Why cruise on this ship?
The SEA CLOUD, our legendary windjammer, is a dream come true. This vessel is both a private home and a truly glamorous experience beneath white sails.
Sea Cloud's meals are served in the Restaurant in single seatings. They focus on local and continental cuisine and feature wines that compliment the dishes beautifully.
Sea Cloud’s dining room is panelled in warm woods and hung with original oil paintings. It is on the Promenade Deck, in Sea Cloud’s former salon, where Marjorie Merriweather Post received her guests. The chefs come from renowned, first-class restaurants, and offer fresh, contemporary cuisine inflected with regional flavours. They use fresh ingredients sourced locally, from sustainable providers whenever possible. By adding local flavours to a menu that also includes traditional favourites, the chefs aim to give you a greater sense of the cuisine and culture in the region you're exploring. An array of fresh fruits and delicious, fresh juices are key components of the breakfast buffet. Wines from well-known regions are served with lunch and dinner, and are included in the expedition price. There are fish or meat choices at every meal.
There’s no assigned seating in the dining room; 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. And independent travellers can count on a welcome everywhere they turn.
- Experience: Complimentary
- Food type: Regional
As a boutique-size ship, Sea Cloud offers a range of entertainment facilities, including a lounge and sundeck.
The open top deck areas are perfect for watching the orchestration of hand-raising and reefing Sea Cloud’s 30 sails. It is where the bar, a social hub of the ship overseen by the attentive barman, is located. And it’s where the expedition community gathers for lectures and presentations, weather permitting. Marjorie Merriweather Post nicknamed the cushioned semicircle at the stern of the ship the Blue Lagoon. It’s a perfect place to relax or recline, gazing up at the masts and sails, hearing the splash of the wake behind you.
Perched above the bridge, the monkey deck looks into the web of rigging that stretches up to 180 feet overhead. It offers the sensation of going above and working riggings while surrounded by white sails. The foredeck set in front of the bridge provides a space to watch the foremast and bowsprit activity while under sail.
You’re invited to the ship’s bridge to see the calm business of navigation unfold. Help yourself to the ever-ready binoculars to scan the horizon for marine mammals, or ask the watch officer questions about sailing. You’ll see five brass chevrons fixed at the front of the bridge—each stands for half-a-year of active military service during WWII. There will occasionally be times when the bridge must be restricted to shipboard personnel only, but otherwise, you are always welcome.
Please note: Sea Cloud does not offer any dedicated enrichment facilities.
Health and fitness
There are no health and fitness facilities located onboard Sea Cloud. However, passengers are welcome to swim from the ship once the captain has selected and anchored the ship at a suitable location.
Swimming from Sea Cloud is more than your average jump into the sea. Like everything aboard, it is a special event unto itself. Site selection is important, as the captain looks to anchor the ship where it will provide a calm and sunny spot with a spectacular view. Down go the safety lines, to which a dozen or so floating mattresses are strung as a boundary. The gangway is lowered into the water, and the hotel manager lifeguard calls out with exuberance, “The pool is open!”
Soon, the sea is filled with smiling, laughing bobble-heads, buoyed up by the clear ocean’s salinity. This makes it easy to have the best experience of all on a Sea Cloud swim: swimming on your back or lying on a floating mattress, and looking up in awe at the towering masts and rigging above. Fellow shipmates line the rails taking photos of the swimmers, who are looking far, far beyond up into the heavens, which seem to be tickled with the tops of Sea Cloud’s four masts. Feeling of floating in the sea with the rigging reaching into the heavens stays with us forever, and is yet another exclamation point in a day in the life of Sea Cloud.
Kids and teens
Please note: Sea Cloud does not offer any dedicated children's facilities.
Due to Sea Cloud's age and history, there is a vast difference between the cabins on the Main Deck and those on the Promenade and Captain's Decks. The Main Deck's suites and deluxe cabins are the ship's original cabins, featuring antique and period furniture, whilst the ones above feature modern, stylish and comfortable furniture.
Category 1 Cabin
These cabins have two single beds and a large window. They have telephones, temperature controls and a mini-bar. Bathrooms and showers are modern and efficient.
Category 2 Cabin
These cabins have two single beds, at least one square window, and efficient bathrooms with showers. They have telephones, temperature controls, a mini-bar, and a small safe.
Category 3 Cabin
These cabins have two single beds, a writing desk and chair, at least one window, and modern bathrooms. They have telephones, temperature controls, a minibar, and a small safe.
Category 4 Cabin
Cabins have a queen-size bed, a forward-facing window and a side-facing window, a writing desk and chair, and modern bathrooms. Each also includes a telephone, temperature controls, a mini-bar, and a small safe.
Original / Deluxe Category B Cabin
Located on the Main Deck, these very large cabins, originally occupied by guests (and the nannies, #9-10) of the owner, have a mix of bed types and decorative motifs. All have portholes.
Original / Deluxe Category A Cabin
These very large cabins, originally occupied by guests of the ships original owners, the Posts, have a mix of bed types and decorative motifs. These wood-panelled rooms feature various armchairs, marble fireplaces, and antique furnishings. All have two portholes. These cabins offer different bed configurations (ask your travel agent for details).
These incomparable suites were occupied by Marjorie Merriweather Post and E.F. Hutton. They have king-size beds and grand marble bathrooms. They remain a testament to Marjorie Merriweather Post’s indulgence in luxury with their large marble baths, fireplaces, overstuffed armchairs, and walk-in closets.
Captain's and Lido Deck
- Lido Bar
- Lida Deck
- Spanker Deck
- Category 1 Cabins
- Category 2 Cabins
- Category 5 Cabins
- Category 3 Cabins
- Deluxe Category A Cabins
- Deluxe Category B Cabins
- Deluxe Category C Cabins