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Under Sail: Greece to the Dalmatian Coast

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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 Ionian island of Corfu in Greece, and continue to the beautiful Dalmatian Coast, a hi storic region with a tranquil present. Croatia’s coastal Dalmatians, seafaring Montenegrins, irrepressible Albanians and enduring Greeks all make this voyage an enjoyable expedition. This is the ideal environment for sailing aboard Sea Cloud.

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 stalwart limestone landscape returns the warmth of the Mediterranean sun. The National Geographic cruise itinerary takes advantage of Sea Cloud’s acres of canvas while navigating as the ancients did, under full sail.

As befits an expedition, this itinerary is always subject to change, as dictated by the winds and weather of the region.
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 Ionian island of Corfu in Greece, 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. This is the ideal environment for sailing aboard Sea Cloud.

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 stalwart limestone landscape returns the warmth of the Mediterranean sun. The National Geographic cruise itinerary takes advantage of Sea Cloud’s acres of canvas while navigating as the ancients did, under full sail.

As befits an expedition, this itinerary is always subject to change, as dictated by the winds and weather of the region.
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Day 1 - US to Greece

Day 2 - Athens to Piraeus and Embark

Day 3 - Sailing Aboard Sea Cloud

Day 4 - Katakolon & Olympia

Day 5 - Corfu

Day 6 - Sarandë And Butrint, Albania

Day 7 - Tiranë, 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 and 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
MEALS:
dinner

Day 3 - Sailing Aboard Sea Cloud

Today will be spent at sea sailing to our first exciting destination. 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.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Sea Cloud
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4 - Katakolon & Olympia

Explore the ancient site of Olympia, home of the Panhellenic Festival held here beginning in 776 BC. Return to the ship and sail northward.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Sea Cloud
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5 - Corfu

After a morning’s sailing, arrive at Corfu - the second largest of the Ionian Islands. Visit the Achilleion Palace, built in 1890, with splendid gardens and views of the Ionian Sea. Walk and explore the Old Town.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Sea Cloud
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 6 - Sarandë And Butrint, Albania

Visit the ancient city of Butrint, a World Heritage Site. Continue to intriguing Sarandë. In the afternoon, stop for a swim and walk along Albania’s coastline.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Sea Cloud
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 7 - Tiranë, Albania

From Durrës, drive to Albania’s capital Tiranë. Visit Skanderbeg Square and the National History Museum, and meet with a local luminary. As crew unfurl Sea Cloud’s sails, we head northward.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Sea Cloud
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
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 klapa music. Opt for an after-dinner stroll through town.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Sea Cloud
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; see a private performance of the traditional Moreska sword dance.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Sea Cloud
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
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.

For your party 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.

Arrival & Departure

We have charter flights available. Our specialists can help with booking flights.
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Start/End DateShipPrice 
1       May 30 - Jun 10, 2014Lindblad Sea Cloud$10990 - $20990View Details
Category 1

Category 1 - $10990

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

Category 2 - $11390

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

Category 3 - $14990

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

Category 4 - $15880

#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 - $15890

#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 - $17290

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 - $18390

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 - $20990

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 09 - Jun 20, 2014Lindblad Sea Cloud$10990 - $20990View Details
  Alternative Itinerary

Reverse

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

Category 1 - $10990

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

Category 2 - $11390

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

Category 3 - $14990

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

Category 4 - $15880

#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 - $15890

#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 - $17290

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 - $18390

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 - $20990

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 27 - Sep 07, 2014Lindblad Sea Cloud$10990 - $20990View Details
Category 1

Category 1 - $10990

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

Category 2 - $11390

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

Category 3 - $14990

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

Category 4 - $15880

#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 - $15890

#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 - $17290

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 - $18390

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 - $20990

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 06 - Sep 17, 2014Lindblad Sea Cloud$10990 - $20990View Details
  Alternative Itinerary

Reverse

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

Category 1 - $10990

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

Category 2 - $11390

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

Category 3 - $14990

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

Category 4 - $15880

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

Category 1 Single - $15890

#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 - $17290

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 - $18390

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 - $20990

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 and nonalcoholic beverages aboard ship, meals on land as indicated, air transportation where indicated as included, shore excursions, sightseeing and entrance fees, special access permits, transfers to and from group flights, use of snorkeling equipment and wet suits, use of kayaks (where available), gratuities (except to ship’s crew), taxes and service charges, services of a ship physician on most voyages, and services of our staff.

Exclusions

Air transportation ($1200 charter airfare not included), extensions, passport, visa, immigration fees, scuba diving (where available), 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. And don't worry – even though these are educational travel gems, the primary emphasis is on "fun". After all, you are on a family cruise vacation!

Payment & Cancellation

To reserve your place, an advance payment for the program as outlined is required and is payable by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover or check. The per person amount due is $850. For expeditions of nine nights or more, final payment is due 90 days prior to departure.

Cancellation Penalties are as follows:
120 or more days prior to departure - $150 fee per person
119-90 days prior - Advance payment cost forfeited
89-60 days prior - 25% of trip cost forfeited
59-30 days prior - 50% of trip cost forfeited
29-0 days prior - 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.

Travel Insurance

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