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.
First two port stops of the Asia Expedition: London and Bremerhaven
We are really excited to now start announcing the stops of the Asia Expedition 2022/2023. First out are London and Bremerhaven!
It is the first time in fifteen years that the ship will sail up the River Thames and salute the Londoners. London is also an important stop for partners. In Bremerhaven, the ship will be the center of attention at a large maritime event with over 350,000 visitors and 80 different ships.
London, May 2007. Photo: Philip Adams
London and Bremerhaven: August 2022
The two stops now released are not the first stops of the expedition, but they are the first to be made public. More ports will be announced in the coming weeks. The ship will be in London 8 – 12 August 2022 and in Bremerhaven 17 – 21 August 2022.
Bremerhaven Maritime Days attract sailing enthusiasts and professional sailers from all over the world. Götheborg has previously visited Bremerhaven in 2010, 2012 and 2015, and these stops have been highly appreciated by both visitors and crew.
In the UK there is a strong historical connection to the East India Companies and great interest in the ship as a replica of an east Indiaman. It is fifteen years since the ship last visited London, in May 2007, on the way home from the first Asia expedition. Both H.M. King Carl Gustaf and H.M. Queen Silvia came on board and visited the ship in London in 2007.
Sail with us!
At the same time that we announce these first two stops, we also open up applications for deckhands. To sail the ship, the crew has to consist of about 70 people. About 20 are professional crew, the others are paying deckhands. As a deckhand it is not necessary to have any experience of sailing, it is for anyone who wants to experience sailing an 18th century ship. The sailing leg London to Bremerhaven will take five days.
We’re also looking for professional crew to join us!
Götheborg in Bremerhaven 2010. Photo: Hwok-Keung Cheng
About the Asia Expedition 2022/2023
Götheborg will depart from Gothenburg in June 2022, and arrive in Shanghai in September 2023. The ship will sail the Baltic Sea and Northern Europe, before it continues to the Mediterranean. During winter 2022/2023 the ship will remain in the Mediterranean. It will sail to Asia in spring 2023. The mission for the Asia Expedition is to promote trade relations and use the ship as a unique platform for businesses and partners.
On October 27, Götheborg of Sweden arrived to Barcelona and moored at one of the top locations in the city harbour: Port Vell/Rambla de Mar. The first weekend in Barcelona was the official stopover, with full crew, and the ship fully rigged. We want to thank Barcelona for the very warm welcome!
Are you interested in Volunteering at Götheborg during her maintenance stop in Barcelona? We now offer a limited amount of volunteer positions for people of 18 years and older!