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 celebration for my husband’s 50th birthday. We went into the adventure with high expectations and have returned home absolutely impressed!
Our group of 9 Canadian adventurers appreciated the focus by the Crew on all aspects of safety, which allowed everyone to relax, knowing we were in good hands. A little note: be properly prepared to deal with seasickness as this is the real deal - navigating the Caribbean sea on a sailboat is not for the faint of heart!
Cabin was as we expected; very clean, double berth with storage underneath, a porthole and the shower in the bathroom. It was well-positioned in the middle of Vela, so less movement than some of the other rooms. It's not like you will spend much time in your room anyway :) Thank you to our crew who made up the bed and tidied up everyday!