Australian Maritime Museum: Set sail on the Endeavour Voyage 2019

shutterstock_44632642Adventure seekers, history buffs and sailing enthusiasts will have the chance to take the voyage of a lifetime as part of the crew on the magnificent replica of James Cook’s 18th century vessel HMB Endeavour.  The Australian National Maritime Museum has announced Endeavour’s 2019 voyage program and is now calling for applications to sail.

On 28 January 2019 Endeavour will depart from Sydney for Hobart, to take part in the “Parade of Sail” at the Australian Wooden Boat Festival.  The Festival is a four-day celebration of maritime culture and the biggest event of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, bringing together over 500 boats in Hobart’s iconic historic waterfront precinct.

shutterstock_487091830As part of the voyage there is also a visit to the historically significant convict site of Port Arthur.  Endeavour will then depart from Hobart to Sydney on its next voyage from 13 to 24 February.  And in April Endeavour will undertake its first international voyage since the museum took ownership of the vessel in 2005.   Voyagers can immerse themselves in French and Melanesian history and culture when Endeavour sails Sydney to New Caledonia from 22 April – 3 May and New Caledonia to Sydney from 9 May – 20 May.

Endeavour is sailed by a professional crew of 16 assisted by 40 paying voyage-crew who learn first-hand what it was like to sail the oceans during the era of European exploration.  Voyagers can sign up as crew or take a supernumerary berth. Voyage crew members sleep in hammocks and stand watch, learn how to set sails, and helm the ship.  Full training is provided. Supernumerary berths are ideal for those who prefer a more leisurely sailing experience. Supernumeraries can choose their own level of involvement while enjoying the privacy of their own cabin.

Book one of the voyages on HMB Endeavour
shutterstock_45408442HMB ENDEAVOUR VOYAGING SCHEDULE
Sydney to Hobart: 28 January – 8 February 2019
Voyage Crew: 11-day voyage – $2,970 pp
Supernumerary: 11-day voyage – $5,500 pp
Hobart to Sydney: 13 – 24 February 2019
Voyage Crew – 11-day voyage – $2,970
Supernumerary – 11-day voyage – $5,500
Sydney to New Caledonia: 22 April – 3 May 2019
New Caledonia to Sydney: 9 May – 20 May 2019
Voyage Crew – 11-day voyage – $2,970
Supernumerary – 11-day voyage – $5,500

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