Sea Cloud Cruises

Sea Cloud Cruises is true elegance at the top! This cruise company is sailing the seas with two tall ships of 100+ metres long and one tall ship of 138 metres. During the luxury cruises, you witness how old-fashioned sailing is executed while enjoying the five-star service.

The Sea Cloud 'windjammer' (1931) and the Sea Cloud II 'bark' (2001) with respectively 32 and 47 cabins are a real landmark. Onboard you will find an interior design that makes you believe you’ve stepped in an early 20th-century chic country house. Actually, everything is perfectly taken care of and you will find many authentic instruments aboard. The Sea Cloud Spirit (2020) with 69 cabins sets sail from August 2020. For the pleasure of true sailing enthusiasts, this is your moment to sail a brand new tall ship decorated with true elegance!

These classic sailing yachts of Sea Cloud Cruises are sailing in northern Europe, the Mediterranean, the Canary Islands and Cape Verde, in the Caribbean and along the coastline of Central America. Transatlantic crossings are also possible! Whether you choose for the European or tropical cruises, the enjoyment aboard is unmatched. During these unique cruises, it is really impressive to follow the crew's sailing techniques.

After check-in, you will find a chilled bottle of Champagne waiting for you in your cabin. Your trip begins with a welcome cocktail, after which the ship’s sails are lowered.

Each day with Sea Cloud Cruises you can expect culinary delights, drinks are included and even a gala dinner will complete your experience. On board you will be served Fine Cuisine of a very high level and enjoying your gourmet on deck is no exception. The buffets are also presented (depending on the weather) along the deck and even a barbecue is part of the rituals to be found aboard.  The professional and jovial crew makes your stay elegant in a casual atmosphere.

Think about the picturesque and historic ports during the stopovers, where you can make interesting excursions on land. Sea Cloud Cruises takes you sailing along volcanic islands and impressive coastlines. It is no dream when the anchor is lowered into a beautiful bay with a peaceful décor.

Immerse yourself in 'the old days' and let the sails determine the rhythm of the journey.

“The whistling of the wind as it blows past the halyard and the gentle sound of the sea will soon banish away the stresses and strains of your daily routine”.

More than just a cruise

Cruise Type
Ship
Date
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Information
Tall Ship Luxury Sailing
Sea Cloud
21.04.2020
28.04.2020
7
The Mediterranean, A journey along the Andalusian coast, Lisbon – Valencia
Fare from € 3.695
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Travelroute
Day 1

Lisbon

The most beautiful approach to the Portuguese capital is to travel up the River Tagus. One of the city's most famous landmarks has been greeting visitors right on the estuary since 1521 - the Torre de Belém. This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and transports you back to the glory days when Portugal was a naval power. There are many landmarks, such as the facades of the houses decorated with azulejos tilework and the ancient trams that rattle through the city. But Lisbon has many different sides. Joie de vivre comes face to face with the melancholy of Fado music, winding lanes in the old city meet wide boulevards, while magnificent churches and austere monasteries show the two sides of former religious faith.

Day 2

At Sea

Day 3

Huelva

Day 4

Cadiz

The old city of Cádiz, around 3,000 years old, has a picturesque location on a narrow headland, right by the Playa de la Caleta with its elegant beachside promenade. Visit the Andalusian capital of Seville and you will be transported back to the heyday of Moorish splendour and rule, but also the age of discovery. This town sits on the Guadalquivir River was a centre of Spanish maritime trade with the New World. Many buildings in the old town are registered as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the splendid Moorish Alcazar fortress and the huge Gothic Cathedral of Santa Maria de la Sede. Seville is a fun-loving city that is still at the centre of Andalusian culture and is considered the proud birthplace of Flamenco.

Day 5

Málaga

Málaga has spruced itself up. In 2003, the Museo Picasso opened in a 16th century Renaissance palace and is dedicated to the artist's extensive life's work. This historic old city invites you to take a stroll and its buildings gleam like new. And above everything towers the Alcazaba, a mighty walled fortress. The port was completely redesigned when the city was opened to the sea and you can now take a lovely stroll along the promenade. In Málaga's hinterland you can see the most beautiful aspects of traditional Andalusia. From a distance the typical Andalusian villages look like white dabs of paint shining out from the brown of the barren mountain landscape.

Day 6

At Sea

Day 7

Alicante

Day 8

Valencia

Disembarkation. On one corner its centuries old and around the next totally modern - Valencia is everything all at once. Today the beautiful old town and the old silk market "La Lonja de la Seda", which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, still bear witness to the city's wealth in the Middle Ages. A brand new part of the city is situated in a drained river bed and has avant-garde buildings including a futuristic opera house, the largest aquarium in Europe, a botanical garden and a public park. Valencia is one of the few cities that has a heritage of over 2,000 years and is also so intriguingly combined with the future. And no other city in Europe can proudly make the claim that the America's Cup has already taken place twice right on its front door.

Overview

A journey along the Andalusian coast, Lisbon – Valencia

A Mediterranean cruise on board the SEA CLOUD, SEA CLOUD II or SEA CLOUD SPIRIT is all about the romance of tall ship sailing. The sailing vessels offer a uniquely pleasing mix of elegance and informality while cruising under white sails.

An enchanted farewell to Lisbon
As the Sea Cloud pulls out of Lisbon, you will be treated to unique panoramic views of the Tagus. The epic Monument to the Discoveries is dedicated to Henry the Navigator. The Torre de Belém, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, celebrates the country’s glory during its time as a colonial power.
Andalusia’s green side: Doñana National Park
On the Andalusian coast, a multifarious nature paradise hides among reeds and water iris, salt marshes and bluffs. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994, the Doñana National Park is the most important wetland in Spain and home to more than 250 species of birds. An extensive network of hiking trails touches on lagoons, dune landscapes and riparian woodlands.
The gentle pace of life in Cádiz
History comes alive in the city of Cádiz. One of Europe’s oldest cities, this charming harbour town boasts a beautiful cathedral and baroque buildings, a tranquil old town and defiant watch towers. The town centre, with its delightful tapas bars, can be easily explored on foot from the harbour. And there is no shortage of good wine, as Jerez de la Frontera, with its sherry and wine cellars, is close by.
Málaga – city of culture
Much more than just “Costa” and “Sol”: As the second largest city in Andalusia, in recent years Málaga has evolved into a true destination of culture. Next to classic sites like the cathedral and the Moorish Alcazaba, Picasso’s birthplace entices with suprisingly varied museums that focus on topics from archaeology and modern art to automobile design, wine, and glass.
Please Note: more Mediterranean sailing cruises are available, not all of them are listed online. Please contact us for more details.

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Ship information

Sea Cloud

Vessel Type: Tall Ship (Sailing)

Length: 109 meters

Passenger Capacity: 64

Crew Capacity: 60

Built / refurbished: 1931 / 2011

Sea Cloud is a ship with a soul, imbued by the original owners, Marjorie Merriweather Post and her husband E.F. Hutton in the 1930’s. The ship has played host to royalty, known service in wartime, and sailed the world over. She is a vessel of incomparable grace that harks back to the golden age of ship travel. Once you’ve been on Sea Cloud under full sail, you’ll begin your own love affair.

Welcome aboard a legend 
Sea Cloud accommodates 64 guests in 32 outside cabins including two original owner’s suites that still feature original marble baths and fireplaces. With 110 meters she is an expansive ship with extensive public spaces on the top deck, where we luxuriate in deck chairs and watch the crew of 18 go aloft in the web of riggings to handset her 30 sails. Her dining room is hung with marine oil paintings of the period and accommodates all guests at once for a single seating. We’ll gather in the lounge each evening for Recap. Life aboard is a uniquely pleasing mix of elegance and informality—a return to the golden age of sailing in shorts and deck shoes. You’ll find all shipboard services impeccable. 

Discover the romance of tall ship sailing
Experience something many people don’t know exists in the 21st century—the romance of life under square sails. Discover the thrill of standing on deck as Sea Cloud gently glides through the water, her crew aloft in the riggings, running out and reefing sails. Settle into your favourite areas on the top deck and bask in the incomparable experience of travelling aboard the finest tall ship to ever sail the seas. Lose yourself in an adventure that, in this day and age, is almost unimaginable.

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Booking
Tall Ship Luxury Sailing
Sea Cloud II
25.04.2020
02.05.2020
7
The Mediterranean, Cote d’Azur & the Tuscan Coast: Nice – Rome (Civitavecchia)
Fare from € 3.695
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Travelroute
Day 1

Nice

Nice lies in one of the world's most lavishly endowed natural landscapes. The sea glows azure and the mountains in the background rise picturesquely up into the sky. Castle Hill gives you a fantastic view over the rambling old town - a labyrinth of alleyways with Baroque churches, pastel-coloured houses and red-tiled roofs. The Promenade des Anglais, a sophisticated, five-kilometre-(3 miles)long walkway along the magnificent Baie des Anges and its long beach, lies at the heart of the elegant new town, with its splendid palaces and aristocratic hotels in the Belle-Époque and Art Deco styles.

Day 2

At Sea

Day 3

Sanary-sur-Mer

For a time, the small idyllic port of Sanary was a charming and peaceful refuge for many artists. The list of famous names is long: Bertolt Brecht strummed his guitar in one of the harbour cafés and sang satirical songs; Stefan Zweig, the Mann family of writers and Jacques Cousteau all found what they were looking for here - to put some distance between themselves and the horror of the war. Aix-en-Provence, the birthplace of Paul Cézanne, seems to have been created with the aim of dedicating itself to the fine things in life. This lively university town, the historic capital of Provence, has always promoted the enjoyment of life through art.

Day 4

Imperia

Day 5

Portovenere

Day 6

Livorno

Livorno, itself a child of the Renaissance, is the gateway to Tuscany - the land of cypresses, the Italian lifestyle, art and architecture. Lucca is a Renaissance masterpiece. Magnificent palaces, richly decorated churches and elegant piazzas where you can see the Italians enjoying the summer - this jewel of a town combines the magnificence of typical Tuscan architecture with small town charm. Siena is one of the most beautiful Italian Gothic cities. Its old quarter, like the medieval towers of the world-famous walled town of San Gimignano, is protected by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

Day 7

Portoferraio/Elba

Although Elba is only a small Tuscan island, you will be surprised by how diverse it is. Imposing cliffs, white sandy beaches, avenues of cypresses, vineyards and olive groves, traditional villages and elegant beach resorts make the place of Napoleon's exile somewhere you would in fact like to be banished for longer. The beautiful old town of Portoferraio with its narrow streets of steps and medieval fortress is set high up on a rocky headland. In the enchanting town of Porto Azzurro, the palm-lined promenades, charming piazzas and small beach are at the centre of the town's activities.

Day 8

Civitavecchia

Disembarkation.

All roads lead to Rome. The stunningly beautiful city on the Tiber is around 70 kilometres (44 miles) from the port of Civitavecchia. The highlights of the "Eternal City" are not limited to the seven hills of antiquity. The historic centre and the Vatican State in Rome are both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In the city of Vespas and "la dolce vita", painters, sculptors and architects have left behind innumerable works of art over three millennia. Ancient sites, Renaissance palaces, Baroque squares and fountains create a splendid backdrop for enjoying life in between the daily routine and eternity.

Overview

Cote d’Azur & the Tuscan Coast: Nice – Rome (Civitavecchia)

A Mediterranean sailing cruise on board the SEA CLOUD, SEA CLOUD II or SEA CLOUD SPIRIT is all about the romance of tall ship sailing. The sailing vessels offer a uniquely pleasing mix of elegance and informality while cruising under white sails.

Living Provencal style in Aix
Its successful blend of baroque elegance and a lively student scene is one of the reasons why Aix-enProvence ranks amongst France’s top five of the most popular places to live. Stroll under the old plane trees of the famous Cours Mirabeau for a taste of this Provençal capital’s history; its main boulevard is lined with small bistros and antique shops, elegant residences, fountains and boutiques.
Cinque Terre: five villages above the cliff tops
Alongside a coastal stretch of only about 12 kilometres (7.5 miles), the five Ligurian villages of the Cinque Terre sit like pearls on a string. The view from the sea offers a fascinating panorama: Brightly coloured, the dreamy villages Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore look out through the vineyards above sheer cliffs plunging steeply into the sea.
Lucca, the treasure chest of Tuscany
The trade in precious silks is what originally made Lucca rich. When you take a stroll along the 16th-century town wall in the shade of old plane trees, the grandeur of composer Giacomo Puccini’s birthplace really becomes apparent. In the centre, which is almost free of cars, an opulent panorama unfolds made up of Roman lanes, churches and cupolas, wide squares and stately town palaces.
Elba, the varied island beauty
When the morning sun shines its warm light first on the fortifications and then on the harbour, Portoferraio
springs to life. Elba’s picturesque principal town is the perfect starting point to explore the island off the Tuscan coast. Whether you follow in Napoleon’s footsteps, visit the vineyards or decide to hide away in idyllic coves – Elba offers quite an astonishing diversity.
Please Note: more Mediterranean sailing cruises are available, not all of them are listed online. Please contact us for more details.

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Sea Cloud II

Vessel Type: Tall Ship (Sailing)

Length: 105 meters

Passenger Capacity: 94

Crew Capacity: 65

Built: 2001

Launched in 2001, Sea Cloud II is a stunning vessel, built along traditional lines, but offering deluxe accommodation. She combines timeless elegance of sailing ships of the past with the highest safety standards and the luxurious comfort of modern cruise ships. Just like her legendary sister ship Sea Cloud, the 2,750 m² of sails is set by hand which is a truly magical sight.
Built to accommodate 94 passengers in five-star luxury, she offers a range of 47 beautifully appointed suites and cabins which are furnished with great style. All accommodations have outside views and the bathrooms, in light marble, are unusually spacious and extremely comfortable. The finest, carefully chosen fabrics, combined with leather, rattan and other materials, brass and gold, precious woods and marble together create an impressive ensemble.

No expense has been spared to create a sympathetic ambiance in both the accommodations and public areas and this is reflected throughout the vessel. Public areas include an elegant lounge, library, fitness center, boutique, lido bar and hospital. The single sitting dining room is airy and modern and the quality of the cuisine and service will be to the highest of standards, as one would expect on a Sea Cloud cruise. Relax on the Lido deck and experience the natural grandeur of travelling under sail, rekindling memories of a bygone age.

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Booking
Tall Ship Luxury Sailing
Sea Cloud
02.05.2020
06.05.2020
4
The Mediterranean, Taster Cruise / Fishing Villages & Côte d’Azur Chic: Barcelona – Nice
Fare from € 2.095
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Travelroute
Day 1

Barcelona

Barcelona revels in contrasts. Many enthuse over the beautiful elegant squares and boulevards, while others look for medieval romance in the Gothic quarter. Some love the artistic treasures in the Picasso Museum or the Joan Miró Foundation, but for most people Barcelona is the capital of Catalan Art Nouveau and its glory is epitomised in the spectacular Palau de la Música. At every turn you encounter the playfully opulent creations of architect Antonio Gaudi. His exuberant fantasies are evident in the numerous houses, idiosyncratic parks and the famous uncompleted Sagrada Familia cathedral which he created.

Day 2

Collioure

Day 3

Sète

Day 4

Antibes

Day 5

Nice

Disembarkation. Nice lies in one of the world's most lavishly endowed natural landscapes. The sea glows azure and the mountains in the background rise picturesquely up into the sky. Castle Hill gives you a fantastic view over the rambling old town - a labyrinth of alleyways with Baroque churches, pastel-coloured houses and red-tiled roofs. The Promenade des Anglais, a sophisticated, five-kilometre-(3 miles)long walkway along the magnificent Baie des Anges and its long beach, lies at the heart of the elegant new town, with its splendid palaces and aristocratic hotels in the Belle-Époque and Art Deco styles.

Overview

Fishing Villages & Côte d’Azur Chic: Barcelona – Nice

A Mediterranean cruise on board the SEA CLOUD, SEA CLOUD II or SEA CLOUD SPIRIT is all about the romance of tall ship sailing. The sailing vessels offer a uniquely pleasing mix of elegance and informality while cruising under white sails.

The small port town of Collioure
A tiny chapel on the rock, a picturesque fortified church and the mighty Château Royal are the first sights to greet you as you approach this small port from the sea. Collioure is a textbook example of a charming fishing village that has always attracted painters and poets thanks to its idyllic coastal location, colourful facades and fascinating light.
Little Venice in Languedoc: Sète
To one side the blue of the lagoon, as smooth as glass, and the Mediterranean Sea opposite: Sète has found itself a comfortable spot by the water. With its colourful facades, canals and bridges, the little port is considered the “Venice of Languedoc”. Strolling through the lively “Vieux Port”, the old harbour, will whet your appetite for specialities like fresh oysters or Tielle, an octopus pie.
Saint-Paul-de-Vence, a village full of art
Small galleries, cafés and artists’ studios framed by vine-covered walls from the 13th century – Saint-Paul-deVence is a paradise for art lovers and romantics. In contrast to the charming medieval flair of this quaint mountain village, the museum of the Maeght Foundation presents modern masterpieces by renowned artists including Chagall, Miró, Giacometti, and others..
Please Note: more Mediterranean sailing cruises are available, not all of them are listed online. Please contact us for more details.

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Ship information

Sea Cloud

Vessel Type: Tall Ship (Sailing)

Length: 109 meters

Passenger Capacity: 64

Crew Capacity: 60

Built / refurbished: 1931 / 2011

Sea Cloud is a ship with a soul, imbued by the original owners, Marjorie Merriweather Post and her husband E.F. Hutton in the 1930’s. The ship has played host to royalty, known service in wartime, and sailed the world over. She is a vessel of incomparable grace that harks back to the golden age of ship travel. Once you’ve been on Sea Cloud under full sail, you’ll begin your own love affair.

Welcome aboard a legend 
Sea Cloud accommodates 64 guests in 32 outside cabins including two original owner’s suites that still feature original marble baths and fireplaces. With 110 meters she is an expansive ship with extensive public spaces on the top deck, where we luxuriate in deck chairs and watch the crew of 18 go aloft in the web of riggings to handset her 30 sails. Her dining room is hung with marine oil paintings of the period and accommodates all guests at once for a single seating. We’ll gather in the lounge each evening for Recap. Life aboard is a uniquely pleasing mix of elegance and informality—a return to the golden age of sailing in shorts and deck shoes. You’ll find all shipboard services impeccable. 

Discover the romance of tall ship sailing
Experience something many people don’t know exists in the 21st century—the romance of life under square sails. Discover the thrill of standing on deck as Sea Cloud gently glides through the water, her crew aloft in the riggings, running out and reefing sails. Settle into your favourite areas on the top deck and bask in the incomparable experience of travelling aboard the finest tall ship to ever sail the seas. Lose yourself in an adventure that, in this day and age, is almost unimaginable.

Contact
Booking
Tall Ship Luxury Sailing
Sea Cloud
06.05.2020
13.05.2020
7
The Mediterranean, Grand Prix Monaco Historique: Nice – Naples
Fare from € 6.855
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Travelroute
Day 1

Nice

Nice lies in one of the world's most lavishly endowed natural landscapes. The sea glows azure and the mountains in the background rise picturesquely up into the sky. Castle Hill gives you a fantastic view over the rambling old town - a labyrinth of alleyways with Baroque churches, pastel-coloured houses and red-tiled roofs. The Promenade des Anglais, a sophisticated, five-kilometre-(3 miles)long walkway along the magnificent Baie des Anges and its long beach, lies at the heart of the elegant new town, with its splendid palaces and aristocratic hotels in the Belle-Époque and Art Deco styles.

Day 2

St. Tropez

In the 19th century, artists discovered this picturesque fishing village on the Côte d'Azur and made it their source of inspiration. They were followed by the aristocracy and moneyed classes, and around fifty years ago St Tropez gained its international reputation as a refuge for the rich and famous. You can still find them today, in elegant Port Grimaud with its luxurious yachts from all over the world; in the upmarket bars and restaurants that line the promenade; on the elegant boulevards; in high class shops; or at the sophisticated beach clubs. Even with all these distinguished guests, St Tropez has still managed to preserve its picturesque and sleepy atmosphere.

Day 3

Sanary-sur-Mer

For a time, the small idyllic port of Sanary was a charming and peaceful refuge for many artists. The list of famous names is long: Bertolt Brecht strummed his guitar in one of the harbour cafés and sang satirical songs; Stefan Zweig, the Mann family of writers and Jacques Cousteau all found what they were looking for here - to put some distance between themselves and the horror of the war. Aix-en-Provence, the birthplace of Paul Cézanne, seems to have been created with the aim of dedicating itself to the fine things in life. This lively university town, the historic capital of Provence, has always promoted the enjoyment of life through art.

Day 4

Monte Carlo

Special: The Qualifying is scheduled for today. With your VIP ticket, you can enjoy the exclusive catering on the terrace of the Automobile Club de Monaco and can follow the races at close range. During the breaks in the races, you will visit the pit lane.

The sophisticated Monegasque city state between Italy and France is one of the world's most exclusive addresses. Its densely packed buildings extend up the rocky coastline and gaze out over a gloriously azure sea, with three marinas where spectacular luxury yachts sway on the waves. In the centre, set high up, is the beautiful old city of Monaco-Ville with the splendid Prince's Palace, cathedral and Oceanographic Museum of Jacques Cousteau. In the centre of Monte Carlo you can find the famous casino, a beautiful Belle Epoque building, and the palatial opera house.

Day 5

Monte Carlo

Special: From the terrace of the Automobile Club de Monaco, you will enjoy the view of the parade of vintage cars and can follow the races held today on the Formula 1 racetrack. In-between visits to the pit lane are also available today.

Day 6

Portoferraio/Elba

Although Elba is only a small Tuscan island, you will be surprised by how diverse it is. Imposing cliffs, white sandy beaches, avenues of cypresses, vineyards and olive groves, traditional villages and elegant beach resorts make the place of Napoleon's exile somewhere you would in fact like to be banished for longer. The beautiful old town of Portoferraio with its narrow streets of steps and medieval fortress is set high up on a rocky headland. In the enchanting town of Porto Azzurro, the palm-lined promenades, charming piazzas and small beach are at the centre of the town's activities.

Day 7

At Sea

Day 8

Naples

Disembarkation.
Naples rises from the sea around a huge bay and extends up into the hills like an amphitheatre. From the Castello Sant' Elmo on the Vomero you can enjoy a fantastic view over the sea of houses, the port and the Gulf. The pretty centre of this chaotic Campanian city is the old town, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its huge fortresses, dignified churches and monasteries, splendid squares and palaces, and maze of winding streets.

Overview

Grand Prix Monaco Historique: Nice – Naples

A Mediterranean cruise on board the SEA CLOUD, SEA CLOUD II or SEA CLOUD SPIRIT is all about the romance of tall ship sailing. The sailing vessels offer a uniquely pleasing mix of elegance and informality while cruising under white sails.

Windjammer legend meets classic racers
Travel to the vintage car race in style with our historic windjammer: In Monaco, you can experience the full diversity of such a nostalgic get-together. The laid-back elegance of sailing encounters the frenzy of speed when the old racers with their roaring motors shoot through Monte Carlo’s tight curves.
Grand Prix Monaco Historique (2-day-VIP-TICKET for the Monaco Historic Grand Prix included)
Since 1997, the renowned Automobile Club de Monaco has been organising the Monaco Historic Grand Prix a fortnight before the Formula 1 Grand Prix. Races with vintage cars and historic racers are held in the various categories and classes on the Monte Carlo racetrack. Organised in cooperation with the ACM and Bentley Owners Club, this event makes the heart of any vintage car enthusiast beat faster: The VIP terrace of the Automobile Club de Monaco affords a perfect view of the racetrack, garages and the pit lane, letting you follow every detail of the races from a true front row seat.
Please Note: more Mediterranean sailing cruises are available, not all of them are listed online. Please contact us for more details.

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Ship information

Sea Cloud

Vessel Type: Tall Ship (Sailing)

Length: 109 meters

Passenger Capacity: 64

Crew Capacity: 60

Built / refurbished: 1931 / 2011

Sea Cloud is a ship with a soul, imbued by the original owners, Marjorie Merriweather Post and her husband E.F. Hutton in the 1930’s. The ship has played host to royalty, known service in wartime, and sailed the world over. She is a vessel of incomparable grace that harks back to the golden age of ship travel. Once you’ve been on Sea Cloud under full sail, you’ll begin your own love affair.

Welcome aboard a legend 
Sea Cloud accommodates 64 guests in 32 outside cabins including two original owner’s suites that still feature original marble baths and fireplaces. With 110 meters she is an expansive ship with extensive public spaces on the top deck, where we luxuriate in deck chairs and watch the crew of 18 go aloft in the web of riggings to handset her 30 sails. Her dining room is hung with marine oil paintings of the period and accommodates all guests at once for a single seating. We’ll gather in the lounge each evening for Recap. Life aboard is a uniquely pleasing mix of elegance and informality—a return to the golden age of sailing in shorts and deck shoes. You’ll find all shipboard services impeccable. 

Discover the romance of tall ship sailing
Experience something many people don’t know exists in the 21st century—the romance of life under square sails. Discover the thrill of standing on deck as Sea Cloud gently glides through the water, her crew aloft in the riggings, running out and reefing sails. Settle into your favourite areas on the top deck and bask in the incomparable experience of travelling aboard the finest tall ship to ever sail the seas. Lose yourself in an adventure that, in this day and age, is almost unimaginable.

Contact
Booking
Tall Ship Luxury Sailing
Sea Cloud II
26.05.2020
03.06.2020
8
The Mediterranean, Northern Europe, The Basque Country, Brittany & Normandy
Fare from € 4.225
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Travelroute
Day 1

Bilbao

Bilbao has always been an important port and industrial city. In 1993, Bilbao was a pilgrimage destination for lovers of modern art and avant-garde architecture. The Guggenheim Museum, with its idiosyncratic and unique design by famous architect Frank O Gehry, showcases everything that is important within its 11,000 square metres 118,403 foot). Steel used to be manufactured in Bilbao and it now plays a major role here, since other renowned architects have also been inspired to give Bilbao an attractive, distinctive look. Cross the futuristic Calatrava Bridge to reach the old town, where you can take a delightful stroll round the lanes and enjoy the art of Basque cuisine.

Day 2

Pasajes (San Sebastian)

Day 3

At Sea

Day 4

La Rochelle (La Pallice)

The Vieux Port dock and the beautiful front, which teems with cafés, form the centre of the picturesque old town. Two imposing towers once served as lookout posts for the harbour and town, and are now the symbol of La Rochelle. The medieval town walls, town hall, churches and shipowners' offices bear testament to its former glory. Today, the Les Minimes marina is one of the largest examples of its kind in Europe. A bridge spans the 3km gap between the mainland and the Ile-de-Ré. With its enchanting beaches and dunes, little villages, cottages with green shutters and alleyways lined with hollyhocks, the 'White Isle' is a paradise for cyclists.

Day 5

Le Palais/Belle-Île-en-Mer

At 54 square miles, Belle-Île-en-Mer, south of Lorient is the largest of Brittany's islands. For a few weeks every summer, the storms and crashing waves subside and the island takes on a laid-back holiday atmosphere, with lots of bicycles, beach towels and music. On the west coast, the waves break on the rocks causing white crests to dance on the water. Small, idyllic bays and beaches nestle in deep inlets in the rocky coastline, sometimes only accessible from the sea. The island's capital is the port of Le Palais with its imposing citadel and countless street cafés along the harbour and in the Place de la République. Claude Monet spent two and a half months on the island, producing 39 paintings of the wild Côte Sauvage.

Day 6

At Sea

Day 7

St. Malo

This former 'corsaire' town in northern Brittany has always had a close relationship with the sea. Although the buccaneers have left, St. Malo is now the start or end point for many famous sailing regattas. Behind the legendary town defences lies the historic centre, which is surrounded by water on three sides and has always been impregnable. On one side of the town walls you will see the narrow alleyways and tall houses of the old town which bear testament to the prosperity of past traders and sailors. The other side offers exquisite views of the emerald sea, dazzling white sandy beaches, harbour and forts. Tidal variations in the Bay of Saint-Malo provide an impressive natural spectacle with twelve metres difference between high and low tides.

Day 8

St. Peter Port/Guernsey/Channel Islands

'A piece of France fallen into the sea and grabbed up by the English' is how Victor Hugo described his place of exile in the Bay of St. Malo, which is closer to the northern coast of France than the south coast of England. Guernsey, the second largest British Channel Island, later inspired Auguste Renoir to produce a whole series of paintings. Narrow, meandering roads bordered by hedges and embankments wind through the interior of the island, which boasts luscious vegetation courtesy of the mild Gulf Stream climate, while in the south, green hills give way to rocky cliffs on the sea's edge. Here, spectacular crags, bays and sandy beaches have been shaped by the vast tidal range pummelling the rock. The pretty island capital of St. Peter Port overlooking the large sheltered harbour and castle boasts a fascinating mixture of styles in a tangle of terraces and stepped gardens.

Day 9

Honfleur

Disembarkation.
Many famous impressionists caught the quaint atmosphere of this town at the mouth of the Seine on canvas in the 19th century. This small town in Calvados is still one of the most charming places in Normandy. Tall and narrow slate-clad buildings crowd around the quayside, the exquisite Vieux Bassin and the old 17th century dock. Honfleur honours its famous sons, painter Eugène Boudin and composer Eric Satie, in a museum. East of Honfleur, the breathtaking Pont de Normandie spans the Seine estuary and links Honfleur with Le Havre, an engineering masterpiece and one of the longest bridges in Europe.

Overview

The Basque Country, Brittany & Normandy

A sailing cruise on board the SEA CLOUD, SEA CLOUD II or SEA CLOUD SPIRIT is all about the romance of tall ship sailing. The sailing vessels offer a uniquely pleasing mix of elegance and informality while cruising under white sails.

A journey through European regions full of character: The Basque Country, Brittany and Normandy.
These extras are included:
Guided tour of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao in the evening • Lunch in the picturesque surroundings of La Rochelle • Shore excursions as listed in the programme • Open bar package
Please Note: more sailing cruises are available, not all of them are listed online. Please contact us for more details.

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Sea Cloud II

Vessel Type: Tall Ship (Sailing)

Length: 105 meters

Passenger Capacity: 94

Crew Capacity: 65

Built: 2001

Launched in 2001, Sea Cloud II is a stunning vessel, built along traditional lines, but offering deluxe accommodation. She combines timeless elegance of sailing ships of the past with the highest safety standards and the luxurious comfort of modern cruise ships. Just like her legendary sister ship Sea Cloud, the 2,750 m² of sails is set by hand which is a truly magical sight.
Built to accommodate 94 passengers in five-star luxury, she offers a range of 47 beautifully appointed suites and cabins which are furnished with great style. All accommodations have outside views and the bathrooms, in light marble, are unusually spacious and extremely comfortable. The finest, carefully chosen fabrics, combined with leather, rattan and other materials, brass and gold, precious woods and marble together create an impressive ensemble.

No expense has been spared to create a sympathetic ambiance in both the accommodations and public areas and this is reflected throughout the vessel. Public areas include an elegant lounge, library, fitness center, boutique, lido bar and hospital. The single sitting dining room is airy and modern and the quality of the cuisine and service will be to the highest of standards, as one would expect on a Sea Cloud cruise. Relax on the Lido deck and experience the natural grandeur of travelling under sail, rekindling memories of a bygone age.

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Booking
Tall Ship Luxury Sailing
Sea Cloud II
09.06.2020
15.06.2020
6
Northern Europe, Art & Sailing / Four Contrasting Cities of Culture: London – Hamburg
Fare from € 4.225
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Travelroute
Day 1

London

Guests arrive individually in London. Early-evening walk to the National Gallery where the Gallery A will be opened exclusively to the guests of the Sea Cloud ii. Accompanied by a relaxed cocktail, you can enjoy the museum during a
private guided tour. Walk back to the 5-star Hotel Corinthian.
Overnight stay

Day 2

London - Portsmouth

Breakfast. Short drive to the Royal Academy of Arts. After an introduction by our art historian Dr. Michels, opportunity to discover this unique art institution individually. Afterwards, teatime in the famous Ritz Hotel, followed by the transfer to Portsmouth and embarkation on the Sea Cloud II.
Portsmouth.
This coastal strip in southern Hampshire, blessed by the Gulf Stream, has always been an easily defensible natural harbour. Indeed Henry VII made it his Royal Dockyard at the end of the 15th century. Still an important Royal Navy base, the vast port of Portsmouth is situated on the peaceful west coast of Portsea Island, a spit of land that stretches far out to sea. In the old harbour, historic ships with grandiose names proclaim the city's glorious past and several museums are devoted to the navy and seafaring. Where once adventurers and admirals set sail to re-write the English history books, countless yachts now rock gently in numerous marinas. The lavishly renovated quayside with its looming, futuristic Spinnaker Tower and the long seafront at Southsea are now the beating heart of modern life in the city.

Day 3

At Sea

Day 4

Antwerp

Antwerp in Belgium is the third largest port in Europe, traditionally a centre for the diamond trade, a romantic Renaissance city, and a stronghold of young designers and couturiers. For centuries the town, whose most famous citizen was Peter Paul Rubens, has been a place where an elegant lifestyle, appreciation of art and cultural variety are right at home. Following on from its rich past, in the last few years Antwerp has developed into a modern vibrant city and been given a strong impetus towards the future.

Day 5

Rotterdam

Day 6

At Sea

Day 7

Hamburg

Disembarkation.
Hamburg has seen many ships in its time. Richly laden Hanseatic cogs, famous 19th century windjammers and giant vessels have dropped anchor in its port. The beautiful banks of the Elbe form prominent cordons for ships sailing in or out of the port of Hamburg. Moving towards the mouth of the Elbe, they glide by the patrician villas on the Elbchaussee, the Treppenviertel in Blankenese, the Airbus site and the picturesque banks of the Elbe with their green dykes and white beaches. You can catch charming harbour views of the little villages all along the banks of the Elbe.

Overview

Four Contrasting Cities of Culture: London – Hamburg

A sailing cruise on board the SEA CLOUD, SEA CLOUD II or SEA CLOUD SPIRIT is all about the romance of tall ship sailing. The sailing vessels offer a uniquely pleasing mix of elegance and informality while cruising under white sails.

London’s artful side
From da Vinci to video installations: Visiting London’s museums is like a journey through the different art
epochs. The best starting point is the National Gallery with some 2,300 works of art from medieval times to the 20th century. Next on the list: The Royal Academy of Arts, the renowned artists’ association that has been fostering painting, sculpture and architecture since 1768.
Antwerp: past meets future
A giant diamond, made of steel and glass, and sitting on top of a historic building – the “Port House” is the
perfect symbol for Antwerp and its exciting combination of the old and the new. While visiting the Grote Markt or the Rubens House is like stepping back in time into the Flemish Renaissance, many new museums, for instance the Diamond Museum, offer very modern insights.
Rotterdam: old masters, innovative architecture
After the war, the much destroyed Rotterdam made a virtue out of necessity and bravely entered new terrain with regard to its architecture. Whether yellow cube houses or a market hall the size of an aircraft hangar – today, numerous unusual buildings dot the city and provoke in the positive sense. Art aficionados will marvel at the Bojimans Van Beuningen Museum where works of art from Rembrandt to Picasso and Rothko are to be found.
Please Note: more sailing cruises are available, not all of them are listed online. Please contact us for more details.

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Ship information

Sea Cloud II

Vessel Type: Tall Ship (Sailing)

Length: 105 meters

Passenger Capacity: 94

Crew Capacity: 65

Built: 2001

Launched in 2001, Sea Cloud II is a stunning vessel, built along traditional lines, but offering deluxe accommodation. She combines timeless elegance of sailing ships of the past with the highest safety standards and the luxurious comfort of modern cruise ships. Just like her legendary sister ship Sea Cloud, the 2,750 m² of sails is set by hand which is a truly magical sight.
Built to accommodate 94 passengers in five-star luxury, she offers a range of 47 beautifully appointed suites and cabins which are furnished with great style. All accommodations have outside views and the bathrooms, in light marble, are unusually spacious and extremely comfortable. The finest, carefully chosen fabrics, combined with leather, rattan and other materials, brass and gold, precious woods and marble together create an impressive ensemble.

No expense has been spared to create a sympathetic ambiance in both the accommodations and public areas and this is reflected throughout the vessel. Public areas include an elegant lounge, library, fitness center, boutique, lido bar and hospital. The single sitting dining room is airy and modern and the quality of the cuisine and service will be to the highest of standards, as one would expect on a Sea Cloud cruise. Relax on the Lido deck and experience the natural grandeur of travelling under sail, rekindling memories of a bygone age.

Contact
Booking
Tall Ship Luxury Sailing
Sea Cloud II
15.06.2020
29.06.2020
14
Northern Europe, Following the Routes of Proud Hanseatic Cogs
Fare from € 7.395
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Travelroute
Day 1

Hamburg

Hamburg has seen many ships in its time. Richly laden Hanseatic cogs, famous 19th century windjammers and giant vessels have dropped anchor in its port. The beautiful banks of the Elbe form prominent cordons for ships sailing in or out of the port of Hamburg. Moving towards the mouth of the Elbe, they glide by the patrician villas on the Elbchaussee, the Treppenviertel in Blankenese, the Airbus site and the picturesque banks of the Elbe with their green dykes and white beaches. You can catch charming harbour views of the little villages all along the banks of the Elbe.

Day 2

List/Sylt

North Sea breakers, mud flats, Red Cliff, vast landscape of dunes, wide sandy beaches and old mariners' houses show the romantic and natural side of Germany's most famous island. Its other side sometimes makes headlines, as Sylt has been the summer retreat for celebrities since the 1960s. They can be seen visiting the most famous fish stand in Germany, strolling through Kampen or in the elegant bars and exclusive clubs.

Day 3

At Sea

Day 4

Copenhagen

With its countless canals, lakes and harbour basin, water is an essential part of this city. The Inderhavnen (inner harbour) runs through the royal capital of Denmark like a wide river before flowing into the Sound. Once the boundary between the western and eastern districts, the harbour quays have now become the heart of the city. Streets, alleyways, parks and squares all remain from the days when kings had them built. Each period of history has left its mark on the magnificent cityscape which includes several castles. In the midst of modern-day life, you can take a ride on a carousel in the Tivoli Gardens, follow the royal bodyguards with their bearskin hats as they march through the streets or visit the city's famous magical landmark, the little mermaid in the harbour.

Day 5

At Sea

Day 6

Gdansk

Together with the chic seaside resort of Sopot and the port of Gdynia, the old Hanseatic city of Gda?sk has a young and confident vibe. With its eventful past, the queen of the Polish Baltic cities was already prosperous and respected in the middle ages and was a flourishing trading centre for many years. Its reconstructed historic old town is a work of art in its own right with sky-scraping brick Gothic edifices and grand patricians' houses boasting magnificent façades and gables which betray Flemish, Dutch and German influences. Everything is overshadowed by the imposing medieval church of St Mary which is the world's largest brick church. In the golden Hanseatic era, the route formed by the famous Long Market and Long Street between the Golden Gate and the Vistula was the lifeline of this prosperous city, which continues to trade successfully in Baltic amber to this day.

Day 7

Visby/Gotland

Surrounded by the deep blue sea, the second largest Baltic island is bathed in sunshine during the brief summer months and has the look of a small country in its own right. Lofty crags, strange limestone formations, broad sand and pebble beaches and forests with wind-bent pine trees form a coastal landscape which extends for almost 500 miles. Similarly diverse are the island's astonishing culinary delights and Gotland's rich history which includes prehistoric sites, unique treasures from the Viking era and Visby, the oldest Baltic Hanseatic city which has remained almost unchanged since its heyday in the middle ages. The old town with its imposing 2-mile, 13th century circular wall was once christened 'regina maris' or 'queen of the sea' and provided a refuge for legendary pirate Klaus Störtebeker. Since 1805 it has been classified as a protected monument and since1995 it has been listed as a UNESCO world heritage site.

Day 8

Stockholm

On its Baltic side, Stockholm looks out to an archipelago of thousands of craggy islands while to the west lies the vast Lake Mälaren. The city itself spans 14 islands connected by more than 50 bridges. In the middle on the city island are the origins of Sweden's magnificent capital. Yellow-gold town houses, splendid Renaissance palaces dating back to the city's hey day and the royal palace crowd the old town of Gamla Stan, a heritage site boasting a medieval network of narrow cobbled streets which lead down to the water's edge. With a third of its area occupied by water and another third by green spaces, this cultural city manages to be both modern and traditional. Here you will find Nordic design, fashion, art, modern architecture, boulevards, promenades, royal residences, seats of government and no fewer than three UNESCO world heritage sites.

Day 9

Stockholm

Day 10

Mariehamn/Åland

The Åland archipelago, an autonomous Swedish-speaking province in Finland with its own flag, is situated between Sweden and the Finnish mainland in the north of the Baltic Sea. Mariehamm, the only town in the Åland islands and capital of the archipelago, can be found on the main island of Fast Åland. It was named after Maria Alexandrovna, wife of Tsar Alexander II, who founded the town in 1861 when Finland and Åland were part of the Russian Empire. The second largest port in Finland was home to one of the last large fleets of windjammers. With its wonderful smooth red granite cliffs, the Nordic landscape on the approximately 6,500 unspoilt islands and skerries remains pristine and virtually uninhabited.

Day 11

At Sea

Day 12

St. Petersburg

Morning sun follows sunset, night falls only briefly and then an entire city is wide awake. The 'white nights' cast a magic light over this magnificent city forged by the will of the Tsar. Built largely on posts in the ground by Peter the Great in 1703, Saint Petersburg - a 'capital from nothing' - offered the Russian Empire access to the Baltic Sea and the west between the 18th and 20th centuries. The extremely impressive entrance to the shining gold city on the Neva River demonstrates the full extent of St. Petersburg's power. Built predominantly in the neo-classical style, the Hermitage complex which includes the Winter Palace where the Tsars once lived, dates back to Catherine the Great. Now one of the world's most important art museums occupies more than 350 rooms. St. Isaac's Cathedral is the largest cathedral in Russia, while the Church of the Saviour is a playful work of art in the Russian Art Nouveau style. The wonders of this former tsarist capital with 2,300 palaces, ornate buildings and castles are all listed as UNESCO world heritage sites.

Day 13

St. Petersburg

Day 14

Tallinn

The Estonian capital of Tallinn lies on the Gulf of Finland some 50 miles south of Helsinki. Known as Reval during the Hanseatic era, it was the most important trading port on the Baltic Sea in the 15th century. Those walking through the old town will find themselves transported back to the world of wealthy medieval townsfolk. Russian onion domes and medieval gabled houses restored to their former glory mark the border between east and west. The city's rich historic heritage, still guarded by lofty town walls, is under UNESCO protection. Today, Tallinn is a lively Scandinavian city with a very Hanseatic look, where the middle ages meet modern life.

Day 15

Helsinki

Disembarkation.
The Finnish capital sits on the seafront overlooking countless islands and skerries off the coast. The centre is compact and charming. The protestant cathedral styled on St. Isaac's Cathedral in St. Petersburg overlooks Senate Square with its magnificent neo-classical façades and reflects the splendour of a capital which once served the Tsars. Later, the middle classes showcased their national confidence in Finnish Art Nouveau, its curved lines oozing functionalism and modernism. Indeed in 2012, the trend towards simple, accomplished Finnish style earned Helsinki the title of world design capital. Above all else though, Helsinki is an ever-changing city shaped by the sea - a lively hub in constant flux.

Overview

Following the Routes of Proud Hanseatic Cogs

A sailing cruise on board the SEA CLOUD, SEA CLOUD II or SEA CLOUD SPIRIT is all about the romance of tall ship sailing. The sailing vessels offer a uniquely pleasing mix of elegance and informality while cruising under white sails.

A panoramic trip along the Elbe
The Sea Cloud ii departs from Hamburg’s harbour and glides along the Elbe at a leisurely pace. Past the
patrician mansions of the Elbchaussee, stair-lined Blankenese, the Airbus grounds and the picturesque
banks of the Elbe with their green dykes.
Seven countries in 14 days
From the distinctive architecture of Scandinavia to the fairytale romance of St Petersburg and its golden cupolas: The Baltic Sea offers a range of unique and vastly differing impressions. On its journey, our windjammer will call at ports in seven countries offering countless UNESCO World Heritage Sites and a fascinating insight into the scenic and cultural diversity of this region.
Sylt: Germany’s most famed island
North Sea waves, the Wadden Sea, old captains’ cottages, and exploring the wide dune landscape – that is the romantic, down-to-earth side of the renowned North Frisian island. But Sylt enjoys the flurry of camera flashes just as much as the sunshine. Celebrities have chosen the island as their summer retreat: One wants to be seen visiting Germany’s most famous fish & chip shop, strolling through Kampen, in the elegant bars and exclusive clubs – and indulges in oysters fresh from the sea.
Gdansk: a city with many stories to tell
Founded over one thousand years ago and renowned as a cosmopolitan, wealthy trade port, Gdansk is one of Poland’s most beautiful cities. The “Rechtstadt” in the heart of the city is a must, enchanting visitors with delightful small streets and a wealth of historical sights: St Mary’s Basilica, Arthur’s Court and the Golden Gate are all easily accessible on foot.
Stockholm and its archipelago
On mild summer evenings, Sweden’s capital city exudes a Mediterranean joie de vivre. Stockholm is creative and in tune with nature, welcoming and historical, a shopping paradise and home of the Royal Palace. Upon arrival and departure, you will be greeted by an idyllic view of the old town island before entering the enchanting world of the skerry landscape and its 30,000 islands.
St Petersburg – the old city of the tsars
In 1703, Tsar Peter the Great charged the best architects of his day with the planning of a perfect and harmonious city. The result was one of the most brilliant cities of old Europe. Thanks to its abundance of unique buildings, including the Church of the Resurrection, St Isaac’s Cathedral, the Hermitage and the Catherine Palace, the old capital city of the Russian Empire is still considered an architectural marvel today.
Please Note: more sailing cruises are available, not all of them are listed online. Please contact us for more details.

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Ship information

Sea Cloud II

Vessel Type: Tall Ship (Sailing)

Length: 105 meters

Passenger Capacity: 94

Crew Capacity: 65

Built: 2001

Launched in 2001, Sea Cloud II is a stunning vessel, built along traditional lines, but offering deluxe accommodation. She combines timeless elegance of sailing ships of the past with the highest safety standards and the luxurious comfort of modern cruise ships. Just like her legendary sister ship Sea Cloud, the 2,750 m² of sails is set by hand which is a truly magical sight.
Built to accommodate 94 passengers in five-star luxury, she offers a range of 47 beautifully appointed suites and cabins which are furnished with great style. All accommodations have outside views and the bathrooms, in light marble, are unusually spacious and extremely comfortable. The finest, carefully chosen fabrics, combined with leather, rattan and other materials, brass and gold, precious woods and marble together create an impressive ensemble.

No expense has been spared to create a sympathetic ambiance in both the accommodations and public areas and this is reflected throughout the vessel. Public areas include an elegant lounge, library, fitness center, boutique, lido bar and hospital. The single sitting dining room is airy and modern and the quality of the cuisine and service will be to the highest of standards, as one would expect on a Sea Cloud cruise. Relax on the Lido deck and experience the natural grandeur of travelling under sail, rekindling memories of a bygone age.

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Tall Ship Luxury Sailing
Sea Cloud
03.07.2020
10.07.2020
7
The Mediterranean, Island World of the Sporades & Cyclades: Thessaloniki – Athens
Fare from € 3.695
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Travelroute
Day 1

Thessaloniki

Embarkation.

Day 2

Skiathos/Sporades

Skiathos is just a few miles from the Greek mainland and is the smallest inhabited island in the northern Sporades. Olives and wine are grown in the mountainous, interior, part of which is forested and boasts lush vegetation. Towards the coast, rich pastures and colourful wildflower meadows give way to the beach and the sea. Skiathos has the most spectacular beaches in the Sporades. Boasting a sheltered location in the south west, Koukounaries beach is 800 m long and is considered to be the finest of the more than 50 beaches on the island with its beautiful fine white sand. The lively capital in the south-east of the island is also named Skiathos and spans two harbours divided by the Bourtzi peninsula.

Day 3

Mykonos/Cyclades

Mykonos, with its houses like sugar cubes with blue shutters, balconies adorned with flowers, blue-domed churches and windmills, is perhaps the most famous of the Cyclades islands and seems to have sprung out of a picture book. We have to thank Aristoteles Onassis and his international jet-set friends for rediscovering the island in the mid-1950s and developing it into the favourite destination of the rich and famous. In Mykonos town you can happily lose yourself in the labyrinth of whitewashed lanes. Fishing boats bob up and down in the port. Upmarket restaurants, rustic tavernas and classy bars and clubs invite you to stay a while. From the promenade you have a spectacular view over the sea.

Day 4

Agia Anna/Naxos/Cylades - Syros/Cyclades

In the south of Naxos lies the idyllic fishing village of Agia Anna, with its secluded tavernas and beach bars on the small promenade. On both sides, lovely bays and beaches entice you to swim in the crystal-clear water. The huge Venetian castle in the island's capital, only a few kilometres (miles) away, once protected the city from attackers. Nowadays it offers you a stunning view over the whole island in all its glory. Even the gods loved the island. The German opera "Ariadne auf Naxos" was based on the myth of Dionysus and the Cretan king's daughter.

Day 5

Syros/Cyclades

Although the capital of the Cyclades is situated on the tranquil and traditional island of Syros, outside of the town this seems the most remote island of them all. Ermoupoli, one of the most beautiful island towns in Greece, was built majestically on two hills. Its architecture is exceptional and the numerous monumental neo-classical buildings give the impression of a large, elegant town. Passing over the hill, the spaciousness and vastness transform into a maze of lanes and give a medieval impression.

Day 6

Karavostasis/Folegandros/Cyclades

Imposing cliffs, spectacular beaches and plenty of traditional Cycladic lifestyle - the island of Folegandros is almost untouched by large streams of tourists and can only be reached via the tiny port of Karavostasis. Chora, the largest village on the island and not far from the port, is perched spectacularly on a steep rocky slope 300-metres (985 foot) high and offers a fantastic view over the island and the sea. The church of Panagia is set even further up on the rocks and towers over the little town with its snowy-white cottages like sugar cubes, its beautiful castle and its narrow lanes.

Day 7

At Sea

Day 8

Piraeus

Disembarkation.
"A ship will come...", declared the singer Melina Mercouri to the port of Piraeus. Later, as Greek Minister for Culture, she made Athens the first European Capital of Culture in 1985. The city is considered the birthplace of Europe, of philosophy and of democracy, and is the embodiment of the Olympic ideal. World-famous and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987, its landmark is the magnificent Parthenon temple, lying high up on the Acropolis in all its glory. At the foot of the Acropolis hill is the Plaka, the oldest quarter of Athens, and the world's most modern archaeological museum, the new Acropolis Museum, has been here since 2009.

Overview

Island World of the Sporades & Cyclades: Thessaloniki – Athens

A Mediterranean cruise on board the SEA CLOUD, SEA CLOUD II or SEA CLOUD SPIRIT is all about the romance of tall ship sailing. The sailing vessels offer a uniquely pleasing mix of elegance and informality while cruising under white sails.

True Greece: the Sporades
Rebetiko strains are drifting from a taverna, rugged rocks enclose sandy bathing beaches, chapels gleam
white as chalk under a deep blue sky – does this Greek postcard idyll really exist? It does, on the Sporades! With its olive trees and pine forests, monasteries and 60 glorious beaches, Skiathos is considered the most beautiful island by many.
The magic of the Cyclades
Houses like sugar cubes, blue window-frames, narrow winding streets lined with flowers, windmills and small churches – Mykonos, perhaps the most famous of the Cycladic islands, could have come straight from a book. Set against fishing boats bobbing in the harbour, elegant restaurants, quaint taverns and sophisticated cafés are perfect for whiling away the hours, and the promenade offers visitors a spectacular view of a romantic sunset.
The charming capital of the Cyclades
Ermoupolis, capital of the island of Syros and the entire Cyclades, was built on two hills and is a unique architectural accomplishment. A great number of monumental neo-classical buildings create the impression of a sophisticated city. As you ascend, the opulence and vastness give way to a maze of narrow passages, creating a more medieval atmosphere. And no matter where you are in this city, the cafés and taverns are filled with Greeks alone, and tourists are nowhere to be seen.
A lecturer accompanies the trip
Exciting topics, background information and fascinating facts – our expert offers talks on a whole range of subjects from his specialist field.
Please Note: more Mediterranean sailing cruises are available, not all of them are listed online. Please contact us for more details.

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Sea Cloud

Vessel Type: Tall Ship (Sailing)

Length: 109 meters

Passenger Capacity: 64

Crew Capacity: 60

Built / refurbished: 1931 / 2011

Sea Cloud is a ship with a soul, imbued by the original owners, Marjorie Merriweather Post and her husband E.F. Hutton in the 1930’s. The ship has played host to royalty, known service in wartime, and sailed the world over. She is a vessel of incomparable grace that harks back to the golden age of ship travel. Once you’ve been on Sea Cloud under full sail, you’ll begin your own love affair.

Welcome aboard a legend 
Sea Cloud accommodates 64 guests in 32 outside cabins including two original owner’s suites that still feature original marble baths and fireplaces. With 110 meters she is an expansive ship with extensive public spaces on the top deck, where we luxuriate in deck chairs and watch the crew of 18 go aloft in the web of riggings to handset her 30 sails. Her dining room is hung with marine oil paintings of the period and accommodates all guests at once for a single seating. We’ll gather in the lounge each evening for Recap. Life aboard is a uniquely pleasing mix of elegance and informality—a return to the golden age of sailing in shorts and deck shoes. You’ll find all shipboard services impeccable. 

Discover the romance of tall ship sailing
Experience something many people don’t know exists in the 21st century—the romance of life under square sails. Discover the thrill of standing on deck as Sea Cloud gently glides through the water, her crew aloft in the riggings, running out and reefing sails. Settle into your favourite areas on the top deck and bask in the incomparable experience of travelling aboard the finest tall ship to ever sail the seas. Lose yourself in an adventure that, in this day and age, is almost unimaginable.

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Booking
Tall Ship Luxury Sailing
Sea Cloud II
09.07.2020
21.07.2020
12
Northern Europe, Baltic Sea Under Summery Sails: Copenhagen – Travemünde
Fare from € 6.335
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Travelroute
Day 1

Copenhagen

With its countless canals, lakes and harbour basin, water is an essential part of this city. The Inderhavnen (inner harbour) runs through the royal capital of Denmark like a wide river before flowing into the Sound. Once the boundary between the western and eastern districts, the harbour quays have now become the heart of the city. Streets, alleyways, parks and squares all remain from the days when kings had them built. Each period of history has left its mark on the magnificent cityscape which includes several castles. In the midst of modern-day life, you can take a ride on a carousel in the Tivoli Gardens, follow the royal bodyguards with their bearskin hats as they march through the streets or visit the city's famous magical landmark, the little mermaid in the harbour.

Day 2

Gudhjem/Bornholm

A mere speck in the Baltic Sea, further from the rest of Denmark than from other shores, this sun-soaked island packs maximum scenic diversity into the smallest possible space. Beaches and sand dunes stretch along the southern coast while the north is lined with granite cliffs interspersed with sandy bays, which are ideal for swimming. Inland, the rolling hills are covered with beautiful natural woodland, moors and colourful wildflower meadows. Tiny brightly-coloured timbered houses, their gardens overflowing with hollyhocks, adorn the pretty little island villages, most of which are located on the coast. Here, there is a long tradition of arts and crafts. The imposing Hammershus fortress, which is the largest ruined castle in Northern Europe, bears testament to the turbulent history of the area, dividing the Baltic powers of Denmark and Sweden.

Day 3

Gdansk

Together with the chic seaside resort of Sopot and the port of Gdynia, the old Hanseatic city of Gda?sk has a young and confident vibe. With its eventful past, the queen of the Polish Baltic cities was already prosperous and respected in the middle ages and was a flourishing trading centre for many years. Its reconstructed historic old town is a work of art in its own right with sky-scraping brick Gothic edifices and grand patricians' houses boasting magnificent façades and gables which betray Flemish, Dutch and German influences. Everything is overshadowed by the imposing medieval church of St Mary which is the world's largest brick church. In the golden Hanseatic era, the route formed by the famous Long Market and Long Street between the Golden Gate and the Vistula was the lifeline of this prosperous city, which continues to trade successfully in Baltic amber to this day.

Day 4

Klaipeda

Day 5

At Sea

Day 6

Riga

The largest Baltic city and capital of Latvia lies on the Daugava River. Founded in 1201 by the Teutonic Order, the city is over 800 years old. Riga's medieval churches and imposing brick Gothic guild houses all bear witness to the city's Hanseatic might. However, it is the approximately 800 fantastic Art Nouveau buildings which sprang up during the economic boom at the start of the 20th century that have made this dynamic Baltic city famous. Lavish curved lines, floral patterns and lion's and Medusa's heads are typical of the historic cityscape which is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site.

Day 7

At Sea

Day 8

Mariehamn/Åland

The Åland archipelago, an autonomous Swedish-speaking province in Finland with its own flag, is situated between Sweden and the Finnish mainland in the north of the Baltic Sea. Mariehamm, the only town in the Åland islands and capital of the archipelago, can be found on the main island of Fast Åland. It was named after Maria Alexandrovna, wife of Tsar Alexander II, who founded the town in 1861 when Finland and Åland were part of the Russian Empire. The second largest port in Finland was home to one of the last large fleets of windjammers. With its wonderful smooth red granite cliffs, the Nordic landscape on the approximately 6,500 unspoilt islands and skerries remains pristine and virtually uninhabited.

Day 9

Stockholm

On its Baltic side, Stockholm looks out to an archipelago of thousands of craggy islands while to the west lies the vast Lake Mälaren. The city itself spans 14 islands connected by more than 50 bridges. In the middle on the city island are the origins of Sweden's magnificent capital. Yellow-gold town houses, splendid Renaissance palaces dating back to the city's hey day and the royal palace crowd the old town of Gamla Stan, a heritage site boasting a medieval network of narrow cobbled streets which lead down to the water's edge. With a third of its area occupied by water and another third by green spaces, this cultural city manages to be both modern and traditional. Here you will find Nordic design, fashion, art, modern architecture, boulevards, promenades, royal residences, seats of government and no fewer than three UNESCO world heritage sites.

Day 10

Stockholm

Day 11

Visby/Gotland

Surrounded by the deep blue sea, the second largest Baltic island is bathed in sunshine during the brief summer months and has the look of a small country in its own right. Lofty crags, strange limestone formations, broad sand and pebble beaches and forests with wind-bent pine trees form a coastal landscape which extends for almost 500 miles. Similarly diverse are the island's astonishing culinary delights and Gotland's rich history which includes prehistoric sites, unique treasures from the Viking era and Visby, the oldest Baltic Hanseatic city which has remained almost unchanged since its heyday in the middle ages. The old town with its imposing 2-mile, 13th century circular wall was once christened 'regina maris' or 'queen of the sea' and provided a refuge for legendary pirate Klaus Störtebeker. Since 1805 it has been classified as a protected monument and since1995 it has been listed as a UNESCO world heritage site.

Day 12

At Sea

Day 13

Travemünde

Disembarkation.
The Baltic spa town of Travemünde is the finest borough of Lübeck and since 1329 has provided the Hanseatic city's access to the Baltic Sea at the mouth of the Trave. At the front, the old façades of the promenade along the River Trave are the external face of this former fishing and seafaring village, whose pretty old 16th century town houses nestle in alleys surrounding the church of Saint Lorenz. The legendary casino and spa hotel between the spa gardens and seafront are testament to over 200 years as a seaside resort. Whether it's exploring the wild beach beneath the Brodtener Ufer cliffs, the long white spa beach or the Priwall peninsula opposite, admiring the four-masted 'Passat' barque - a standing testament to past times - or watching as the huge ferries and cruise ships sweep past within touching distance on their way up or down the Trave - there is plenty to see and do in Travemünde.

Overview

Baltic Sea Under Summery Sails: Copenhagen – Travemünde

A sailing cruise on board the SEA CLOUD, SEA CLOUD II or SEA CLOUD SPIRIT is all about the romance of tall ship sailing. The sailing vessels offer a uniquely pleasing mix of elegance and informality while cruising under white sails.

Bornholm and Gotland: two Baltic Sea gems with a sunny disposition
No way is it just cold in the North! When counting the hours of sunshine, Bornholm and Gotland come up right at the top. With its fringe of skerries and the colourful villages of timbered houses, Bornholm is very obviously Danish – and yet, exudes a Mediterranean charm. Also on Gotland, the mild climate entices visitors to take a stroll, for example through the medival lanes of the Hanseatic city Visby.
Gdansk: a city with many stories to tell
Founded over one thousand years ago and renowned as a cosmopolitan, wealthy trade port, Gdansk is one of Poland’s most beautiful cities. The “Rechtstadt” in the heart of the city is a must, enchanting visitors with delightful small streets and a wealth of historical sights: St Mary’s Basilica, Arthur’s Court and the Golden Gate are all easily accessible on foot.
Shifting sand dunes and wooden houses: the Curonian Spit
Even Thomas Mann could see the Curonian Spit’s potential as a tourist spot. Enormous shifting sand dunes tower over this small strip of land that separates the Baltic Sea from the Curonian Lagoon, earning this UNESCO World Heritage Site the epithet “The Sahara of East Prussia”. Klaipeda, situated on the northern end of the spit, is West Lithuania’s cultural centre, enchanting visitors with quaint timber-framed houses and neo-Gothic architecture.
Old Hanseatic city, young metropolis: Riga
How about adding a touch of Art Nouveau to your trip? With more than 800 well-preserved Art Nouveau buildings, its historic wooden houses, and its Gothic churches and facades (particularly impressive: the House of the Blackheads), Riga is a veritable architectural gem. Today, the venerable old Hanseatic city is a bustling metropolis with a lively art and culture scene.
Stockholm and its archipelago
On mild summer evenings, Sweden’s capital city exudes a Mediterranean joie de vivre. Stockholm is creative and in tune with nature, welcoming and historical, a shopping paradise and home of the Royal Palace. Upon arrival and departure, you will be greeted by an idyllic view of the old town island before entering the enchanting world of the skerry landscape and its 30,000 islands.
Please Note: more sailing cruises are available, not all of them are listed online. Please contact us for more details.

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Sea Cloud II

Vessel Type: Tall Ship (Sailing)

Length: 105 meters

Passenger Capacity: 94

Crew Capacity: 65

Built: 2001

Launched in 2001, Sea Cloud II is a stunning vessel, built along traditional lines, but offering deluxe accommodation. She combines timeless elegance of sailing ships of the past with the highest safety standards and the luxurious comfort of modern cruise ships. Just like her legendary sister ship Sea Cloud, the 2,750 m² of sails is set by hand which is a truly magical sight.
Built to accommodate 94 passengers in five-star luxury, she offers a range of 47 beautifully appointed suites and cabins which are furnished with great style. All accommodations have outside views and the bathrooms, in light marble, are unusually spacious and extremely comfortable. The finest, carefully chosen fabrics, combined with leather, rattan and other materials, brass and gold, precious woods and marble together create an impressive ensemble.

No expense has been spared to create a sympathetic ambiance in both the accommodations and public areas and this is reflected throughout the vessel. Public areas include an elegant lounge, library, fitness center, boutique, lido bar and hospital. The single sitting dining room is airy and modern and the quality of the cuisine and service will be to the highest of standards, as one would expect on a Sea Cloud cruise. Relax on the Lido deck and experience the natural grandeur of travelling under sail, rekindling memories of a bygone age.

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Tall Ship Luxury Sailing
Sea Cloud
10.07.2020
17.07.2020
7
The Mediterranean, Cyclades & the Peloponnese: Athens – Athens
Fare from € 3.695
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Travelroute
Day 1

Piraeus - Cruising Cape Sounion

"A ship will come...", declared the singer Melina Mercouri to the port of Piraeus. Later, as Greek Minister for Culture, she made Athens the first European Capital of Culture in 1985. The city is considered the birthplace of Europe, of philosophy and of democracy, and is the embodiment of the Olympic ideal. World-famous and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987, its landmark is the magnificent Parthenon temple, lying high up on the Acropolis in all its glory. At the foot of the Acropolis hill is the Plaka, the oldest quarter of Athens, and the world's most modern archaeological museum, the new Acropolis Museum, has been here since 2009.

Day 2

Mykonos/Cyclades

Mykonos, with its houses like sugar cubes with blue shutters, balconies adorned with flowers, blue-domed churches and windmills, is perhaps the most famous of the Cyclades islands and seems to have sprung out of a picture book. We have to thank Aristoteles Onassis and his international jet-set friends for rediscovering the island in the mid-1950s and developing it into the favourite destination of the rich and famous. In Mykonos town you can happily lose yourself in the labyrinth of whitewashed lanes. Fishing boats bob up and down in the port. Upmarket restaurants, rustic tavernas and classy bars and clubs invite you to stay a while. From the promenade you have a spectacular view over the sea.

Day 3

Astipalea

Day 4

Karavostasis/Folegandros/Cyclades

Imposing cliffs, spectacular beaches and plenty of traditional Cycladic lifestyle - the island of Folegandros is almost untouched by large streams of tourists and can only be reached via the tiny port of Karavostasis. Chora, the largest village on the island and not far from the port, is perched spectacularly on a steep rocky slope 300-metres (985 foot) high and offers a fantastic view over the island and the sea. The church of Panagia is set even further up on the rocks and towers over the little town with its snowy-white cottages like sugar cubes, its beautiful castle and its narrow lanes.

Day 5

Milos

The unique character of Milos' landscape was formed by volcanic activity. Hot springs, spectacular cliffs and distinctive rock formations give the various beaches their own individual character. The colours of Milos are most obvious where the water meets the stone and forms the coastline. Minerals have coloured the sand and stones and each rock along the coastline seems to glow in a different colour. Plaka, the picturesque old capital with its typical dazzling-white houses, is overlooked by a mighty castle which offers a superb view over Adamos Bay and the surrounding islands.

Day 6

Neapoli Vion - Simos Beach/ Elafonisos

Day 7

Nauplion/Peloponnese

The old town of Nauplion has a picturesque peninsula setting and three Venetian fortresses guard the pretty town. In ancient times, the excavation site of Mycenae, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was one of the most important towns in Greece. Its legendary king, Agamemnon, has a large role in Homer's Iliad. The palace grounds were surrounded by a cyclopean stone wall. Now you can only gain entrance through the famous Lion Gate. In Epidaurus, also protected by UNESCO, the impressive 14,000-seat theatre is one of the most important buildings in this archaeological site.

Day 8

Piraeus

Disembarkation.

Overview

Cyclades & the Peloponnese: Athens – Athens

A Mediterranean cruise on board the SEA CLOUD, SEA CLOUD II or SEA CLOUD SPIRIT is all about the romance of tall ship sailing. The sailing vessels offer a uniquely pleasing mix of elegance and informality while cruising under white sails.

Insider tip in the Aegean Sea: Astypalea
Seen from above, Astypalea looks just like a butterfly that has landed on the blue Aegean waters. The little island jewel has kept its authentic charm to this day: Among innumerable beaches, the crystal clear water, bright white lanes and red windmill roofs, visitors will soon become one with the relaxed Greek island routine.
Ancient Mycenae
Mycenae is a town steeped in history and legend. When Heinrich Schliemann began excavating an acropolis site here in 1876, he discovered 13 kilos of golden treasure, including Agamemnon’s alleged death mask. The monumental Lion Gate, the Cyclopean masonry and the Treasury of Atreus are what make Mycenae one of the most important archaeological sites in modern-day Greece.
3,000-year-old place of longing: Nauplion
Its three fortresses and the architectural diversity of its old town show how extensively Nauplion was fought over in ancient times. Founded by Poseidon’s son Nauplios, according to legend, in the course of history the harbour town was captured by Byzantines, Venetians and Turks. At one time, it was the Greek capital and residence of Otto of Greece, a Bavarian prince.
A lecturer accompanies the trip
Exciting topics, background information and fascinating facts – our expert offers talks on a whole range of subjects from his specialist field.
Please Note: more Mediterranean sailing cruises are available, not all of them are listed online. Please contact us for more details.

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Sea Cloud

Vessel Type: Tall Ship (Sailing)

Length: 109 meters

Passenger Capacity: 64

Crew Capacity: 60

Built / refurbished: 1931 / 2011

Sea Cloud is a ship with a soul, imbued by the original owners, Marjorie Merriweather Post and her husband E.F. Hutton in the 1930’s. The ship has played host to royalty, known service in wartime, and sailed the world over. She is a vessel of incomparable grace that harks back to the golden age of ship travel. Once you’ve been on Sea Cloud under full sail, you’ll begin your own love affair.

Welcome aboard a legend 
Sea Cloud accommodates 64 guests in 32 outside cabins including two original owner’s suites that still feature original marble baths and fireplaces. With 110 meters she is an expansive ship with extensive public spaces on the top deck, where we luxuriate in deck chairs and watch the crew of 18 go aloft in the web of riggings to handset her 30 sails. Her dining room is hung with marine oil paintings of the period and accommodates all guests at once for a single seating. We’ll gather in the lounge each evening for Recap. Life aboard is a uniquely pleasing mix of elegance and informality—a return to the golden age of sailing in shorts and deck shoes. You’ll find all shipboard services impeccable. 

Discover the romance of tall ship sailing
Experience something many people don’t know exists in the 21st century—the romance of life under square sails. Discover the thrill of standing on deck as Sea Cloud gently glides through the water, her crew aloft in the riggings, running out and reefing sails. Settle into your favourite areas on the top deck and bask in the incomparable experience of travelling aboard the finest tall ship to ever sail the seas. Lose yourself in an adventure that, in this day and age, is almost unimaginable.

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Tall Ship Luxury Sailing
Sea Cloud
17.07.2020
27.07.2020
10
The Mediterranean, The Adriatic, Between Peloponnese & the Floating City: Athens – Venice
Fare from € 5.295
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Travelroute
Day 1

Piraeus - Cruising Cape Sounion

"A ship will come...", declared the singer Melina Mercouri to the port of Piraeus. Later, as Greek Minister for Culture, she made Athens the first European Capital of Culture in 1985. The city is considered the birthplace of Europe, of philosophy and of democracy, and is the embodiment of the Olympic ideal. World-famous and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987, its landmark is the magnificent Parthenon temple, lying high up on the Acropolis in all its glory. At the foot of the Acropolis hill is the Plaka, the oldest quarter of Athens, and the world's most modern archaeological museum, the new Acropolis Museum, has been here since 2009.

Day 2

Hydra

In Hydra's small northern capital which shares the same name as the island, houses crowd the slope up to the castle ruins above the harbour entrance like a cubist painting. The whole town is listed as a historic monument and there are no cars, only fishing boats and donkey carts. This 'bare rock in the sea' (almost all trees were chopped down and used to build ships) once produced proud sailors and admirals. The thunder of the canons had long ceased when Sophia Loren came to the island and made it famous with the film 'Boy on a Dolphin'. Canadian singer Leonard Cohen was also one of many artists who lived on Hydra during the sixties. Nowadays, wealthy Athenians come to relax on the island, which lies just 40 miles from the capital in the Saronic Gulf, and where property prices are the highest in Greece and luxury yachts roll gently in the harbour.

Day 3

Neapoli Vion - Simos Beach/ Elafonisos

Day 4

Zakynthos

Day 5

Saranda

Close to the small seaport of Sarande, amidst a national park, lies Butrint, one of Albania's greatest attractions and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This city became a spa and festival town in the ancient world as early as 2,500 years ago, and every era in Greek, Roman and Byzantine history has left behind evidence in stone. Discover the spectacular Lion Gate from the 4th century BC. Four fifths of this archaeological site still remain to be uncovered.

Day 6

Otranto

Otranto is the most easterly port in Italy and, due to its geographic location in the Adriatic, has had an extremely eventful history over the centuries. Not far away is Lecce, one of the most beautiful and affluent cities in southern Italy whose heyday was immortalised in stone over 200 years. The Baroque cityscape, in the idiosyncratic "barocco leccese" style, is characterised by a marble-like stone known as Lecce stone. The numerous palaces and the Basilica di Santa Croce have profusely decorated facades and art feels right at home here. There is good reason why people are proud of its evocative nickname, the Florence of the South.

Day 7

Otranto

Day 8

Dubrovnik

When Venice still ruled the Adriatic, Dubrovnik was an important maritime republic and the floating city's chief rival. Dubrovnik proudly calls itself the "Pearl of the Adriatic" and its fortress is one of the best preserved in Europe. As you walk around the imposing walls of the old town, you can look out across two seas - the deep blue Adriatic and a sea of red roof shingles. The old town, with its beautiful squares, magnificent boulevards and narrow winding alleyways, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 9

At Sea

Day 10

Rovinj

Rovinj lies on the western coast of Istria. The old town was built on a hill and was part of the Republic of Venice for over 500 years. St Euphemia's Basilica sits above the terracotta roofs in solitary splendour and its tower has become the town's landmark. A stroll through the winding lanes transports you straight into the Mediterranean lifestyle and the region's culinary delights. Istrian wines seem to embody the sun's rich heat, the oak forests conceal precious white truffles and the region's olive oil is among the finest in the world.

Day 11

Venice

Disembarkation. The floating city of Venice sits on millions of wooden piles and more than 400 bridges cross 150 canals. No other city possesses such an abundance of stunningly beautiful churches, monasteries, palaces and artistic treasures, and nowhere else has plaster that crumbles so elegantly. Venice is a unique work of art and, with its lagoon, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The gateway to the city is probably the most magical of any in the world. Slowly and majestically you glide past the proud palaces along the Grand Canal and the Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, giving you a long look at the fairytale setting of St Mark's Square with the Doge's Palace and Campanile.

Overview

Between Peloponnese & the Floating City: Athens – Venice

A Mediterranean cruise on board the SEA CLOUD, SEA CLOUD II or SEA CLOUD SPIRIT is all about the romance of tall ship sailing. The sailing vessels offer a uniquely pleasing mix of elegance and informality while cruising under white sails.

Hydra: a true individual
Fishing boats and luxury yachts, galleries and donkeydrawn carts – on Hydra the past meets modern art, rustic charm and effortless style in a way that is truly unique. The entire small island, with its traditional merchants’ and captains’ houses, is listed as a heritage site. As cars are forbidden there, this little gem has a timeless feel that has been perfectly preserved.
Butrint: a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Visible from the island of Corfu, the ruined city of Butrint lies protected on a peninsula. Butrint is a kaleidoscope of Mediterranean history; as one of the trade centres of the ancient world, the city attracted numerous conquerors and travellers throughout the millennia. Excavations have unearthed theatres, temples and baths from the Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Venetian and Ottoman periods. Consequently in 1992 UNESCO declared Butrint a World Heritage Site.
The Florence of the South: Lecce
Lecce, situated on the heel of the Italian boot in the ruggedly romantic Apulia region, is considered one of the most beautiful towns in southern Italy. Thanks to a special form of tuff stone, the town evolved into a splendid baroque city with its richly decorated facades gleaming in white and gold. In Otranto there is no better way to see out the day than with a stroll through the lively old town.
A lecturer accompanies the trip
Exciting topics, background information and fascinating facts – our expert offers talks on a whole range of subjects from his specialist field.
Please Note: more Mediterranean sailing cruises are available, not all of them are listed online. Please contact us for more details.

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Ship information

Sea Cloud

Vessel Type: Tall Ship (Sailing)

Length: 109 meters

Passenger Capacity: 64

Crew Capacity: 60

Built / refurbished: 1931 / 2011

Sea Cloud is a ship with a soul, imbued by the original owners, Marjorie Merriweather Post and her husband E.F. Hutton in the 1930’s. The ship has played host to royalty, known service in wartime, and sailed the world over. She is a vessel of incomparable grace that harks back to the golden age of ship travel. Once you’ve been on Sea Cloud under full sail, you’ll begin your own love affair.

Welcome aboard a legend 
Sea Cloud accommodates 64 guests in 32 outside cabins including two original owner’s suites that still feature original marble baths and fireplaces. With 110 meters she is an expansive ship with extensive public spaces on the top deck, where we luxuriate in deck chairs and watch the crew of 18 go aloft in the web of riggings to handset her 30 sails. Her dining room is hung with marine oil paintings of the period and accommodates all guests at once for a single seating. We’ll gather in the lounge each evening for Recap. Life aboard is a uniquely pleasing mix of elegance and informality—a return to the golden age of sailing in shorts and deck shoes. You’ll find all shipboard services impeccable. 

Discover the romance of tall ship sailing
Experience something many people don’t know exists in the 21st century—the romance of life under square sails. Discover the thrill of standing on deck as Sea Cloud gently glides through the water, her crew aloft in the riggings, running out and reefing sails. Settle into your favourite areas on the top deck and bask in the incomparable experience of travelling aboard the finest tall ship to ever sail the seas. Lose yourself in an adventure that, in this day and age, is almost unimaginable.

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Booking
Tall Ship Luxury Sailing
Sea Cloud II
21.07.2020
31.07.2020
10
Northern Europe, Steinway Piano Cruise / The North’s Charming South: Travemünde – Edinburgh (Leith)
Fare from € 7.635
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Travelroute
Day 1

Travemünde

The Baltic spa town of Travemünde is the finest borough of Lübeck and since 1329 has provided the Hanseatic city's access to the Baltic Sea at the mouth of the Trave. At the front, the old façades of the promenade along the River Trave are the external face of this former fishing and seafaring village, whose pretty old 16th century town houses nestle in alleys surrounding the church of Saint Lorenz. The legendary casino and spa hotel between the spa gardens and seafront are testament to over 200 years as a seaside resort. Whether it's exploring the wild beach beneath the Brodtener Ufer cliffs, the long white spa beach or the Priwall peninsula opposite, admiring the four-masted 'Passat' barque - a standing testament to past times - or watching as the huge ferries and cruise ships sweep past within touching distance on their way up or down the Trave - there is plenty to see and do in Travemünde.

Day 2

Copenhagen

With its countless canals, lakes and harbour basin, water is an essential part of this city. The Inderhavnen (inner harbour) runs through the royal capital of Denmark like a wide river before flowing into the Sound. Once the boundary between the western and eastern districts, the harbour quays have now become the heart of the city. Streets, alleyways, parks and squares all remain from the days when kings had them built. Each period of history has left its mark on the magnificent cityscape which includes several castles. In the midst of modern-day life, you can take a ride on a carousel in the Tivoli Gardens, follow the royal bodyguards with their bearskin hats as they march through the streets or visit the city's famous magical landmark, the little mermaid in the harbour.

Day 3

Aarhus

Day 4

At Sea

Day 5

Oslo

With its idyllic islands and summery beaches, the 75-mile long Oslofjord forms a picturesque entrance to the Norwegian capital. Up in Holmenkollen there is a gigantic ski jump offering the best views of the city, while below on the banks of the fjord is the futuristic Oslo Opera House, which was modelled on a glacier. The city-centre harbour with its monumental city hall, where the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded every year, is flanked by the imposing medieval Akershus fortress and the post-modern architecture of the new Aker Brygge and Tjuvholmen districts, including a new promenade along the fjord. Areas of this trendy city are changing, as part of a new harbour front development, there are plans to build a new boulevard and a Munch museum.

Day 6

Risoer

The 'Norwegian Riviera' stretches some 124 miles along the coast between Sandefjord in the east and Kristiansand in the west. Its mild climate comes courtesy of the craggy mountains in the north while thousands of small rocky islands protect it against rough seas. The charming little coastal town of Risør was christened 'the white town on the Skagerrak' during the great Dutch wood export boom around 1500. It is one of Europe's best-preserved 19th century wooden settlements and is considered to be the country's most beautiful wooden town. There are also three fjords and an archipelago on the doorstep.

Day 7

Arendal

Spread across seven islands, originally interspersed with a network of canals and partly built on stilts, the provincial capital of Arendal has often been compared to Venice. The widest of the town's canals protected the Tyholmen peninsula against devastating fires in the 19th century. Much of the pretty old town is listed as a heritage site and is famous for its outstanding restaurants. It takes you back to the heyday of sailing vessels when Arendal had the largest sailing fleet in Norway and was a flourishing centre for shipbuilding and exports of wood and iron ore. Magnificent views of the harbour and islands are to be had from the narrow streets lined with colourful wooden houses which surround the striking Trefoldighetskirken (Trinity Church) on the west side of the Pollen dock.

Day 8

Stavanger

The port of Stavanger spans an area of mainland and several islands in a spectacular location between the skerries to the south and the fjord landscape to the west. The picturesque old town, with a cathedral dating back to around 1125 when Stavanger was founded, and the brilliant white 18th and 19th century wooden houses are overlooked by the glass and metal façades of international oil companies. Initially, Stavanger was an important fishing and seafaring centre. Subsequently, it became the world's biggest producer of tinned sardines before the extraction of black gold from the North Sea made it a rich oil centre and Norway's fourth largest city. Stavenger reinvented itself again as European Capital of Culture in 2008. Nearby are the 612-metre high Månafossen waterfall, the longest sandy beach in Norway known as the Sola beach and the Lysefjord with the imposing Preikestolen cliff.

Day 9

Stavanger

Day 10

At Sea

Day 11

Leith (Edinburgh)/ Scotland

Disembarkation.
Three vantage points offer fantastic views of this beautiful capital on the southern bank of the Firth of Forth. The historic castle is impossible to miss atop Castle Rock high above the narrow and sometimes very steep medieval streets. The Royal Mile, a mile-long parade of Victorian buildings in the old town, connects the two royal residences of Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace. The imposing outline of Arthur's Seat, a mountain which would look more at home in the Highlands, looms over Holyrood Park. The New Town, a masterpiece of Georgian urban architecture with a grid-like street pattern, stretches toward the harbour from Prince's Street, at the eastern end of which you will find a small Greek temple looming atop Carlton Hill. The Old Town and New Town, both UNESCO world heritage sites, are divided by Princes Street Gardens, the green lungs of the city and venue for the loudest music and festival events.

Overview

The North’s Charming South: Travemünde – Edinburgh (Leith)

A sailing cruise on board the SEA CLOUD, SEA CLOUD II or SEA CLOUD SPIRIT is all about the romance of tall ship sailing. The sailing vessels offer a uniquely pleasing mix of elegance and informality while cruising under white sails.

Theme Cruise: young talents, exclusive piano concerts, and sunny days of sailing – the Steinway cruise for lovers of music.

The impressive Norwegian fjords
Over several ice ages, the incredible force of Mother Nature carved narrow valleys in the rocks of southern
Norway, leading to the formation of spectacular landscapes: the majestic fjords. Each and every one of them is definitely worth seeing: In the Oslofjord you will sail past small landing stages and colourful wooden houses, and the Lysefjord boasts the impressive Preikestolen plateau, towering at an altitude of over 600 metres (1,970 feet).
Oslo, a trendsetting royal metropolis
Our tall ship glides past small rocky islands and dark-red wooden houses through the majestic Oslofjord
to the Norwegian capital city. Besides historical buildings such as the Royal Palace, the fortress and the huge cathedral, the trendy modern quarter is also worth visiting – home to a young generation of artists, architects and restaurateurs where you can discover a new side to the city. The flagship project of creative Oslo is the spectacular opera house: a concrete, marble and glass iceberg that glistens in the sun.
Edinburgh – capital of tradition
From the narrow cobbled streets of the medival Old Town to the generous airy layout of the Gregorian
New Town, in Edinburgh you literally walk through the ages. Take bagpipe traditions, spooky stories or pub
culture – ancient customs are kept alive in Scotland’s capital.
Please Note: more sailing cruises are available, not all of them are listed online. Please contact us for more details.

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Ship information

Sea Cloud II

Vessel Type: Tall Ship (Sailing)

Length: 105 meters

Passenger Capacity: 94

Crew Capacity: 65

Built: 2001

Launched in 2001, Sea Cloud II is a stunning vessel, built along traditional lines, but offering deluxe accommodation. She combines timeless elegance of sailing ships of the past with the highest safety standards and the luxurious comfort of modern cruise ships. Just like her legendary sister ship Sea Cloud, the 2,750 m² of sails is set by hand which is a truly magical sight.
Built to accommodate 94 passengers in five-star luxury, she offers a range of 47 beautifully appointed suites and cabins which are furnished with great style. All accommodations have outside views and the bathrooms, in light marble, are unusually spacious and extremely comfortable. The finest, carefully chosen fabrics, combined with leather, rattan and other materials, brass and gold, precious woods and marble together create an impressive ensemble.

No expense has been spared to create a sympathetic ambiance in both the accommodations and public areas and this is reflected throughout the vessel. Public areas include an elegant lounge, library, fitness center, boutique, lido bar and hospital. The single sitting dining room is airy and modern and the quality of the cuisine and service will be to the highest of standards, as one would expect on a Sea Cloud cruise. Relax on the Lido deck and experience the natural grandeur of travelling under sail, rekindling memories of a bygone age.

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