When you book your flights, please allow enough extra time in your schedule to avoid any problems with embarkation in case of delays, lost luggage etc. If you have to travel for more then 8 hours or if alternative transport is limited please plan to arrive (minimal) one day before embarkation. Please also keep in mind that you take enough time between disembarkation and your flight home, preferably a flight one or more days later. If you do want to fly the same day of disembarkation we advise you to book a flight end of the day.
It is your own reponsibility to arrange the correct Visa for all countries you visit during travelling to, from and on the ship. Please check with your local embassy of the countries you visit to see if you need to arrange any visa or permit.
The Bark EUROPA is properly insured for possible legal liabilities during your stay on board. The Bark EUROPA does not cover possible damage while being ashore. Naturally you must have a healthcare insurance in your own country. Apart from that, you also need to have a travel insurance covering this voyage. We also advise you to have a cancellation insurance.
It might be possible that you already have a travel insurance. Please make sure beforehand if your insurance covers travels with the Bark EUROPA. Also keep in mind to check if your insurance policy has ticked the 'world coverage' box in case you are travelling to Ushuaia, Argentina for a voyage to Antarctica for example. Please also check your health insurance, does it cover medical costs and repatriation world wide?
Some travel insurances are not accustomed to sailing holidays, but have a look at Top Sail Insurance or World Nomads.
It often happens that you book your voyage with the Bark EUROPA a long time before the actual embarkation date. In between the time of booking and emabarkation anything can happen with you or your family. We strongly recommend you to think of arranging a cancellation insurance for the voyage fare but also keep in mind the flight costs.
If you already have a cancellation insurance please check the amount of money covered on your policy or with your insurance company.