Once again the Atlantis will be sailing to the sunny South! This trip covers a lot of sea miles and is all about sailing! We have a goal and we know when we need to achieve it, so we'll also be sailing throughout the night to cover as many miles as possible in a day. Preferably under sail, as it not only more sustainable and economical, but also the ultimate way to enjoy this adventure on a tallship! A milemaker trip is often planned with some leeway to allow for bad weather, however if the weather gods are well intentioned we might be able to use the time gained through the favourable winds to get you ashore for an excursion or a stopover.
We'll start by navigating the Kiel Canal. A beautiful waterway, with rolling green hills on either side and lots of big ships to look at on the way. Once we've cleared the lock at Brunsbüttel, we'll be on the fast flowing Elbe, which will take us to the North Sea and after we cleared the coast of Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium we'll sail through the English Channel on our way to Cascais.
In Cascais some of our guests will go home and others will join us, perfectly in time to admire the phosphorescence that can often be seen at night in the Gibraltar Strait. On this part of the crossing we are also likely to encounter dolphins and whales. And if it's your lucky night, the dolphins will come out to play at the bow and be illuminated by the phosphorescence. An incredible sight to remember forever!
Be mesmerized by the stars at night, as you'll be able to find constellations that you'll hardly ever see on land and most likely have only ever seen on a picture before. You can even join the crew on the night watch, if you'd like to have an even more special experience or join them during the day helping with the sailing of the boat.
The route across the Mediterranean takes us along the Balearic Islands and if we have time we can anchor here in one of the beautiful bays or visit one of the enchanting harbors. Between Corsica and Sardinia we sail through the Strait of Bonifacio to Olbia. If we've made good time and the weather remains favourable, there will certainly be a chance for a swim stop in one of the fantastic bays. Maybe even a visit to the beautiful port of Bonifacio or we may find an anchorage off the coast of Sardinia in the beautiful area "La Maddalena".
We can't promise you anything in regards to the weather, but we can promise you that we will have a fantastic trip with wonderful food and great service. Enjoy sailing and pure nature with us on board the Atlantis.
The price includes accommodation in twin cabins with shower and toilet. Towels and bed linen are provided and all additional shipping costs and port fees are paid for. The full board consists of a breakfast buffet, a lunch buffet, an afternoon coffee break and dinner. In addition to the afternoon coffee break, coffee and tea are freely available all day.
Transfer costs and drinks (other than coffee and tea)
Recommendations for your trip:
Sporty casual clothing (suitable for wind, weather and rain), possibly a bathing suit. We recommend using soft travelbags, instead of hard case cases, as they are not suitable for stowing in the cabins. Remember to take your passport/ identity card and cash to settle your onboard account at the end of the trip. Card payment is not provided for.