Thursday, 4 July 2013

Sea Cloud Cruises introduces enhanced sailing program for 2014

- Early bird savings of up to $650* per person for 2014 departures –


Sea Cloud Cruises, the specialist in boutique yachting, has released its 2014 program for its three yachts Sea Cloud, Sea Cloud II and River Cloud II, with a number of exclusive experiences and an increased selection of short "taster" cruises.  Those hankering for a perfect combination of exhilaration and relaxation can enjoy an expanded range of pure sailing voyages where the focus is on lazy days at sea to sit back and enjoy the unique spectacle of Windjammer sailing.

Special highlights in 2014 for each of the luxurious vessels include the following:

On the legendary Sea Cloud an eight night summer Mediterranean sailing includes an exclusive private concert amongst the ruins of Ephesus.  Departing Kusadasi, Turkey on 30 June 2014 the magnificent windjammer will also visit the floating monasteries of Metéora and the idyllic Sporades islands before sailing into Istanbul on 08 July 2014. Rates for a guaranteed double cabin lead in at AUD$4,975* per person.

Sea Cloud II has a fascinating 10 night sailing from Dublin to Bilbao, Spain from 20 to 30 August 2014 which will also include an optional garden programme.  Guests can drink in the beautiful gardens and ambience of ports in Ireland and Cornwall and enjoy world renowned wines along the Bordeaux Wine Route in France. Culminating in Bilbao, lovers of modern art and avant-garde architecture can choose to extend their stay and visit the famous Guggenheim Museum.  Rates for a guaranteed double cabin lead in at AUD$5,650* per person.

For something different, next year the elegant River Cloud II will commence her season on the Danube in April 2014, the perfect time to enjoy the apricot blossoms in flower in the Wachau Valley and the Danube Delta in spring.  All voyages in 2014 will feature a particular theme, whether it be music, art, history or gardens and each will be accompanied an expert in their field who will bring each destination to life for guests.

A selection of three or four night "taster" cruises between Vienna and Budapest are also being offered for the first time between April and November 2014.  Rates commence from AUD$910* per person for a 4 night cruise.

*Rates are subject to currency fluctuation

For more information on Sea Cloud Cruises and the various sailing adventures on offer please contact Sales Activation Marketing (Sea Cloud Cruises representative for Australia/New Zealand) on toll free 1300 583 572 (Australia) or info@seacloud.com or visit www.seacloud.com

Sea Cloud Cruises offers a fleet of luxurious vessels that sail the oceans of the world and the finest rivers of Europe. Luxury and the personal, private atmosphere of small intimate yachts are the common elements of all vessels of Sea Cloud Cruises.  A blue chip cruise operator since 1979, the Berlitz Cruise Guide has awarded it five stars for many years.

The River Cloud II is a floating five-star hotel that takes only 88 pampered guests on the Rhine, Main, Danube and Danube Delta to Europe's most beautiful destinations.  The River Cloud II exudes Mediterranean elegance and charm and yet stiff formality is avoided at all times.

The Sea Cloud Fleet currently includes two five star windjammers:  the legendary Sea Cloud, built in 1931 for wealthy businessman's wife Lady Marjorie Merriweather Post now restored to her former glory and her sister ship Sea Cloud II which combines nostalgia with the latest in modern comfort.  The 81-year-old four-masted bark Sea Cloud with its high quality standard serves as the model for all other passenger ships that are part of the operator's fleet.

Sea Cloud II has 47 outside cabins and Sea Cloud offers only 32 outside cabins, (some with original marble bath) so impeccable and personal service is assured.  Life on board is like being on a private yacht.