All Gay Caribbean Windjammers Vela 2016
Outings & Adventures has secured group rates at the True Blue Bay Resort for all confirmed guests for our 2016 sailings. Rooms are based on a first come first serve basis, so book early to secure your room! Our rates start at $156 a night, for up to 2 guests. The price includes all taxes and associated fees along with continental breakfast buffet for each each guest.
Use Promo Code: OQTBBR16
Offer is valid when booking on-line directly with True Blue Bay Resort
Let’s get flights and hotel booked and you’re ready to sail! Above is one great hotel we recommend AND we scored you a great rate. NEXT, book a flight, use miles, whatever it takes we want you on the ship with us. Our Windjammer Planning Guide is your starting point.
You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers! Where’s the shipped docked? Transfers, sips on the ship, will I get seasick and more pertinent information.
Oct 2 – 8 Sailing Guide <click sailing date to view
Oct 9 – 15 Sailing Guide <click sailing date to view
Music to Your Ears… and Ours Too
Can you play the kazoo? Have you mastered the art of strumming the guitar on your front porch swing? If you’re wildly entertaining, or mildly talented, bring your instrument along for the ride. Some guests enjoy center stage, while others just like to watch.
While we’re on the subject, bring your iPod, and take your turn at the dock. See what we did there? He-he.
The sun can be your best friend and give you a big dose of vitamin D — or your worst ene- my. We strongly suggest using a high SPF sunscreen, and applying it often. We want you to look like you’ve been frolicking in paradise, not bathing in a cauldron of hot water.
While we’re on the subject of encouraging… avoid insect bites by using insect repellent anytime you are outside. Apply after sunscreen
- Dress on board is casual. Ladies and gents planning to dine ashore may want to pack a sundress or a pair of trousers. Bath towels are provided, as are hair dryers.
- Cabins have A/C and 110V electric outlets. Pack light. Cabin storage space is limited.
- Sample Packing List:
- Swimsuit (S)
- T-Shirts & Shorts Sundress/Trousers
- Light Jacket/Sweatshirt
- Sun Hat
- Sunglasses / Reading Glasses Comfortable Walking Shoes
- Beach Towel
- Personal Toiletries
- Personal Medication (pack in carry-on) Suntan Lotion / Sunscreen
- Insect Repellent / Towelettes
- Mask & Snorkel if you prefer your own
We strongly suggest purchasing trip insurance to protect your investment. Travel insurance provides benefits to protect the cost of your travel arrangements, your belongings, and most importantly, you.
For more information or to reserve your cabin, please call our reservations department at 727.776.5213 or submit your inquiry online.
Reservations & Payment Terms
A cruise deposit of $1,000 per guest is required at the time of booking to guarantee your reservation and protect your reservation from price increases. A deposit of $1,500 per guest is required for Owners’ Suite reservations.
Deposits must be received within 24 hours from the time of booking. For reservations made within 190 days of the sailing date, full payment must be received within 24 hours from the time of booking.
Failure to submit payment within 24 hours will result in automatic cancellation of the reservation.
Acceptable Forms of Payment
Personal and agency checks are welcome outside of 90 days of sailing. Payments made by check must be drawn on a U.S. bank in U.S. funds. We also accept payments made via PayPal, to use this service there is a 5% transaction fee.
Final Payment is due no later than 190 days prior to sailing March 26, 2016 or space will be canceled and deposit forfeited. For your own personal budgeting purposes you may make interim payments at any time, however full payment must be received by March 26, 2016.
All bookings made within 190 days of sailing require immediate payment in full.
Checks will not be accepted for payment within 90 days of sailing.
Reservations are subject to cancellation if payment is not received by the due date.
To receive a deposit refund, notification of cancellation must be received by March 10, 2016
Cruises cancelled 190 – 181 days from the sailing date will receive a deposit refund, less a $400.00 per person cancellation fee. A cancellation fee of $600.00 per person applies Owners’ Suite reservations.
Cruises cancelled within 180 days of the sailing date are non-refundable and non-transferable. Contact O&A as soon as possible we may be able to recover a percentage of booking and offer it to you in cash after sailing or credit towards a future sailing. We do no guarantee the ability to resell your space.
Protect your investment. We strongly suggest purchasing trip cancellation insurance.
All passengers are required to have valid passports. Visas may be required for non-U.S. citizens in certain ports. Without the proper entry requirements, passengers may not be able to disembark in certain ports of call. All travel documents such as passports, visas, and proof of citizenship, required for disembarkation at various ports of call are the responsibility of the passenger. Consult your consulate to determine documentary requirements or entry permits. Passengers will not be permitted to sail without proper documentation. No refund of cruise fare will be given to any passenger failing to bring such documentation. Please note that passengers name must be exactly as it appears on his or her passport. Identification documents must be surrendered to the purser upon boarding and will be held until the end of the cruise.
Right to Refuse Passage
Outings & Adventures and tour operator Island Windjammers reserves the right to refuse passage to any guest for any reason. These include, but are not limited to: rude or antisocial behavior, health and/or safety risks to self or others, over consumption of alcohol, or possession of illegal substances.
Rights Reserved and Limits of Responsibility
The following terms and conditions and contract of passage contained in your cruise ticket govern the transportation of passengers and their baggage. It is recommended that you take the time to read the terms carefully, as reserving passage on the vessel constitutes acceptance of the terms.
Responsibility / Independent Contractor / Limit of Liability
Outings & Adventures and tour operator Island Windjammers, Inc.’s liability and responsibility does not extend beyond the vessel. Any arrangements made by or for the passenger before boarding or when disembarking are at the passenger’s own risk. Outings & Adventures and tour operator Island Windjammers, Inc. does not own or control airlines, ground transportation or hotels. Outings & Adventures and tour operator Island Windjammers, Inc. cannot be responsible for late arrivals resulting from unexpected delays or interruptions in travel.
As a convenience to our passengers, Outings & Adventures and tour operator Island Windjammers, Inc. may arrange shore excursions or other services which are operated by independent contractors. Outings & Adventures and tour operator Island Windjammers, Inc. shall not be responsible in any way for any damage, loss or injury arising in conjunction with services provided by these contractors. Any claim for injury or dissatisfaction with services must be addressed directly with the tour operator or service provider.
Outings & Adventures and tour operator Island Windjammers, Inc. reserve the right to refuse passage to anyone if the scheduled trip is judged to constitute a risk to his or her well-being, or that of other passengers.
The company’s responsibility does not extend beyond the vessel.
Any scheduled to appear guests such as but not limited to O&A Health and Wellness Coach, Justin Rockett, are subject to availability. Their attendance is not guaranteed and a replacement may or may not be available.
Advanced or Delayed Sailings/Itinerary Changes
Outings & Adventures and tour operator Island Windjammers have the right to cancel, advance, postpone or substitute any scheduled sailings, itinerary or port-of-call without notice. Outings & Adventures and tour operator Island Windjammers may, but is not obligated to, substitute another vessel for sailing and cannot be liable for loss to passengers by reason of such cancellation, advancement, postponement or substitution. The Captain’s judgment on any action or inaction is considered final. Reservations are subject to change in the event of a full ship charter.
Medical Condition/Physical Disability
Dietary requirements, medical conditions, or physical disabilities must be reported to Outings & Adventures and tour operator Island Windjammers when a reservation is made. The ship owners, their employees and agents reserve the right to refuse or revoke passage to anyone who is, in their sole judgment, in such physical or mental condition as to be unfit for travel, or who may require care and attention beyond which the ship owners or their employees can provide. Any complication due to medical/mental/physical conditions or disabilities that may arise or occur during a cruise will not be the responsibility or the liability of the ship owners, their employees or agents.
Tours/excursions are optional and not included in the cruise fare. Some tours are strenuous. Participants must be in good physical condition. Participants must have proper attire to participate in tours. Examples include hiking shoes, sneakers (no slick bottom shoes or sandals), and sunscreen. Tour operators act as independent contractors. Any claim for injury or dissatisfaction must be addressed to the tour operator directly.
Personal Property and Luggage
Outings & Adventures and tour operator Island Windjammers, Inc. are not responsible for luggage, personal property or loss, theft or damage of same. Travel documents (boarding pass, cruise ticket, passport and airline tickets), medications and valuables should be hand carried. We recommend packing light. We ask that you clearly label your luggage with your full name and cabin number. In the event luggage is lost or delayed in transit, O&A and tour operator IWJ will assist in retrieving the luggage, but will not be responsible for any costs incurred.
Smoking is allowed in open air areas only. Dispose of cigarette butts in appropriate receptacles. Cigarette butts are not bio-degradable and pose a threat to marine and wildlife. Absolutely no smoking in enclosed areas or below decks. This policy is strictly enforced. Fire is a serious safety hazard on board ship. Anyone caught tampering with smoke detectors, smoking in enclosed areas, or smoking while the ship is fueling, will be taken off of the ship at the closest island. He/she will be responsible for finding his/her own transportation back to Grenada.
During the course of a cruise, Outings & Adventures and tour operator Island Windjammers, Inc., may photograph, film, or record passengers and activities. Outings & Adventures and tour operator Island Windjammers, Inc. is hereby authorized to take and to use such photographs and videos for marketing and training purposes without being obligated to compensate the passenger.
Pets are not permitted.
Visitors are not allowed onboard due to security regulations.
In addition to the above conditions, passengers are also subject to Terms and Conditions as outlined on the Boarding Pass and Final Confirmation.
Schedules, rates, home ports and ports-of-call are subject to change without notice.
We’re available to answer any questions you may have, call us at: 727.776.5213