Antigua

Unforgettable Christmas experience in Northern Norway!

  • Departure and Arrival port: Tromsø
  • 20 December 2020, 20:00hr up to and including 26 December 2020, 12:00hr
  • € 1.290,- per person in a standard double cabin with shower and toilet
  • € 1.460,- per person in a comfort double cabin with shower and toilet

That far north, Santa Claus lives nearly around the corner. The perfect environment to celebrate Christmas in an extra ordinary way at Tallship Antigua. The chef will provide lovely meals which will let you enjoy the coziness of Antigua during Christmas time. Your Christmas celebration can’t be more out of the normal then at a Tallship sailing along the arctic wonderland.

On board the expedition ship Antigua, nature lovers can indulge in the pristine landscape and unique natural phenomena of Northern Norway. During this trip you will sail through the awe inspiring panoramas and vistas to locations normally out of reach. In winter, this exceptionally beautiful area of the world, far above the Arctic Circle offers even more magic: The Northern Lights. Also known as Aurora Borealis or Polar light, the Northern Lights are one of the most extraordinary natural phenomena on earth. With Antigua we visit places and ports without light pollution, so you have the best opportunities to view the Northern Lights. The splendour of green, purple, blue and rose coloured lights dancing across the sky will not disappoint.

Making this expedition during the Norwegian winter also offers the chance of whale watching. Nowhere else in the world are such large pods of whales visible than in Northern Norway. The magical Northern Lights and large pods of whales are central to this winter expedition. The route is therefore dependent on the circumstances such as weather conditions and whale locations. With this flexibility the captain of Antigua will navigate the expedition through the unspoiled landscapes in the Arctic Ocean, assuring the best opportunities for experiencing the wonders of nature and guaranteeing an unforgettable winter experience!

Sunday 20 December
Your journey begins in Tromsø. This modern city in the Arctic is where culture meets nature. Tromsø, also known as Paris of the North is literally a light beacon during the polar night. During the short days of the dark season this city immerses you in the relaxing warmth of Norwegian cosines.  

From 20:00 you may board Antigua in Tromsø. Upon boarding you will meet the crew of the ship, your traveling companions and have time to settle into the accommodations on board which will be your home for the coming days. Depending on the circumstances, we will sail out of the harbour the same evening, beginning the winter adventure.

Monday 21 December up to and including Wednesday 24 December
While the days are dedicated to spotting whales and navigating towards the best places to admire the Northern Lights there is never a moment worth missing.  In an ambiance of peace and quiet the expedition will journey through the breath taking scenery of the landscape. With the days getting quickly shorter the twilight period magically reveals the secret beauty of the polar region.

Docking at twilight in the the small fishing and reindeer villages your heart will be stolen by the beauty and tranquillity. On shore you can taste the life that has been lived for centuries in the High North and be amazed by the unspoiled nature and history of the area as it glows in the phenomenon of the Northern Lights

With the sails of the impressive three-masted barkentine hoisted the silence and timelessness of the Arctic Ocean, the grand fjords and majestic mountains come together as Antigua glides through the water.

Possible ports and anchorages:
Andfjord, Senja, Andenes, Gryllefjord, Skrolsvik, Sommaroy, Burfjorden, Hamnnes, Uloya, Nord-Lenangen

Thursday 25 December
Thursday we set course for our final destination Tromsø. Out of the dark we'll sail to this warm and cosy light beacon in the dark High North. The 'Celebration of light' will for once and all have an extra meaning for you, when arriving in the harbor of Tromsø.

Friday 26 December
After breakfast it is time to say goodbye to your traveling companions and the crew of the Antigua. Disembarking is at 12:00 am in Tromsø. The airport can be reached in 20 minutes by taxi.

If you have the time, then it is definitely worth taking the time to further explore Tromsø. In this bustling Arctic town you will find various attractions such as an aquarium, museums, and the northernmost botanical garden in the world. For lovers of outdoor activities there is also a lot to do, the city centre of Tromsø is a stone's throw from beautiful untouched nature to be easily explored with a casual walk or hike or trip with the dog sled.


Included in the price:

  • Accommodation in a two person cabin with shower and toilet
  • Bed linen and towels
  • Full board
  • Harbour fees

Not included in the price:

  • Transfer costs
  • Drinks, except coffee, tea and water
  • Travel and cancellation insurance

Additional information:

  • Please, don’t forget your passport or identity card
  • Luggage preferably in soft travel bags; hard suitcases are difficult to store in the cabins
  • Expenses on board can be settled at the end of the trip
  • Unfortunately it isn’t possible to pay by card

Antigua

On board the Antigua you are on a very special expedition ship. The three master has a specious center deck which enables you as guest to view the vast wilderness and animals of northernmost regions of Europe. The characteristic sailing ship counts three zodiacs used for excursions.

You’re immediately at home in the comfortable  and cosy salon of the ship, a perfect spot to wind down from a day at sea. As in the salon, the standard cabins are mahogany finished. For those who prefer slightly more comfort there are a few larger cabins with loose beds. All cabins have en-suite bathrooms with showers and toilets.

With the Barkentine Antigua you will reach regions where other ships won’t be able to sail. It’s for that reason that guests prefer to embark on our unique expeditions in arctic waters.

Facilities

16 comfortable 2 persons cabins with shower and toilet
8 cabins are 'comfort cabins' and have seperate 1-persons beds
All cabins have central heating and air conditioning
Spacious saloon with bar
Atmospheric spacious deck with furniture
Sound installation and beamer

Ship data

Ship type: Three masted barquentine
Year built: 1957
Home port: Harlingen, Netherlands
Day charter: 95 guests
Berths: 32 guests
Length overall: 49 m
Beam: 7,0 m
Draught: 3 m
Gross Tonnage: 210 GT
Main mast height: 31 m
Sail area: 750 m²

Antigua

Antigua

Facilities

16 comfortable 2 persons cabins with shower and toilet
8 cabins are 'comfort cabins' and have seperate 1-persons beds
All cabins have central heating and air conditioning
Spacious saloon with bar
Atmospheric spacious deck with furniture
Sound installation and beamer

Ship data

Ship type: Three masted barquentine
Year built: 1957
Home port: Harlingen, Netherlands
Day charter: 95 guests
Berths: 32 guests
Length overall: 49 m
Beam: 7,0 m
Draught: 3 m
Gross Tonnage: 210 GT
Main mast height: 31 m
Sail area: 750 m²
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From: € 920

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From: 22 November 2020
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From: € 1240

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From: 28 November 2020
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From: € 960

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Port of arrival: Tromsø

From: 06. December 2020
To: 11. December 2020

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From: € 1240

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From: 12 December 2020
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From € 2950

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