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Sail from Europe to South America 

Sail from Mainland Europe to South America in 2018. 69 days at sea. 4 ocean voyages, 1 amazing sailing adventure. 

If you’re looking for epic, then look no further. Four ocean voyages and over 69 days of sailing adventure. This trip has ‘Bucket List’ written all over it. Sail from the Netherlands to Uruguay via Portugal, Tenerife and Cape Verde.

Join one, two, three, or ALL FOUR legs of this tall ship ocean voyage. The adventure from Europe to South America is divided into four distinct legs which range from 10 to 34 days each. Combined it’s a 69 day odyssey.

You are the crew on this spectacular adventure. You’ll have plenty of time to come to know the ins and out of the ship as well as your fellow trainees – who will feel like family in no time at all. You don’t need any prior sailing experience to enjoy this transatlantic crossing to the fullest. The tall ship serves as a training vessel which means you will learn all that you need to know as you go. It’s a hands on adventure in every sense of the word. If you do have prior experience on tall ships or yachts, then polish off those sea legs and join us.

Choose your leg (or legs):

  • Voyage Leg 1 Scheveningen, Netherlands to Cascais, Portugal: The journey to South America starts in the Netherlands where Olivier van Noort, sailed from in 1598 to become the first Dutchman to circumnavigate the world. This first voyage is 13 days in length and ends in Cascais, Portugal.
  • Voyage Leg 2 Cascais, Portugal to Tenerife, Canary Islands: The second leg is a 12 day leg which will take the voyage crew from Porto to the pristine Spanish Canary Island port of Tenerife. It’s here that preparations for the Transatlantic crossing will be made.
  • Voyage Leg 3 Tenerife, Canary Islands to Cabo Verde, Verde Islands: Leaving Europe behind the ship will set sail towards the Cape Verde Islands for a 10 day sail to Cabo Verde.
  • Voyage Leg 4 Cabo Verde, Verde Islands to Montevideo, Uruguay: Set sail from Cabo Verde for a true ocean crossing all the way to South America reaching Montevideo, Uruguay 34 days later.

Joining the crew, participating in the sailing, and helping to run the tall ship is a major part of the on board experience. You’ll get a real taste of life at sea. Participation depends on your interest level and your physical condition. If you want to be challenged, you will be. If you want to have the adventure of a lifetime, you will.

Participants can choose to do one or more of the voyage legs and a great deal is available for those salty seadogs want to take part in the full 69 day adventure from Europe to South America.

The Ship

Sail across the Atlantic Ocean The vessel is registered as a sail training tall ship and as such you will be mustered as voyage crew. This means that, more so than on a passenger ship, you will get extensive safety instructions and we ask you to join in the watch system.

Participating in sailing and running the tall ship is part of the overall experience on board. The level of participation will depend on your interest and physical condition. On deck you work together with the permanent crew. The watch system consists of joining the permanent crew for 4 hours, after which you will be off for 8 hours.

NO SAILING EXPERIENCE NEEDED

Everyone is welcome to take the helm, set sails, assist with manoeuvres, navigation, weather observations, furling the sails on the yards and much more. The permanent crew will give lectures and instruct you during the voyage in steering, navigation and line handling.

This will be done in a “Dutch” style, so without yelling, blowing whistles and so on. Also, you will find no uniforms on board!

Crossing the ocean properly with a square rigger under sail like this tall ship is a team effort, so we appreciate every input from the voyage crew. Sailing experience is not necessary. Instructions will be given in watch responsibilities, basic sail theory, line handling, steering and navigation.

TEAMWORK
One hour on board and it will instantly be clear: teamwork has to be the key to this beautiful traditional sailing vessel. No winches, but an infinity of lines; at first glance maybe a complete jungle. The hundreds of blocks look like spiders in their webs. The novice sailor will be introduced to these matters every day and, after a few weeks, all those lines, blocks, stays, booms with their impossible names and functions become an open book.

VARIOUS PLACES FOR RELAXING
The ship is ideal for ocean crossings and longer voyages, with various places for relaxing: library, lounge, poker corner and deckhouse. These different areas allow you to do your own thing: perhaps some quiet reading or a more active role in the social life in the deckhouse. The ship is equipped with a DVD player, a CD player, i-Pod connection and radio. There are four 2-person cabins, four 4-person cabins and four 6-person cabins. The comfortable cabins each have an en-suite toilet and shower.

MEALS ON BOARD
An experienced cook and cook’s assistant will prepare three meals a day. The general meal times on board are:
Breakfast: 07:00 – 09:00
Lunch: 13:00
Dinner: 19:00
Coffee and tea: 10:00, 14:00, 16:00, 20:00

Baking of bread and cookies is done at night.
At sea, midnight snacks are prepared, usually during the dog watch (24:00-04:00)

HISTORY

The ship was built in 1911 at the Stulcken shipyard in Hamburg, at the request of the city of Hamburg. The ship was put into service as a lightship on the river Elbe, and later worked as a stand-by vessel. In 1986 the ship was brought to the Netherlands. Over a period of 8 years, she was completely rebuilt and rigged as a three-masted bark.

The rebuilding and conversion to a sailing vessel was carried out under the supervision of the Dutch Shipping Inspection, Bureau Veritas and Register Holland. She sails with worldwide certificates from each of these authorities and she complies with the highest requirements for sailing ships.

For more information about life on board and the vessel please complete the Enquiry Form.

Leg 1: Scheveningen, Netherlands to Cascais, Portugal:(13 days)
The journey to South America starts in the Netherlands where Olivier van Noort, set sail in 1598 to become the first Dutchman to circumnavigate the world. This first voyage is 13 days in length and ends in Cascais, Portugal.

Embarkation: 3rd September 2018, 17:00, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Disembarkation: 15th September 2018, 9:00  Porto, Portugal
Days: 13
Fare 4/6 person cabin: EUR 1,300
Fare 2 person cabin: EUR 1,560

 
Leg 2: Cascais, Portugal ­- Tenerife, Canary Islands (12 days)
The second leg is a 12 day leg which will take the voyage crew from Porto to the pristine Spanish Canary Island port of Tenerife. It’s here that preparations for the Transatlantic crossing will be made.
Embarkation: 16th September 2018, 17:00, Porto, Portugal
Disembarkation: 27th September 2018, 9:00, Tenerife, Canary Islands
Days: 12
Fare 4/6 person cabin: EUR 1,200
Fare 2 person cabin: EUR 1,440
 
Leg 3: Tenerife, Canary Islands to Cabo Verde, Verde Islands (10 days)
Leaving Europe behind the ship will set sail towards the Cape Verde Islands for a 10 day sail to Cabo Verde.
Embarkation: 29th September 2018 17:00, Tenerife, Canary Islands
Disembarkation: 8th October 2018, 9:00, Cabo Verde, Verde Islands
Days: 10
Fare 4/6 person cabin: EUR 920
Fare 2 person cabin: EUR 1080
Leg 4: Cabo Verde, Verde Islands to Montevideo, Uruguay (34 days)
Set sail from Cabo Verde for a true ocean crossing all the way to South America finishing reaching Montevideo, Uruguay 34 days later.
Embarkation: 9th October 2018, 17:00, Cabo Verde, Verde Islands
Disembarkation: 11th November 2018, 9:00 Montevideo, Uruguay
Days: 34
Fare 4/6 person cabin: EUR 2,720
Fare 2 person cabin: EUR 3,400
 
Combination Voyage Options
44 day transatlantic ocean crossing from Tenerife, Canary Islands to Montevideo Uruguay

A real ocean crossing from Europe to South America including Neptune’s visit as you sail across the Equator.

Embarkation: 29th September 2018, 17:00, Tenerife, Canary Islands
Disembarkation: 11th November 2018, 09:00, Montevideo, Uruguay
Days: 44
Fare 4/6 person cabin: EUR 3,450 
Fare 2 person cabin: EUR 4,230
69 day ocean adventure from Scheveningen, Netherlands ­- Montevideo, Uruguay

The full 69 day sailing adventure from Europe to South America including a 44 day transatlantic crossing.

Embarkation: 3rd September 2018 17:00, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Disembarkation: 11th November 2018, 09:00, Montevideo, Uruguay
Days: 69
Fare 4/6 person cabin: EUR 4,900
Fare 2 person cabin: EUR 6,300
General information
All fares mentioned are per person and including all meals on board, coffee and tea. The fares exclude drinks at the bar, travel and cancellation insurance and transfer to and from the ship.
The cabins are shared between 4 and 6 people as male or female cabins. There are 3 x two person cabins on board and these are only available to people booking in pairs.

Rich: “What are some of my favourites aboard this great tall ship? The food has to be near the top of my list; every meal has wonderful Dutch cheeses and meats, two days ago we had pork chops, yesterday we had lamb roast. The list goes on and on. There is hot coffee and tea 24 hours every day. I enjoy meeting the diverse mix of people from many different countries and hearing of their life experiences.”

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