Destination Area: Atlantic Coast, Europe
Length: 7 NIGHTS
Vessel: Alexander von Humboldt II


Le Havre, France on September 2, 2017


Bremerhaven, Germany on September 9, 2017

Fare is 595 Euros (+- $660.) for ages 14-25; 945 Euros (+- $1,048.) 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.

SAILING FROM FRANCE TO GERMANY VIA THE ENGLISH CHANNEL: 7 Night Voyage From Le Havre, France to Bremmerhaven, Germany

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

Sailing from Le Havre through the English Channel past Belgium and the Netherland coasts to Bremmerhaven, Germany.

Le Havre, France
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.

6 Days at Sea

Sailing the English Channel
The English Channel is the part of the Atlantic Ocean that separates the island of Great Britain from northern France and joins the North Sea to the Atlantic. It is about 350 miles long and at its widest is 150 miles. The Strait of Dover is the narrowest part of the channel, being only 21 miles from Dover to Cap Gris Nez, and is located at the eastern end of the English Channel, where it meets the North Sea. During the period of ancient Roman hegemony the channel was known in Latin as the Oceanus Britannicus and up until around 1549 it was known as the British Sea.

The channel is relatively shallow, with an average depth of about 400 feet at its widest part, reducing to about 150 feet between Dover and Calais.

The Channel Islands lie in the channel, close to the French coast. The Isles of Scilly in the United Kingdom and Ushant in France mark the western end of the Channel. The French département of Manche, which incorporates the Cotentin Peninsula that juts out into the channel, takes its name from the surrounding seaway.

Bremerhaven, Germany
Bremerhaven has only a few historical buildings, and the high street and city centre are almost exclusively post-war. The main attractions for tourists are the German Emigration Center (since August 8, 2005) and the German Maritime Museum (Deutsches Schiffahrtsmuseum) on the historical harbour with many museum ships, such as the Type XXI U-boat Wilhelm Bauer, the Seute Deern (a three-masted sailing vessel), and the Hansekogge, a vintage ship dating from 1380. The Lloyd-Werft shipyard is renowned for building and renovating large cruise liners, for example the Norway. The fishing port also houses an aquarium (the Atlanticum). Attractions include the Klimahaus, simulating travel adventure along the 8th line of longitude.

Every five years Sail Bremerhaven is held, a large sailing convention that attracts tall ships from all over the world.

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