Explore the Baltic Sea from Copenhagen to Rostock – one of the original homes to Eye of the Wind
Copenhagen is the starting point of our journey and this Scandinavian metropolis can easily be reached by daily, fast direct flights from many international airports. Before boarding, you will have time to discover the sights between Nyhavn and the royal castle. Along the twelfth longitude, we will set sail from Denmark’s capital to the south. On this fresh Baltic Sea spring cruise, we explore the scenic coastline of the Danish islands of Zealand, Møn and Falster. Days at sea alternate with nights at the sheltered mooring spot or in one of the typical Scandinavian port towns. Depending on the wind and weather conditions, a stopover in the coastal resort of Warnemünde is planned before we reach the Hanseatic city of Rostock at the end of our journey.
Embarkation takes place at 19:00 hours. Afterwards, there will be dinner together in the comfortable lounge, where you will quickly feel at home on the Eye of the Wind’s deck and soon get to know your fellow sailors. Make the most of your stay by exploring Copenhagen. If you want to get an overview of the city, it is best to visit the centrally located Rådhusplads (town hall square) first. From the 100-metres-high town hall tower, you can enjoy a bird’s eye view of the whole city. In the vintage amusement park of Tivoli, you will find merry-go-rounds, a big wheel, a variety of restaurants, an open-air theatre, and a concert hall. Built over 150 years ago, it seems as though time has stood still in Tivoli, making it a popular destination for locals, too. The residence of the royal family is Amalienborg Palace, where the presence of the Queen is indicated by a flag on the roof of the castle. Rosenborg Castle, with the royal crown jewels, and the Frederiksborg Castle with the National Historical Museum are on the tour programme for all who are interested in the Danish royal family. A main attraction in the evening is the colourful and lively promenade in the Nyhavn (New Harbour; pictured left) with its numerous restaurants and pubs. Here you have another opportunity to chat with your fellow sailors about the adventures of the coming days at sea, or maybe even to ‘spin a little sailor’s yarn’ before you set sail.
From Øresund to the estuary of the Warnow. When leaving the harbour, the world-famous sculpture of the Little Mermaid bids us goodbye. For more than 100 years, Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale figure has been sitting on its rock at the Kastellet, a former fortress. In principle, the decision on which port or anchorage to call on in the evening is made by the captain on the same day and depends on the wind and weather conditions – whenever possible, your wishes will be taken into account, too. This ensures that your cruise is a pleasant mix of adventure, relaxation, active participation and pure enjoyment.
If you want to, you can take part in the sailing – our professional regular crew will be happy to show you all the tricks of the seamen’s trade. If you like, you can just make yourself comfortable on deck or in the comfortable lounge, browse through a good book from the large onboard library, or see which DVDs are available.
After leaving the Øresund, we’ll head for the chalk cliffs of Møns Klint and the peninsula of Falster. When the weather is good, these sailing waters are ideal for spending a night at the anchorage instead of heading for a port – another highlight of every cruise! During another eventful day at sea, we cross the invisible border between German and Danish waters. Soon we will pass the red and green pier heads of the seaside resort of Warnemünde. Make the most of your time onshore with a stroll along the ‘Alter Strom’ (Old River) with its restaurants, cafés, small shops, fish stalls, ships and boats. The best view is from the 30-metres-high lighthouse, which is open for visitors every day. The beach is just a few meters away. Our secret tip for the evening hours is the Vörreeg (front row). In the narrow cobbled alleyway, located somewhat further away from the Alter Strom, you will find cosy pubs where you can chat with your fellow sailors about the adventures of the last few days at sea.
You will disembark in Rostock after sailing about 20 kilometres further inland up the Warnow river. 100 years ago, this was the home port of the Eye of the Wind – at that time called ‘Friedrich’. Make the most of your time onshore by taking a tour through the historic city centre of Rostock. There you will find parts of the city wall with its fortification towers, as well as the 13th-century town hall and monastery churches with hidden gardens. The whole appearance of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania’s largest city is dominated by Gothic brick buildings from the Hanseatic era. You can also take an evening stroll past the historic storehouses on the banks of the Warnow river and through the picturesque town and the Museum Harbour. This is where our little sailing adventure on the Baltic Sea ends and you will bid farewell to our crew and your fellow sailors. Relaxing days with windswept sails on the ship’s deck now lie behind you.
This voyage will not only allow you to experience the wonder of a tall ship but will also allow exploring these impressive islands – so climb on board for an adventure like no other!
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Eye of the Wind
Guest berths: 16 Rig: Brig
With incredible amounts of character, Eye of the Wind has all the modern amenities and an authentic interior, with a teak maritime décor. Oozing with maritime history, the opportunity to sail on Eye of the Wind is one in a lifetime. This beautiful ship is as eye-catching as they get and she has even featured in several movies, including White Squall, due to her breath-taking appearance as a 1911 brig.
This windjammer offers luxurious holidays on board, cruising some of the most stunning locations in the world.
Although the ship has a large, capable engine, traditional sailing is naturally the preferred mode of travel so there is plenty to get stuck into on deck. The crew are extremely experienced and ready to teach you the workings of a classic tall ship, so no prior knowledge is necessary. Join the crew at any number of the large maritime festivals they appear at, cruise the European coast, or relish some winter sun and climb aboard for their voyages in the Caribbean – including a transatlantic crossing back from the Caribbean to Portugal.
Thanks to the 6 luxurious cabins, all with ensuite bathrooms, Eye of the Wind can sleep a total of 16 guests ensuring ocean passages can be travelled in true comfort. A large dining area, library and sun deck offer a multitude of different spaces to unwind and to get to know your fellow guests and crew.
Deck planMore about Eye of the Wind
- Are all meals included?
Yes. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Hot and Soft drinks are included in your ticket price. Alcohol can be purchased as extra onboard
- Can you cater for dietary needs?
Yes, please let us know when making your booking.
- What language is spoken on board?
English and German
- What are the sleeping arrangements?
There are 6 cabins and a total of 16 guest bunks.
- How many bathrooms does she have?
Each cabin has its own ensuite.
- Is there an age limit?
No! Please double check for under 8's.
- Is there WIFI?
No, but you should easily reach 3/4G from the shore, just make sure your phone is set up for international roaming. There may be some locations that will not get good signal.
- Can I charge my phone/camera?
Yes, 12V sockets are available
- Are there life jackets provided?
- Are Waterproofs provided?
No, please bring your own.
- Do I need sailing experience?
Not at all. We give everyone who joins us on board the choice to do as much or as little as they like.
- Will I be seasick?
Everyone reacts differently but if you are unsure, we recommend taking tablets up to 24 hours travelling.
- Is there air conditioning?
Yes, Eye of the Wind has air con in each cabin.