Occupation:salon operations analyst
Number of Cruises: 2
Cruise Line: Windjammer Barefoot
Sailing Date: N/A
My Husband and I decided to take a Windjammer barefoot cruise, rather then a large luxury cruise ship mainly because we love the water. We both agreed that the larger ships seemed more like a hotel on land; where you could easily forget you’re actually on the ocean. We also loved the idea of casual dress and dining, like lunch served on the beach!
We took the Legacy, around the Bahamas. We would have preferred the Polynesia (St. Maarten and BVI) but it was booked when we could travel. As it turns out, a passenger who travels with Windjammer several times a year said he prefers the Legacy, which was great to hear.
We checked into the ship, with rum swizzles waiting along with a very friendly crew. Our cabin was a bit small, as expected but how much time are you the cabin? The bed was surprisingly very comfortable; the bathroom was large and had great water pressure. The first night we had a BBQ on the deck outside. I reminded my husband “this is why we decided on Windjammer!” The food was great, drinks were great and inexpensive and the guests, mostly friendly, talked like ‘old friends’.
At night, when the sails went up and we left the port, it was really beautiful. Some guests ran to hoist the sails, some lay on the deck gazing at the sails and the stars. I loved the gentle rocking from the waves; one night we were rocked to sleep, while outside on the deck.
The ship provided a variety of activities. We went snorkeling, scuba diving, visited an uninhabited island, and took trips to town. There was also a kayaking trip, other dives and dolphin swims. At night, on the deck, there was dancing, movie night and contests, activities on the islands we visited.
Over all, I am sure you could tell we had a great trip. We are already thinking of when we can go again!