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Bergen (NO) - Lerwick, Shetland Islands (GB) - Bergen (NO)

25 May - 30 May 2023

5 days, Statsraad Lehmkuhl

From € 700,-

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Age 12-25: € 700,-
Age 26+: € 875,-

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Statsraad Lehmkuhl:
Bergen (NO) - Lerwick, Shetland Islands (GB) - Bergen (NO)

25 May - 30 May 2023

WHITSUN VOYAGE – Sail to Lerwick in Shetland Islands – Get away from everyday life and experience something brand new. Board Statsraad Lehmkuhl in Bergen, Norway, and embark on a journey to Scottish archipelago. The scenery of Shetland is stunning; rough, wild and beautiful and worth a visit in itself. There are many opportunities for a cozy day in Shetland’s only city. You can shop for local specialties, such as Shetland wool, In the charming city streets or visit one of the many restaurants. In pubs like “The Lounge” you can be lucky to experience spontaneous performances by local folk musicians. You will spend 2 days in Lerwick, giving you an opportunity to enjoy the scenery to the fullest, before setting course back for Norway. All meals and the nights at the harbour in Shetland are included in the price. Open to Windseekers of 15 years and older, 12-15 on request.

Ports

Bergen is the gateway to the Fjords of Norway and a well-established cruise port. It's an international city packed with history and tradition, a big city with small-town charm and atmosphere. Stroll around old streets and alleyways, and mingle with the crowds at the Fish Market. Saunter along the listed wooden buildings at Bryggen to the old fortress at Bergenhus, or call in at one of Bergen’s museums and galleries. The panoramic views of the city, the fjord and the ocean are breathtaking.

Bergen is the gateway to the Fjords of Norway and a well-established cruise port. It's an international city packed with history and tradition, a big city with small-town charm and atmosphere. Stroll around old streets and alleyways, and mingle with the crowds at the Fish Market. Saunter along the listed wooden buildings at Bryggen to the old fortress at Bergenhus, or call in at one of Bergen’s museums and galleries. The panoramic views of the city, the fjord and the ocean are breathtaking.

  • Bergen (NO)

  • Bergen (NO)

Key points

  • Dates: 25 May 2023 - 30 May 2023
  • Embarkation: 10:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • 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: towel and a sleeping bag; optionally: a pillow
  • "I have learned that despite my small size, I can do anything if I put my mind to it."

    Samantha (18), Australia

You sail on the Statsraad Lehmkuhl

Lehmkuhl
Shipping type: Bark
Homeport: Bergen (NO)
Date built: 1914
Trainees: 150
Length: 98m
Height of mast: 48m
Sail: 2026 m2

Cinematic action! Norway's largest sailing vessel looks like a real film set: The Statsraad Lehmkuhl has an impressive and romantic appearance with the length of 98 metres and over 2000 m² of sail - you'd better roll up your sleeves! …

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Windseeker logs

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    Windseeker, 12 April 2019

    – by Windseeker & Trainees

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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.