Thursday, 23 October 2014

Sea Cloud Cruises for 2015

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Historic tall ship specialist Sea Cloud announces its 2015 sailings

A range of unique five-star experiences for sailing enthusiasts



 Small luxury cruise specialist, Sea Cloud, has released full details of their 2015 cruise itineraries for its two luxurious windjammers Sea Cloud and Sea Cloud II. The latest program offers a range of unique cruises including:

· A range of four-night "taster' cruises through the Mediterranean

· A 17- night sailing adventure crossing the Atlantic and following the route taken by Columbus

· The renowned nine-night "Steinway" music cruise from Hamburg to Bilboa.

· An eight night, true windjammer experience through the Adriatic letting the trade winds determine the route!

Both Sea Cloud and Sea Cloud II offer guests a rare opportunity to enjoy the seamless combination of an ancient seafaring tradition while ensuring they are able to enjoy the ships' first class service in a relaxed and elegant setting. And unlike other cruises, on many of the sailings the windjammers only reach their destination late in the afternoon so that sailing enthusiasts can enjoy the full tall ship sailing experience by day and explore the local harbours and villages at night.

With their white sails billowing as they sail with the trade winds, these two legendary tall ships are able to navigate small secluded bays, visit relatively unknown harbours and make exciting on-shore discoveries in waters from which large cruise ships are often precluded.

Part of the unique appeal of the two windjammers is their size: Sea Cloud can take a maximum of 64 passengers and Sea Cloud II can take up to 94. With a crew of up to 60, each guest is welcomed by a group of passionate seafarers, many who have been working together for years. With acclaimed chefs on board, guests are promised culinary delights from morning to evening and the daily menus are complemented with regional specialties and imaginative vegetarian options. First class wines and beers are included with lunch and dinner.

Sea Cloud

Sea Cloud made her debut in 1931 when American heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post commissioned this stately home afloat. With Hollywood stars and aristocracy gracing the decks of this self-assured grande dame of the sea, Sea Cloud was widely regarded as the most magnificent sailing yacht in the world. A recent fit-out took special care to preserve the luxurious 1930's style of the cabins, dining room and public areas.

Sea Cloud II

This three -masted barque offers the amenities of a modern cruise ship while remaining a quintessential windjammer. Built 15 years ago, Sea Cloud II bares all the hallmarks of her older sister, Sea Cloud, even down to the decision not to include a fully-automated rig, instead choosing to ensure that the sails are hoisted and lowered by hand. Sea Cloud II delivers five-star luxury which is sure to impress even seasoned cruise goers.

For more information on Sea Cloud Cruises and the various sailing adventures on offer, contact Sales Activation Marketing (Sea Cloud's Cruises representative for Australia/New Zealand) on toll-free 1300 583 572 (Australia) or info@salesactive.com.au