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Right now, Oceans of Hope is on a summer cruise from July 9th to August 25th

We have M/S participants from Australia🇦🇺, England🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿, Italy🇮🇹 and The Netherlands🇳🇱.

You can follow our trip on facebook https://www.facebook.com/OceansofHope

You can see the sailing schedule below⬇️
• Start from Dragør on 9/7
• Skælskør 16-23/7 (The boat is idle without a crew)
• Departure Skælskør 23/7
• Arrival and departure Middelfart 30/7 (Crew change)
• Arrival and departure Aarhus 6/8 (Crew change)
• Arrival and departure Gothenburg 13/8 (Crew change)
• Arrival and departure Gothenburg 20/8 (Crew change)
• Arrival Skovshoved 25/8

If you want to follow us, you can use this link, so see where we are RIGHT now. You have to write "Oceans of Hope" in the search box.


Here is a blog from Thea and Judith, two of the participants this year

Day 1
Today we were allowed on the ship as the new crew. We were looking forward to it!!!
After the distribution of cabins and other instructions we set sail for our first destination Ebeltoft. This would be about 4 hours of sailing, however we got a call to look for and help a motorboat that had a breakdown. A pretty exciting adventure. We had no idea who the crew of this boat was and of course some hilarity quickly ensued as a result. After some searching, we found this boat and were able to tow them to Ebeltoft harbour. It turned out to be a Danish crew.
Help a motorboat
Unfortunately, the weather changed quickly and with less than an hour to spare, a lot of rain fell from the sky. Under Freya's guidance, we made a delicious potato salad and a Greek salad.
We were treated to delicious German beer by our neighbours.

Our plans to leave very early the next day for Anholt were adjusted given the rising heavy winds, making sailing impossible. We stayed two days in Ebeltoft, where we went to see the huge sailing ship. The Frigate Jylland is a ship that fought against other ships in the naval battle in 1864. It is the largest wooden ship in the world.
We are looking forward to it!

Here you can watch a video with our two M/S crew Rolien and Thea from The Nederlands.



Here you can watch a video with Ray from Australia

Read a blog from Ray from Australia

Read a blog from Camilla from UK

Here is a blog from Gitte, one of the participants last year:

Oceans of Hope is the name and optimism is the intention! This is exactly what I have encountered on this summer sailing trip – hope and optimism!

As a lubber like myself that never sailed before, I had lots of unanswered questions like: Are we sleeping in hammocks? Do you pee in black buckets? And what if it's bad weather and you get seasick? But I just packed what I thought made sense according to our packing list and hoped for the best.

All my hopes of experiencing Denmark from the sea, of meeting a competent crew and great people in the same situation as myself – well, they were all fulfilled.

We were a wonderful bunch of guests with MS from several parts of the world. So, the language was a funny mix of Danish and English – "Danglish". As we boarded, we were greeted by a sweet Ausi accent that brought clear memories of a good old movie: Crocodile Dundee. And on top of that, our captain's name was Mick. It could only be an exciting voyage.

What happened then? Well, probably what always happens when sailing: making plans, setting sail, navigating, keeping a sharp eye on the cockpit instruments, learning how to tie knots, brewing coffee, keeping order and cleaning but most of all having fun and engaging in meaningful conversations. The crew on board helped with high spirits, and of course there was room for a break when needed. By the way, we did not sleep in hammocks but in cabins, the black buckets had been replaced with two small toilets and regarding seasickness – well that was not a problem for anyone.

And what were the take homes? Well, Crocodile Dundee would probably have said "comradeship mate" – this expression would be comprehensive of what went on throughout the voyage. There was lots of joy on board and a great opportunity to challenge your limits at sea. For example, I was involved in setting sails, coiling ropes, sailing the ship between buoys and fishing nets, tying knots, jumping in “the deep blue” from the ship and lots more.

We had rain, sun, wind and mirror calm seas. So we experienced sailing from many sides just in a few days. All in all, a completely unique experience for me as the only landlubber on board – an experience with good social relationships and not the least lots of different and stimulating conversations with all on Oceans of Hope.