Since Sea Cloud II was commissioned over ten years ago, she has never ceased to enchant and impress. Not only is she a 5-star cruise ship but also an intimate yacht with only 94 guests. Aboard Sea Cloud II, discerning travelers will discover their passion for sailing ships as she is a three-masted barque of classic, elegant style. Enjoy the expansive space of four decks, a relaxed social atmosphere and the space for private contemplation.
Sea Cloud II Review
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Sea Cloud II is sister ship to the legendary Sea Cloud, constructed in 1931 for Marjorie Merriweather Post. With a total length of 384 feet and 23 sails, Sea Cloud II joined the Sea Cloud fleet of wind-powered ocean liners in 2001. By using the most up-to-date materials, ranging from metal in the yards and masts to innovative plastics in the sails and the rigging, it was possible to increase the size of her masts and sails so that two yard masts and one gaff mast can almost match the performance of a four-masted barque. Experts refer to the Sea Cloud II just as a "barque" because the number of masts only needs to be specified if the vessel has more than three of them. Choose Sea Cloud II if you wish to travel among some of the finest routes in classic style with all the comforts of a modern-day ship. Sea Cloud II is absolutely charming, and the perfect size for whatever level of social interaction you desire while at sea.
Common Areas Aboard Sea Cloud II
Activities Aboard Sea Cloud
Sea Cloud II's snorkeling equipment can be taken ashore at any time. On-board zodiac boats take you ashore, and are also used to tow the "Fun Island," an inflatable water sled for those who fancy some high-speed fun! Depending on sea conditions, the swim platform provides direct access to the largest swimming pool in the world: the sea. Fitness enthusiasts can use the 328-foot-long lido deck as their running/walking circuit while taking in all the different views that you can expect on board a tall ship. For others, morning exercise sessions are just the way to start a new day. In the smart fitness studio, find dumbbells, bikes, treadmills and step machines for more focused workouts, and the adjoining sauna area enhances your general well-being. Furthermore, there are a range of spa services on board the Sea Cloud II (massages and beauty treatments at additional cost), using the finest products from Maria Galland.
Meals Aboard Sea Cloud II
In Sea Cloud II's restaurant find tables for couples and groups of four, six and eight. The Lido Deck is often an inviting place to have lunch or an evening barbecue out in the open air. And since you are dining on a tall ship with the character of a private yacht, you are free to choose your place and company at the table. Sea Cloud II's culinary creations are sure to impress even the most discerning of connoisseurs; it is easy to see why she was chosen to join the exclusive Chaîne des Rôtisseurs group.
Cabins Aboard Sea Cloud II
Sea Cloud II features six cabin categories all with private bathrooms, small sitting area, table, chair, TV and DVD player, mini-bar, dressing table, closet, safe and individually adjustable A/C. All the cabins aboard Sea Cloud II have a bright ambience, spacious marble baths and plenty of room for all your personal belongings. The 32-45 square foot private bathrooms all feature marble sinks, golden fixtures, hair dryers and an outlet for a razor. No matter which cabin you choose, the cabin service will provide everything you need. Your maritime home is tidied twice a day, the fruit bowl is refilled, and the daily program is left out for you to read (not to mention all the extra little touches).
Category A - Owner's Suites 401, 402
Category A - Owner's Suites 401, 402
The charming luxury Owner's Suites are located on the Lido Deck where you can also find the library and the lounge. The 290 square foot rooms feature a panorama window, sofa, decorative fireplace, desk, king-size canopy bed with two separate mattresses, four closets and bathtub with separate shower.
Category B - Junior Suites 303-319
Category C - 301, 302
Category C deluxe double-bed cabins are located on the Promenade Deck, where the restaurant, boutique and reception can be found. The 204 square foot rooms feature a panorama window, desk, queen-size bed with two separate mattresses and a shower in the bathroom.
Category D - 218-223
Category D deluxe double-bed cabins are located on the Cabin Deck, where the hospital, sauna, swim platform and fitness area can be found. The 204 square foot rooms feature two portholes, queen-size bed with two separate mattresses and a shower in the bathroom.
Category E - 207-217, 224-231
Category E deluxe double-bed cabins are located on the Cabin Deck, where the hospital, sauna, swim platform and fitness area can be found. The 172 square foot rooms feature two portholes, sofa, queen-size bed with two separate mattresses and a shower in the bathroom.
Category F - 204-206
Category F upper/lower-bed cabins are located on the Cabin Deck, where the hospital, sauna, swim platform and fitness area can be found. The 129 square foot rooms feature two portholes, upper and lower single beds and a shower in the bathroom.
Sea Cloud II Deck Plan