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13th June 2024 to 22nd June 2024

Tall Ship: Sailing from Shanghai to Hong Kong

From £1150 per person

Deposit 25% balance due 12wks before departure
This leg of the world tour is once again a truly extraordinary adventure that you can be a part of! In addition to an unforgettable sailing experience.
Clear
Suited to
Solo travellers, Couples, Groups
Difficulty
Challenging - good level of fitness required
Nights onboard
9
Vessel type
Clipper Stad Amsterdam Tall Ship
Vessel length
249ft
Skipper
Yes
Berth Style
Luxury Single, Twin or Triple Cabins
Insurance Required
Yes

This leg of the world tour is once again a truly extraordinary adventure that you can be a part of! In addition to an unforgettable sailing experience, you'll have the opportunity to discover and explore two beautiful cities located in two unique countries.

9 nights: 13 - 22 June 2024

3 person shared cabin: €1.320 / £1,150 per person*

2 person shared cabin: €1.555 / £1,355 per person*

Single cabin: €2.332,50 / £2,045 per person*

*Trips are priced in the operator’s local currency. The sterling amount shown is a guide only and the amount you pay in sterling will change with currency fluctuations

The first sailing day of this voyage starts beautifully. You will be sailing through the majestic Huangpu River to the Chinese Sea.

This is the river you may have already admired when visiting the city during a stroll on The Bund. The famous and historical area along the western bank of the Huangpu River is one of the most iconic parts of the city, providing stunning views of the Pudong skyline on the opposite side of the river. The view of the towering skyscrapers, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, and the Jin Mao Tower is fantastic in the evening when all the neon lights are lit.

In addition to an impressive skyline with highly modern architecture, Shanghai is a significant financial and trade centre, playing a major role in China's technological innovation and development.

A visit to the city of Shanghai is truly a must!

THE ROUTE

Navigating through the impressive Huangpu River, the course is set towards the East China Sea. This sea is a busy maritime strait with a variety of vessel traffic, ranging from large cargo ships to smaller fishing boats.

The sailing voyage then passes along the Zhoushan Archipelago. This group of islands is located in the East China Sea, near the mouth of the Yangtze River. The archipelago is renowned for its natural beauty, picturesque coastal landscapes, beaches, and rocky formations.

The voyage continues along the coastline of China, where the weather conditions and political situation will determine whether we sail to the west or east of Taiwan. As we eventually approach the coast of Hongkong, the city’s skyline gradually becomes visible, undoubtedly eliciting admiring reactions. Upon entering Victoria Harbour, you’ll catch a glimpse of the dynamism of Hong Kong as a significant maritime hub.

SAILING & ADVENTURE

During the sail to Hongkong, you’ll have the opportunity to learn as much as possible about sailing on a square-rigged ship.
Imagine standing on the lookout surrounded by nothing but the sea. The waves, the sea being rough now and then, maybe some other ships and sometimes even dolphins playfully dancing just ahead of the bow and the experience of feeling so insignificant in the overwhelming nature. Enjoy the peace and quiet at sea, be completely disconnected from our hectic lives at home, find the time to relax on deck or in the longroom with a book from our well-stocked library, and have interesting conversations with the crew and the other guests. Besides sailing, there are plenty of other activities to engage in! We recommend that you assist the crew, for example, in maintenance, to truly experience life on board a sailing ship.

The meals are enjoyed together with the crew in the longroom at times adjusted to the watches. Every night the captain will give a short briefing on the mileage achieved on a preceding day, the mileage still to go, and any other points of interest. During the presentation, there is also an opportunity to view some of the best photos of the day, taken by you or by our crew.

SAILING AND WATCHES

The ship’s crew stand watch in three shifts. These shifts are called the Red Watch (from 12- 4 AM and PM), the White Watch (from 4-8 AM and PM) and the Blue Watch (from 8-12 AM and PM).

We welcome you to join one of these watches. This way you can fully experience how things work on a ship. Setting or furling the sails, keeping the lookout, setting the course or standing watch: you can participate in all of it.

As a member of the Red Watch, you can enjoy the peacefulness of being at sea at night and the endless starry sky. In the White Watch, you will experience the break of dawn like you never did before, whilst in the Blue Watch, you can enjoy the sailing while maintaining a regular day and night rhythm.

HONGKONG WHERE EAST MEETS WEST

After covering approximately 900 nautical miles, We reach Victoria Harbour in Hongkong, where it will be berthed. This iconic natural harbor is situated between Hongkong Island and the Kowloon Peninsula. The panoramic view of the harbor is breathtaking, especially in the evening when the buildings are illuminated during the spectacular light and sound show, the “Symphony of Lights.”

Hongkong, once a British colony from 1842 to 1997, is a city where Eastern and Western influences remarkably come together and blend. This is evident not only in the diversity of its residents but also in the arts, music, film, and gastronomy. In addition to international cuisines and local dishes such as dim sum and noodles, street food markets are particularly popular.

In terms of nature, this bustling metropolis also has something to offer, as Hongkong features beautiful parks, hiking trails, and islands like Lantau Island.

after saying goodbye to the crew on Saturday morning, June 22, all the beauty that Hongkong has to offer awaits you.

  • Breakfast with coffee, tea and juices
  • Morning coffee
  • Lunch buffet with coffee, tea and juices
  • Afternoon coffee
  • Dinner buffet with coffee, tea and juices
  • Fresh fruit
  • Harbor and port dues
  • All running costs
  • Your travel to and from the start and endpoints.
  • Travel insurance
  • Any alcohol
  • Any meals you eat ashore
  • Medical exam cost (See additional information)

Travel Insurance
Taking out travel insurance is mandatory at all times on all our sailing trips. The mandatory travel insurance to be taken out by you must cover medical costs, accidents, and repatriation (article 13.9 of the general terms and conditions). When you take out your travel insurance please make sure that these costs are indeed covered.

Passport 
All guests are obliged to have a valid* passport with them on board. An Identity Card is not sufficient.

*Always inquire about the rules for the validity period of your passport for the country you are traveling to. In many countries, a passport is required to be valid for several months beyond the date of entry/departure

Visa:
It is crucial and your own responsibility to check and arrange visa requirements for the countries you are traveling to and traveling from.

The best way to determine if you need a visa to enter a specific country is by consulting the official website of the countries you plan to visit or by contacting the embassy or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

China:
Embassy or Consulate-General of the People’s Republic of China in your countryPlease verify what applies for you.

Hongkong:
immigration government website Please verify what applies for you.

Travel/vaccination requirements:
Some countries require proof of vaccination for travellers wishing to enter or exit the country.
Travel requirements are updated often, so we recommend always checking the latest entry requirements before your trip. Check for example: travel destinations

COVID-19: Vaccination or testing is no longer required.
All our guests are strongly encouraged, but not required, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19*. For sailing trips with us, there is no longer a requirement for vaccinations or testing. Depending on the developments, there may still be restrictions in the ports of call. Furthermore, entry requirements can always change for a country. We ask you always to check the current travel conditions per country.

* Health authorities around the globe still recommend that you obtain and keep your vaccinations/boosters updated. Furthermore please keep in mind that should the Covid situation become worse, we might have to reintroduce stricter requirements again.

Unfavourable weather conditions & maintenance
Please note that due to unfavourable weather conditions (e.g. lack of wind or too much wind) the captain may decide to proceed under engine power and/or arrive at or depart from a harbour either sooner or later. During our adventurous sailing trips, we are also occupied with the continuous maintenance program of the Clipper—a part of life on board Tall Ships as well. Should you wish to help, this is welcome but certainly not a must.

Flight suggestions:
Be advised that you must at all times be aware of and act by the travel advice and the coronavirus measures that apply when you are travelling to and from the ship. These trips are your responsibility.

Check what the best flight will be for you.

Flights To Shanghai
Flights From Hongkong

For more information about possible flights, you may also like to visit: www.skyscanner.com.

Would you like more information?
Contact us!

Shanghai, China

Hongkong, China

THE ROUTE

Navigating through the impressive Huangpu River, the course is set towards the East China Sea. This sea is a busy maritime strait with a variety of vessel traffic, ranging from large cargo ships to smaller fishing boats.

The sailing voyage then passes along the Zhoushan Archipelago. This group of islands is located in the East China Sea, near the mouth of the Yangtze River. The archipelago is renowned for its natural beauty, picturesque coastal landscapes, beaches, and rocky formations.

The voyage continues along the coastline of China, where the weather conditions and political situation will determine whether we sail to the west or east of Taiwan. As we eventually approach the coast of Hongkong, the city’s skyline gradually becomes visible, undoubtedly eliciting admiring reactions. Upon entering Victoria Harbour, you’ll catch a glimpse of the dynamism of Hong Kong as a significant maritime hub.

SAILING & ADVENTURE

During the sail to Hongkong, you’ll have the opportunity to learn as much as possible about sailing on a square-rigged ship.
Imagine standing on the lookout surrounded by nothing but the sea. The waves, the sea being rough now and then, maybe some other ships and sometimes even dolphins playfully dancing just ahead of the bow and the experience of feeling so insignificant in the overwhelming nature. Enjoy the peace and quiet at sea, be completely disconnected from our hectic lives at home, find the time to relax on deck or in the longroom with a book from our well-stocked library, and have interesting conversations with the crew and the other guests. Besides sailing, there are plenty of other activities to engage in! We recommend that you assist the crew, for example, in maintenance, to truly experience life on board a sailing ship.

The meals are enjoyed together with the crew in the longroom at times adjusted to the watches. Every night the captain will give a short briefing on the mileage achieved on a preceding day, the mileage still to go, and any other points of interest. During the presentation, there is also an opportunity to view some of the best photos of the day, taken by you or by our crew.

SAILING AND WATCHES

The ship’s crew stand watch in three shifts. These shifts are called the Red Watch (from 12- 4 AM and PM), the White Watch (from 4-8 AM and PM) and the Blue Watch (from 8-12 AM and PM).

We welcome you to join one of these watches. This way you can fully experience how things work on a ship. Setting or furling the sails, keeping the lookout, setting the course or standing watch: you can participate in all of it.

As a member of the Red Watch, you can enjoy the peacefulness of being at sea at night and the endless starry sky. In the White Watch, you will experience the break of dawn like you never did before, whilst in the Blue Watch, you can enjoy the sailing while maintaining a regular day and night rhythm.

HONGKONG WHERE EAST MEETS WEST

After covering approximately 900 nautical miles, We reach Victoria Harbour in Hongkong, where it will be berthed. This iconic natural harbor is situated between Hongkong Island and the Kowloon Peninsula. The panoramic view of the harbor is breathtaking, especially in the evening when the buildings are illuminated during the spectacular light and sound show, the “Symphony of Lights.”

Hongkong, once a British colony from 1842 to 1997, is a city where Eastern and Western influences remarkably come together and blend. This is evident not only in the diversity of its residents but also in the arts, music, film, and gastronomy. In addition to international cuisines and local dishes such as dim sum and noodles, street food markets are particularly popular.

In terms of nature, this bustling metropolis also has something to offer, as Hongkong features beautiful parks, hiking trails, and islands like Lantau Island.

after saying goodbye to the crew on Saturday morning, June 22, all the beauty that Hongkong has to offer awaits you.

Sailing boots

Trainers/ deck shoes (no black soled shoes please – they mark the deck)

Waterproof sailing kit

Hat

Sailing gloves

Clothes for on-board and on shore

A small backpack for trips on-shore (30-40 litres)

A water bottle

Sun glasses (polarized)

Sun cream – SPF50+

Small quick dry towel

Swimming kit

USB cord to charge your phone

Cash

Head torch

Sailing knife

Passport

Printed out Insurance details

Any medication you require