For questions or advice:

set course for new horizons

Header trainee

Join a sailing adventure on a Tall Ship and set course for new horizons!

Rotterdam (NL) - Lisbon (PT)

16 October - 31 October 2023

15 days, Morgenster

From € 1980,-

Book this journey

Sail Training

place in 4-pers. cabin: € 1980,-
place in 2-pers cabin: € 2970,-

Book this journey

Morgenster:
Rotterdam (NL) - Lisbon (PT)

16 October - 31 October 2023

Crossing the North Sea and the Bay of Biscay in winter is a real challenge, which is exactly what the Morgenster was made for! Leave Rotterdam and make your way to Lisbon, with several stops along the way – which ones will depend on the weather. Enter the beautiful Bay of Biscay, wheret he deep ocean meets the European continental shelf and the long Atlantic waves hit the shallow waters, causing quite a stir. The sailing here can be rough, but the experienced crew has no trouble leading the Ship through the high seas. Reach the rugged coast of Galicia and sail along the Spanish coast to Lisbon. Now is the time to enjoy the local delicacies and a well-deserved drink in the city’s warm nightlife.
Open to all Windseekers over 18 years old (please note that this is not a youth voyage and we expect a big variety of ages on board). This booking is covered by VZR Garant (instead of Windseeker’s usual STO Garant). Meals on board are vegetarian, please indicate on the booking form if you would like to have the occasional fish or meat dish on the menu.

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.

Lisbon has a long and varied history as a major trading hub, much of which is still visible in the old city centre. Discover Alfama, the old quarters with its many old alleys, steps and the Lisbon Cathedral. The famous tram line 28 will get you there – an experience in and of itself. And be sure to check out a fado concert if you want to learn about saudade – loss, yearning and comfort, all rolled into one. Emotions that all seafarers will get to know one way or the other…

  • Rotterdam (NL)

  • Lisbon (PT)

Key points

  • Dates: 16 October 2023 - 31 October 2023
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 18 years
  • 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
  • "An amazing adventure that teaches you things you will never learn somewhere else."

    Claire (20)

You sail on the Morgenster

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

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 …

Read more

Windseeker logs

  • Sailing on Morgenster During the Tall Ships Races

    Morgenster, July 2018

    Esbjerg-Sunderland-Esbjerg

    – by Elin Giese, Sweden, 2nd time Trainee

    Being a trainee on board a tall ship is an experience you can’t compare with everyday life. This is my short article about how it is to sail with the Morgenster before and during the Tall Ships Races.   We all met …

    Read log
  • Baltic Research: Ingo

    Ingo, July 2022

    Sweden

    – by Exchange@sea Trainees

    Click here to listen to our Ingo Spotify playlist while you read!   Day 1 – 23rd of July 2022, Saturday Today we all arrived in Gothenburg together. We got to meet all the participants from different countries. Ingo hadn’t arrived yet so …

    Read log

Photos

  • Trainee
  • Sørlandet
  • Sørlandet

OTHER JOURNEYS YOU MIGHT LIKE

This Journey is not covered by the STO Garant guarantee.