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Southern Caribbean Vela Southern Caribbean Cruise Reviews

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Small ship, BIG experience
"Before long the crew arrived via small boat from the ship.For those not familiar with smaller ships (Vela is 126 feet long), the wave action on our first night took some getting used to...."Read More
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Small ship, BIG experience

Review for Vela to Caribbean - Southern

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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 Vela to Caribbean - Southern

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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


Fun, Relaxing and Adventures

Review for Vela to Caribbean - Southern

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micheler56
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

This was my 2nd cruise with Island Windjammers. I'll be going on my third in a couple of months. The crew was absolutely amazing, Captain Alexis, Luis, Leah, Romaine, Stephen, Robert, Ponchoo, Frederick, Lennox and last but by no means least, Steelo! Getting to know your crew the way you can on Island Windjammer ships is a unique and brilliant opportunity. The passengers were the nicest group ...
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Sail Date: October 2018


Unforgettable Barefoot Sail

Review for Vela to Caribbean - Southern

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Barnacle Tim
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

It has been a many-decades long dream of mine to sail the Caribbean. I never quite got around to it when I was young enough to captain my own sailboat. As we are all aware, such fantasies are rarely matched by the reality of the eventual trip. So as a 70 year old, reasonably fit traveler, off I went, and I can report that this trip, in all ways, exceeded my long help tropical sail dream. ...
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Sail Date: August 2018


I forgot I had a job and didn't know what day it was... Best Vacation EVER

Review for Vela to Caribbean - Southern

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kpb468
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

I have only great things to say about my 1st experience with Island Windjammers and I will certainly be back! I have not stopped smiling since I have been home. I have been to many different places and on many vacations and I can safely say this vacation has been my favorite of all. We cruised on the Vela from Saint Lucia (Marigot Bay) to Dominica to Isle De Saintes to Marie Galante to Martinique ...
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Sail Date: April 2018


Great Sail

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moxiescott
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

My husband and I just returned from our 2nd trip with Island Windjammers. We enjoyed our sail on the beautiful Vela, but the cabins were a bit smaller than those on sister ship, Sagitta. The crew on Vela worked so hard to make us comfortable, safe, and happy. We were particularly impressed with Captain Alexis and Ops Man, Andrew. The food was delicious, and the drinks were plenty. We enjoyed our ...
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Sail Date: April 2018


Another fantastic voyage!

Review for Vela to Caribbean - Southern

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dolphindave1
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

This was our 4th cruise on Island Windjammers. We absolutely loved them all and plan to do another next year. We've done 2 on the "Diamant" and now 2 on the "Vela". This review is posted for the "Vela" northern route for our recent Feb. 2018 sail. We sailed out of Marigot Bay on beautiful St. Lucia. During the trip we anchored twice on St. Lucia; three times on Martinique; once on Dominica; ...
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Sail Date: February 2018


Trip of a Lifetime!

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CanuckSailors
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

As the Medical Officers on Amazing Grace of the previous Windjammer Barefoot Cruises fleet 20 years ago, my husband and I were able to visit all of the tall ships of that fleet as well as many of the islands visited by the Grace from Bahamas to Trinidad and Tobago for a month long sail at a time. We have recently arrived home from our first Island Windjammer sail on Vela, a surprise ...
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Sail Date: January 2018


Fabulous Vacation Adventure

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dpeterson7
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Vela is a gorgeous ship. Very well maintained and when in full sail, it is like flyingon a cloud. The food was incredible with 3 meals a day and snacks. The captain and the crew were amazing. They were very friendly and helpful with great attitudes. The dingy's to shore where smooth and enjoyable. My cabin was a solo but had plenty of room and the shower had lots of hot water. The excursion ...
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Sail Date: September 2017


Amazing Pirate Week Cruise on the VELA

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Rharrel1
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

My wife and I just completed a week cruise with Island Windjammers aboard the Vela. We have wanted to take a Windjammer style cruise for years and after researching options we chose Island Windjammers Pirate Week as our first adventure. I have to say this was by far one of the best vacations we’ve ever had. After a brief time meeting the other ‘Pirates’, I knew this was going to be a fun trip. It ...
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Sail Date: September 2017


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