Extraordinary Adriatic: Croatia And Slovenia Under Sail on Sea Cloud
Extraordinary Adriatic: Croatia And Slovenia Under Sail
"We wed thee, O Sea, in token of true and lasting dominion." These words are spoken each year at the Feast of the Ascension to celebrate Venice’s marriage with the sea—a ritual begun in the year 1000, when a powerful fleet sailed from Venice to rid Istria (Croatia and Slovenia) of pirates. Their citizens, exhausted by the wars between the Croatian...
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Sea Cloud is a ship with a soul, imbued by the original owners, Marjorie Merriweather Post and her husband E.F. Hutton in the 1930’s. The ship has played host to royalty, known service in wartime, and sailed the world over. She is a vessel of incomparable grace that harks back to the golden age of ship travel. Once you’ve been on Sea Cloud under full sail, you’ll begin your own love affair.
Welcome aboard a legend
Sea Cloud accommodates 58 guests in 30 outside cabins, including two original owner’s suites that still feature original marble baths and fireplaces. At 360 feet she is an expansive ship with extensive public spaces on the top deck, where we luxuriate in deck chairs and watch the crew of 16 go aloft in the web of riggings to hand-set her 30 sails.
Discover the romance of tall ship sailing
Experience something many people don’t know exists in the 21st-century—the romance of life under square sails. Discover the thrill of standing on deck as Sea Cloud gently glides through the water, her crew aloft in the riggings, running out and reefing sails. Settle in to your favorite areas on the top deck and bask in the incomparable experience of traveling aboard the finest tall ship to ever sail the seas. Lose yourself in an adventure that, in this day and age, is almost unimaginable.
Relive the golden age of sail—in shorts & deck shoes
There’s no need to dress up ever; while the ship’s dining room and lounge are suitable for black-tie formality, you’ll find a certain lighthearted delight in enjoying it in casual dress. There’s no assigned seating in the dining room, which is hung with marine oil paintings of the period; in fact many tables accommodate uneven numbers. This makes for easy mingling and the fun of sharing breakfast, lunch, or dinner with different new friends, or staff. Each evening, we'll all gather in the lounge for Recap. And independent travelers can count on a welcome everywhere they turn. We invite you to freely roam the ship, discovering the nooks and crannies. And you’re always welcome on the bridge to watch the calm business of ship navigation unfold. Life aboard Sea Cloud is a uniquely pleasing mix of elegance and informality.
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