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.
May through October. Departure dates may vary from year to year.
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.
Throughout your expedition, there is no need for formal clothing, unless you’re inclined to dress up. The atmosphere aboard is casual and comfortable, and so is the dress code. Because of the elegant nature of the ship, many guests prefer to wear clothing that’s a bit dressier at dinner, and especially at the farewell dinner, but that’s entirely a matter of choice.
Coffee, soft drinks, and hot chocolate are available throughout the day as are light snacks.
Yes, alcoholic beverages are not only available aboard ship, but a selection of premium wine, beer, spirits, and non-alcoholic 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.
Yes, depending on weather conditions. If the expedition leader feels comfortable with the conditions he/she will anchor the ship so guests may have a swim.
Hiking and swimming. Presentations by our expert staff on a variety of relevant topics will be offered throughout the expedition.
No, but if the expedition leader feels comfortable with the conditions he/she will anchor the ship so guests may have a swim.
We go ashore via gangway directly off the ship when docked at port, or via local tender or Zodiac on occasion.
In addition to your expedition leader, you’ll be accompanied by a naturalist, a historian who is a ranking expert on the cultures of the region, and a team of local guides.
Yes, we have a musician on board who plays the piano. At least one night we will have a singing chantey group.
This is a Lindblad Expeditions tradition. Recaps are generally held each evening in the Lounge prior to dinner and include informal presentations by the staff and a lively review of the day’s events involving both staff and guests. At the conclusion of Recap, your expedition leader will review the activity options for the next day.
Yes, everyone on our expedition team speaks English. Some are multi-lingual as well.
No, but you can walk laps around the Promenade Deck.
No, there is no spa on board.
Children of any age are welcome on our Mediterranean sailing. We believe sharing an expedition with your kids or grandkids is a life-enhancing experience. Take $500 off the double occupancy rate for each person under 18.
A minor consent form must be signed by the parents or parent not traveling with the child. It is also suggested that the legal guardian of the child sign and have notarized a letter of consent to travel with their knowledge.
Prior to your departure date, we will provide you with a list of port contacts and phone numbers, indicating how you can be reached in case of emergency. The ship is equipped with satellite communications for internet access, telephone, and fax.
Sea Cloud is equipped with satellite communications for email and internet access, and telephone and fax, for which charges apply.
Yes, the doctor has designated office hours and is available at all times for emergencies.
No medical form is necessary
If you are susceptible to motion discomfort, you may want to bring some preventative medication. Please check with your personal physician for recommendations.
No vaccinations are required but you should check with your doctor.
Yes, you will need a passport that is valid for up to 6 months after the departure date.
Visas are not currently required for the destinations we visit if you are a U.S., Canadian or Australian citizen. Visa policies can change without notice. Please call with any questions.
The shipboard currency is the Euro (EUR) and any items for sale onboard will be listed as such. You may pay your cabin account with cash (EUR or USD) or by credit card (MasterCard, VISA, American Express and Diners Card). A small amount of local currency will be available for exchange onboard ship.
Yes, most of the time major credit cards are accepted in larger stores or hotels as well as for shipboard charges. They are not accepted at the markets so you will need local currency or cash dollars in small denominations. You may pay your cabin account with cash (EUR or USD) or by credit card (MasterCard, VISA, American Express and Diners Card).
That’s a personal choice. You can use a credit card on board the ship and many places ashore. We will also have small, limited amounts of local currency available on board. ATMs are generally available ashore, too. Personal checks and travelers' checks are not accepted anywhere.
When not able to use a credit card you must have local currency for transactions.
All gratuities ashore are included in your expedition cost. As a special feature, gratuities to crew aboard ship are included as well.
Often, the most memorable events are those that are unplanned. That’s why every Lindblad-National Geographic itinerary has flexibility built into the schedule. When we’re out visiting towns, time is left open for exploring. So, if we happen to encounter a musical group, for example, we’ll have the time to stop and watch rather than having to rush off somewhere else. To get a sense of what these adventurous, open-ended days are like, spend some time reading our Daily Expedition Reports (DERs). You can read the top ten or browse our archives, looking at the destination and time of year that most interests you.
The weather is warm and sunny, with average temperatures in the 70sF and 80sF, but can reach into the high 90sF in July and August.
Yes, you are welcome to visit the captain and officers on the Bridge. The bridge is open all day, at the discretion of the ship’s officers. The bridge is closed at night.
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.
Sea Cloud programs are mainly cultural and don't involve many, if any, hikes through natural areas. Walking is mainly at archeological sites and in old towns over uneven terrain. Our expedition staff will always do their best to accommodate those who cannot participate fully in the planned excursions but this may require you to remain behind, on the coach, on the ship or otherwise not partake in certain aspects of the trip.
Hiking sticks are permitted and could be helpful. There are some provided onboard however, you may bring along your own a walking stick.
Yes, there may be some wet landings from time to time.
Greece is 7 hours ahead of Eastern Daylight Time, and Croatia and Albania are 6 hours ahead.
Virtually everything we offer is included. Activities conducted by our Expedition Staff and local guides are always included. There may be opportunities for activities on your own. Then you will have free time to explore on your own, to stop at a sidewalk café. Our staff will be on hand for suggestions.
Lindblad Expeditions costs are all-inclusive:
- All ship and hotel accommodations
- All meals aboard ship.
- All non-alcoholic and select premium alcoholic beverages aboard ship.
- Meals taken ashore by guests at their own discretion are not included.
- Tips, taxes, port charges and service charges.
- 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.
It varies. There will be plenty of occasions for traveling under full sail by day.
Yes, our overnight anchorages are sheltered.
No, Sea Cloud does not have a pool.
Yes, if you are on the suggested group flight, your transfer is included. If you are not on the suggested group flight, we can arrange a private transfer for an additional cost. Or you can take a taxi to the hotel or port.
No you will not be charged any departure tax at the airport.
Yes, we’ll be glad to assist you with arrangements in the cities of embarkation and disembarkation only.
Yes, extension options vary according to the Mediterranean sailing. Each itinerary has a tab you can click to explore more about those options. Feel free to call for details.
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.