Destination Area: Atlantic Coast, Europe
Length: 7 NIGHTS
Vessel: Eye of the Wind


Departs:

Wilhelmshaven, Germany on July 3, 2017

Returns:

Cherbourg, France on July 10, 2017


Fare per passenger is 990 Euros (+-$930.). Fare is all inclusive except for alcoholic beverages and transportation to and from the ship.

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

NORTH SEA AND ENGLISH CHANNEL - LEAVING WILHELMSHAVEN, YOU WILL ENTER THE NORTH SEA AND HEAD SOUTHWEST TO THE ENGLISH CHANNEL TO CHERBOURG:

Eye of the Wind is a brig, with two masts carrying 8,000 square feet of tanbark sail. Built in 1911 in Germany, she went through a complete res ...

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  • Experience traditional seamanship in a 100 year old ship
  • Participate in the sailing operation if you choose to do so
  • 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 is sheer luxury in your air conditioned cabins
  • Mingle with the crew and fellow passengers. Enjoy the excellent gallery with culinary delights from morning to night
  • Visit the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Brucke bridge in Wilhelmshaven- a famous landmark
  • Also go to the Oceanis museum which has high-tech equipment making you feel as though you're 330 feet below sea level
  • As you sail into the English Channel take note of many small islands -some occupied
  • Cherbourg is a destination worth your attention
  • Stroll along Cherbourg's port next to the imposing 18th century townhouses until you reach the Basilica of the Trinity.

Leaving Wilhelmshaven, Germany you will enter the North Sea and head southwest to the English Channel to Cherbourg.

Wilhelmshaven, Germany


North Sea
The North Sea is a marginal body of water of the Atlantic Ocean located between Great Britain, Scandinavia, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and France.

Waters flow east to west into the North Sea through the Skagerrak Strait, an outlet to the Atlantic Ocean from the Baltic Sea.


English Channel, England
The English Channel, often referred to simply as the Channel, is an arm of the Atlantic Ocean that separates southern England from northern France, and joins the North Sea to the Atlantic. It is about 350 miles long and varies in width from 150 miles at its widest to 21 miles in the Strait of Dover.

There are several major islands in the Channel, the most notable being the Isle of Wight off the English coast, and the Channel Islands, British Crown Dependencies off the coast of France. The Isles of Scilly off the far southwest coast of England are not generally counted as being in the Channel. The coastline, particularly on the French shore, is deeply indented; several small islands close to the coastline, including Chausey and Mont Saint-Michel, are within French jurisdiction. The Cotentin Peninsula in France juts out into the Channel, and the Isle of Wight creates a small parallel channel known as the Solent in English waters. The Celtic Sea is to the west of the Channel.

For centuries, navigation between England and France was by ferry. Today the predominant crossing is the newly created "chunnel", a high speed underground rail line.


Cherbourg, France
Cherbourg, in Normandy, France, is an entry point for ferries from England and Ireland, a commercial port. The Cherbourg waterfront will be the site of the festival on July 14-17, 2005, for the Sail Training International Tall Ships Race. The city has a large aquarium, and maritime museum, including a nuclear submarine. You will not be far from the D-Day beaches of Normandy, if you would like to visit the American Military Cemetery there, or the D-day Landing museum.

Cherbourg was also the site of the 1864 Civil War naval battle in which the Union ship USS Kearsage sank the Confederate raider Alabama. The sunken wreck of the Alabama was located in 1984, and many relics have been recovered from her.

Other ways to pass the time in Cherbourg include a ramble along the Plage Vert (grassed-over beach) or up to the Roule Fort where there is a view of the whole town. Enjoy an afternoon at a sidewalk cafe watching the passing scene, or even some shopping.


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