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 64-guest 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, with a main mast height of 178 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. Enjoy the grace and class of an extraordinarily elegant ship - as you also enjoy the casual attitude and informal style of the expedition travel.
Common 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 magnificent original cabins aboard Sea Cloud feature decorative 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. 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. Each room features a safe and individually adjustable A/C. Bathrooms all have water closets, marble sinks, gold-plated fixtures, hair dryers and outlets for razor.
Category A - Luxury Owner's Cabins #1-2
Each luxury owner's cabin features a distinct character and history. Cabin #1 is the former suite of Marjorie Merriweather Post. The 410 square foot cabin has portholes, generous sitting area, Louis XIV-style bed and nightstands, table, decorative marble fireplace, desk, walk-in closet and a king-size bed with two separate mattresses (90 cm x 200 cm). The bathroom completely outfitted in white Carrara marble is 97 square feet with tub, bidet, golden swan fixtures, dressing table and 2 additional portholes.
Cabin #2, the former sleeping quarters of Edward Hutton, also reflects Marjorie’s love of detail and extraordinary taste. The wood-paneled cabin is 366 square feet with portholes, two armchairs, two antique nightstands, antique secretary, decorative marble fireplace, walk-in closet and king-size bed with two separate mattresses (90 cm x 200 cm). The bathroom is 97 square feet with tub and is completely outfitted with pink Carrara marble.
Category B - Deluxe Original Cabins #3-8
Famous noble, corporate and showbusiness personalities have stayed in the generous original cabins #3-8 on the ship's Main Deck. The 194-268 square foot cabins feature portholes, chairs, antique nightstands, antique secretaries, decorative marble fireplaces, walk-in closets and antique desks. Bathrooms are 43-58 square feet with tubs. Cabin #3 has two fixed single beds, #4 and #8 have king-size beds with two separate mattresses, #5 and #6 have two single beds placed together (cannot be separated), #7 has two single beds and is where Dina Merrill, the daughter of Marjorie Merriweather Post and Ed Hutton, spent much of her childhood.
Category C - Deluxe Outside Cabins #9-10
The contemporary, elegant cabins #9 and #10 are located at the end of the hall and have their own staircase to the Promenade Deck. 198-215 square feet, the cabins feature portholes, one chair, table, two nightstands, dressing table with mirror, walk-in closet and king-size beds with two separate mattresses (each 90 cm x 200 cm). Bathrooms are approximately 35 square feet with tub (#9) or shower (#10).
Category 1 - Double-Bed Cabins #30-31
As all cabins on the Captain’s and Lido Deck, these originated in the 1970s. These two cabins #30 and #31 are bright and friendly thanks to the corner panorama window. At 140 square feet they have one chair, one nightstand, closet, dressing table and a king-size bed with two separate mattresses (each 80 cm x 200 cm). Bathrooms are 28 square feet with showers.
Category 2 - Twin-Bed Cabins #32-37
The comfortable twin-bed cabins #32-37 offer convenience, luxury and above all, a wonderful view of the open ocean. At 145 square feet they feature a panorama window, one chair, one nightstand, closet, dressing table and two single beds (each 80 cm x 200 cm). The 32 square foot bathrooms have showers.
Category 3 - Twin-Bed Cabins #18-25
These cozy 118-135 square foot cabins #18-25 are ideally located on the Promenade Deck, near the restaurant and lounge. Category 3 cabins have a panorama window, one chair, one nightstand, closet, dressing table and two single beds (each 80 cm x 200 cm). The 32 square foot bathrooms have showers.
Category 4 - Twin-Bed Cabins #28-29
From these cabins #28-29 you can quickly access one of the most charming places on board, the Blue Lagoon. The 113 square foot cabins have a panorama window, one chair, one nightstand, closet, dressing table and two single beds (each 80 cm x 200 cm). Bathrooms are 27 square feet with showers.
Category 5 - Upper-/Lower-Bed Cabins #14-17
The former officers' cabins #14-17 offer sailing enthusiasts just the right ambiance. The cabin door leads directly to the Promenade Deck, so one can even sleep in fresh air with the door open. 102-108 square feet, these cabins have a porthole, small sofa, desk, closet and upper and lower single beds (each 80 cm x 200 cm). Bathrooms are 27 square feet with showers.
Sea Cloud Deck Plan
Captain's & Lido Deck