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Rotterdam (NL) - Santa Cruz de Tenerife (ES)

13 December - 02 January 2018

20 days, Oosterschelde

From € 1600,-

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4 person cabin: € 1600,-
2 person cabin: € 1800,-

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Oosterschelde:
Rotterdam (NL) - Santa Cruz de Tenerife (ES)

13 December - 02 January 2018

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Escape the busy Christmas season and opt for simpler life in this fast-sailing journey from the rainy Netherlands to the Canary Islands! Join the Oosterschelde for almost 3 weeks, chasing the sun all the way to Tenerife. This is a delivery trip, which means few stops in ports and lots of sailing! As you sail south gradually the sky will get clearer and the temperatures higher, until you reach the Canaries, famous for their perfect sailing weather all year round. Disembark on the 2nd day of the New Year or sail on to Cape Verde – see the Rotterdam-Sal journey. Open to Windseekers of 15 years and older.

Ports

Rotterdam is the largest port of Europe, and a modern, bustling town. Much of the historic city centre was destroyed during World War II, but extensive rebuilding resulted in a modern, multicultural city with many architectural highlights. Rotterdam has excellent cultural facilities and a diverse nightlife; during the summer the city hosts a large number of events. Discover the city by bicycle and go for a coffee in Hotel New York, the former headquarters of the Holland America Line.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the shared capital of the Canary Islands, together with Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The central square Plaza de España is a real eye-catcher, situated between the ocean and the old, bustling city centre. Lose yourself in the crowded alleys, find a spot on one of the terraces, or leave town and discover the rugged volcanic landscape. The museum of Nature and Man is worth a visit. Chances are you’ll find pilot whales in the waters around Tenerife, so keep an eye out!

  • Rotterdam (NL)

  • Santa Cruz de Tenerife (ES)

Key points

  • Dates: 13 December 2017 - 2 January 2018
  • Embarkation: 10:00 / Disembarkation: 9:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum of 24
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Official language on board: English
  • Price includes: accommodation and meals, excludes drinks at the bar
  • Price excludes transportation costs to-and from the ports. Our travel counsellor can advise you and book your transfers
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • Need to take with you on board: towels
  • Contact your fellow-Windseekers via Windseeker facebook
  • You will sleep in a bunk/cabin
  • Barnabas (22) Hungary

    "IT WAS AN ABSOLUTE JOY TO STEER FOR HOURS WHEN THE WIND WAS BLOWING AND EVEN WHEN IT WAS COMPETELY DEAD. I LOVED TO SEE THE SEA, I LOVED THE SILENCE OF THE OCEAN."

  • Jet (31) Netherlands

    "As crew, there is nothing better then standing back and seeing the trainees do all the work and do it perfectly!"

  • Wietze (16) Netherlands

    "Teamwork is the key"

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Windseeker logs

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    – by Windseeker Jules

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    – by Windseeker Manon

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