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Christina Johnston

Age: 41

Occupation:Teacher

Number of Cruises: 1

Cruise Line: Windjammer Barefoot

Ship: Yankee Clipper

Sailing Date: N/A

Itinerary: Southern Caribbean


We just returned from our first cruise on Windjammer's Yankee Clipper. It was the most fun that we have ever had. We visited Grenada and cruised to St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

We had concerns about sea sickness and decided to use the patch. Consequently, we had not problem. The ship did rock quite a bit, however, causing 2 crew member to become sick the first night.

Our cabin was below deck (standard) with a private head/shower. It was a comfortable size, however, the lower bed was not large enough for two. I slept on the upper bunk and my husband slept on the lower. It worked out fine. I would NOT recommend a room on the upper deck. Most of our time was spend on the islands or on deck when sailing...not in our room.

Most of our typical days began with sailing at 6:00 am and Bloody Mary's, followed by breakfast at approx 7:30. We then went ashore or on an excursion (I would recommend the powerboat ride to the falls in St. Vincent). Lunch was served on top deck for those who did not go ashore. Rum Swizzles (Rum Punch) were served at approx 4-5:00...yum! Dinner was generally served in the dinning room at approx 7:00 pm. All food was great! You do have the option to go ashore to dine if you'd like.

Most of the people on board were couples (of all ages). We had plenty of opportunity to meet everyone and made several new friends. Most were lovers of the outdoors and were just looking to have a good time.

I would recommend taking EC (Eastern Caribbean currency). The banks are not open on Saturday or Sundays. We had some difficulty exchanging traveler's cheques and cashing large US bills.

Overall, we had a fantastic time. It is really a bummer that we had to come home. We will definitely do it again!

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