CRUISE SHIP FACTS
The Caravel Boa Esperanša is an approximate replica of a 15th century Portuguese sailing ship known as a caravel. The original Boa Esperanša caravel sailed on voyages of discovery as far as the Indian Ocean in the fifteenth century. The replica is based in Lagos in the West Algarve in Portugal. The two-masted wooden ship was built using traditional shipbuilding techniques, with 18 metre tall main mast, and sails that are boldly marked with the Christian cross. The ship has berths for twenty two people. Due to financial constraints, the vessel was put up for sale in early 2012 by Regional de Turismo do Algarve.
The Caravel Boa Esperanša was launched in 1990 in Vila do Conde, north of Portugal. The ship was used to promote tourism in the Algarve, take part in sailing events, provide sail training and school educational visits. She has sailed to ports around the Mediterranean and Northern Europe.
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