We just returned from a week on a catamaran with Tradewinds.We did it as a timeshare exchange with RCI. This was an amazing trip. We were on the Passion with Captain Dirk, who is excellent in all ways, a great sailor, dive captain and person. First mate Johanna is a great chef, mate, as well as a wonderful person. We felt lucky to have spent a week with such a wonderful crew. The cat was just as we expected. The public area was nice and cabins were ok, very small and functional, which is what you expect on a sail boat, think of it as camping in a travel trailer at sea! The food was excellent, above expectations and served with a smile by Johanna. The Grenadines were amazing! Some of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean and we have seen most of them. The water was crystal clear, great snorkeling and beautiful beaches. Tobago Cays is breathtaking and swimming with the sea turtles was great!
Were were lucky to have 3 other couples on board who were great fun and we all felt like family by the end of the trip.
There is a sales pitch to join the club, but it was fairly short and low pressure. Two of the 4 couples on board did sign on. We might have also but we already own time share in Aruba and with kids in college, finiancially it was just not in the cards.
If you are looking for a mega cruise ship type trip, this is not for you but if you are up for a sailing adventure, with great food, beautiful scenery, I would highly recommend Tradewinds.