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Virtual 3D tour

Allow yourself to virtually wander through the ship and explore the traditional mahogany deckhouse, the teakwood decks and floors as well as the beautiful interior with authentic early 20th century details. The ambiance of Bark EUROPA will make you feel at home right away. The ship has various places for relaxing, the deckhouse with a bar, the lounge to eat, a library and comfortable cabins each with their own shower and toilet.



On board Bark EUROPA we have 12 cabins available for voyage crew, four 2-person cabins, four 4-person cabins and four 6-person cabins. The classic romantic bunks are very comfortable and each bunk has its own set of sheets, duvet and towels. All cabins have their own shower and toilet.

If you are travelling as a couple you can decide to book a 2-person cabin but you can also be placed together with another couple in a 4-person cabin. Single travelers can find their bunk in a 4- or 6-person cabin (male or female cabins). During Antarctica expeditions or long ocean crossings a maximum of 5 persons will be placed in a 6-person cabin. We cannot guarantee any specific cabin or bunk to you, only make a note of your preference. However, the final cabin schedule will be made on board by the captain.

Living areas

With different areas such as the library, the lounge, poker corner and deckhouse Bark EUROPA is ideal for ocean crossings and longer voyages. It allows you to do your own thing. Whether you wish to do some quiet reading or write in your logbook in the library in the aft of the ship or prefer to enjoy an active role in the social life in the deckhouse: there is a place for everyone. In the deckhouse you will also find the ships bar where you can enjoy a glass of wine with your fellow crewmates, play a board or card game or just enjoy a good talk. On the tween deck level, you will find the lounge. Breakfast is served here but this area is also used by the guides to give their lectures and show their movies.


As a three masted bark the EUROPA has quite a lot of sails. Once on board you will receive a sailors handbook with more details on the names of the sails and all the corresponding sails. If you want to have a look already please see the list of names below. 

A. Flying jib I. Fore Royal Q. Main Topgallant
B. Outer jib J. Fore Skysail R. Main Royal
C. Inner jib K. Main Topmast Staysail S. Main Skysail
D. Fore Topmast Staysail       L. Main Topgallant Staysail    T. Mizzen Staysail
E. Foresail / Forecourse M. Main Royal Staysail U. Mizzen Top Staysail
F. Fore lower topsail N. Main Sail/ Main Course   V. Mizzen Topgallant Staysail 
GFore upper topsail O. Main Lower Topsail W. Mizzen
H. Fore Topgallant P. Main Upper Topsai Z. Gaff Topsail

Technical details

Build 1911
Home port Scheveningen, Netherlands
LOA 56 meter
Width 7.4 meter
Draught 3.9 meter
Hight 33 meter
Max. Sails 1250 m2
Engines 2 x 365 pk Caterpillar
Call Sign PDZS

Facts about Bark EUROPA

Maximum speed

The max hull speed is just over 13 knots. In reality 12.5 knots has been made 

All sails up

It takes about 45 minutes to hoist all sails

All sails down 

It takes about 5 minutes to take all sails down

Rope on board 

Including all sheets, halyards, clew and buntlines, brasses and mooringlines there is 5,5 kilometer rope on board

Close hauled

The EUROPA can sail on a 65 degrees close hauled course