Sea Cloud

Former names: Angelita, Hussar II

Sea Cloud current position

Sea Cloud current location is at West Mediterranean (coordinates 40.83750 N / 14.25716 E) cruising en route to Sorrento. The AIS position was reported 2 minutes ago.

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Current itinerary of Sea Cloud

Sea Cloud current cruise is 10 days, one-way from Dubrovnik to Naples. Prices start from USD 15270 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 23 Sep, 2022 and ends on 03 Oct, 2022.

Date / TimePort
23 Sep    Departing from Dubrovnik, Croatia, Port Cruz hotels
25 Sep    Otranto, Italy
25 Sep    Brindisi, Italy
25 Sep    Otranto, Italy
27 Sep    Siracusa, Sicily Italy, Syracuse
28 Sep    Giardini Naxos-Taormina, Sicily Italy
29 Sep    coastal cruising
29 Sep    Lipari Island, Aeolian, Italy
29 Sep    Stromboli Island, Italy
30 Sep    Amalfi, Ravello, Italy
01 Oct    Agropoli, Italy
01 Oct    Sorrento, Italy
01 Oct    Agropoli, Italy
02 Oct    Salerno, Italy
02 Oct    Pompeii, Italy
02 Oct    Salerno, Italy
03 Oct    Arriving in Naples, Italy hotels

Specifications of Sea Cloud

Year built1931  /  Age: 91
Flag state Malta
BuilderFriedrich Krupp Germaniawerft (Kiel, Germany)
Class4-masted motor sailing ship
Speed14 kn / 26 kph / 16 mph
Length (LOA)96 m / 315 ft
Beam (width)15 m / 49 ft
Gross Tonnage2532 gt
Passengers64 - 69
Crew60
Passengers-to-space ratio39
Decks3
Cabins32
Decks with cabins3
Last Refurbishment2011
Former namesAngelita, Hussar II
OwnerSea Cloud Cruises GmbH
OperatorSea Cloud Cruises

Sea Cloud Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2022 Sep 22 10 days, one-way from Dubrovnik to Naples Dubrovnik $14410
2022 Sep 23 10 days, one-way from Dubrovnik to Naples Dubrovnik $15270
2023 Jan 20 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Sailing the Caribbean Cruise Bridgetown $10880
2023 Jan 27 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Sailing the Caribbean Cruise Bridgetown $10880
2023 Feb 03 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Sailing the Caribbean Cruise Bridgetown $11300
2023 Feb 10 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Sailing the Caribbean Cruise Bridgetown $11300
2023 Apr 20 14 days, one-way from Lisbon to Naples Lisbon $25170
2023 May 04 10 days, round-trip 10 Night Corsica and Sardinia aboard Sea Cloud Cruise Naples $16950
2023 May 14 10 days, round-trip 10 Night Sailing the Ancient Shores of Sicily and Malta Cruise Naples $16950
2023 May 24 10 days, one-way from Dubrovnik to Naples Dubrovnik $16950
2023 Jun 03 10 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Dubrovnik Piraeus-Athens $16950
2023 Jun 13 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Sailing the Greek Isles Cruise Piraeus-Athens $13080
2023 Aug 26 10 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Dubrovnik Piraeus-Athens $16620
2023 Sep 05 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Sailing the Greek Isles Cruise Piraeus-Athens $13080
2023 Sep 12 10 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Dubrovnik Piraeus-Athens $16950
2023 Sep 22 10 days, one-way from Dubrovnik to Naples Dubrovnik $16950

Sea Cloud Review

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The cruise ship Sea Cloud 1 is a tall-sailing ship built as a private yacht in 1931 (by Krupp Germaniawerft in Kiel Germany). The vessel was drydock-reconstructed and started cruise services in 1979. Sea Cloud was extensively drydock refurbished in 2011 at MWB-Werft (Bremerhaven). Its sistership is Sea Cloud 2.

The vessel (IMO number 8843446) is currently Malta-flagged (MMSI 256084000) and registered in Valletta.

These sailships perfectly combine the elegance of sailing vessels with the luxury and comfort of modern passenger ships. Sea Cloud Cruises fleet in 2021 joined the newbuildSea Cloud Spirit.

Sea Cloud 1 cruise ship

Occasionally, the boat is seasonally chartered by Lindblad Expeditions.

Sea Cloud was originally built for Marjorie Merriweather Post (1887-1973) - an American entrepreneur, businesswoman, philanthropist, at the time owner of General Foods Corporation (1929-founded/1990-defunct, merged into Kraft Foods/now Kraft Heinz Co).

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 64-passenger ship Sea Cloud 1 is a 4-masted barque ship originally built as a private yacht. The vessel also served as a weather ship for the USCG (Coast Guard) and the US Navy during WW2 (1939-45). Following World War 2 (1939-45), the sailship served as a private superyacht for many influential people, including as Dominicana's presidential yacht. Sea Cloud 1 was the first racially-integrated US warship.

 

The boat is very much like a private shelter and boasts some of the most appealing cabins and public rooms at sea.

Decks and Cabins

MV Sea Cloud has 3 decks and only 32 cabins in 8 grades, all of which are outside staterooms. Cabins as types and sizes vary considerably. All upper-grade cabins are with antique furniture and marble bathrooms with bathtubs. All staterooms are without TVs.

All cabins offer as standard amenities large wardrobe, electronic safe box (in the closet), dressing table / writing desk with chair, nightstand (bedside cabinet with 2 drawers), hairdryer, individually controlled air-conditioning, en-suite bathroom (WC, shower, marble sink top, gold-plated fixtures, razor socket), non-opening windows (half-height or Porthole).

Shipboard facilities and amenities

Sea Cloud Restaurants and food bars include Restaurant (open seating), Lido Deck (al fresco buffet, live music, Crew Shanty Choir). Food and service are exceptional, and meals are often served on deck. Dinner is served in the original dining room three times a week, 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 the 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 1 cruise ship

The most remarkable feature of this luxury yacht is its 4 masts, 29 sails and a tangled web of lines stretching 54 m skyward to support the rigging. Unlike the modern, computer-operated sail ships, all sails on Sea Cloud 1 are manually-served - by the 18 crew performing dazzling acrobatics, suspended over the ocean.

 

Ship's lounges and bars include Lido Bar, Lounge (featuring selected picture books, literature, board games, a writing desk with a laptop). Other facilities include Lobby area (Reception, Purser), Hospital, zodiac boats, "Fun Island" (sledding via inflatable water sleds).

Itineraries

Sea Cloud 1 schedule calendar includes cruises in the Caribbean and Mediterranean (departing from Piraeus-Athens Greece and Dubrovnik Croatia), under contract to National Geographic Society. The yacht is also often privately chartered.

Following the Coronavirus crisis, Sea Cloud 1 became Sea Cloud Cruises' first boat to restart passenger shipping in 2021 - on August 27, leaving out of Piraeus-Athens.

For 2023, with Sea Cloud Lindblad introduced two new Mediterranean itineraries: the 10-day "Extraordinary Adriatic: Croatia and Slovenia Under Sail" (August 17, 2023, from US$14670 pp with double occupancy/from Venice Italy to Dubrovnik Croatia) and the 16-day "Sailing the Western Mediterranean: Spain to Corsica" (April 19, 2023, from US$25,170 pp/from Lisbon Portugal to Naples Italy).

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Under Captain Sergej Komakin, the ship Sea Cloud sailed approx 4260 km (2650 mi) without its engines - being powered only by the wind and cruising 17 days only under its 30 sails (total surface 2970 m2 / 32000 ft2). Only at ~160 km (100 mi) from Santo Domingo, the diesel engines were powered to support the remaining voyage. The 17-day Transatlantic crossing (itinerary December 3-20, 2019, from Praia, Santiago Island Cape Verde to Santo Domingo Dominicana) was attended by 53 passengers and 60 staff/crew. During the ocean crossing, Sea Cloud maintained speeds 15-20 knots (28-37 kph / 17-23 mph).

In 2021, the 4-masted sailship restarted passenger operations under the command of Captain John Svendsen.

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