June 28- July 05 2022

Sail with us through Vesterled, one of the traditional Viking sea routes, on a grand voyage from the western capital of Bergen over to the idyllic Shetland Islands and onward to picturesque Kristiansund.

 

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DEPARTURE Bergen

28. 06. 2022 16:00

28. 06. 2022 18:00

ARRIVAL Kristiansund 05. 07. 2022 09:00
INCLUDED
Meals
NOT INCLUDED Flights and transfers to and from the ship, drinks on board (available for local prices). Field trips, other personal expenses.

If you want to spend a few days on the Shetland Islands after the voyage or before your voyage, you can read more:

Bergen – Lerwick, June 28 – July 1 or:

Lerwick – Kristiansund, July 2 –5

You will get a panoramic view of the town of Lerwick, Shetland’s capital and most northerly town of the British Isles. Developing from the 1600’s on the rise of the fishing industry. Visit Scalloway the ancient capital with its ancient castle, which was build around 1600 by Earl Patrick Stewart. Visit the Scalloway Museum with its displays on ancient Shetland and the “Shetland bus” the name of a secret operation carried out by the resistance movement during World War II.

View the beauty of the Tingwall valley, learn about Norse heritage and visit Shetland’s largest woodlands at Kergord. At the Shetland Jewellery workshop you can see the production of handcrafted items with Celtic and Norse designs and purchase items in the shop.

Duration. 3,5 hours.

On Sea Norway trainees live together on the banjer deck, you sleep either on a the bunk or in a hammock.
You can choose to join a watch team or not. We recommend everyone to join in on a team, it makes the voyage more interesting and you get to know your fellow trainees better.
The daily routines goes like this: Trainees, will be assigned to one of three watch teams who work for 4 hours and then have 8 hours off, both day and night.

You can read more about the watch posts here.

While at sea, meals are served at the following times:

0730: Breakfast

1200: Lunch

1730: Dinner

Further food in the late evening is available as required for the night shifts.

You must bring hardwearing, warm clothes that are water- and windproof, and good shoes. Even if you sail in summer, it can be cold at sea, especially on night watch.

Other items:

  • Passport, this also applies to Norwegians sailing between Norwegian ports
  • Sleeping bag, not too warm
  • Cap
  • Gloves
  • Toiletries
  • Suntan lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Shoes with rubber soles, or rubber boots
  • Towel
  • Personal medicines
  • Mobil phone charger
  • Small backpack for going ashore
  • Pack your belongings in a soft bag without wheels. (it must be stored in your locker, which only takes 120 liters).
  • Bring a small padlock to lock your locker with, or buy one on board.

 

The on board shop
Our shop carries snacks, chocolate, soft drinks, toiletries and souvenirs.

Mobile phones and power
There is no mobile phone coverage when we are in open sea. If you require contact with people ashore, the ship and the office will assist you. The power supply onboard is 220V AC.

Washing clothes
Normally, it’s not possible to wash your clothes on board. However, if your voyage is longer than one week, you may contact the sergeant about using the ships washing machine.

Luggage
The ship has limited space for luggage. Your luggage allowance is a bag of 120 litres.

Seasickness and drugs
Remember to notify the sergeant and watch leader on board if you use seasick medication or seasick bandage. When using seasickness medication you are not allowed to enter the rig within a certain time after use, 6 hours after the last pill taken and 12 hours after the seasick bandage is removed. When at sea/sailing the ship is “dry,” i.e. totally alcohol restricted.

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