Kiwis might not have a sense of the tall ships that dominated the Atlantic before being replaced by high-powered steam engines. So when vessels like the Spanish Navy"s Juan Sebastian de Elcano come calling, New Zealanders might want to pay attention to the rare sight and plan their American holidays accordingly.
This 113 meter schooner is the third-largest tall ship in the
world and the official training vessel of the Spanish Navy. All
Spanish sailors training to be naval officers study aboard the ship
as it makes trips around the world. According to Reuters, the ship
recently pulled into Boston, and many travelers booking Boston holidays are keen to get a glimpse of
the historic vessel.
"People are immediately drawn to it," Boston Harbor Cruises
captain Chris Robbins told the news source.
The Elcano has circumnavigated the globe 11 times. It frequently
stops in port cities in order to give the crew a break and allow
tourists a chance to see the magnificent ship.
Kiwis might not have a chance to get to Boston to see the ship
before it begins the long journey home, but the ship will not be
decommissioned anytime soon. Interested travelers might want to
track the ship"s progress and plan a vacation that coincides with
the Elcano"s visit.
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