Sea Cloud

Sea Cloud Review and Specifications

Specifications of Sea Cloud

Year built1931  /  Age : 87
Flag state Malta
BuilderFriedrich Krupp Germaniawerft (Kiel, Germany)
Class4-masted motor sailing ship
OwnerSea Cloud Cruises GmbH
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 namesHussar II, Angelita

Current itinerary of Sea Cloud

Sea Cloud current cruise is 14 days, one-way from Monte Carlo to Valencia. The itinerary starts on 16 Oct, 2018 and ends on 30 Oct, 2018.

Date / TimePort
16 Oct      Departing from Monte Carlo, Monaco   
17 Oct - 12:00     Monte Carlo, Monaco   
17 Oct 17:00 - 17 Oct     Antibes, France Riviera(Overnight)   
18 Oct - 13:00     Antibes, France Riviera   
19 Oct     At Sea   
20 Oct 08:00 - 17:00     Sanary-sur-Mer, France Riviera   
21 Oct 13:00 - 23:00     Sete, France   
22 Oct 08:00 - 13:00     Port-Vendres, France   
23 Oct 08:00 - 23 Oct     Barcelona, Spain(Overnight)   
24 Oct - 13:00     Barcelona, Spain   
25 Oct 08:00 - 14:00     Tarragona, Costa Daurada, Spain   
26 Oct 16:00 - 26 Oct     Port Mahon, Menorca Island, Spain(Overnight)   
27 Oct - 13:00     Port Mahon, Menorca Island, Spain   
28 Oct 07:00 - 12:00     Palma de Mallorca, Majorca Island, Spain   
29 Oct 07:00 - 12:00     Ibiza, Ibiza Island, Spain   
29 Oct      Arriving in Valencia, Spain   

Review of Sea Cloud

The Sea Cloud is a tall sailing cruise ship of the Lindblad Expeditions line. The vessel was built in 1931 by Krupp Germaniawerft, Kiel, Germany (and rebuilt in 1979), initially as a private yacht. Sea Cloud was last refurbished in 2011 by MWB-Werft, Bremerhaven).

History - construction & ownership

The 2,532-ton, 64-passenger cruise ship Sea Cloud also served as a weather ship for US Coast Guard and US Navy during WWII. Following the war, the Sea Cloud sail ship served as a yacht for many people, including as Dominican Republic’s presidential yacht. Sea Cloud cruise ship is very much like a private shelter and boasts some of the most appealing cabins and public rooms at sea.

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Cruise itinerary program

Sea Cloud schedule calendar includes cruises in the Caribbean and Mediterranean (departing from Athens/Piraeus and Dubrovnik), under contract to National Geographic Society.

Cabins

MV Sea Cloud has three passenger decks and only 32 cabins in 8 grades, all of which outside. Sea Cloud cabins vary considerably, and essentially there are two distinct accommodation types. Ten original cabins (among the most desired ever) are accessed by spiral staircase that leads from the library. All the rest are relatively small, though modern additions. Each of the cabins is individually decorated, as the original ones feature expansive baths, antique furniture, decorative fireplaces, walk-in closets.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Food and service are exceptional, and meals are often served on deck. Dinner is served in ship’s original dining room three times a week, from a fixed menu. Menus have 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 of Sea Cloud ship. 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 cruise ship

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

The most remarkable feature of Sea Cloud is her four masts, twenty-nine sails and tangled web of lines which stretches 178 feet skyward to support rigging. Unlike the other modern, operated electronically cruise ships, all sail setting on Sea Cloud is done by hand. Eighteen crew members perform dazzling acrobatics, suspended over the ocean.

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  • Cabin grades number: 8
  • Total number of cabins: 32 (of which all are Outside staterooms).
  • Restaurants and food bars: Restaurant (open seating), Lido Deck (al fresco buffet, live music, Crew Shanty Choir).
  • Lounges & Bars: Lido Bar, Lounge (featuring selected picture books, literature, board games, a writing desk with a laptop).
  • Amenities: Purser, Hospital, zodiac boats, "Fun Island" (inflatable water sled).
  • The tall sailing cruise ship Sea Cloud 1 is a four-masted barque. She was originally built as a private yacht, but subsequently served for the US Coast Guard and US Navy during World War II as a weather ship. The yacht was the first racially integrated warship in the US Armed Forces since American Civil War. After the war, the ship was returned to private ownership and served as a yacht, including as Dominican Republic's presidential yacht.
  • Currently, Sea Cloud sails in the Caribbean and Europe, often under contract to NGS (National Geographic Society) and also privately chartered.
  • Sea Cloud was reviewd as "the most romantic sailing ship afloat" by the Berlitz cruising guide.

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    Sea Cloud Itineraries

    The below listed Sea Cloud cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Small Cruise Lines fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

    DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
    2018 Oct 16 14 days, one-way from Monte Carlo to Valencia Monte Carlo
    2018 Oct 16 7 days, one-way from Monte Carlo to Barcelona Monte Carlo
    2018 Oct 23 15 days, one-way from Barcelona to Casablanca Barcelona
    2018 Oct 23 7 days, one-way from Barcelona to Valencia Barcelona
    2018 Oct 30 8 days, one-way from Valencia to Casablanca Valencia
    2018 Oct 30 18 days, one-way from Valencia to Las Palmas Valencia
    2018 Nov 07 10 days, one-way from Casablanca to Las Palmas Casablanca
    2018 Nov 26 8 days, round-trip Gran Canaria Round Trip Las Palmas
    2018 Nov 26 24 days, one-way from Las Palmas to Bridgetown Las Palmas
    2018 Dec 04 17 days, one-way from Las Palmas to Santo Domingo Las Palmas
    2018 Dec 21 15 days, one-way from Santo Domingo to Bridgetown Santo Domingo$5935
    2019 Jan 05 17 days, round-trip Bridgetown Round Trip Bridgetown$5987
    2019 Jan 05 9 days, one-way from Bridgetown to St Johns Bridgetown$3387
    2019 Jan 14 8 days, one-way from St Johns to Bridgetown St Johns$3361
    2019 Jan 14 15 days, one-way from St Johns to Bridgetown St Johns$5987
    2019 Jan 22 7 days, round-trip Barbados Round Trip Bridgetown$2952
    2019 Mar 05 20 days, one-way from Bridgetown to St Johns Bridgetown
    2019 Mar 05 11 days, round-trip Barbados Round Trip Bridgetown$4639
    2019 Mar 16 9 days, one-way from Bridgetown to St Johns Bridgetown$3770
    2019 Mar 25 8 days, one-way from St Johns to Bridgetown St Johns$3361
    2019 Apr 24 6 days, one-way from Valencia to Villefranche-sur-Mer Valencia$2543
    2019 May 10 8 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Valletta Civitavecchia$3361
    2019 Jul 08 7 days, one-way from Venice to Dubrovnik Venice$2952
    2019 Aug 05 7 days, one-way from Thessaloniki to Piraeus Thessaloniki$3474
    2019 Oct 02 8 days, one-way from Dubrovnik to Valletta Dubrovnik$3361
    2019 Oct 10 7 days, round-trip Valletta Round Trip Valletta$2952
    2019 Oct 17 18 days, one-way from Valletta to Casablanca Valletta
    2019 Oct 17 9 days, one-way from Valletta to Palma de Mallorca Valletta$3770
    2019 Oct 26 9 days, one-way from Palma de Mallorca to Casablanca Palma de Mallorca$3770
    2019 Nov 04 7 days, one-way from Casablanca to Las Palmas Casablanca$2952
    2019 Nov 20 13 days, one-way from Las Palmas to Praia Las Palmas
    2019 Nov 24 9 days, one-way from Las Palmas to Praia Las Palmas$3770
    2019 Nov 24 26 days, one-way from Las Palmas to Santo Domingo Las Palmas
    2019 Dec 03 17 days, one-way from Praia to Santo Domingo Praia$6439
    2019 Dec 20 15 days, one-way from Santo Domingo to Bridgetown Santo Domingo$6317