atlantic ocean crossing

BOSTON - Ponta delgada (AZOREs)

 May 9 - 24, 2023

No more availability, 2nd leg will be published soon!

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.


Crossing the Atlantic Ocean

A number of sailing trips are organized by the Clipper Stad Amsterdam every year. Whether you are an experienced sailor or not, we are more than pleased to invite you to join our crew on one of these adventurous sailing holidays. Twice a year the Clipper Stad Amsterdam sails across the Atlantic Ocean. This spring the first leg* of the Atlantic Ocean crossing will be from Boston to Ponta Delgada (the Azores). 

The true sailing enthusiast will for sure get what he or she is looking for on this Atlantic Ocean crossing. Dolphins tumbling near the ship’s bow, astonishing clouds, colourful rainbows and amazing sunrises and sunsets. The feeling of tranquil and freedom which the open sea provides, will make you feel small and special at the same time. A unique chance to admire the Clipper in all her glory.

You're free to sign up for one of the watches to experience what it is like to sail the ship. Stand on the lookout, at the helm, perform all kinds of sailing operations, learn about the rigging and navigation and if you like you can even lend a hand with the maintenance work that is always there on a tall ship.

* After leaving the Azores, the Clipper will sail to the east coast of Spain. The exact destination is still unknown. We will keep you informed.

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by Fleur Nooteboom
by Marleen van Moorsel

non-stop sailing

Captain and crew will welcome you on board of the Clipper Stad Amsterdam in Boston, U.S.A. on Tuesday May 9th. Boston is the capital of the state of Massachusetts and unofficially also of New England. Founded by the Puritan settlers in 1630 and well known for the Boston Tea Party, for example, this rich and “old” city located at the Atlantic Ocean has much to offer.

We will leave Boston early the next morning to start our non-stop voyage of some 2100 nautical miles to Ponta Delgada (the Azores). It is time to roll up the sleeves!

Sea All around

Imagine standing on the lookout surrounded by nothing but the sea. Enjoy the peace and quietness around you, be completely disconnected from your - perhaps 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, make this trip an unforgettable experience.

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.

As part of the presentation, guests are able to share photos, and some guests may like to share stories. If so, you may use a laptop, projector, and screen.

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­čôĚDirk Slagter

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).

We welcome you 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 the 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.

Arrival at São Miguel

Arrival in Ponta Delgada (the Azores)  is scheduled for late afternoon on May 23. The town is located on the south coast of the island São Miguel which in turn is part of the islands group of the Azores and easily accessible by plane. The fortress of Sao Bras and the main church Igreja Matriz de Sao Sebastiao are two buildings in the city centre with an important historical value. And in clear weather, the (non-active) volcano Do Fogo can be seen. 
São Miguel, the "nature island", is the largest island of the Azores archipelago and has the most inhabitants. The crater lakes, the rugged coastline and the wonderful green nature make this a fantastic island to stay for a few days.

After 14 days at sea learning all about sailing a full-rigged ship, you will set foot ashore again. This unforgettable sailing experience has come to an end. Time to explore Ponta Delgada and/or the island São Miguel perhaps but not before you have enjoyed a delicious Captain's Dinner on the very last evening on board. The next morning at 10:00 there will be the inevitable farewell.

Ponta Delgada

Boston - Ponta Delgada (the Azores)


Practical information:

Embarkation: Tuesday May 9, 2023 at 17h00 in Boston, U.S.A.
Debarkation: Wednesday May 24, 2023 at 10h00 (am) in Ponta Delgada, the Azores

Price 3 person cabin: € 2.239,- p.p.
Price 2 person cabin: € 2.635,- p.p.
Price 1 person cabin: € 3.952,50.

If you stay on board from Ponta Delgada to mainland Europe, you will receive a 15% discount on the second leg of your Atlantic crossing.

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.

The meals are enjoyed along with the crew in the long room at times adjusted to the watches. 

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 self-test
All guests are obliged to show a negative result of an antigen self-test.The moment the test was taken should be no more than 24 hours before boarding. In addition another self test upon boarding has to be performed (provided by the shipping company).

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.

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 many flights from major cities all over the world to Boston in the United States for a good price. 
American Airlines, Finnair, Iberia, British Airways, KLM, Aer Lingus, Delta and Air France all fly direct to Boston Logan International.
From Ponta Delgada (the Azores) there are direct flights to for example Boston or New York, for about € 535,-/ € 424,-.
It is also possible to fly to the international airport at Lisbon for about € 31,- and from there to many major cities in the world.
There are 11 airlines flying from Ponta Delgada to 43 airports around the world, as of December 2022. 
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