S/V Mandalay Tall Ship Cruise
Sail Windjammer purchased the S/V Mandalay on January 18th, 2012, and brought her from Panama back home to St. Georges, Grenada, West Indies. The voyage back was followed on the internet by Windjammer fans everywhere. She has been lovingly restored and many say she is more beautiful than she ever was. The S/V Mandalay celebrated her inaugural sail under Windjammer Sailing Adventures in July of 2012. Staff from Tropical Sails went aboard right away!
The S/V Mandalay turned 90 this year! This 236 ft. sailing ship is the former luxury yacht of financier E.F. Hutton and shipping magnate George Vettleson. Built in 1923, she was christened “Hussar”. In 1953, as “Vema” she was used for oceanographic research by Columbia University. In her 90 years she has seen many oceans.
The S/V Mandalay was so expertly built and has been so well maintained, that you can be a part of her history too. We invite you to come aboard and experience the magic for yourself. The engines look shiny new and the cabins have all been updated including climate control!
Discover Caribbean Islands that conventional cruise ships just can’t bring you to. Experience secluded beaches, swim with the sea turtles and let the warmth of the Caribbean waters soothe your soul. The Mandalay sails weekly out of her homeport in Grenada. Our itinerary is ever changing, visiting islands such as Bequia, Mayreau, Tobago Cays, Union Island, Carricacou and more.
Tropical Sails Corp is pleased to tell you that the Windjammer culture is alive and well with the return of sticky bun, rum Swizzles, crab races, story time, deck parties, knot tying, sailing and star gazing classes, sleeping on deck, games, the playing of Amazing Grace while raising the sails and much more!
Days begin with sticky buns and bloody Mary’s, followed by a full breakfast. On the top deck the Captain gives the orders of the day during story time. Most participate in the raising of the sails. Beach time, sailing time or lunch time follows. An island adventure to be sure, perhaps to pick up the evenings wine. Swimming with turtles or off the side of the ship occupies your afternoon. Before you know it, it is swizzle time. This include rum portioned by the Captain in response to your enthusiasm for the daily chores. Silly games, crab races and a full dinner. Evenings may involve culture walks, follow the leader or relaxing on the top deck.
One Week Pricing- She sails every Sunday evening returning Saturday morning for a six night sailing cruise.
Standard Cabins – $1599
(below deck- bunk beds)
Commodore Cabins – $1699
(larger cabins below deck with bunk beds. Lower bunk is a full double)
Admiral Suites – $1799
(cabins on main deck with double lower bunk and upper pullman)
Kings Cabin – $1899
(double sized cabin with shower separate from the bathroom and a 6’9”x 5’8” bed)
*$400 discount on second week of back-to-back regular one week sails.
•All prices are per person, based on double occupancy
•Port charges of $99 apply as a per person rate
•Single Shares are available at the per person rate and we will pair you up with another single of the same sex
•Single occupancy is available at 175% of the per person rate
•Third Passenger prices are as follows: $1199 for Commodore Cabin and $1299 for Admiral Cabin.
Airfare available from Tropical Sails Corp
Travel Insurance is available from Tropical Sails Corp.
Give Tropical Sails at 800-595-1003 today to book your adventure.