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Harlingen (NL) - Antwerp (BE)

16 July - 24 July 2022

8 days, Alexander von Humboldt II

From € 842,-

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Tall Ships Races Sail Training

15-25: € 842,-
25+: € 1290,-

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Alexander von Humboldt II:
Harlingen (NL) - Antwerp (BE)

16 July - 24 July 2022

The Tall Ships Races 2022: Cruise in Company. Board Alexander von Humboldt II in the north of Netherlands for a journey along the Dutch coast to Antwerp. Cruise in Company is a mor relaxed leg of the Races, allowing for time to explore the coast, or perhaps anchor somewhere nice for a swim. On the way you will be sailing the ship in shifts (watches), steering, navigating, climbing the masts and trimming the sails. You will also have the chance to make new friends and just enjoy being out on the sea. The last two day on board will be spent in the port of Antwerp, where you will get to participate in a Tall Ships festival. IMPORTANT: The official language on board is German. The price includes additional €50 for harbor fees, pilotage, etc. Due to Coronavirus currently you must be fully vaccinated in order to join the journey and take a quick antigen test before embarkation (additional cost €10, paid on board). For all Windseekers, minimum age 15 years.

Ports

Harlingen is a trade and fishing port in Friesland, the Netherlands. The town itself is over a thousand years old, and you’ll find several historic streets in the old city centre. Its small size makes it easy to explore the town on foot. In 2014 Harlingen was a port of call for the Tall Ships Races. The town operates ferry lines to the Frisian Islands, a unique nature reserve with populations of seals, birds, and other wildlife. With its ‘gezellige’ pubs the town is a great place for a stopover.

This city in Belgium is the capital of Antwerp province. With a population of 510,610 it is the most populous city in Belgium. Its metropolitan area houses around 1,200,000 people. Antwerp is on the River Scheldt, linked to the North Sea by the Westerschelde estuary. The Port of Antwerp is one of the biggest in the world, ranking third in Europe and within the top 20 globally. There is a theory about the name Antwerp: “The wharf where ships berth”.

  • Harlingen (NL)

  • Antwerp (BE)

Key points

  • Dates: 16 July 2022 - 24 July 2022
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 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

STO Garant

This Journey is covered by the STO Garant guarantee. You can find the conditions for this guarantee scheme on STO Garant’s website (www.sto-garant.nl/en/downloads).

This process is automatic and you do not need to do anything else. After receiving your booking, Windseeker will send you detailed information on how and when to pay for your journey – together with all the other important details.

 

What does it mean?

In short: you do not pay the booking amount to Windseeker but instead into an escrow account. This trust account holds your payment in reserve until your journey’s end. The booking amount is then released to Windseeker on the day after your trip ends. If Windseeker or the Ship should become financially insolvent before the end of your trip, STO Garant will implement the guarantee. The Guarantee Scheme details how you can make a claim under the guarantee in such cases. You can read more about this here.

  • Jet (31) Netherlands

    "As crew, there is nothing better then standing back and seeing the trainees do all the work and do it perfectly!"

  • Ida (19) Finland

    "The best moment was when we crossed the finish line and everybody celebrated together. The tone was simply unforgettable!"

  • Samantha (18) Australia

    "I have learned that despite my small size, I can do anything if I put my mind to it."

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