Sep 02, 2018 - Sea Cloud
We began our journey aboard National Geographic Sea Cloud today with a sail through the Cyclades and a sail introduction. We learned the intricate workings of “hitting the riggings” and watched National Geographic Sea Cloud crew go aloft and set the sails. Once all the sails we up, we were introduced to the staff and guides, followed by a presentation on photo composition. Afterward, we had a bit of time to walk around the ship, bask in the sun, or rest.
A beautiful lunch was served on the Lido Deck, which offered views of Santorini. We heard presentations on “Why the Greeks Became Great” and the history of the area. Then the crew took in the sails and we were surprised with an impromptu swim call from the ship.
The first dip in the Aegean was enjoyed by all—if not in the water then while watching from on deck. After drying off and putting on our best, the captain’s welcome cocktail party began. He introduced key members of his crew and we cheered to the great trip ahead. The dinner bell rang and yet another delicious National Geographic Sea Cloud meal was served followed by after-dinner stargazing on Spanker Deck.
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