Sailing from Livorno to La Coruña

July 11 - 24, 2023

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Departure from Livorno

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

When you embark on the Clipper in Livorno, it is midsummer in Italy. Located on the Tuscan coast, Livorno is the largest and most significant city. If you want to gain a true sense of the city, explore the narrow canals of the Venice Quarter instead of the busy harbor. This is one of the most atmospheric parts of the city in summertime. The Old Fort, the New Fort, and the Natural History Museum are also worth seeing if you have extra time in the run-up to your trip. And imagine watching the sunset from Terrazza Mascagni with panoramic views of the sea.

Talking about the sea....Your sailing adventure begins on Tuesday July 11 in the afternoon with a welcome aboard, a tasty dinner in our longroom and a comfortable cabin for your first night. Departure is scheduled for the following morning.

Practical information

Mediterranean Sea - Atlantic Ocean

On this adventurous voyage you first sail across the Mediterranean Sea and then reach the Atlantic Ocean through the narrow Strait of Gibraltar. Subsequently, a northerly course is followed to finally arrive in the north of Spain after a total of some 12 days at sea.

There is nothing more unpredictable than the weather which will also be the case on this trip. Depending on the wind, the sails will be set or furled and you will learn about sailing on a tall ship under various circumstances. Are you looking forward to rolling up your sleeves already to help on deck or on one of the yards perhaps?

Strait of Gibraltar

A special experience will certainly be the passage of the Strait of Gibraltar. This strait connects the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean and separates Spain in Europe and Morocco in Africa. The passage is narrow, the shipping traffic is busy, the weather is sometimes rough and the chance of spotting a whale is present!

The Strait of Gibraltar has a width of 14 to 44 km, a length of 60 km, and a maximum depth of 900 meters. The narrow passage is named after the rock on the most southeastern point of land, Gibraltar.

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 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 on the mileage achieved on a preceding day, the mileage still to go, and any other points of interest.

During the presentation, there is room to share photos, and if you would like to share or tell something, a laptop, beamer and screen are at your disposal.

By Fleur Nooteboom

Sailing and watches

The ship’s crew stands 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 the wonders of sailing a square-rigged tall ship. Setting or furling the sails, keeping lookout, setting the course, or standing watch: you can participate in all of it.You might enjoy assisting the crew with onboard maintenance.There are plenty of options.

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.

La Coruña

In the late afternoon of Sunday, July 23, the Clipper Stad Amsterdam will arrive 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.

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?  All this is within reach the moment you disembark the next morning.

We hope this trip has been an unforgettable and wonderful experience.

Livorno - La Coruña


Practical information:

Embarkation:Tuesday July 11, 2023, at 17h00 (5 pm) in Livorno, Italy.
Debarkation: Monday, July 24, 2023, at 10h00 (10 am) in La Coruña, Spain.

Price 3 person cabin:  € 2.420,- p.p.
Price 2 person cabin:  € 2.850,- p.p.
Price 1 person cabin:  € 4.275,-

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.

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. When are you fully vaccinated? That is two weeks after receiving the second dose in a two dose COVID-19 vaccine series* or two weeks after receiving a single dose COVID-19 vaccine. 
EU citizens will be asked to show their EU vaccination certificate with a QR code. We advise guests with an 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.
*The primary series 
Wearing a face mask in case of illness
It is no longer compulsory to do a self test before you are traveling, at embarkation, while you are on board, and when you are not feeling well.
However, if you are ill or if you have flu/cold symptoms such as coughing/sniffling/headache/fever, etc., you are obliged to wear a face mask on board if the ship's doctor/1st officer/captain/hospitality manager requests you to do so.

Please keep in mind that it is still recommended by health authorities around the world to get and keep your boosters updated.
If the Covid situation worsens, we may have to reintroduce stricter requirements.

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 also obtain cancellation insurance for your voyage.

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.

All guests are obliged to have a valid passport with them on board Clipper Stad  Amsterdam. An ID card is not sufficient.

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 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 responsibility.

There are many flight opportunities from major (European) airports for attractive prices to Pisa (18 kilometers from Livorno).
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:

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