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Lunenburg (CA) - Pitcairn (PN) - Cook Islands (CK)

19 March - 01 August 2018

135 days, Picton Castle

From € 13160,-

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Picton Castle:
Lunenburg (CA) - Pitcairn (PN) - Cook Islands (CK)

19 March - 01 August 2018

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From East Canada to The Pitcairn Islands and from French Polynesia to Cook Islands, this journey will bring you into an outstandfing adventure. By crossing The Panama Canal you will reach the Pacific Ocean in no time; there, wonderfull landscpaes and tropical islands will await your arrival. Enjoy the intense and warm summer sun on the deck in this epic voyage of over 4 months. Once you’ve reached the Cook Islands, the Ship will continue her journey around the globe. Check out the other parts of this amazing cruise on the website! No sailing experience required. Open for all Windseekers, minimum age 18 years.

Ports

Lunenburg is a Canadian port town in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia. Historically the town was involved in several wars, including the American Revolution. Today the town is a fishery port and has several small shipyards that have managed to preserve the skills of the sailing era. Did you know that the replica of the ‘Bounty’ was built here? Visit the historic city centre on foot or by horse and carriage, and enjoy a leisurely hike in the grassy hills of the surrounding countryside.

Cook Islands is an island country in the Pacific Ocean, and an associated state of New Zealand. With the population of about 20,000 people and 100,000 visitors each year Cook Islands' main income comes from tourism. Relax on one of the many beautiful beaches and lagoons, challenge yourself by climbing Te Rua Manga or take a stroll in the shades of Maire Nui Botanical Gardens. For full immersion in the local culture take part in Sunday service at the Christian Church – in Maori language.

  • Lunenburg (CA)

  • Cook Islands (CK)

Key points

  • Dates: 19 March 2018 - 1 August 2018
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 18 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum of 40
  • 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: sleeping bags and towels
  • Contact your fellow-Windseekers via Windseeker facebook
  • You will sleep in a bunk/cabin
  • Christopher (16) England

    "I LEARNED THAT I COULD DO THINGS THAT I COULD HAVE NEVER DONE BEFORE"

  • Robijn (17)

    "When anchored at sea in the sun, I had not a care in the world"

  • Annette (18) Denmark

    "I have met new people, been up in the mast, seen indescribable sunsets and laughed a lot. Learning how to sail a ship has been the coolest thing I have done so far and I have confidence in what I do now"

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Picton Castle

Deep water, square rigger, ocean voyaging at its best. The barque Picton Castle is known for her international voyages, crossing oceans and a high standard of seamanship training. This 179-foot sailing ship accommodates 52 people, including 12 professional crew members …

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Windseeker logs

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    Jeroen After being the most seasick person on the whole boat, today I felt better again! So happy with this, had a lot of fun in my watch. This watch we got the chance to climb in the mast. First I …

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  • Trainees at the Vega Gamleby

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    Vega Gamleby, 27 August 2016

    Gothenburg - Blyth - Gothenburg

    – by the Trainees

    Logbook trainees Vega Gamleby 2016 Gothenburg-Blyth-Gothenburg Part 3: 27-31 August   27-August-2016: Linda Today was one of the best days in my life. The whole crew played volleyball on the beach. Then be mice for the crew parade and we WON! Yeah! So now I will …

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