- 64 guests
- year built
- crew members
- 60 crew members
- 360 feet
- 50 feet
- 17 feet
- cruising speed
- 10 knots
- La Valletta/Malta
Note that for most of AdventureSmith’s Sea Cloud offerings, the ship is chartered by Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic and the deck plan and ship amenities are slightly reconfigured. View the Sea Cloud: Lindblad ship page on our website for details.
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 small cruise ships that are sailing the Mediterranean.
Choose the Sea Cloud because she is enormously elegant, yet also friendly and informal. Dress aboard ship is relaxed and casual. Carved oak panels line the interiors. Bathrooms are fitted with Italian marble and elegantly furnished with period antiques. Parquet floors shine and burnished brass still glows. Original marine oils grace the yacht’s walls. For guests willing to participate, the Sea Cloud sometimes offers a unique tour of participating guests’ rooms, so everyone can see and learn the history of the different cabins available.
History & Sails of Sea Cloud
Built in 1931 by Wall Street businessman E. F. Hutton for his wife, Marjorie Merriweather Post, Sea Cloud embodies true elegance and poise. The ship was built with entertaining in mind, which makes the cabin tour even more fascinating. There is no sailing ship afloat that can compare for grace, fine service and the sheer joy of sailing. Sails are raised by hand by a spirited crew, who scramble up and down the masts to get the rigging done. When the sails are open, she’s just magnificent. She carries 30 sails measuring a total of 32,000 square feet, with a main mast height of 178 feet.
Common Areas Aboard Sea Cloud
Congregate on deck under the covered Lido Bar and relax in the open-air Blue Lagoon, a semi-circle of shusions at the stern of the ship that was nicknamed by Marjorie Merriweather Post. The sumptuous lounge is the venue for talks and presentations by expedition staff and guests are welcome on the open bridge to learn how Sea Cloud is navigated and sailed. Because Sea Cloud is a truly historic vessel, it is important to note that some passageways are tight and stairwells can be steep. Such original design aspects were made to leave more square footage for cabins and common areas and add to the historic charm of the sailing experience.
Meals Aboard Sea Cloud
Meals aboard Sea Cloud are known to be delicious. 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.