Nowadays, cruise ships have grown in size, many of them featuring a dizzying amount of eye-popping amenities. Cruise ships ARE the destination. The enticing ports are just the icing on the cake loaded with go karts, laser tag, IMAX theatres, ice skating rinks, bumper cars, ziplines and many more.
Sea Cloud ll Cruises is one where adventure meets luxury! It is the sister ship of the legendary Sea Cloud. What sets it apart is the unique tall ship. In fact it is a large barque built as a cruise ship.
Based in Hamburg, Germany, Sea Cloud Cruises operates luxurious and refined cruises on their two traditionally rigged sailing ships, Sea Cloud and Sea Cloud II.
Sea Cloud ll Cruises is been described as the most elegant sailing ship afloat. Cruising under a full head of sail is an experience to remember. The lounge, the library, the restaurant, the cabins and the gym are all imbued with stylish comfort.
Since it was commissioned over ten years ago, the Sea Cloud II has never ceased to enchant and impress people. Not only is it a modern and elegant cruise ship, but a very private yacht. While discerning cruise-lovers will discover their passion for classic sailing ships, sailing enthusiasts will become devotees of great voyages.
Passengers dress stylishly casual.
The craftsmanship throughout Sea Cloud ll is strikingly evident through the marble-clad bathrooms with golden faucets, ample closets with dressing space and, in some staterooms, (electrical) fireplaces with ornate marble mantelpieces. The entire ship is adorned with original oil paintings, gleaming brass and flowers.
The Lido deck is the bar at the ship’s aft. This is the place for all wine lovers. The main dining room offers multi-course meals with congratulatory wines and beers. Dinners are informal, and more relax when there are no seating restrictions. You basically choose your own company to have food with.
Sea Cloud Cruises has partnership with Feine Private Hotels, as well as other hospitality stars. Needless to say that connoisseur of food flock to sailing. An upcoming May 2019 voyage to Spain, Southern France and Italy for example will have master chef Patrick Tober of Hotel Arlberg in Austria present a five course Champagne gala dinner aboard, and Dr. Wolfgang Lechner, an Austrian wine and culinary arts expert, will serve sparkling wines at tastings.
The book lovers can have a quiet place with books of their choice which can be borrowed from the vast collections at the Library on the ship. While cruising you aren’t distanced away from the outside world. You’ll have an access to your e-mails and laptops are available for guests use.
Depending on the sea conditions, a swim platform on Sea Cloud ll opens to the largest swimming pool in the world.
The guided land excursions in small groups are something to look forward to. That included sports activities such as kayaking, snorkelling, horseback riding and hiking to historical walks, museum and art gallery tours, dance and music performances.
What makes the cruising experience unique one at Sea Cloud ll is that no two cruise itineraries are the exact same. That implies that each sail is a fresh one and full of discovery.
I bet, at Sea Cloud ll you’re not just paying for a trip, you’re paying for an experience and a lifetime of memories. Visit their website for booking a trip www.seacloud.com