“It’s extremely difficult to get these jobs because you can’t get a job on a ship unless you have seaman’s paper’s, and you can’t get seaman’s papers unless you have a job on a ship. There had to be a way to break through the circle, and this ship was the one that arranged it for me.” » Paul Austere
we have now sold our flagship, the Dona Catharina.
international travel restrictions have forced us to this step. The cost to upkeep our vessel have largely been coved by her various and interesting crew. As we are unable, in the current times, to undertake more voyages to destinations that can be of interest to our crews, we have decided to downgrade in vessel size.
Dona Catharina will sail with her new owners to new adventures, but Dona Catharina Expeditions will be spending the next few month on the lookout for a smaller and more economical vessel. we hope to be able to see our friends in the pacific islands soon again, and Im sure we will , with a smaller crew, have as much inspiration and fun as we where privileged to have in the last 7 years on Dona Catharina.
To all those who sailed on Dona Catharina, and to all of you who welcomed her crew at these beautiful destinations I want to say Thank You, you warmed our hearts and enriched our lives. I hope that we soon can plan a new adventure, and welcome you back on a new vessel .
until then we wish you always fair winds and smooth seas
Martin Monika & Lars
Next upcoming voyage will see us sailing north ,towards the tropical SW pacific island .
The below described voyage is now postponed until 2023 or until borders to our pacific neighbours re-open
Our main focus is a third visit to the remote community of a small isolated Island This time we want to keep our promise towards the Chief and bring a sample of a composting toilet. During discussions with the chief on previous visits it became apparent, that he has seen the connection between a fly problem, the high infection wound infection rate and the custom of using the sea as toilet. He has asked us to research a solution for this problem, and we encourage anyone ,who is knowledgeable on this subject to get in contact with us.
This voyage was to take place September 2020, and was fully subscribed. But as we are forced to reschedule it for 2022. We will need to re-advertise for some new crew. So if you think, that you could contribute towards the success of this trip, please let us know.
If you feel this could be something you, or someone whom you know ,would like to be part of, please contact us via our contact page or mail us on firstname.lastname@example.org
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