Island Windjammer Cruises

Pre-Cruise Planning Guide

We want to make it easy for you to plan your sailing adventure. You have questions, we have answers. Here, you’ll find everything you need to know before you book your cruise. From airport codes, to when you need to be there and when to disembark — not that you’re going to want to! Let’s get started!

AIRPORT CODES

WINDWARD ISLANDS
GRENADA
GND
FRENCH WEST INDIES
ST. LUCIA
UVF
LEEWARD ISLANDS
ST. MAARTEN
SXM
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
TORTOLA or ST. THOMAS
EISSTT

FLIGHTS & ARRIVAL

WHEN SHOULD I FLY IN?

Plan to arrive at least one day prior to boarding.

WHO FLIES TO GRENADA?

Air Canada, American Airlines, British Airways, Caribbean Airlines, Condor, Delta, LIAT, Virgin Atlantic
Tip: Many major carriers offer daily flights to Barbados from the US. Complete your journey on LIAT.

WHO FLIES TO ST. MAARTEN?

Air France, American, Air Canada, Air Transat, Caribbean Airlines, Condor, Delta, KLM, LIAT, Jet Blue, Sky Service, Sun Country, Spirit, United, US Air, West Jet

WHO FLIES TO ST. LUCIA?

Air Caribe, Air Martinique, American Airlines, American Eagle, Air Canada, British Airways, Condor, Delta, LIAT, United, US Air, Virgin Atlantic, West Jet
Tip: The international airport in St. Lucia is 1.5 - 2 hours from our ships anchorages.

WHO FLIES TO TORTOLA?

Tortola has a small airport on Beef Island. Most flights are through San Juan, Puerto Rico, or St. Thomas offered by Cape Air, Seaborne, and Air Sunshine with occasional service by other airlines and charter flights.

FERRY SERVICE FROM ST. THOMAS TO TORTOLA

You may also choose to travel by ferry from St. Thomas.
Tip: Don’t get left at the dock! Ferries from St. Thomas frequently run late, so plan to overnight in Tortola on Saturday to ensure that you’ll make it to the ship on time.

HOW DO I GET TO THE SHIP ON BOARDING DAY?

It's a breeze to make your own way to the ship on boarding day! Taxis are readily available at hotels and guest houses.

WHAT TIME DO WE BOARD?

Grenada - 12:30 PM
St. Lucia l St. Maarten l Tortola - 2:00 pm

Any changes in boarding information will be included with your final boarding instructions.

DEPARTURES

WHAT TIME DO WE LEAVE THE SHIP ON DISEMBARKATION DAY?

All cruises disembark by 10:00 a.m.

WHAT’S THE EARLIEST FLIGHT I CAN TAKE WHEN I DISEMBARK?

Grenada You may fly home on disembarkation day provided that your flight leaves no earlier than 7:30 AM

St. Maarten l St. Lucia You may fly home on disembarkation day provided that your flight leaves no earlier than 1:00 PM.

Tortola You may fly home on disembarkation day provided that your flight leaves no earlier than 2:00 PM.

HOTELS

CAN YOU RECOMMEND A HOTEL?

From bed and breakfasts to villas and resorts, you’ll find accommodations in a style and price to suit your needs. Take a look at our preferred partners on our hotels page.

SPECIAL DIETS

Vegetarian and gluten free diets are available on board; just speak with your chef when you arrive. Vegan, kosher, and other more restrictive diets cannot be accommodated. Anyone with life-threatening food allergies should not sail, as there is always the possibility of cross-contamination in our small galleys.

BOOKING YOUR CRUISE

I’M READY TO BOOK MY CRUISE. WHAT‘S THE NEXT STEP?

Give us a call at 877.772.4549. All we need is your name(s), address, phone number and email. If you prefer, you can send us the information via email.

A cruise deposit of $750 per guest is required at the time of booking to guarantee your reservation and protect you from price increases. A deposit of $1500 per guest is required for Single Supplement, Owners Suite/Compass Cabin/Topsail Cabin, and trips longer than six nights. Full payment is required if reservation is made 90 days or less from sailing.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

WHAT ABOUT TRAVEL INSURANCE?

We highly recommend protecting your cruise investment from the unexpected! Travel insurance covers lost luggage, travel delays, medical emergencies and trip cancellation. For quotes and coverage we recommend travel insurance.

If you have any questions not covered here, give us a call, or email us at info@islandwindjammers.com. We’re always standing by to assist!

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