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!