enter 6 or more characters!
            Please enter 16 or less characters!
            Passwords are not the same!
            Terms and Conditions are required!
            Email or Password is wrong!
            Please select the captcha checkbox!
            Please select the valid captcha!
            Something went wrong! Try again later!