Asia Expedition

Update about the Asia Expedition – Götheborg will stay in Europe in 2023

Götheborg of Sweden is now moored in Barcelona for the winter stopover, and the plan has been to continue to Asia in March 2023. This plan has now been postponed, and the ship will instead sail in the Mediterranean and Northern Europe in 2023.

Update about the Asia Expedition – Götheborg will stay in Europe in 2023

Photo: Christoffer Nilsson

The reason for this decision is the strict Covid policies that are still in place in China, which leaves great uncertainty about whether it will be possible to have visitors on board in Chinese harbours, and the risk of the crew (both professional crew and paying deckhands) on board being put in quarantine. Our operations rely heavily on paying deckhands who sail with us between ports. With only just over three months before we must leave for Asia, and Chinese harbours being an important part of the planned expedition, the lack of manageable parameters to plan and execute a successful expedition has led to this decision.  

The new route, sailing legs and ports will be planned and announced as soon as possible. We are looking forward to welcoming both deckhands and visitors on board across Europe this summer!

Opening hours in February

02 February 2023

In February and the first week of March we are open on Saturdays. We offer guided tours in English with one of our crew members. Please make sure to prebook your tickets online to save your spot! 

Sail for free on board Götheborg

26 January 2023

We now offer a unique opportunity to sail for free on board the Götheborg during the first six weeks of this year’s sailing adventure. Sign on in Barcelona mid-March and sign off in the Brittany/Normandie area right at the end of April. This is a bucket list sailing adventure that you don’t want to miss!

First stopover: Sète, France

26 January 2023

The first stopover on the European Tour 2023 will be beautiful Sète in the south of France. Between 24–27 March will be moored at Quai d'Alger at the heart of Sète. With the release of the first sailing destination of the European Tour 2023, the first and last stopover are now official.