Embarkation: Monday 26 February 2018 5PM, Sal, Cape Verde
Disembarkation: Tuesday 27 March 2018 9AM, Hemingway Marina, Cuba
Price 2 person cabin: € 3625,- p.p.
Price 4 person cabin: € 2900,- p.p.
(three meals per day, snacks, coffee, tea, milk and water are included)
Upon arrival the crew will be busy with stocking up. Water, gas oil, vegetables, fruit and other provisions will be brought on board. Everything we think we will need for our Atlantic crossing should be on board because on our sailing trip to the Caribbean we will be on our own. We will enjoy our meal and last night in port before we leave the next morning.
From Palmeira we sail west. With the strong north-easterly trade wind we will be able to sail quickly to the Caribbean because the North Equatorial Current will be favourable for us. For some it will be an adjustment getting used to the movements of the ship. Therefore, we make a short stop on one of the most beautiful islands of Cape Verde: São Nicolau. Then the Atlantic is waiting for us.
An ocean crossing is special and spectacular. The waves, the ocean swell and the beautiful skies never gets boring. And while the weather is very stable on these latitudes, wind direction and strength is variable. So there will always be something to do on deck. And with the expected pleasant temperatures we don’t mind being on deck. With a fishing line behind the ship we try to catch some fresh fish to add to the menu. Tuna, Wahoo and Dorado (Mahi-Mahi) are possible catches of the day.
During the nights we gaze at the stars and have long conversations at the aft deck. Our first stop in the Caribbean will be the island St Martin. We will stretch our legs after over 2000 nautical miles and we fill our stores with fresh fruit and vegetables. The second part of our trip will be in the Caribbean. In this area and in this time of year there is a big chance we will spot humpback whales with their babies. We leave the endless coral reefs of Turks and Caicos and the Bahamas east of us while we spot the west coast of Cuba. The island is so big that it will take us a few days before we arrive at our destination: Hemingway Marina, Cuba.
This description is meant to give you an impression of how a voyage could look like. Depending on wind and weather conditions the travel plan could be altered, however we always try to sail as much as possible.
How to get there
On this voyage you will have to arrange your own transfer. Prices depend on availability and time of booking.