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Hamburg (DE) - London (GB)

11 May - 15 May 2015

4 days, Alexander von Humboldt II

From € 280,-

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Alexander von Humboldt II:
Hamburg (DE) - London (GB)

11 May - 15 May 2015

Journey across the North Sea from Hamburg to London, a favourite destination for tourists and Windseekers alike! Step on board the Alexander von Humboldt II and learn the ropes as you make your way through some of the busiest waters in the world: the traffic separation schemes of the Baltic Sea. Meet new people, make new friends, and learn new sailing skills under the guidance of the experienced crew. Keep the night watch and be amazed by the star filled nights. On this journey you will sail along the Wadden Islands before crossing the North Sea towards the English coast, famous for its cliffs. Sail up the Thames and reach one of the busiest metropolises in the world. Open to Windseekers of all ages, age 14 and up.

Ports

The port of Hamburg, on the river Elbe, is the second largest port in Europe. Hamburg has more than 40 theatres, 60 museums and 100 music venues and clubs. Hamburg was awarded the title of European Green Capital for 2011. Hamburg is noted for several festivals and regular events. Hafengeburtstag is a funfair to honor the birthday of the port of Hamburg with a party and a ship parade. Christmas markets in December are held at the Hamburg Rathaus square, among other places.

London is a centre for business, finance, the arts and tourism. As such, the city has something to offer for everyone. But visiting London by ship makes the experience extra special. Go see a play in West End, explore Soho, or take a tourist bus for a sightseeing ride. Go to Hyde Park, close to Buckingham Palace, if the city bustle is a bit much after an ocean voyage. And work on your cultural karma by visiting a few of the many museums. London is so big you’ll need to revisit to see it all!

Key points

  • "I learned that I could do things that I could have never done before."

    Christopher (16), England

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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Windseeker logs

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    Salty Eyelashes and the Endless Ocean

    Wylde Swan, 14 October - 21 November

    Sailing from Harlingen to Tenerife. On board: crew and trainees

    – by Jeske Zijlstra, Deckhand

    After a night of playing with the anchor, it's time to set sail again. Without any sleep, we're preparing the Ship for strong backwinds and high waves. For Barry (the small sail) it’s the perfect time to show up. Carefully putting …

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  • Almost ready for departure

    Oosterschelde

    Benicarlo, Spain

    – by crew

    We are finalizing our chores. Tomorrow we will get new stores on board and then we are ready for departure to Valencia. On Wednesday we will welcome our guests on board who will sail with us to Cape Verde. What’s …

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