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Antarctica Expeditions 2022/2023


Ocean voyages 2023

Get ready for an unforgettable adventure on board Bark EUROPA this summer!

Imaging waking up to the sounds of the sea, the salty breeze on your face and the endless horizon stretching before you. With our summer ocean voyages this summer, you can experience the thrill of sailing on a traditional 112-year-old tall ship and exploring some of the most stunning and remote corners the Atlantic has to offer. Experience real adventure that lies in sailing itself. Feel the wind in the sails and the power of the ship as you help navigate and steer her through the open ocean.

Embark on the ultimate ocean adventure with us! Our 53-day voyage from Cape Town to the Azores will take you on an unforgettable journey, where you'll experience what it's like to be completely disconnected from the rest of the world. Discover remote islands in the middle of the Atlantic and become a true tall ship sailor! This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that you don't want to miss.

Not ready for a long voyage yet? Join us for a thrilling sailing adventure on one of our shorter trips, this is the perfect opportunity to experience the joy of sailing and see if it's for you. Who knows, this could be just the start of your ocean adventure and lifelong love of tall ship sailing. We can't wait to welcome you on board!

Embark on a journey of a lifetime, starting from the stunning Azores all the way to the historic city of Lisbon. 13 days of sunrises, sunsets, and the opportunity to get familiar with the art of navigation, seamanship and sail handling giving you a hands-on experience you will never forget.

Or join us for the Tall Ship Race from Lisbon to Cádiz, where you can witness the spectacle of magnificent tall ships from all over the world sailing together. Take part in all the festivities in the harbor of Lisbon and Cádiz and help Bark EUROPA over the finish line!

For those who want to explore the charming city of Cádiz and its surroundings, the Cádiz roundtrip voyage is the perfect choice. Explore the Andalusian coast and part of the Atlantic Ocean with Bark EUROPA as your home base in this 5-day sailing journey.

The Summer voyages Azores - Lisbon, Tall Ships Race from Lisbon to Cadiz and Cadiz roundtrip will open for bookings from upcoming Tuesday 28th of March!

You may imagine what a trip on bark Europa will be like. Tall ship, sail handling, ocean going. But the journey is so much more. Beyond imagination. The sights, the places, the people, the activities were all extraordinary and incredible. If you're considering a voyage with bark Europa, do it!


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.

  • For the Antarctica season 2023/2024 our Covid-19 policy still stands. This means everyone needs to be fully vaccinated to be allowed on board, including booster.
  • Because of very limited medical care in the remote regions that we sail in, it is unfortunately not possible to sail with us on remote ocean voyages or Antarctica expeditions if you have diabetes.
  • Our meal options are 'vegetarian' and 'non-vegetarian'. All other dietary requests will have to be discussed with our cooks first before we can confirm your booking.
  • We kindly ask our sailors aged 65 or over to send in an additional health statement, signed by their general practitioner. The statement can be found here. Our Antarctica voyages are not available to sailors of 73 years or older.
  • On our sailing trips we ask a lot of our voyage crew: watchkeeping, climbing the rigging, hoisting the sails, helping with maintenance. We will encounter various weather conditions and being active on deck is a large part of the experience. Because of this we always aim to ensure that every trip has a nice range in ages and nationalities. It is precisely this division that provides interesting conversations on board, between the youngest and older guests among us. We therefore keep in mind the number of people in a certain age group on our voyages. This could mean that if the limit has been reached, we might have to add someone on the waiting list. At this moment we only have availability for 60+ sailors on ANT 2 and ANT 4.

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.


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