Historic sailship Sea Cloud to undergo extensive drydock refurbishment in 2025

   June 18, 2024 ,   Cruise Industry

Sea Cloud Cruises has announced that its flagship Sea Cloud will undergo significant refurbishments following the conclusion of its 2025 European season.

The 64-guest windjammer (4-masted motorized sailship), nearing its 95th anniversary (launched in 1931) will be deployed in the Caribbean, Europe (Mediterranean, Canary Islands) and the Atlantic before entering drydock.

During the 2025 season, Sea Cloud, along with its fleetmates Sea Cloud II and Sea Cloud Spirit, will host special events (both onboard and ashore) to celebrate the vessel's storied history.

According to Mirell Reyes (Sea Cloud Cruises North America's President), season 2025 will be a memorable celebration as the esteemed Sea Cloud yacht visits favorite Caribbean and European ports, before taking a well-deserved break for refurbishment.

The renovation project will be directed by Adam Pazdzioch (Sea Cloud Cruises’ managing director and chief technical officer) who has 2+ decades of experience with the company. Pazdzioch previously oversaw the 2010 refurbishment of Sea Cloud and contributed to the construction of Sea Cloud II and Sea Cloud Spirit.

Commissioned in 1931 by E.F. Hutton and Marjorie Merriweather Post, Sea Cloud boasts a rich history, including service as a weather station during World War II (1939-45) and multiple changes in ownership.

The ship's last major refurbishment was in 2011, updating it to modern safety standards while maintaining its classic charm.