Ship description The Bark Europa is a training ship. Thus, the passengers of the trip are considered a part of the crew and therefore receive detailed safety instructions. Depending on your interest and condition, you will be assigned on board. The permanent crew will be there to help and advise you. For example, you can assist with navigation, set sails, steer the ship or support the crew on watch. Sailing experience is not required. Your assistance is also required when crossing the Drake Passage. You will quickly understand that teamwork is the key to a unique sailing adventure. The barque Europa also invites its passengers to relax. The ship is ideally equipped for longer sea voyages. It has a library, a lounge, a poker area and a recreation room, the deckhouse. In addition, there is a DVD and CD player and radio on board. The majority of the crew is Dutch, but English is predominantly spoken on board. RoutesSouth Africa - AzoresArgentina - Antarctica Year of construction:1911 in HamburgLength:56 mWidth:7,45 mDraft:3,9 mSail area:1250 qmEngine:2 x 365 PSCabins12 Guests:max. 48 Cabin FacilitiesOn board of the Bark Europa there are four 2-person cabins, four 4-person cabins and four 6-person cabins. Each bunk has a blanket and bedlinen. Own bedrolls are therefore not necessary. Towels are also provided. All cabins have their private bathroom and WC. Dates & Booking For booking your Sailing Expedtion with the Bark Europa, please send back the following documents (see the links for the pdf-files) filled-out and signed best by email or fax:Booking FormPassenger Information FormWaiver of LiabilityPassport: send us a copy of your passport valid at least six months counting from voyage commencement.After receiving your booking forms, we will send you the booking confirmation and invoice whereupon a deposit of 1/3 is due. The second third is payable until 3 months prior departure and the last third until 1.5 months prior departure. If you pay from outside the EURO-zone, paying by credit card might be the cheapest option. But still we have to charge a non-refundable credit card fee of 2.5%. Further Documents required not later than 30 days prior departure (without those it will not be possible for the skipper to accept you for the expedition):Expedition Medical FormTravel Health InsuranceFully vaccinated against covid-19Scheduled Expedition Contract For further details we refer to:Expedition Gear ListTerms & ConditionsOptional Health Travel and Cancellation Insurance Besides to those please read the following leaflets and explanatory notes referring our behaviour at the Antarctica, how to protect the environment and reduce our ecolocical footprint:Cetacean Watching Guidelines of the IAATOSeal Watching Guidelines of the IAATOBird Watching Guidelines of the IAATOGeneral Information for Wildlife Watching of the IAATOHelp Protect Antarctica's pristine environment from non-native species (do not pack a pest)Boot Washing Guidelines of the IAATOGuidelines for Visitors to the Antarctic)Yacht Outreach Pamphlet of the IAATOOperational Do´s and Don´ts Ushuaia Guide You will travel on a modern Sailing Vessel. Please keep in mind, that safety first is the highest priority for all sailors on board. For this reason the exact route cannot be predicted and has to be adjusted by the captain/ skipper continuously according to the conditions - for the well-being of the whole team.