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The Amerigo Vespucci ready for round-the-world voyage: a two-year journey with 31 stops on 5 continents

The sailing ship 'Amerigo Vespucci' is ready for its second round-the-world voyage, which will depart from Genoa on 1 July 2023 and will include 31 stops in 28 countries on five continents. 

The ship will host student officers from the Naval Academy in Livorno (Italy) during traditional instruction campaigns, but will also sail with a permanent on-board crew, which will vary from a minimum of 250 to a maximum of 400 embarked military personnel. 

The round-the-world voyage will last about two years and will end in La Spezia (Italy) in February 2025, after having covered about 40,000 sea miles. The route includes a descent along the coasts of Brazil and Uruguay, a five-month technical stop in Buenos Aires and passage through the Strait of Magellan or Cape Horn to enter the Pacific Ocean.

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An emblematic veil ship
The Amerigo Vespucci, an iconic Italian sailing ship launched in 1931, is ready for the second circumnavigation of the world in its history. This great adventure will begin on 1 July 2023 from Genoa. This two-year voyage will include 31 stops in 28 different countries on five continents.
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Livorno Naval Academy officer trainees.
The ship will be accompanied by trainee officers from the Livorno Naval Academy. The officer trainees will receive traditional instruction on the high seas, following the ship's circumnavigation route. During their absence, the permanent crew of 250 to 400 embarked military personnel will keep the ship operational.
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The commander of the Amerigo Vespucci
Genoa-born 47-year-old Captain Luigi Romagnoli is the current commander of the Amerigo Vespucci. The captain will be replaced at the end of the academic year by a successor.
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The 2023-2025 route
The route that the Amerigo Vespucci will follow for the 2023-2025 circumnavigation has undergone some changes compared to the route planned in 2020. The ship will cross the Atlantic Ocean instead of the Suez Canal. The ship will round the southern tip of the American continent for the first time in its history and cross the Strait of Magellan or Cape Horn to enter the Pacific Ocean and continue its route to Japan, Australia and Asia.
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The special events
In 2020, the ship was supposed to participate in the Tokyo Olympics (later postponed to 2021) and the America's Cup sailing event in New Zealand. In addition, the ship was supposed to celebrate its 90th birthday in the ocean. However, these special events were postponed or changed for the 2023-2025 circumnavigation.
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