Brest (FR) – Rouen (FR)

Dates 3rd (Board 1000h) 8th (Disembark 1100h) June

There are many highlights to this extraordinary voyage from the beautiful maritime city of Brest along Frances rugged Atlantic coastline into Rouen, but all are surely overshadowed by our arrival in time for the Rouen Armada, one of the world’s largest gatherings of tall ships.

This year over 50 sailing ships, including modern military vessels, will converge on Rouen including the legendary Le Belem – the last French three-masted square-rigger afloat, L’Hermione – a reconstructed 18th century frigate, the Cisne Branco – a Brazilian ship, the Krusenstern – the second largest sailing ship in the world, and the aptly-named Tenacious.

In 2019, around 10 million spectators were welcomed to Rouen over the 10-day period, and thousands of sailors from across the world walked the streets of Rouen. They say that touching the red pom-pom on a French sailor’s cap brings good luck, so visitors to Rouen were in for a treat!

With the usual wind from the southwest we hope to sail most of the way with the wind on our stern.

There´s nothing our crew like more then to share their knowledge of sailing with our guests, and they will encourage you to get actively involved with all aspects of the ship’s life. Volunteers to hoist and trim the sails for best speed are always welcome, and the feeling of helming a 67m sailing ship as she responds to the command of the wheel is something to savor forever.
Knot classes are a great way to learn a new skill whilst sharing sailing stories with shipmates, and if the weather allows there’s the opportunity to go up the mast or relax in the bowsprit netting. A drink at sunset on the deck is the perfect way to round off each day.

After disembarking take a moment to soak up the atmosphere of the festival and explore the historic city of Rouen.

For this product Portuguese taxation will be applied. If you require an invoice it is necessary to request it to Santa Manuel Manuela S.A. with tax code PT-515 755 028.

Price: 750,003.600,00

Availability: Last places available


Santa María Manuela

The Santa Maria Manuela was launched on 10 May 1937 in Lisbon. It is a 67-metre sailing ship. The ship was named after the owner’s wife, Maria Manuela, mother of 16 children. The main function of the Santa Maria Manuela was cod fishing. The Santa Maria Manuela underwent a number of structural changes over the years, from the removal of the masts to the installation of a navigation bridge. In 1993 the ship was considered obsolete, was dismantled and only the steel hull remained. The following year the Santa María Manuela Foundation was created, a project that united 17 institutions under the same purpose: to recover the ship. The SMM now has unique conditions for sea voyages, events, parties and training at sea. Predominant colour WHITE.

Journey details


Brest (FR)


Rouen (FR)

Map of the journey

What is included

  • Travel in comfort in the newly renovated Santa Maria Manuela
  • Sail from Brittany’s nautical city of Brest along France’s rugged Atlantic coastline
  • Hands-on sailing experience in all aspects of the ship’s life
  • Sail into the RouenArmada, one of the largest gatherings of tall ships in the world

What it does not include

• Flights
• Transportation to and from the Santa Maria Manuela
• Add-on excursions not mentioned in this programme
• Discretionary tips.
• Travel insurance **
• Dive courses
• Wet suit rental *
* Price depends on equipment needed
** Dive insurance is required and general travel insurance is highly recommended
This amazing adventure does not require diving experience.

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Journey: Brest (FR) – Rouen (FR)
Price: 750,003.600,00

Availability: Last places available

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