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The best way in which you can support the EUROPA and keep her sailing around the world is by spreading the word about her voyages. By telling your story about your voyage you can serve as a source of inspiration for other to join the adventure. We are very interested in your review, either good or bad, what we can do to improve our sailing voyages or what you liked best on your voyage

5/5
Capetown-Azores-Rouen
reviewed on 05/08/2019
Trip of a lifetime

Everything about being on the Europa is just pure bliss to me; the crew were very nice and welcoming, the deckhands were very patient with us newbies, I haven't been this happy for a very long time. There are a couple of things that can be done better though: 1) Better communications between the permanent and voyage crew (e.g. room change arrangements) 2) Get more and/or better fishing gear with lectures on how to fish 3) Get better squeegees for deck wash! Other than that, coming on the Europa for 2.5 months was the best decision I've ever made. I hope I'll be back on the Europa in the near future.

Adrian Chan
5/5
Cape-to-Cape-2019
reviewed on 05/08/2019
My most memorable travel experience

Several months have passed now since I disembarked the Europa in Cape Town. And I still struggle to find words for that absolutely amazing experience. I loved every single day of it and that for many reasons. Hearing stories of Antarctic explorers and following their tracks in the Weddell Sea and South Georgia, visiting very remote places only a few others have been before, learning a lot about sailing and experiencing what it is like to sail 24/7, being involved in the Watch system and leaving my comfort zone once in a while, experiencing all kinds of weather from heavy storms and rough seas to sunny chill out days on deck. The absolutely amazing crew - I really thank you from the bottom of my heart for the wonderful work you do. Janke, Finn and Merle for sailing us safely to Cape Town, Sarah, Jordi and Rich for guiding us im Antarctica and giving these great lectures, Gjalt and Merel for always keeping our belly filled with superb food, Rempart, Enguerrand, Mille, Rune, Lex, Beth, Adam, Loek, Greg, Adrian for always being happy and doing a fabulous job. Thank you Bark Europa Team for sharing your passion with us and keeping this old lady running.

Carolin
5/5
Capetown-Azores-Rouen
reviewed on 10/07/2019
Horta to Rouen

My congratulations to Captain Claus, his dog Sirius & dedicated highly professional crew for imparting & allowing us to share their knowledge of seamanship & know how in sailing Europa in what for me must be the ultimate ocean experience..The importance of participation was quickly understood. Don't hesitate to grab this amazing opportunity and feel what its like to be part of the crew and what an ocean voyage can offer on such a remarkable vessel as Europa & even if you have never sailed before don't worry go for it! The crew's ability in teaching/demonstrating the many numerous skills needed in handling a 3 masted bark including safety drills were very well presented as were the many lectures given by Europa's crew. The magnificence of Europa is spellbinding. A piece of living maritime history! The food was superb as was the welcoming we received from the galley staff. My best wishes to Europa and her crew. Mark Walker

Mark Walker
4/5
Capetown-Azores-Rouen
reviewed on 08/07/2019
Voyage Crew

The voyage was an experience few have or will ever have a chance to embrace. Doing such a long voyage brings so much more time to absorb the spirit of open ocean tall ship sailing as close as one can get historically. My only reason for not giving a Five is because on occasion, I felt like we the voyage crew weren't informed like the permanent crew, which lead to rumors and not feeling like part of the team. The captain sensed this and started to post weather and location info and also provided more insights during our 2- O'clocky, which made us feel more connected.

Scott
4/5
Capetown-Azores
reviewed on 06/07/2019
MR

I MADE ALL THE TRIP USING CELESTAL NAVIGATION/ I WAS DESAPOINTED THAT NOBODY AMONG THE TRAINNIES WAS INTERESTED ABOUT THIS NAVAGATION I CANNOT UNDERSTAND, WHEN SAILING O/B A 108 YEARS OLD 3 MASTS SHIP NOT INTERESTED BY THE TECNICS OF NAVIGATION THEY USED AT THAT TIME

GILLES JEAN PIERRE
5/5
Capetown-schieveningen
reviewed on 05/07/2019
Trip

Sailing on the Bark Europa was a very Nice expiriance it thougt me alot for exempel teaching me to controle my langer teach me how to wake up on time of tought me different responsiblitys teaching me how to be humble and a hole lot of sailing that i never did before

Alberto Romney