Destination Area: Ocean Crossings
Length: 20 NIGHTS
Vessel: Alexander von Humboldt II


Departs:

Charleston, South Carolina on May 14, 2017

Returns:

Bermuda on June 3, 2017


Fare is 1,615. Euros (+- $1,792.) for ages 14-25; 2,565 Euros (+- $2,847.) for adults exceeding 25 years. There are 2-3 and 4 person cabins. All trainees will share a 4 person cabin. Fare is all inclusive except for alcoholic beverages.

Board between 4-6PM and disembark at 10AM.

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TRIANGULAR OCEAN CROSSING- SOUTH CAROLINE, NASSAU AND BERMUDA: 20 Night Voyage From Charleston, South Carolina to Bermuda

The German three-masted barque Alexander von Humboldt, launched in 2011, and home-ported in Bremerhaven, offers tall ship voyages for everyone ...

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  • Learn the fundamentals of tall ship sailing
  • Participate in basic deck work
  • Climb aloft furling sails
  • Take instructions from the crew guiding you through every process
  • Get involved with regular watch routines and friendly atmosphere on deck
  • Relax in your cabins
  • Mingle with the crew and fellow passengers

Triangular ocean crossing

Charleston, South Carolina
Charleston is a notable tourist destination, with streets lined with grand live oaks draped with Spanish moss. Along the waterfront are many beautiful and historic pastel-colored homes. The city is also an important port, boasting the second largest container seaport on the East Coast and the fourth largest container seaport in North America.

As an old colonial city, Charleston has a wide variety of museums and historical attractions. The Old Exchange and Customs House in downtown Charleston, finished in 1771, is arguably the third most important Colonial building in the nation (behind Faneuil Hall in Boston, Massachusetts and Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania). The building features a dungeon which held various signers of the Declaration of Independence, and also hosted events for George Washington in 1791, and the ratification of the U.S. Constitution in 1788. It has also served as a U.S. post office, the first Confederate post office, and was used by the U.S. Coast Guard.

Charleston is the location of Fort Moultrie, which was instrumental in delivering a critical defeat to the British in the American Revolutionary War, and Fort Sumter, the reputed site of the "first shot" of the American Civil War. Patriot's Point, located across the river in nearby Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, is also home to the USS Yorktown as well as several other naval vessels. There are also several former plantations in the area, including Boone Hall Plantation, Drayton Hall, Magnolia Plantation, and Middleton Place. Charleston's premier art museum is the Gibbes Museum of Art, one of the country's oldest art organizations and home to over 10,000 works of fine art. Also the Charleston Museum was the first Museum in the Americas.


Nassau
Nassau is the modern-day face of the Bahamas. Much of it's atmosphere comes from development during the so-called Loyalist period from 1787 to 1834, when many of the city's finest colonial buildings were built.

After alternating periods of decline and prosperity in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the spike in trade and construction that followed World War II led directly to Nassau's emergence as a global center for tourism and finance.


Bermuda
Marine geologists say that 100 million years ago, this hook-shaped chain of little islands was part of the lip of a huge volcano, now long dormant. The submarine mount on which Bermuda is perched rises 15,000 feet from the bottom of the sea. That part that is above the surface of the sea is surrounded by a wide platform of underwater coral reefs that protect the island from stormy weather. This shallow platform gives the inshore seas amazing colors – stunning blues and greens. Blessed with a temperate climate and magnificent pink sand beaches Bermuda sits like a tiny atoll in the mid-Atlantic.

Bermuda waters were well known for more than their beauty to the earliest navigators who had business in the New World. The reefs were deadly to ships that ventured too close, and the wreckage of scores of ships dot the outer reefs. Early seamen called Bermuda "Isle of Devils" for that reason. The name comes from a Spaniard, Juan de Bermudez, who paid a call in 1503. But the island remained uninhabited, despite visits by Spanish and English ships, until more than a century later.

It wasn’t until a hurricane blew a British ship called the Sea Venture onto the reefs in 1609 that a settlement was begun. The Sea Venture, which was commanded by Admiral Sir George Somers, was on her way to the New World settlement at Jamestown, Virginia, with settlers and supplies. Although most of the settlers continued on their way in a vessel they built while they were stranded on Bermuda, there have been people living on the island since that visit, and Bermuda’s character as a British colony was established.


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