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Bremerhaven (DE) - Cherbourg (FR)

22 October - 31 October 2018

9 days, Alexander von Humboldt II

From € 855,-

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Sail Training

18-25: € 855,-
25+: € 1341,-

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Alexander von Humboldt II:
Bremerhaven (DE) - Cherbourg (FR)

22 October - 31 October 2018

This sail training journey will bring you from Germany to France. You will board Alexander von Humboldt in Bremerhaven and, together with your feloow trainees and crew, make your way to Cherbourg. You will sail along the coasts of Germany, Netherlands, Belgium and France, passing the Friesian Islands and navigating the English Channel before reaching your destination. The official language on board is German. In addition extra, per person € 50, – for harbor fees, pilotage, etc. Surcharge for 2-bed cabin 25% p.p. For all Windseekers, minimum age 18 years.

Ports

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.

Situated on the Normandy coast, Cherbourg-Octeville is close to the Channel Islands of Jersey and Guernsey, and to a large nature park in the southeast. This makes Cherbourg perfect as a base for several day trips. But the town itself also has plenty to offer any Windseekers. Visit the Cité de la Mer, a large museum devoted to scientific and historical aspects of maritime subjects, the Botanical Gardens, or the racetrack at La Glacerie. Or discover this typically French town on foot.

  • Bremerhaven (DE)

  • Cherbourg (FR)

Key points

  • Dates: 22 October 2018 - 31 October 2018
  • Embarkation: 10:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 18 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum 54
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Official language on board: German
  • 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
  • "I learned that it's never too late to find a new passion in life."

    Stephanie (42), France

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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