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Travel aboard the four-masted sailing yacht Sea Cloud, which accommodates 58 guests in 30 cabins including 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.
January, February and March—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.
All enclosed interior spaces are air conditioned.
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 1 Solo: #16-17: Upper and lower single beds and a porthole. These cabins once housed the ship’s officers.
Category 1: #28-29: Cabins have two single beds, a window and showers.
Category 2: #18-25: Cabins have two single beds, a window and showers.
Category 3: #32-37: Cabins have two single beds, a window and showers.
Category 4: #30-31: Cabins have a queen-size bed, a forward-facing window and showers.
ORIGINAL/DELUXE CATEGORY B: Original and deluxe cabins, #5, 6, 9, 10: Located on the Main Deck, these large cabins, originally occupied by guests (and the nannies, #9-10) of the owner, have a mix of bed types, decorative motifs, bathrooms with bathtubs. All have portholes.
ORIGINAL/DELUXE CATEGORY A: Original/Deluxe cabins, #3, 4, 7, 8: Located on the Main Deck, these very large cabins, originally occupied by guests of the owner, have a mix of bed types, decorative motifs, bathrooms with bathtubs. All have portholes.
OWNER’S SUITES: Original owner’s suites #1-2: These incomparable suites were occupied by Marjorie Merriweather Post (#1) and E.F. Hutton (#2). They have king-size beds and grand marble bathrooms with bathtubs.
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.
Yes, we have a musician on board who plays the piano. At least one night a group will sing sea shanties.
All gratuities ashore are included in your expedition cost. As a special feature, gratuities to crew aboard ship are included as well..
Lindblad Expeditions costs are all-inclusive:
- All ship and hotel accommodations
- All meals aboard ship.
- All non-alcoholic beverages aboard ship.
- 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
- Use of snorkeling gear and, conditions permitting, a Zodiac excursion to allow you to photograph Sea Cloud under sail
- 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 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 like snorkeling—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.
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, swimming, and snorkeling. Presentations by our expert staff on a variety of relevant topics will be offered throughout the expedition.
Yes, the ship is outfitted with fins, masks, and snorkels for everyone on board. If, however, you require a prescription mask, please bring along your own.
We go ashore via gangway directly off the ship when docked at port, or via tender on occasion
Caribbean 2017-18 Brochure
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