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Saint George (BM) - New Orleans (US)

09 March - 22 April 2018

44 days, Picton Castle

From € 3212,-

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Picton Castle:
Saint George (BM) - New Orleans (US)

09 March - 22 April 2018

Discovering the Gulf of Mexico. You can join the Picton Castle for over 6 weeks this spring! Board the majestic Tall Ship in Bermuda and sail to the Bahamas, before making your way to Galveston, Texas. There you will get to enjoy the celebrations of the 2018 Tall Ships Challenge event. As part of the Challenge, you will then continue to sail among the fleet to Pensacola, Florida and finally to New Orleans. You can join this epic spring experience for a combination price – or choose separate legs from our Journeys page. No sailing experience required, selection process applies. Open for all Windseekers, minimum age 15 years.

Ports

Saint George (often called St. George's, a confusion with the parish it is in) is the second town and former capital of Bermuda. Founded in 1612, the town still keeps its historic colonial centre (a UNESCO World Heritage site) - stroll around King's square and feel what the Caribbean was like under the British Empire. Choose to tour heritage buildings or the oldest remaining fortifications in the New World, built to protect the city from attacks by pirates and Spaniards.

New Orleans is in one of the two USA's regions located below the sea level. The city is birthplace of jazz and is well-known for its rich multicultural scene. Take a look at the European architecture in The French Quarter. Go to the Uptown, the city's most historic district. Check out the beautiful sculptures and tombs in one of 42 famous cemeteries. Take part in festivals, visit the museums and music events full of historic heritage.

  • Saint George (BM)

  • New Orleans (US)

Key points

  • Dates: 9 March 2018 - 22 April 2018
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum of 40
  • 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: sleeping bags and towels
  • "Looking at the sea, and only sea, for so many days, clears the mind.  "

    Anu (23)

You sail on the Picton Castle

Picton Castle sailing all sails
Shipping type: Barque
Homeport: Avatiu, Cook Islands
Date built: 1928
Trainees: 40
Length: 45m
Height of mast: 29,57m
Sail: 1157m2

Deep water, square rigger, ocean voyaging at its best. The barque Picton Castle is known for her international voyages, crossing oceans and a high standard of seamanship training. This 179-foot sailing ship accommodates 52 people, including 12 professional crew members …

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