Sea Cloud 2

Sea Cloud 2 current position

Sea Cloud 2 current location is at West Africa (coordinates 14.88349 N / -34.94624 W) cruising en route to SX PHI. The AIS position was reported 38 minutes ago.

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Specifications of Sea Cloud 2

Year built2000  /  Age: 22
Flag state Malta
BuilderAstilleros Gondan SA (Asturias, Spain)
Class3-masted motor sailing ship
Speed13 kn / 24 kph / 15 mph
Length (LOA)106 m / 348 ft
Beam (width)16 m / 52 ft
Gross Tonnage3849 gt
Passengers96
Crew65
Passengers-to-space ratio40
Decks5
Cabins46
Decks with cabins3
OwnerSea Cloud Cruises GmbH
OperatorSea Cloud Cruises

Sea Cloud 2 Review

Review of Sea Cloud 2

The 2000-built Sea Cloud 2 cruise ship entered service in 2001 for the shipowner Sea Cloud Cruises. The vessel is a replica (sistership) of Sea Cloud 1. These 3-masted sail ships perfectly combine the elegance of sailing vessels with the luxury and comfort of modern passenger ships. Sea Cloud Cruises fleet will be joined by a newbuild (the 2021-built Sea Cloud Spirit).

The vessel (IMO number 9171292) is currently Malta-flagged (MMSI 248953000) and registered in Valletta.

Sea Cloud 2 cruise ship

Following the Coronavirus-related pause of operations in 2020-2021, Sea Cloud Cruises scheduled to resume passenger shipping on March 17, 2021. Sea Cloud 2's "maiden voyage" was planned to leave from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria on a 7-day roundtrip around the Canaries, followed by an Eastern Mediterranean (Aegean Sea) deployment for Greek Islands itineraries.

History - construction and ownership

NEWS: In early-February 2022, The Ritz-Carlton (via the subsidiary The Yacht Portfolio) signed an LoI/letter of intent with the Hamburg-based company Sea Cloud Cruises GmbH (shipowner) for an acquisition in the near future. With an eventual acquisition, the Ritz-Carlton brand's portfolio would be expanded also in the "small-ship luxury cruise" market. The travel brand "Sea Cloud Cruises" would remain, as well as the company's employees and management team will be kept intact.

The 94-passenger ship Sea Cloud II is a newly built vessel, while Sea Cloud was built a long time ago, in 1931. The cruise ship was constructed by the Austrian shipbuilder "Astilleros Gondan SA" and the keel-laying ceremony took place on June 24, 1998. The shp's delivery was delayed due to demands from the owner about interior fit-out. The boat was christened in Las Palmas (Gran Canaria, Canary Islands Spain), on February 6, 2001.

 

Decks and Cabins

MV Sea Cloud 2 has 5 decks (4 are passenger-accessible, 3 with cabins) and only 47 staterooms, all of which are outside. Bridge Deck serves as Sundeck (behind the superstructure). The two Owner Suites are on Lido Deck. Promenade Deck houses 16 Junior Suites and 2 Deluxe cabins, all with panoramic windows. The other 27 deluxe cabins are with small portholes.

All staterooms offer as standard amenities wardrobe, electronic safe box (in the closet), mirrored dressing table / writing desk with chair, coffee table with an armchair, bedside cabinets (with drawers, reading lamps, power sockets), flat TV with DVD player, hairdryer, individually controlled air-conditioning, en-suite bathroom (WC, shower, marble vanity top, gold-plated taps, razor socket), non-opening windows (half-height or Portholes).

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Shipboard facilities and amenities

Food and service are exceptional, and meals are often served on deck. Dinner is served in the dining room restaurant from a fixed menu. Menus have a European influence, though the cuisine is sometimes tempered by the nationality of guests onboard. The most exciting part of the day is an afternoon snack on Promenade Deck. The baker prepares a new treat each day, including waffles with ice cream, an elaborate afternoon tea or crepes to order. Complimentary wine flows freely at meals.

Sea Cloud 2 cruise ship

The most remarkable feature of this luxury square-rigged yacht is its 3 masts and 23 sails. The ship has main-mast (57 m above deck), mizzen-mast and fore-mast. The sails have a total area of 3000 m2 (32,000 ft2). Unlike the modern, computer-operated sail ships, all sails on Sea Cloud 2 are manually-served - by the 18 crew performing dazzling acrobatics, suspended over the ocean.

 

Itineraries

Sea Cloud II schedule calendar includes the Canary Islands, Mediterranean and Baltic cruises in Europe during summer, and Caribbean cruises departing from Barbados during winter months. Transatlantic repositioning crossings are offered between Europe and the Caribbean.

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