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Blue Clipper 2019 - Bermuda - Trans Atlantic - Azores and home to Europe.

Blue Clipper by Valery Vasilevsky

Cuba to Bermuda Ocean Passage 2019

We cant think of a nicer place to join your ship than Havana in Cuba. Yes it it busy and the architecture is crumbling, but the city buzzes with salsa and street music. 

The Bahaman chain consists of 700 islands and 2000 smaller sandy cays extending for some 750 miles from South East of Florida to Cuba. The combination of deep oceanic trenches and shallow seas around the islands creates a mecca for divers. They come seeking large wildlife encounters with dolphins, barracuda and sharks in crystal clear visability (regularly down to 100ft or 30m) but you don’t have to be a diver to enjoy them. The Bahamas Banks contain approximately 5 percent of the worlds coral reefs and the crystal clear visability over white sand bottom means you may see sharks, dolphins and turtles from the ships deck without getting wet.

Cuba and Bahamas chart
Cuba and Bahamas chart

After a few relaxing days in the Bahamas we make the 1000 mile journey to Bermuda, experiencing life at sea, and nights of star fillled wonder.

Bermuda is only 21 square miles but comprises of 181 named islands sitting way out in the Atlantic, hundreds of miles from the USA and several thousand from the UK. An elegant destination of perfect sandy beaches palms and colonial old world charm Bermuda is decidedly British compared with the Bahamas. The beautiful colonial town of St George’s is sure to entice you, with it’s waterside bars and restaurants. Don’t forget to try a Rum Swizzle or a Dark and Stormy, the famous Bermudan cocktails.

swimming wild pigs in the Bahamas. Photo Pixabay
swimming wild pigs in the Bahamas. Photo Pixabay

Trans Atlantic Crossing from Bermuda to The Azores

Once out into the ocean, a relaxing and comfortable routine will be established. Night sailing with absolutely no light pollution allows you to see the stars like you have never seen them before and a sight that you will not forget.  All of the seas moods will be encountered, from glassy calms to white capped swells where flying fish are launched from crest to crest.

For in-the-know travellers, the Azores has long represented a beckoning blip on the radar of possible destinations to enjoy time ashore.  The exposed tips of vast underwater mountains, the Azores lie on the nexus of the European, American and African tectonic plates, and they bear witness to the forces forever shaping our planet. This is a world of fumaroles, mudpots and scalding springs; of caverns, columns and grottoes formed from once molten rock; of blue lakes ringed by forests of laurel and cedar, and green pastures patterning the slopes of calderas.

taking sunsights on Blue Clipper. Photo Valery Vasilevsky
taking sunsights on Blue Clipper. Photo Valery Vasilevsky

Azores to Liverpool 

You can also sign up to join Blue Clipper as she sails on her next voyage from the Azores to Liverpool for a discounted rate. 

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