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Charleston (US) - Hamilton (BM)

19 May - 03 June 2017

15 days, Alexander von Humboldt II

From € 1275,-

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14-25 years: € 1275,-
25+: € 1990,-

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Alexander von Humboldt II:
Charleston (US) - Hamilton (BM)

19 May - 03 June 2017

Join the Alexander von Humboldt for a 16 days voyage. You will start in Charleston in the USA and will cross a part of the ocean to reach Bermuda. On board you participate in the daily working of the ship alongside professional seamen, standing lookout, manning the helm, helping in the galley, hoisting sail and voluntarily have the chance to climb the rigging/mast. Language on board German and English. Open for all Windseekers, minimum age 14 years.

Ports

The Port of Charleston is a seaport and the oldest city in South Carolina, US. The unique atmosphere is the result of numerous historical buildings and a cultural blend which includes English, French and West African elements. To sample this atmosphere you must try the local cuisine, take a walk to the Charleston City Market and attend one of the many cultural events throughout the year.

Hamilton is the capital city of the Bermuda - British Overseas Territory in the Caribbean. It is the major port and financial center, and provides for an excellent starting point for excursions. You can enjoy one of the Caribbean beaches to relax or do water sports, or you can go on an island trip. Visit the Gibb's Hill Lighthouse for beautiful vistas and discover the unique Crystal & Fantasy Caves. Fort Hamilton and the Cathedral are testament to the islands' long and rough history.

  • Charleston (US)

  • Hamilton (BM)

Key points

  • Dates: 19 May 2017 - 3 June 2017
  • Embarkation: 16:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 14 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum of 54
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Official language on board: English and 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
  • 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
  • Windseekers from Spain need to become member of STA-España
  • You will sleep in a bunk/cabin
  • "I liked to be offline for a few days."

    Maria (19), Germany

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

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