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Palmeira (CV) - Horta, Azores (PT) - Den Helder (NL)

01 March - 30 March 2025

29 days, Morgenster

From € 3655,-

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place in 4-pers. cabin: € 3655,-
place in 2-pers cabin: € 4060,-

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Morgenster:
Palmeira (CV) - Horta, Azores (PT) - Den Helder (NL)

01 March - 30 March 2025

Find the Morgenster in the bay of Palmeira, and reach the ship by dinghy to start your adventure! This trip you step into the real sailor’s life. You will be part of the crew, and participate in navigational watches to bring the ship to your destination. Leave the tropical sun and warm weather behind and set course for the open ocean. Make your way towards the Azores: with the changing winds, there will be plenty to do on deck! Set the sails, reef, unreeve, and adjust the course to ensure the best possible sailing for the Morgenster. Closer to the Azores, there is a good chance of seeing whales, as well as dolphins, sunfish, and plenty of sea birds. Arrive in Horta on the island of Faial, to stretch your sea legs and replenish supplies for the long journey to Europe. Set sail again to cross the Atlantic Ocean towards the English Channel and the North Sea. If the time permits, you might make a stop in an English or French port before sailing to the Netherlands and disembarking in Den Helder.
This voyage is recommended for experienced and fit sailors.
Open to all Windseekers aged 18-73 years. Younger trainees, accompanied by an adult, at request. This booking is covered by VZR Garant (instead of Windseeker’s usual STO Garant).

Ports

Palmeira is the third-largest town in Cape Verde, situated on the island of Sal, yet still has a small, village atmosphere. When you land in Palmeira you will have just completed an Atlantic Crossing, or at least a hefty 2700km sail south from Europe. Whilst resting in Palmeira, visit some bars and restaurants, or explore further to desert Oases, caves and beaches.

Den Helder is a beautiful town in the Netherlands, situated at the very tip of the North Holland province, regularly hosting the Tall Ships events. Discover the town's sea connections by visiting the Marinemuseum and Nationaal Reddingmuseum Dorus Rijkers. Take a break and go for a walk in the botanical gardens Oranjerie De Groene Parel Den Helder or admire sea life in the Fort Kijkduin Museum and Aquarium.

  • Den Helder (NL)

Key points

  • Dates: 1 March 2025 - 30 March 2025
  • Embarkation: 17:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • Minimum age 18 years, younger at request. Maximum age 73
  • Windseekers joining: maximum 24
  • 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
  • This booking is covered by VZR Garant (instead of Windseeker's usual STO Garant).
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • Need to take with you on board: towels
  • "Pushed me out of my comfort zone, got to meet people I'd never get to meet and made lifelong friends."

    Jeremy (23)

You sail on the Morgenster

Shipping type: Brig
Homeport: Den Helder (NL)
Date built: 1919
Trainees: 35
Length: 48 m
Height of mast: 29 m
Sail: 600 m2

Stop and Stare. This is what Marian and Harry Muter – the owners – had in mind, when people would look upon the Morgenster. And they succeeded. As a result of their refit, the Morgenster is a stunning and elegant …

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Windseeker logs

  • Sailing Ship in the Tropics

    Anne Margeretha

    Tropics

    – by Annet

    Sometimes you have afternoons which are exactly how you thought they would be on a sailing ship in the tropes: the sun just right above your head, a cool breeze in the front, lightly cracking sails and murmuring waves… You are …

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  • We sail together. We sweat together. We smile together.

    Vega Gamleby

    Gothenburg - Blyth - Gothenburg

    – by the Trainees

    Logbook trainees Vega Gamleby 2016 Gothenburg-Blyth-Gothenburg Part 1: 23-24 August We sail together. We sweat together. We smile together. We are friends. We are family. We are the champion.   23-August-2016: Linda Today it was a wonderful day. We started with a climb lesson for the …

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Photos

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This Journey is not covered by the STO Garant guarantee.