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Pensacola (US) - New Orleans (US)

13 April - 22 April 2018

9 days, Picton Castle

From € 820,-

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Picton Castle:
Pensacola (US) - New Orleans (US)

13 April - 22 April 2018

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The Tall Ships Challenge 2018. This voyage will bring you from Pensacola, Florida, to New Orleans. On baord of the Picton Castle you will join a fleet of many other vessels, sailing from one exciting festival to another. After a short crossing at sea, the final part of the passage will take you up the Mississippi River to Woldenberg Park, near the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and the famous French Quarter. There you will enjoy being part of a big festival as part of a crew. No sailing experience required, selection process applies. Open for all Windseekers, minimum age 15 years.

Ports

Pensacola, with a 450 years of historic background is a coastal city in Florida, what is full of diverse activities no matter the weather. Find yourself walking on the miles-long white beaches, visit the town full of various festivals, art and music events. With a such long history, Pensacola has something to offer in every step to any kind of taste!

New Orleans is in one of the two USA’s regions located below the sea level. The city is birthplace of jazz and is well-known for its rich multicultural scene. Take a look at the European architecture in The French Quarter. Go to the Uptown, the city’s most historic district. Check out the beautiful sculptures and tombs in one of 42 famous cemeteries. Take part in festivals, visit the museums and music events full of historic heritage.

  • Pensacola (US)

  • New Orleans (US)

Key points

  • Dates: 13 April 2018 - 22 April 2018
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 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
  • 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."

  • 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"

  • Mathijn (13) Netherlands

    "Sailing on the North Sea by night, watching millions of stars"

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    – by Deckhand Pelle

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