SHANTY VOYAGE – Join the Statsraad Lehmkuhl to the Shetland Folk Festival. There will be daily Shanty singing and there will be 2 days to spend at the festival. Haakon Vatle has been a professional shanty singer for about 20 years and has been playing concerts on different venues both in Norway and abroad. He is an experienced musician and will have daily workshops with you during the voyage, where he also will provide you with a short introduction to the historic background and importance of music at sea. You will learn about sailing and the shanty music tradition. In Shetland the Folk Festival offers a great variety of concerts. The tickets for the concerts can be bought on the homepage for the Folk Festival in Shetland: www.shetlandfolkfestival.com. All meals and the nights at the harbour in Shetland are included in the price. It’s possible to sleep an extra night on board before and/or after your journey. Price € 60 p.p.p.n. including breakfast. Minimum age 15 years.
The 38th Shetland Folk Festival will take place from 3rd to 6th May 2018. The Festival is organised by passionate volunteers, with a big help from local communities. It celebrates Shetland's fiddle tradition and rich musical heritage, hosting both the local and visiting artists. Join this unique festival from the board of a Tall Ship for an unforgettable experience.
Bergen is the gateway to the Fjords of Norway and a well-established cruise port. It's an international city packed with history and tradition, a big city with small-town charm and atmosphere. Stroll around old streets and alleyways, and mingle with the crowds at the Fish Market. Saunter along the listed wooden buildings at Bryggen to the old fortress at Bergenhus, or call in at one of Bergen’s museums and galleries. The panoramic views of the city, the fjord and the ocean are breathtaking.
Dates: 2 May 2018 - 8 May 2018
Embarkation: 13:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
Windseekers joining: maximum of 150 trainees
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
You will sleep in a hammock
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