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Rotterdam (NL) - Porto (PT) - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ES)

29 October - 20 November 2022

22 days, Eendracht

From € 1995,-

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> 25: € 1995,-

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Eendracht:
Rotterdam (NL) - Porto (PT) - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ES)

29 October - 20 November 2022

Youth Adventure: sailing to Canary Islands! Embark on an exciting journey from mainland Europe to the famous archipelago off the coast of Africa. Sail along the coast of Europe, from Rotterdam, via Porto, and then to the open ocean. Spend days out on the sea, sailing the Eendracht together with the professional crew. Take watches day and night, learning to steer, handle the sails and navigate. Experience what life at sea does to you. The peace, the dark nights, dolphins next to the ship and the pleasant moments with your fellow trainees while out of the mobile service. If the wind permits, you can watch a movie on a beautiful evening outside on the boom, this is always a special experience. Of course you will learn many new things such as navigation on the stars, how to moor or moor and how to tie a rope. Finally, after 3 week adventure, you will find yourself in a new, exotic, environment. Open to Windseekers aged 15-25.

Ports

Rotterdam is the largest port of Europe, and a modern, bustling town. Much of the historic city centre was destroyed during World War II, but extensive rebuilding resulted in a modern, multicultural city with many architectural highlights. Rotterdam has excellent cultural facilities and a diverse nightlife; during the summer the city hosts a large number of events. Discover the city by bicycle and go for a coffee in Hotel New York, the former headquarters of the Holland America Line.

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is a cosmopolitan town, the shared capital (with Santa Cruz) of the Canary Islands. Situated on the ‘wet’ north side, the city feels more authentic than the touristy places on the ‘dry’ south side. Las Palmas offers beaches, cheap shopping, culture and excitement with a night life, primarily in the district of Vegueta. Its culture is decidedly Spanish, mixed with influences from all over the world, as Las Palmas’ port has been in operation for centuries.

  • Rotterdam (NL)

  • Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ES)

Key points

  • Dates: 29 October 2022 - 20 November 2022
  • Embarkation: 16:00 / Disembarkation: 12:00
  • For Windseekers age 15-25 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum 36
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Official language on board: English and Dutch
  • 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.

  • Phillip (24) France

    "Working in a team is a skill I really improved on board during the watches"

  • Tan (17) Turkey

    "If you believe and push yourself there is nothing you can't do."

  • Joanna (21) Iceland

    "Amazing experience. Amazing people. Amazing memories."

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