Sea Cloud Spirit

Christening

The Sea Cloud Spirit combines five-star comfort with traditional seamanship

The Sea Cloud Spirit Is Christened and Ready for Service

Hamburg, September 07, 2021: The Sea Cloud Spirit was officially named and christened at the cruise terminal in Palma de Mallorca. Sea Cloud Cruises has now put its new three-masted full-rigged ship into service. “May you always carry a special spirit across the oceans, as your name promises,” said Gabriela Toran, who christened the ship. The wife of the ship’s designer Iñigo Echenique took over the godmother duties for the ship after the originally planned godmother Infanta Elena of Spain had to cancel. The emotional ceremony speech proved Gabriela Toran’s deep attachment to the proud tall ship, being a part of the project from the initial idea to her successful completion.

The champagne bottle used for the christening was blessed on a pilgrimage of almost 120 kilometres (74.5 miles). The Spanish shipping lawyer and legal representative of Sea Cloud Cruises, Javier Arias-Camisón kept the promise he made at the beginning of the ship’s construction, to personally bring the champagne bottle for the christening on foot to Santiago de Compostela and had it blessed there. It was therefore a special moment not only for Arias-Camisón, but also for the entire christening party, when the blessed champagne bottle shattered on the bow of the ship on the first attempt.

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