Join the Swan for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take part in the Tall Ships! You will take part in the Parade of Sail when leaving Bergen and experience a snapshot of what the Tall Ships extravaganza has to offer.
The passage to Lerwick should take in the region of 28-36 hours, depending on weather conditions. You will be outwith the sight of land for most of this time (although you may spot quite a few oil rigs).
The Swan is a sail training vessel, and as such you will take your turn on the helm, stand watch with the rest of your watch-mates, adjust sails and do safety checks, usually on a 4 hour on-8 hour off watch system. You will also help out with domestic tasks such as cooking and cleaning. Everyone mucks in, from skipper to first-timer, and from the most to the least experienced. This will give you a strong sense of accomplishment and achievement – you are part of what makes your voyage happen, and your efforts will have a positive effect on the rest of the crew onboard.
Take advantage of our special discounted price of £200 for our voyage to Lerwick (which includes the Bergen Parade of Sail) when purchasing the previous trip from Fredrikstad.
Included in voyage
- Full board and snacks. You will be well fed!
- Life jacket and safety line.
- There are basic waterproofs onboard, however you may feel more comfortable in your own wet weather gear.
- Mattress covers are provided, bring with you a sleeping bag, pillow or alternative bedding.