We went on New Year's Windsurf cruise in Caribbean. It was great. Have been on Radisson and other large cruise ships. Loved Windstar because of casual atmosphere. Radisson is a notch above in food and "extras" but would definitely go on Windsurf again. Tipping - we tipped our cabin attendant and a few other people that gave us great service - a favorite bartender/waiter, fitness instructor, Spa personnel. The activity's director will talk about tipping on the last night aboard. One disappointment was the water sports platform. Seas were too rough most of the time so they could not use it - then when it was calm - sports platform was not working properly. Was told that it would be "overhauled" by someone coming aboard in mid - January (2005). Hopefully, it is working fine now.