SV Polynesia leaves Aruba to Portugal
On several opportunities, I’ve written about the sad state of former Windjammer Cruises ship SV Polynesia which remained chained in Aruba for nearly two years. Windjammer Cruises fell into hard times due to internal struggles between the owners and the debt left behind.
Windjammer Cruises was highly regarded by people who were on board in its heyday. They found the cruises to be unforgettable. Many long-lasting personal relationships commenced, while lots of different ports visited. The ships’ staff were as diverse 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. Unfortunately, I haven’t seen reports of its faith.