4 St. Lucia First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

We were fortunate to get to sail on the Sagitta as part of a wedding party and it was one of the absolute best experiences of my life. Yes, some of us got a little seasick, but I wouldn't blame that on the ship or crew. We had the ... Read More
We were fortunate to get to sail on the Sagitta as part of a wedding party and it was one of the absolute best experiences of my life. Yes, some of us got a little seasick, but I wouldn't blame that on the ship or crew. We had the best crew ever (still craving Lenny's banana pancakes, homemade chips and dip, and Sagita-ritas!) and the boat was beautiful. The cabins were boat cabins - not large, but big enough, esp. since you spend so much of your time above deck. Yes, if you want to sleep two full-grown adults side-by-side on the lower bunk, it'll be cozy, but this is a boat. Our captain was great and even turned the boat around so we could be completely surrounded by a 25+ dolphin pod + Pilot Whales. I don't know who ordered the many rainbows and green flash at sunset, but they completely capped off the wedding in the shadows of the Pitons. The ports we stopped at were lovely and the crew was fantastic about making sure that we knew we would be going back to the boat for lunch, happy hour and dinner. The locals on each island were very friendly and proud to show off their land. I thought there was a good mix of readily available tour options and "explore on your own". Lots of snorkeling and beautiful views abound. I think part of the appeal of our trip was that we knew everyone on the boat. I would HIGHLY recommend anyone looking for a special wedding or event consider doing the same. Read Less
Sail Date August 2015
I went on the Solo Sojourn in July and it was an wonderful experience. The crew was top-notch, never letting you lift a finger to do anything. They were very helpful and one of them even fixed my camera so I didn't miss out on ... Read More
I went on the Solo Sojourn in July and it was an wonderful experience. The crew was top-notch, never letting you lift a finger to do anything. They were very helpful and one of them even fixed my camera so I didn't miss out on capturing the memories. Although I was a bit nervous about sharing a room with someone I didn't know, my roommate was great. There were only 19 people on board and everyone seemed to get along just fine. We're already talking about planning our next cruise together! The rooms are spacious for a boat that small. And there is always a place you can get away and have some 'me' time on the boat. The only thing that was a little off was our visit to Martinique's Fort Du France. It was just too big of a city, too many people and too much noise compared to what we had been experiencing. But considering we were only there for 1/2 a day it wasn't too bad. The other smaller stops in Dominica, Iles de Saintes and Martinque were mellow and enjoyable. If you're considering sailing with Island Windjammers - book it today! Don't wait! Read Less
Sail Date July 2015
We just returned from the Sagitta's 6-night cruise that traveled from St. Lucia to Dominica, Iles Des Saintes and Martinique. This was our first cruise ever, and we went with our friends who have done Windjammer cruises in the past. ... Read More
We just returned from the Sagitta's 6-night cruise that traveled from St. Lucia to Dominica, Iles Des Saintes and Martinique. This was our first cruise ever, and we went with our friends who have done Windjammer cruises in the past. To sum up our experience - for us, in spite of a little bit of rain, it was a perfect week! The crew was friendly and super accommodating. The sites were beautiful. The ship was quite comfortable and spacious. The food was really yummy. Not to mention the daily "Sagitarittas!" And all the guests onboard got along quite well! We made sure to take motion sickness meds every day, and we're glad we did. Not a bit of seasickness, in spite of some bumpy rides in the "channels" between the islands. If you are looking for one of those luxury giant ship cruises, you won't find it here. If you're looking for a nice, low key, super friendly and wonderful time, we recommend it wholeheartedly. Read Less
Sail Date June 2015
We just returned from a 7 day 6 night cruise (June 7 through the 13, 2015) from St. Lucia, Dominica, Iles Des Saintes (Guadalupe), and Martinique. We didn't board the ship on the 7th until 2:00 pm so you lose most of the first day of ... Read More
We just returned from a 7 day 6 night cruise (June 7 through the 13, 2015) from St. Lucia, Dominica, Iles Des Saintes (Guadalupe), and Martinique. We didn't board the ship on the 7th until 2:00 pm so you lose most of the first day of your adventure. You leave the harbor after 7 pm and you sail all night to Dominica. We had rough seas every time we sailed at night which makes it incredibly hard to sleep so I recommend some kind of sleeping aid and more importantly some kind of motion sickness medication. We took bovine which worked very well. We stayed in the owner's cabin which is wonderful, spacious and very comfortable. During rough seas we would surrender to our room which has TV with a DVD player, the ship provides several movies. The food at breakfast, lunch and dinner is plentiful and very good. The Chef did a fabulous job, in fact I'm incredibly impressed with what he could do in such a small kitchen. Snacks i.e. chips, packaged cookies......etc...are provided in the afternoon but it would be nice if they were left out all the time as there are no other food options if you get hungry between meals. Soda pop and several varieties of beer are provided. White and red wine is served with supper. Take the full day excursion on Dominica if you get a chance as it was a beautiful and take good walking shoes that you don't mind getting wet. A word of caution, if you're cruising in the summertime keep a close lookout for jellyfish as one woman was stung on the beach in Iles Des Saintes and we saw them EVERYWHERE snorkeling at one of the beaches in Martinique. Overall, the Windjammers Cruise was an absolutely incredible experience, the crew was attentive and VERY nice and always made sure were were safe. I highly recommend taking sailing on one of their ships, it will be an adventure you will never forget. "The High Sea is calling and I must go, Leaving these confining lands far behind, And making my way to her foaming edge, Let them sink in the wake of memory. When at last I come to the harborage, I will pause at the waterfront, inhale Slowly and deep, lifting my head mast high; 'Til briny air fills the sails of my chest, Purging the dusty road from my veins. Then I will face my prow to the uncharted - My maiden voyage, my soul pilgrimage. The bounding main: whitecaps and salty spray; Motion, waving me to find my sea legs. A seasoned schooner: helm, shrouds, and canvas; Bid me come aboard and compass about, Chasing the horizon full sail; Come friend, Break forth and croon a new ballad of life. The hour has come, weigh anchor, for we Sail tonight seeking Absolute Bearing. The High Sea is calling and I must go " Carrico...... Read Less
Sail Date June 2015

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