Juan Sebastián de Elcano Ends Port of Call in Hamburg
The training ship ‘Juan Sebastián de Elcano’, currently in her 85th training cruise, concluded a 7-day call at Hamburg (Germany) and is now sailing towards her last port of call –Oslo– before returning to Spain.
After seven day’s runs through the English Channel and the North Sea and sailing up the River Elbe, the ship berthed in Hamburg on June 18th. The last time the ‘Juan Sebastián de Elcano’ visited Oslo was four years ago.
On the following day, the ship welcomed the Spanish Ambassador in Germany and other military and civilian authorities. They all took the opportunity to toast to the new King Phillip VI on the occasion of his proclamation.
More than 3,000 people visited the ship berthed at the Überseebrücke pier.
Before departing, the ship hosted a reception for a large group of German tour operators to promote the St. James’ Way (Camino de Santiago) in the presence of the President of the Galician Regional Government, Albert Núñez Feijóo.
The training ship is now sailing towards Oslo, her next and final port before returning to Spain.
Press Release, June 26, 2014; Image: Spanish Navy