Tuesday, 02 December 2014

SEA CLOUD CRUISES ‘Taste for Cruising’ in 2015: arrive, relax and enjoy

SEA CLOUD CRUISES, the Hamburg operator of small, fine sailing cruises offers a variety of attractive taster trips next summer.

The perfect opportunity to experience 'cruising under sail' and to enjoy a short break from everyday life. Dates and availability can be found in the new catalogue under Taster Cruise on www.seacloud.com.

With SEA CLOUD for example guests can enjoy a long weekend on the French Riviera. Nice to Hyères, a pretty seaside resort without the celebrity hubbub, then on to Sanary-sur-Mer, a former haven for painters and writers from all over Europe. An excursion to Aix-en-Provence is also on the agenda, a place where lively student life combines with baroque architecture. After a further port of call, namely elegant St. Tropez, the sailing trip ends back in Nice (April 30 to May 5, 2015).

A 'must' recommendation is the short roundtrip from Venice to Venice. There is hardly a more romantic place anywhere than the lagoon city for the windjammer lady SEA CLOUD to sail from. She glides past the famous sights including the magnificent St. Mark's Square, the Campanile and Bridge of Sighs. Also Rab and Rovinj in Croatia are distinctive destinations, culinary excursions into the Istrian hinterland. After a run-up in Trieste, Italy, which commemorates not only with its castle Miramare and the splendor of the monarchy, the journey ends once again in Venice (August 4 to 8, 2015).

Meanwhile her younger sister SEA CLOUD II will be sailing in northern Europe. On her agenda are short trips from London (Portsmouth) to Oostende (Belgium) and Amsterdam to Hamburg (June 14 to 18, 2015) and Hamburg to Oslo (June 18 to 22, 2015). Both trips are bookable in combination with one another and each is accompanied by a star chef. Thomas Martin of the Hotel Louis C. Jacob Hamburg and Sebastian Prüßmann of the Althoff Hotel Am Schlossgarten in Stuttgart will ensure together with the chef of SEA CLOUD II for star culinary moments on board.

A special highlight is the taster sailing trip around the Canary Islands. On this voyage, the sister Windjammers SEA CLOUD and SEA CLOUD II sail alongside. A truly fantastic spectacle that guests can experience not only on board their respective ships, but also sailing side by side at sea from the outside! In the port of La Gomera, there is a special opportunity for guests to visit both SEA CLOUD and SEA CLOUD II.

 

Since 1979, SEA CLOUD CRUISES has been one of the top names in the world of cruising. The 83 year old four-master barque SEA CLOUD and her younger sister SEA CLOUD II were recently re-elected by the Berlitz Cruise Guide in the top five boutique ships.