February 02-09, 2016 (BVI):
From guests aboard the 76 ft catamaran AKASHA in mid February
The Oswaldo Team,
I can’t think of a better way to celebrate our 25th with our 4 kids and spouses. It was the trip of a life time. Watching Purdy beat IU at Foxys was icing on the cake. The Akasha is an engineering masterpiece. How do they do it? The team work and leadership of the entire crew was unbelievable. In my 50 years of travelling you are the best crew of all time.
Dear Oswaldo, Briar, Sam and Krystie,
Thank you so much for the wonderful vacation! You all took such great care of us! I was getting used to being so pampered…..now I have to go home and go to work. What a top notch crew! We have had the best food, drink and service.
Best of luck going forward!
Chris and Cindy
What a wonderful time we had on the Akasha! The crew was so accommodating and friendly. We have 4 new friends….Oswaldo, Briar, Sam and Krystie! The food was amazing Briar.
Brian and Stacy
Awesome trip all around. We love you all and wish we could take you all home. Hope to see you all again on another voyage.
Doug and Julie
The perfect trip here on Akasha. Team (Oswaldo) Cruz doesn’t have one detail to change. Oswaldo has a gift of patience and leadership – exemplified when he teaches/refreshes scuba divers and leads his crew. Briar’s gift in the kitchen is nothing short of remarkable. Sam and Krystie are just the most dynamic duo – always smiling and helping with style and grace. We already miss you all!
Until next time!
Kris and Doug
Certainly, this was a week to remember! All of us had the best time. Loved the boat, so roomy and comfortable - but it was the outstanding crew that made all the difference!Oswaldo and Briar your example sets the tone on board. So cheerful and accommodating - and the food was outstanding! Jos and Julia, you took such great care of us all! Many thanks for all the details you’ve helped us with. For me, this week was a dream come true. Having our two sons, and their brides to be all together for a beautiful week of laughter, sunshine and memory making was the greatest gift. I am so grateful! With the hope of returning for a future visit - I leave you today happy and content!
Wishing you all the best,
January 09-14, 2016 (Virgin Islands):
What a magnificent vacation! Seven of us, ranging from 40-ish to 70 ish. Various ones of us have spent many trips in the Caribbean but if we added the best of all the past trips together it would not even come close to this trip.Akasha is a great boat and very well cared for, the crew are incredible. Oswaldo, Briar Julia and Jos were great both collectively and individually. They worked together as a well co-ordinated team without any evident effort. They all figured out all of us so as to know just how to teach and encourage us in all our attempts at new skills in the watersports. With all of us going in different directions on the water they still knew exactly where we were and the tender was on scene immediately for a capsized sailboat or just obvious tired paddlers. We all felt comfortable pushing our limits under their watchful eyes and instruction.Briar’s meals were outstanding. We all broke our pledges to not gain weight on the first day aboard! Oswaldo was always everywhere and knew what we were all doing, in addition to doing the captain thing as if he had been doing it for decades. Jos and Julia were always right there, anticipating every need, even the ones we didn’t know about! We would follow this crew to any boat.
The Archibalds, Mocklers and Rossettos
December 27, 2015- January 03, 2016 (Virgin Islands):
Sailing around paradise on a beautiful boat with our family was the best way to ring in the New Year! Having never done anything like this before, I had no idea what to expect, in the way of comfort, safety, activities, food …….I was AMAZED on every font.Julia, The perpetual cocktail hour was lovely, as was all of your attentive service.Jos, Thank you for your tireless indulgence of all of our recreation whims.Briar, We have never been so spectacularly well fed. We will surely remember you fondly every time we sit down to a meal without fresh bread or fresh muffins..Oswaldo, You make captaining an enormous luxury catamaran look like a breeze. You run a fabulous show!
Thank you all for your gracious, patient, expert, charming service. You all made this week a trip we’ll never forget.
Cheers to you in 2016!
December 19-26, 2015 (Virgin Islands):
THANK YOU Oswaldo, Briar, Julia and Jos. I can not think of one more thing you could have done to ensure a fabulous vacation for ALL of our family. And pleasing 3 generations - not easy! In fact you thought of things we could not have thought of. Thank you for the wonderful Christmas gifts and for sharing your Christmas with us. I wish the all of you all the best and hope I can sail with you again.Love Kathy Akasha Crew,Xmas cruise through the BVI. Thank you for taking such great care of our family. Your every expectation was exceeded and we couldn’t have asked for better, more personalized service. The food was the “bomb” - we all head home a bit more “satisfied” in our stomach area, LOL.
Cheers and Au Revoir, Happy New Year,
November 20-28, 2015 (Virgin Islands):
Dear Akasha crew,T
hank you for a fabulous 8 days! Everything was “over the top” from the cuisine and making us feel like one big family. Julia, you are so sweet and always the bringer of our favorite beverage with a smile. Jos, your willingness to always be there to help with the watersports, fishing, snorkeling and diving. And always ready with a dry towel. Briar, your menus were so well chosen and your talents in the kitchen are deserving of awards. Oswaldo you are the best captain, able to put us in the best places for scenery and super snorkeling. Your handling of the Akasha is impressive.
We love you all,