Instead of heading straight from Nice to Valletta as planned, the route has been changed and the ship is now also making a short stopover in Monaco. However, it is not just a regular stopover: It will include the spectacular delivery of a 2.4-meter-high elephant sculpture to H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco.
Asia Expedition 2022/2023
A fantastic week in London
Thank you London for an amazing week in Canary Wharf, and thank you to the crowds who greeted us at Tower Bridge as we arrived! The interest shown in the ship, the many questions and big smiles from all visitors who came on board really made our week!
Photo: Jonathan Browning
Early in the morning, 8 August, we came up the river Thames and passed Tower Bridge, before turning around to our mooring place at Canary Wharf. Passing the beautiful landmark of Tower Bridge was a real treat, and we were greeted by thousands of people watching from the quaysides.
The berth in Canary Wharf was a great environment, the contrast between the modern highrise buildings and the 18th century ship truly spectacular. Tickets to visit the ship sold out every day with thousands of Londoners coming on board to experience the ship.
During the week we had a number of business events on board. One of them was hosted by our partner EKN, Swedish Export Credit Agency. A very well attended event for international banks, the seminar focused around the development of global trade, and the growing interest in sustainable solutions and products from Sweden for Asian investment projects in infrastructure and energy.
We are very proud to have EKN, a Swedish government agency that supports export companies and the internationalisation of Swedish business, as partners with us on our Asia Expedition 2022/2023.
We also had great media interest in the ship while in London. BBC London, BBC Radio and CBS News all came on board to do interviews, and the passing of Tower Bridge was covered in The Guardian, The Times, Financial Times, The Telegraph, The Evening Standard and TimeOut Magazine, just to mention a few.
Friday 12 August at 13:30, with traditional shanties being sung on board, we headed out again, leaving Canary Wharf by going through the lock at Blue Bridge.
Next stop is Bremerhaven, Germany, where we are part of the Maritime Days with more than 80 ships participating, and 350,000 visitors.
If you want to know where we are while we are sailing, you can always follow us on the map here.
Did you know that anyone can sail along as a deckhand?! We still have spaces left for the sailing legs starting from Bremerhaven and onwards. Sail with us!
Photos from the week in London
We have some great news! We will make a short, but sweet visit to Monaco. This means that we will leave Nice on 4 October instead of 6 October. We will be in Monaco 4–6 October and will be open to visitors 5–6 October. Welcome on board!
Tuesday 20 September we sailed out of Málaga, after almost a full week in the harbor in the city center. The days here has been amazing with lots of interested journalists and visitors on board. Next stop is Nice, France!