I found this forum via a travel board as I plan for a westward circumnavigation
next year. This is not a sailing trip but just the normal around-the-world jaunt. It's not my first time around though and this time I'd like to do it without any airplanes for a bit more fun. So I have great options for the Pacific (container ship) and Atlantic crossings (looking at the Royal Clipper right now). However, the Atlantic crossing
option gets me only to Barbados
in Nov. 2010. While there are a couple of traditional cruise
lines that could get me from Barbados
back the U.S. I'd rather try to avoid that if I can.
So my question is this: what are my odds of simply finding rides from island to island going NW and eventually end up back in the U.S.? Or even just to Nassau
where I think there is a regular ferry
. Luckily money
isn't the biggest object for me but I'd also like to be home by Christmas
at the latest. Having zero experience with the sailing culture in the Caribbean
I'm not sure, even when willing to pay, how many options I'll have and how quickly the transit can get done.
I'd love any input from those who have sailed and lived in the area. I'm sure there are many here!
Thanks in advance!