Posted February 19th, 2005, 12:01 PM
Last edited by vinceygirl; February 19th, 2005 at 12:02 PM Reason: misspelled words
Let me start by saying I have never sailed any ships other than WJ's, nor would I ever choose too. The experience is hard to describe in words..........it's a feeling like none other. The WJ's are very intimate the largest ship I believe holds 130 passengers, the smallest 64. When waiting to take the launch ashore there is essentially no wait. The feeling of being herded on and off like cattle is non existent. Barefoot is the foot attire each and everyday except to go ashore. I never wear shoes on board. Most of the crew are West Indian who will share stories, history and in some cases will even introduce you to family if you visit the island they call home. Food is wholesome and good. Nothing gourmet. I have never had a meal I was disappointed in.
Casual is always the atmosphere. Accomodations are very basic, but always clean and comfortable. Lets be for real here, how much time do you spend in the cabin ???? I sleep, do my daily rituals and store my stuff that's all. The rest of my time is spent top deck meeting new passengers, learning about sailing, stars, culture, or off by myself reading, people watching, and most of all relaxing.
If you lack a sense of adventure, require all the comforts of home, need to dress for dinner in something more than a t-shirt and shorts, gourmet food, and someone to provide entertainment, then a WJ is not for you.
Have fun no matter what you choose. You will probably x paths with a WJ ship in your travels, when you do you will know it.