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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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25 : € 280,-
> 25 : € 550,-

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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

  • "What an incredible thing to be a part of! So many people from so many backgrounds being brought together by a shared experience and bonded like no other experience could."

    Cody (23), Australia

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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    License to kill

    Stad Amsterdam

    Sandy Cay - British Virgin Islands

    – by captain Richard Slootweg

    Right now the last cruise of this winter and also my last cruise as captain on board the Clipper Stad Amsterdam is well underway. The  British Virgin Islands is the sailing area, as  already mentioned in the former log article. …

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  • Almost Home

    Oosterschelde

    Cape Verde - Netherlands

    – by crew Oosterschelde

    In a way we’re having bad luck: the English Channel is an area with a lot of traffic. Unfortunately we cannot see it. On our last day at sea the temperature dropped till 7 degrees (above zero, fortunately) and the …

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