Sailing from Sète in southern France, Gibraltar is the second stopover on the European Tour 2023. At arrival the ship saluted Gibraltar with gun salute (eight shots), which was answered by the British Forces Gibraltar (eleven shots). We always try to salute the city that we arrive in as a way to greet the city. By tradition this is done to show friendly intentions, in the old days to show that you empty your cannons and don't pose a threat to the city.
After arrival we were very honoured to welcome on board Mr Vijay Daryanani, Minister for Business, Tourism, Transport & The Port at HM Government of Gibraltar, Commodore Tom Guy, Commander British Forces Gibraltar, John Gio, Captain of the Port, and Kevin Bossino, CEO of Gibraltar Tourist Board, for the traditional exchange of plaques. The plaque from the Götheborg is made from one of the ship's yards, that was on the maiden voyage to China in 2005–2007.
Opening hours and tickets
The ship will be open to visitors during the stopover, and crew will be stationed throughout the ship to answer questions. Tickets can be pre-booked online, and subject to availability it can also be bought at the ship. Prices are £10/12€ for adults and £5/7.5€ for children. Free entry for children 0-4 years old. Read more and book your tickets here.
We're moored at the mid harbour Marina, almost at the end of the pier. Welcome on board!