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Vela Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Wonderful ship, amazing staff, new friends!

Review for Vela to the Western Caribbean
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Hutchie52
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: May 2018
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New friends relaxing.
View of Vela from shore.
Beautiful Vela
Crew always hard at work!

For my 60th birthday I decided I would go on a trip I had always wanted to try - I decided one week before that birthday and the support staff of IW could not have been more helpful.

The trip itself was just truly amazing - the ship is a perfect size - we had 16 guests and yet it felt at times you were all alone and then there were times when you had many new friends. The cabins were small as expected but honestly, I spent so little time there it didn't matter - they were cleaned every day and I slept like a baby every night.

I cannot stay enough about all the crew and I know I will be leaving people out- the Captain, Alexis - such a nice man and I felt 100% safe and secure in his hands - very personable and you could tell his mission was to make sure we all were enjoying ourselves. Jess our activities director was fun, funny, and knowledgeable even though she only recently took on this position after being a guest on several cruises. Lenny's meals were amazing - how he did it in such a small space, I'll never know. Bernard another hilarious and helpful guy along with several others who I sadly cannot remember their names right now - everyone was just amazing.

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Cabin Staysail

Small as expected by immaculate and kept that way every day - I have zero idea how they make the bed up as nicely as they do but it was great. Bathroom was perfect size with full shower. Room had lots of hooks etc to hang your cloths so no closets or drawers were needed.

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