Source: Cruise Junkie dot Com

Events at Sea by Windstar Cruises

The events listed have been reported in the public domain or to cruisejunkie by passengers or crew members onboard.  The list is by no means comprehensive.  For that reason it is necessary to be cautious in drawing conclusions from the potentially limited data.  Keep in mind that some companies may be more transparent than others about things that go wrong; conversely, some companies may be better at concealing events and thereby project an appearance that is inaccurate.  With that said, the following list is still interesting, as are the patterns seen viewed separately by ship.

1.4.11 Windstar Cruises Cruise Critic reports Seattle-based Ambassadors International, the parent company of Windstar Cruises, has filed for bankruptcy. The cruise line, operator of three motorized sailing vessels that combine the best of cruise with small-ship luxury, issued a release Friday afternoon that said "Ambassadors and its U.S. subsidiaries today voluntarily filed a petition for reorganization under Chapter 11." Ambassadors, according to the release, says it's arranged to sell Windstar Cruises to a White Plains, New York-based investment firm called Whippoorwill Associates, Inc. The investment firm plans to provide $10 million in financing, which can be used to support Windstar's operations until the sale goes through in approximately 45 days (the investor has supplied funds to Windstar over the past two years).
File for bankruptcy protection
Wind Surf
A passenger wrote about an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness on the February 20 - 27 cruise to/from Cozumel.  My wife, who was unaffected by the outbreak, estimated that 5-10% of the passengers were impacted by the outbreak, judging from the number of passengers in the lounge, restaurant, on deck, etc. and conversations with fellow passengers. (10% of passengers on this ship would be 30) .  The response to the passenger's request to Windstar/Holland America for some sort of compensation has essentially been “these things happen and you can’t hold us responsible.”  This is a disappointing attitude given Windstar’s premium price point and service reputation Cruises that don't include a US port in their itinerary are not required to report health outbreaks to the CDC.
Wind Spirit
Reported on "Cruise Critic" by a passenger that the ship experienced engine problems and generator problems that left it adrift for a night and part of a day.  The ship made it back to Torotola and underwent necessary repairs.
Engine and generator problems
Wind Star
Because the Wind Star will be redeployed on the Wind Song's itineraries beginning January 24, seven Tahiti itineraries will be cancelled.  All Wind Star cruises of Costa Rica, Panama Canal and Belize are cancelled from January 4, 2003 forward.
Cancellations / Redeployment
Wind Song
An engine room fire forced evacuation of the ship's 127 passengers and 92 crew.  The ship appears to be a total loss.
Wind Surf
Gastrointestinal outbreak reported to CDC -- 2 pax (3.33%) and 2 crew (1.04%) Illness