Sailing the Adriatic Sea

Jun 12, 2019 - Sea Cloud


The moment we all wait for on every Sea Cloud voyage is the first time the captain calls the crew to sail stations to set the sails. Those who have never been on Sea Cloud before wonder skeptically if we really, truly are going to sail, and the many returning guests who have experienced the ship before already know where to position themselves in anticipation. It never gets old. We had a full house on the Spanker Deck for the explanation of the setting of the square sails, and then we all moved to the Bridge Deck and Monkey Deck for the setting of the jibs and staysails. After that, the day was spent in glorious awe, as the sails filled and we all began to explore the ship and find our favorite places to settle in. The first day at sea on Sea Cloud is always a winner!

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About the Author

Tom O'Brien

Expedition Leader

Tom O’Brien has been leading and designing expeditions for Lindblad Expeditions since 1985. With a background in physical geography and conservation, a Bavarian heart and a Celtic soul, Tom has been one of the most passionate advocates of the expedition experience around the world for the last twenty years. Many of the local people and communities that we work with today are the result of friendships that Tom and his expedition mates developed many years ago.

About the Photographer

Massimo Bassano

National Geographic Photographer

Massimo Bassano has worked as a freelance photojournalist since 1990. His work appears in National Geographic Traveler and National Geographic online edition, as well as many publications throughout Europe. Massimo's photographic subjects know no bounds—his recent assignments have covered social issues, international travel, fitness and health, fashion, and portraiture. In 2004, he was awarded a Ph.D. in journalism from the Italian Association of Journalism.

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