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Santiago de Cuba (CU) - Charleston (US)

07 May - 19 May 2017

12 days, Alexander von Humboldt II

From € 990,-

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14-25: € 990,-
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Alexander von Humboldt II:
Santiago de Cuba (CU) - Charleston (US)

07 May - 19 May 2017

Join the Alexander von Humboldt for a voyage from Cuba to the USA. You will start in Santiago de Cuba and will sail to Charleston, South Carolina. 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. Languages on board are German and English. Open for all Windseekers, minimum age 14 years.

Ports

Santiago is a big and festive city in Cuba and its most important fishing port. Cuban music is deeply rooted in Santiago and is the result of the fusion of African drumming and Spanish guitar. Stroll through the streets of the historical center and savoring the fresh breeze, until you arrive at the famous building La Casa de la Trova. Visit the Revolution Plaza with its monumental statues and don’t forget the Diego Velazquez Museum.

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.

  • Santiago de Cuba (CU)

  • Charleston (US)

Key points

  • Dates: 7 May 2017 - 19 May 2017
  • Embarkation: 16:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 14 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum 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
  • Contact your fellow-Windseekers via Windseeker facebook
  • Windseekers from Spain need to become member of STA-España
  • Robijn (17)

    "When anchored at sea in the sun, I had not a care in the world"

  • Jet (31) Netherlands

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

  • Joanna (21) Iceland

    "Amazing experience. Amazing people. Amazing memories."

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Windseeker logs

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