Sea Cloud Cruises plans to resume operations in May

Hamburg based Sea Cloud Cruises has pushed back its date to resume operations. The shipping company will restart operations in May with new itineraries in the Mediterranean.

For its return to the world’s oceans, Sea Cloud Cruises has opted for voyages that start and end in the same port. According to Managing Director Daniel Schäfer, focusing on one country and one region per ship allows the company to bring each destination particularly close to its guests. It also offers a very pragmatic advantage: arriving and departing via the same port makes traveling uncomplicated and convenient for guests.

The Sea Cloud will be the first ship in the fleet to begin voyages from Piraeus to the Greek islands on May 7, 2021. At 90 years old the four-masted barque Sea Cloud is the oldest passenger ship still sailing the high seas. She will celebrate her anniversary with a special cruise departing October 14, 2021. During the voyage the historic ship will visit Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Valencia, Cartagena, Málaga, Cádiz, Tangier, and Casablanca.

The Sea Cloud II, which celebrates its 20th birthday, will start on June 2, 2021 with voyages from Nice alternating along the Côte d’Azur and around Corsica.

Sea Cloud Spirit will focus its voyages from Rome on Sicily and Tuscany, and its maiden voyage will start in Rome on June 2, 2021.

With the inauguration of the new Sea Cloud Spirit, a 138 metre (452.7-feet) long three-masted full-rigged ship, the company will offer cruise-savvy guests in the luxury segment an alternative to larger cruise ships. The new ship will set new standards for exceptional sailing cruises. The ship, which holds a maximum of 136 guests, is the modern interpretation of a legend that began in 1931 with the Sea Cloud. One highlight of the new build are balcony cabins, which were previously only available for much larger motor ships. One of the standards on board all Sea Cloud ships is superior culinary offerings. In addition to the “fine-dining” restaurant, the Sea Cloud Spirit will have a bistro on the Lido deck, as an additional gastronomic option for casual meals. 

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