Update about the Asia Expedition – Götheborg of Sweden 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 of Sweden 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!

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Anna Creutz

Communication Director

Götheborg of Sweden is the world’s largest ocean-going wooden sailing ship and a unique replica of an 18th century Swedish East India Company ship that sank outside of Gothenburg in 1745. Today, the ship operates with paying deckhands who sail on board to sail along between ports and learn how to sail an 18th century ship. In ports, it is also a popular visitor destination. The ship Götheborg is owned by Rederi Götheborg AB. Rederi Götheborg AB is a fully owned subsidiary of Greencarrier Group, a family-owned company with over 40 years of history specialising in logistics solutions.

Götheborg of Sweden is coming to Barcelona

24 October 2022

On Thursday 27 October 2022 at 10:00 am, the world’s largest ocean-going wooden sailing ship, and a replica of an 18th century Swedish East India Company ship, Götheborg of Sweden, is arriving to Barcelona. Before mooring, at 09:00 am, the ship will fire a gun salute.

The ship Götheborg has arrived in Valletta, Malta

14 October 2022

Today, Friday 14 October 2022 at 12:00 am, the world’s largest ocean-going wooden sailing ship, and a replica of an 18th century Swedish East India Company ship, Götheborg of Sweden, arrived to Valletta. Before mooring, the ship saluted the city with a gun salute which was answered from the city.

Elephant delivered to the Prince of Monaco on board the world’s largest ocean-going wooden sailing ship

30 September 2022

On Tuesday 4 October 2022, a 2.4-meter-high elephant sculpture will be delivered to Monaco on board the Götheborg of Sweden. The elephant sculpture is a gift from the Swedish animal and nature organisation The Perfect World Foundation to H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco. The sculpture will be greeted with a gun salute from the Palace of Monaco before being presented to H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco.