Tall Ships Parade of Sail: Bergen and on to Lerwick

Dates & Availability

Embarkation Location
Bergen, Norway
Disembarkation Location
Lerwick, Shetland
Start Date
Wednesday, 24 July 2019
End Date
Saturday, 27 July 2019
Days Sailing
Days in Port
Est. Nautical Miles

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.

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