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Diamant Review

3.0 / 5.0
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Review for Diamant to the Southern Caribbean
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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Feb 2016
One of many beautiful sunsets
View after a short hike
El Capitan
Sandy Island
Beautiful woodwork on ship
More sunsets
Clear water
Rumagedden - 4:30 sharp
Happy Island
Lenny and a lobster
The best crew imaginable

Spent 6 nights on Island Windjammer's Diamant sailing from Grenada to several stops in the south Caribbean. We had been on quite a few large ship cruises, but this was only 11 passengers and 6 crew. Best cruise we've ever had by far. Hit 5 or 6 islands we'd never heard of, including one called Sandy Island which was amazing. Just a small beachy island with great snorkeling (which we also did 3 or 4 other times). Also visited a place called Happy Island - basically a bar in the middle of the water only accessible by boat. Throw in a couple of scenic hikes, a bonfire, hanging with locals, and of course the boat's own rope swing and we kept active. No need to deal with room keys or customs - all taken care of for us.

But the best part of the trip was the crew. All of them focused on keeping the guests happy and safe. Gourmet meals cooked by our chef Lenny and served by Bolo included breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks every day. Unbelievable food using some traditional and some exotic ingredients we never heard of. Rumageddon every afternoon was a blast, although we started as early as 9am (twice) so I didn't do many late nights. Smiles and King kept us in line on the dingy rides and entertained in the evening (King's show had us rolling). Old School was always popping up somewhere and giving a fist pump. And Captain Stuart was involved in everything we did. He was the tour guide, cruise director, part time entertainer, and just acted like the 12th guest sometimes.

Most of the passengers were total strangers when we started. By the end of the week we were all best friends. We will be back, most likely over and over.

Cabin Review

Not nearly as small as we expected but still nothing like a hotel room

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