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Under Sail: Greece to the Dalmatian Coast
Sailing aboard the legendary Sea Cloud has to be one of the most exhilarating ways imaginable to explore the Aegean, Ionian and Adriatic Seas. These waters have been home to sailors for millennia; follow in their path while exploring coasts with long and rich histories. Discover Olympia and the charming islet of Kotor, and continue to the beautiful Dalmatian Coast, a historic region with a tranquil present. Croatia’s coastal Dalmatians, seafaring Montenegrins, irrepressible Albanians and enduring Greeks all make this voyage an enjoyable expedition.

The ship is herself a part of contemporary history, and will sail these waters enthusiastically, as you take pleasure in her comforts, fine food and extraordinary ambiance. The winds along the Peloponnesian Peninsula, Ionian Greece and the Dalmatian Coast tend to pick up in the afternoon as the limestone landscape returns the warmth of the Mediterranean sun. This National Geographic cruise itinerary takes advantage of Sea Cloud’s acres of canvas while navigating as the ancients did, under full sail.
read more Sailing aboard the legendary Sea Cloud has to be one of the most exhilarating ways imaginable to explore the Aegean, Ionian and Adriatic Seas. These waters have been home to sailors for millennia; follow in their path while exploring coasts with long and rich histories. Discover Olympia and the charming islet of Kotor, and continue to the beautiful Dalmatian Coast, a historic region with a tranquil present. Croatia’s coastal Dalmatians, seafaring Montenegrins, irrepressible Albanians and enduring Greeks all make this voyage an enjoyable expedition.

The ship is herself a part of contemporary history, and will sail these waters enthusiastically, as you take pleasure in her comforts, fine food and extraordinary ambiance. The winds along the Peloponnesian Peninsula, Ionian Greece and the Dalmatian Coast tend to pick up in the afternoon as the limestone landscape returns the warmth of the Mediterranean sun. This National Geographic cruise itinerary takes advantage of Sea Cloud’s acres of canvas while navigating as the ancients did, under full sail.
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Day 1 - US to Greece

Day 2 - Athens to Piraeus & Embark

Day 3 - Sailing Aboard Sea Cloud

Day 4 - Katakolo & Olympia

Day 5 - Ithaca

Day 6 - Sarandë & Butrint, Albania

Day 7 - Kruje & Tirana, Albania

Day 8 - Kotor, Montenegro

Day 9 - Dubrovnik, Croatia

Day 10 - Korcula

Day 11 - Hvar & At Sea

Day 12 - Dubrovnik/Disembark


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Day 1 - US to Greece

Fly Overnight To Athens, Greece
ACCOMMODATIONS:
n/a
MEALS:
n/a

Day 2 - Athens to Piraeus & Embark

Arrive in Athens and make your way to the Electra Palace Hotel in Piraeus to board Sea Cloud and sail into the Aegean Sea.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Sea Cloud: Lindblad
MEALS:
lunch and dinner

Day 3 - Sailing Aboard Sea Cloud

Today everyone's sure to be on deck as Sea Cloud’s sails are hoisted the old-fashioned way: by hand to sail around the Peloponnesian Peninsula. Hear presentations from the onboard historian and naturalist, catch up on reading and experience the 5-star service that's made the Sea Cloud famous.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Sea Cloud: Lindblad
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4 - Katakolo & Olympia

Dock at Katakolo an depart for the ancient site of Olympia, home of the Panhellenic Festival held here beginning in 776 BC. See the excavations of Olympia, the Temple of Hora, the famous temple of Zeus in which the statue of Zeus (one of the seven wonders of the ancient world) stood, the Olympic Stadium and the superb Archaeological Museum, along with other sites. Return to the ship and sail northward.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Sea Cloud: Lindblad
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5 - Ithaca

Sail to Odysseus's home of Ithaca. Today the island remains off the beaten path, with gems of small Ionian villages. Drive around the island to explore the sites that link it to the era described by Homer. This afternoon set sail southward.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Sea Cloud: Lindblad
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 6 - Sarandë & Butrint, Albania

Visit the ancient city of Butrint, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Monuments here date from the 4th century BC to the 5th century AD. Its Hellenic theater, Byzantine basilica and Venetian towers lie in a lakeside setting. Continue to intriguing Sarandë, with its blend of religions, cultures and landscapes. Drive up to Lekuris Castle for a view of the harbor below. Set sail in the afternoon.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Sea Cloud: Lindblad
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 7 - Kruje & Tirana, Albania

From Durrës, drive to Albania’s ancient capital of Kruje. Visit the medieval market and Ethnographic Museum. Continue on to the comtemporary capital, Tirana, with relics from one of the longest dictatorships in Eastern Europe. Return to Durrës and unfurl Sea Cloud’s sails.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Sea Cloud: Lindblad
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 8 - Kotor, Montenegro

Sail into the Gulf of Kotor. Visit Perast, then take a boat to the islet of Gospa od Skrpjela. See medieval Kotor, and drive up the 27 serpentine switchbacks to the top of the fjord for an unrivaled view.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Sea Cloud: Lindblad
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 9 - Dubrovnik, Croatia

Anchor off Dubrovnik’s city walls and land in the heart of Old Town. Stroll marble-paved streets and walk on the ramparts. There’s a private performance of traditional Croatian klapa music in a monastery courtyard.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Sea Cloud: Lindblad
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 10 - Korcula

Sail in the morning, then explore beautiful Korcula. Visit the house believed to be Marco Polo’s birthplace; enjoy free time at Korcula’s cafés and waterfront; and see a private performance of the traditional Moreska sword dance. There's time for a drink in a local café in the evening.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Sea Cloud: Lindblad
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 11 - Hvar & At Sea

In Hvar, one of the most attractive and lively of Croatia’s historic towns, a walking tour shows us key sites. You may also hike up to the Citadel. Head southward for a final afternoon’s sailing.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Sea Cloud: Lindblad
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 12 - Dubrovnik/Disembark

Disembark for flights home, or to join the optional extension to Mostar and Split.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
n/a
MEALS:
breakfast

Alternative Itinerary

Optional Athens Pre-or-Post Voyage Extension:
Day 1 - Fly overnight to Athens
Days 2-3 - Explore Athens's Acropolis and Agora
Day 4 - Athens, Piraeus, Embark ship
Or Reverse

Itinerary Notes

Read this itinerary as a guide only; our exact route and program varies according to weather conditions and the wildlife/culture we encounter. Flexibility is the key to the success of this expedition.

Arrival & Departure

We have charter flights available. Our specialists can help with booking flights.
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Start/End DateShipPrice per Person
1       May 31 - Jun 11, 2015Lindblad Sea Cloud$11630 - $22190View Details
Category 1

Category 1 - $11630

#28-29. Cabins have two single beds, a panorama window and showers. 113 square feet.
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Category 2

Category 2 - $13150

#18-25. Cabins have two single beds, a panorama window and showers. 118-135 square feet.
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Category 3

Category 3 - $15890

#32-37. Cabins have two single beds, a panorama window and showers. 145 square feet.
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Category 4

Category 4 - $16710

#30-31. Cabins have a queen-size bed, a corner panorama window and showers. 140 square feet.
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Category 1 Single

Category 1 Single - $17090

#16-17. Upper and lower single beds, private bath and a porthole. These cabins once housed the ship’s officers. 102-108 square feet.
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Deluxe B

Deluxe B - $18180

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 and decorative motifs. All have portholes and private baths with bathtubs. 194-215 square feet.
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Deluxe A

Deluxe A - $19690

Located on the Main Deck, these very large cabins, originally occupied by guests of the owner, have a mix of bed types and decorative motifs. All have portholes and private baths with bathtubs. 237-268 square feet.
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Owner's Suite

Owner's Suite - $22190

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.
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2  Alternate Itinerary Available  Jun 10 - Jun 21, 2015Lindblad Sea Cloud$11630 - $22190View Details
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Reverse

  Sails from Dubrovnik, Croatia, to Athens, Greece.
Category 1

Category 1 - $11630

#28-29. Cabins have two single beds, a panorama window and showers. 113 square feet.
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Category 2

Category 2 - $13150

#18-25. Cabins have two single beds, a panorama window and showers. 118-135 square feet.
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Category 3

Category 3 - $15890

#32-37. Cabins have two single beds, a panorama window and showers. 145 square feet.
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Category 4

Category 4 - $16710

#30-31. Cabins have a queen-size bed, a corner panorama window and showers. 140 square feet.
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Category 1 Single

Category 1 Single - $17090

#16-17. Upper and lower single beds, private bath and a porthole. These cabins once housed the ship’s officers. 102-108 square feet.
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Deluxe B

Deluxe B - $18180

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 and decorative motifs. All have portholes and private baths with bathtubs. 194-215 square feet.
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Deluxe A

Deluxe A - $19690

Located on the Main Deck, these very large cabins, originally occupied by guests of the owner, have a mix of bed types and decorative motifs. All have portholes and private baths with bathtubs. 237-268 square feet.
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Owner's Suite

Owner's Suite - $22190

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.
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3       Aug 23 - Sep 03, 2015Lindblad Sea Cloud$11630 - $22190View Details
Category 1

Category 1 - $11630

#28-29. Cabins have two single beds, a panorama window and showers. 113 square feet.
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Category 2

Category 2 - $13150

#18-25. Cabins have two single beds, a panorama window and showers. 118-135 square feet.
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Category 3

Category 3 - $15890

#32-37. Cabins have two single beds, a panorama window and showers. 145 square feet.
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Category 4

Category 4 - $16710

#30-31. Cabins have a queen-size bed, a corner panorama window and showers. 140 square feet.
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Category 1 Single

Category 1 Single - $17090

#16-17. Upper and lower single beds, private bath and a porthole. These cabins once housed the ship’s officers. 102-108 square feet.
Book This Cabin
Deluxe B

Deluxe B - $18180

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 and decorative motifs. All have portholes and private baths with bathtubs. 194-215 square feet.
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Deluxe A

Deluxe A - $19690

Located on the Main Deck, these very large cabins, originally occupied by guests of the owner, have a mix of bed types and decorative motifs. All have portholes and private baths with bathtubs. 237-268 square feet.
Book This Cabin
Owner's Suite

Owner's Suite - $22190

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.
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4  Alternate Itinerary Available  Sep 02 - Sep 13, 2015Lindblad Sea Cloud$11630 - $22190View Details
  Alternative Itinerary

Reverse

  Sails from Dubrovnik, Croatia, to Athens, Greece.
Category 1

Category 1 - $11630

#28-29. Cabins have two single beds, a panorama window and showers. 113 square feet.
Book This Cabin
Category 2

Category 2 - $13150

#18-25. Cabins have two single beds, a panorama window and showers. 118-135 square feet.
Book This Cabin
Category 3

Category 3 - $15890

#32-37. Cabins have two single beds, a panorama window and showers. 145 square feet.
Book This Cabin
Category 4

Category 4 - $16710

#30-31. Cabins have a queen-size bed, a corner panorama window and showers. 140 square feet.
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Category 1 Single

Category 1 Single - $17090

#16-17. Upper and lower single beds, private bath and a porthole. These cabins once housed the ship’s officers. 102-108 square feet.
Book This Cabin
Deluxe B

Deluxe B - $18180

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 and decorative motifs. All have portholes and private baths with bathtubs. 194-215 square feet.
Book This Cabin
Deluxe A

Deluxe A - $19690

Located on the Main Deck, these very large cabins, originally occupied by guests of the owner, have a mix of bed types and decorative motifs. All have portholes and private baths with bathtubs. 237-268 square feet.
Book This Cabin
Owner's Suite

Owner's Suite - $22190

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.
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Included

All accommodations per itinerary or similar, all meals as indicated, air transportation where indicated as included, excursions, services of a Lindblad Expeditions leader, historian and naturalist staff, expert guides, all port charges and service taxes.

Exclusions

Air transportation ($1200 charter airfare not included, subject to change), extensions, passport, visa, immigration fees, meals not indicated, baggage/accident/travel protection plan, items of a personal nature, such as alcoholic beverages, e-mail, and laundry. Gratuities to ship's crew at your discretion.

Room Configuration

Arrangements for roommate shares for solo travelers at the double occupancy rate in Category 1 and 2 only can be made. You will be matched with a cabin mate(s) of the same gender. If no cabin mate can be found for you, no single supplement will be charged. Third person rates are available in certain categories at one half the double occupancy rate.

Families & Children

Travelers aged 17 years old and under save $500. Specially skilled staff who are trained in organizing activities that inspire curiosity in young people of all ages. These staff members have gone through a course designed by travel experts with years of experience in childhood and environmental education. This course has also been created in conjunction with the National Geographic Education department and NG Kids Magazine. For your parties of 8 or more, you will each receive 5% off your expedition. A 10% deposit is due at time of reservation, and an additional 25% is required 120 days in advance.

Payment & Cancellation

A deposit of $1,100 per person ($1,300 2015) is required to confirm a reservation. A Reservation Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date (120 days for 2015 departures). Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. 2014 cancellations are subject to the following per-person fees, based on number of days prior to departure:
120 or more days - $150, in form of a Lindblad Travel Certificate
119-90 days - Advance payment cost
89-60 days - 25% of trip cost
59-30 days - 50% of trip cost
29-0 days - No refund

Departures in 2015 are subject to the following per-person cancellation fees, based on number of days prior to departure:
120 or more days - $350, in form of a Lindblad Travel Certificate
119-90 days - Advance payment cost
89-60 days - 25% of trip cost
59-45 days - 50% of trip cost
44-0 days - No refund

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information is sent upon confirmation.

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