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Cerulean Blue



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2016 10:49 am    Post subject: Vela Room Choices Reply with quote

I was hoping someone that has sailed Vela would chime in on this topic. I'm looking for Pros and cons for the different rooms on the Ship. I'm looking into a RT St. Lucia in Jan or Feb 2017 and want to make an educated choice. The Deluxe and Compass cabins are what I'm interested in the most. The pictures show the major differences, but looking for an "insiders" opinion. My wife and I did a Diamant and Sagitta back to back a couple years ago and I really want to hit the high seas again!
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CB carib

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FANTASEA



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 5:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We are on Vela for 12 nights on April 24 and I will let you know. We have a Deluxe cabin, although I was hoping to get a cabin with upper and lower bunks. We have always had cabins with upper and lower bunks on previous sails, and although the cabins were quite small, they were cozy and I felt secure while under sail. It also helped us to get a good nights sleep because we weren't rolling into each other as I imagine we might if we were sharing a bed. It doesn't sound very romantic, but it worked out just fine! moonlitwater
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caribbeangirl
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Deluxe cabins have upper and lower berths. The Compass, Topsail and Owner's cabin have a queen size bed. I can only say in December I was thrown across the Compass cabin into the opposite wall a couple of times.
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Sandra
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Margo. Was some vodka involved? rolling rolling
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Paul
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The rolling puts me to sleep. Remember being in a typhoon on a flat bottom LST in the South China Seas. Now that was a ride Ill always remember.
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caribbeangirl
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sandra,
Unfortunately not. It was partially because of the good quality of sheets, nice and slippery and a very rough night.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rockin and rollin Navy style in the South china Seas.Yea
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FANTASEA



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2016 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

:D My bad, you are correct! We are in the compass cabin.
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sailorJM
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Topsail cabin was among the roomiest I saw on Vela, and I was glad it was our cabin. :D
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Owners cabin is huge. The bed looks bigger than a normal king. Lots of room to walk around and nice sized bath and shower.
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