Ports of call
Nice, St. Tropez, Cannes, Corsica, Villefranche
Essaouira, Casablanca, Safi, Agadir
St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Martinique, Dominica, Nevis and Antigua, St. Maarten
Civitavecchia, Porto Venere, Rome, Elba, Sardinia
Fuerteventura, Las Palmas
Minorca, Mallorca, Cartagena, Grenada, Gibraltar
Cape Verde Islands
Students join the ship in early September in Nice, France. Using the last warm weeks of the northern summer, we wind through French, Italian, and Spanish Mediterranean coastal towns. With frequent stops in ports along the way students are able to acclimate with the ship. After passing through Gibraltar, we sail down the Morocco coast then to the Canary Islands and the Cape Verdes. The biggest leg of the voyage is the 2,200 nautical mile crossing of the Atlantic from the Cape Verdes to the West Indies.
The students will learn, while experiencing first-hand, relevant subject matter. For example, what creates the trade winds which are driving our sailing ship? And, how have they impacted human history? The final weeks of the voyage will be spent exploring the delightful tropical islands of the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean before the students fly home from St. Maarten.