FORT LAUDERDALE, FL -- SinglesCruise.com, the United States’ largest organizer of hosted singles cruises, announced that for the first time ever, it has booked out an entire ship, meaning its guests will enjoy exclusive access to all that the majestic, windjammer sailing vessel S/V Mandalay, operated by Sail Windjammer, has to offer July 3-9, 2016. The six-night barefoot cruise, departing from Grenada, will make stops at seven unique islands allowing guests to swim, snorkel, relax and enjoy the crystal clear Caribbean waters. Since SinglesCruise.com clients will be the only guests onboard, they will have access to unique activities such as raising the sails at sunset with live music and taking a turn at the helm; in addition, snorkeling gear will be included for each guest with their cruise.
“We are so excited to bring the adventure and romance of an intimate sailing ship experience to our SinglesCruise.com guests. Because the guest to crew ratio is roughly 3-to-1, those onboard the Mandalay will have the opportunity to interact with the crew, which is something you cannot get on a typical cruise or river cruise,” said Jody Ryland, Vice President of SinglesCruise.com. “The well-maintained, graceful, tall ship offers guests a chance to partake in raising the sails or they can just enjoy the warm Caribbean air filling the sails along with likeminded, adventurous travelers. SinglesCruise.com is well-known for generating a sense of community among single travelers, and we are thrilled to offer this unique experience to our clients.”
“SinglesCruise.com clients will have the opportunity to sail to unspoiled beaches, hidden inlets and sparkling warm waters that most conventional cruise ships simply cannot reach,” added Ryland. “This relaxing vacation merely requires flip-flops, a swimsuit and a sense of adventure. Our clients will be able to immerse themselves in the culture of the islands and life at sea – and they will get the chance to experience the Caribbean in a way few others have ever seen or even dream of.”
Islands/ports of call will include:
Grenada: This is the home port of the S/V Mandalay, where the sailing adventure begins. 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.
Bequia: Known as the “Island of the Clouds,” Bequia has stunning sandy beaches, lush hillsides and breathtaking views. Guests can enjoy an island tour through local villages and views of the Caribbean blue seas. Guests can also enjoy a trip to The Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary, where they can view turtles at all stages of life, from hatchlings to adult.
Chatham Bay, Union Island: This island is located on the western side of Union Island, with a magnificent bay and long beautiful beach, backed by steep dramatic hills. SinglesCruise.com clients will enjoy excellent spots for snorkeling, relaxing on the beach and soaking in the beauty of picturesque surroundings.
Mayreau: There are about 250 people on what is the smallest inhabited island of the Grenadines. With only a handful of roads, singles sailing with SinglesCruise.com can venture to the only village on the island and experience local restaurants and culture.
Tobago Cays: The Tobago Cays are an archipelago consisting of five small, uninhabited islands and make up the Tobago Cays
Marine Park. Guests can snorkel with the sea turtles in an established area off the beach in Baradel. They can enjoy postcard worthy beaches with white sands and leaning palm trees.
Carriacou: The island is 13 square miles and one of the largest islands in the Grenadines. The main town and port of Hillsborough welcomes guests with local shops and dining. Guest can also enjoy coral reefs surrounding the island, soak up the sun and take a special island tour to see spectacular views.
Sandy Island: This u-shaped island is located just off the coast of Carriacou and is a Marine Protected Area. Guests will enjoy phenomenal snorkeling, white sandy beaches and “rock sculptures” made by visitors.
SinglesCruise.com will offer a pre-cruise option for its clients in Grenada, allowing guests to get to know one another face-to-face prior to embarking on their journey. Also, as is customary with all SinglesCruise.com sailings, there will be exclusive guest activities, clients will have access to a private online group to network with other single cruisers prior to their trip and free roommate matching that cuts the cost of having a single stateroom by hundreds of dollars.
Cruise and vacation enthusiasts interested this intimate, barefoot, singles sailing vacation can find more information by going here. For more details on SinglesCruise.com or any other upcoming vacations, go to www.SinglesCruise.com or call 800-393-5000.
SinglesCruise.com offers hosted singles cruises throughout the year to top destinations such as the Caribbean, Mexico, Europe and Alaska. Founded in 1991, SinglesCruise.com is part of Travel Leaders Group, which is the largest traditional travel agency company in North America with approximately $19 billion in annual sales volume through over 6,000 locations.