Both the foundation and the shipping company have a ‘social paragraph’ in their statues. The ships regularly sail with special groups.

This can be youth, or elderly people, but also people who have a physical or psychological disability. With the assistance of professional coaching on board a program that is geared for that particular group will be carried out. For these trips, the shipping company offers the ship at cost price and helps raising funds.


In 1999 a trip was organized for youngsters from various youth support agencies from Rotterdam to Rio de Janeiro, the ‘Villa Lobos’ project. The purpose of this trip was to offer the youngsters a new prospect of a better future by working on board and by following an individual study program.

The results of this project led to many other social voyages, in collaboration with different Dutch organizations.

Supporting the shipping company?

Would you like to support the shipping company, or make use of one of our ships? Please contact the shipping company.