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Palma de Mallorca (ES) - La Valletta (MT)

05 October - 14 October 2015

9 days, Alexander von Humboldt II

From € 640,-

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Alexander von Humboldt II:
Palma de Mallorca (ES) - La Valletta (MT)

05 October - 14 October 2015

Cruise the Mediterranean, adventure style, on the Alexander von Humboldt II. Journey from Palma de Mallorca to La Valletta, the capital of Malta, and discover how good life at sea can be. Feel the sun on your skin as you spend your days on deck, reading your favorite book or learning the ropes under the guidance of the experienced crew. Most Windseekers enroll in the watch system for a true Sail Training experience, learning more about courses, navigation, and sail management. Some nights you’ll be at anchor in a lovely bay, while other nights you’ll sail under the stars. There will be time to explore some of the Baleares, Malta, perhaps even Sardinia. This Journey is open to Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 14 years.

Ports

Palma de Mallorca, capital of the Balearic Islands, was first settled by the Romans. Evidence of over two thousand years of history can still be seen all over town. Visit the unique Bellver Castle, The Royal Palace of La Almundaina, and Palma’s silk exchange as examples of the town’s architecture. Palma de Mallorca is a festive town with plenty to see and do. Over 20 million tourists visit the city each year, but there are plenty of opportunities to escape the masses and explore for yourself.

La Valletta, the tiny capital of Malta, is a planned city, constructed in the 16th century as a fortified town and as the seat of power for the Order of Saint John. Today La Valletta is a UNESCO World Heritage, famous for its wide, straight streets. The city gets hot in the summer, so be sure to bring your swimming gear for a refreshing dive in the Mediterranean. Its many historic buildings are best admired in the early mornings, leaving the evenings for parading around the old harbor.

Key points

  • Dates: 5 October 2015 - 14 October 2015
  • Embarkation: 12:00 / 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
  • 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
  • Epp (20) Estonia

    "The nicest moment was arriving to Cadiz, when we sat on the mast with the entire team, wearing our team shirts and singing loudly to let people know we're coming."

  • Amalie (20)

    "YOU HAVE TO TRY IT! YOU WILL GET TO KNOW A SIDE OF YOU THAT YOU DIDN’T THINK YOU HAD. I LEARNED A LOT, AND I BECAME MORE INDEPENDENT AFTER THIS TRIP!"

  • Christopher (16) England

    "I LEARNED THAT I COULD DO THINGS THAT I COULD HAVE NEVER DONE BEFORE"

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