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The Luxury When Grenada-based tall-ship cruise line Windjammer Barefoot Cruises lowered its sails for the last time in 2007, its faithful followers rallied to keep its “barefoot cruising” alive and well and founded Island Windjammers, an unpretentious new luxury cruise line. Its intimate Diamant, a 12-passenger schooner, departs from Grenada to the Grenadines, with passengers able to spend their days exploring and snorkeling by the shores of the Tobago Cays, Carriacou, and other hidden gems that larger ships pass by. Onboard, guests can wake up each morning to a savory breakfast prepared with local ingredients, assist the crew in hoisting the sails, and unwind by taking in a Caribbean sunset with a tropical drink in hand.
The Value Late spring through early fall is low season; the rates have been reduced $100 to $1,599/person. Mention Sherman’s Travel when booking directly with Island Windjammers and save an additional $100 per person.
The Catch Summer is the Grenadines’ rainy season, so the weather can be unpredictable.
The Details 877/772-4549; www.islandwindjammers.com
From the Spring 2010 issue of Sherman’s Travel magazine.