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Old August 26th, 2000, 08:55 PM
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Default Any Windjammer crusers?

Hi,
A lady I used to work with just raved about these kind of cruises, anyone else out there go on one of them?? Just interested in the major differences, like ports, etc?
Let us know??

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Old August 30th, 2000, 05:22 PM
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Hi Donna,

I have not sailed this cruise line but have a real desire to sail on their newest sail ship the Legacy. She sails an interesting Carib itinerary and is the only ship in the Windjammer fleet that is US Coast Guard certified meaning she can sail into US ports of call.

Maybe someday.

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Old August 30th, 2000, 07:49 PM
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Default RE: Any Windjammer crusers?

Hi Al,
This is also on my may-be someday list :-)

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Old September 12th, 2000, 10:05 PM
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We've sailed on 15 Windjammers. They are loads of fun. Ports are often places that other ships cannot visit _ Mayreau, Canouan, Union Island, Carriacou, St. Vincent, Nevis, Anguilla, Saba, Statia, etc.

There are two message boards you might want to start reading in order to get a flair for what Windjammer experiences are like.

www.windjammer.com
(then click on Coconut Telegraph)

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www.delphi.com/wjfanclub
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Old September 27th, 2000, 09:06 AM
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The Windjammer ships are small (cabins tiny) as well as the amenities. Because there are a small number of passengers, you will get to meet most of them. The ports of call tend to be small quaint little places that the big cruise ships don't get to. Overall, we enjoyed Windjammers.
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Old September 27th, 2000, 07:35 PM
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Hi Bob,
Thanks for you feeling on Windjammer, how many have you been on and to where?

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Old November 3rd, 2000, 02:41 PM
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Donna:
I have been on several Windjammer Barefoot Cruise ships and I highly recommend them. It is a great way to sail. It is much more laid back than the big ships. No need to dress up...unless you just want to.Donna wrote:
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> Hi,
> A lady I used to work with just raved about these kind of
> cruises, anyone else out there go on one of them?? Just
> interested in the major differences, like ports, etc?
> Let us know??
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> Donnassei/Sealover
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Old November 3rd, 2000, 04:26 PM
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Windjammer Barefoot Cruises has a way of almost brainwashing you, it would seem.

The first one my husband and I went on, we knew no one except each other.

Next time we brought 6 more people.

Our group this coming March includes those 6 plus 10 more.

See what I mean? My husband an I are brainwashed, the 6 we brought on our second cruise are brainwashed, and on and on and on . . . . .Kinda like what happens in a rabbit hutch, this strange multiplication situation.

Get yourself a rum swizzle (rum, rum, rum, juice, ice), put on some steel drum music, sit down, go to their web-site and I'm sure I'll see you on one of the cruises one of these days. (Already I'm thinking of the next one - probably New Years 2002-2003.)
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Old January 22nd, 2001, 10:56 PM
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My husband and I went on the Mandalay 13 day cruise. This was the best cruise we've ever been on. Really laid back and you spend alot of time at each port. We met alot of really great people on that cruise and we had a blast!! Definately not your average cruise. I have recommended it to EVERYONE!! I would love to go on another one!! DO IT IF YOU CAN!!
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Old February 21st, 2001, 03:47 PM
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Thanks for the tips on further information, Harriet!
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Old March 4th, 2001, 07:46 PM
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We have been on 20 cruises with Windjammer since 1986. A really fun way to cruise. Dressing for dinner is putting on a big shirt over the bikini and for Captain's dinner you have to wear a clean T-shirt. Yes, you do go barefoot and NO you do not have to work although some of the passengers help pull on the ropes to raise the sails and some brave souls stand watch with some of the crew. The ports are smaller islands where the big ships can't go and it is a lot more fun to be on an island, inhabited or not, with approximately 70 people rather than 2000.

We have sailed on all the ships including three that are not sailing any more. The ships all have different personalities - hard to explain - you just have to be there!

What are all you people waiting for - someday? Don't go there! I have loads of really sad "someday stories" I could tell you. Do it now - if you like it, go do it again - you won't be sorry.

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Old March 5th, 2001, 01:45 PM
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Thanks, Ruth!

Have you sailed on Legacy, and if so, what are your impressions of her "personality?" She's doing a new itinerary to Aruba, Curacao, Bonaire and Venezuela this fall that looks pretty interesting.

Is there enough deck space on these ships to get away from it all? I like socializing with fellow passengers, but also like to spend some time alone with my husband.

I know they don't have set itineraries like the larger lines. Have you ever been disappointed that you didn't stop at an island you were expecting to visit?
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Old March 31st, 2001, 11:19 AM
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I'm going on the Dec. 10th trip on Polynesia
from St. Maarten..
I've wanted to do this always..I am so
happy and excited..If anyone would like
to write..please do..I'm anxious to meet
all my new friends and spend a few days
in paradise...
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Old May 9th, 2001, 05:44 PM
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There is always enough deck space to have some space/time to yourself or a special loved one - even the smallest ones have this space.

You can never be disappointed in not stopping at an island if you remember ahead of time that nothing is guaranteed - so relax, be ready to dance, sleep under the stars on deck and for the most wonderful adventure you have had on vacation
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Old October 22nd, 2001, 01:00 PM
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Anyone going on singles cruise 1/07/01 , looking for pre-sailing chat . I've been on a few , if you need any info .
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Old December 19th, 2001, 08:09 PM
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Hi! I will be on the Singles Cruise on the 7th. Have emailed about 10 others from the Delphi chat board. So far everyone has been very friendly.

Look forward to a great trip and meeting new people.
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