Wine to Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly with Classic Sailing

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Move cargo on Grayhound with Classic Sailing from the historic port of Douarnenez (DZ) in Brittany picking up organic wine for Cornish suppliers.   On you arrival in DZ there will be a wine and ale tasting where you can meet the locals, you also get free entry to Douarnenez Maritime Museum.

Sail the ship like they used to with human power and as little engine as possible. It’s not a race but the sailing has purpose and that gives it an extra edge.The voyage is an active hands on experience, it includes, loading and offloading cargo, night sailing across the Channel, sailing in a watch system. Sailing at night gives you a different perspective on your size, the significance of life compared to the infinite size and eternity of the starry night sky. Sail past Ushant, through the Channel du Four and deliver and pick up cargo from business’ in the Isles of Scilly.

In the Isles of Scilly Grayhound will deliver wine to the restaurant Dibble and Grub, thanks for the photo, and pickup Ales of Scilly beer for the mainland.  Really good quality home cooked food, all the time onboard. Always local if not organic produce used on board. At the end of the voyage in Falmouth you can take pride in a successful cargo delivery under sail, notch up some new experiences and wonderful memories.

Details 

Grayhound – GR140618 – 7 Days

From Brittany to the Isles of Scilly with Wine, A Pure Sailing Adventure Ending in Falmouth

Per Person £690.00 Available – Book Now

Thu, 14/06/2018 – 14:00 Douarnenez, France

Thu, 21/06/2018 – 12:00 Falmouth, UK

 

 

Underestimated Falklands with Oceanwide Expeditions

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Embark on a spectacular voyage to some of the most stunning destinations in the Southern Hemisphere with Oceanwide Expeditions – and save a little money into the bargain!

pend five full days on the Falkland Islands. Why?

  • Explore Steeple Jason’s thousand-strong albatross colony
  • Say hello to the rockhoppers of Saunders and Carcass islands
  • Gaze in wonder at enormous colonies of king penguins (as well as gentoos and Magellanics) on Volunteer Point
  • Visit Port Stanley, the capital of the Falklands, where colorful houses, English pubs, and wrecked vessels can be found

Discover a completely new world!

 

Underestimated Falklands

 

 

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VIEWS FROM THE ENDS OF THE EARTH: A PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY INTO UNKNOWN PATAGONIA

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Open to the general public: free

The wilds of the southernmost tip of South America are explored in a new exhibition from seven international professional travel and nature photographers while on trips with Australis, the expedition cruise ship company. Comprising 16 photographs in large format, the exhibition will be held at the Coningsby Gallery, 30 Tottenham Street, London, W1T 4RJ between Monday 23 and Friday 27 April 2018.

Images from the trips with Australis, which specialises in navigating a unique passage through the fjords and channels of Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego, around Cape Horn and through the Strait of Magellan and Beagle Channel, include photography from award-winning British photographer Nori Jemil, who has been recognised by the likes of The British Guild of Travel Writers, National Geographic and Wanderlust magazines. Nori will be giving insider tips on travel photography in extreme conditions on the evening of Thursday 26 April between 6.00 & 9.00 pm at the Gallery. Apply to silvia@australis.com for a VIP invite.

Other contributors include Spanish photographers Andrés Magai, and Saúl Santos, who have shot for publications such as El País, La Vanguardia and Conde Nast; Chilean photographer Cristóbal Prado who contributes to high-end lifestyle magazines including Vogue and GQ; Jessica Backhaus from Germany – an artistic photographer who has exhibited in major galleries in cities such as Berlin, Salzburg, New York and Miami; Italian photographer Paolo Petrignani who has collaborated on titles such as Corriere della Sera while Stanislas Fautré from France has worked extensively for Le Figaro.

On 2 January 2018, Australis launched its second ship Ventus. In keeping with its sister ship Stella, the luxury, state-of-the-art ship has 100 spacious cabins for 210 passengers, Nobel beds and floor to ceiling windows that capture the stunning scenery. Ventus Australis offers two intimate four-night itineraries. The ‘Fjords of Tierra del Fuego’ departs from Punta Arenas in Chile and navigates south to Cape Horn before returning northwards to disembark in Ushuaia, Argentina. The new ‘Patagonian Explorer’ itinerary departs from Ushuaia heading to Cape Horn, returning north to disembark in Punta Arenas. Both itineraries enable Australis passengers to experience the remoteness of Patagonia through a programme of included excursions such as stepping ashore at the fabled Cape Horn. See full details at: www.australis.com

 

PONANT, British Library major new exhibition James Cook: The Voyages

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A  leader in luxury expeditions and the only French cruise company, PONANT, is delighted to announce its partnership on the British Library major new exhibition James Cook: The Voyages marking 250 years since James Cook’s ship Endeavour first set sail from Plymouth. The exhibition will feature stunning artworks, original maps and handwritten journals, from iconic depictions of people and landscapes by expedition artists and local dignitaries.

This comes at a time when PONANT is launching a new class of ships, The PONANT EXPLORERS. The small luxury expedition vessels are specially designed to bring passengers where others do not go. Each of them will feature the world’s first multi-sensory underwater lounge, the Blue Eye. PONANT has just announced the order of two more ships in the EXPLORERS series bringing the number of new ships being launched between 2018 and 2020 to six. The new ships will bear the name of famous French mariners and explorers: Le Lapérouse, Le Bougainville, Le Dumont d’Urville, Le Champlain, Le Bellot and Le Surville.

To book or for more information, please visit www.ponant.com or call 0800 980 4027

 

One Ocean Expeditions Cruises into British Waters with New Celtic Golf, Whiskey and History Tour

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Hot on the heels of the announcement that One Ocean Expeditions (OOE) will be expanding its cruise programme to include Chile, Central America and the Islands of the North Atlantic next year, the specialist expedition company has revealed that it will also be heading to Scotland & Ireland with the first of its new itineraries focusing on golf, whiskey and history!

Not only does your ‘floating hotel’ negate the need for constant packing and unpacking, but you’ll also enjoy breathtaking views and convenient access to the golf courses, as you are shuttled effortlessly from one to the next.     Here’s the link!

Islands of the North Atlantic SCOTLAND & IRELAND GOLF EXPEDITION 7 NIGHTS

Australis pride themselves on their expertise and knowledge of Patagonia

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If you are considering a trip to one of the world’s most splendid regions. Australis pride themselves on their expertise and knowledge of Patagonia; in fact, their advisers can turn any dream of sailing in Patagonian waters into reality. 
Fjords of Tierra del Fuego   
Punta Arenas – Ushuaia (4 Nights)  –Follow the fjords of the southern edge of Tierra del Fuego highlights the stunning, natural beauty of Patagonia. 
Patagonian Explor
Ushuaia – Punta Arenas (4 Nights)
An amazing journey to the “uttermost end of the earth” during a four-night voyage along the Pacific side of Tierra del Fuego.
You can find their website at  https://www.australis.com/