They are known as the “Island Girls,” that’s what the two ships of Island Windjammers are nicknamed. They cruise the Caribbean blue taking guests to islands many cruise liners can’t get to. But it’s not just the exotic ports-of-call that makes sailing these Island Girls special, it’s the entire package. It’s the food, it’s the intimacy with fellow passengers and crew, it’s swizzle hour, and it’s letting the trade winds push you through the sea.
Many of you know I sailed on the Diamant, Island Girl #1, a couple years ago. We sailed north from Grenada and island hopped through the Grenadines, visiting places like Bequia, Mayreau, the Tobago Cays, and Union Island. It was a solo journey, but I was never alone, becoming good friends with passengers like the “Bama Babes”, and the one and only Blaise. It was an amazing experience, one I think about often.
The Sagitta, Island Girl #2, makes the Leeward Islands home, and like her sister, she visits some pretty amazing islands. Here is a visual rundown of the islands that Sagitta visits on her 6-day itinerary.
Home port of St. Maarten
(Photo from Magazine.FourSeasons.com)
St. Eustatius (Statia)
(Photo via maja.g on Flickr)
Some pretty amazing islands to be sure. I’ve heard that the itinerary of ports is flexible. For example, if all the passengers would rather visit Saba instead of St. Eustatius, the sailing schedule can be altered. You’ll never find personalization like that on a large cruise line. It’s just another reason why Island Windjammers is such a special company.
If you’ve sailed on the Diamant or Sagitta I would love to hear about your experience. Leave a comment below and tell everyone about your sail.