Destination Area: Ocean Crossings
Length: 34 NIGHTS
Vessel: Alexander von Humboldt II


Departs:

Halifax, Nova Scotia on July 30, 2017

Returns:

Le Havre, France (disembark) on September 2, 2017


Fare is 2,490 Euros (+- $2,763.) for ages 14-25; 3,990 Euros (+- $4,428.) 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 APPROXIMATELY 30-32 DAYS ACROSS THE ATLANTIC FROM CANADA TO FRANCE: 34 Night Race From Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada to Le Havre, France

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 32 days due east across the Atlantic Ocean so it is important to keep your eyes on all sails and compass headings
  • 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

Racing in the Atlantic Ocean from Canada to France.

Halifax, Nova Scotia
Halifax, the capital region of Nova Scotia, is a lively and colourful combination of urban and rural living at its best. Governor Edward Cornwallis and 2,500 settlers created Canada's first permanent British town here in 1749, on the shores of the world's second largest natural harbour. The historic downtown waterfront areas of Halifax and Dartmouth are perfect for discovering on foot, while the other communities around the harbor are accessible by public transit or car. Halifax is a modern port city with lots of heritage and culture. The entire Halifax region will delight you with an array of entertainment, museums, galleries, historic sites, fine restaurants, and lively nightlife.

32 Days at Sea


Le Havre, France (disembark)
Le Havre de Grâce was founded in 1517 by King François I on the right bank of the Seine estuary. Essentially a military port, and also with fishing and trading activity, Le Havre was made a naval base in the 17th century. From this point le Havre grew and became known as France's Gateway to the Ocean. During the 2nd World War, le Havre was the French city which sustained the most severe damage. It was also the city which was best rebuilt after the war.

Auguste Perret, one of the greatest architects of that period was responsible for the reconstruction. Le Havre (Auguste Perret), as well as Chandigarh (Le Corbusier), and Brasilia (Niemeyer), are among the world's few cities associated with a great architect.

Le Havre is home to the André Malraux Museum, which offers a comprehensive overview of European painting from the 17th century to the present (including French, Flemish and Dutch painters). Particular emphasis is placed on the late 19th century and early 20th century periods. The collection includes works of Dufy, Eugène Boudin, and Monet.

In the middle of the 19th century, Le Havre was the leading French port for whaling and the construction of whaling ships. The city's Maritime Museum enables visitors to explore the historical roles of whaling and ship building in le Havre.


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