The Draken Experience : Portland, ME, July 27 – 30

The Draken Village pops-up in Portland during Expedition America: East Coast Tour 2018. Discover the world’s largest operating Viking ship during its four-day stopover in Fore Points Marina, promising visitors an engaging look at the modern-day Viking spirit. Tour the ship, interact with the crew, explore the free photo and video exhibition, and more. Details below.

 

Program


 
 

ARRIVAL CEREMONY

Welcome the Draken ship as it sails into port with a display of Viking valor and excitement. Captain Björn Ahlander and his crew will step ashore to greet the crowd and introduce the Draken. This event is free and open to the public.

Date and time: 
July 27 at 3:30pm


Draken Exhibition

Visit the Draken Village and enjoy the immersive photo and video exhibition illustrating Viking history, modern explorers, and the adventures of the Draken. The exhibition and Village are free and open to the public.

Exhibition hours: 
July 28    10:00 am – 8:00 pm
July 29    10:00 am – 8:00 pm
July 30    10:00 am – 8:00 pm


Lecture

Learn first-hand how Captain Björn Ahlander navigates the adventurous expeditions of the Draken.

Date and time:
July 30 at 6:00pm

Venue:
Shipyard Brewing Company Tasting Room
86 Newbury St, Portland, ME 04101

Shipyard Beer sold at the event

 

Tickets:
$20 Tickets can be bought online here, or on site by the ship. 

DECK TOURS

Let our crew members take you on a deck tour of Draken and learn about the ship and the adventure of sailing her.

Opening hours for deck tours: 
July 28    10:00 am – 8:00 pm
July 29    10:00 am – 8:00 pm
July 30    10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Tickets (also available on site at the Draken Village):
Adults (ages 16 and over)        $12
Child (ages 5 – 15)                     $6
Family Pack (includes 2 adults & up to 3 children)    $30
*Children ages 4 and under: free


Screening

Be among the first audiences to enjoy a screening of the newly released Draken documentary: Expedition America - a Modern Viking Adventure. Following the film, members of the crew will be on hand for a Q&A session.

Date and time:
July 29 at 7:00pm

Venue:
Mechanics Hall
519 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101

Tickets:
$20. Tickets can be bought online here, or on site by the ship.



Location

Fore Points Marina, 58 Fore Street, Portland, ME 04101

 

Stopovers - East Coast Tour 2018