Draken at Mystic Seaport 2019
Draken will be docked the whole year of 2019 at the fantastic Mystic Seaport (CT, USA) for some well deserved rest and maintenance. The ship will not be open to public, but can be seen from the dockside. During the winter months Draken will be covered and is not much to see, we recommend you visit us during a stopover in 2020 instead.
Mystic Seaport is the leading maritime museum in the US. Founded in 1929, the Museum is home to four US National Historic Landmark vessels, including the Charles W. Morgan, America’s oldest commercial ship and the last wooden whaleship in the world. The Museum’s collection of more than two million artifacts includes more than 500 historic vessels and one of the largest collections of maritime photography in the country.
The Draken Stopover Experience
During the tours you have the opportunity to take part of the Draken Stopover Experience. Each Draken stopover offers a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for visitors to relive history in a way never before experienced.
We offer guests the opportunity to not only marvel at this stunning Viking ship – but also to interact with the crew while they share their personal experiences of the thrill, fear and exhilaration felt from having relived one of the world’s most mythological sea voyages – the first transatlantic crossing and the Viking discovery of the New World, more than a thousand years ago.
By sharing this magnificent story, the Draken will inspire, educate and entertain local communities, offering an enriching experience, appealing to families and modern-day explorers alike.
THE DRAKEN VILLAGE
An event installation, Draken Village, is an activation area erected surrounding the ship. Designed to further enhance the experience, Draken Village includes the following:
- Draken Photo & video exhibit
- Tour sponsors’ activation
- Receiving city´s local sponsors’ activation
- Official merchandise sales
- Deck tour tickets sales
- Local food & beverage vendors
Each stopover will offer the following activities catering to the public, media and corporate partners:
- Public arrival ceremony
- Exclusive Tours for VIP, Press & Partners
- Official Draken VIP welcoming reception
- Public deck tours (up 1,800 people/day)
- Corporate hospitality activities
- Lectures & film screenings
- Corporate sponsors´public events
- Departure ceremony