Sail into the World's Biggest Nautical Event on one of the Biggest Sailing Ships Afloat
Sail Amsterdam 2015 – Held Every 5 Years
The world's largest and most spectacular nautical event, the 8000-boat Sail Amsterdam, will unfurl in The Netherlands in August, 2015, and Australian cruise agency, Cruise Express, is offering sea lovers the chance to be part of the parade on one of the world's biggest sailing ships, the 162m-long Wind Surf.
Held every five years in the Dutch capital, Sail Amsterdam was first held in 1975 to celebrate Amsterdam's 700th birthday and now attracts more than two million sightseers including those on 8000 boats who clog the city's harbour to witness the spectacle of hundreds of tall ships, heritage craft and naval vessels sailing together.
The unique thrill of being part of the 2015 parade aboard one of its largest attractions is offered as part of Cruise Express' 16-night fly, cruise and stay package which includes a flight from Australia to Oslo on August 13, 2015, three nights' accommodation in the Norwegian capital and an eight-night voyage aboard the 310-passenger Wind Surf from Oslo to Dover in England.
The grand, five-masted mega yacht, which boasts 2600 square metres of self-furling sail, will first take passengers to the historic southern Norwegian port of Kristiansand before arriving in Amsterdam on August 19, 2015, for the grand Parade of Sail which will star Wind Surf as the biggest sailing ship in the colourful event.
An overnight stay in Amsterdam will be followed by visits to the Dutch port of Vlissingen, close to Antwerp over the border in Belgium, and the Belgium port of Zeebrugge near historic Brugge before Wind Surf arrives in Dover. The package also includes three nights' deluxe accommodation in London and a flight back to Australia.
The 16-night fly, cruise and hotel package is available from $7999 per person, twin-share. For more details, call Cruise Express on 1300 764 509 or visit www.cruiseexpress.com.au.