Sail with us

Sail with us

Sail with us

Sail with us

Sail with us

Sail with us

Sail with us

Sail with us

Since 1994 the barque EUROPA has roamed the seas of the world and built up the reputation of a ship that really sails. A professional crew of 14 and a complement of 48 voyage crewmembers of all ages and nationalities sail her. Tall Ships enthusiasts, some with no sailing experience, take the wheel, hoist the yards, navigate, etc. We, the crew, invite you to sail with us. Each year there are different voyages on the schedule: Antarctica expeditions, Tall Ship Adventures, Tall Ships’ races and long ocean crossings - an experience that many dream of and none will forget.



Want to know more about our sailling voyages to Antarctica?

Download one of the voyage brochures now:

24-day Antarctica voyage starting in Punta Arenas, Chile

22-day Antarctica voyage starting in Ushuaia, Argentina

52-day voyage to Antarctica, South Georgia & Tristan da Cunha and Cape Town 

What to expect during your holiday on board EUROPA
  • The ultimate hands on sailing adventure
  • Meeting interesting people on board of all ages and all nationalities
  • Perfect for single travelers and for couples
  • A crew who is more than happy to explain and teach you all about sailing a square rigger
  • Additionally you can take part in workshops learning about life at sea, meteorology, astronomy and navigation.
  • The choice for a holiday of 1 or 2 weeks, or if you prefer you can even stay 3 months on board.
  • An escape from the hectic life ashore


Today we went on shore to do some shopping and, suprisingly, we ended up in a Irish pub. We sat for a while, having some drinks, and than Simon asked: "What have we learned?"
Immediately, before any other had the chance to reply, Line answere: "Balance!".

Everybody remained in silence for a while, because we realized that she couldn't have been more right. All of us need balance in their lives and, with the waves as high as 4 meters, this ship has been the perfect way to learn it. And the trip we took, our voyage over the ocean, albeit just a tiny part of it, in many ways represents the voyage we take in life to find balance.

To many of us this journey has been a treasure hunt. And I don't mean the piece of chemical waste we retrieved from the ocean. Some of us found our treasures on this ship, in the form of friendship, love, or piece of  mind. For others the hunt continues.

But as a reminder to the crew that this trip was more than just a sailing excursion, we have decided to share in the treasure and give it to the crew as a reminder and a token of gratitude. Thank you!

Bas Vet

<< hands over the cork purse with Chinese coins to Ruud >>

Saturday morning we have been at sea since wed am. After having a good sail down the coast of northern europe and through the straights of Dover we are now becalmed off the western side of the channel islands and headed under motor in the direction of the Breast peninsula. In short no wind, it is a bit like going skiing and their is no snow.
The mood on board is up beat as everyone is looking forward to some wind showing up and getting the sails aloft. This vessel performs much better under wind power than under motor. The permanent crew are involving the guest crew in some training and tidy ship routines bits of maintenance safety exercises are being done. The permanent crew are very busy about
ship and do seem to work hard and do their best to make it a pleasant experience for the guest crew.
The guest crew  were in party mode last night we enjoyed the odd extra bottle of wine from the ships bar and a good night was had by all.

Michael Uttley

Many thanks to everyone on ship who contributed to my birthday celebrations yesterday ! The crew put bunting in the bar, baked apple and cinamon tart and sang "happy birthday" (almost in tune and unscripted) ! : )
I appreciate the small Europa gift and my secreted Pusser's rum seemed to be enjoyed unanimously.
A strong thank you Europa !


Postal address:
Rederij Bark EUROPA
P.O. Box 23183
NL-3001 KD Rotterdam
The Netherlands

T +31 10-281 0990
F +31 10-281 0991


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