Island Windjammer Cruises

Welcome aboard!

You’re about to embark on the best vacation of your life! We want to make sure that you feel comfortable every step of the way. Take a moment to read this short guide, with answers to the most commonly asked questions. If there is anything else you'd like to know, give us a call or email. We’re standing by to lend a hand!

THE BASICS

WHERE IS THE SHIP DOCKED?

GRENADA: Port Louis Marina, St. George’s
ST. MAARTEN: Dr. A. C. Wathey Cruise & Cargo Facility, Philipsburg
ST. LUCIA: Capella Bay Marina, Marigot Bay
TORTOLA: Village Cay Marina, Road Town

GETTING TO THE SHIP

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

HOW CAN I GET TO THE AIRPORT (OR MY POST-CRUISE HOTEL) AFTER MY CRUISE?

Your crew will assist you with arranging post-cruise airport or hotel transfers, or you can pre-arrange transfers here.

WHEN CAN I BOARD THE SHIP?

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

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

SUNSHINY DAYS

HOW’S THE WEATHER?

The weather is wonderful. Year round temperatures are typically in the mid 80’s, with fresh breezes during the day, and mid 70’s at night. Occasional rain showers are typical, but then the sun shines more brightly afterwards, as if to apologize!

WILL I GET SEASICK?

If you've experienced motion sickness in the past, or aren't sure how you'll adjust, please bring your preferred remedy with you. Most motion sickness medications aren't effective if taken after you start feeling sick. Play it safe if you're not sure, and take your medication before you set sail!

MONEY MATTERS

DO I NEED LOCAL CURRENCY?

The US dollar is accepted in most ports. Small denominations are best, as you may receive change in local currency.

The Euro is preferred in French ports.

Visa and MasterCard are accepted in most shops and restaurants. Avoid fraud alerts and pesky holds on your credit card by notifying the issuing bank of your intended foreign travel.

TIPS ABOUT TIPPING

Tipping is solely at your discretion. If you feel that our crew has done an outstanding job, a tip of $150 per guest, per week is suggested. You may add the gratuity to your onboard charge account.

STAYING CONNECTED… OR NOT

WILL I GET CELL PHONE COVERAGE?

Most cell phone carriers provide international roaming service on Caribbean networks. Call your provider to ensure you have coverage, and ask about cost-saving international service plans.

DO THE SHIPS HAVE WIFI?

The ships do not have WIFI. There are Internet cafés on some of the islands.

SIPS ON THE SHIP

IS THERE A BAR ON BOARD?

You may help yourself to the included beverages at any time. If you'd like liquor that isn't carried on board, there is no charge to bring your own with you. Pick it up at the duty free on your way down, or at a local market before you board.

DO YOU PROVIDE MIXERS?

Depending upon availability, we provide Cola, Diet Cola, Sprite, Ginger Ale and Tonic Water.

MUSIC

MUSIC TO YOUR EARS… AND OURS TOO

Can you play the kazoo? Have you mastered the art of strumming the guitar on your front porch swing? If you’re wildly entertaining, or mildly talented, bring your instrument along for the ride. Some guests enjoy center stage, while others just like to watch.

While we’re on the subject, bring your iPod, and take your turn at the dock. See what we did there? He-he.

ALL ASHORE

DO YOU OFFER TOURS?

The Windwards
The Windward Islands are small, beautiful, and far from the crowds. Island tours in some ports of call can be arranged with local taxi drivers. The main activities on the Windwards itinerary are swimming, snorkeling, strolling around local villages, and....relaxing!

The British Virgins | Leewards | French West Indies
These Islands are larger, more populated, and have a wide variety of activities and things to do. The Operations Manager will review things to do on your own, as well as a variety of optional extra excursions (not included in your cruise fare).

OF BEACH DAYS AND BEACH SIPS
Please do not bring beverages ashore from the ship, as local vendors earn their livelihood selling drinks and renting chairs in some ports of call. When permissible, the crew will bring a beverage cooler to the beach for your enjoyment.

HOW ABOUT SNORKELING AND SCUBA?
Snorkel gear is available onboard at no cost. If you are interested in scuba diving, research diving opportunities prior to sailing, and make arrangements while on board.

LOOK SUNSATIONAL
The sun can be your best friend and give you a big dose of vitamin D — or your worst enemy. We strongly suggest using a high SPF sunscreen, and applying it often. We want you to look like you’ve been frolicking in paradise, not bathing in a cauldron of hot water. While we’re on the subject of encouraging… avoid insect bites by using insect repellent anytime you are outside. Apply after sunscreen.

THE ESSENTIALS

WHAT SHOULD I PACK?

Dress on board is casual. Ladies and gents planning to dine ashore may want to pack a sundress or a pair of trousers. Bath towels are provided, as are hair dryers.

Cabins have A/C and 110V electric outlets. CPAP machines are okay to bring if you re-quire one. Pack light. Cabin storage space is limited. Did we say pack light? Why yes, yes we did.

SAMPLE PACKING LIST

DON’T FORGET YOUR BOARDING INSTRUCTIONS, RETURN FLIGHT
INFORMATION, AND PASSPORTS. KEEP THEM IN YOUR HAND LUGGAGE,
ALONG WITH YOUR MEDICATION.

Travel delays and emergency contact:

877.772.4549

SEE YOU ON DECK!

Island Windjammers

ALWAYS ON ISLAND TIME

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