Destination Area: Atlantic Coast, Europe
Length: 6 NIGHTS
Vessel: Eye of the Wind


Departs:

Cherbourg, France on July 10, 2017

Returns:

A Coruna, Spain (disembark) on July 16, 2017


Fare per passenger is 890 Euros (+-$836.). Fare is all inclusive except for alcoholic beverages and transportation to and from the ship.

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CELTIC SEA AND BAY OF BISCAY - LEAVING CHERBOURG YOU WILL PASS BY BREST, FRANCE AND ENTER THE BAY OF BISCAY TO A CORUNA: 6 Night Voyage From Cherbourg, France to A Coruna, Spain

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 in 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
  • 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
  • A Coruna is located on the Atlantic Ocean and is an historic city which has maintained close links with it's old fishing and commercial ports
  • Go to the Tower of Hercules which is one of the symbols of the city with a collection of Romanesque streets/ squares and medieval churches.

Departing Cherbourg you will sail by Brest, France into the Bay of Biscay to A Coruna, Spain.

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.


Bay of Biscay
The Bay of Biscay is a gulf of the northeast Atlantic Ocean located south of the Celtic Sea. It lies along the western coast of France from Brest south to the Spanish border, and the northern coast of Spain west to Cape Ortegal, and is named in English after the province of Biscay, in the Spanish Basque Country.

Parts of the continental shelf extend far into the bay, resulting in fairly shallow water in many areas and thus cause the rough seas for which the region is known. The Bay of Biscay is home to some of the Atlantic Ocean's fiercest weather. Large storms occur in the bay, especially during the winter months. Up until recent years it was a regular occurrence for merchant vessels to founder in Biscay storms, and many lives were lost.


A Coruna, Spain (disembark)
La Corunna is a beautiful town which welcomes thousands of pilgrims every year. The city's cathedral is the destination of a famous medieval pilgrimage route.

Today La Corunna is a modern city, which combines its traditional agricultural and fishing industries with new successful industries, such as fashion and textiles. This region is also a perfect destination to enjoy sun and beaches. You can engage in water sports such as surfing, sailing, diving and fishing.


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