we're planning on sailing on the wind star with our friends in December. The last time we cruised with Wind Star was the Cancun/Belize sail in 2001. Has anyone sailed on the Wind Star or Wind Spirit this year? I never had a problem with the cabins, facilities, staff, service, food, or the ships in general. I'm hearing a lot of stuff about how the ships are starting to look old and are having problems. Someone told me that the ships were going to be docked in November for a check-up and renovating. Does anyone know if this is true? We love Windstar and really don't cruise on any other cruise line since we discovered Wind Star. I always found them to be clean, beautiful ships with excellent food & service and the staff warm and friendly.