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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

reviewed on 20/02/2019

Well, what an awesome trip. Antarctica certainly exceeded anything that I had hoped for. Whales, penguins, seals, more penguins, ice bergs, glaciers, stunning scenery. The permanent crew were just so professional, uncomplaining, friendly and forever helpful and our guides clearly have a passion for what they do and the ability to make every little mundane task feel exciting. Words really cannot express what it was like and, to quote from another's blog, if you really want to know you will have to go see for your self. My only disappointment of the trip was the lack of hands-on sail handling - yes, we took the help, stood as look outs, hauled on lines, were instructed as to how to climb the masts and go out on the yards safely but, understandably, we were not permitted to go aloft in the strong winds to help with the sails. And in Antarctic waters we sailed hardly at all with currents, winds, bergs and schedules meaning the engine was used most of the time. If you want to see, hear, smell and experience Antarctica then aboard Europa is really the only way; if you want to be more actively involved in the sailing then an ocean crossing might be the better experience.

Chris Grose
reviewed on 10/02/2019
I thought there would be more specific questions

So everything was great, i cant really think of improvements because i thought thered be more specific questions to jog my memory. One thing ivepicked up from another boat is once booked and paid they sent the gear shopping list and option to prepay a bartab so you could rock up and have shirts waiting and not have to worry about carrying euro/dollars/pounds in a foreign country.

Mark G
reviewed on 10/12/2018
Total sailing experience

What a marvellous experience I had on this trip. The ship was incredible and the crew were so helpful for those of us who had never sailed on a square rigger before. It was good to meet new people and to get to know the other voyage crew members, there were 13 different nationalities onboard all of whom experienced their own personal adventure. We swam near the equator, saw dolphins, whales, flying fish and albatross and had perfect sailing weather for most of the trip. A small niggle was that a number of our more experienced fellow male voyage crew were a bit over zealous when it came to rope handling or sail setting and maybe the initial briefing could make it clearer about allowing everyone the opportunity to be involved rather than those who mostly pushed themselves forward. I would absolutely recommend an ocean voyage on Europa to anyone looking for a special experience, I can’t wait to do another trip!

Caren Adams
reviewed on 07/12/2018

The whole trip was just amazing. From the crew to the food to the ship. It was my second voyage on The Europa and would happily do a third. I would however recommend if I may that perhaps a word to everyone at the beginning of each leg about not taking ropes off or pushing in in front of female crew members. We are there too for the whole experience not just to paint our nails. Every member of the female voyage crew experienced this and some of the crew as well. I did point this out to the Captain who took this on board immediately and spoke to her crew for which I was very thankful.

Tracey Abbots-Darbyshire
reviewed on 28/11/2018
best trip ever

just wanna thank everybody, was a amazing trip. good fun,good people,good food,good sailing.

peter pauwels
reviewed on 18/11/2018

It was a amazing voyage!!! The crew were wonderful in helping us with everything and dear Rensje was absolutely amazing! I think that for a training ship she is handled very well and the organization was great. Capt. Janke is a wonderful captain and also did a superb job of wrangling the 40 plus landlubbers and keeping a ship shape ship! Thank you to everyone for all the love and effort that goes into these beautiful vessels.

Willow Ryan