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Travel aboard the 4-masted sailing yacht Sea Cloud which accommodates 58 guests in 30 cabins and two Owner’s Suites. Built in 1931 by Wall Street businessman E.F. Hutton for his wife, Marjorie Merriweather Post, Sea Cloud carries 30 sails measuring a total of 32,000 square feet.
The covered Lido bar is a superb place to congregate and enjoy the outdoors. The open-air “Blue Lagoon” is a wonderful place to relax. The sumptuous Lounge is the venue for talks and presentations by our expedition staff. Guests are welcome on the “Open Bridge” to learn how Sea Cloud is navigated and sailed.
Yes all enclosed interior spaces are air conditioned.
Yes, you can purchase an internet card on board. The internet service is not always consistent. If we are near shore you will most likely have service. But when we are sailing in open waters the service may not be reliable.
Laundry and pressing services are available at an additional charge. There is no dry cleaning.
TELEPHONE & FAX
Satellite telephone calls and fax transmissions are available at an additional charge.
The Sea Cloud does not have an elevator.
For the comfort of all our guests, smoking is permitted only in designated outdoor areas.
Category A - Original Owner’s Suites #1-2: They have king-size beds and grand marble bathrooms with bathtubs.
Cabin #1 - Marjorie Merriweather Post Cabin: All in white with nonworking fireplace, plenty of storage with 2 large closets, massive bathroom with marble and gold fixtures.
Cabin #2 - E.F Hutton’s Cabin: Wood walls with wood, tan and red furniture, plenty of storage with 2 large closets, large bathroom with marble and gold fixtures.
Category B: Original and Deluxe Cabins, #3-10 All the original cabins on board. All have at least 2 large closest, bathrooms with marble and gold fixture. Some cabins have nonworking fireplaces. All original cabins are located on the Main Deck.
Category 4: Located on the Captain and Lido Deck with a queen-size bed
Category 3: Located on the Captain and Lido Decks with two single beds Category 2: Located on the Promenade Deck with two single beds
Category 1: Located on the Promenade Deck with two single beds.
The Main Deck cabins have antique and period-style furniture. These cabins are the ship’s original cabins, including the Owner’s Suites originally occupied by E.F. Hutton and Marjorie Merriweather Post. Cabins on the Promenade and Captain’s Decks are modern, stylish with comfortable furniture.
Each cabin has its own thermostat, allowing you to control the air conditioning in your cabin.
Hairdryer, soap, shampoo/conditioner, lotion, robe, slippers, and umbrella are in your cabin.
In each suite there is an outlet for 110v and 220v (European).
Each cabin is equipped with a safety deposit box for storing valuables.
Meals are served in one open seating in the Dining Room. Tables are always unassigned, to encourage mingling and to ensure you dine with a variety of fellow guests and expedition team members. Breakfast and lunch are buffet-style, with an array of healthy options from fruits, vegetables, freshly squeezed juices, homemade breads—choices range from simple to indulgent to satisfy any yearnings. Lunch may be served on deck. Dinner is served with varied meat, fish, or vegetarian options at every meal. Our sustainable seafood program aims to serve locally caught or harvested fresh seafood. The baker presents fresh breads and desserts daily to surprise and delight. Meal hours will be posted in your Daily Program.
If you have special dietary requirements, please let us know in advance and we will gladly accommodate you. Unfortunately, we cannot provide kosher meals but can provide vegan meals.
Yes, alcoholic beverages are not only available aboard ship, but all drinks aboard ship are included free of charge. A list of alcoholic beverages and wines is available upon request; please call for details.
Sailing the region aboard Sea Cloud is a matchless way to travel. Her 32,000 square feet of sail, raised by hand, hark back to an earlier time. She also carries two Zodiac inflatable craft which are used, conditions permitting, to enable guests to get photographs of the ship under sail.
A visa is not required if you are a U.S., Canadian or Australian citizen.
The islands and towns we visit have uneven ground and many towns have lots of steps. You should be comfortable walking 1-2 miles on uneven surfaces. When walking aboard the Sea Cloud guests need to be able to walk up and down steep stairs.
Lindblad Expeditions costs are all-inclusive:
- All ship and hotel accommodations
- All meals aboard ship.
- All non-alcoholic beverages aboard ship.
- Meals taken ashore by guests at their own discretion are not included.
- Tips, taxes, port charges and service charges (gratuities to ship’s crew at your own discretion).
- All shore excursions and sightseeing, entrance fees, special access permits.
- Transfers to and from group flights
- Zodiac excursion to allow you to photograph Sea Cloud under sail, conditions permitting.
- Services of a ship’s physician
- Services of our Expedition Team International airfare is always shown as a separate cost, since many of our travelers prefer to use their frequent flyer miles.
There are never hidden charges, like port charges. Of course, you’ll want to check carefully the inclusions for the journey you’ve selected, but you can rest assured there will be nothing hidden. Activities and shore excursions are included in the cost of every Lindblad Expedition. We don't want you to miss out on anything. Many cruise lines charge you extra, often hundreds of dollars, to see the sites that prompted you to book in the first place. With Lindblad, all activities and sightseeing are included-from guided walks to entrance fees to water activities—and you won't be locked-in to a pre-booked excursion. You'll always have the freedom to pick and choose activities as your day unfolds. After all, these are not scheduled tours, these are expeditions. Every one is different—every day is different.
No, Sea Cloud does not have a pool.
Our style is always informal. The relaxed atmosphere of every journey, a Lindblad Expeditions hallmark, is something our travelers tell us they particularly enjoy. There is never a need for fancy clothing, so our recommendations on your travel wardrobe are all about comfort, practicality and likely conditions in the region you're exploring. Aboard Sea Cloud, many guests feel more comfortable wearing something a bit dressier in the evening, but that is entirely a matter of preference.
You'll find a “What to Pack” (as well as a “What to Read”) link included in every expedition itinerary section on our web site. You'll also find a link forLEXpedition Gear, our online store, which specializes in the kind of clothing, footwear and accessory items suited to expedition travel.