All Gay Mandalay Cruise
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You do not want to miss the chance to explore the paradise of St. Lucia or see the beauty of Tobago Cays. Relax in luxurious hideaways and scuba dive in Union Island.
Come dance under the stars with us and create lasting friendships. It does not get any better than this.
- Visit waterfalls, hot springs, botanical gardens and the world’s only “drive-in” volcano at St. Lucia
- Explore St. Vincent’s lush tropical rainforest full of eco-adventures and its idyllic beaches
- Experience Union Island, a paradise for yachting enthusiasts, scuba divers, hikers and sun worshipers
- Take a trip to Tobago Cays where they have heavenly lagoons full of green turtles, coral reefs and colorful fish
- Have a remote get-away to Mayreau where you can relax and unwind
Day 1 : St. Lucia
A nature lover’s paradise, which is blessed by nature, St. Lucia has geographic and cultural riches enough to embarrass far bigger nations. The dueling Piton peaks serve as an inspiring landmark for sailors. You’ll have a chance to visit waterfalls, hot springs, botanical gardens and the world’s only “drive-in” volcano.
Day 2: St. Vincent
From St. Vincent’s lush tropical rainforest full of eco-adventures, to the idyllic beaches, coral reefs and turquoise lagoons of the Grenadines, St. Vincent is a tropical paradise for sailing, scuba diving, enjoying nature, and relaxing in luxurious hideaways.
Day 3 : Union Island
Welcome to Union Island, one of the undiscovered treasures of St. Vincent & The Grenadines. Unsophisticated, relaxed and friendly, Union is still off the beaten track. Once you land, you won’t want to leave. A charming destination and a great base to pick up a mooring and explore the natural beauty of this region, Union is a paradise for yachting enthusiasts, scuba divers, hikers and sun worshipers. There’s mile after mile of undisturbed sand and wild mangos for the taking.
Day 4 : Tobago Cays
The highlight of cruising the Grenadines is the Tobago Cays (pronounced keys). These uninhabited islets are ringed by pristine, white-sand beaches and clear azure waters. Imagine heavenly lagoons full of green turtles, coral reefs and colorful fish.
Day 5 : Mayreau
Breathtaking, awe-inspiring, and pristine are three words that come to mind when one thinks of the island of Mayreau. The smallest of all the Grenadine Islands, Mayreau Island is home to roughly 300 inhabitants, mostly fishermen and their families as well as individuals involved in the tourism industry. An isolated island, Mayreau welcomes visitors that are in search of a remote get-away to relax and unwind.
Day 6: Bequia
Bequia (beck-way) is the most perfect island in the whole Grenadines. You’ll be captivated by the island’s charm while strolling along the lovely harbor with its shops, restaurants, and pastel-painted gingerbread homes. Stunning beaches dotting the shoreline, accommodations to fit most budgets and a slow pace of life all help to create an environment that is unforgettable. There are fine restaurants, shops that retain their local integrity and enough golden sand and blue water to keep everybody blissful
Day 7 : St. Lucia
Disembark in beautiful St. Lucia.
We’re excited to announce our host hotel the Windjammer Landing Resort located in the Labrelotte Bay, Castries St. Lucia.
Bringing to mind the beauty and charm of a picturesque Mediterranean Village, Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort is unlike any destination you’ve witnessed. As a premium all-inclusive resort in St. Lucia, we pride ourselves on not just meeting our guests’ needs, but exceeding them, with extraordinary dining experiences and a wide range of island activities. Our resort features spacious beachfront and hillside villas many with full kitchens and luxury amenities, premier on-site dining at multiple venues, and exclusive access to a white sand beach. Take in stunning Caribbean views, book a rejuvenating spa treatment, or simply relax. Rooms range from the standard 425-square-foot Ocean View Rooms to sprawling four-bedroom villas with full kitchens, expansive decks, and private pools. The property is set into a steep, terraced hillside with views of the Caribbean.
History of the Mandalay ship
This 236-foot Barquentine was built in 1923 for financier E.F. Hutton and gifted to his wife, Marjorie Merriweather Post.
In 1935 this historic ship was sold to Norwegian shipping magnate G. Unger Vetlesen and his wife Maude Monell and was renamed Vema, a combination of Vetlesen and Maude.
World War II: Maude Monell donated Vema to the American war effort and was put into service as a merchant marine cadet training ship.
Vema was first put to use patrolling coastal waters for the US Coast Guard and later served as a barrack and training ship for the United States Merchant Marine.
In 1953 the Lamont Geological Observatory (now the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory [LDEO]), a research unit of Columbia University leased the vessel and soon bought it, becoming renowned as one of the world’s most productive oceanographic research vessels.
After its career as a research vessel, she entered a new career as a cruising yacht, the S/V Mandalay, accommodating 58 Passengers and about 24 Crew with teak decks and original wood work throughout the ship.
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