One word of note for sailing purists. The Wind Surf's amazing computer-controlled sails are raised electronically, and a computer keeps the ship on even keel via a water ballast system. Therefore, you will not find the rolling sensation felt on most sailing ships. On our Wind Surf cruise, we were in port most days and traveled at night, so the ship cruised without the engines for only a few hours. However, all on board loved seeing the white sails overhead, and none of us missed the rolling sensation.
I sailed on the Wind Surf on a wonderfully relaxing 7-day voyage from Barcelona to Lisbon, with these ports of call:
- Barcelona- Embarkation Port
- Ibiza, Spain in the Balearic Islands
- Palma de Mallorca, Spain in the Balearic Islands
- Malaga, Spain with a Day trip to Granada and the Alhambra Fortress
- Tangier, Morocco
- Lisbon, Portugal - Debarkation Port
We also spent a day at sea sailing the Algarve coast of Portugal.
Join me on a tour of the Wind Surf, and view my Wind Surf Photo Gallery.
The Wind Surf was significantly renovated in 2012, so some of this information and photos may be outdated, although the small ship sailing experience should be just as delightful!