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Vela Review

4.0 / 5.0
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38 reviews

Small ship, BIG experience

Review for Vela to the Southern Caribbean
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randyjumps
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Feb 2020
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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 Windjammers delivered all of this and more!

My friend and I arrived at the Timothy Beach Resort in time to have a drink and admire the Vela lying at anchor a short distance offshore. No massive embarkation crowds here.

Cabin Review

The cabins are small and cozy. It actually took me a part of a day to realize this, as you spend little time in your cabin. Time aboard is generally spent socializing on the main deck or in the salon.

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