In 2017 MY Livingstone made a summer voyage to the Nordics and crossed the North Sea for a two weeks stay at St Katherine Docks for an extensive visit to London.
The summer voyage started at the homeport of Urk with the Norwegian capital Oslo as final destination. The Nordic voyage offered a wide variety of beautiful nature, remote anchoring and enjoying bursting city life. In Copenhagen MY Livingstone was moored at the Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen, residence of the royal family of Denmark. In Oslo MY Livingstone was moored at the impressive Akershus Castle in the Oslo city centre of Oslo. Oslo appeared to be a cosmopolitan hub with an abundance of world-class museums, restaurants, and art, while still breathing the relaxed atmosphere of a much smaller town. A great change after the beautiful maritime scenery of the Danish, Swedish and Norwegian coasts.
Mid October MY Livingstone arrived at the mouth of the River Thames under a yellow sky caused by storm Ophelia. The signs of the storm did not cause any trouble onboard the sturdy vessel while crossing the North Sea, the passage was very comfortable due to the Najad stabilizers and shape of the hull. It was very exciting cruising upon the Thames towards the Tower Bridge. Due to the pleasent mooring in St Katherine Docks MY Livingstone turned into a luxurious floating London city loft and was a great base to explore London. While entering the Port of Amsterdam of the return trip the crew got company from Super Yacht Times that made a vlog about cruising into Amsterdam onboard Livingstone that you can check out here. In total MY Livingstone visited four European captitals in 2017.