January 18 - 24, 2015
You’re going to want to save this date…
…for the most exciting lifestyle cruise around.
Come aboard the Inaugural lifestyle cruise event on a Windjammer sailing ship. A totally new and unique Lifestyle cruise experience for couples and escorted singles.
The S/V Mandalay becomes our own private schooner, and the Grenadines our personal playground for a week of sun, sea, skin and lifestyle fun.
This is the last majestic ship in the Windjammer fleet still sailing the Caribbean islands, and Char Travel provides you the only opportunity for a Windjammer experience in a clothing-optional, lifestyle-specific event.
Harken back to the romance and exhilaration of actually sailing the caribbean waters. Add the excitement of a Lifestyle-friendly atmosphere with dozens of sexy couples.
This is a “Barefoot" (or bare anything) casual cruise dedicated to fun and excitement - not fashion. No dress-up, nothing formal and everything is easy-going. Pack for this one in a carry–on or your smallest suitcase.
- Fully clothing-optional
- For open-minded Adults-only
Space is limited.
We will have a special pre-cruise hotel party at the Radisson Grenada Beach Resort hotel in Grand Anse Granada.
There will also be a post-cruise Rehab pool party at the Radisson after the cruise while you wait for your flight out.
|January 17||pre-cruise Hotel party; St. George's Town, Grenada|
|January 18||Sailing at Sunset|
|January 20||Union Island|
|January 22||Tobago Cay|
|January 24||Am arrival, St. George's Town, Grenada|
Itinerary is not final and is subject to changes
Mandalay is truly an historic ship. This 236-foot barkentine was built in 1923 for financier E.F. Hutton and christened Hussar.
For many years, Windjammer Barefoot Cruises sailed Mandalay in the Caribbean, where she established an enviable reputation for delivering joy to her guests . She had a very loyal following, with "Jammers" repeating year after year.
On January 18th, 2012 Sail Windjammer purchased the Mandalay, with a commitment to maintain the culture of “Windjammer”. The Rum Swizzles, crab races, story time, Bloody Mary’s, peanut butter pates, theme parties, sleeping on deck and the playing of Amazing Grace are back, as are many of the former crew. Mandalay has been refurbished to recall her former glory. Always a favorite of Windjammer Barefoot sailors, Mandalay is welcomed back to the fleet of tall ships.
The Mandalay at a Glance
Berths: 31 Cabins; 60 berths
Length: 236 feet Ft
Beam: 33 feet Ft
Draft: 15 feet Ft
Pre-cruise "Stowayaway" party at the Radisson Grenada Beach Resort right on Grand Anse Beach.
Windjammer used to have a "Stowaway night" where you could spend the night before the cruise onboard to get the party started and meet your shipmates.
We are keeping the tradition alive with a "Stowaway night" pre-cruise hotel stay Saturday January 17th. So you can arrive the day before the cruise, or come in a few days early, to avoid any travel concerns. Relax at a beautiful beach-front resort hotel and get the party started with you cruisemates.
The ocean-front Radisson hotel is right on the picturesque beach in Grand Anse. This beautiful stretch of beach is just minutes from the airport and our cruise port of St. Georges.
A major shopping center is just a few minutes walk away for any last minute supplies you may need.
Umbrella's Beach Bar is only a short stroll down the beach, and a great place for drinks, munchies and music.
Post-Cruise "ReHab" pool party at the Radisson Grenada Beach Resort.
The ship gets into port early on Saturday, January 24th. We have planned an afternoon relaxing pool party at the Radisson for those of you with flights later in the day or evening while you wait for your flight out. For a small fee you can use the facilities, lounge by the pool, have lunch or watch the big screen tv at the poolside/beachfront bar.
The unique vibe onboard a Windjammer cruise is something you have to experience for yourself.
They are making special accommodations onboard for our cruise. Including:
Creating a top-deck romantic, sensual play area; under the stars
Special drink packages
Nude beach days
Theme Nights onboard:
Tropical Sexy night
Grenada: Our home port for the S/V Mandalay, where you will begin your sailing adventure! Known as the “Island of Spice” because of the abundance of locally grown spices, Grenada is one of the world’s largest exporters of nutmeg.
With a population of approximately 110,000, Grenadians are quick to share their island with unmatched warmth. Explore the island to discover amazing waterfalls, exceptional views, gorgeous beaches and opportunities for water sports and diving. View some of the only underwater sculptures in the world, created by English sculptor Jason de Caires, on an easily accessible dive or glass bottom kayak.
These are just some of the islands we have the option to visit. We'll settle on the exact itinerary upon sailing.
Bequia: Known as the “Island of the Clouds”, Bequia has a charm that has you feeling like home from the moment you arrive. Stunning sandy beaches, lush hillsides and breath taking views will have you unwinding by the minute.
Enjoy an island tour that will take you through local villages and views of the Caribbean blue seas. Top off your tour by visiting The Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary, founded in 1995 by Bequian Orton King to assist in the conservation of the endangered Hawksbill turtle. View the turtles at all stages of life, from hatchlings to adult.
Chatham Bay, Union Island: On the western side of Union Island, a magnificent bay with a long beautiful beach, backed by steep dramatic hills. A great spot for snorkeling, relaxing on the beach and soaking in the beauty of your surroundings. You can find beach bars that are operated by locals and enjoy a picturesque afternoon.
Mayreau: The smallest inhabited island of the Grenadines, with a population of about 250. With only a handful of roads, venture with us to the only village on the island and experience local bars and restaurants like no other! Or enjoy picture perfect, white sandy beaches, for a wonderfully relaxing day in the crystal clear water.
Tobago Cays: The Tobago Cays are an archipelago consisting of five small, uninhabited islands and make up the Tobago Cays Marine Park. Snorkel with the sea turtles in an established area off the beach in Baradel. Marked by buoys, explore this protected area to view turtles in their natural and magical habitat. Enjoy postcard worthy, picture perfect beach with leaning palms and white sand between your toes. Treat your eyes to views of every color blue in the Caribbean sea that you can imagine!
Carriacou: One of the largest islands in the Grenadines, the island is 13 square miles where residents livelihood revolves around fishing and boat building. The main town and port of Hillsborough welcomes you with local shops and dining.
Coral reefs surround the island, providing more great opportunities for snorkeling. Or soak up the sun on the beautiful sandy beaches. Enjoy an island tour to see spectacular views and local boat building, where locally made vessels are still in use today.
Sandy Island: Just off the coast of Carriacou, this u-shaped island is uninhabited and a Marine Protected Area. You are sure to enjoy phenomenal snorkeling, thanks to the many coral reefs right off the island.
Palm-fringed, white sandy beaches offer you tranquility and relaxation that will have you living your Caribbean dream. Enjoy the “rock sculptures” made by visitors to the island.
January 3 – 10, 2015
Join us for a unique experience on a luxury South American cruise that starts in Rio de Janeiro; explore the cobbled streets and gorgeous beaches of Buzios, sometimes called "the Saint-Tropez of South America”.
At upscale Punta Del Este discover the art of Casa pueblo and Ralli Museum (the first of five Ralli Museums operating in the World), famous beaches, and the huge seal colony at Isla de los Lobos (Sea lions Island) With an overnight stay in Buenos Aires.
Join this unique experience on a luxury South American cruise Come and see beautiful Rio de Janeiro, one of the most romantic cities in the world and Argentina the largest country in South America famous for its tango.
South America is a cruising destination well-known to be beautiful, exciting and diverse; this is a location that is perfect for a cruise away from the ordinary. Step away from the monotony of everyday life with an Azamara Journey into South America you'll never forget, come and experience Luxury Lifestyle Vacation Club's customized itinerary geared to the modern lifestyle couple. Meet other exclusive, high-end couples in an exquisitely-tailored setting offering the highest level of sophistication and service to you and that special partner in your life. Experience a lifestyles playground with elegantly-appointed décor, giant fantasy play rooms and a customized disco featuring international DJ's and a state of the art stripper pole for our guests to entertain us. Take in our live jazz band with saxophonist and percussion for those elegant moments out at sea.
|January 3||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|January 4||Buzios, Brazil|
|January 5||at Sea|
|January 6||at Sea|
|January 7||Punta del Este, Uruguay|
|January 8||Punta del Este, Uruguay|
|January 9||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|January 10||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
The Azamara Journey is a mid-sized beauty with a deck plan well-suited to the needs of modern voyagers. You'll never feel crowded in the comfortable social spaces of our bars, restaurants, lounges, Casino and Cabaret. Nor will you feel like a sardine jammed in around the pool, where our attentive staff is always ready to offer a complimentary bottled water, soft drink or fresh towel. Staterooms feature modern amenities, furnishings, and European linens. And one of the greatest features of this ship is the large number of staterooms with verandas. There's nothing better than opening your door to the fresh sea air and views. Azamara's friendly ships are an altogether wonderful place to call your home away from home!
• New dark blue-painted hulls
• New carpets and upholstery
• Re-surfaced pool with new sun loungers and pool towels
Stateroom & Suite Experience
• New mattresses in all suites and staterooms
• Newly refurbished balconies with upgraded furniture
Fitness & Spa Experience
• Upgraded steam room and showers
• New state-of-the-art Life Fitness cardio equipment
• New caviar and champagne bar in Aqualina
• New furniture and an expanded and new bar area in the Casino Bar
• New Chef’s Table concept with three wine degustation menus–Italian, French and Californian
• Freshly brewed Nespresso bespoke coffee for purchase at Mosaic Café
• New contemporary color palette in Mosaic Café, Discoveries Restaurant and Lounge
Information to come...
Azamara Cruises is setting a new bar for industry standards when it comes to onboard service. They have made it their business to provide you with anticipatory service each moment of your vacation. Whether it's something as simple as being greeted by name or perhaps it's your bartender remembering the fact that you like your cocktails light on ice, we want to impress you each and every moment they get a chance.
Forgo the crowds and experience a voyage tailor-made for today's discerning traveler aboard Journey. In addition to butler service in each stateroom and suite, Quest offers her guests more verandas than most cruise ships, so you can watch the world melt away into the fiery sunset.
Setting the Standard - Luxury Cabins
Club World Owners Suite
Stateroom: 560 sq. ft
Our Club World Owners Suite features a separate living room; floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors; master bedroom with two lower beds convertible to queen size; convertible sofa-bed; walk-in closet; dressing room with vanity; master bath with whirlpool tub; guest bathroom; private veranda; flat-screen television; DVD/CD player; refrigerator with mini-bar; thermostat-controlled air conditioning; direct-dial telephone and voicemail; desk; in-room safe; hand-held hairdryer.
Club Ocean Suite
Stateroom: Ranging from 430 to 508 sq. ft.*
Our Club Ocean Suite features separate living room; floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors; master bedroom with two lower beds convertible to queen size; convertible sofa bed; master bath with whirlpool tub; guest bathroom; private veranda; flat-screen television; DVD/CD player; refrigerator with mini-bar; thermostat-controlled air conditioning; direct-dial telephone and voicemail; desk; in-room safe; hand-held hairdryer.
* All measurements are approximate.
Club Continent Suite
Stateroom: 266 sq.ft
The Club Continent Suite features two lower beds convertible to queen size; floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors; sitting area with sofa bed; bath tub; private veranda; flat-screen television; DVD/CD player; refrigerator with mini-bar; thermostat-controlled air conditioning; direct-dial telephone and voicemail; desk; in-room safe; hand-held hairdryer.
Club Deluxe Veranda Stateroom
Stateroom: 175 sq. ft.
The Club Deluxe Veranda Stateroom features two lower beds convertible to queen size; floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors; sitting area with sofa bed; private veranda; flat-screen television; refrigerator with mini-bar; thermostat-controlled air conditioning; direct-dial telephone and voicemail; desk; in-room safe; hand-held hairdryer.
* All measurements are approximate.
Club Veranda Stateroom
Stateroom: 175 sq. ft.
Our Club Veranda Stateroom features two lower beds convertible to queen size; floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors; sitting area with sofa bed; private veranda; flat-screen television; refrigerator with mini-bar; thermostat-controlled air conditioning; direct-dial telephone and voicemail; desk; in-room safe; hand-held hairdryer.
Club Ocean Stateroom
Stateroom: Ranging from 143 to 170 sq. ft.*
Club Ocean Stateroom Staterooms features two lower beds convertible to queen size; flat-screen television; some with sofa bed; refrigerator with mini-bar; thermostat-controlled air conditioning; direct-dial telephone and voicemail; desk; in-room safe; hand-held hairdryer.
All category 07 staterooms have a panorama window with an obstructed view and are 143 sq. ft.
All category 08 staterooms have a porthole instead of a window.
* All measurements are approximate.
Club Interior Stateroom
Stateroom: 158 sq.ft
Our Club Interior Stateroom features two lower beds convertible to queen size; flat-screen television; refrigerator with mini-bar; thermostat-controlled air conditioning, direct-dial telephone and voicemail; desk; in-room safe; hand-held hairdryer.
Rio de Janeiro: Samba on down to Rio, famous for its dramatic landscape and beach culture, easy going except for the four days of frenetic, feather-festooned Carnaval. Check out the activity at one or two of the 23 beaches, crowded with sunbathers and swimmers, and also populated by surfers, bikers, and the girl from Ipanema. Pull up a chair at a Churrascaria, and dine on the delicious grilled meat of your choice, washed down with a Caipirinha, the national cocktail.
Buzios: Originally settled by European pirates and slave traders, this paradise found is a high-end resort with an international flair. More than twenty beaches beckon sun-worshipers and water sport enthusiasts, and the sophisticated boutiques of Rua das Pedras will delight shoppers.
Punta del Este: Its white sand beaches are very popular. Fashionable cafes and shops line the streets, and an evening harbor-front stroll will no doubt include a serenade by street musicians and entertainers. The town projects an artsy vibe, with a contemporary museum and the Brava Beach open air sculpture park, displaying large works in steel, concrete, wood, iron, and marble. Discover the art of Casa pueblo and Ralli Museum and the huge seal colony at Isla de los Lobos.
Buenos Aires: Welcome to elegant, cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, with its European colonial architecture and colorful mix of cultures; Argentina`s vibrant and lively capital, shop in the chic boutiques of Soho and Hollywood; and soak up the Italian flavor of La Boca where tango dancers and artists display their talents for passersby. Then top it all off with an Argentine steak, perfectly grilled over a fire of glowing coals, and washed down with an excellent glass of Malbec.
November 29 - December 2, 2015
Bliss Cruise presents the first Lifestyle-friendly, couples only cruise onboard the Celebrity Silhouette.
An extraordinary sailing experience on what is shaping up to be an incredible lifestyle event.
You can pre-book your cabins now at the lowest prices and secure your spot on the biggest cruise party of 2015.
Tentative itinerary (Subject to change):
November 29, 2015 Ft. Lauderdale, FL
November 30, 2015 At Sea
December 1, 2015 Cozumel, Mexico
December 2, 2015 At Sea
December 3, 2015 Falmouth, Jamaica
December 4, 2015 Labadee, Haiti
December 5, 2015 At Sea
December 6, 2015 Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Stay tunned for information on pre-cruise hotels and parties in the Ft. Lauderdale area.
Some of the ship's amenities:
Canyon Ranch SpaClub®
Relax and rejuvenate in our serene spa at sea. Experience the unique services of Canyon Ranch in a breathtaking setting.
Lawn Club Grill
Fire up your culinary passion. The bright and modern Lawn Club Grill celebrates the flavorful joys of outdoor grilling.
Qsine® is a uniquely unordinary experience with elements of surprise and delight. Our concept behind Qsine was to give you something you've never experienced before on land or sea. Leave any preconceived notions behind. Dig in and try new things. It's time your palate got a wakeup call. Our iPad® menus are fun, interactive, and full of surprises.
Eight chic, cabana-style settings comfortably accommodate up to four guests each.
Impeccable service, classic design, world-class cuisine and comfortable sophistication
Ft. Lauderdale, FL