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Old 03-10-2007, 14:08   #1
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Uh-Oh...Windjammer in trouble...

Story here: Cruise Critic News: Updated: Windjammer Experiencing Financial Difficulties

Windjammer Barefoot Cruises, one of America's last family owned cruise businesses, is seriously close to financial collapse, according to Cruise Critic's own research and stories today in the Miami Herald and Wall Street Journal. The Miami-based Windjammer operates a fleet of sailing vessels that are renowned for their ultra-casual attitudes, camp-like ambience, and itineraries in the Caribbean and Central America that focus on genuinely off-the-grid ports of call.

"When we got to the hotel we were informed that the ship was tied up and would not sail due to financial difficulties. We were also told that the crew had not been paid for three months and that the food for the ship was in a container but would not be off-loaded due to the fact it had not been paid for. We were forbidden to board the ship and Windjammer would not pay for our hotel, food, or tours that were promised at first."

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Old 03-10-2007, 16:23   #2
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Just be thankful you did not have a deposit on a sailing vessel built by Allied Boat Co. I heard many people lost their deposit because they declared bankruptcy. Thanks for the heads up.

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