Sailing from La Coruña to Las Palmas

December 2 - 11, 2022

Northern Spain - Canary Islands

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Every year a number of adventurous sailing trips, city trips and luxury cruises are organized by the Clipper Stad Amsterdam. Whether you are an experienced sailor or not, we are always excited to invite you to welcome you on board for an amazing holiday

 

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.

La Coruña

This sailing trip will take you from La Coruña in Spain to the Canary Islands much farther south. A somewhat unusual destination that combines culture with relaxation.

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 white sandy beach, fishing villages, and Europe's highest cliffs. The Tower of Hercules is the world's oldest working lighthouse, worth a visit before boarding the Clipper. Just an hour's drive from La Coruña you also find the famous pilgrimage town Santiago de Compostela. 

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La Coruna
Clipper Stad Amsterdam

Welcome on board

Early in the morning on December 3rd the fully rigged three-masted Clipper Stad Amsterdam sets sail for Las Palmas located on the island of Gran Canaria. 

In about 8 days we sail non-stop for approximately 1025 nautical miles along the Spanish and Portuguese west coasts to the archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean west of Morocco and the Western Sahara.

As part of this voyage, you're welcome to help us to hoist the sails, stand on the lookout, steer or perhaps even work on the yards together with the crew. There's plenty of time to relax, read a book, enjoy the views and learn about many aspects of sailing on a tall ship.

Overwhelming Nature

Imagine standing on the lookout surrounded by nothing but the sea. Enjoy the peace and quietness around you, be completely disconnected from your maybe sometimes hectic life at home.

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.

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 more than welcome to join one of these watches. This way you can fully experience how things work on a ship like the Stad Amsterdam. Setting or furling the sails, keeping lookout, setting the course or standing watch: you can participate in all of it.

As a member of the Red Watch you can enjoy the peacefulness of being at sea and the 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 can enjoy the sailing while maintaining a regular day and night rhythm.

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

We will reach Las Palmas' harbour on Saturday evening December 10 and after a memorable farewell dinner and a tasty breakfast it is time to disembark the ship at 10.00 am the following morning. 

You could also decide to spend a few extra days in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and visit the Cathedral de Santa Ana or the narrow streets and cosy squares in the historic district of Vegueta. Or just to relax on the golden-yellow beach with the many palm trees. There are a few very interesting museums and many restaurants serving local specialities. The dunes of Maspalomas and Roque Nublo are also worth a visit.

Panoramic view of Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
Panoramic view of Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

La Coruña - Las Palmas

 

Practical information:

Embarkation: Friday, December 2, at 17h00 in La Coruña, Spain
Debarkation: Sunday, December 11, at 10h00 in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

Price 3 person cabin: € 1.610,-  p.p.
Price 2 person cabin: € 1.898,-  p.p.
Price 1 person cabin:  € 2.847,-

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.

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 several direct flight possibilities from major European cities to the international Airport A Coruña. Flights with a stopover at Barcelona or Madrid is also a possibility. 
There are many flight opportunities from Las Palmas to several European airports for attractive prices. For more information visit: www.skyscanner.com.

Would you like to recieve more information? Feel free to contact us!

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