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Bon Voyage Polynesia

Wind Jammer SV Polonysia
SV Polynesia leaves Aruba to Portugal

I’ve written on many occasions the sad state of  former Windjammer Cruises ship SV Polynesia which was chained in Aruba for almost two years. Windjammer Cruises fell into hard time due to internal struggles between the owners and left debt behind.

Windjammer Cruises was highly regarded by people who have cruised with them before. They found the cruises to be unforgettable. Many long lasting relationships were built, while lots of different ports were visited. The ships’ staff were as divers as the port of calls were.

I really thought that SV Polynesia was going to end up on the bottom of the ocean as no party showed any interest in acquiring this beauty. Finally someone (company) bought the ship in foreclosure. On Friday the 13th it left Aruba, headed for Portugal. This old fisher boat might return to its old glory.

By Gabriel

Informing travelers about Aruba since 2007, and trying to provide value to Aruba visitors.

9 replies on “Bon Voyage Polynesia”

I’m glad to see she won’t be at the bottom of the ocean somewhere. My husband worked on the ship (and on the Mandalay). I have sailed on the Poly about 8 times and loved every min of it. Thank you for your post about her moving. Just happen to come across it today.

I also met the love of my life who became my wife 10 years ago on the Polly, it was the best cruise of my life. The Polly maybe gone but will never be forgotton

Do you have any update since 2009? My husband and I sailed on the Poly in 1985 and it is one of my most favorite vacation memories! We were upset to read that she was in disrepair. Did she make it to Portugal?

I am glad also. My 1980 vacation was two weeks on the Polynesia.

I met lots of friends. Partied a lot. And had the immense pleasure of being at the help for a night between island. Forgot which ones but made record time of 9 hours…great winds that night.

I still have my cert from the Captain and always will cherish the memories.

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