The ship is on a two-year Asia expedition, which aims to promote Swedish-Asian trade and create new business opportunities. It is a replica of a Swedish East India Company ship from the 18th century that sank off Gothenburg, Sweden, in 1745.
The expedition aims to enable people to join the 20-strong crew of professional sailors as deckhands and experience sailing an 18th-century ship, and also welcome visitors during its stopovers along the route.
Gothenburg left Sweden on June 8 and has since called at Helsingborg, Helsinki, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo, London, Bremerhaven, Lisbon, Malaga, Nice and Monaco. Barcelona will be its last stop during this year’s expedition.
In March 2023, Gothenburg will sail towards Asia. It is scheduled to reach Shanghai in September 2023.