Mediterranean Gems: Southern Italy and Sicily aboard Sea Cloud
Set sail aboard the four-masted Sea Cloud on a voyage across the Adriatic to the shores of southern Italy and Sicily. Marvel at ornate cathedrals and baroque buildings, explore great sites of antiquity—from renowned Pompeii to the less-visited Greek temples of Paestum—and meander through cliff-top towns, soaking up breathtaking views. Stand on deck and watch the orchestrated frenzy of crew members going aloft in the ship’s web of riggings to hand-set 30 sails.
In Sicily, explore the baroque city of Lecce, the medieval island town of Ortigia, and enjoy a private lunch at Castello degli Schiavi—an 18th-century castle used in The Godfather films
See the Amalfi Coast, with its pastel-colored buildings and stunning vistas
Visit Pompeii, abruptly destroyed by Vesuvius in the year A.D. 79, and witness its extraordinarily well-preserved homes
Savor time at sea sailing aboard Sea Cloud, the world’s most beautiful tall ship
Join National Geographic Cultural Expert and Archaeologist William Saturno on the May 23, 2023, departure
Explore enchating Split, Trogir, Mostar & Dubrovnik on a four-day trip extension, and/or historic Naples on a two-day trip extension
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Return to the golden age of sail aboard this hand-sailed, four-masted ship
Traveling aboard Sea Cloud, a historic four-masted barque, is an overall multisensory experience of the rarest kind—and this is true wherever you choose to explore. The sheer opulence—antique furnishings, marble fireplaces, gold fixtures, exquisite accoutrements—of Sea Cloud is a testament to the efforts of the ship’s original owners, businesswoman and socialite heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post and finance tycoon E.F. Hutton, who spared no expense in tasteful decoration. Whether you’re passively watching the athletic young crew scrambling high in the rigging, lolling in what Marjorie Merriweather Post called the “Blue Lagoon,” or learning to capture the sun on the sails with your Lindblad-National Geographic certified photo instructor, life aboard Sea Cloud is either the point or the perfect interlude between explorations.
Over 50+ years of exploring, Lindblad Expeditions’ veteran staff and the quality companionship they provide has established the company’s reputation. From expedition leaders to naturalists, most hold advanced degrees and are established authorities in their fields. Some join a few expeditions each year to explore the same sites, some of them spending some time in the field away from rigorous academic work. And others lead expeditions all around the world—with many guests saying, “Where you’re going, we’re going,” and returning time after time to travel with them. Browse our team directory to discover the full cast of expedition staff.
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