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Aalborg (DK) - Bremerhaven (DE)

03 August - 12 August 2015

9 days, Alexander von Humboldt II

From € 640,-

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25 : € 640,-
> 25 : € 1040,-

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Alexander von Humboldt II:
Aalborg (DK) - Bremerhaven (DE)

03 August - 12 August 2015

Sail Training on the Baltic Sea, with the Alexander von Humboldt II. This civilian squarerigger offers tall ship Journeys for Windseekers, regardless of previous experience. All you need is an open mind and a spirit of adventure! Meet Sail Trainees from all over the world, and learn all about tall ship sailing under the guidance of the experienced crew: steering the ship, hoisting and managing the many sails, being on watch and doing chores on deck and below. Together you will quickly become a fine team, harnessing the elements to speed the ALEX 2 across the Baltic sea. A stopover in Cuxhaven is planned, so prepare to explore new territory! By the time you arrive in Bremerhaven, you’ll have gained new experiences, new friends, and a sunkissed skin. Open to all ages, minimum age 14 years.

Ports

The final leg of the Tall Ships Races 2015 will finish in the grand port of Aalborg. Aalborg has had a love affair with The Tall Ships Races since 1999, when the city hosted the event for the first time. Aalborg is situated at the Liim Fiord where it was founded by Vikings over 1000 years ago. Today Aalborg is a modern city with visible historic roots. Its theatres, symphony orchestra, performance venues, and museums, make Aalborg a great place to wind down after an exhilarating Sail adventure.

Bremerhaven is one of the most important German ports, playing a crucial role in Germany's trade. The town was founded in 1827, but settlements in the vicinity were settled as early as the 12th century. The main attractions for tourists are found at the Havenwelten and include the German Emigration Center and the German Maritime Museum, featuring the Hansekogge, a vintage cog dating from 1380, excavated in Bremen in 1962, and the historical harbour with a number of museum ships.

Key points

  • Dates: 3 August 2015 - 12 August 2015
  • Embarkation: 12:00 / Disembarkation: 17:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 14 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum of 54
  • 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
  • One-off registration fee €25
  • 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
  • "It was cozy and comfortable, but hard work and exciting."

    Keshan (17), UK

You sail on the Alexander von Humboldt II

Shipping type: Bark
Homeport: Bremerhaven (DE)
Date built: 2011
Trainees: 54
Length: 65m
Height of mast: 32,9 m
Sail: 1360 m2

The Alexander von Humboldt II is a sail training ship in every possible way. She was built by and for sail trainers. She meets high safety standards and has modern nautical and technical facilities. The permanent crew members are specially …

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