Sailing from The Netherlands to Spain

November 22 - 30, 2022

IJmuiden - La Coruña

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The Clipper Stad Amsterdam as an international passenger ship is still bound by the COVID measures prescribed by the Dutch government and the measures that still apply worldwide onboard international passenger ships. We offer you a 100% refund guarantee concerning the travel sum paid to us if it would not be possible to carry out the trip or if other unforeseen COVID-19-related situations of force majeure occur, which would force us to cancel the trip.

Towards the North Sea

Every year a number of sailing trips are organized by the Clipper Stad Amsterdam. Whether you are an experienced sailor or not, we are more than pleased to invite you  on one of our adventurous sailing holidays.

After almost a month in The Netherlands, the Clipper Stad Amsterdam is heading south again on November 22nd. IJmuiden, one of the world's largest fishing ports, will be the port of embarkation. Sail with us through the English Channel, along Finistère in France, and the Gulf of Biscay to finally arrive at La Coruña located in the extreme northwest of Spain.

Practical Information

A wonderful sailing experience

Your first night onboard will begin with a tasty dinner and a comfortable cabin. The crew will prepare the ship for departure the following morning. On this multi-day non-stop sailing trip, we will cover a distance of about 800 nautical miles in about 7 days.

On this voyage, you'll be able to learn the ins and outs of sailing on a three-masted tallship. Enjoy the beautiful scenery from the deck and when you're keen, climb the mast to the top and feel the wind through your hair!

An unforgettable experience

Imagine standing on the lookout surrounded by nothing but the sea. The waves,  the sea being rough now and then, maybe some other ships and sometimes even dolphins playfully dancing just ahead of the bow and the experience of feeling so insignificant in the overwhelming nature.
Enjoy the peace and quietness around you, be completely disconnected from our hectic lives at home, find the time to relax on the deck or in the longroom with a book from our well-stocked library, and have interesting conversations with the crew and the other guests.

The meals are enjoyed together with the crew in the longroom at times adjusted to the watches. Every night the captain will give a short briefing of the mileage achieved on a preceding day, the mileage still to go, and any other points of interest.

Sailing and watches

The ship’s crew stand watch in three shifts. These shifts are called the Red Watch (from 12- 4 AM and PM), the White Watch (from 4-8 AM and PM) and the Blue Watch (from 8-12 AM and PM).

You're welcome to join the crew on one of these watches. This way you can fully experience how things work on board, like setting or furling the sails, keeping lookout, set the course or standing watch.

As a member of the Red Watch you can enjoy the peacefulness of being at sea and an endless starry sky. In the White Watch you will experience the break of dawn like you never did before, whilst in the Blue Watch you'll enjoy sailing while maintaining a regular day and night rhythm.

La Coruña

On Tuesday November 29th in the late afternoon, the Stad Amsterdam arrives in La Coruña. The city is located on a spit of land in the middle of two bays on the Atlantic Ocean, and is part of the scenic Rias Altas region. You'll find a long stretch of beach, fishing villages, and Europe's highest cliffs along this coast. All this is within reach the moment you disembark the next morning.

Apart from climbing the oldest working lighthouse in the world - the Tower of Hercules - the city offers much more in terms of culture, entertainment, and relaxation. Do you know that La Coruña is just an hour's drive from the famous pilgrimage town of Santiago de Compostela? 

We hope this trip will be an unforgettable and wonderful experience.

IJmuiden - La Coruña

 

Practical information:

Embarkation: Tuesday, November 22, at 17h00 in IJmuiden, The Netherlands
Debarkation: Wednesday, November 30, at 10h00 in La Coruña, Spain

Price 3 person cabin: € 1.270,-  p.p.
Price 2 person cabin: € 1.495,-  p.p.
Price 1 person cabin: € 2.242,50

Are you interested in a cabin with a double bed?
The surcharge is € 250,- (depending on availability).

This price includes:
· Breakfast with coffee, tea and juices;
· Morning coffee;
· Lunch buffet with coffee, tea and juices ;
· Afternoon coffee;
· Dinner buffet with coffee, tea and juices;
· Fresh fruit;
· Harbor and port dues.

Additional costs are:
· Flights and transfers;
· Additional drinks & snacks on board;
· Other personal expenses.

Clipper Stad Amsterdam & COVID-19 
We hereby like to inform you that the safety of our guests and our crew is of the highest priority and that we still follow up closely with all of the developments and the measures taken by the Dutch government concerning the coronavirus. In the context of the prevention of contamination with the COVID-19 (corona) virus, the Clipper Stad Amsterdam as an international passenger ship is also still bound by the measures prescribed by the Dutch government and the measures that still apply worldwide onboard international passenger ships.

To create a safe and responsible environment onboard, joining the Clipper is only possible for guests who meet the following requirements:
COVID vaccination
All guests are obliged to be fully vaccinated including the booster vaccination. The booster should be at least 2 weeks old. EU citizens will be asked to show their EU vaccination certificate with a QR code. We advise  guests with a EU nationality to also print their QR codes and bring this on paper. Non-EU guests are allowed to show their official paper proof of vaccination upon boarding. 
Antigen test with a certificate 
All guests are obliged to show a negative result of an antigen test with a certificate. The moment the test was taken should be no more than 24 hours before boarding.

Travel insurance
Taking out travel insurance is mandatory at all times on all our sailing trips. The mandatory travel insurance to be taken out by you must, in addition to, covering medical costs, accidents, and repatriation (article 13.9 of the general terms and conditions) also cover all COVID-19 related medical costs. When you take out your travel insurance please make sure that these costs are indeed covered.
It is recommended to take out trip cancellation insurance.

Cancellation
In unforeseen COVID-19-related situations involving force majeure, we offer a 100% refund guarantee concerning the travel sum paid to us. For all other - non-COVID - reasons to cancel, our usual terms and conditions apply. 

Unfavourable weather conditions & maintenance
Please note that due to unfavourable weather conditions (e.g. lack of wind or too much wind) the captain may decide to proceed under engine power and/or arrive at or depart from a harbour either sooner or later. During our adventurous sailing trips, the crew of the Stad Amsterdam is also occupied with the continuous maintenance program of the Clipper. A part of life on board of the Tall Ships as well. Should you wish to help, this is welcome but certainly not a must. 

Train & Flight suggestions:
Be advised that you must at all times be aware of and act by the travel advice and the corona measures that apply when you are travelling to and from the ship. These trips are your own responsibility.

There are many direct flight possibilities from all over the world to the international airport Schiphol in The Netherlands. IJmuiden is approximately 30 km away from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Traveltime is approximately 1 hour by public transportation.
There are several direct flight possibilities from the international Airport A Coruña to for instance France, United Kingdom and also within Spain. For more information visit: www.skyscanner.com.
By train you travel in about a little more than a day (with 2 stops) from La  Coruña San Cristobal to Amsterdam Central station. The price of this trip is approximately €197.
For more information including other destinations please refer to the website of NS International or Trains in Europe

Would you like to receive more information? Don't hesitate to contact us! 

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