Windstar vs The Family Adventure Company - Tour Companies Compared

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Rating Breakdown
Overall — 5
Value — 5.0
Guide — 5.0
Activities — 5.0
Lodging — 5.0
Transportation — 5.0
Meals — 5.0
Overall — 4
Value — 3.9
Guide — 3.9
Activities — 3.9
Lodging — 3.9
Transportation — 3.9
Meals — 3.9
Recent Reviews

Thank you for a vacation to remember!

5.0 January 2017
D
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  • 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.
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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.
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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!
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Tour Windstar Company Reviews

The company provided an excellent pre tour service

5.0 December 2016
A
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
The company provided an excellent pre tour service and the information sent was accurate and useful. I would definitely look at using them again and recommend them to any family.

Tour The Family Adventure Company Company Reviews

I was very impressed with the Family Adventure company in terms of the holiday

5.0 April 2016
A
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I was very impressed with the Family Adventure company in terms of the holiday delivered which was exceptional. The booking and pre-holiday experience was fine although it would be better to have a specific contact to email rather than just to phone the general number with queries.
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Tour The Family Adventure Company Company Reviews

Booking and customer service were good. From a child's perspective

4.0 April 2016
A
Recommends
  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0
Booking and customer service were good. From a child's perspective, FAC were not as welcoming. Another company we have travelled with sent a welcome pack with a travelling companion (soft toy) and activities to do while travelling. When on the holiday this company also catered more for families needs e.g. more frequent stops when travelling for food and toilets, without parents having to ask. The stops were also at more sensible times e.g. making sure there was a stop at lunch time (12.30ish), rather than early afternoon (1.30 onwards). Children (and adults) get irritable if they've not eaten making the journey more stressful.
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Tour The Family Adventure Company Company Reviews

Tours 2 Trips 14 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 450 $ 160
Operator Type Small Ship & Expedition Cruise Line Group Tour Operator
Size None Global Operator
Trip Types
  • Small Ship & Expedition Cruises
  • River Cruises
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
Service Level Standard Standard
Regions
  • South America
  • Asia
  • Europe
  • North America
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • South America
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Middle East & North Africa
  • Europe
Known For
  • 50+
  • 18 - 35
  • Sailing
  • Adventure
Headquarters Seattle, WA 1 Cross & Pillory Lane, Alton, England
Year Established 1986 1996
Solo Friendly N/A N/A
Tour Languages N/A N/A
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      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 The Family Adventure Company

      Founded two decades ago and based in the UK, The Family Adventure Company specializes in small group family adventure vacations. The company is now part of the global adventure travel operator Intrepid Travel, and trips are offered through Intrepid as well, allowing them to greatly expand their range.

      What Makes Them Stand Out?

      With more than 20 years’ experience, The Family Adventure Company helped pioneer the concept of small-group adventure travel for families with young children. Activities are wide-ranging, from river rafting and kayaking to cycling, sailing, camping, and wildlife viewing, all geared to the ages and interests of the family travelers.

      Who Travels With Them?

      A wide variety of families, including solo-parent, single-child, multi-generational families -- parents, children, and grandparents traveling together -- and families with teenagers. The latter have dedicated trips of special interest to teens.

      Where Do They Operate?

      Much of the world: Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and the Americas.

      How Does it Work?

      No matter where you travel, The Family Adventure Company provides an English-speaking, family-friendly local leader. Lodging, transportation and activities are also included. Tours typically consist of three or four families with kids of similar ages or interests. (You can also put together your own trip with just your family or other families you’re friendly with.) Children 14 and under get a ten percent discount off adult prices; large families (over two kids) get another price break.

      Why Travel With Them?

      The award winning company offers a wide range of trips for a wide variety of families. Because they only cater to families, they know what kids like – and as any parent can tell you, nothing is more disastrous than a family tour not geared in any way to kids. The company also supports responsible and sustainable travel practices and gives back to local communities.

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