Join the Antarctic Adventure

July 10, 2016

It is high time to open up our new season of Antarctica expeditions. Booking is possible as of Monday 11th July 12.00 hrs CEST (Central European Summer Time). Dates and rates are available online on oursailing schedule. 
Expedition Falkland Islands – South Georgia – Antarctica Ushuaia
This first expedition of the season is an ideal combination of ocean sailing and remote destinations. In 34 days we explore the nature and wildlife of South Georgia and the Antarctic peninsula. Instead of flying to the Falklands/Islas Malvinas you can also join Europa in Montevideo for some sailing and add some extra sea salt to your adventure.
22-day Antarctica expeditions
We are happy to announce the dates of two 22-day Antarctica voyages planned in 2017/2018, both beginning and finishing in Ushuaia. Antarctica is a huge, cold, white plain, which appeals to the imagination of everybody. Many are fascinated by the rich wildlife or the beauty of the unspoilt Antarctic natural environment. All penguin species are restricted to the Southern Hemisphere, but the greatest concentrations are on Antarctic coasts and sub-Antarctic islands.

Guides on board
During all the Antarctica expeditions there will be a guide on board the Bark EUROPA. He/she knows the area we will be visiting well. The guide gives lectures on board the ship about the flora and fauna we will encounter, prepares you for the landings on shore and will guide you on the shore walks.

Long haul: Cape to Cape expedition
The final Antarctica voyage of the new season will be departing from Ushuaia and finishes in Cape Town, South Africa. This 52-day voyage takes you from the most Southern tip of South America all the way to Antarctica, the sub-antarctic South Georgia and Tristan da Cunha before arriving in Cape Town. A true expedition which asks for an adventurous voyage crew!
Our voyage offers all nature lovers a special opportunity to meet with some of the most unspoiled environments of this world. During this voyage we will visit a number of remarkable areas like the South Shetland Islands, the Antarctic Peninsula and the Weddell Sea with her many icebergs.
How to Book
Although the sailing schedule for our new Antarctica season is now definite, we only start accepting bookings on Monday July 11th 2016 at 12.00 hrs (midday) CEST (Central European Sumer Time). This way all people interested in sailing on board Europa have a few days to receive the information and gives everyone a fair chance to make a booking. Please keep in mind the following notes:
•   Bookings will be accepted at July 11th 2016 from 12.00 hrs CEST and processed in order of receipt by e-mail
•   Any bookings received before this time will not be processed
•   Please send in 1 booking form per person. Add the names of your fellow travellers in the remarks of your booking.
•   Please keep in mind that after medical approval of your booking your reservation is definite and a cancellation fee will apply. We will require a deposit of 30% after confirmation.
•   It is possible to make an optional reservation for two weeks. Definite reservations received on 11th July 2016 are treated with priority, optional reservations confirmed based on availability.
Mixed international voyage crew
The ship enjoys the company of a very international crew and voyage crew/trainees; not a voyage is the same. Sometimes up to 14 different nationalities populate the ship! The language spoken on board is English. On board the Bark EUROPA we have separate men’s and women’s cabins for trainees traveling alone.
No sailing experience needed
As voyage crew you will be assigned to the watch system. Especially during the sailing days on the Drake Passage and on the longer sailing passages you will stand on look out, handle the sails and steer the ship. During the visits to Antarctica and other landing spots the watch system is down and you will have a day to day program to fully enjoy.
This year the IAATO International Association for Antarctica Touroperators) celebrates her 25th anniversary. The Bark EUROPA member of IAATO. IAATO is a member organization founded in 1991 to advocate, promote and practice safe and environmentally responsible private-sector travel to the Antarctic.