Travel Thursday: Roll My Windows Down and Cruise

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This week on Travel Thursday we are definitely escaping to a little life of luxury. Jetsetter is a swanky travel deal site (duh, it’s run by the brilliance at Gilt!) and when this trip on the “world’s largest sailing ship” popped up, I instantly had cabin fever… in my office. I’ve never been on a cruise. I worry a little about seasickness, etc, but this mega-yacht is changing my mind.

Check out Windstar’s sailing ship, Wind Surf. For a week on board the Wind Surf, there are two trips around the Mediterranean, and one ah-ma-zing week in the Caribbean, aptly called ‘Flavors of the Caribbean.’

travel deals, windstar wind surf cruise, jetsetter, jen darlingThis cabin is nicer than my house will be in 5 years when we’re done renovating it (hunny – we need a bigger budget). I was that kid who had to beg for SIX MONTHS to go and see Titanic – yes, it was in the theaters for that long! – and then had nightmares about drowning in boats and generally hating any light that resembled a porthole. This cabin whisks away those fears and my worry of claustrophobia. Sorry Jack, but who knew drapes could be so effective!travel deals, windstar wind surf cruise, jetsetter, jen darlingCan I just have that deck in my backyard? Pretty please? travel deals, windstar wind surf cruise, jetsetter, jen darlingSo where does this luxe trip take you? Start in St Maarten and head for Roseau, Dominica. Doesn’t is look like a fun town? I bet if you went only there you’d have a blast and dance the night away.

Then you’re on to St. Lucia (love it!), Guadelupe, Nevis, and St. Kitts before heading back to St. Maartin. Here’s the skinny on the cruise straight from JetSetter:

Windstar’s head-turning sailing ship Wind Surf takes you around some of the West Indies’ prettiest islands, slipping into bays and harbors frequented by yachtsmen, away from the big ship ports packed with people and commerce.

Your exclusive voyage begins in Philipsburg, the capital of St. Maarten, and starts with a day at sea so you can wind down to West Indies time, make new friends and enjoy the romance of real sailing before arriving at chic Martinique, a piece of France in the Caribbean. You’ll get a taste of Britain in pretty St. Lucia and the rain forest–clad eco-isle of Dominica, and you’ll enjoy an exclusive day out on the tiny French island of Les Saintes in Guadeloupe. And you’ll get a chance to ride the old sugar train in St. Kitts before journey’s end back in Philipsburg.

travel deals, windstar wind surf cruise, jetsetter, jen darlingMooring in small bays away from the crowds? Check.

Only 310 other passengers on board (of course you get to come Adam!) so you can make new friends or get privacy? Check.

Suit and tie (and any stuffy workaholic attitudes) not allowed? Check.

Seriously, if I wasn’t saving up for that bathtub, I would be booking this right now. The only bummer is Daphne couldn’t come along too!

Have you ever been on a cruise on a boat like this instead of one of the mega-cruisers? What do you think of this posh trip?

All images courtesy JetSetter.

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