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Morgenster from Aalborg to the Tall Ships Race start Port of Klaipeda

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Sun 20-06-2021, 17:00Aalborg, Denmark Tue 29-06-2021, 10:00Klaipeda, Lithuania Morgenster 9 NightsMR200621

Ten fabulous days on tall ship Morgenster sailing through the Kattegat and Danish Straits and on to Klaipeda for the first port of the 2021 Baltic Tall ships Race. Be there for a day or two of the Tall Ships Race. View and visit lots of Tall ships like the true sailor you are.

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This is great taster voyage and Morgenster is one of the best tall ships to try a taster on, small enough to get to grips with all the ropes and lines, but large enough to have everything onboard that you would find on square rigged ships. 

You get to choose between transiting through the Kiel Canal or going up the West Coast of Denmark and enjoying some coastal sailing along the  Dutch and Denmark coasts. 


  • Two Route Options to Aalborg
  • Choose between the Kiel Canal or up the West Coast of Denmark
  • Learn to sail a tall ship 
  • Climb the rigging
  • Denmark and Dutch coasts
  • Night sailing and day sailing 


Vessel type / Rig Brig
Guest Berths 24
Beam 19.6ft
Draft 8ft
Deck Length 125ft
Overall Length 151ft
Tonnage 159 tons
Year Built 1919
More about the Vessel

Voyage Description

Morgenster under sail
Morgenster under sail


An mazing opportunity to sail through some the most beautiful and interesting waters in Scandinavia. 

On either side of the Kattegat are island to many to mention but you will probably pass close to Elsinore made famous in William Shakespeare play Macbeth.

Down through the Straits of Denmark close to Copenhagen and under the Oresund Bridge that joins Sweden to Denmark. Out into the Baltic and you may visit Bornholm.

Tall Ship Sailing on Morgenster with Classic Sailing

On a sailing voyage we never use the word itinerary, as skippers will always be aiming for the best sailing and shore landings for the forecast and most idyllic or sheltered anchors and ports. They are as keen as you to include some of the highlights described, but you have to go with Mother Nature, not fight her. 

This trip will include night sailing and the opportunity to work in a watch system, you will be encouraged to climb the rigging, take the helm and help to sail this tall ship all the way back to Harlingen. 



The conditions in the Kiel Canal will be calm, but it’s not wide enough to sail down so this part of the trip will involve a fair bit of motor. It will take about a day of motoring to transit the whole canal, the transit must be done in day light, so depending on the time you may stop half way. 

The coastal sailing legs of this trip are from Den Helder to the entrance to the Kiel Canal, it might take 2 or 3 days to reach the entrance of the canal depending on the conditions. This part of the voyage is likely to involve night sailing. 

Once out the other side of the canal, you are in the Baltic Sea and will take advantage of the pretty German Baltic Coast as you hop your way up to Aalborg. 

Virginia Spencer on MOrgenster Bow Sprit
Virginia Spencer on MOrgenster Bow Sprit


Whether you are an experienced sailor or a complete beginner, the professional crew will train you to be guest crew from the moment you arrive, with the intention that everybody works together to sail the ship. The common thread to all Classic Sailing holidays is ‘Hands on’ participation on ships that use ropes, blocks and tackles and ‘people power’ to set sail.


We cater for a wide range of ages and physical abilities and how much you are expected to do varies a bit between vessels. See the vessel tab above which explains all about the ‘sailing style’ and what to expect in terms of hands on participation. There is a lot of information about day to day life, the ships facilities and accommodation on the vessel pages.


Every customer sailing with us will need to fill in basic medical questions on their booking application. If you are not sure if your current level of fitness and agility are up to a voyage, then please ring the Classic Sailing Office on 01326 53 1234 and we can chat through your concerns and possibly find options that might suit you better.

Start & End Port

Aalborg, Denmark

Make sure you have a note of the ship’s number for any joining problems on the day, the exact location may not be known until a day or two before joining. If in doubt, call the ship’s mobile on the day of joining or use the ship’s tracker to locate the ship.

Klaipeda, Lithuania


Kit List


  • Sailing Instruction
  • All meals to include refreshments throughout the day
  • Duvet, pillow and sheets
  • Hand towels

What is not Included

  • Waterproof jackets and trousers
  • Alcoholic drinks but there is a bar on board

What to Bring

Suitcases take up a lot of room in a cabin, so it is better to uses soft bags in a ship. A small rucksack for going ashore is useful.

  • Morgenster does not supply waterproof jackets and salopette type trousers. Please bring your own waterproof clothing.
  • A mix of warm and wind proof clothing.
  • Lots of thin layers is better than one thick layer in cold destinations.
  • In tropical countries - long sleeves and long trousers to protect you from the sun 
  • Footwear on board needs a good grip and soft soles- the decks are wood or steel.
  • Ashore stout, waterproof walking boots are best if you are in remote places.
  • Morgenster has European 2 pin sockets 240 V
  • Cameras, chargers and video recorders
  • Binoculars are handy for bird watching etc.
  • Suntan lotion, hats, sunglasses
  • Dont forget any regular medication, persciption glasses and spare
  • Euros for bar bill
  • Passport, travel insurance, tickets etc
  •  To get ashore is usually by dinghy so be prepared to get wet feet. Rubber boots or quick drying sandals - depending on the location.


Online Reviews


I loved it.

I loved everything about my week. The crew were fantastic, the ship was beautiful, the singing on the deck was great fun, the dolphins were around a lot. It was brilliant!

Least enjoy - Nothing.

Why do I Sail?

I love the ocean and have always loved boats. For this particular voyage I was also researching a children's book involving mermaids and pirates!

Liz K sailed in 2017


What was the best bit?

Climbing in the rigging, unfurling the sails on the yardarm. 
The cameraderie between the paid and guest crew was second to none. A fantastic atmosphere. Singing in the evenings on deck accompanied by guitar and trumpet. New Year on St Lucia, we celebrated the New Year 3 times (once for Dutch/European time, once for GMT and once for Caribbean time).
The sun glinstering off the ocean surface like a thousand shards of broken mirror.......flying fish like small humming birds skimming over the surface of the water, dolphins on New Years day: what a start to 2019!
Too wonderful to describe, a life changing experience, I want to pack in my job and sail the world! (making plans now) - Carol from Caribbean Season 2019. 

Great experience, will definitely be doing it again.  Climbing the rigging was the best bit. 'First time' sailor. John M July 2018

"Thank you for a very nice trip, some hours on Kattegatt this afternoon. Beautiful boat, nice and joyful captain and crew. I loved it! Wish you all a really nice trip during Tall Ships Races. And I would love to join again someday for a longer trip." Camilla A. June 2017

Thank you Harry, Mariann and all your wonderful crew for an amazing week on Morgenster. Great food Will, such patient climbing instruction Michelle, fun birthday outing Evy and lovely guests from 80 to 22 years old. So many highlights but sailing at night with sparkling dolphins at the bow was truly breathtaking!" Sue G.

Just returned from 11 days sailing round Cape Verde. The whole experience was exceptional - friendly, knowledgeable and caring crew; wonderful sailing (the 4am night watch experience was particularly magical!); interesting trips exploring the islands; and great food." Julia G-F

The View from Aloft by Virginia Spencer
The View from Aloft by Virginia Spencer

Thank you Harry, Marian, Joost, Rene, Hessel & Willie for a fantastic week's sailing. I'll be humming sea shanties and saying "o nay!!!" for days! I really hope to sail with you again. Happy New Year" Kerry Mc C.

Had a fantastic trip around Cape Verde, Jan/Feb 2016. Lovely crew, felt like a family. Thanks to you all xxxx. Really special people and a holiday to remember. My penguins X" Louise G

What a fantastic time, thanks to everyone on the Morgenster both crew and passengers hope to see you all again, maybe next year?" George Mc L

Harry, Marian and their crew make your stay on board the Morgenster wonderful!" Aleike K

What was the best bit?

The trip was fabulous. The crew were incredibly supportive and even helped me overcome enough of my fear to get out onto the first yard. I felt that I was included in everything and that my contribution, however small, was appreciated. The food was excellent and there were plenty of drinks and snacks throughout the day. We had gorgeous weather all the way. I really enjoyed it. - Caribbean Season 2019 by Amanda G. 

Vessel Gallery

Tall Ship Morgenster in action and images. Photos from Classic Sailing customers, ships crew and professional photographers. We hope it gives a flavour of her sailing, life on board, the people that come, her beautiful sailing grounds and what it is like to live below decks.

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