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Antarctica Expeditions 2023/2024

This season we will have four Antarctica trips, including a 50-day Scotia Arc expedition and three 22-day Antarctica voyages. This season there will be no Cape to Cape expedition. The next Cape to Cape expedition will be early 2025. Nevertheless, we hope the 50-day Scotia Arc expedition, with a visit to the Falklands/Las Malvinas, South Georgia and Antarctica, will offer a great alternative this season with fantastic wildlife, hiking and sailing opportunities.

Scotia Arc voyage
On our longer sailing voyage to the Falklands Islands / Las Malvinas and South Georgia, please don't forget that sailing is a huge part of the experience. The Southern Ocean is infamous for its roughness and the amount of sailing days on the Scotia Arc voyage (+28 sailing days) should not be overlooked. It is a fantastic experience, where you'll learn more about all the aspects of seaman's life and get the chance to visit remote locations and experience its beautiful wildlife.

This trip hits you very hard in an emotional way. You may think that you understand what you are going through and seeing while you are on the trip -but that is not the case. In the weeks and months after the being on the Bark Europa you begin to fully realize that this kind of experience was unique to the point that it will probably not be duplicated ever again in your global travels. It is an over the top experience.


Chilean Channels

Navigate the mesmerizing Chilean Channels with us, where nature's grandeur unfolds at every turn. Setting sail from Ushuaia's shores, the journey takes us deep into the heart of Patagonia, where towering snow capped peaks and glaciers are our every day feast. 

As we embark on our journey in the Chilean fjords, you'll be immersed by the many natural wonders this region has to offer. Witness the beautiful dance of light and water and enjoy the sight of rich wildlife, nestled in national reserves where human presence is only a visitor.

Pacific Ocean

We are ready to start our Pacific adventure in March 2024! In about six months, we will cross the largest ocean on Earth. Our sailing voyages will take you to different corners of the Pacific, revealing a kaleidoscope of natural wonders and hidden gems. From the cultural treasures of Easter Island to the tropical shores of French Polynesia and the pristine beaches of Fiji, each destination holds its own unique magic. Enjoy these wonderful journeys and experience the mighty Pacific on board Bark EUROPA.

Around Cape Horn

Embark on a 56-day crossing from New Caledonia to the Falkland Islands aboard Bark EUROPA, testing your endurance and seamanship. Experience the challenges of sailing from 50 degrees south in the Pacific Ocean to 50 degrees south in the Atlantic Ocean, aiming to round Cape Horn. This ultimate adventure demands experienced and physically fit sailors, requiring dedication and hard work. Explore the picturesque city of Nouméa in New Caledonia, a fusion of French sophistication and Pacific Island charm, before setting sail. Immerse yourself in the sailor's life, mastering tasks from helm duty to sail handling, all while embracing the simplicity of life at sea. Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime journey, embracing the challenge and connecting with nature's power.

Antarctica Expeditions 2024/2025

The Antarctic Expeditions of 2024/2025 will open for bookings on November 30th at 12:00 CET (noon)! Sail with us to the magical white continent!

To ensure a smooth booking process we have set some guidelines to help you book an Antarctic expedition on board Bark EUROPA. 

  • The actual booking of an Antarctic voyage is only possible from Thursday 30th of November 2023, 12:00 hours (noon) CET. Bookings received before this date will not be processed to give everyone a fair chance. 
  • We ask you to complete the booking form on our website at the time of opening or fill in the booking form (pdf) and send this by email at the time of opening. Please make sure these are filled in via the computer. We will not accept handwritten/printed and scanned versions. 
  • The complete PDF form will be to guarantee your application. Once we have secured a berth for you, we will ask for an online booking form filled in via our website.
  • All bookings and optional reservations should be made individually. Only booking forms that include full personal details and health statements will be processed.
  • Complete booking forms and health statements have priority over optional reservations. We will first process the complete bookings and then continue with the optional bookings.
  • Two persons cabins are only reserved for bookings of two persons and can't be booked by single bookers unless they pay for a full cabin (2 persons).
  • We will not have a waiting list. Instead, we have a separate mailing list to keep you up to date on the availability. All sailors that show interest will be added to this mailing list.

Long voyages 
On our longer sailing voyages of the Scotia Arc voyage and the Cape to Cape, please don't forget that sailing is a huge part of the experience. The Southern Ocean is infamous for its roughness and the amount of sailing days should not be overlooked. It is a fantastic experience, where you'll learn more about all the aspects of seaman's life and get the chance to visit remote locations and experience its beautiful wildlife.

Health statement, preferences and extra notes

  • Bark Europa only has 3 two persons cabins. Two persons cabins are of the same standard as the shared cabins and offer no extra luxuries or room. The extra privacy is its main advantage. When two person cabins are sold out and two sailors book a shared cabin instead, they can make a note of their preference for a private cabin, so we can contact them in case of cancellations.
  • Meal options on board are non-vegetarian or vegetarian. Due to the limited size of our galley and storage room all other meal requirements and allergies need to be checked with our cook first before we can confirm a booking. A vegan diet cannot be catered for on board Europa.
  • Being fit and healthy is extremely important when undertaking a voyage on a sailing and moving vessel in remote areas where no extra medical care is available. Safety is our number one priority. In addition to the health statement in the booking form, we ask our sailors aged 65 or over to submit a statement from their physician. This can be found here. Our Antarctica voyages are not available for sailors of 73 years or older.
  • Your answers on the health statement are used to inform the captain and/or the ships doctor when available on your voyage, so we expect you to keep them accurate and inform us of any changes between the moment of booking and the moment of embarkation.
  • You cannot sail on Europa if you are pregnant or diabetic. Bookings of sailors that use heart medication or blood thinners or have had treatment in the last years that has influenced your immune system will require that we seek advice for our team of ships doctors about the suitability of the different voyages.

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