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Eastern Caribbean Vela Eastern Caribbean Cruise Reviews

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Terrible management and no Covid SOP/Protocol

Review for Vela to Caribbean - Eastern

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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


An adventure I will never forget

Review for Vela to Caribbean - Eastern

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BAKES1
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

We chose the cruise because of the more intimate nature of a smaller ship. The Vela is a beautiful sailing ship and is approximately 156 feet long. We were able to access ports that larger ships could not. Chef Lenny prepared excellent meals and the service on board was outstanding. Chef Lenny took particular pride in going to local markets to provide the freshest fish, fruits and vegetables for ...
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Sail Date: April 2018


Amazing Relaxed Sail with Intimate Setting

Review for Vela to Caribbean - Eastern

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ryansetssail
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

We had an amazing time aboard the Vela! My wife and I traveled down to Saint Lucia the day before and stayed in the quaint town of Marigot Bay, where Vela was located. We met the crew the day of the sail and I knew we were in good hands right away. Our bags were taken to the ship and we followed shortly behind. The first thing you received when you boarded the ship was a rum drink- perfect! ...
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Sail Date: January 2018


Our first cruise ever and we loved it

Review for Vela to Caribbean - Eastern

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ladolcevitabequia
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

We bid on the cruise at a charity auction for the Sunshine School for Children with Special Needs in Bequia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, after hearing what a wonderful time others had had on the cruise, and we thoroughly enjoyed the cruise. I was a little leery as I get sea sick easily, but I used the scopalomine patches and they worked great. The crew was fantastic and bent over backwards ...
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Sail Date: November 2017


Island Windjammer Vela - great ship and crew

Review for Vela to Caribbean - Eastern

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likeboats
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We are just back from our second trip on the Vela this year. We participated in the "Rum Cruise" visiting St. Lucia and Martinique. The ship is in great shape. That captain and crew did a great job the entire time making sure everyone was enjoying themselves and keeping thing interesting. The ports of call and trips to the distilleries (organized by Dave Russell- the rum expert) were great. ...
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Sail Date: October 2017


Island Windjammers: Vela. Amazing bucket list trip!

Review for Vela to Caribbean - Eastern

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islandjenn
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

I went on this cruise with a group of 21 friends, all there to celebrate our friends 50th birthday. The cruise and the crew was amazing. They went above and beyond to make the trip a bucket list adventure for all of us. Not only was the food amazing, but the crew was amazing and took extra special care of us. Dinners were amazing and Chef Ermon made extra special cakes for our birthday girl as ...
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Sail Date: June 2017


Vela: Island Windjammers - First Class All the Way

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linda2932
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

I planned a cruise on the Vela for my 50th birthday, and we had 21 guests join us for the week. From the minute we met Captain Nervo the night before to the moment we stepped off the ship, this was the most special vacation experience of my life. The crew members were first class, but more than that, they became our friends. From the amazing food to the unique experience of truly sailing on the ...
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Sail Date: June 2017


Best Vacation Ever...

Review for Vela to Caribbean - Eastern

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t_m_g
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

Rarely does an experience meet and exceed every expectation one has going in. That was our experience with the Island WindJammers Vela. Our initial motivation for seeking out Island Windjammers was my wife's long held love of tall ships. Being able to experience of sailing on a tall ship for an extended period was a dream come true for her. That said, many of the other facets of the ...
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Sail Date: March 2017


Vela - Island Winjammer - Great Ship Great Crew

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likeboats
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

My wife have sailed throughout the Caribbean since the early 1990's. Originally on the old Windjammer fleet, later on charter catamarans. We tried the Diamant with Island Windjammer last year out of Grenada and really enjoyed it. Our trip this spring on the Vela was equally great. The ship and the crew are top notch. The crew knows the ship, the islands and demonstrated great customer ...
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Sail Date: February 2017


It was Paradise all over!

Review for Vela to Caribbean - Eastern

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lamiller2
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

From the moment my adult daughter and i arrived on St. Lucia to the time we sadly had to fly back, our experience with Island Windjammers and the Eastern Caribbean islands was Paradise! The company was explicit about how to prepare for the trip (Did we say pack light? Why, yes we did!) and transfer to the ship was punctual and smooth. The cabins were cozy but clean and comfortable, and were ...
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Sail Date: February 2017


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