Destination Area: Ocean Crossings
Length: 15 NIGHTS
Vessel: Alexander von Humboldt II


Departs:

Bermuda on June 3, 2017

Returns:

Boston, Massachusetts on June 18, 2017


Fare is 1,275. Euros (+- $1,415.) for ages 14-25; 1,990 Euros (+- $2,208.) 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.

Call for air.


For more information call us toll free at 1-877-882-4395.

RACING FROM BERMUDA TO BOSTON: 15 Night Race From Hamilton, Bermuda to Boston, Massachusetts

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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  • You will race for approximately 14 days so it is important to keep your eyes on all sails and compass heading
  • 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

You will race from Bermuda to Boston.

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.


13 Days at Sea
Open ocean sailing - the opportunity to practice seamanship, learn navigation, and enjoy working the ship.

Boston, Massachusetts
Boston, the capital and largest city in Massachusetts, and one of the oldest cities in the United States, is the economic and cultural center of New England. The city proper has a population over 600 thousands, and anchors the larger metropolitan area of Greater Boston with a population over 4 million people.

Puritan colonists from England founded the city in 1630. During the American Revolution Boston was the scene of several historic events, including the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, the Battle of Bunker Hill,and the battles of Lexington and Concord. With land reclamation, Boston expanded beyond Beacon Hill and the Shawmut peninsula, to build the classic mid-19th century residential neighborhood known as Back Bay.

After independence, Boston became a major port and manufacturing center. The city is the site of several firsts, including America's first public school - Boston Latin School, the first college - Harvard College, in neighboring Cambridge, and the first subway system in the United States.

Boston is a center of higher education With many colleges and universities in the city and surrounding area, and a center for medicine, with renown hospitals, medical schools and biotechnology companies. Boston is home to many cultural institutions, including Symphony Hall & the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum, the mother church of Christian Science, the iconic Richardson Romanesque Trinity Church, and of course the Red Sox, and the Public Garden's beloved Swan Boats.


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