Antigua Tall Ship
Dutch owned Tall Ship Antigua is replacing Oosterschelde in her regular summer expeditions to Spitzbergen. The same wildlife experts will sail on ‘Antigua’ so you can benefit from their arctic experience. 2012 will be the fourth year that this ship has based herself in Spitsbergen for the summer. Antigua is licensed for worldwide charter and can take 32 guest crew. You are encouraged to join the watches and take part in sailing.
History Of The Antigua
The Antigua was built in 1957 as a fishing vessel in Thorne, Yorkshire (U.K.) and served in this capacity for many years.
Her hull was built to be tough but seaworthy and the extraordinary beauty of her lines was appreciated by keen eyed sailors. At the begining of 1990's it was decided to convert her to a tall ship and really take advantage of her wonderful shape.
She was refitted with all the comforts of a modern tallship, involving an extensive and loving conversion. The metamorphosis from fishing vessel to elegant three-masted barquentine took place gently, in style and with a real sense of tradition.
Style of Accomodation
The Barquentine Antigua now sails the seas on adventure voyages and has takes up to 32 gusets in 16 fully air-conditioned two-berth cabins that guarantee a comfortable stay onboard.
Barquentine Antigua has large middle deck making her easy to work on the sails and observe the sea and wildlife on her exciting passages.
What to Bring
• Flight tickets
• Voyage Information
• Any Medication
• Insurance documents
• Washing kit and toiletries
• Clothing for a very cold climate - hat, gloves, scarf, multiple layers.
• Wellington Boots or Sailing Boots
• Hiking boots
• Thermal layers
• Full wet weather gear
• You can charge electrical appliances if you have an adapter for European two pin sockets.
• A book for the flight
• Camera and batteries – film
• Sketching materials if you are an artist
• Small musical instrument are always welcome
All meals on board
You may purchase alcoholic drinks on board.