Floris and Mariëlle

Marielle - Tall Ship Noorderlicht with Classic Sailing.

Floris de Waard and Mariëlle van Twillert are the proud owners of Noorderlicht.

They grew up sailing on tall ships and have sailed for many years in Svalbard. They have a passion for showing all the wonders of nature in northern regions to people of all cultures, they are the experts.


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Traditional sailing ship Tecla will all her sails up, passing a large white iceberg in front of a moody sky. Polar exploration sailing adventure holidays with Classic Sailing.

01/02 Cold Climate Sailing

Tecla: Exploring a Frozen World

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Summer Sailing Holidays 2023

Summer Sailing Holidays 2023 All our summer sailing holidays in 2023 are ‘hands on’ sailing holidays. There is no need to have previous experience

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What is a Delivery Voyage?

A delivery voyage, sometimes described as a ‘Mile-builder’, is a sailing trip from one port to another without much hanging around in between. Often

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