Sea Cloud Cruises have offered explorers the opportunity to set sail on a more sustainable adventure for over four decades. Advocates of gentle tourism Sea Cloud ships harness the power of the winds, using local weather conditions to guide their expeditions to the world's most breathtaking ports.
Dedicated to getting their guests off the beaten track, Sea Cloud's spectacular yachts can access smaller, more exclusive ports giving guests a more thrilling itinerary than typical modern cruise ships. A true sailing experience, guests can witness expert sailors climb the rigging and haul the lines in a tradition that has spanned the centuries. To date, Sea Cloud's fleet consists of three elegant sailing ships, the Sea Cloud, Sea Cloud II, and the new Sea Cloud Spirit.
The Sea Cloud began its journey in 1931 when Wall Street businessman E F Hutton commissioned the world's largest yacht. His glamourous wife, socialite Marjorie Merriweather Post adorned the magnificent private yacht with elegant furnishings and flourishes that continue to inspire the Sea Cloud Cruises fleet to this day. An exclusive ship, the Sea Cloud's 64 passengers can enjoy drinks from the lido bar while admiring a star-strewn sky on the majestic open decks before a rejuvenating night's sleep in spacious cabins. A home away from home, guests can disconnect from daily life in sumptuous surroundings while enjoying unrivalled service from the welcoming crew and dedicated cruise director.
The Sea Cloud II and Sea Cloud Spirit both continue the charm of a romantic tall ship with the experience of a private luxury yacht. Featuring the opulent staterooms and first-class service of their sister ship but with new amenities for the modern traveller. For example, aboard the Sea Cloud Spirit, passengers can avail themselves of a state-of-the-art spa and a fitness centre between excursions. Looking for an extra special getaway? Sea Cloud's impressive yacht portfolio is also available for private charters.
As well as five-star facilities on board, Sea Cloud is passionate about delivering exhilarating expeditions to the world's most fascinating sites. From exploring the ancient isles of the Mediterranean to the powdery white shores of the Caribbean, there are a host of exciting itineraries to discover! On top of mesmerising locations, Sea Cloud cruises offer guests unique insights into their destination. Sea Cloud itineraries provide an unparalleled sailing adventure from a front-row view of the renowned Bucket Regatta to hosting leading photojournalists on select departures.
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