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dec 14

R.I.P., Windjammer?

Bye-bye, Windjammer? As an earlier blog post noted, Windjammer Barefoot Cruises ceased sailing operations in September. But it continued to sell cruises scheduled to launch in November. None of those November sailings happened.

Paul Motter, the editor of Cruisemates, is warning people not to give Windjammer any money, even though the company has not yet declared bankruptcy. That sounds like good advice, and it's shared by Carolyn Spencer Brown, editor of CruiseCritic.com.

[Update 12/17: On my first posting, I mistakenly said that Paul Motter was editor of Cruise Critic. I regret the error. Here's the latest news on Windjammer.]

This news is a blow to budget travelers because Windjammer's four yachts and schooners offered laid-back Caribbean itineraries on small ships for only $1,000 to $2,000 a week per person, including meals and taxes. If you need a refund, see this helpful webpage.

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Note:This story was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.

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