Far more than a voyage along the coasts and among the islands of Homer's wine-dark sea, a sailing journey aboard the 360-foot Sea Cloud is a chance to experience these lands and waterways as the ancients did. Sail into ports with ruins where the seeds of democracy were sown and titans of the era from Plato to Alexander the Great held court.
Sea Cloud Review
Read our detailed review of the Sea Cloud with a complete small ship description including deck plans and a photo gallery. An AdventureSmith Explorations crew member has been aboard the Sea Cloud in the Mediterranean. Please read our Sea Cloud review below then contact our European cruise experts to compare the Sea Cloud with other Mediterranean small ships and cruises.
Built in 1931 by Wall Street businessman E. F. Hutton for his wife, Marjorie Merriweather Post, Sea Cloud
embodies true elegance and poise. There is no ship afloat that can compare for grace, fine service and the sheer joy of sailing. Sails are raised by hand by a spirited crew. She carries 30 sails measuring a total of 32,000 square feet. Although the ship is enormously elegant, she is also friendly and informal, making for a relaxed time. Dress aboard ship is also relaxed and casual.
Interiors are paneled in carved oak, fitted with Italian marble and elegantly furnished with period antiques. Parquet floors shine and burnished brass still glow. Original marine oils grace the yacht's walls.
The magnificent original cabins feature fireplaces and marble baths, and the newer staterooms are handsome and spacious with wood paneling and a nautical motif. All cabins have a private view of the sea. Enjoy the grace and class of an extraordinarily elegant ship - as you also enjoy the casual attitude and informal style of the expedition travel.
Public Areas Aboard Sea Cloud
The covered Lido Bar is a superb place to congregate and enjoy the outdoors. The open-air “Blue Lagoon” on the quarterdeck is a wonderful place to relax. The sumptuous Lounge is the venue for talks and presentations by Lindblad's expedition staff. Guests are welcome on the “Open Bridge” to learn how Sea Cloud is navigated and sailed.
Meals Aboard Sea Cloud
Served in single seatings, meals focus on outstanding local and Continental cuisine. Excellent wines from well-known regions are included at lunch and dinner. Refreshments are always available.
Cabins Aboard Sea Cloud
The Main Deck has 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 have exquisite furnishings.
Category 1 - #28-29: Cabins have two single beds, a panorama window and showers. 113 square feet.
Category 2 - #18-25: Cabins have two single beds, a panorama window and showers. 118-135 square feet.
Category 3 - #32-37: Cabins have two single beds, a panorama window and showers. 145 square feet.
Category 4 - #30-31: Cabins have a queen-size bed, a corner panorama window and showers. 140 square feet.
Category 1S - #16-17: Upper and lower single beds, private bath and a porthole. These cabins once housed the ship’s officers. 102-108 square feet.
Category B - Original and deluxe cabins, #3-10: Located on the Main Deck, these very large cabins, originally occupied by guests (and the nannies, #9-10) of the owner, have a mix of bed types and decorative motifs. All have portholes and private baths. 194-268 square feet.
Category A - 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, portholes, marble fireplaces, walk-in closet, safe, generous sitting areas and grand marble bathrooms with bathtubs and golden fixture. 366-410 square feet.