Island Windjammers Cruise Reviews

Saint Lucius Pitons with a rainbow.
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Photo of Vela from the dinghy.
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Diamant under sail.
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Sun, fun and fabulous sailing!

Review for a Caribbean - All Cruise on Vela

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Tabbycoco
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

This is my second adventure sailing with IWJ on Vela. It never disappoints! We sailed from St Lucia, and around Martinique. There was plenty to see and do, hiking, beach adventures, local shopping and snorkeling. If you are looking for a Caribbean vacation that requires nothing more than a swimsuit, shorts, tank tops and occasionally a pair of flip flops, book now! Vela's Captain and crew ...
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Sail Date: August 2023


Sailing Cruise from St Lucia to Martinique

Review for a Caribbean - Eastern Cruise on Vela

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maverick39
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

This was my third Island Windjammer Cruise, and the second on Vela. This year was the usual itinerary that leaves from Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia, and goes to Martinique before returning to Saint Lucia. My wife and I were on the same ship last year, but had to do a southern itinerary as France did not allow cruise ships to dock in 2022 due to Covid. My favorite part of this Sailing Cruise is the ...
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Sail Date: July 2023


Great Snorkeling on St. Lucia & Martinique!

Review for a Caribbean - Eastern Cruise on Vela

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Jammer Lover
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We actually embarked in St. Lucia (option not offered on this review page) and sailed to a couple of beautiful spots there before heading to Martinique. The snorkeling at Jade near the Pitons was fabulous, as it was again at Anse D'Arling on Martinique - really amazing diversity of sea life and very easy to access from shore. For those who shop, there were several opportunities, and the ...
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Sail Date: June 2023


Island Windjammers - As close to Paradise as I'll ever get!

Review for a Caribbean - Southern Cruise on Diamant

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flower848
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

I have recently returned from another IWJ cruise, this time on Diamant. This was my third cruise since Covid (too many to count before the pandemic) . After nearly two years locked down I couldn't wait to sail again and was on one of the first post Covid cruises (Vela out of St Lucia) . It was easy to know ahead of time that the itinerary would be limited as many of the Caribbean Islands were ...
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Sail Date: July 2022


Terrible management and no Covid SOP/Protocol

Review for a Caribbean - Eastern Cruise on Vela

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ANGELMAXX
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

This was not my first Windjammer experience. My husband and I sailed about 15 years ago on the original Windjammer. It was the best vacation we've ever taken together. Gorgeous ship, amazing crew, wonderful co-passengers, and more. We made cherished memories and lifelong friends. This version of Windjammer (now known as Island Windjammers (IWJ) ) is under different management and it ...
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Sail Date: May 2022


Island Windjammer - Coming Back Strong After Covid

Review for a Caribbean - Eastern Cruise on Vela

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velo5338
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We discovered Island Windjammer in 2015; I'd been trying to persuade my wife to try a cruise for years - Barefoot Windjammer had long since gone - but she dug her heels in and resisted and resisted. Finally I wore her down and she agreed to try an Island Windjammer cruise on Sagitta on the the condition that if she didn't like it I was never to mention it again. I agreed to the terms, we sailed ...
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Sail Date: January 2022


Wonderful experience

Review for a Caribbean - Southern Cruise on Vela

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Privilegedone
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

The crew was friendly, attentive, helpful and knowledgeable of the ports of call The meals were delicious featuring local favorites. During a time when ports of call were limited I felt the itinerary was filled with a variety of places and activities. They scheduled several activities for every location. Hiking excursions were available for those who wished to be active as well as shopping and ...
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Sail Date: December 2021


Small ship, BIG experience

Review for a Caribbean - Southern Cruise on Vela

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randyjumps
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

As someone who is very uncomfortable in large crowds, I knew a cruise on a large liner was not ever going to be my cup of tea. On the other hand, sailing with a total of 23 passengers and 10 crew sounded like just the ticket! Add to this the off-the-beaten-path adventure of smaller, or less-visited, islands and ports and I was intrigued to say the least. Sailing Vessel Vela from Island ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


Another great week

Review for a Caribbean - Southern Cruise on Vela

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Rowan813
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

This was our third trip on Island Windjammers, second out of Grenada and first on Vela. We already loved the islands and Windjammer style. Vela was new to us. We were in love with Sagitta, but Vela was as similar as different. Gotta get it out of the way, cabins are smaller, but still comfortable and provide everything you need. Pack light, you don't need much. The ship is beautiful. It is ...
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Sail Date: October 2019


The boat was great and so is the company!

Review for a Caribbean - Western Cruise on Diamant

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dpq695
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

My wife (32) and I (31) chose this cruise to go on our honeymoon. My dad and stepmom had gone on the old barefoot windjammer's and I always thought the trip sounded incredible. This company did not disappoint! The trip was extremely memorable and enjoyable and we we will cherish it for the remainder of our lives. The boat itself was gorgeous and had three main common areas with plenty of room for ...
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Sail Date: March 2019


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