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Rotterdam (NL) - Tenerife (ES) - Palmeira (CV)

13 November - 11 December 2020

28 days, Oosterschelde

From € 2800,-

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2 persons cabin p.p.p.: € 2800,-
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Oosterschelde:
Rotterdam (NL) - Tenerife (ES) - Palmeira (CV)

13 November - 11 December 2020

An epic delivery journey of 28 days. Join the Oosterschelde in Rotterdam for four weeks of active sailing and a chance to experience the real maritime life. You will be part of the crew and participate in the watch system, sailing the Oosterschelde towards your final destination. There will be only a few stops, as the focus on the journey is to bring the ship to Cape Verde. If your primary interest is in sailing and you don’t care much about visiting other places, or you want to log in a few miles – this is the trip for you! Open for all Windseekers, minimum age 15 years. IMPORTANT: Due to coronavirus the maximum number of people on board has to be reduced. You can only share a cabin with a family member, and never with a stranger. Are you traveling alone? In this case, you’ll have to book a single cabin.

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.

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.

  • Rotterdam (NL)

Key points

  • Dates: 13 November 2020 - 11 December 2020
  • Embarkation: 17:00 / Disembarkation: 9:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum 24
  • 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
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • Need to take with you on board: towels

This travel service is not covered by VZR Garant’s guarantee scheme. You can read more about this guarantee scheme and its conditions in VZR Garant’s Guarantee Scheme (which can be found by going to www.vzr-garant.nl/en).

  • Stephanie (42) France

    "I LEARNED THAT IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO FIND A NEW PASSION IN LIFE."

  • Annette (18) Denmark

    "I have met new people, been up in the mast, seen indescribable sunsets and laughed a lot. Learning how to sail a ship has been the coolest thing I have done so far and I have confidence in what I do now"

  • Piotr (22) Poland

    "Worked together with different nationalities for a week was a life changing, hilarious experience."

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