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sailing cruises Experience the sea beneath full sails

S EA C LOUD · S EA C LOUD

2019

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Dear Windjammer Friends and Fans! Curiosity and a yearning for the unknown as well as delight in new discoveries already enticed the seafarers of ancient times to look for new horizons. For us at SEA CLOUD CRUISES, it is your unfailing enthusiasm for our two elegant windjammers that is incentive for our team to conceive inspiring new themes and routes again and again. And so, we have included an exciting new sailing area into our programme for 2019: the Cape Verde Islands. The archipelago off the coast of West Africa offers fascinating insights into natural wonders and a unique culture; and it is also the new point of departure of our Transatlantic crossings. Whether you are a faithful fan of our windjammers or a newcomer to cruises on a tall ship – we invite you to join us on a journey of discovery! Welcome on board! Your SEA CLOUD CRUISES Team

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Index The SEA CLOUD’s unique history ......................................................................................................................................................................... The philosophy of SEA CLOUD CRUISES ..............................................................................................................................................................

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SEA CLOUD – the legend beneath white sails ....................................................................................................................................................... Travel pages ................................................................................................................................................................................................. Destinations 2019: Lesser Antilles, Grenadines, British Virgin Islands, Western Mediterranean, Southern Spain, Eastern Mediterranean, Adriatic Sea, Morocco, Canary Islands, Cape Verde Cabins, deck plan, technical data and sail diagram .........................................................................................................................................

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SEA CLOUD II – luxury cruise meets sailing experience ......................................................................................................................................... Travel pages ................................................................................................................................................................................................. Destinations 2019: Lesser Antilles, Grenadines, British Virgin Islands, Cuba, Central America, Panama, Costa Rica, Western Mediterranean, Iberian Peninsula, Morocco, Canary Islands, Cape Verde, Atlantic coast, Great Britain, Norway Cabins, deck plan, technical data and sail diagram .........................................................................................................................................

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Overview map of the cruising areas ..................................................................................................................................................................... Introducing: our types of travel ............................................................................................................................................................................ Introducing: our destinations ...............................................................................................................................................................................

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Included services .............................................................................................................................................................................................. Appealing added features .................................................................................................................................................................................... Newsletter: details and advantages ...................................................................................................................................................................... Collaborative partners: ELECT, FEINE PRIVATHOTELS and HanseMerkur .................................................................................................................... Wedding and honeymoon on board ...................................................................................................................................................................... Private charters, jubilees, incentives ..................................................................................................................................................................... Useful information .............................................................................................................................................................................................. Travel and cancellation terms and conditions ........................................................................................................................................................

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Cruise calendar November 2018 26.11. – 13.12.2018

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Gran Canaria, Pure sailing: the Atlantic crossing, Curaçao

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December 2018 13.12. – 20.12.2018 20.12.18 – 03.01.19

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21.12.18 – 05.01.19

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Curaçao, Bonaire, Aruba, Cartagena, Panama City (Colón) SEA CLOUD II Panama City (Colón), Panama Canal, Pearl Islands, Coiba National Park, Casa Orquideas, Playa San Josecito, SEA CLOUD II Islas Tortugas, Quepos, Playas del Coco, San Juan del Sur (Granada), San José (Puntarenas) Santo Domingo, La Romana, British Virgin Islands, St Barths, Îles des Saintes, Dominica, Bequia, SEA CLOUD Grenada, Union Island, St Lucia, Barbados

January 2019 05.01. – 14.01.2019 14.01. – 22.01.2019 14.01. – 28.01.2019 14.01. – 29.01.2019 22.01. – 29.01.2019 28.01. – 08.02.2019

Barbados, Bequia, Grenada, Union Island, St Lucia, Îles des Saintes, St Barths, Antigua Antigua, British Virgin Islands, St Barths, Dominica, Barbados Panama City (Colón), Bocas del Toro, Islas del Maíz, Roatán, Belize City, Lighthouse Reef, Cozumel, Cienfuegos (Havana) SC-190203 Antigua, British Virgin Islands, St Barths, Dominica, Barbados, Tobago, Grenada, Union Island, Bequia, St Lucia, Barbados SC-1903 Barbados, Tobago, Grenada, Union Island, Bequia, St Lucia, Barbados SCII-1903 Cienfuegos (Havana), Santiago de Cuba, Jamaica, Santo Domingo, British Virgin Islands, St Barths, Antigua SC-1901 SC-1902 SCII-1902

March 2019 05.03. – 16.03.2019

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16.03. – 25.03.2019

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Barbados, Dominica, St Barths, British Virgin Islands, Îles des Saintes, Bequia, Union Island, St Lucia, Barbados Barbados, Bequia, Union Island, St Lucia, Îles des Saintes, Virgin Gorda, St Barths (Bucket Regatta), Antigua

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25.03. – 02.04.2019 26.03. – 06.04.2019

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Antigua, British Virgin Islands, St Barths, St Lucia, Barbados Barbados, Bequia, Grenada, Union Island, St Vincent, St Barths, Îles des Saintes, Dominica, St Lucia, Barbados

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April 2019 24.04. – 30.04.2019 24.04. – 01.05.2019

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Valencia, Collioure, Sète, St Tropez, Menton, Nice Cádiz, Málaga, Valencia, Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona

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May 2019 01.05. – 08.05.2019 08.05. – 12.05.2019 10.05. – 18.05.2019 12.05. – 19.05.2019

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Barcelona, Tarragona, Collioure, Sète, Antibes, Portovenere, Livorno Livorno, Elba, Portofino, Menton, Nice Rome (Civitavecchia), Corsica, Capri, Sorrent (Amalfi Coast), Agropoli, Lipari, Naxos (Taormina), Malta Nice, Sanary-sur-Mer, Tarragona, Valencia, Alicante, Málaga

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21.06. – 29.06.2019

SCII-191718 London (Portsmouth), Honfleur, Dartmouth, Guernsey, Saint-Malo, Roscoff, Scilly Islands, Cobh (Cork), Dublin, Isle of Man, Tobermory, Stornoway, Orkney Islands, Invergordon, Peterhead, Edinburgh (Leith) SCII-1917 London (Portsmouth), Honfleur, Dartmouth, Guernsey, Saint-Malo, Roscoff, Scilly Islands, Cobh (Cork), Dublin SCII-1918 Dublin, Isle of Man, Tobermory, Stornoway, Orkney Islands, Invergordon, Peterhead, Edinburgh (Leith)

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July 2019 08.07. – 15.07.2019

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Venice, Piran, Ravenna, Zadar, Hvar, Korcula, sail through the Bay of Kotor, Dubrovnik

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August 2019 03.08. – 13.08.2019 05.08. – 12.08.2019 13.08. – 24.08.2019

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24.08. – 31.08.2019

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Edinburgh (Leith), Peterhead, Orkney Islands, Shetland Islands, Bergen, Stavanger, Sylt, Hamburg Thessaloniki, Skiathos, Mykonos, Naxos, Syros, Folégandros, Athens (Piraeus) Hamburg, Amsterdam, Ostend (Bruges), Honfleur, Guernsey, Saint-Malo, Belle-Île-en-Mer, La Rochelle, San Sebastián, Bilbao Bilbao, Santander, La Coruña, Islas Cíes, Porto (Leixões), Cruise up the Tagus, Lisbon

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September 2019 09.09. – 13.09.2019 27.09. – 04.10.2019

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Barcelona, Corsica, St Tropez, Nice Malta, Trapani, Palermo, Lipari, Naxos (Taormina), Syracuse, Malta

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October 2019 02.10. – 10.10.2019 10.10. – 17.10.2019 17.10. – 26.10.2019 18.10. – 26.10.2019 26.10. – 04.11.2019

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Dubrovnik, Bari, Otranto, Crotone, Naxos (Taormina), Malta Malta, Trapani, Palermo, Lipari, Naxos (Taormina), Syracuse, Malta Malta, Syracuse, Naxos (Taormina), Lipari, Palermo, Trapani, Sardinia, Palma de Mallorca Naples, Sorrent (Amalfi Coast), Livorno, Monte Carlo, Antibes, Sète, Barcelona Palma de Mallorca, Ibiza, Valencia, Alicante, Málaga, Cádiz, sailing together, Casablanca

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November 2019 02.11. – 11.11.2019 04.11. – 11.11.2019 15.11. – 25.11.2019 20.11. – 24.11.2019 24.11. – 03.12.2019 25.11. – 06.12.2019

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Málaga, Casablanca, Agadir, Lanzarote, Tenerife, La Gomera, Gran Canaria (sailing together for 6 days) Casablanca, Agadir, Lanzarote, Tenerife, La Gomera, Gran Canaria (sailing together for 6 days) Gran Canaria, Tenerife, La Gomera, São Vicente, Santo Antão, Brava, Fogo, Santiago Gran Canaria, La Gomera, Tenerife, Gran Canaria Gran Canaria, São Vicente, Santo Antão, Brava, Fogo, Santiago Santiago, Pure sailing: the Atlantic crossing, Barbados

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June 2019 13.06. – 29.06.2019 13.06. – 21.06.2019

December 2019 03.12. – 20.12.2019 06.12. – 13.12.2019 06.12. – 20.12.2019 13.12. – 20.12.2019 20.12.19 – 03.01.20 20.12.19 – 03.01.20

SC-1940 Santiago, Pure sailing: the Atlantic crossing, Santo Domingo SCII-1938 Barbados, Tobago, Grenada, Union Island, Bequia, St Lucia, Barbados SCII-193839 Barbados, Tobago, Grenada, Union Island, Bequia, St Lucia, Barbados, Îles des Saintes, St Barths, Antigua, Dominica, Barbados SCII-1939 Barbados, Îles des Saintes, St Barths, Antigua, Dominica, Barbados SC-1941 Santo Domingo, La Romana, Virgin Gorda, St Barths, Bequia, Union Island, Grenada, St Lucia, Barbados SCII-1940 Barbados, Bequia, St Lucia, Union Island, Grenada, Bonaire, Curaçao, Aruba, Cartagena, Panama City (Colón)

Special offer cruises: Save up to € 1.250 / US$ 1,400 per person Taster cruises: sample on-board living or simply enjoy a break

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Sailing cruises which focus specifically on sailing (see pages 32-39 for more details) Themed cruises which focus on a special key aspect

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THE SEVEN LIVES OF THE FAMED

S EA C LOUD Luxurious family yacht, floating diplomatic palace, war vessel in the service of the U.S. Navy – the vita of the S EA C LOUD is more fascinating to read than many novels. In 1931, the Wall Street broker Edward Francis Hutton had the legendary windjammer built in Kiel calling her “Hussar”. But it was his wife, the extravagant Marjorie Merriweather Post, who gave the tall ship her distinctive character. She furnished the “Hussar” – at that time the largest private yacht in the world – with a sure sense of style and lovingly chosen antiques. At least nine months of the year, the Huttons spent at sea and headed for the most exotic destinations.

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HISTORY


A NEW LIFE UNDER A NEW NAME But their life in the lap of luxury soon

socialite moved not only in the circles of

heads, among others from the

became clouded: In 1935, the affluent

economic magnates but also became

Swedish and Belgian royal dynasties,

couple got divorced, and Ed Hutton

familiar with the world of politics and

happily accepted her invitations on

signed the “Hussar” over to his ex-

diplomacy. When Davies took on the

board. But when Davies was appoint-

wife. She had the previously black

position of U.S. ambassador in Moscow

ed U.S. ambassador in Belgium in

hull painted white and also gave her

in 1937, the S EA C LOUD was

June 1938, the SEA CLOUD had to

yacht a new name: The “Hussar”

ordered to Leningrad as a floating

bid the USSR farewell.

became the S EA C LOUD . And before

(and bug-proof) diplomatic palace.

the end of that year, Marjorie got

Marjorie excelled at socialising within

married to her old friend Joseph E.

the diplomatic scene. Besides the

Davies. Henceforth, the attractive

Soviet notables, several crowned

A YACHT’S WAR SERVICE Few guests only are aware of the

S EA C LOUD to the Coast Guard for

significance of the small plaque that

the symbolic charter of one dollar –

is affixed to the face side of the

opinions differ whether this was from

wheel house: Each of the five brass

a patriotic sense of duty or due to

angles indicates six months of active

economic necessity. With demounted

war service for the USA. After the U.S.

masts and a grey coat of paint, the

entered the war in 1941, the Navy

erstwhile proud luxury yacht cruised

began to acquire private yachts to

between the Azores and Greenland as

reinforce the fleet; and Marjorie

a floating weather station.

and Joe Davies committed the

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Only in 1949, four years after the

full sail, Joe said to Marjorie: “Well,

end of the war, the windjammer –

dear, there goes your baby.” But

freshly painted white again –

meanwhile, someone else also

received an entire set of new

coveted Marjorie’s baby: Rafael

sails. When the S EA C LOUD first

Leónidas Trujillo Molina, dictator of

appeared on the horizon under

the Dominican Republic.


In 1955, Trujillo bought the ship and

on the return journey from Naples,

John Blue retained the ship’s papers.

renamed it “Angelita”. Mostly, his

there was trouble with the authorities,

Stephanie Gallagher set sail never-

son Ramfis used the presidential

and the “Antarna” was impounded.

theless – and was now chased as a

yacht – for parties with Hollywood

This was when Stephanie Gallagher

“pirate”. In Panama, Blue finally came

stars like Zsa Zsa Gabor and Joan

appeared on the scene: At just 26

on board accompanied by attorneys

Collins. When Trujillo was shot

years of age, she was obsessed with

and the police. Stephanie Gallagher

dead on 30 May, 1961, a revolution

the idea of an “Oceanic School” and

had no choice but to give up.

unsettled his country. Carrying the

academic learning at sea. Although

dead body, part of the Trujillo clan

“Oceanics” settled all unpaid invoices,

and enormous amounts of cash, the “Angelita” set sail for Cannes. But the new government forced the crew to turn around: The expensive heirloom was renamed “Patria” and put up for sale again. Five years later, the Operation Sea Cruises Inc. under John Blue bought the ship. However, when the “Antarna” – that was the yacht’s new name – entered the U.S.

RENAISSANCE OF A DREAM YACHT For eight years, the “Antarna” was

and gave her back her old name,

carried out the extensive overhauling

berthed unprotected in the port of

SEA C LOUD . But the hardest piece

and alteration work; and eight months

Colón and exposed to the damp

of work was yet to come: Captain

later in 1979, the S EA C LOUD ,

climate. But she was not forgotten

Paschburg had to bring the yacht

now reflagged, went on her first

by the enthusiasts for proud sailing

home across the Atlantic. In 1978,

cruise. Since her latest refurbishment

ships. One such aficionado was the

he gathered 40 men and women and

in 2011, the windjammer not only

German Hartmut Paschburg, sea

together, they made the dilapidated

conforms to the up-to-date SOLAS

captain and economist. Together with

yacht seaworthy again, then sailing

regulations (Safety Of Life At Sea)

a group of merchants from Hamburg,

her back to Hamburg. The Howaldts-

but shines in new splendour – as

he purchased the luxury yacht –

werke-Deutsche Werft AG in Kiel

timelessly elegant as ever.

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HISTORY

TEMPORARY RETIREMENT FOR A “QUEEN OF THE SEAS”


RELAXATION BENEATH THE

sails Prepare to embark on both an exciting sailing cruise and a relaxed holiday: Our two tall ships

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combine the best of

both worlds. Whilst our crew climbs high up into the masts to set the sails by hand, down on deck our service team treats guests to a first-class service. Our elegant, exclusive yachts are the perfect place to experience the seamless combination of ancient seafaring tradition and a luxury modern-day break.

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PHILOSOPHY


PASSIONATE ABOUT SAILING A passion for exclusive tall ships

go on to inspire the building of its

and sophisticated indulgence has

sister ship, the SEA CLOUD II. Yet as

shaped the legacy of our two yachts

elegant as our two windjammers may

since their creation. The American

be, these two vessels are imbued

millionaire couple Edward F. Hutton

with sailing tradition: On these ships,

and Marjorie Merriweather Post

sailing is not just for show – it is a

were already owners of several

true craft. When the orders ring out

luxury vessels when, in 1929, they

over the deck and the crew climb the

commissioned the construction of a

masts to hoist the sails, every single

new ship – one that would be larger

manoeuvre marks a centuries-old

and more extravagant than anything

ritual being brought to life.

that had gone before. The legendary

SEA CLOUD was born, a yacht whose beauty would, 70 years later,

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PHILOSOPHY

TRULY AUTHENTIC, TRULY ROMANTIC The sailing crew pulls with all their

shines in the sunlight. Then with one

every time. Once firmly enveloped

power on a hemp rope that disap-

final strong tug on the main halyard,

in a romantic tall ship setting, you

pears into the rigging twenty metres

the yacht is ready to feel the full force

will understand just why our vessels

above their heads. The mighty sails

of the wind – mission accomplished!

are the most beautiful part of the

flap in the fresh sea breeze, starting

It takes our crew almost one hour

adventure; after all, a voyage aboard

a tug-of-war with the team down

to hoist the sails by hand, and it is

a majestic tall ship is much more than

below. Flawlessly polished brass

a fascinating spectacle each and

just a cruise.

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PHILOSOPHY

GENUINE AND PERSONAL SERVICE WITH STYLE Part of the unique appeal of a private

to their sophisticated yet relaxed

to their needs. Our personal service

yacht is the intimacy of the setting

atmosphere. Our crew of around 60

and laid-back ambience allow you

and that feeling of being amongst

is there to ensure that all of our

to enjoy an exquisite experience at

friends. The SEA CLOUD and the

guests on board – a maximum of 94

your own pace.

SEA CLOUD II offer our guests

travellers from all over the world –

exactly this experience thanks

enjoy a unique cruise that is tailored

A PERFECT BREAK FROM EVERYDAY LIFE The whistling of the wind as it blows

on board – a time that is not measured

interesting lecture, watch the captain

past the halyard and the gentle sound

in seconds, but in magical moments.

at work on the bridge – or simply let

of the sea will soon banish the stresses

Let the day go by without a care in

your mind wander like the clouds in

and strains of your daily routine. Your

the world, chat with your fellow guests

the perfect blue sky.

inner sense of time is all that matters

whilst admiring the view, listen to an

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PHILOSOPHY

MOMENTS OF INDULGENCE FOR

your senses It is the little, finer things in life that turn a cruise into an extraordinary experience. From the luxurious dĂŠcor and the exquisite and creatively designed cuisine to our first-class service, on board the S EA C LOUD and the S EA C LOUD

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we offer

an exclusive holiday that is designed around you. Our entire crew takes great pleasure in treating every guest to a unique experience, and in exceeding expectations time and time again.

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EXCLUSIVE DÉCOR, CHARMING DESIGN Our ships exude a classic maritime

unobstructed view of the sea. Our

board with a refreshment after each

atmosphere that is as timeless as

own five-star style is also reflected

excursion. Aboard our ships your wish

the ocean. This splendid on-board

in the countless small gestures and

is our command. Our mission is to

ambience is completed by the ex-

attention to detail shown by our staff.

make all guests feel at home from the

quisite, carefully chosen décor –

Welcome champagne awaits you in

moment they set foot on board.

be it the comfortable deckchairs

your cabin upon arrival, and you can

that pepper our vast, elegant teak

end each day with selected bedtime

wood decks, the fine wood features

sweets. The cabins are meticulously

that exude warmth and comfort,

cleaned twice daily, your fruit basket

or our tastefully designed outside

is constantly kept replenished and

cabins which offer each guest an

the crew will welcome you back on

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Ships were once the one and only

is their work pure perfection, it is also

passion of seafarers, and that still

part of their identity. Many of our

rings true for the crew on board the

crew have been working together

SEA CLOUD and the SEA CLOUD II

for many years and form part of a

today. For our staff, life on board

well-established team. Each guest is

both of our windjammers is more

welcomed into this passionate group

than just a job. You will find passion

of seafarers with a warm smile, and,

and a sense of belonging wherever

with loving attention to detail and

you go on our ships: from the engine

charm, each member of staff will

room to the masts, and from the

help ensure that your journey on

bridge to the laundry room. Not only

board is as unique as you.

PHILOSOPHY

MORE THAN JUST A JOB: A TRUE CALLING

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CULINARY DELIGHTS AT SEA From fresh croissants to perfectly cooked beef tenderloin, the chefs on board our two windjammers apply all of their creativity and skill to providing guests with culinary delights from morning until night. They enhance their sophisticated menus with regional specialities and always prepare a vegetarion option too. An excursion to the local market or to selected merchants is not just a fun outing for the crew – their culinary conquests sometimes find their way back aboard the ship. Their exquisite dishes are served with the perfect accompaniment: outstanding, firstclass wines – all at no extra cost. Our sommelier is passionate about the finest quality wines, exploring the cellars of prestigious wine-makers to bring you the most delectable flavours.

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PHILOSOPHY

A RELAXED DINING EXPERIENCE On board everyone sits down to

ted tables on deck. Experience true

enjoy their meals together, but there

luxury beneath the sails, as you set

is no fixed seating plan: As with any

a course for complete relaxation on

private yacht, you simply sit wherever

board the legendary SEA CLOUD

and with whomever you choose, thus

or within the comfortable setting of

leaving room for interesting table

the SEA CLOUD II.

discussions, whether indulging in a formal dinner in our restaurant or a lunchtime buffet or evening barbecue in the sun at the beautifully decora-

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SEA CLOUD

SEA CLOUD THE LEGEND BENEATH WHITE SAILS A self-assured grande dame, a stylish yet informal sailing icon and a generous host – the S EA C LOUD is a living legend. Built as a private luxury yacht, this ship combines extravagant charm with an authentic tall ship experience.

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A PRIVATE YACHT WITH A FASCINATING HISTORY

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Golden, swan-shaped taps, splendid

was launched in Kiel. Together with

marble fireplaces, French antiques

her husband, the savvy stockbroker

– as heiress to a fortune totalling

Edward Hutton, Marjorie turned this

several million dollars, Marjorie

elegant four-masted barque into a

Merriweather Post was able to let

stage for her eccentric lifestyle.

her imagination run free when it

Her friends included aristocracy and

came to building her private yacht.

Hollywood stars, and politicians

In 1931 the “Hussar” (as the

and diplomats often graced the

SEA CLOUD was originally named)

decks of this windjammer.


SEA CLOUD

WHERE INDULGENCE MEETS RELAXATION Even today every detail on board

a long-standing friend. Rigid

this yacht shines with the glory of

etiquette is nowhere to be found,

a bygone age. The SEA CLOUD’s

not even in the oak-tabled restau-

elegance appears timeless; proof

rant. Sat at long tables, guests can

that this vessel has lost none of its

enjoy the delicacies conjured up

unconventional charm. Whether you

by the kitchen staff in a relaxed

are staying in one of its lovingly

setting before retiring to a deck

renovated original cabins, a cosy

chair, to the lido bar or the cosy

outside cabin or one of the former

Blue Lagoon area for a moment of

officers’ cabins, the SEA CLOUD

relaxation.

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SEA CLOUD II

SEA CLOUD II LUXURY CRUISE MEETS SAILING EXPERIENCE Who says you cannot have it all? The tall ship S EA C LOUD

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brings

together the best of two worlds: This spacious three-masted barque offers all the amenities of a modern cruise ship whilst remaining a quintessential windjammer.

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EXPANSIVE DECKS, GENEROUS CABINS AND MANY FAVOURITE PLACES A cappuccino in the elegant lounge?

With its four expansive decks,

A spot of sunbathing on the lido

amenities such as a sauna, gym and

deck? A quiet moment with a book in

boutique, as well as the generous

the library? There are many favourite

range of facilities on offer in its guest

places to be discovered on board

cabins, the SEA CLOUD II proposes

the SEA CLOUD II. This tall ship

exclusive comforts that are sure to

bears all the hallmarks of its older

impress even seasoned cruise goers.

sister, the legendary SEA CLOUD, and yet still has a charm of its own.

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SEA CLOUD II

A WINDJAMMER ADVENTURE BATHED IN ELEGANCE “Set sail!” – Guests will momentarily

decided against a fully-automatic

crane their necks upwards when the

rig; this ship’s sails are hoisted and

captain of the SEA CLOUD

lowered the traditional way – by

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gives

the order to embark. The crew’s

hand. This allows guests to enjoy

climb up into the shrouds marks

the romantic tall ship experience in

the beginning of a spectacle that is

refined exclusivity. Our 29 de luxe

much more than just a show. The

outside cabins, 16 junior suites and

SEA CLOUD II is a celebration of

two owner suites accommodate a

true sailing. When the ship was

maximum of 94 guests on this

built 17 years ago, we deliberately

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Northern Europe & Atlantic Luscious green coasts, amazing fjords, imposing castles and picturesque gardens – this is Northern Europe at its very best. The Atlantic coast of France, Spain and Portugal provide a multi-faceted experience, including nature, art and culture, and a relaxed way of life.

CANADA

Québec Montreal Toronto Chicago

Atlantic Ocean New York Washington, DC USA

Lesser Antilles & Cuba Tropical forests and bathing paradises make the Lesser Antilles, located between the British Virgin Islands and the Grenadines, a wonderful place for sailing. Cuba enchants with its retro-style Caribbean flair.

Miami Havana Cienfuegos CUBA

Cozumel MEXICO

Santiago de Cuba

Jamaica

Belize City BELIZE Roatán HONDURAS

St Lucia Curaçao

COSTA RICA PANAMA

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Virgin Gorda St Barthélemy Antigua

Caribbean Sea

San Juan San del Sur José Puntarenas

Cartagena Colón Panama City Islas de las Perlas COLOMBIA

From mysterious Maya pyramids and colourful tropical landscapes to bustling cities and the technological brilliance of the Panama Canal – Central America is home to a range of fascinating attractions.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Santo Domingo

NICARAGUA

Central America

Grenada Tobago

VENEZUELA

Barbados

Santo Antão Saõ Vicente Santiago Brava Fogo


FINLAND

NORWAY

Bergen

Shetland Islands

Helsinki

Oslo

Orkney Islands

Stockholm

Stavanger

SWEDEN

Baltic Sea

ESTONIA

Invergordon Peterhead

MAP

Stornoway

Tallinn

RUSSIA

St Petersburg

SCOTLAND

Tobermory

North Sea

Edinburgh

DENMARK

Sylt IRELAND

Isle of Man

Dublin Cobh

ENGLAND

London

Portsmouth Scilly Islands Guernsey Roscoff Belle-Île-en-Mer

Copenhagen

Hamburg Amsterdam GERMANY

NETHERLANDS

Oostende

BELGIUM

Honfleur Paris Saint-Malo FRANCE

La Rochelle

Frankfurt Munich Zurich

Western Mediterranean Whether it be “dolce vita” or “savoir-vivre” – the lifestyle on the coasts of Italy, Spain and France is one to cherish. Sunny islands, charming ports, quaint restaurants and historic locations provide the right setting for the Mediterranean way of life.

Piran Venice Ravenna Sanary- Menton Portofino Santander San Sebastián sur-Mer Zadar La Coruña Livorno Korcula Black Sea Nice Dubrovnik Bilbao Sète Calvi Islas Cíes Corsica Civitavecchia Adriatic Bonifacio Barcelona ITALY Istanbul Sea Thessaloniki Porto Naples Bari Tarragona SPAIN Sardinia Otranto Capri Mallorca PORTUGAL Valencia TURKEY Skiathos Cagliari Lipari Ibiza GREECE Crotone Lisbon Alicante Trapani Piraeus Palermo Sicily Málaga Mykonos Syracuse Cádiz Rhodes Malta Cyprus Crete MOROCCO Mediterranean Sea Casablanca Madeira Marrakech Agadir Tenerife Lanzarote Gran Canaria

Cyclades & Adriatic Sea

Canaries & Cape Verde

In these two sun-kissed dream locations, our route takes us through fabled Greek islands and to the magnificent Baroque cities of the Adriatic, taking in colourful fishing boats, radiant white churches and red tiled roofs on the way.

While Morocco invites you into a world of 1001 nights, the Canary Islands convince with their varied natural experiences and colorful city life. Further south are the Cape Verde Islands. Their location between Africa and the Caribbean has shaped landscape, traditions and customs in a fascinating way.

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MAKE THE JOURNEY YOUR DESTINATION Who can resist the magic that envelops you aboard a windjammer? White sails, proud masts and a golden eagle on the bow almost immediately evoke that romantic feeling of longing for far-away shores and adventures in the ocean’s vast expanse.

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TYPES OF TRAVEL SAILIN

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Those cruises that focus specifically on sailing have been marked with our small

“sailing” symbol so that you can quickly and easily find the type of sailing holiday that best suits your ideal windjammer break.

Sailing enthusiast or nautical novice – there is something to suit everyone Just beyond the horizon you will find

from the attractive short cruise for a

dreamlike harbours, secluded bays

little break from the daily routine or

and fascinating cities waiting to be

to get to know the yachts, up to the

discovered. Yet some people may

pure sailing experience: the Atlantic

want a more intensive tall ship

crossing.

experience than others. That is why we offer different types of travel –

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On some cruises our windjammers will only reach their destination late in the afternoon and will remain in port overnight. This means that sailing enthusiasts can spend many wonderful hours at sea whilst still having time in the evening to head off and explore each fascinating harbour town.

Wherever the wind takes us On these cruises, only the wind determines which route we will take, so that we spend as much time as possible at sea. Enjoy the mystery of not knowing your journey – the ports will be chosen from day to day.

Experience land, sea and people

Across the Atlantic under billowing sails

The majority of our cruises

The Atlantic crossing is the trip

offer a balanced mix of sailing

of a lifetime – and a wonderful

time and exciting on-shore

experience for true sailing fans.

discoveries. It is the perfect

Embark on the famous Columbus

opportunity to get out and

route and completely give yourself

see more – either on your

over to the elements. The following

own or on one of our organised

pages give an insight into the

excursions.

fascination of a Transatlantic cruise.

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TYPES OF TRAVEL

Days at sea, nights in port


SAILIN

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TRANSATLANTIC FASCINATION

For their cruise to the New World, our windjammers take the same route across the Atlantic as Columbus did in 1492. But what the discoverer did not yet know back then: During the winter months, the trade winds provide ideal sailing conditions in a westward direction.

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TRANSATLANTIC

Ideal sailing conditions SEA CLOUD and SEA CLOUD

II

can

rely on these tropical winds to propel them across the seas. Every nautical mile covered brings you closer to summer. At the end of November, when the hurricanes over the Atlantic have long dissolved, our yachts set sail from the Canaries or Cape Verde. From that point, it gets a little warmer Lisbon

Azores

Mediterranean Sea

Casablanca

30°N Subtropical ridge Gran Canaria

Miami

until we reach the trade winds, before setting a westward course that takes

Atlantic Ocean

Havana

us to the Caribbean. The wind-

Santo Domingo Caribbean Sea

Puerto Limón

every single day. We first head south

Curaçao

Santiago Barbados

conditions for two weeks, often even

ast th-ewind r o N de t ra

Pacific Ocean

jammers experience ideal sailing overnight, gliding towards a magni-

Equatorial low-pressure trough

0° Equator

ficent sunset every day.

What are the trade winds? When, close to the equator, the sun

cooled to such an extent that they

is almost vertical in the sky, it shines

sink again and return to the equator

straight down heating the air above

in the form of steady westerly winds,

the ocean surface. Once warm, the

known as the trade winds. This is

air becomes lighter, rises and moves

what carries our two windjammers

towards the poles on both sides of

across the Atlantic with constant

the equator. At around 30° north and

force.

30° south, the masses of air have

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On a Transatlantic cruise, you will find yourself among sailing fans. The intensive cruise experience creates close ties in this friendly, informal atmosphere. The captain, the officers and the deck crew are always happy to answer questions about the ship, course calculations or sailing manoeuvres. There is enough time for everything.

Tasty treats from dawn to dusk For two whole weeks you will experience true culinary delights from morning until night. Plenty of time for our first-class chefs to prove their talents – and they may even create some entertaining themed dinners too.

Time for the ocean, time for you

An endless sea of opportunities

Escaping your daily routine for a

On board our yachts, there is

whole fortnight is a luxurious expe-

time for everything – except for

rience. Enjoy taking some me time

boredom. Why not get a short

and true relaxation comes all by

introduction to the art of sailing,

itself! If you fancy an even more

tie some knots with the crew or

intensive pamper programme, the

enjoy watching the initiation ritual

SEA CLOUD

II

is the perfect ship for

of crew members crossing the

you. Head to the sauna or book a

Atlantic for the first time. Speakers,

spa treatment or massage for an

including round-the-world sailors,

additional fee. You can also work

artists and adventurers, will be

out in our fitness room or jog some

joining us on board for various

laps on the lido deck.

talks and activities.

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TRANSATLANTIC

The unique atmosphere on board


THE CARIBBEAN: LESSER ANTILLES & GRENADINES The Lesser Antilles dot the turquoise-coloured Caribbean Sea like a dazzling pearl necklace. Bordered by the Virgin Islands in the North and the Grenadines in the South, this dream destination offers a colourful mixture of natural wonders and joie de vivre.

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DESTINATIONS

Fascinating snorkelling spots The Tobago Cays and St Lucia are considered the Caribbean’s best diving and snorkelling areas. A unique world full of colour unfolds under water.

Famous haunts for sailors and yachts

Beautiful beaches and idyllic coves

Elegant and relaxed at the same

When the sun twinkles through the

time: The international sailing

palm trees and the toes are dipped

community meets on Virgin Gorda,

deep into the warm sand, it is

St Barths, Îles des Saintes and

obvious: Idleness can also be a lot

Bequia. Those who anchor their

of fun. The British Virgin Islands and

yachts here against the romantic

the Tobago Cays entice with tropical

Caribbean backdrop are adven-

dream beaches – and after a swim

turers, billionaires or bon vivants –

in the crystal-clear sea, a relaxed

or all of it at once.

beach barbecue is just the thing.

Find cruise dates on pages 54-63, 79, 91-93, 114-119

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DESTINATIONS

Pirates’ territories and colonial heritage Massive fortifications and picturesque facades: The traces of a past, during which colonial powers and pirates fought for the treasures of the Caribbean, are omnipresent.

Green islands and tropical paradises

Caribbean joie de vivre

Dense rain forest, deep volcanic

When in colonial times, African

lakes and roaring waterfalls:

and European languages, religions,

St Lucia, Grenada, Dominica and

customs and culinary traditions

Tobago are true natural beauties.

amalgamated, this created some-

When travelling inland into the lush

thing unique: the Creole culture.

green interior of these islands, you

Today, it stands for the colourful

can enjoy the tropical scent of

diversity of the sun-drenched

thousands of blossoms and spices.

Caribbean islands and a rather catching joie de vivre.

Find cruise dates on pages 54-63, 79, 91-93, 114-119

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CENTRAL AMERICA: CUBA, COSTA RICA & PANAMA From the inscrutable depths of the rain forest to vibrant metropolises, Central America and Cuba are blessed with an amazing abundance of nature and culture. Ancient traditions and colonial influence merge to a fascinating picture.

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DESTINATIONS

Cuba, an island full of temperament Whether in the midst of Havana’s hustle and bustle or in the little colonial towns along the enchanting coast – life on Cuba has a rhythm of its own. Beyond all clichés of rum, revolution and cigars, the Caribbean island has retained its very own endearing charm.

The colourful flair of the ABC islands Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao flirt coquettishly with their colonial heritage. Besides the narrow houses with their Dutch gables, colourful divers’ paradises are also to be enjoyed here.

Ancient Maya culture in Belize and Mexico

Diversity in Panama and Costa Rica

Human sacrifice, astronomy,

The contrasts could not be more

magical golden treasures – count-

extreme: While skyscrapers grow

less legends are told of the Maya

higher and higher in the trend metro-

culture. In Belize and Mexico, many

polis Panama City, a few kilometres

of these secrets can be uncovered

away, the untouched jungle still

by travelling to their fascinating

engulfs everything. With their volca-

stone temples in the rain forest and

noes, cloud forests and exotic fauna,

on the coast.

Panama and Costa Rica count among the most beautiful of nature’s paradises in Latin America.

Find cruise dates on pages 85-91 and 119

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THE WESTERN MEDITERRANEAN: SPAIN, FRANCE, ITALY Winding lanes and grand boulevards, magnificent cathedrals and Moorish palaces – the Western Mediterranean entices with enthralling history and appealing art, ebullient joie de vivre and fascinating nature.

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DESTINATIONS

Full of flair: Italy’s coast and islands Looking out over the glistening turquoise sea, antique temple grounds and colourful villages on the cliffs, it is easy to give free reign to one’s longing for Italy.

Pure diversity: Spain and the Balearics

Enjoying the French joie de vivre

From 3,000 years-old Cádiz in

Between the Côte d’Azur and

Andalusia to modern Barcelona with

Corsica, the focus is on art, culture

its artful architecture: Numerous

and culinary delights. This is the

characterful ports line Spain’s sunny

French way of life “par excellence”:

southern coast. On the Balearic

whether as delightful savoir-vivre,

Islands, ethnic villages, elegant

dreaming the day away in little

shopping streets and the varied

painters’ villages, or with a stylish

nature offer fascinating contrasts.

stroll along the elegant promenades of luxurious ports.

Find cruise dates on pages 64-65, 72, 94-97, 108, 110

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SICILY, THE ADRIATIC SEA AND THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN From the magnificent palaces of Venice to the white villages of the Cyclades, from the majestic Etna to Dubrovnik’s brick red roofs, our windjammers go on an exciting journey of discovery between Sicily, the Adriatic Sea and the Eastern Mediterranean.

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DESTINATIONS

Island beauty in the Mediterranean: Sicily 3,000 years of cultural history, a legendary volcano, royal palaces and a divine panorama – sunny Sicily impresses as an island with a multitude of facets.

En route to fabled Greek islands

The treasures of the Adriatic Sea

In the legendary Aegean light, the

Along the Adriatic coast, the

fabulous Cyclades and Sporades

eventful history left truly impres-

present their brilliant blue and

sive traces. Where once Roman

white panorama. And among olive

emperors, the Byzantine and the

groves and pine forests, fine sandy

mighty, maritime republic of Venice

beaches, old monasteries and

ruled, one can today indulge in

antique sites, Greece shows itself

baroque opulence and stroll through

as a pure idyll.

charming old town centres.

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THE ATLANTIC COAST AND NORTHERN EUROPE Summer is the perfect season to discover the diversity of the European Atlantic coast by windjammer. At this time of the year, the “cool beauties” in the North also show their sunny side and present themselves in all their charm.

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DESTINATIONS

The magic of the British Isles From the Mediterranean flair of the Channel Islands to the lush greens of Ireland and Scotland – the British mainland and the islands off its coast combine landscapes of very different character. Between castles, elegant gardens and Celtic places of worship, old myths come to life.

Following the trail of the old Hanseatic cogs Along the old routes of the Hanseatic League, our windjammers cruise to Amsterdam, Hamburg, Bergen and Stavanger, the proud trading towns of the North with their elegant town houses and brick facades.

Discover Northern Spain and Portugal

The beautiful French Atlantic coast

While some people hope to find

With its rugged cliffs, mighty fortifi-

their faith on the old pilgrim routes

cations and clear light, Brittany and

in Northern Spain and Portugal,

Normandy have been enchanting not

others go on a pilgrimage to this

just painters for centuries. Ports like

diverse region for quite worldly

Honfleur, Roscoff and Saint-Malo

reasons: The North and West of the

with the nearby Mont St Michel

Iberian Peninsula are a true para-

offer perfect motifs.

dise for art lovers and gourmets.

Find cruise dates on pages 99-107

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THE CANARY ISLANDS, MOROCCO AND CAPE VERDE As soon as the first autumnal clouds appear in the sky, one should follow the example of the migrating birds and leave for the South. Instead of grey rainy days, the Canaries, the Cape Verde Islands and Morocco offer a colourful kaleidoscope of new impressions.

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DESTINATIONS

The cultural diversity of Cape Verde Their location between Europe, Africa and America had a strong influence on the Cape Verde Islands: Their landscapes, music and culinary customs combine seeming contrasts in a fascinating way.

Pure variety on the Canaries

Morocco between trend and tradition

Heading for the Canary Islands on

Fairytale royal city or young me-

a windjammer, one can rediscover

tropolis? Colourful spice market or

the sunny “islands of eternal spring”

multicoloured arts scene? Traditio-

in a different way. Every day again,

nal tea house or hot cocktail bar?

Lanzarote, Tenerife, La Gomera and

Morocco combines the magic of

Gran Canaria hold new surprises in

1001 nights with modern trends to

store – be it surrealistic art, moon-

a truly exciting whole. Not without

scapes or green cloud forests.

reason, Marrakech is considered the trend destination of North Africa.

Find cruise dates on pages 73-75 and 111-112

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Exploring the dream destination for tall ships: Head for ten treasure islands, luscious green volcanoes and colourful underwater worlds. The British Virgin Islands – a sailor’s paradise

With more than 60 islands and reefs (of which just 16 are inhabited), the British Virgin Islands are a real dream destination. Fans of sailing from all around the world are drawn to their idyllic and tropically warm waters, and the quaint beach bars bring together everyone from luxury yacht owners to solo sailors. It is so easy to get used to the carefree lifestyle, and with your feet in the sand as you gaze out over green hills and the tranquil sea, you will soon forget about the stresses of everyday life back home. Luxury in a relaxed atmosphere on St Barths

Known for attracting a certain class of visitor, St Barthélemy has been a top holiday destination for the rich and famous from around the world ever since billionaire David Rockefeller discovered the island back in the 1960s. St Barths is all about quality not quantity, so you are more likely to brush shoulders with Hollywood stars than with tourists on its 22 white sandy beaches. In the capital Gustavia, houses with red roofs nestled into the green hills look just like rows of spectators in an amphitheatre, transforming the idyllic port into an impressive stage. As you walk along the luxurious promenade, you will be sure to pass by some spectacular yachts. French style on the ÎIes des Saintes

The ÎIes des Saintes give such a welcoming first impression, though the historical Fort Napoléon that towers over the main island is a reminder of less peaceful times. This small town’s promenade is perfect for taking a stroll, and the savoir-vivre of life here unfolds against a backdrop of the glowing pastel colours of the Caribbean.

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Stunning islands: St Lucia and Dominica

Although St Lucia is not considered a saint by everyone, the island is certainly the true queen of this idyllic realm. Even from a distance, its twin volcanic peaks, the Pitons, proffer a regal greeting to the approaching SEA CLOUD. And once we have docked, the island welcomes us with its lush tropical scenery. Dominica, unofficially dubbed “Nature Island”, is proud of its unspoilt scenery. One of its national parks is even a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A delight for all the senses: Grenada, the island of spice

There is a reason why nutmeg is immortalised on this country’s national flag. Since colonial times, nutmeg – along with cloves, cinnamon and ginger – has been one of the island’s most important exports. If the aromatic fragrance of the tropics were to have a name, it would have to be “Grenada”. Snorkellers’ paradise in the Tobago Cays

For many, life under water is a fascinating world – one that becomes even more magical the closer you get. The Tobago Cays’ Horseshoe Reef is such a place. This horseshoe-shaped coral reef encloses four small islands that glow in rich shades of green. The sea, in contrast, embraces turquoise, emerald and every shade of blue. A lecturer accompanies the trip

Knowledge, entertainment and facts – our expert is on hand to give talks on a wide variety of specialist subjects. He will also be on board to answer any questions that you may have.


Dom. Republic

Santo La Romana Domingo

Jost van Dyke

Moskito Island St Barthélemy

Puerto Rico

Îles des Saintes Dominica Caribbean Sea

St Lucia Barbados Bequia Union Island Grenada

How to find the best spots under palms at Christmas and toasting the New Year with rum: Santo Domingo – Barbados SEA CLOUD 15 nights 21 Dec. 2018 to 05 Jan. 2019 SC-1842 21 Dec. Santo Domingo/Dom. Republic 18.00 Guests arrive individually in Santo Domingo. Embarkation on the SEA C LOUD . 22 Dec. La Romana/Dom. Republic 06.00 13.30 Trip to the Maravilla caves or snorkelling excursion.* 23 Dec. At sea 24 Dec. Moskito Island/British Virgin Islands 08.00 Excursion to “The Baths” or “Spring Bay” or snorkelling excursion.* Day at the beach with barbecue. 25 Dec. Moskito Island/British Virgin Islands 07.00 Sail through the Sir Francis Drake Channel. White Bay/Jost van Dyke 13.00 18.00 26 Dec. Gustavia/St Barthélemy 17.00 27 Dec. Gustavia/St Barthélemy 13.30 28 Dec. At sea 29 Dec. Terre-de-Haut/Îles des Saintes 08.00 13.30 30 Dec. Cabrits/Dominica 08.00 13.30 Walk in the national park or snorkelling excursion.*

31 Dec. 01 Jan.

02 Jan. 03 Jan. 04 Jan.

05 Jan.

Port Elizabeth/Bequia 13.00 Visit to a turtle sanctuary or snorkelling excursion.* Port Elizabeth/Bequia 02.00 St George’s/Grenada 14.00 Grenada island trip.* St George’s/Grenada 13.00 Hike to the Morne Gazo and beach shuttle.* Chatham Bay/Union Island 08.00 17.00 Snorkelling and swimming excursion to the Tobago Cays.* Soufrière/St Lucia 08.00 14.00 Excursion to the botanical garden and the volcanic sulphur springs or snorkelling excursion.* Bridgetown/Barbados 08.00 Disembarkation. Guests return home individually.

Itinerary subject to change! * These excursions are not included in the cruise-only rate.

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Cruise-only rates per person SC-1842

Category

if booked by 30 June 2018 from 01 July 2018

GTY double cabin** 5 Upper-/lower-bed 4 3 2 1 C B A GTY single cabin**

US$ 9,545 US$ 10,395 US$ 11,445 US$ 13,395 US$ 14,545 US$ 14,745 US$ 17,545 US$ 19,445 US$ 21,395 US$ 13,145

US$ 10,195 US$ 11,045 US$ 12,095 US$ 14,045 US$ 15,195 US$ 15,395 US$ 18,195 US$ 20,095 US$ 22,045 US$ 13,795

Single surcharge: Category 1-5: 50%, Category A-C: 100% ** Limited number of guaranteed cabins; allocation starts with Cat. 5 See page 124 for included services

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SEA CLOUD – CRUISES

Atlantic Ocean


St Barthélemy Antigua

Atlantic Ocean

Îles des Saintes

Caribbean Sea St Lucia Bequia

Barbados

Union Island Grenada

S Special offer A colourful start to the New Year – windjammer feeling among the Lesser Antilles and the Grenadines: Barbados – Antigua Colourful Caribbean underwater world

Eye to eye with parrotfishes, ocean turtles and damselfishes – the Tobago Cays and St Lucia are considered the best diving and snorkelling haunts in the Caribbean. The crystal-clear water with tropical temperatures offers metres deep views and invites to excursions through fascinating, colourful underwater worlds. Grenada – the island of spice

Although Grenada has been blessed with around 45 picture-perfect beaches, the country’s real treasure remains its lush, green island interior. Deep volcanic lakes, dense rainforests, waterfalls and small river courses form the primordial backdrop of the island’s sugar cane fields and spice plantations. Not surprising that the scent of cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg hangs in the air wherever you go on Grenada. Nature’s paradise St Lucia

Wild orchids beguile with their seductive scent; the volcanic cones of the Pitons rise emerald green from the blue ocean; hidden beaches dot the coast – St Lucia is an island that charms all senses. The botanical garden offers a close-up view of this natural paradise’s many treasures: In the thousands of flowers and plants, the diversity of the island’s flora reveals itself in all its splendour. French flair on the Îles des Saintes

Roughly 15 kilometres (9.3 miles) off Guadeloupe, the Îles des Saintes rise green from the sea. Columbus, who set foot on them on All Saints’ Day in 1493, gave the “holy islands” their name. Terre-de-Haut is the most charming of the eight isles: Beneath the historical Fort Napoléon, you can take a relaxed stroll through the little town and enjoy the French flair of its bars, cafés and boutiques.

SEA CLOUD

9 nights 05 Jan. to 14 Jan. 2019 SC-1901 05 Jan. Bridgetown/Barbados 22.00 Guests arrive individually in Barbados. Embarkation on the SEA C LOUD. 06 Jan. Port Elizabeth/Bequia 16.00 07 Jan. Port Elizabeth/Bequia 14.00 Short island tour and excursion to a turtle sanctuary or snorkelling excursion.* 08 Jan. St George’s/Grenada 13.30 24.00 Island tour or hike to the Morne Gazo, transfer to the beach.* 09 Jan. Chatham Bay/Union Island 08.00 17.00 Snorkelling and swimming excursion to the Tobago Cays.* 10 Jan. Soufrière/St Lucia 08.00 14.00 Excursion to the botanical garden and the volcanic sulphur springs or snorkelling excursion.* 11 Jan. Terre-de-Haut/Îles des Saintes 08.00 13.30 12 Jan. Gustavia/St Barthélemy 13.30 13 Jan. Gustavia/St Barthélemy 13.30 14 Jan. St John’s/Antigua 08.00 Disembarkation. Guests return home individually. Itinerary subject to change! * These excursions are not included in the cruise-only rate.

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Cruise-only rates per person SC-1901

Category

Your special offer rate if booked Normal rate for comparison by 30 June 2018 from 01 July 2018

GTY double cabin** 5 Upper-/lower-bed 4 3 2 1 C B A GTY single cabin**

US$ 6,395 US$ 6,955 US$ 7,655 US$ 8,795 US$ 9,495 US$ 9,655 US$ 11,395 US$ 12,595 US$ 13,755 US$ 8,695

US$ 5,355 US$ 5,915 US$ 6,615 US$ 7,755 US$ 8,455 US$ 8,615 US$ 10,355 US$ 11,555 US$ 12,715 US$ 7,655

US$ 5,745 US$ 6,305 US$ 7,005 US$ 8,145 US$ 8,845 US$ 9,005 US$ 10,745 US$ 11,945 US$ 13,105 US$ 8,045

Single surcharge: Category 1-5: 50%, Category A-C: 100% ** Limited number of guaranteed cabins; allocation starts with Cat. 5 See page 124 for included services

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Jost van Dyke Moskito Island

Antigua

Dominica

Caribbean Sea

Barbados

Caribbean ease ahead: Sail with the trade winds to beach paradises of the British Virgin Islands: Antigua – Barbados The British Virgin Islands – a sailor’s paradise

With more than 60 islands and reefs (of which only 16 are inhabited), the British Virgin Islands are a real dream destination. Fans of sailing from all around the world are drawn to their idyllic and tropically warm waters, and the quaint beach bars bring together everyone from luxury yacht owners to solo sailors. It is so easy to get used to the carefree lifestyle, and with your feet in the sand as you gaze out over green hills and the tranquil sea, you will soon forget about the stresses of everyday life back home. The imposing granite formations “The Baths”

Hidden grottos, shallow pools and the sun peeking through rocks polished round by the sea and sand – on Virgin Gorda, nature has created a romantic water playground for adults: The impressive stone labyrinth “The Baths” is the perfect place to while away the hours between coconut palms and the turquoise sea.

SEA CLOUD

8 nights 14 Jan. to 22 Jan. 2019 SC-1902 14 Jan. St John’s/Antigua 18.00 Guests arrive individually in Antigua. Embarkation on the SEA C LOUD . 15 Jan. At sea 16 Jan. Moskito Island/British Virgin Islands 08.00 Excursion to “The Baths” or “Spring Bay” or snorkelling excursion.* Day at the beach with barbecue. 17 Jan. Moskito Island/British Virgin Islands 07.00 Sail through the Sir Francis Drake Channel. White Bay/Jost van Dyke 13.00 18.00 18 Jan. Gustavia/St Barthélemy 16.00 19 Jan. Gustavia/St Barthélemy 13.30 20 Jan. Cabrits/Dominica 13.30 Walk in the national park.* 21 Jan. Cabrits/Dominica 05.00 22 Jan. Bridgetown/Barbados 08.00 Disembarkation. Guests return home individually. Itinerary subject to change! * These excursions are not included in the cruise-only rate.

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Relaxed luxury on St Barths

Ever since billionaire David Rockefeller discovered the island for himself in the 1960s, St Barthélemy has been a favourite destination for the international jetset. You spend some time on one of the glorious beaches, then stroll along the luxurious promenade, and bring the day to a relaxed close enjoying a sundowner while gazing at the impressive private yachts in Gustavia’s harbour.

Cruise-only rates per person SC-1902

Category

if booked by 30 June 2018 from 01 July 2018

GTY double cabin** 5 Upper-/lower-bed 4 3 2 1 C B A GTY single cabin**

US$ 5,345 US$ 5,805 US$ 6,445 US$ 7,505 US$ 8,105 US$ 8,205 US$ 9,745 US$ 10,845 US$ 11,845 US$ 7,345

US$ 5,695 US$ 6,155 US$ 6,795 US$ 7,855 US$ 8,455 US$ 8,555 US$ 10,095 US$ 11,195 US$ 12,195 US$ 7,695

Single surcharge: Category 1-5: 50%, Category A-C: 100% ** Limited number of guaranteed cabins; allocation starts with Cat. 5 See page 124 for included services

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SEA CLOUD – CRUISES

Atlantic Ocean

St Barthélemy


Eleven islands in a fortnight: Beat the winter blues with colourful underwater worlds, sunny beaches and the Caribbean zest for life. The British Virgin Islands – a sailor’s paradise

With more than 60 islands and reefs (of which only 16 are inhabited), the British Virgin Islands are a real dream destination. Fans of sailing from all around the world are drawn to their idyllic and tropically warm waters, and the quaint beach bars bring together everyone from luxury yacht owners to solo sailors. It is so easy to get used to the carefree lifestyle, and with your feet in the sand as you gaze out over green hills and the tranquil sea, you will soon forget about the stresses of everyday life back home. The imposing granite formations “The Baths”

Hidden grottos, shallow pools and the sun peeking through rocks polished round by the sea and sand – on Virgin Gorda, nature has created a romantic water playground for adults: The impressive stone labyrinth “The Baths” is the perfect place to while away the hours between coconut palms and the turquoise sea. Relaxed luxury on St Barths

Ever since billionaire David Rockefeller discovered the island for himself in the 1960s, St Barthélemy has been a favourite destination for the international jetset. You spend some time on one of the glorious beaches, then stroll along the luxurious promenade, and bring the day to a relaxed close enjoying a sundowner while gazing at the impressive private yachts in Gustavia’s harbour.

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Tobago: an island paradise

The small fishing village of Charlotteville is situated in Tobago’s idyllic Man-O-War Bay and can only be reached overland via a steep road which cuts through the rainforest. With the ship anchored in the town’s picturesque bay, you will have plenty of time to discover the island. Grenada – the island of spice

Although Grenada has been blessed with around 45 picture-perfect beaches, the country’s real treasure remains its lush, green island interior. Deep volcanic lakes, dense rainforests, waterfalls and small river courses form the primordial backdrop for the island’s sugar cane fields and spice plantations. Not surprising that the scent of cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg hangs in the air wherever you go on Grenada. The magnificent Pitons of St Lucia

Gros and Petit Piton, the two famous volcanic plugs that tower over St Lucia, could have come straight out of a tropical storybook. They are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and offer a spectacular panorama as the SEA CLOUD sails closely alongside their slopes. Colourful Caribbean underwater world

Eye to eye with parrotfishes, ocean turtles and damselfishes – the Tobago Cays and St Lucia are considered the best diving and snorkelling haunts in the Caribbean. The crystal-clear water with tropical temperatures offers metres deep views and invites to excursions through fascinating, colourful underwater worlds full of craggy coral riffs.


Jost van Dyke Moskito Island

Atlantic Ocean

St Barthélemy Antigua

Dominica

St Lucia Caribbean Sea Bequia

Union Island

Barbados

Grenada Tobago

Immerse yourself into Caribbean diversity on the Lesser Antilles and the Grenadines: Antigua – Barbados SEA CLOUD 15 nights 14 Jan. to 29 Jan. 2019 SC-190203 14 Jan. St John’s/Antigua 18.00 Guests arrive individually in Antigua. Embarkation on the SEA C LOUD . 15 Jan. At sea 16 Jan. Moskito Island/British Virgin Islands 08.00 Excursion to “The Baths” or “Spring Bay” or snorkelling excursion.* Day at the beach with barbecue. 17 Jan. Moskito Island/British Virgin Islands 07.00 Sail through the Sir Francis Drake Channel. White Bay/Jost van Dyke 13.00 18.00 18 Jan. Gustavia/St Barthélemy 16.00 19 Jan. Gustavia/St Barthélemy 13.30 20 Jan. Cabrits/Dominica 13.30 Walk in the national park.* 21 Jan. Cabrits/Dominica 05.00 22 Jan. Bridgetown/Barbados 08.00 22.00 Island tour or a day at the beach.* 23 Jan. Man-O-War Bay/Tobago 17.30

24 Jan. 25 Jan. 26 Jan.

27 Jan.

28 Jan.

29 Jan.

Man-O-War Bay/Tobago 13.30 Excursion to the Argyle waterfall.* St George’s/Grenada 13.30 24.00 Island tour or hike Morne Gazo and beach shuttle.* Chatham Bay/Union Island 08.00 16.00 Snorkelling and swimming excursion to the Tobago Cays.* Port Elizabeth/Bequia 21.00 Port Elizabeth/Bequia 13.30 Short island tour and excursion to a turtle sanctuary or snorkelling excursion.* Soufrière/St Lucia 08.00 14.00 Excursion to the botanical garden and the volcanic sulphur springs or snorkelling excursion.* Bridgetown/Barbados 08.00 Disembarkation. Guests return home individually.

Itinerary subject to change! * These excursions are not included in the cruise-only rate.

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Cruise-only rates per person SC-190203

Category

if booked by 30 June 2018 from 01 July 2018

GTY double cabin** 5 Upper-/lower-bed 4 3 2 1 C B A GTY single cabin**

US$ 9,575 US$ 10,375 US$ 11,535 US$ 13,375 US$ 14,475 US$ 14,675 US$ 17,435 US$ 19,375 US$ 21,175 US$ 13,135

US$ 10,195 US$ 10,995 US$ 12,155 US$ 13,995 US$ 15,095 US$ 15,295 US$ 18,055 US$ 19,995 US$ 21,795 US$ 13,755

Single surcharge: Category 1-5: 50%, Category A-C: 100% ** Limited number of guaranteed cabins; allocation starts with Cat. 5 See page 124 for included services

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Puerto Rico


St Lucia Caribbean Sea Barbados Bequia Union Island Grenada Atlantic Ocean Tobago

Set off on a course of culinary discoveries in the Grenadines & Lesser Antilles with Michelin starred chef Toni Neumann: Barbados – Barbados Not only does the Caribbean sparkle with temperament and joie de vivre; also its cuisine enchants with manifold culinary delights. During this 7-day cruise, the head chef of the SEA CLOUD and Michelin starred chef Toni Neumann will take you on an inspiring jouney for the palate: Spices from Grenada, the freshest of fish from the Tobago Cays, rum in all its variations, and of course the famous Creole Cuisine promise days of indulgence under palms. Star chef Toni Neumann goes Caribbean

After five years as Sous Chef in the repeatedly awarded restaurant and hotel VILLINO (member of FEINE PRIVATHOTELS) in Lindau on Lake Constance, Toni Neumann has been leading the young, highly talented team as head chef since January 2017 and was awarded his first Michelin star almost immediately. Toni Neumann’s cuisine is based on skilled craftsmanship and inspired by his wonderful ideas that include culinary influences from Asia and Italy. What guests perceive as ever new culinary works of art are actually good, honest dishes that feature straightforward compositions without frills and are created with the aim to convince with quality, imagination and taste. In January 2019, Toni will pursue his passion for large sailing ships on the SEA CLOUD where he and the ship’s kitchen brigade will pamper guests with varied culinary delights. Depending upon the circumstances, it is possible that another gourmet chef will be on board for this trip.

SEA CLOUD

7 nights 22 Jan. to 29 Jan. 2019 SC-1903 22 Jan. Bridgetown/Barbados 22.00 Guests arrive individually in Barbados. Embarkation on the SEA C LOUD. 23 Jan. Man-O-War Bay/Tobago 17.30 24 Jan. Man-O-War Bay/Tobago 13.30 Excursion to the Argyle waterfall.* 25 Jan. St George’s/Grenada 13.30 24.00 Island tour or hike to the Morne Gazo; transfer to the beach.* 26 Jan. Chatham Bay/Union Island 08.00 16.00 Snorkelling and swimming excursion to the Tobago Cays.* Port Elizabeth/Bequia 21.00 27 Jan. Port Elizabeth/Bequia 13.30 Short island tour and excursion to a turtle sanctuary or snorkelling excursion.* 28 Jan. Soufrière/St Lucia 08.00 14.00 Excursion to the botanical garden and the volcanic sulphur springs or snorkelling excursion.* 29 Jan. Bridgetown/Barbados 08.00 Disembarkation. Guests return home individually. Itinerary subject to change! * These excursions are not included in the cruise-only rate.

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Cruise-only rates per person SC-1903

Category

if booked by 30 June 2018 from 01 July 2018

GTY double cabin** 5 Upper-/lower-bed 4 3 2 1 C B A GTY single cabin**

US$ 4,695 US$ 5,095 US$ 5,655 US$ 6,555 US$ 7,095 US$ 7,195 US$ 8,555 US$ 9,495 US$ 10,395 US$ 6,455

US$ 4,995 US$ 5,395 US$ 5,955 US$ 6,855 US$ 7,395 US$ 7,495 US$ 8,855 US$ 9,795 US$ 10,695 US$ 6,755

Single surcharge: Category 1-5: 50%, Category A-C: 100% ** Limited number of guaranteed cabins; allocation starts with Cat. 5 See page 124 for included services

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St Barthélemy

Îles des Saintes Dominica

Caribbean Sea St Lucia Bequia Union Island

Barbados

Relax and unwind under white sails, en route to snorkelling paradises and sailors’ haunts: Barbados – Barbados Relaxed luxury on St Barths

Ever since billionaire David Rockefeller discovered the island for himself in the 1960s, St Barthélemy has been a favourite destination for the international jetset. You spend some time on one of the glorious beaches, then stroll along the luxurious promenade, and bring the day to a relaxed close enjoying a sundowner while gazing at the impressive private yachts in Gustavia’s harbour. The British Virgin Islands – a sailor’s paradise

With more than 60 islands and reefs (of which only 16 are inhabited), the British Virgin Islands are a real dream destination. Fans of sailing from all around the world are drawn to their idyllic and tropically warm waters, and the quaint beach bars bring together everyone from luxury yacht owners to solo sailors. It is so easy to get used to the carefree lifestyle, and with your feet in the sand as you gaze out over green hills and the tranquil sea, you will soon forget about the stresses of everyday life back home. French flair on the Îles des Saintes

Roughly 15 kilometres (9.3 miles) off Guadeloupe, the Îles des Saintes rise green from the sea. Columbus, who set foot on them on All Saints’ Day in 1493, gave the “holy islands” their name. Terre-de-Haut is the most charming of the eight isles: Beneath the historical Fort Napoléon, you can take a relaxed stroll through the little town and enjoy the French flair of its bars, cafés and boutiques. A lecturer accompanies the trip

Knowledge, entertainment and facts – our expert is on hand to give talks on a wide variety of specialist subjects. He will also be on board to answer any questions that you may have.

SEA CLOUD

11 nights 05 Mar. to 16 Mar. 2019 SC-1908 05 Mar. Bridgetown/Barbados 18.00 Guests arrive individually in Barbados. Embarkation on the S EA C LOUD . 06 Mar. At sea 07 Mar. Cabrits/Dominica 08.00 13.30 Walk in the national park or snorkelling excursion.* 08 Mar. Gustavia/St Barthélemy 17.00 09 Mar. Gustavia/St Barthélemy 13.30 10 Mar. Moskito Island/British Virgin Islands 07.00 17.00 Excursion to “The Baths” or “Spring Bay” or snorkelling excursion.* Day at the beach with barbecue. 11 Mar. At sea 12 Mar. Terre-de-Haut/Îles des Saintes 08.00 13.00 13 Mar. Port Elizabeth/Bequia 14.00 24.00 Short island tour and excursion to a turtle sanctuary, beach visit or snorkelling excursion.* 14 Mar. Chatham Bay/Union Island 08.00 18.00 Snorkelling and swimming excursion to the Tobago Cays.* 15 Mar. Soufrière/St Lucia 08.00 14.00 Excursion to the botanical garden and the volcanic sulphur springs or snorkelling excursion.* 16 Mar. Bridgetown/Barbados 08.00 Disembarkation. Guests return home individually. Itinerary subject to change! * These excursions are not included in the cruise-only rate.

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Cruise-only rates per person SC-1908

Category

if booked by 30 June 2018 from 01 July 2018

GTY double cabin** 5 Upper-/lower-bed 4 3 2 1 C B A GTY single cabin**

US$ 7,385 US$ 8,025 US$ 8,885 US$ 10,285 US$ 11,125 US$ 11,325 US$ 13,425 US$ 14,925 US$ 16,325 US$ 10,125

US$ 7,855 US$ 8,495 US$ 9,355 US$ 10,755 US$ 11,595 US$ 11,795 US$ 13,895 US$ 15,395 US$ 16,795 US$ 10,595

Single surcharge: Category 1-5: 50%, Category A-C: 100% ** Limited number of guaranteed cabins; allocation starts with Cat. 5 See page 124 for included services

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Atlantic Ocean

Moskito Island


Virgin Gorda

Atlantic Ocean St Barthélemy Antigua

Îles des Saintes

© 2017 Rosemond Gréaux

Caribbean Sea St Lucia Bequia

Barbados

Union Island

Prime seat for the SEA CLOUD at top-class sailing event – spectacular super yachts in the St Barths Bucket Regatta: Barbados – Antigua Snorkellers’ paradise in the Tobago Cays

For many, life under water is a fascinating world – one that becomes even more magical the closer you get. The Tobago Cays’ Horseshoe Reef is such a place. This horseshoe-shaped coral reef encloses four small islands that glow in rich shades of green. The sea, in contrast, embraces turquoise, emerald and every shade of blue. French style on the ÎIes des Saintes

The ÎIes des Saintes give such a welcoming first impression, though the historical Fort Napoléon that towers over the main island is a reminder of less peaceful times. This small town’s promenade is perfect for taking a stroll, and here the savoir-vivre unfolds against a backdrop of the glowing pastel colours of the Caribbean. Regatta on the jet-set island of St Barths

The fact that St Barths can only be reached by small aircraft often attracts international celebrities who come to enjoy relaxing days on the tranquil beach or head to the capital of Gustavia. A highlight for sports fans is the Bucket Regatta, a remarkable sailing event which is held in March every year and sees 30 stylish superyachts compete against one another.

SEA CLOUD

9 nights 16 Mar. to 25 Mar. 2019 SC-1909 16 Mar. Bridgetown/Barbados 22.00 Guests arrive individually in Barbados. Embarkation on the SEA C LOUD. 17 Mar. Port Elizabeth/Bequia 14.00 24.00 Short island tour and excursion to a turtle sanctuary, beach visit or snorkelling excursion.* 18 Mar. Chatham Bay/Union Island 08.00 17.00 Snorkelling and swimming excursion to the Tobago Cays.* 19 Mar. Soufrière/St Lucia 12.00 17.00 Excursion to the botanical garden and the volcanic sulphur springs or snorkelling excursion.* 20 Mar. Terre-de-Haut/Îles des Saintes 08.00 13.30 21 Mar. At sea 22 Mar. North Sound/Virgin Gorda 08.00 13.30 Excursion to “The Baths” or “Spring Bay” or snorkelling excursion.* 23 Mar. Gustavia/St Barthélemy 08.00 24 Mar. Gustavia/St Barthélemy 18.00 25 Mar. St John’s/Antigua 08.00 Disembarkation. Guests return home individually. Itinerary subject to change! * These excursions are not included in the cruise-only rate.

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A lecturer accompanies the trip

Knowledge, entertainment and facts – our expert is on hand to give talks on a wide variety of specialist subjects. He will also be on board to answer any questions that you may have.

Cruise-only rates per person SC-1909

Category

if booked by 30 June 2018 from 01 July 2018

GTY double cabin** 5 Upper-/lower-bed 4 3 2 1 C B A GTY single cabin**

US$ 6,005 US$ 6,565 US$ 7,265 US$ 8,405 US$ 9,105 US$ 9,265 US$ 11,005 US$ 12,205 US$ 13,365 US$ 8,305

US$ 6,395 US$ 6,955 US$ 7,655 US$ 8,795 US$ 9,495 US$ 9,655 US$ 11,395 US$ 12,595 US$ 13,755 US$ 8,695

Single surcharge: Category 1-5: 50%, Category A-C: 100% ** Limited number of guaranteed cabins; allocation starts with Cat. 5 See page 124 for included services

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Jost van Dyke Moskito Island St Barthélemy Antigua

Caribbean Sea

St Lucia Barbados

Sail along ancient pirates’ trails to the island paradises of the British Virgin Islands and the Lesser Antilles: Antigua – Barbados The British Virgin Islands – a beautiful sailing destination

The British Virgin Islands, with their white-sand beaches, coral reefs and friendly beach bars, are made up of 60 islands and reefs. When cruising along the Sir Francis Drake Channel, the SEA CLOUD calls at two of its stunning natural beauty spots. The tiny islands dotted in the water and warm, gentle breezes make this waterway – named after the famous seafarer – a veritable paradise for sailors. “The Baths” – imposing granite formations

It is sometimes easy to think that this is one of nature’s fairy tales: Once upon a time, there was a giant who played with large stone marbles. His favourite playground was in Virgin Gorda, a place now called “The Baths” – a gigantic rock labyrinth made out of circularshaped granite.

SEA CLOUD

8 nights 25 Mar. to 02 Apr. 2019 SC-1910 25 Mar. St John’s/Antigua 18.00 Guests arrive individually in Antigua. Embarkation on the SEA C LOUD . 26 Mar. At sea 27 Mar. Moskito Island/British Virgin Islands 08.00 Excursion to “The Baths” or “Spring Bay” or snorkelling excursion.* Day at the beach with barbecue. 28 Mar. Moskito Island/British Virgin Islands 07.00 Sail through the Sir Francis Drake Channel. White Bay/Jost van Dyke 13.00 18.00 29 Mar. Gustavia/St Barthélemy 16.00 30 Mar. Gustavia/St Barthélemy 13.30 31 Mar. At sea 01 Apr. Soufrière/St Lucia 08.00 14.00 Excursion to the botanical garden and the volcanic sulphur springs or snorkelling excursion.* 02 Apr. Bridgetown/Barbados 08.00 Disembarkation. Guests return home individually. Itinerary subject to change! * These excursions are not included in the cruise-only rate.

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Relaxed luxury on St Barths

Ever since billionaire David Rockefeller discovered the island for himself in the 1960s, St Barthélemy has been a favourite destination for the international jetset. You spend some time on one of the glorious beaches, then stroll along the luxurious promenade, and bring the day to a relaxed close enjoying a sundowner while gazing at the impressive private yachts in Gustavia’s harbour.

Cruise-only rates per person SC-1910

Category

if booked by 30 June 2018 from 01 July 2018

GTY double cabin** 5 Upper-/lower-bed 4 3 2 1 C B A GTY single cabin**

US$ 5,345 US$ 5,805 US$ 6,445 US$ 7,505 US$ 8,105 US$ 8,205 US$ 9,745 US$ 10,845 US$ 11,845 US$ 7,345

US$ 5,695 US$ 6,155 US$ 6,795 US$ 7,855 US$ 8,455 US$ 8,555 US$ 10,095 US$ 11,195 US$ 12,195 US$ 7,695

Single surcharge: Category 1-5: 50%, Category A-C: 100% ** Limited number of guaranteed cabins; allocation starts with Cat. 5 See page 124 for included services

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Atlantic Ocean


Montpellier

FRANCE

Sète

Nice

Menton

St Tropez

Collioure

SPAIN

Mediterranean Sea

Menorca Mallorca

Valencia Ibiza

Charming harbour towns in mellow light – when spring awakens on the French Riviera: Valencia – Nice The small port town of Collioure

A tiny chapel on the rock, a picturesque fortified church and the mighty Château Royal are the first sights to greet you as you approach this small port from the sea. Collioure is a textbook example of a charming fishing village that has always attracted painters and poets thanks to its idyllic coastal location, colourful facades and fascinating light. Little Venice in Languedoc: Sète

To one side the blue of the lagoon, as smooth as glass; opposite the Mediterranean Sea: Sète has found itself a comfortable spot by the water. With its colourful facades, the canals and bridges, the harbour town is considered the “Venice of Languedoc”. A little further north, the charming university town Montpellier invites to explore its mixture of art, culture and culinary delights.

SEA CLOUD

6 nights 24 Apr. to 30 Apr. 2019 SC-1913 24 Apr. Valencia/Spain 18.00 Guests arrive individually in Valencia. Embarkation on the SEA CLOUD. 25 Apr. At sea 26 Apr. Collioure/France 13.30 22.00 Collioure and Fauvism.* 27 Apr. Sète/France 08.00 18.00 City tour or excursion to Montpellier.* 28 Apr. St Tropez/France 16.00 24.00 29 Apr. Menton/France 13.30 24.00 Walking tour through Menton with Limoncello tasting.* 30 Apr. Nice/France 08.00 Disembarkation. Guests return home individually. Itinerary subject to change! * These excursions are not included in the cruise-only rate.

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Menton, sweet town of lemons

Where Nice and Cannes show off, Menton impresses with elegant restraint. The sweet little town on the Eastern Côte d’Azur is a lot less touristy than its flashy neighbours, enchanting visitors with Italian flair and pastelcoloured facades in its old town. As the legendary town of lemons, Menton is living proof of how wonderfully sour “la dolce vita” can be.

Cruise-only rates per person SC-1913

Category

GTY double cabin** 5 Upper-/lower-bed 4 3 2 1 C B A GTY single cabin**

if booked by 30 Nov. 2018 from 01 Dec. 2018

US$ 4,035 US$ 4,335 US$ 4,835 US$ 5,595 US$ 6,095 US$ 6,135 US$ 7,335 US$ 8,135 US$ 8,895 US$ 5,535

US$ 4,295 US$ 4,595 US$ 5,095 US$ 5,855 US$ 6,355 US$ 6,395 US$ 7,595 US$ 8,395 US$ 9,155 US$ 5,795

Single surcharge: Category 1-5: 50%, Category A-C: 100% ** Limited number of guaranteed cabins; allocation starts with Cat. 5 See page 124 for included services

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Civitavecchia Rome

ITALY

Bonifacio

Sorrent Agropoli

Capri

Sardinia

Mediterranean Sea Lipari Naxos Sicily

TUNISIA

Malta

Italy at its best – the scenic Amalfi Coast, ancient sites and famous volcanoes: Rome (Civitavecchia) – Malta The natural harbour of Bonifacio

Sailing into Bonifacio is quite simply a spectacular experience – a steep, shimmering white chalk cliff, a small town that appears to be floating magnificently on the plateau and a fjord-like bay which gives way to an elegant marina. Those who wish may explore the area’s medieval upper town or take a stroll along the promenade. Capri: magic island and dream destination

Ever since the German painter August Kopisch discovered the Blue Grotto 190 years ago, Capri has been considered the epitome of romantic Italy. With its magical light, its pleasant climate and rugged rocks, the island beauty in the Gulf of Naples still instills a yearning to travel. After a stroll through the narrow streets and a visit to the boutiques, stop for a cappuccino in the Piazzetta, and you will have the best view of the island’s hustle and bustle.

SEA CLOUD

8 nights 10 May to 18 May 2019 SC-1915 10 May Rome (Civitavecchia)/Italy 18.00 Guests arrive individually in Civitavecchia. Embarkation on the SEA CLOUD. 11 May Bonifacio/Corsica 15.00 24.00 12 May At sea 13 May Capri/Italy 07.00 15.00 Sorrent/Italy 18.00 14 May Sorrent/Italy 14.00 The enchanting Amalfi Coast.* In the afternoon: Sail alongside the Amalfi Coast. 15 May Agropoli/Italy 08.00 14.00 The archaeological excavation site Paestum.* 16 May Lipari/Aeolian Islands 08.00 13.30 City walking tour.* 17 May Naxos (Taormina)/Sicily 07.00 13.30 Cable car trip to the top of Mount Etna.* 18 May La Valletta/Malta 08.00 Disembarkation. Guests return home individually. Itinerary subject to change! * These excursions are not included in the cruise-only rate.

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The scenic Amalfi Coast

Violet bougainvillea in front of pastel pink facades; houses clinging to the cliffs like swallows’ nests; a grand open staircase looking out onto the glistening turquoise sea – Sorrent, Positano and Amalfi sometimes seem too good to be true. But the colourful, romantic fishing villages are real. In 1997, the UNESCO declared the Amalfi Coast a World Heritage Site.

Cruise-only rates per person SC-1915

UNESCO World Heritage Site Paestum

Category

The mighty columns of Poseidon’s temple still soar into the blue Campanian sky much like they did 2,500 years ago. Together with the basilica and the Temple of Athena, they form the Doric heart of Paestum. Until its rediscovery in 1750, this Greek and later Roman colony had been hidden in the marsh and today is among the best preserved temple sites in Europe.

if booked by 30 Nov. 2018 from 01 Dec. 2018

GTY double cabin** 5 Upper-/lower-bed 4 3 2 1 C B A GTY single cabin**

US$ 5,345 US$ 5,805 US$ 6,445 US$ 7,505 US$ 8,105 US$ 8,205 US$ 9,745 US$ 10,845 US$ 11,845 US$ 7,345

US$ 5,695 US$ 6,155 US$ 6,795 US$ 7,855 US$ 8,455 US$ 8,555 US$ 10,095 US$ 11,195 US$ 12,195 US$ 7,695

Single surcharge: Category 1-5: 50%, Category A-C: 100% ** Limited number of guaranteed cabins; allocation starts with Cat. 5 See page 124 for included services

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Corsica


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Piran

CROATIA

BOSNIAHERZEGOVINA

Ravenna Zadar

Hvar ITALY

Korcula

Adriatic Sea

MONTENEGRO

Dubrovnik Bay of Kotor

A spectacular fjordscape, elegant seaside resorts, and magical ports steeped in history: Venice – Dubrovnik Ravenna – the city of mosaics

Ravenna is a real treasure chest, bursting with magnificent mosaics and well-preserved monuments, including eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The Basilica of San Vitale is one such example. Although unremarkable from the outside, its mesmerising interior is covered from floor to ceiling in thousands of glistening tiles. Zadar: more than 2,000 years of history

With its modern promenade, which replaced the monotonous concrete harbour wall, Zadar has been given a new lease of life. The city’s pride and joy is the unique sea organ from which the waves coax deep soft sounds. On its steps, you can relax after strolling through the fortified old town with the monumental Church of St Donatus, the square of five wells, and four medival gates. Sail through the Bay of Kotor

The emerald-green Gulf of Kotor sprawls over nearly 30 kilometres (18.6 miles) between rugged cliffs. The impressive bay cuts deep into the coast of Montenegro, creating a spectacular fjordscape.

SEA CLOUD

7 nights 08 July to 15 July 2019 SC-1921 08 July Venice/Italy 19.00 Guests arrive individually in Venice. Embarkation on the S EA C LOUD . 09 July Piran/Slovenia 13.30 19.00 City walking tour.* 10 July Ravenna/Italy 08.00 16.00 Ravenna: the city of mosaics.* 11 July Zadar/Croatia 14.00 19.00 City walking tour and visit to St Donatus.* 12 July Hvar/Croatia 16.00 13 July Hvar/Croatia 06.00 Korcula/Croatia 14.00 22.00 City walking tour or boat trip to Orebic.* 14 July Sail through the Bay of Kotor. Dubrovnik/Croatia 16.00 City walking tour.* 15 July Dubrovnik/Croatia Disembarkation. Guests return home individually. Itinerary subject to change! * These excursions are not included in the cruise-only rate.

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The glamorous seaside resorts of the Adriatic Riviera

With its mild climate, picturesque towns and clear water, the eastern Adriatic coast has been drawing summer visitors for centuries. Relaxing in style is what it was all about: On the pretty island of Korcula and in the Riviera town of Piran, neo-classical villas and Venetianstyle monuments are reminders of the bygone age of glamorous seaside resorts.

Cruise-only rates per person SC-1921

Category

if booked by 30 Nov. 2018 from 01 Dec. 2018

GTY double cabin** 5 Upper-/lower-bed 4 3 2 1 C B A GTY single cabin**

US$ 4,695 US$ 5,095 US$ 5,655 US$ 6,555 US$ 7,095 US$ 7,195 US$ 8,555 US$ 9,495 US$ 10,395 US$ 6,455

US$ 4,995 US$ 5,395 US$ 5,955 US$ 6,855 US$ 7,395 US$ 7,495 US$ 8,855 US$ 9,795 US$ 10,695 US$ 6,755

Single surcharge: Category 1-5: 50%, Category A-C: 100% ** Limited number of guaranteed cabins; allocation starts with Cat. 5 See page 124 for included services

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Venice


Thessaloniki

Aegean Sea

Skiathos GREECE

Athens

Piraeus Syros

Mykonos Naxos

Folégandros

Summer sun for a week of sailing in the blue and white island world of the Sporades and Cyclades: Thessaloniki – Athens (Piraeus) True Greece: the Sporades

Rebetiko strains are drifting from a taverna, rugged rocks enclose sandy bathing beaches, chapels gleam white as chalk under a deep blue sky – does this Greek postcard idyll really exist? It does, on the Sporades! With its olive trees and pine forests, monasteries and 60 glorious beaches, Skiathos is considered the most beautiful island by many. The magic of the Cyclades

Houses like sugar cubes, blue window-frames, narrow winding streets lined with flowers, windmills and small churches – Mykonos, perhaps the most famous of the Cycladic islands, could have come straight from a book. Set against fishing boats bobbing in the harbour, elegant restaurants, quaint taverns and sophisticated cafés are perfect for whiling away the hours, and the promenade offers visitors a spectacular view of a romantic sunset.

SEA CLOUD

7 nights 05 Aug. to 12 Aug. 2019 SC-1925 05 Aug. Thessaloniki/Greece 22.00 Guests arrive individually in Thessaloniki. Embarkation on the SEA CLOUD. 06 Aug. Skiathos/Sporades 14.00 22.00 07 Aug. Mykonos/Cyclades 18.00 24.00 08 Aug. Naxos/Cyclades 08.00 13.00 Syros/Cyclades 19.00 09 Aug. Syros/Cyclades 14.00 10 Aug. Folégandros/Cyclades 08.00 13.00 11 Aug. At sea 12 Aug. Athens (Piraeus)/Greece 07.00 Disembarkation. Guests return home individually. Itinerary subject to change!

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The charming capital of the Cyclades

Ermoupolis, capital of the island of Syros and the entire Cyclades, was built on two hills and is a unique architectural accomplishment. A great number of monumental neo-classical buildings create the impression of a sophisticated city. As you ascend, the opulence and vastness give way to a maze of narrow passages, creating a more medieval atmosphere. And no matter where you are in this city, the cafés and taverns are filled with Greeks alone, and tourists are nowhere to be seen. A lecturer accompanies the trip

Exciting topics, background information and fascinating facts – our expert offers talks on a whole range of subjects from his specialist field.

Cruise-only rates per person SC-1925

Category

if booked by 30 Nov. 2018 from 01 Dec. 2018

GTY double cabin** 5 Upper-/lower-bed 4 3 2 1 C B A GTY single cabin**

US$ 4,695 US$ 5,095 US$ 5,655 US$ 6,555 US$ 7,095 US$ 7,195 US$ 8,555 US$ 9,495 US$ 10,395 US$ 6,455

US$ 4,995 US$ 5,395 US$ 5,955 US$ 6,855 US$ 7,395 US$ 7,495 US$ 8,855 US$ 9,795 US$ 10,695 US$ 6,755

Single surcharge: Category 1-5: 50%, Category A-C: 100% ** Limited number of guaranteed cabins; allocation starts with Cat. 5 See page 124 for included services

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ITALY

Bari ALBANIA

Lecce

Otranto Mediterranean Sea Crotone Taormina

Naxos Sicily

Malta

A different approach to the Adriatic Sea – head for ancient treasures and the baroque resplendence of Apulia and Calabria: Dubrovnik – Malta Between modernity and tradition: Bari

The wide boulevard Corso Emanuele II in Bari connects two very different worlds. While magnificent patrician houses and elegant shops dominate the new town, history comes alive in the old town with its labyrinth of narrow lanes. Most of this quarter has been reconstructed and so, modern tavernas and young galeries can now be found besides the Castello Svevo and numerous Apulian-Romanic churches. The Florence of the South: Lecce

Lecce is considered one of the most beautiful towns in southern Italy. Thanks to a special form of tuff stone, the town evolved into a splendid baroque city with richly decorated facades gleaming in white and gold. In Otranto there is no better way to see out the day than with a stroll through the lively old town.

SEA CLOUD

8 nights 02 Oct. to 10 Oct. 2019 SC-1932 02 Oct. Dubrovnik/Croatia Guests arrive individually in Dubrovnik. Embarkation on the SEA CLOUD. 03 Oct. Dubrovnik/Croatia 13.00 04 Oct. Bari/Italy 08.00 14.00 Walking tour through the old town.* 05 Oct. Otranto/Italy 08.00 23.00 Trip to the baroque city of Lecce.* 06 Oct. At sea 07 Oct. Crotone/Italy 08.00 14.00 Visit to the old town.* 08 Oct. Naxos (Taormina)/Sicily 15.00 09 Oct. Naxos (Taormina)/Sicily 13.30 Cable car trip to the top of Mount Etna.* 10 Oct. La Valletta/Malta 08.00 Disembarkation. Guests return home individually. Itinerary subject to change! * These excursions are not included in the cruise-only rate.

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Crotone: romantic old town with ancient core

A maze of narrow lanes is hidden behind the town wall that used to protect Crotone against pirate attacks in the old days. Almost every building here includes remnants of ancient times because – as in the cathedral and the castle – vestiges of Greek buildings were recycled when the town was rebuilt. Impressive findings from ancient Kroton can be admired in the archaeological museum.

Combination: Combine trips SC-1932 and SC-1933 (page 70), and save 10% on the cruise-only rate of the lower-priced trip.

Cruise-only rates per person SC-1932

A lecturer accompanies the trip

Category

if booked by 30 Nov. 2018 from 01 Dec. 2018

Exciting topics, background information and fascinating facts – our expert offers talks on a whole range of subjects from his specialist field.

GTY double cabin** 5 Upper-/lower-bed 4 3 2 1 C B A GTY single cabin**

US$ 5,345 US$ 5,805 US$ 6,445 US$ 7,505 US$ 8,105 US$ 8,205 US$ 9,745 US$ 10,845 US$ 11,845 US$ 7,345

US$ 5,695 US$ 6,155 US$ 6,795 US$ 7,855 US$ 8,455 US$ 8,555 US$ 10,095 US$ 11,195 US$ 12,195 US$ 7,695

Single surcharge: Category 1-5: 50%, Category A-C: 100% ** Limited number of guaranteed cabins; allocation starts with Cat. 5 See page 124 for included services

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Dubrovnik

Adriatic Sea


Lipari

Erice

ITALY

Taormina

Palermo

Naxos

Trapani

Sicily

Syracuse

Mediterranean Sea Malta

Sicily on the starboard side – once right around the varied island and through 3,000 years of cultural history: Malta – Malta Sicily’s many facets

The largest of the Mediterranean islands is a fabulously diverse microcosm in its own right – with rich cultural history dating back 3,000 years, with different monuments marking each era, with Europe’s highest and most active volcano, Mount Etna, and with towns and villages featuring a character and flair all of their own. A masterwork of mosaics: the Cappella Palatina

The narrow streets of Palermo’s historic centre with their rattling Vespa scooters and vivacious market women lead to the impressive Norman palace. Inside you will find the famous Cappella Palatina. Its richness is simply overwhelming: The erstwhile royal chapel is decorated with elements of both Christian and Islamic style, artistic carvings and marble floors. It contains an inner room which is entirely covered with precious golden mosaics.

SEA CLOUD

7 nights 10 Oct. to 17 Oct. 2019 SC-1933 10 Oct. La Valletta/Malta 18.00 Guests arrive individually in Malta. Embarkation on the SEA CLOUD. 11 Oct. At sea 12 Oct. Trapani/Sicily 08.00 14.00 The charming town of Erice.* 13 Oct. Palermo/Sicily 08.00 18.00 City tour including visit to the cathedral and the Cappella Palatina.* 14 Oct. Lipari/Aeolian Islands 08.00 13.00 City tour.* 15 Oct. Naxos (Taormina)/Sicily 07.00 14.00 Cable car trip to the top of Mount Etna.* 16 Oct. Syracuse/Sicily 08.00 14.00 Classical Syracuse.* 17 Oct. La Valletta/Malta 08.00 Disembarkation. Guests return home individually. Itinerary subject to change! * These excursions are not included in the cruise-only rate.

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Syracuse: UNESCO World Heritage Site

Cicero once described Syracuse as “the greatest and most beautiful of the Greek cities”. Up to a million people – three times the population of mighty Athens – are claimed to have lived there in antiquity. This city on the small island of Ortigia was later conquered first by the Romans, then by Arabs, Byzantines and Normans. They have left behind a unique architectural heritage: The UNESCO declared Syracuse a World Heritage Site in 2005 due to its archaeological importance. A lecturer accompanies the trip

Exciting topics, background information and fascinating facts – our expert offers talks on a whole range of subjects from his specialist field.

Combination: Combine trips SC-1933 and SC-1932 (page 69), and save 10% on the cruise-only rate of the lower-priced trip.

Cruise-only rates per person SC-1933

Category

if booked by 30 Nov. 2018 from 01 Dec. 2018

GTY double cabin** 5 Upper-/lower-bed 4 3 2 1 C B A GTY single cabin**

US$ 4,695 US$ 5,095 US$ 5,655 US$ 6,555 US$ 7,095 US$ 7,195 US$ 8,555 US$ 9,495 US$ 10,395 US$ 6,455

US$ 4,995 US$ 5,395 US$ 5,955 US$ 6,855 US$ 7,395 US$ 7,495 US$ 8,855 US$ 9,795 US$ 10,695 US$ 6,755

Single surcharge: Category 1-5: 50%, Category A-C: 100% ** Limited number of guaranteed cabins; allocation starts with Cat. 5 See page 124 for included services

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Corsica

SPAIN

ITALY

Mallorca

Menorca

SEA CLOUD – CRUISES

Mediterranean Sea Sardinia

Cagliari Ibiza

Lipari Trapani Palermo

Naxos

Sicily

Syracuse

ALGERIA

Malta

TUNISIA

Sicily at its best with ancient temples, norman castles and grand volcanic panoramas: Malta – Palma de Mallorca Beauty with a volcanic view: Taormina

The Ionic Sea glistens below; Mount Etna greets on the horizon; and on the rock plateau of Monte Tauro, the tiers of the antique “Teatro Greco” from the 2nd century B.C. rise into the sky – at this spectacular view, even Goethe was at a loss for words. Taormina did not just enchant the German poet; other famous visitors like Oscar Wilde and Liz Taylor also fell for the unique charme of this tiny, labyrinthine mountain town in northeastern Sicily. The small volcanic island of Lipari

Lipari is part of the Aeolian Islands, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In some places, the island’s volcanic rock formations seem to resemble sculptures, and its cultural history stretches back 7,000 years. The tiny harbours are the place to come to if you want to absorb the infectious southern Italian lifestyle. Erice: ancient city with spectacular views

Right on arrival, visitors to Erice are rewarded with spectacular views: Like an eagle’s nest, the town is perched on top of Monte Erice and protected by massive town walls. Time seems to have stood still in the old town centre. Surrounded by churches, steeples and castles, it is almost like having been taken back to medieval times – if it was not for the little cafés with their delicious almond pastries. Art as far as the eye can see: San Sperate

In 1966, the people of San Sperate decided to do away with white: Under the aegis of local artist Pinuccio Sciola, the residents began to decorate their houses with paintings. Today, the former farming village is transformed into a colourful and creative open-air art gallery, its streets and squares adorned with sculptures, poems, sound stones and installations.

SEA CLOUD

9 nights 17 Oct. to 26 Oct. 2019 SC-1934 17 Oct. La Valletta/Malta 18.00 Guests arrive individually in Malta. Embarkation on the SEA CLOUD. 18 Oct. Syracuse/Sicily 08.00 14.00 Classical Syracuse.* 19 Oct. Naxos (Taormina)/Sicily 08.00 14.00 Cable car trip to the top of Mount Etna.* 20 Oct. Lipari/Aeolian Islands 08.00 13.30 City tour.* 21 Oct. Palermo/Sicily 08.00 18.00 City tour including visit to the cathedral and the Cappella Palatina.* 22 Oct. Trapani/Sicily 08.00 13.30 The charming town of Erice.* 23 Oct. Cagliari/Sardinia 13.30 19.00 The diversity of art in San Sperate.* 24 Oct. At sea 25 Oct. Palma de Mallorca/Spain 17.00 26 Oct. Palma de Mallorca/Spain Disembarkation. Guests return home individually. Itinerary subject to change! * These excursions are not included in the cruise-only rate.

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Combination: Combine trips SC-1934 and SC-1935 (page 72), and save 10% on the cruise-only rate of the lower-priced trip.

Cruise-only rates per person SC-1934

Category

if booked by 30 Nov. 2018 from 01 Dec. 2018

GTY double cabin** 5 Upper-/lower-bed 4 3 2 1 C B A GTY single cabin**

US$ 6,005 US$ 6,565 US$ 7,265 US$ 8,405 US$ 9,105 US$ 9,265 US$ 11,005 US$ 12,205 US$ 13,365 US$ 8,305

US$ 6,395 US$ 6,955 US$ 7,655 US$ 8,795 US$ 9,495 US$ 9,655 US$ 11,395 US$ 12,595 US$ 13,755 US$ 8,695

Single surcharge: Category 1-5: 50%, Category A-C: 100% ** Limited number of guaranteed cabins; allocation starts with Cat. 5 See page 124 for included services

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Valencia

SPAIN PORTUGAL

Mallorca Ibiza

Alicante Mediterranean Sea Jerez de la Frontera Málaga

Cádiz

Atlantic Ocean

Casablanca

ALGERIA

MOROCCO

Marrakech

Sailing Together Moorish, marvellous and magical – a journey of discovery to Andalusia’s oriental heritage: Palma de Mallorca – Casablanca Málaga – city of culture

SEA CLOUD

Much more than just “Costa” and “Sol”: As the second largest city in Andalusia, in recent years Málaga has evolved into a true destination of culture. Next to classic sites like the cathedral and the Moorish Alcazaba, Picasso’s birthplace entices with suprisingly varied museums that focus on topics from archaeology and modern art to automobile design, wine, and glass. The gentle pace of life in Cádiz

History comes alive in the city of Cádiz. One of Europe’s oldest cities, this charming harbour town boasts a beautiful cathedral and baroque buildings, a tranquil old town and defiant watch towers. The town centre, with its delightful tapas bars, can be easily explored on foot from the harbour. And there is no shortage of good wine, as Jerez de la Frontera, with its sherry and wine cellars, is close by. Sailing side by side with the S EA C LOUD

II

On November 3 , all eyes will be on the horizon: When will the three masts of the SEA CLOUD II emerge from the blue of the sea? Our two windjammers have arranged a rendezvous to sail together into Moroccan waters: Side by side, they will head towards Casablanca – an impressive experience that will provide an occasion for great photos. rd

9 nights 26 Oct. to 04 Nov. 2019 SC-1935 26 Oct. Palma de Mallorca/Spain 22.00 Guests arrive individually in Palma de Mallorca. Embarkation on the SEA CLOUD. 27 Oct. Ibiza/Spain 13.30 21.00 City walking tour.* 28 Oct. Valencia/Spain 14.00 Excursion to the surrounding countryside with wine tasting; cycle tour through Valencia.* 29 Oct. Valencia/Spain 13.30 City tour and visit to the market.* 30 Oct. Alicante/Spain 08.00 13.30 City tour and visit to the castle.* 31 Oct. At sea 01 Nov. Málaga/Spain 08.00 16.00 City walking tour and visit to the cathedral.* 02 Nov. Cádiz/Spain 13.30 24.00 Cádiz and Jerez de la Frontera with sherry tasting.* 03 Nov. At sea Sail together with SEA CLOUD II. 04 Nov. Casablanca/Morocco 08.00 Disembarkation. Guests return home individually. Itinerary subject to change! * These excursions are not included in the cruise-only rate.

Cruise-only rates per person SC-1935

Combination: Combine trips SC-1935 and SC-1934 (page 71) or SC-1936 (page 73), and save 10% on the cruise-only rates of the lower-priced trip.

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GTY double cabin** 5 Upper-/lower-bed 4 3 2 1 C B A GTY single cabin**

US$ 6,005 US$ 6,565 US$ 7,265 US$ 8,405 US$ 9,105 US$ 9,265 US$ 11,005 US$ 12,205 US$ 13,365 US$ 8,305

US$ 6,395 US$ 6,955 US$ 7,655 US$ 8,795 US$ 9,495 US$ 9,655 US$ 11,395 US$ 12,595 US$ 13,755 US$ 8,695

Single surcharge: Category 1-5: 50%, Category A-C: 100% ** Limited number of guaranteed cabins; allocation starts with Cat. 5 See page 124 for included services


Atlantic Ocean

MOROCCO

Taroudant

Agadir Lanzarote Tenerife La Gomera

Gran Canaria

ALGERIA

WESTERN SAHARA

Sailing Together Two tall ships on the same course, four varied Canary Islands and 1001 nights in fairytale Morocco: Casablanca – Las Palmas Majestic city panorama: Taroudant

Sea Cloud

Few and far between are the occasions, on which one can experience two fascinating windjammers together and directly compare their manoeuvres. Sailing from Casablanca to Las Palmas, the two Sea Cloud sisters follow the same course for several days. When both yachts glide along side by side under full sail, they offer a truly breathtaking spectacle.

7 nights 04 Nov. to 11 Nov. 2019 SC-1936 04 Nov. Casablanca/Morocco 18.00 Guests arrive individually in Casablanca. Embarkation on the Sea Cloud. 05 Nov. At sea Sail together with Sea Cloud ii. 06 Nov. Agadir/Morocco 08.00 24.00 Excursion to Taroudant.* Special: “1001 nights”, joint evening event ashore. 07 Nov. At sea Sail together with Sea Cloud ii. 08 Nov. Arrecife/Lanzarote 08.00 13.00 César Manrique’s Lanzarote.* 09 Nov. San Sebastián/La Gomera 14.00 23.00 Garajonay National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.* Special: Visit to the Sea Cloud ii. 10 Nov. Santa Cruz/Tenerife 13.00 22.00 UNESCO World Heritage Site Las Cañadas del Teide.* 11 Nov. Las Palmas/Gran Canaria 08.00 Disembarkation. Guests return home individually.

Lanzarote and its famous architect

Itinerary subject to change! * These excursions are not included in the cruise-only rate.

Taroudant was once the residence of a Berber ruler, a rich hub for caravans and an important place for trade. The town is lovingly referred to as “Marrakech’s little sister”. The lively Medina is entered through an imposing wall, in front of which lie swathes of olive and orange plantations, and behind which you will see the snow-covered peaks of the High Atlas mountains. Windjammer rendezvous off the Canaries

With his vision of a harmonious link between mankind and nature, César Manrique transformed Lanzarote into a work of art. This surrealist painter, architect, sculptor, designer and conservationist created colourful wind chimes and wall mosaics, turned lava caves into homes and tirelessly fought to ensure the preservation of the natural and cultural identity of his island of birth.

Combination: Combine trips SC-1936 and SC-1935 (page 72), and save 10% on the cruise-only rate of the lower-priced trip.

Cruise-only rates per person SC-1936

Category

if booked by 30 Nov. 2018 from 01 Dec. 2018

GTY double cabin** 5 Upper-/lower-bed 4 3 2 1 C B A GTY single cabin**

US$ 4,695 US$ 5,095 US$ 5,655 US$ 6,555 US$ 7,095 US$ 7,195 US$ 8,555 US$ 9,495 US$ 10,395 US$ 6,455

US$ 4,995 US$ 5,395 US$ 5,955 US$ 6,855 US$ 7,395 US$ 7,495 US$ 8,855 US$ 9,795 US$ 10,695 US$ 6,755

Single surcharge: Category 1-5: 50%, Category A-C: 100% ** Limited number of guaranteed cabins; allocation starts with Cat. 5 See page 124 for included services

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Casablanca Madeira


Santa Cruz Tenerife La Gomera

San Sebastián

Las Palmas Gran Canaria

Atlantic Ocean

S Special offer Escape the autumn rain for a long weekend and enjoy the sunny nature of the Canaries: Las Palmas – Las Palmas A short break from your daily routine

Neither golden autumn nor the white of winter – the last days of November are hanging over the calendar just like a sad grey rain cloud. If you don’t feel like doom and gloom, leave your daily routine and the hot water bottle behind and escape to the Islands of Eternal Spring. On the Canaries, you can recharge your batteries with plenty of sun. Sailing with the trade winds around the Canary Islands

Beautiful days of sailing are guaranteed, when the Azores high sends steady north-easterly trade winds to the Canaries. At comfortable four to five Beaufort and agreeable temperatures of around 20 degrees, the windjammer explores the sunny shores of Gran Canaria, La Gomera and Tenerife over a long weekend.

SEA CLOUD

4 nights 20 Nov. to 24 Nov. 2019 SC-1938 20 Nov. Las Palmas/Gran Canaria Guests arrive individually in Las Palmas. Embarkation on the SEA CLOUD. 21 Nov. Las Palmas/Gran Canaria 09.00 22 Nov. San Sebastián/La Gomera 07.00 18.00 Garajonay National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.* 23 Nov. Santa Cruz/Tenerife 07.00 14.00 Las Cañadas del Teide, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.* 24 Nov. Las Palmas/Gran Canaria 08.00 Disembarkation. Guests return home individually. Itinerary subject to change! * These excursions are not included in the cruise-only rate.

Magic forest and moonscape: two famous national parks

These two UNESCO World Natural Heritage Sites could hardly be more different: While the evergreen cloud forest Garajonay at the heart of La Gomera offers fascinating scenery made up of rivers, waterfalls and dense moss, Tenerife’s Las Cañadas del Teide national park is extremely dry. With tall lava tongues and bizarre rock formations, its volcanic landscape looks almost like the surface of the moon.

Combination: Combine trips SC-1938 and SC-1939 (page 75), and save 10% on the cruise-only rate of the lower-priced trip.

Cruise-only rates per person Category

GTY double cabin** 5 Upper-/lower-bed 4 3 2 1 C B A GTY single cabin**

SC-1938

Your special offer rate if booked Normal rate for comparison by 30 Nov. 2018 from 01 Dec. 2018

US$ 2,845 US$ 3,085 US$ 3,385 US$ 3,885 US$ 4,185 US$ 4,285 US$ 5,045 US$ 5,585 US$ 6,085 US$ 3,845

US$ 2,375 US$ 2,615 US$ 2,915 US$ 3,415 US$ 3,715 US$ 3,815 US$ 4,575 US$ 5,115 US$ 5,615 US$ 3,375

US$ 2,555 US$ 2,795 US$ 3,095 US$ 3,595 US$ 3,895 US$ 3,995 US$ 4,755 US$ 5,295 US$ 5,795 US$ 3,555

Single surcharge: Category 1-5: 50%, Category A-C: 100% ** Limited number of guaranteed cabins; allocation starts with Cat. 5 See page 124 for included services

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Atlantic Ocean WESTERN SAHARA

MAURITANIA

Santo Antão São Vicente Brava

Fogo

Santiago SENEGAL

On course for the Cape Verde Islands and their colourful diversity of fascinating natural and cultural landscapes: Las Palmas – Santiago The rich cultural mix of the Cape Verde Islands

Not just geographically, Cape Verde is situated between Africa, the Caribbean and Europe. In the Portuguese colony that was a hub of the slave trade and exile for the religiously persecuted, since 1461 customs, musical traditions and genes amalgamated to the entirely new Creole culture. In 1975, the República Cabo Verde proudly declared its independence. São Vicente – native island of Cesária Évora

Violin sounds mingle with African drums, Fado meets Polka and creates musical styles like Morna, Batuque and Funaná: The Cape Verde Islands are a melting pot of world music. Cesária Évora from lively Mindelo was the isles’ most famous singer. Barefoot and with a sweet melancholy, she sang of love, hurt and hope and is still revered today as the “Queen of Morna”.

SEA CLOUD

9 nights 24 Nov. to 03 Dec. 2019 SC-1939 24 Nov. Las Palmas/Gran Canaria 18.00 Guests arrive individually in Las Palmas. Embarkation on the SEA CLOUD. 25 Nov. At sea (until 28 Nov.) 29 Nov. Mindelo/São Vicente 13.00 Cultural tour of the city.* 30 Nov. Mindelo/São Vicente 05.00 Porto Novo/Santo Antão 08.00 18.00 Excursion to the volcanic crater Cova or to the tropical northeast of the island.* 01 Dec. Furna/Brava 13.30 24.00 (weather permitting) Tour across the unspoiled floral island.* 02 Dec. Porto de Vale de Cavaleiros/Fogo 08.00 18.00 (weather permitting) Excursion to the Pico di Fogo or visit to the island capital São Filipe.* 03 Dec. Praia/Santiago 08.00 Disembarkation. Guests return home individually. Itinerary subject to change! * These excursions are not included in the cruise-only rate.

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Santo Antão, the island of contrast

The second largest island of Cape Verde enchants with its spectacular natural diversity. While the volcanic craters in the barren south are reminiscent of moonscapes, rocky mountainous landscapes alternate with green and fertile, tropical valleys in the north of Santo Antão. Besides pineapples, mango trees and coconut palms, sugar cane is also grown here – and distilled into the national schnaps Grogue. A lecturer accompanies the trip

Exciting topics, background information and fascinating facts – our expert offers talks on a whole range of subjects from his specialist field.

Combination: Combine trips SC-1939 and SC-1938 (page 74) or SC-1940 (page 77), and save 10% on the cruise-only rates of the lower-priced trip.

Cruise-only rates per person SC-1939

Category

if booked by 30 Nov. 2018 from 01 Dec. 2018

GTY double cabin** 5 Upper-/lower-bed 4 3 2 1 C B A GTY single cabin**

US$ 6,005 US$ 6,565 US$ 7,265 US$ 8,405 US$ 9,105 US$ 9,265 US$ 11,005 US$ 12,205 US$ 13,365 US$ 8,305

US$ 6,395 US$ 6,955 US$ 7,655 US$ 8,795 US$ 9,495 US$ 9,655 US$ 11,395 US$ 12,595 US$ 13,755 US$ 8,695

Single surcharge: Category 1-5: 50%, Category A-C: 100% ** Limited number of guaranteed cabins; allocation starts with Cat. 5 See page 124 for included services

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30°N Subtropical ridge

Atlantic Ocean Santo Domingo

Santiago

ast t h-e d Nor de win tr a VENEZUELA

Equatorial low-pressure trough

Once across the Atlantic – experience pure sailing between the Cape Verde Islands and the Caribbean: Santiago – Santo Domingo For two whole weeks, the expansive ocean becomes the home of the SEA CLOUD. The currents of the trade winds propel the windjammer forward. Our wellrehearsed crew works seamlessly together as the white sails billow majestically in the breeze. On a Transatlantic cruise, you certainly experience one of the most authentic sailing adventures. And as we make our way to the New World, the worries of everyday life vanish as fast as the eastern shore.

SEA CLOUD

17 nights 03 Dec. to 20 Dec. 2019 SC-1940 03 Dec. Praia/Santiago 18.00 Guests arrive individually in Praia. Embarkation on the SEA CLOUD. 04 Dec. At sea (until 19 Dec.) 20 Dec. Santo Domingo/Dom. Republic 08.00 Disembarkation. Guests return home individually.

SAILING

Pure sailing adventure

Itinerary subject to change!

As you cruise across the Atlantic, you will for once be able to read your favourite book without distraction or allow your thoughts to roam as you gaze out over the horizon. The attentive crew intuitively meets your every need and the relaxed atmosphere is the perfect catalyst for a pleasant conversation. A lecturer accompanies the trip

The practice of gathering around a storyteller has provided voyagers with entertainment throughout history. Our lecturer has likewise prepared some exciting talks for our windjammer enthusiasts during their Transatlantic cruise.

Combine trips SC-1940 and SC-1939 (page 75) or SC-1941 (page 79), and save 10% on the cruise-only rates of the lower-priced trip.

Our travel tip: Santiago In order to be absolutely sure that your luggage will accompany you on the Atlantic crossing, we recommend that you arrive in Praia at least a day in advance:

SAILING

Discover a haven of tranquillity

Combination:

Pre-cruise stay in Praia from 02 Dec. to 03 Dec. 2019. One night bed and breakfast in a first-class hotel, hotel transfer from the airport, full-day island tour of Santiago including lunch. Surcharge: US$ 310 per person in a double room US$ 395 per person in a single room Minimum number of participants: 10 people

Cruise-only rates per person

SAILING

More than 500 years after Columbus, not just windjammer enthusiasts will be awestruck by this reenactment of his famous voyage. As the SEA CLOUD sails from Cape Verde to the West Indies, it brings the magic of those great adventures to life. All the voyagers on board will be left with unforgettable memories.

SAILING

Follow the course of Columbus

SC-1940

Category

if booked by 30 June 2019 from 01 July 2019

GTY double cabin** 5 Upper-/lower-bed 4 3 2 1 C B A GTY single cabin**

US$ 10,165 US$ 11,165 US$ 12,525 US$ 14,665 US$ 16,025 US$ 16,265 US$ 19,565 US$ 21,815 US$ 24,025 US$ 14,465

US$ 10,895 US$ 11,895 US$ 13,255 US$ 15,395 US$ 16,755 US$ 16,995 US$ 20,295 US$ 22,545 US$ 24,755 US$ 15,195

SAILING

SAILI

NG

SAILING

0° Equator

Single surcharge: Category 1-5: 50%, Category A-C: 100% ** Limited number of guaranteed cabins; allocation starts with Cat. 5 See page 124 for included services

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Good bye, winter – follow Caribbean pirates’ routes to hidden coves, elegant ports and magnificent natural wonders above and in the water. The magical Maravillas caves

Stunning islands: St Lucia and Dominica

The Spanish name for this natural structure – Cuevas de Maravillas – means “Cave of Wonders”, and for good reason: Visitors to this incredible underground world cannot help but be amazed. With stunning lighting and echoes of cathedral architecture, the ceilings are lined with huge stalactites, while stalagmites protrude from the ground like Gothic pinnacles, and pre-Columbian Taino Indian ritual murals adorn the walls.

Although St Lucia is not considered a saint by everyone, the island is certainly the true queen of this idyllic realm. Even from a distance, its twin volcanic peaks, the Pitons, proffer a regal greeting to the approaching SEA CLOUD. And once we have docked, the island welcomes us with its lush tropical scenery. Dominica, unofficially dubbed “Nature Island”, is proud of its unspoilt scenery. One of its national parks is even a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The British Virgin Islands – a sailor’s paradise

With more than 60 islands and reefs (of which just 16 are inhabited), the British Virgin Islands are a real dream destination. Fans of sailing from all around the world are drawn to their idyllic and tropically warm waters, and the quaint beach bars bring together everyone from luxury yacht owners to solo sailors. It is so easy to get used to the carefree lifestyle, and with your feet in the sand as you gaze out over green hills and the tranquil sea, you will soon forget about the stresses of everyday life back home. Luxury in a relaxed atmosphere on St Barths

Known for attracting a certain class of visitor, St Barthélemy has been a top holiday destination for the rich and famous from around the world ever since billionaire David Rockefeller discovered the island back in the 1960s. St Barths is all about quality not quantity, so you are more likely to brush shoulders with Hollywood stars than with tourists on its 22 white sandy beaches. In the capital Gustavia, houses with red roofs nestled into the green hills look just like rows of spectators in an amphitheatre, transforming the idyllic port into an impressive stage. As you walk along the luxurious promenade, you will be sure to pass by some spectacular yachts.

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A delight for all the senses: Grenada, the island of spice

There is a reason why nutmeg is immortalised on this country’s national flag. Since colonial times, nutmeg – along with cloves, cinnamon and ginger – has been one of the island’s most important exports. If the aromatic fragrance of the tropics were to have a name, it would have to be “Grenada”. Snorkellers’ paradise in the Tobago Cays

For many, life under water is a fascinating world – one that becomes even more magical the closer you get. The Tobago Cays’ Horseshoe Reef is such a place. This horseshoe-shaped coral reef encloses four small islands that glow in rich shades of green. The sea, in contrast, embraces turquoise, emerald and every shade of blue. A lecturer accompanies the trip

A lecturer will accompany this trip to deliver interesting and informative talks on a range of specialist subjects.


Santo Domingo

La Romana

Jost van Dyke

Virgin Gorda

Puerto Rico

Atlantic Ocean Anguilla St Barthélemy

Dominica Caribbean Sea St Lucia Barbados Bequia Union Island Grenada

Enjoy Christmas and the New Year cruising between the British Virgin Islands and the Grenadines: Santo Domingo – Barbados SEA CLOUD 14 nights 20 Dec. 2019 to 03 Jan. 2020 SC-1941 20 Dec. Santo Domingo/Dom. Republic 18.00 Guests arrive individually in Santo Domingo. Embarkation on the SEA CLOUD. 21 Dec. La Romana/Dom. Republic 06.00 13.30 Trip to the Maravillas caves.* 22 Dec. At sea 23 Dec. North Sound/Virgin Gorda 13.30 Excursion to “The Baths” or “Spring Bay”.* 24 Dec. North Sound/Virgin Gorda 06.00 Sail through the Sir Francis Drake Channel. White Bay/Jost van Dyke 11.00 18.00 25 Dec. Cove Bay/Anguilla 13.30 19.00 26 Dec. Gustavia/St Barthélemy 08.00 27 Dec. Gustavia/St Barthélemy 06.00 28 Dec. Cabrits/Dominica 08.00 13.30 Walk in the national park.*

29 Dec. 30 Dec. 31 Dec. 01 Jan. 02 Jan.

03 Jan.

Port Elizabeth/Bequia 13.30 24.00 Excursion to a turtle sanctuary.* Chatham Bay/Union Island 08.00 18.00 Snorkelling and swimming excursion to the Tobago Cays.* St George’s/Grenada 08.00 Island tour. Hike to the Morne Gazo; transfer to the beach.* St George’s/Grenada 08.00 Soufrière/St Lucia 08.00 14.00 Excursion to the botanical garden and the volcanic sulphur springs or snorkelling excursion.* Bridgetown/Barbados 08.00 Disembarkation. Guests return home individually.

Itinerary subject to change! * These excursions are not included in the cruise-only rate.

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Cruise-only rates per person SC-1941

Category

if booked by 30 June 2019 from 01 July 2019

GTY double cabin** 5 Upper-/lower-bed 4 3 2 1 C B A GTY single cabin**

US$ 9,395 US$ 10,195 US$ 11,295 US$ 13,095 US$ 14,185 US$ 14,395 US$ 17,095 US$ 18,985 US$ 20,795 US$ 12,895

US$ 9,995 US$ 10,795 US$ 11,895 US$ 13,695 US$ 14,785 US$ 14,995 US$ 17,695 US$ 19,585 US$ 21,395 US$ 13,495

Single surcharge: Category 1-5: 50%, Category A-C: 100% ** Limited number of guaranteed cabins; allocation starts with Cat. 5 See page 124 for included services

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The SEA CLOUD Cabin Categories

Luxury owner’s cabin No 1 (Cat. A)

No 1

A white carrara marble fireplace and bathroom, gold-plated swan neck taps, precious Louis Philippe chairs, a large varnish-finish bed in antique white (180 cm x 200 cm), gold decoration, lavish ceiling décor, a floor-to-ceiling dressing mirror and a large walk-in closet – this approx. 38 m2/410 sq ft suite, formerly occupied by Marjorie Merriweather Post, was designed to meet her demands for absolute elegance. The approx. 9 m2/97 sq ft bathroom features an antique dresser, a washbasin and a bathtub.

Luxury owner’s cabin No 2 (Cat. A)

No 2

A living space with maple panelling, a marble fireplace, a magnificently decorated bathroom, a well-sized walk-in closet and a large bed (180 cm x 200 cm) – the suite of the former owner Edward Hutton is approx. 34 m2/366 sq ft. He even made use of the suite’s bureau bookcase, which features mirrored glass. The red carrara marble bathroom is approx. 9 m2/97 sq ft and includes a bathtub, a washbasin and a dresser.

De luxe original cabin No 3 (Cat. B)

No 3

A sage-coloured marble bathroom, walk-in closet, antique single beds (each 90 cm x 200 cm), armchairs, mirrored dresser and sideboard as well as the overall colour scheme give the cabin a certain colonial touch. Approx. 24 m2/258 sq ft, perfect for a good night’s sleep. The bathroom, approx. 4 m2/43 sq ft in size, features a bathtub.

De luxe original cabin No 4 (Cat. B) This approx. 22 m²/237 sq ft original cabin is designed in the style of an English country house. The centerpiece of the main room is a comfortable double bed (160 cm x 200 cm) which perfectly complements the cabin’s lavish Louis XVI-style antiques. At approx. 5 m2/54 sq ft, the bathroom with bathtub is very spacious, and the walk-in closet offers sufficient storage space.

No 4 De luxe original cabin No 5 (Cat. B) Spacious, antique mahogany dressers, a marble bathroom and fireplace, mahogany décor and antique furniture, along with a well-sized walk-in closet, ensure a cosy and subtle elegance, all within a space of approx. 20 m2/215 sq ft. The two single beds (each 90 cm x 200 cm) are placed next to each other, forming a double bed; the approx. 5.4 m2/ 58 sq ft bathroom is fitted with a bathtub.

No 5 De luxe original cabin No 6 (Cat. B)

No 6

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This approx. 18 m2/194 sq ft original cabin also recreates the feel of elegant nineteen-thirties travel. The cabin’s fireplace and beautiful bathroom (approx. 4 m2/43 sq ft with a fitted shower) are made of marble; the cabin also features a generous walk-in closet. The room’s small, specially selected, antique mahogany furniture makes a graceful addition. Carefully chosen fabric colours give the entire room a very warm, sunny and light atmosphere. The large double bed measures 180 cm x 200 cm.


De luxe original cabin No 7 (Cat. B)

No 7

This room was once home to Dina, the daughter of the previous owners. The furniture, made of sophisticated maple, features mahogany inlays. The unusual layout of this cabin, with its angled fireplace, makes this approx. 24 m2/258 sq ft room (featuring two single beds, each 90 cm x 200 cm) appear larger than it actually is. The gold-plated marble bathroom, which includes a bathtub, is approx. 7 m2/75 sq ft. The cabin also features a walk-in closet.

De luxe original cabin No 8 (Cat. B)

No 8

Comfort and style become one in this approx. 25 m2/268 sq ft cabin. The room’s king size double bed (which features two separate single mattresses, each 90 cm x 200 cm) is an oasis of calm. Skilfully placed antique furniture and the bathroom’s grey-beige marble and gold-plated taps emphasize the timeless elegance of this cabin. The approx. 6 m2/65 sq ft bathroom includes a bathtub. A walk-in closet is also available.

De luxe outside cabin No 9 (Cat. C) Warm and bright tones dominate this approx. 20 m2/215 sq ft deluxe outside cabin fitted with a double bed (160 cm x 200 cm) and situated on the Main Deck. The cabin features a modern elegance, generous storage space and a walk-in closet. The approx. 3.6 m2/35 sq ft marble bathroom is fitted with a bathtub.

No 10

De luxe outside cabin No 10 (Cat. C) Cabins 9 and 10 are located at the end of the corridor. They have their own staircase to the Promenade Deck. This approx. 18.5 m2/198 sq ft cabin follows the same design pattern as Cabin No 9. It includes a walk-in closet as well as additional storage space and cabinets built into the cabin’s overall furnishings. The approx. 3.3 m2/39 sq ft marble bathroom features a shower.

Double-bed cabins No 30 and 31 (Cat. 1) Cat. 1 Option with beds placed together

These two double-bed cabins are located on the Captain’s and Lido Deck and feature unique corner panorama windows. Approx. 13 m2/140 sq ft in size, they offer a substantial wardrobe, a double bed with two mattresses (each 80 cm x 200 cm) and a spacious, elegant bathroom with a fitted shower.

Twin-bed cabins No 32-37 (Cat. 2)

Cat. 2

Each of these cabins features a marble bathroom with a fitted shower, two single beds (each 80 cm x 200 cm) which can be placed together, a substantially sized wardrobe and additional built-in storage space. Their location on the Captain’s and Lido Deck and their design, featuring two panorama windows, mean these approx. 13.5 m2/145 sq ft cabins feel extremely bright.

Twin-bed cabins No 18-25 (Cat. 3) Located on the Promenade Deck, each of these outside cabins also features panorama windows, a marble bathroom with a fitted shower and a substantially sized wardrobe. They are approx. 12.5 m2/135 sq ft in size with two single beds (each 80 cm x 200 cm).

Cat. 3

Twin-bed cabins No 28 and 29 (Cat. 4) These cabins are each approx. 10.5 m2/113 sq ft and located on the Promenade Deck. They are furnished similarly to Cat. 3 cabins.

Upper-/lower-bed cabins No 14-17 (Cat. 5)

Cat. 5

These approx. 9.5 m2/102 sq ft cabins with their upper and lower single beds (each 80 cm x 200 cm) once accommodated the ship’s officers, and their original features exude a romantic charm. These cabins can be ventilated with fresh air both day and night as the cabin door leads directly to the Promenade Deck beneath the bridge.

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The SEA CLOUD Deck Plan

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Cabins with a bath, shower and WC Cabins with a shower and WC Masts Cabin Categories of S EA C LOUD Cat. A

Luxury owner’s cabins

Cat. 1

Double-bed cabins

Cat. 3

Twin-bed cabins

Cat. B

De luxe original cabins

Cat. 2

Cat. 4

Twin-bed cabins

Cat. C

De luxe outside cabins

Twin-bed cabins (beds can be placed together)

Cat. 5

Upper-/lower-bed cabins

Guaranteed cabin: The range of accommodation starts from Cat. 5. You will receive your exact cabin number when arriving on board. The allotment for this category is very limited.

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The SEA CLOUD Sail Diagram and Technical Data

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Bowsprit Flying Jib Outer Jib Inner Jib Fore Topmast Staysail Fore Mast Fore Royal Fore Topgallant Fore Upper Topsail Fore Lower Topsail Fore Course Main Royal Staysail

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Main Topgallant Staysail Main Topmast Staysail Main Mast Sky Sail Main Royal Main Topgallant Main Upper Topsail Main Lower Topsail Main Course Mizzen Royal Staysail Mizzen Topgallant Staysail Mizzen Topmast Staysail

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Mizzen Mast Mizzen Royal Mizzen Topgallant Mizzen Upper Topsail Mizzen Lower Topsail Mizzen Course Spanker Topmast Staysail Spanker Mast Spanker Gaff Topsail Spanker Gaff Spanker Sail Spanker Boom

Technical Data • • • •

Length overall: 109.50 m/360 ft Beam: 14.94 m/50 ft Draft: 5.13 m/17 ft Height of main mast above deck: 54.20 m/178 ft • Total sail area: 3,000 m2/32,000 sq ft • Number of sails: 30 • Passengers: max. 64

• Crew: approx. 60 • 32 outside cabins (of those 10 cabins are original with bathtub/WC or shower/WC and 22 cabins with shower/WC) with bathrobes, hair dryer, telephone, air conditioning, private safe • Lido deck with bar

• Restaurant (69 seats) with free seating and one sitting • Lounge with library and desk area with laptop • Hospital • Flag: Malta • Year of construction: 1931

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Sail across the Atlantic Ocean in the tradition of Columbus and Vespucci and discover the New World: Las Palmas – Curaçao Pure sailing adventure

SAILING

For two whole weeks, the expansive ocean becomes the home of the SEA CLOUD II. The currents of the trade winds propel the windjammer forward. Our wellrehearsed crew works seamlessly together as the white sails billow majestically in the breeze. On a Transatlantic cruise you will certainly experience one of the most authentic sailing adventures. And as we make our way to the New World, the worries of everyday life will vanish as fast as the eastern shore.

SEA CLOUD II

17 nights 26 Nov. to 13 Dec. 2018 SCII-1840 26 Nov. Las Palmas/Gran Canaria 22.00 Guests arrive individually in Las Palmas. Embarkation on the SEA CLOUD II. 27 Nov. At sea (until 12 Dec.) 13 Dec. Willemstad/Curaçao 08.00 Disembarkation. Guests return home individually. Itinerary subject to change!

SAILING

Follow the course of Columbus

SAILING

More than 500 years after Columbus, not just windjammer enthusiasts will be awestruck by this reenactment of his famous voyage. As the SEA CLOUD II follows the legendary shipping route from the Canaries to the West Indies, it brings the magic of those great adventures to life. All the voyagers on board will be left with unforgettable memories. Discover a haven of tranquillity

SAILING

As you cruise across the Atlantic, you will for once be able to read your favourite book without distraction or allow your thoughts to roam as you gaze out over the horizon. The attentive crew intuitively meets your every need and the relaxed atmosphere is the perfect catalyst for a pleasant conversation. A lecturer accompanies the trip

SAILING

The practice of gathering around a storyteller has provided voyagers with entertainment throughout history. Our lecturer has likewise prepared some exciting talks for our windjammer enthusiasts during their Transatlantic cruise.

Our travel tip: Gran Canaria In order to be absolutely sure that your luggage will accompany you on the Atlantic crossing, we recommend that you arrive in Las Palmas at least a day in advance: Pre-cruise stay in Las Palmas from 25 Nov. to 26 Nov. 2018. One night bed and breakfast in a first-class hotel, including transfer and island trip. Surcharge: US$ 295 per person in a double room US$ 415 per person in a single room Minimum number of participants: 10 people

Our travel tip: Central America Prolong your cruise for an extra seven nights on board from Curaçao to Colón (SCII-1841) from 13 Dec. to 20 Dec. 2018 at our attractive combination price (see pricing details). (This offer is only available in combination with the Atlantic crossing of the SEA CLOUD II in the same cabin category. The early booking incentive and other discounts are not available for these rates.)

Cruise-only rates per person SCII-1840

SCII-1841

Category

if booked Combination by 30 June 2018 from 01 July 2018 price

GTY double cabin** F Upper-/lower-bed E D C B A GTY single cabin**

US$ 7,165 US$ 8,725 US$ 11,065 US$ 11,765 US$ 13,025 US$ 16,265 US$ 17,725 US$ 11,625

US$ 7,895 US$ 9,455 US$ 11,795 US$ 12,495 US$ 13,755 US$ 16,995 US$ 18,455 US$ 12,355

– US$ 2,600 US$ 2,600 US$ 3,000 US$ 3,500 US$ 3,900 US$ 3,900 –

Single surcharge: Category C-F: 50%, Category A+B: 100% ** Limited number of guaranteed cabins; allocation starts with Cat. F See page 124 for included services

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Curaçao

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COLOMBIA

S Special offer With the trade winds from the pastel-coloured ABC islands to grand colonial ports: Curaçao – Panama City (Colón) Trip to the ABC islands

Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao – the alphabet of the Caribbean begins with these three islands off the coast of Venezuela. The ABC islands are considered the “Netherlands of the Caribbean”, and their Dutch colonial past is still visible in the pastel-coloured architecture. There are plenty of colours on show underwater, too: Their breathtaking biodiversity renders these three island beauties a Mecca for water sports fans. Idyllic sailing along the trade winds

Throughout winter and spring, the Caribbean trade winds provide ideal speeds and perfect stability while delivering extremely pleasant air and water temperatures. The many hours out at sea are a real joy for the tall ship and a delight for those looking to enjoy the freedom beneath the sails. All this in stunning waters.

SEA CLOUD II

7 nights 13 Dec. to 20 Dec. 2018 SCII-1841 13 Dec. Willemstad/Curaçao 19.00 Guests arrive individually in Curaçao. Embarkation on the SEA CLOUD II. 14 Dec. Kralendijk/Bonaire 08.00 18.00 Island tour including Gotomeer Lake and flamingos.* 15 Dec. Oranjestad/Aruba 08.00 15.00 “Aloe” island trip.* 16 Dec. At sea 17 Dec. At sea 18 Dec. Cartagena/Colombia 08.00 18.00 City tour with folklore.* 19 Dec. At sea 20 Dec. Panama City (Colón)/Panama 08.00 Disembarkation. Guests return home individually. Itinerary subject to change! * These excursions are not included in the cruise-only rate.

Cartagena’s colonial centre

When in the old days, the Spanish fleet entered the port twice a year to sell weapons and horses and load gold, silver and gems, all of Cartagena was out and about. Founded in 1533, the historic town exudes the flair of colonial times until today. With its colourful houses, Andalusian palaces and numerous churches, the historical centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A lecturer accompanies the trip

Knowledge, entertainment and facts – our expert is on hand to give talks on a wide variety of specialist subjects. He will also be on board to answer any questions that you may have.

Cruise-only rates per person Category

GTY double cabin** F Upper-/lower-bed E D C B A GTY single cabin**

SCII-1841

Your special offer rate if booked Normal rate for comparison by 30 June 2018 from 01 July 2018

US$ 4,255 US$ 4,895 US$ 5,855 US$ 6,155 US$ 6,655 US$ 7,995 US$ 8,595 US$ 6,095

US$ 2,955 US$ 3,595 US$ 4,555 US$ 4,855 US$ 5,355 US$ 6,695 US$ 7,295 US$ 4,795

US$ 3,255 US$ 3,895 US$ 4,855 US$ 5,155 US$ 5,655 US$ 6,995 US$ 7,595 US$ 5,095

Single surcharge: Category C-F: 50%, Category A+B: 100% ** Limited number of guaranteed cabins; allocation starts with Cat. F See page 124 for included services

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Aruba

Caribbean Sea


Fascinating flora and fauna, the metropolis Panama City and the Panama Canal experience. Costa Rica’s Pacific coast: perfect sailing waters

The most beautiful national parks in Panama and Costa Rica

The sea surrounding Costa Rica is the perfect place for sailing – and the SEA CLOUD II is the perfect yacht to sail in. Our ship will cruise between the far-flung national parks, ensuring that you arrive completely refreshed and ready to begin each new adventure on land.

Experience an incredible eleven distinct landscapes on this journey, all of them starkly different. On the way you will also discover a phenomenally diverse range of unspoilt natural scenery, from rainforests, imposing volcanic settings and mysterious river banks to picturesque beaches and national marine parks. One of them, the Coiba National Park, is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Corcovado National Park, one of Costa Rica’s oldest rainforests, is located on the Pacific Peninsula of Osa. This park is home to roughly 400 species of birds; and many other animals have been spotted roaming this forest.

Panama City and the Panama Canal

It took 30 eventful years until the Panama Canal was finally completed. In 2016, the new, three-tier lock system was brought into service. Travelling through the canal during the day is a truly special experience. Panama City is another absolute must-see: In the new trend destination of Central America, the historical quarter and the ultra-modern centre form an intriguing contrast. The picture-perfect beaches of Costa Rica and Panama

On the tranquil coasts of Costa Rica and Panama, unforgettable natural scenery and beautiful relaxing beaches can be found just a few steps away from one another. Paradisiacal conservation areas blend into charming bays, and shady palms line the beaches as if on a picture postcard. What is more, if you really just want to relax, you will find the perfect place to do so in the soft sand of Coiba, Tortuga and the Pearl Islands.

Granada – a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Situated picturesquely at the foot of a volcano and on the shore of a lake, the Nicaraguan town of Granada never ceases to conjure up stunning views of the natural and the man-made. Founded by the Spanish in 1524, it was one of the most influential towns in Central America for around 200 years. It is still considered an insider tip among the region’s colonial pearls. The significance of its historical legacy has earned it a very special seal of approval: a place on the UNESCO World Heritage Site List. A lecturer accompanies the trip

You are bound to have some questions about all the fascinating flora and fauna found in the national parks we visit on our trip. For that reason, a scientist who knows all there is to know about the region’s varying ecosystems will be on board to provide you with the answers. He will be joining us for the entire journey, giving talks and accompanying us on excursions.

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NICARAGUA

San Juan del Sur Atlantic Ocean Playas del Coco Puntarenas COSTA RICA Islas San José Tortugas Quepos

Colón

Playa San Josecito Casa Orquideas

Pacific Ocean

Panama City

Panama Canal PANAMA

Pearl Islands

Coiba National Park

Explore a city with over a million inhabitants, beach paradises and national parks: Panama City (Colón) – San José (Puntarenas) SEA CLOUD II

14 nights 20 Dec. 2018 to 03 Jan. 2019 SCII-1842 20 Dec. Panama City (Colón)/Panama Guests arrive individually in Colón. Embarkation on the SEA CLOUD II. 21 Dec. Panama City (Colón)/Panama 05.00 Day sailing through the Panama Canal from approximately 07.00 to 18.00. 22 Dec. Pearl Islands/Panama 08.00 14.00 23 Dec. At sea 24 Dec. Coiba National Park/Panama 08.00 14.00 25 Dec. Casa Orquideas/Costa Rica 14.00 18.00 Visit to a botanical garden.* 26 Dec. Playa San Josecito/Costa Rica 06.00 14.00 Hike along the national park.* 27 Dec. Islas Tortugas/Costa Rica 08.00 18.00 28 Dec. Quepos/Costa Rica 06.00 14.00 Excursion to a national park.*

29 Dec. 30 Dec. 31 Dec.

01 Jan. 02 Jan. 03 Jan.

At sea Playas del Coco/Costa Rica 06.00 14.00 Boat trip in the Palo Verde National Park.* San Juan del Sur/Nicaragua 08.00 Visit to the town of Granada, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, combined with either a boat trip on Lake Nicaragua or a trip to the Masaya volcano.* San Juan del Sur/Nicaragua 08.00 At sea San José (Puntarenas)/Costa Rica 04.00 Disembarkation. Guests return home individually.

Itinerary subject to change! * These excursions are not included in the cruise-only rate.

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Cruise-only rates per person SCII-1841

Our travel tip: Central America Prolong your cruise in the same cabin for an extra seven nights on board from Curaçao to Colón (SCII-1841) from 13 Dec. to 20 Dec. 2018 at our attractive combination price (see pricing details). (This offer is only available in combination with the Christmas and New Year cruise of the SEA CLOUD II in the same cabin category. The early booking incentive and other discounts are not available for these rates.)

SCII-1842

Category

if booked Combination price by 30 June 2018 from 01 July 2018

GTY double cabin** F Upper-/lower-bed E D C B A GTY single cabin**

– US$ 2,600 US$ 2,600 US$ 3,000 US$ 3,500 US$ 3,900 US$ 3,900 –

US$ 8,355 US$ 9,595 US$ 11,555 US$ 12,155 US$ 13,155 US$ 15,795 US$ 16,995 US$ 11,995

US$ 8,955 US$ 10,195 US$ 12,155 US$ 12,755 US$ 13,755 US$ 16,395 US$ 17,595 US$ 12,595

Single surcharge: Category C-F: 50%, Category A+B: 100% ** Limited number of guaranteed cabins; allocation starts with Cat. F See page 122 for included services

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Granada Lake Nicaragua


Mystical Maya sites, colourful coral reefs, atmospheric Cuba and relaxation with a rhythm of your very own. Megacity in the jungle: Panama City

Several relaxing days at sea

As an international trade centre, gate to the Panama Canal and starting point for excursions to spectacular national parks, Panama City has evolved into a lively trend metropolis. Away from the sparkling skyline, time still moves at a different pace in the old quarter of the Casco Viejo: Strolling along grand old boulevards lined with bougainvillea is like walking right back into colonial times.

Besides crossing worlds and discovering new lands, we let relaxation take a front seat on our yacht for five whole days. Plenty of time to enjoy life under the white sails and be spoilt in every way.

The Bocas del Toro National Park

Bocas del Toro is the name of a town and a province in the north-west of Panama. It also encompasses six larger islands and countless smaller ones. The region’s main attraction is its national marine park – a sanctuary that allows plants and animals to flourish both above and below the waterline. That is why, on our boat and snorkelling excursion, we are able to take you to white sandy beaches and offer you the finest glimpse of the underwater world in crystal clear waters.

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The world’s second largest coral reef

The Belize Barrier Reef is a 256-kilometre-long (159 miles) reef system which contains countless small coral islands. The Lighthouse Reef Atoll features a particularly special natural wonder: the Great Blue Hole. This circular submarine sinkhole, with a diameter of over 300 metres (0.19 miles), was formed during the last ice age and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Donning your snorkel and getting an underwater view is obviously another great way to discover the impressive beauty of the reef. Maya cities in Mexico and Belize

The sophisticated culture of the Maya in Central America, which began roughly 5,000 years ago and ended around the time of the Spanish conquest, is still a mystery. Their ceremonies seem to have been gory, their step pyramids imposing, and their stone carvings required a great deal of skill. On our trip you will discover three mystical Maya strongholds: Tulum, in Mexico, is the only Maya city situated on the coast; Altun Ha and Lamanai are located in Belize. Constructed on the banks of an inland lagoon, Lamanai remained populated for roughly 3,000 years. Excavations have revealed that over 20,000 people lived there around 700 AD.


Cienfuegos Cuba

Cozumel

Tulum MEXICO

Belize City

Lighthouse Reef

BELIZE GUATEMALA

Roatán Caribbean Sea

HONDURAS EL SALVADOR

NICARAGUA

Islas del Maíz COSTA RICA

Colón

Bocas del Toro PANAMA

Panama City

COLOMBIA

S Special offer Central America first-hand – a windjammer voyage to six countries from Panama to Cuba: Panama City (Colón) – Cienfuegos SEA CLOUD II

14 nights 14 Jan. to 28 Jan. 2019 SCII-1902 14 Jan. Panama City (Colón)/Panama 18.00 Guests arrive individually in Colón. Embarkation on the SEA CLOUD II. 15 Jan. Bocas del Toro/Panama 14.00 19.00 Boat tour through the national park.* 16 Jan. At sea 17 Jan. Corn Islands/Islas del Maíz/Nicaragua 08.00 13.00 18 Jan. At sea 19 Jan. At sea 20 Jan. Roatán/Honduras 08.00 18.00 Zipline trip through the treetops and visit to the beach or snorkelling excursion.* 21 Jan. Belize City/Belize 13.00 Excursion to Altun Ha or swimming and snorkelling excursion to Caye Caulker.*

22 Jan. 23 Jan. 24 Jan. 25 Jan.

26 Jan. 27 Jan. 28 Jan.

Belize City/Belize Excursion to Lamanai with boat trip.* Lighthouse Reef/Belize 08.00 Snorkelling excursion to the Great Blue Hole.* At sea Cozumel/Mexico 07.00 Excursion to the ancient Maya city of Tulum or buggy tour and snorkelling.* At sea Cienfuegos/Cuba 17.00 Cienfuegos/Cuba Disembarkation. Guests return home individually.

Itinerary subject to change! * These excursions are not included in the cruise-only rate.

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Combination: Combine trips SCII-1902 and SCII-1903 (page 91), and save 10% on the cruise-only rate of the lower-priced trip.

SCII-1902

Category

Your special offer rate if booked Normal rate for comparison by 30 June 2018 from 01 July 2018

GTY double cabin** F Upper-/lower-bed E D C B A GTY single cabin**

US$ 9,055 US$ 10,355 US$ 12,355 US$ 12,955 US$ 13,955 US$ 16,755 US$ 17,955 US$ 12,855

US$ 7,455 US$ 8,755 US$ 10,755 US$ 11,355 US$ 12,355 US$ 15,155 US$ 16,355 US$ 11,255

US$ 8,055 US$ 9,355 US$ 11,355 US$ 11,955 US$ 12,955 US$ 15,755 US$ 16,955 US$ 11,855

Single surcharge: Category C-F: 50%, Category A+B: 100% ** Limited number of guaranteed cabins; allocation starts with Cat. F See page 124 for included services

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Havana

Gulf of Mexico


A perfectly mixed holiday cocktail of rum and rumba, beaches and cities, cultural heritage and gorgeous nature. Trinidad’s old town

Trinidad de Cuba is a small, friendly place with a long history as a centre for sugar cane farming. Its charming coastal setting, lovingly restored facades and gentle pace of life can be experienced in any of the town’s beautiful squares and in the narrow, historic alleyways. This small town has a well-deserved place on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. The spirited music of Cuba

If Cuba is the birthplace of almost every Latin dance style, then Santiago de Cuba is the stage on which they are performed. Nowhere else will you find so much live music or dancing. In the town’s clubs, bars and dance schools, the rhythms of salsa, son and rumba are omnipresent and just as thrilling as in the world-famous Buena Vista Social Club. Port Antonio – natural beauty in Jamaica

Known for its reggae, Rastafarians and rum, Jamaica has many magical and serene natural settings to offer alongside its rousing rhythms. Port Antonio in the northeast is the spot on the island with the most beautiful scenery. With its perfect beaches, lush tropical vegetation and countless caves, rivers and waterfalls, the area surrounding this small colonial town has been a celebrity hotspot since the nineteen-forties, attracting famous visitors like Errol Flynn and providing the exotic backdrop for a number of films.

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The British Virgin Islands – a sailor’s paradise

With more than 60 islands and reefs (of which only 16 are inhabited), the British Virgin Islands are a real dream destination. Fans of sailing from all around the world are drawn to their idyllic and tropically warm waters; and the quaint beach bars bring together everyone from luxury yacht owners to solo sailors. It is so easy to get used to the carefree lifestyle; and with your feet in the sand as you gaze out over green hills and the tranquil sea, you will soon forget about the stresses of everyday life back home. Luxury in a relaxed atmosphere on St Barths

Known for attracting a certain class of visitor, St Barthélemy has been a top holiday destination for the rich and famous ever since billionaire David Rockefeller discovered the island back in the nineteen-sixties. St Barths is all about quality not quantity, so you are more likely to brush shoulders with Hollywood stars than with tourists on its 22 white sandy beaches. In the capital Gustavia, houses with red roofs nestled into the green hills look just like rows of spectators in an amphitheatre, transforming the idyllic port into an impressive stage. As you walk along the luxurious promenade, you will be sure to pass by some spectacular yachts. A lecturer accompanies the trip

Knowledge, entertainment and facts – our expert is on hand to give talks on a wide variety of specialist subjects. He will also be on board to answer any questions that you may have.


Atlantic Ocean Havana

Cienfuegos Trinidad Cuba

Santiago de Cuba Haiti

Dom. Republic

British Virgin Islands

Santo Domingo

Jamaica

Puerto Rico

Port Antonio

St Barthélemy Antigua

Caribbean Sea

On a windjammer through the sunny heart of the Caribbean, from Cuba to the Lesser Antilles: Cienfuegos – Antigua SEA CLOUD II

11 nights 28 Jan. to 08 Feb. 2019 SCII-1903 28 Jan. Cienfuegos/Cuba Guests arrive individually in Cienfuegos. Embarkation on the SEA CLOUD II. 29 Jan. Cienfuegos/Cuba 14.00 Trip to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Trinidad.* 30 Jan. At sea 31 Jan. Santiago de Cuba/Cuba 08.00 17.00 City tour and El Morro fortress; city walk and lunch.* 01 Feb. Port Antonio/Jamaica 08.00 13.00 Boat trip on the Rio Grande or visit to the beach of Frenchman’s Cove.* 02 Feb. At sea 03 Feb. Santo Domingo/Dom. Republic 09.00 13.00 Tour of the old town.*

04 Feb. 05 Feb.

06 Feb.

07 Feb. 08 Feb.

At sea Moskito Island/British Virgin Islands 08.00 Excursion to “The Baths” or “Spring Bay” or snorkelling excursion.* Day at the beach with barbecue. Moskito Island/British Virgin Islands 07.00 Sail through the Sir Francis Drake Channel. White Bay/Jost van Dyke 13.00 18.00 Gustavia/St Barthélemy 08.00 13.00 St John’s/Antigua 08.00 Disembarkation. Guests return home individually.

Itinerary subject to change! * These excursions are not included in the cruise-only rate.

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Combination: Combine trips SCII-1903 and SCII-1902 (page 89), and save 10% on the cruise-only rate of the lower-priced trip.

Cruise-only rates per person SCII-1903

Category

if booked by 30 June 2018 from 01 July 2018

GTY double cabin** F Upper-/lower-bed E D C B A GTY single cabin**

US$ 6,615 US$ 7,675 US$ 9,275 US$ 9,715 US$ 10,515 US$ 12,715 US$ 13,675 US$ 9,605

US$ 7,095 US$ 8,155 US$ 9,755 US$ 10,195 US$ 10,995 US$ 13,195 US$ 14,155 US$ 10,085

Single surcharge: Category C-F: 50%, Category A+B: 100% ** Limited number of guaranteed cabins; allocation starts with Cat. F See page 124 for included services

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Atlantic Ocean

Îles des Saintes Dominica Caribbean Sea

St Lucia St Vincent Bequia Union Island

Barbados

Grenada

From pirates’ coves to the ports of the jetset – on the warm trade winds through the island world of the Lesser Antilles: Barbados – Barbados Relaxed luxury on St Barths

Ever since billionaire David Rockefeller discovered the island for himself in the 1960s, St Barthélemy has been a favourite destination for the international jetset. You spend some time on one of the glorious beaches, then stroll along the luxurious promenade, and bring the day to a relaxed close enjoying a sundowner while gazing at the impressive private yachts in Gustavia’s harbour. French flair on the Îles des Saintes

Roughly 15 kilometres (9.3 miles) off Guadeloupe, the Îles des Saintes rise green from the sea. Columbus, who set foot on them on All Saints’ Day in 1493, gave the “holy islands” their name. Terre-de-Haut is the most charming of the eight isles: Beneath the historical Fort Napoléon, you can take a relaxed stroll through the little town and enjoy the French flair of its bars, cafés and boutiques. Snorkellers’ paradise in the Tobago Cays

For many, life under water is a fascinating world – one that becomes even more magical the closer you get. The Tobago Cays’ Horseshoe Reef is such a place. This horseshoe-shaped coral reef encloses four small islands that glow in rich shades of green. The sea, in contrast, embraces turquoise, emerald and every shade of blue.

SEA CLOUD II

11 nights 26 Mar. to 06 Apr. 2019 SCII-1908 26 Mar. Bridgetown/Barbados 22.00 Guests arrive individually in Barbados. Embarkation on the SEA CLOUD II. 27 Mar. Port Elizabeth/Bequia 14.00 24.00 Short island tour and excursion to a turtle sanctuary, beach visit or snorkelling excursion.* 28 Mar. St George’s/Grenada 13.30 24.00 Island tour or hike to the Morne Gazo; transfer to the beach.* 29 Mar. Chatham Bay/Union Island 08.00 18.00 Snorkelling and swimming excursion to the Tobago Cays.* 30 Mar. Kingstown/St Vincent 08.00 13.00 Fort Charlotte and botanical garden.* 31 Mar. At sea 01 Apr. Gustavia/St Barthélemy 13.00 02 Apr. Gustavia/St Barthélemy 13.30 03 Apr. Terre-de-Haut/Îles des Saintes 09.00 18.00 04 Apr. Cabrits/Dominica 07.00 14.00 Walk in the national park or snorkelling excursion.* 05 Apr. Soufrière/St Lucia 08.00 13.00 Excursion to the botanical garden and the volcanic sulphur springs or snorkelling excursion.* 06 Apr. Bridgetown/Barbados 08.00 Disembarkation. Guests return home individually. Itinerary subject to change! * These excursions are not included in the cruise-only rate.

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A lecturer accompanies the trip

Knowledge, entertainment and facts – our expert is on hand to give talks on a wide variety of specialist subjects. He will also be on board to answer any questions that you may have.

Cruise-only rates per person SCII-1908

Category

if booked by 30 June 2018 from 01 July 2018

GTY double cabin** F Upper-/lower-bed E D C B A GTY single cabin**

US$ 6,575 US$ 7,615 US$ 9,215 US$ 9,675 US$ 10,475 US$ 12,675 US$ 13,615 US$ 9,575

US$ 7,055 US$ 8,095 US$ 9,695 US$ 10,155 US$ 10,955 US$ 13,155 US$ 14,095 US$ 10,055

Single surcharge: Category C-F: 50%, Category A+B: 100% ** Limited number of guaranteed cabins; allocation starts with Cat. F See page 124 for included services

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PORTUGAL

Barcelona SPAIN

Mallorca

Valencia Ibiza

Mediterranean Sea Málaga Cádiz ALGERIA MOROCCO

S Special offer Modern cultural hotspots and diverse gardens between Andalusia and Catalonia: Cádiz – Barcelona Málaga – city of culture

Much more than just “Costa” and “Sol”: As the second largest city in Andalusia, in recent years Málaga has evolved into a true destination of culture. Next to classic sites like the cathedral and the Moorish Alcazaba, Picasso’s birthplace entices with suprisingly varied museums that focus on topics from archaeology and modern art to automobile design, wine, and glass. A fascinating mix in Valencia

Many bygone eras have left their mark on Valencia, but this historical legacy is juxtaposed with an impressive mixture of magnificent modern buildings. It is this vast spectrum that gives the city its unique appeal. The offbeat design of the opera house appears futuristic, with the building situated in an expansive museum and park district that stretches from the city centre all the way to the coast. A number of beautiful beaches are also located within the city.

SEA CLOUD II

7 nights 24 Apr. to 01 May 2019 SCII-1910 24 Apr. Cádiz/Spain 18.00 Guests arrive individually in Cádiz. Embarkation on the SEA CLOUD II. 25 Apr. Málaga/Spain 17.00 26 Apr. Málaga/Spain 13.00 City walking tour and visit to the cathedral.* 27 Apr. At sea 28 Apr. Valencia/Spain 09.00 16.00 Valencia: past and present.* 29 Apr. Palma de Mallorca/Spain 13.30 18.00 Island tour and wine tasting.* 30 Apr. Barcelona/Spain 14.00 City tour on the trail of Gaudí.* 01 May Barcelona/Spain Disembarkation. Guests return home individually.

Itinerary subject to change! * These excursions are not included in the cruise-only rate.

Barcelona and its famous architect

When Antoni Gaudí died in 1926 after the collision with a tram, all of Barcelona grieved. Like no other public figure, the idiosyncratic architect shaped the city with his fairy-tale buildings full of organic shapes and extravagant ideas. Plans are to complete his masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia, by 2026, one hundred years after Gaudí’s death.

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Optional garden programme The exclusive displays of plant life in the Spanish botanical gardens offer unique insights into the biodiversity of the world’s flora. In Spain, botanical interest has a long tradition. Especially during the expansion of the Spanish territories, Spanish seafarers brought back many new species from the colonies. On this cruise, you will visit selected gardens accompanied by our expert. The programme of garden excursions can be booked at a surcharge. The details of the garden programme are still under preparation and, once finalised, can be accessed under: www.seacloud.com/en/garden

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Your special offer rate if booked Normal rate for comparison by 30 Nov. 2018 from 01 Dec. 2018

US$ 4,495 US$ 5,155 US$ 6,155 US$ 6,455 US$ 6,955 US$ 8,355 US$ 8,955 US$ 6,395

US$ 3,695 US$ 4,355 US$ 5,355 US$ 5,655 US$ 6,155 US$ 7,555 US$ 8,155 US$ 5,595

US$ 3,995 US$ 4,655 US$ 5,655 US$ 5,955 US$ 6,455 US$ 7,855 US$ 8,455 US$ 5,895

Single surcharge: Category C-F: 50%, Category A+B: 100% ** Limited number of guaranteed cabins; allocation starts with Cat. F See page 124 for included services


Portovenere Montpellier

Livorno

Antibes

Sète Collioure

Corsica

SPAIN

Barcelona Tarragona Mediterranean Sea

Sardinia

Menorca Mallorca

A bright start into May – sailing along the Mediterranean coast to artists’ colonies, fishing villages and charming ports: Barcelona – Livorno The small port town of Collioure

A tiny chapel on the rock, a picturesque fortified church and the mighty Château Royal are the first sights to greet you as you approach this small port from the sea. Collioure is a textbook example of a charming fishing village that has always attracted painters and poets thanks to its idyllic coastal location, colourful facades and fascinating light. Little Venice in Languedoc: Sète

To one side the blue of the lagoon, as smooth as glass; opposite the Mediterranean Sea: Sète has found itself a comfortable spot by the water. With its colourful facades, the canals and bridges, the harbour town is considered the “Venice of Languedoc”. A little further north, the charming university town Montpellier invites to explore its mixture of art, culture and culinary delights.

SEA CLOUD II

7 nights 01 May to 08 May 2019 SCII-1911 01 May Barcelona/Spain 23.00 Guests arrive individually in Barcelona. Embarkation on the SEA CLOUD II. 02 May Tarragona/Spain 08.00 13.30 City walking tour or visit to a vineyard.* 03 May Collioure/France 13.30 23.00 Collioure and Fauvism.* 04 May Sète/France 08.00 18.00 City tour or excursion to Montpellier.* 05 May At sea 06 May Antibes/France 08.00 13.30 Excursion to St Paul de Vence.* 07 May Portovenere/Italy 13.30 24.00 Boat trip along the Cinque Terre.* 08 May Livorno/Italy 08.00 Disembarkation. Guests return home individually. Itinerary subject to change! * These excursions are not included in the cruise-only rate.

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Cinque Terre: five villages above the cliff tops

Alongside a coastal stretch of only about 12 kilometres (7.5 miles), the five Ligurian villages of the Cinque Terre sit like pearls on a string. The view from the sea offers a fascinating panorama: Brightly coloured, the dreamy villages Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore look out through the vineyards above sheer cliffs plunging steeply into the sea. Cruise-only rates per person SCII-1911

Category

Combination: Combine trips SCII-1911 and SCII-1912 (page 96) or SCII-1910 (page 94), and save 10% on the cruise-only rates of the lower-priced trip.

GTY double cabin** F Upper-/lower-bed E D C B A GTY single cabin**

if booked by 30 Nov. 2018 from 01 Dec. 2018

US$ 4,195 US$ 4,855 US$ 5,855 US$ 6,155 US$ 6,655 US$ 8,055 US$ 8,655 US$ 6,095

US$ 4,495 US$ 5,155 US$ 6,155 US$ 6,455 US$ 6,955 US$ 8,355 US$ 8,955 US$ 6,395

Single surcharge: Category C-F: 50%, Category A+B: 100% ** Limited number of guaranteed cabins; allocation starts with Cat. F See page 124 for included services

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ITALY FRANCE


ITALY

Portofino FRANCE

Menton Nice

Livorno

Elba Corsica

Mediterranean Sea

The perfect break – take in the spring air under full sails in Tuscany and on the Côte d’Azur: Livorno – Nice Short break from your daily routine

Although in the calendar, spring starts in mid March, it often seems to take forever until the first warmer days arrive. If you do not want to wait any longer, simply sail away from your daily chores and enjoy a long weekend at sea. On board our windjammer it is easy to unwind and take in the fresh breeze and sunshine. Portofino, de luxe fishing village

Here, you’d hardly be surprised if Sophia Loren and Grace Kelly strolled past. With its quaint lanes and brilliant houses that compete in shades of dusky pink, rusty red and ochre yellow, Portofino has been drawing the international jetset since the nineteen-fifties. The Piazzetta by the harbour offers the best views of white yachts, colourful fishing boats and elegant boutiques.

SEA CLOUD II

4 nights 08 May to 12 May 2019 SCII-1912 08 May Livorno/Italy 18.00 Guests arrive individually in Livorno. Embarkation on the SEA CLOUD II. 09 May Portoferraio/Elba 08.00 13.30 Island tour.* 10 May Portofino/Italy 08.00 13.30 11 May Menton/France 13.30 24.00 Walking tour through Menton with Limoncello tasting.* 12 May Nice/France 08.00 Disembarkation. Guests return home individually. Itinerary subject to change! * These excursions are not included in the cruise-only rate.

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Menton, sweet town of lemons

Where Nice and Cannes show off, Menton impresses with elegant restraint. The sweet little town on the Eastern Côte d’Azur is a lot less touristy than its flashy neighbours, enchanting visitors with Italian flair and pastelcoloured facades in its old town. As the legendary town of lemons, Menton is living proof of how wonderfully sour “la dolce vita” can be.

Combination: Combine trips SCII-1912 and SCII-1911 (page 95) or SCII-1913 (page 97), and save 10% on the cruise-only rates of the lower-priced trip.

Cruise-only rates per person SCII-1912

Category

GTY double cabin** F Upper-/lower-bed E D C B A GTY single cabin**

if booked by 30 Nov. 2018 from 01 Dec. 2018

US$ 2,375 US$ 2,775 US$ 3,315 US$ 3,515 US$ 3,775 US$ 4,575 US$ 4,915 US$ 3,475

US$ 2,555 US$ 2,955 US$ 3,495 US$ 3,695 US$ 3,955 US$ 4,755 US$ 5,095 US$ 3,655

Single surcharge: Category C-F: 50%, Category A+B: 100% ** Limited number of guaranteed cabins; allocation starts with Cat. F See page 124 for included services

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Aix-en-Provence Nice

FRANCE

Sanary-sur-Mer

Tarragona SPAIN Menorca Mallorca

Valencia Ibiza

Mediterranean Sea

Alicante Málaga

ALGERIA

An entertaining journey through ancient, baroque and modern times, offering French flair and Spanish temperament: Nice – Málaga Provençal living in Aix

Its successful blend of baroque elegance and a lively student scene is one of the reasons why Aix-enProvence ranks amongst France’s top five of the most popular places to live. Stroll under the old plane trees of the famous Cours Mirabeau for a taste of this Provençal capital’s history; its main boulevard is lined with small bistros and antique shops, elegant residences, fountains and boutiques. Tarragona: a smaller Rome in Spain

As a busy provincial town, antique Tarragona was like little Rome in Iberia. Triumphal arches, aqueducts, the amphitheatre and the Forum Romanum are witnesses of its glorious past. And if you feel like toasting so much history, there is no shortage of wine: For over 2,000 years, this area has been a popular wine-growing region.

SEA CLOUD II

7 nights 12 May to 19 May 2019 SCII-1913 12 May Nice/France 18.00 Guests arrive individually in Nice. Embarkation on the SEA CLOUD II. 13 May Sanary-sur-Mer/France 08.00 17.00 Excursion to Aix-en-Provence.* 14 May At sea 15 May Tarragona/Spain 08.00 13.30 City walking tour or visit to a vineyard.* 16 May Valencia/Spain 08.00 13.30 City tour and visit to the market.* 17 May Alicante/Spain 08.00 13.30 City tour and visit to the castle.* 18 May At sea 19 May Málaga/Spain 08.00 Disembarkation. Guests return home individually. Itinerary subject to change! * These excursions are not included in the cruise-only rate.

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A fascinating mix in Valencia

Many bygone eras have left their mark on Valencia, but this historical legacy is juxtaposed with an impressive mixture of magnificent modern buildings. It is this vast spectrum that gives the city its unique appeal. The offbeat design of the opera house appears futuristic, with the building situated in an expansive museum and park district that stretches from the city centre all the way to the coast.

Combination: Combine trips SCII-1913 and SCII-1912 (page 96), and save 10% on the cruise-only rate of the lower-priced trip.

Cruise-only rates per person SCII-1913

Category

GTY double cabin** F Upper-/lower-bed E D C B A GTY single cabin**

if booked by 30 Nov. 2018 from 01 Dec. 2018

US$ 4,195 US$ 4,855 US$ 5,855 US$ 6,155 US$ 6,655 US$ 8,055 US$ 8,655 US$ 6,095

US$ 4,495 US$ 5,155 US$ 6,155 US$ 6,455 US$ 6,955 US$ 8,355 US$ 8,955 US$ 6,395

Single surcharge: Category C-F: 50%, Category A+B: 100% ** Limited number of guaranteed cabins; allocation starts with Cat. F See page 124 for included services

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Enjoy the diversity of the North journeying to Northern France and Southern England, to Scottish islands and the coast of Ireland. The thousand facets of the North

On this summery cruise, the North opens up its treasure chest – letting you discover a new cultural landscape every day. Normandy entices with art and calvados; the next day, Brittany exudes British charm. And while the gardens of Southern England convey an atmosphere of the Mediterranean, Ireland and Scotland bewitch with Celtic sites, castles and untamed nature. Honfleur, paradise for painters

With its colourful fishing boats and soaring timbered houses, Honfleur offers visitors a truly picturesque setting. The enchanting little port is considered the cradle of impressionism – Eugène Boudin, Monet, Renoir and Cézanne met here to paint. In addition to enjoying the abounding art, don’t miss out on Normandy’s culinary masterpieces: cider, calvados and camembert. Saint-Malo and the Mont St Michel

Strong fortified walls and heavy canons still bear witness to what life was like in Saint-Malo in the 18th century. From here, the corsairs started their raids, adding considerably to the wealth of the town. At the other end of the bay, the Mont St Michel also presents itself well-fortified: Like a mighty bastion, the monastery fortress rises from the tidal flats. The most British town of Brittany: Roscoff

On the outermost northwestern end of Brittany, Roscoff is leaning into the Atlantic as though it wanted to reach across the British Channel for Cornwall. The charming seaside town with its pretty granite houses is considered the most British among the Breton ports. Not surprising, because for hundreds of years, the old corsair town was trading with Great Britain exporting salt, wood, cloth and onions. 98

Tresco – a British island with a Mediterranean heart

It is hardly surprising that Tresco, the second largest of the Scilly Islands, has been populated since the Neolithic period. Thanks to its mild climate, the island is as lush and green as most Mediterranean coastlines. Abbey Garden is a veritable paradise, bursting with exotic flowers, bamboo thickets, palm and pine trees. It is one of the world’s most spectacular botanical gardens. Islands with a special kind of magic: the Hebrides

Some 50 kilometres (31 miles) west of the Scottish coast lie the Inner and the Outer Hebrides. Here, where salt and seaweed scents the air and granite rocks dot the green meadows, the cordial inhabitants enjoy a peaty whiskey – toasting their arcane homeland as well as the much longed-for summer sun that lights up the coloured facades in the ports of Tobermory and Stornoway. Mysterious ancient sites: Skara Brae and Brodgar

Scotland’s wild North is home to the mysterious ruins of Neolithic settlements. Skara Brae comprises eight round houses dating back 4,500 years, and the Ring of Brodgar is even larger than Stonehenge. Between the weathered stones and grassy mounds, you are sure to feel a touch of mythical magic.


Stornoway Peterhead

Invergordon Tobermory

Atlantic Ocean

North Sea

Edinburgh (Leith) Isle of Man Dublin IRELAND

Cobh

GREAT BRITAIN

Cork

London

Dartmouth Scilly Islands Roscoff

Portsmouth

Honfleur Guernsey Saint-Malo FRANCE

Summery journey of discovery to highlands and islands, mountains and moors, oceans and coves: London (Portsmouth) – Edinburgh (Leith) SEA CLOUD II

16 nights 13 June to 29 June 2019 SCII-191718 13 June London (Portsmouth)/Great Britain 18.00 Guests arrive individually in Portsmouth. Embarkation on the SEA CLOUD II. 14 June Honfleur/France 08.00 13.30 Walking tour through Honfleur or excursion to Normandy with calvados tasting.* 15 June Dartmouth/Great Britain 14.00 20.00 The English Riviera with historical steam train.* 16 June St Peter Port/Guernsey 13.30 19.00 Island tour.* 17 June Saint-Malo/France 08.00 19.00 Visit to the Mont Saint Michel.* 18 June Roscoff/France 09.00 14.00 City walk and visit to the botanical garden.* 19 June Tresco/Scilly Islands 08.00 13.00 Walk through Abbey Garden.* 20 June Cobh (Cork)/Ireland 08.00 13.00 Cork countryside and Blarney Castle or Cork city tour.* 21 June Dublin/Ireland 08.00 18.00 City tour.*

22 June Douglas/Isle of Man 08.00 14.00 Steam train tour to Castletown.* 23 June At sea 24 June Tobermory/Isle of Mull 08.00 14.00 Visit to Glengorm Castle.* 25 June Stornoway/Isle of Lewis 08.00 14.00 The mystic Callanish Stones.* 26 June Kirkwall/Orkney Islands 13.30 19.00 Visit to Skara Brae and Brodgar or tour to the northernmost whiskey destillery.* 27 June Invergordon/Great Britain 13.30 19.00 Dunrobin Castle or visit to a whiskey destillery.* 28 June Peterhead/Great Britain 08.00 14.00 Visit to Fyvie Castle.* 29 June Edinburgh (Leith)/Great Britain 08.00 Disembarkation. Guests return home individually. Itinerary subject to change! * These excursions are not included in the cruise-only rate.

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Cruise-only rates per person SCII-191718

Category

if booked by 30 Nov. 2018 from 01 Dec. 2018

GTY double cabin** F Upper-/lower-bed E D C B A GTY single cabin**

US$ 9,080 US$ 10,525 US$ 12,595 US$ 13,285 US$ 14,425 US$ 17,470 US$ 18,780 US$ 13,145

US$ 9,750 US$ 11,195 US$ 13,265 US$ 13,955 US$ 15,095 US$ 18,140 US$ 19,450 US$ 13,815

Single surcharge: Category C-F: 50%, Category A+B: 100% ** Limited number of guaranteed cabins; allocation starts with Cat. F See page 124 for included services

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Orkney Islands


North Sea IRELAND

Dublin GREAT BRITAIN

Cork

Cobh

London

Portsmouth Dartmouth Scilly Islands Guernsey Celtic Sea

Honfleur

Roscoff Saint-Malo FRANCE

Where the mild Atlantic greets – summer cruise to Normandy, Brittany, the Channel Islands and England’s South: London (Portsmouth) – Dublin Honfleur, paradise for painters

With its colourful fishing boats and soaring timbered houses, Honfleur offers visitors a truly picturesque setting. The enchanting little port is considered the cradle of impressionism – Eugène Boudin, Monet, Renoir and Cézanne met here to paint. In addition to enjoying the abounding art, don’t miss out on Normandy’s culinary masterpieces: cider, calvados and camembert. The most British town of Brittany: Roscoff

On the outermost northwestern end of Brittany, Roscoff is leaning into the Atlantic as though it wanted to reach across the British Channel for Cornwall. The charming seaside town with its pretty granite houses is considered the most British among the Breton ports. Not surprising, because for hundreds of years, the old corsair town was trading with Great Britain exporting salt, wood, cloth and onions.

SEA CLOUD II

8 nights 13 June to 21 June 2019 SCII-1917 13 June London (Portsmouth)/Great Britain 18.00 Guests arrive individually in Portsmouth. Embarkation on the SEA CLOUD II. 14 June Honfleur/France 08.00 13.30 Walking tour through Honfleur or excursion to Normandy with calvados tasting.* 15 June Dartmouth/Great Britain 14.00 20.00 The English Riviera with historical steam train.* 16 June St. Peter Port/Guernsey 13.30 19.00 Island tour.* 17 June Saint-Malo/France 08.00 19.00 Visit to the Mont Saint Michel.* 18 June Roscoff/France 09.00 14.00 City walk and visit to the botanical garden.* 19 June Tresco/Scilly Islands 08.00 13.00 Walk through Abbey Garden.* 20 June Cobh (Cork)/Ireland 08.00 13.00 Cork countryside and Blarney Castle or Cork city tour.* 21 June Dublin/Ireland 08.00 Disembarkation. Guests return home individually. Itinerary subject to change! * These excursions are not included in the cruise-only rate.

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Tresco – a British island with a Mediterranean heart

It is hardly surprising that Tresco, the second largest of the Scilly Islands, has been populated since the Neolithic period. Thanks to its mild climate, the island is as lush and green as most Mediterranean coastlines. Abbey Garden is a veritable paradise, bursting with exotic flowers, bamboo thickets, palm and pine trees. It is one of the world’s most spectacular botanical gardens.

Cruise-only rates per person SCII-1917

Category

GTY double cabin** F Upper-/lower-bed E D C B A GTY single cabin**

if booked by 30 Nov. 2018 from 01 Dec. 2018

US$ 4,795 US$ 5,545 US$ 6,645 US$ 6,995 US$ 7,605 US$ 9,195 US$ 9,895 US$ 6,945

US$ 5,145 US$ 5,895 US$ 6,995 US$ 7,345 US$ 7,955 US$ 9,545 US$ 10,245 US$ 7,295

Single surcharge: Category C-F: 50%, Category A+B: 100% ** Limited number of guaranteed cabins; allocation starts with Cat. F See page 124 for included services

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North Sea

Stornoway Invergordon

Peterhead

Tobermory Atlantic Ocean Edinburgh (Leith)

Isle of Man

IRELAND

Dublin

GREAT BRITAIN

Myths, magic and the wild nature of the Celtic islands – en route to Ireland, the Hebrides and Scotland: Dublin – Edinburgh (Leith) Dublin – the Green Isle’s capital

Live music, witty words and mellow Guiness – Dublin enfolds its visitors with its happy charm. Ireland’s literature-focused capital is not only home to timehonoured sites like Trinity College, Dublin Castle or St Patrick’s Cathedral: Small shops, quirky pubs and inspiring galleries demonstrate Dublin’s modern, metropolitan character. Islands with a special kind of magic: the Hebrides

Some 50 kilometres (31 miles) west of the Scottish coast lie the Inner and the Outer Hebrides. Here, where salt and seaweed scents the air and granite rocks dot the green meadows, the cordial inhabitants enjoy a peaty whiskey – toasting their arcane homeland as well as the much longed-for summer sun that lights up the coloured facades in the ports of Tobermory and Stornoway. Mysterious ancient sites: Skara Brae and Brodgar

SEA CLOUD II

8 nights 21 June to 29 June 2019 SCII-1918 21 June Dublin/Ireland 18.00 Guests arrive individually in Dublin. Embarkation on the SEA CLOUD II. 22 June Douglas/Isle of Man 08.00 14.00 Steam train tour to Castletown.* 23 June At sea 24 June Tobermory/Isle of Mull 08.00 14.00 Visit to Glengorm Castle.* 25 June Stornoway/Isle of Lewis 08.00 14.00 The mystic Callanish Stones.* 26 June Kirkwall/Orkney Islands 13.30 19.00 Visit to Skara Brae and Brodgar or tour to the northernmost whiskey destillery.* 27 June Invergordon/Great Britain 13.30 19.00 Dunrobin Castle or visit to a whiskey destillery.* 28 June Peterhead/Great Britain 08.00 14.00 Visit to Fyvie Castle.* 29 June Edinburgh (Leith)/Great Britain 08.00 Disembarkation. Guests return home individually. Itinerary subject to change! * These excursions are not included in the cruise-only rate.

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Scotland’s wild North is home to the mysterious ruins of Neolithic settlements. Skara Brae comprises eight round houses dating back 4,500 years, and the Ring of Brodgar is even larger than Stonehenge. Between the weathered stones and grassy mounds, you are sure to feel a touch of mythical magic. Cruise-only rates per person SCII-1918

Category

GTY double cabin** F Upper-/lower-bed E D C B A GTY single cabin**

if booked by 30 Nov. 2018 from 01 Dec. 2018

US$ 4,795 US$ 5,545 US$ 6,645 US$ 6,995 US$ 7,605 US$ 9,195 US$ 9,895 US$ 6,945

US$ 5,145 US$ 5,895 US$ 6,995 US$ 7,345 US$ 7,955 US$ 9,545 US$ 10,245 US$ 7,295

Single surcharge: Category C-F: 50%, Category A+B: 100% ** Limited number of guaranteed cabins; allocation starts with Cat. F See page 124 for included services

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Exploring the sailing area of the vikings en route to castles and places of worship, fascinating fjords and islands full of character. Edinburgh – capital of tradition

From the narrow cobbled streets of the medival Old Town to the generous airy layout of the Gregorian New Town, in Edinburgh you literally walk through the ages. Take bagpipe traditions, spooky stories or pub culture – ancient customs are kept alive in Scotland’s capital. The many facets of the North

Rock faces that plunge into the sea, picturesque coastal villages, romantic castles – on the journey from Scotland over Norway to Hamburg, every day features a new landscape to discover. The North is surprisingly diverse and you will be just as enchanted by the raw charm of the Shetland and Orkney Islands as by the modern thrill of the cultural hub, Bergen. Mysterious ancient sites: Skara Brae and Brodgar

Scotland’s wild North is home to the mysterious ruins of Neolithic settlements. Skara Brae comprises eight round houses dating back 4,500 years, and the Ring of Brodgar is even larger than Stonehenge. Between the weathered stones and grassy mounds, you are sure to feel a touch of mythical magic. The impressive Norwegian fjords

Over several ice ages, the incredible force of Mother Nature carved narrow valleys in the rocks of southern Norway, leading to the formation of spectacular landscapes: the majestic fjords. Each and every one of them

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is definitely worth seeing: The Lysefjord boasts the impressive Preikestolen plateau, towering at an altitude of over 600 metres (1,970 feet), and the Hardangerfjord is adorned by a wide range of fruit trees thanks to its mild climate. Sylt: Germany’s most famed island

North Sea waves, the Wadden Sea, old captains’ cottages, and exploring the wide dune landscape – that is the romantic, down-to-earth side of the renowned North Frisian island. But Sylt enjoys the flurry of camera flashes just as much as the sunshine. Celebrities have chosen the island as their summer retreat: One wants to be seen visiting Germany’s most famous fish & chip shop, strolling through Kampen, in the elegant bars and exclusive clubs – and indulges in oysters fresh from the sea. Panoramic cruise up the Elbe

The SEA CLOUD II glides slowly up the river Elbe, past the picturesque banks with their green dykes, the Airbus grounds, stair-lined Blankenese and the patrician mansions of the Elbchaussee. At her mooring by the “Überseebrücke”, she is greeted by Hamburg’s new landmark, the “Elbphilharmonie”.


Shetland Islands

NORWAY

Orkney Islands

Stavanger

Peterhead North Sea DENMARK

Edinburgh (Leith) Sylt GERMANY

Hamburg

GREAT BRITAIN

Three cheers for the North: a summer getaway to Scotland’s green coasts and charming North Sea idylls: Edinburgh (Leith) – Hamburg SEA CLOUD II

10 nights 03 Aug. to 13 Aug. 2019 SCII-1922 03 Aug. Edinburgh (Leith)/Great Britain 18.00 Guests arrive individually in Leith. Embarkation on the SEA CLOUD II. 04 Aug. Peterhead/Great Britain 09.00 18.00 Visit to Fyvie Castle.* 05 Aug. Kirkwall/Orkney Islands 13.00 19.00 Visit to Skara Brae and Brodgar or trip to the northernmost whiskey distillery.* 06 Aug. Lerwick/Shetland Islands 13.00 19.00 Island tour and visit to Jarlshof.* 07 Aug. At sea 08 Aug. Bergen/Norway 07.00 17.00 Walk through the old town and trip up the Floyen or helicopter flight across the Hardangerfjord.*

09 Aug.

10 Aug. 11 Aug. 12 Aug. 13 Aug.

Stavanger/Norway 11.00 19.00 Boat trip on the Lysefjord or helicopter flight across the Preikestolen.* At sea Sylt/Germany 12.00 Cycling tour or "Sylter Royal" oyster tasting.* Sylt/Germany 11.00 Hamburg/Germany 08.00 Disembarkation. Guests return home individually.

Itinerary subject to change! * These excursions are not included in the cruise-only rate.

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Cruise-only rates per person SCII-1922

Combination: Combine trips SCII-1922 and SCII-1923 (page 105), and save 10% on the cruise-only rate of the lower-priced trip.

Category

if booked by 30 Nov. 2018 from 01 Dec. 2018

GTY double cabin** F Upper-/lower-bed E D C B A GTY single cabin**

US$ 5,965 US$ 6,925 US$ 8,365 US$ 8,765 US$ 9,525 US$ 11,525 US$ 12,365 US$ 8,725

US$ 6,395 US$ 7,355 US$ 8,795 US$ 9,195 US$ 9,955 US$ 11,955 US$ 12,795 US$ 9,155

Single surcharge: Category C-F: 50%, Category A+B: 100% ** Limited number of guaranteed cabins; allocation starts with Cat. F See page 124 for included services

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Bergen


A journey through European regions full of character: the Channel Islands, Normandy, Brittany and the Basque country. A panoramic trip along the Elbe

Honfleur, paradise for painters

The SEA CLOUD II departs from Hamburg’s harbour and glides along the Elbe at a leisurely pace. Past the patrician mansions of the Elbchaussee, stair-lined Blankenese, the Airbus grounds and the picturesque river banks with their green dykes.

With its colourful fishing boats and soaring timbered houses, Honfleur offers visitors a truly picturesque setting. The enchanting little port is considered the cradle of impressionism – Eugène Boudin, Monet, Renoir and Cézanne met here to paint. In addition to enjoying the abounding art, don’t miss out on Normandy’s culinary masterpieces: cider, calvados and camembert.

Kaleidoscopic Amsterdam

Amsterdam is small and homely, cosmopolitan and avantgarde, an international metropolis and a royal capital. Depending on your approach, this city will show you each of its many faces in a constantly changing light. Discover the charm of its canals and be inspired by its internationally renowned designs. Bruges: UNESCO World Heritage Site

Be it English cloth merchants, Hamburg’s moneybags or traders from Castile, trade has been at the heart of this Hanseatic city for centuries. Even today there are still great shopping opportunities in the charming medieval old town of Bruges. As you stroll past ramparts, windmills and romantic canals, you will discover all sorts of artistic and culinary delights in the small boutique shops.

Saint-Malo and the Mont St Michel

Strong fortified walls and heavy canons still bear witness to what life was like in Saint-Malo in the 18th century. From here, the corsairs started their raids, adding considerably to the wealth of the town. At the other end of the bay, the Mont St Michel also presents itself well-fortified: Like a mighty bastion, the monastery fortress rises from the tidal flats. A jewel in the Atlantic: Belle-Île-en-Mer

It is easy to imagine that this island was the birthplace of summer; as soon as the sun rises over this Breton isle, the cafés and squares are instantly filled with the friendly chatter of locals, accordion players and women selling their wares at the market. With its serene atmosphere, the port of Le Palais is the perfect place to be discovered individually. Capital of Culture and culinary delights: San Sebastián

San Sebastián cannot be described in a single word: Donostia, so its Basque name, is a seaside resort, film city, surfer’s paradise, cultural metropolis and above all a mecca for gourmets. The lively old town is a paradise for the palate: Countless small and cosy bars proudly present the city’s culinary diversity.

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Hamburg GREAT BRITAIN

Amsterdam Bruges

GERMANY

Oostende BELGIUM

Guernsey

Honfleur Saint-Malo FRANCE

Belle-Île-en-Mer SWITZERLAND

La Rochelle Atlantic Ocean

Bilbao

ITALY

San Sebastián SPAIN

Enchanting summer days on the Atlantic coast – canal towns, cultural metropolises and charming island beauties: Hamburg – Bilbao SEA CLOUD II

11 nights 13 Aug. to 24 Aug. 2019 SCII-1923 13 Aug. Hamburg/Germany 17.00 Guests arrive individually in Hamburg. Embarkation on the SEA CLOUD II. 14 Aug. At sea 15 Aug. Amsterdam/Netherlands 08.00 13.30 Canal boat tour and city walk.* 16 Aug. Oostende/Belgium 08.00 13.30 Excursion to Bruges, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.* 17 Aug Honfleur/France 13.30 19.00 Walking tour through Honfleur or excursion to Normandy with calvados tasting.* 18 Aug. St Peter Port/Guernsey 14.00 22.00 Island trip.*

19 Aug. 20 Aug. 21 Aug. 22 Aug. 23 Aug.

24 Aug.

Saint-Malo/France 09.30 19.00 Visit to the Mont Saint Michel.* At sea Le Palais/Belle-Île-en-Mer 09.00 14.00 The wild coastline of Belle-Île.* La Rochelle/France 08.00 13.00 City tour of La Rochelle.* San Sebastián/Spain 14.00 22.30 City tour and guided walk in San Sebastián or visit to a vineyard.* Bilbao/Spain 08.00 Disembarkation. Guests return home individually.

Itinerary subject to change! * These excursions are not included in the cruise-only rate.

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Cruise-only rates per person SCII-1923

Combination: Combine trips SCII-1923 and SCII-1922 (page 103) or SCII-1924 (page 107), and save 10% on the cruise-only rates of the lower-priced trip.

Category

if booked by 30 Nov. 2018 from 01 Dec. 2018

GTY double cabin** F Upper-/lower-bed E D C B A GTY single cabin**

US$ 6,575 US$ 7,615 US$ 9,215 US$ 9,675 US$ 10,475 US$ 12,675 US$ 13,615 US$ 9,575

US$ 7,055 US$ 8,095 US$ 9,695 US$ 10,155 US$ 10,955 US$ 13,155 US$ 14,095 US$ 10,055

Single surcharge: Category C-F: 50%, Category A+B: 100% ** Limited number of guaranteed cabins; allocation starts with Cat. F See page 124 for included services

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La Coruña

Santander

Bilbao

Santiago de Compostela

Islas Cíes Leixões Porto SPAIN

PORTUGAL

Lisbon

A course of discovery along the sunny coasts of Galicia and Portugal to places of pilgrimage and nature’s paradises: Bilbao – Lisbon The culinary delights of Northern Spain

Fresh fish, delicious seafood, tasty beef and exquisite cheeses – in the four northern provinces Basque Country, Cantabria, Asturia and Galicia, the sea and the mountains offer everything that makes a gourmet’s heart beat faster. In addition to the region’s fantastic cuisine, connoisseurs also enthuse about the flavourful, top-class wines from Rioja and Ribera del Duero. Medieval gem: Santillana del Mar

Wooden balconies adorned with flowers, gardens hidden behind thick walls, and small Renaissance palaces – there is something to be discovered on every corner of Santillana del Mar’s old town. You should definitely allow time for these two highlights: the Santa Juliana collegiate church that gave the pilgrimage town its name, and the Cave of Altamira with its famous parietal cave paintings. Santiago de Compostela – a place of pilgrimage

SEA CLOUD II

7 nights 24 Aug. to 31 Aug. 2019 SCII-1924 24 Aug. Bilbao/Spain 18.00 Guests arrive individually in Bilbao. Embarkation on the SEA CLOUD II. 25 Aug. Santander/Spain 08.00 13.30 Santillana del Mar and the Cave of Altamira.* 26 Aug. At sea 27 Aug. La Coruña/Spain 08.00 17.00 Excursion to Santiago de Compostela or city walking tour including tapas.* 28 Aug. Islas Cíes/Spain 14.00 18.00 29 Aug. Porto (Leixões)/Portugal 08.00 14.00 Porto and port wine experience including a boat trip along the Douro.* 30 Aug. Cruise up the Tagus. Lisbon/Portugal 14.00 City tour of Lisbon.* 31 Aug. Lisbon/Portugal Disembarkation. Guests return home individually. Itinerary subject to change! * These excursions are not included in the cruise-only rate.

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Santiago de Compostela, one of the world’s most famous pilgrimage sites, is the final stop and climax of the Way of St James – a pilgrimage route that has been followed since the 11th century. During this time, the city’s magnificent cathedral was also established as one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Christianity, alongside Rome and Jerusalem. This building, together with the old town, is protected by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

Cruise-only rates per person

The Islas Cíes Nature Reserve

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According to Galician legend, the Cíes archipelago is the place where God rested on the seventh day after he created the world – and it is easy to see why. The site, now a nature reserve, encompasses a substantial area of sea and three islands which, with their steep coasts, sand dunes and small forests, are perfect for individual hikes.

Combination: Combine trips SCII-1924 and SCII-1923 (page 105), and save 10% on the cruise-only rate of the lower-priced trip.

SCII-1924

GTY double cabin** F Upper-/lower-bed E D C B A GTY single cabin**

if booked by 30 Nov. 2018 from 01 Dec. 2018

US$ 4,195 US$ 4,855 US$ 5,855 US$ 6,155 US$ 6,655 US$ 8,055 US$ 8,655 US$ 6,095

US$ 4,495 US$ 5,155 US$ 6,155 US$ 6,455 US$ 6,955 US$ 8,355 US$ 8,955 US$ 6,395

Single surcharge: Category C-F: 50%, Category A+B: 100% ** Limited number of guaranteed cabins; allocation starts with Cat. F See page 124 for included services

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Atlantic Ocean


ITALY FRANCE

Nice St Tropez Calvi Corsica

SPAIN

Barcelona Mediterranean Sea

Menorca

Sardinia

Mallorca

An atmospheric short cruise to Corsica and the Côte d’Azur: Barcelona – Nice A little break from your daily routine

It is amazing how quickly a sailing cruise can remove you from the everyday hustle and bustle of life! Once the wind swells the sails and the SEA CLOUD II sets off into the distant horizon, you step into a whole new, unique world. No matter whether you are keen to enjoy the authentic windjammer atmosphere on board or discover the charming cities onshore, hundreds of new impressions will turn your little break into a wonderful experience. Calvi: the charming capital of La Balagne

SEA CLOUD II

4 nights 09 Sep. to 13 Sep. 2019 SCII-1926 09 Sep. Barcelona/Spain 18.00 Guests arrive individually in Barcelona. Embarkation on the SEA CLOUD II. 10 Sep. At sea 11 Sep. Calvi/Corsica 13.30 23.00 City walking tour or excursion to the villages of La Balagne.* 12 Sep. St Tropez/France 14.00 24.00 13 Sep. Nice/France 08.00 Disembarkation. Guests return home individually. Itinerary subject to change! * These excursions are not included in the cruise-only rate.

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Calvi, Corsica’s fourth largest town, lies nestled in the lush, green hills of La Balagne. The settlement is overlooked by an impressive citadel and drawbridge which stand proud upon a soaring promontory. Admire the shimmering beauty of the yachts moored in the harbour during a gentle stroll along the Quay Landry or make a brief stop in one of the town’s many street cafés and restaurants. Savoir-vivre on the French Riviera

The French Riviera is characterised by its outdoor life. The bright blue sky provides the perfect setting for a chat in the street or a glass of pastis by the harbour. This carefree savoir-vivre is not just a privilege of the high society who made the Côte d’Azur their playground in the nineteen-sixties. Optimism is quite the custom here – and the relaxed attitude is infectious.

Cruise-only rates per person SCII-1926

Category

GTY double cabin** F Upper-/lower-bed E D C B A GTY single cabin**

if booked by 30 Nov. 2018 from 01 Dec. 2018

US$ 2,375 US$ 2,775 US$ 3,315 US$ 3,515 US$ 3,775 US$ 4,575 US$ 4,915 US$ 3,475

US$ 2,555 US$ 2,955 US$ 3,495 US$ 3,695 US$ 3,955 US$ 4,755 US$ 5,095 US$ 3,655

Single surcharge: Category C-F: 50%, Category A+B: 100% ** Limited number of guaranteed cabins; allocation starts with Cat. F See page 124 for included services

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Erice

ITALY

Taormina

Palermo

Naxos

Trapani Sicily

Syracuse

Mediterranean Sea Malta

The most beautiful sights of Sicily: royal palaces, ancient temples and heavenly panoramas: Malta – Malta Sicily’s many facets

The largest of the Mediterranean islands is a fabulously diverse microcosm in its own right – with rich cultural history dating back 3,000 years, with different monuments marking each era, with Europe’s highest and most active volcano, Mount Etna, and with towns and villages featuring a character and flair all of their own. A masterwork of mosaics: the Cappella Palatina

The narrow streets of Palermo’s historic centre with their rattling Vespa scooters and vivacious market women lead to the impressive Norman palace. Inside you will find the famous Cappella Palatina. Its richness is simply overwhelming: The erstwhile royal chapel is decorated with elements of both Christian and Islamic style, artistic carvings and marble floors. It contains an inner room which is entirely covered with precious golden mosaics.

SEA CLOUD II

7 nights 27 Sep. to 04 Oct. 2019 SCII-1929 27 Sep. La Valletta/Malta 18.00 Guests arrive individually in Malta. Embarkation on the SEA CLOUD II. 28 Sep. At sea 29 Sep. Trapani/Sicily 08.00 13.30 The charming town of Erice.* 30 Sep. Palermo/Sicily 08.00 18.00 City tour including visit to the cathedral and the Cappella Palatina.* 01 Oct. Lipari/Aeolian Islands 08.00 13.00 City tour.* 02 Oct. Naxos (Taormina)/Sicily 07.00 14.00 Cable car trip to the top of Mount Etna.* 03 Oct. Syracuse/Sicily 08.00 13.30 Classical Syracuse.* 04 Oct. La Valletta/Malta 08.00 Disembarkation. Guests return home individually. Itinerary subject to change! * These excursions are not included in the cruise-only rate.

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Syracuse: UNESCO World Heritage Site

Cicero once described Syracuse as “the greatest and most beautiful of the Greek cities”. Up to a million people – three times the population of mighty Athens – are claimed to have lived there in antiquity. This city on the small island of Ortigia was later conquered first by the Romans, then by Arabs, Byzantines and Normans. They have left behind a unique architectural heritage: The UNESCO declared Syracuse a World Heritage Site in 2005 due to its archaeological importance. A lecturer accompanies the trip

Exciting topics, background information and fascinating facts – our expert offers talks on a whole range of subjects from his specialist field.

Cruise-only rates per person SCII-1929

Category

GTY double cabin** F Upper-/lower-bed E D C B A GTY single cabin**

if booked by 30 Nov. 2018 from 01 Dec. 2018

US$ 4,195 US$ 4,855 US$ 5,855 US$ 6,155 US$ 6,655 US$ 8,055 US$ 8,655 US$ 6,095

US$ 4,495 US$ 5,155 US$ 6,155 US$ 6,455 US$ 6,955 US$ 8,355 US$ 8,955 US$ 6,395

Single surcharge: Category C-F: 50%, Category A+B: 100% ** Limited number of guaranteed cabins; allocation starts with Cat. F See page 124 for included services

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Lipari


FRANCE

Monte Carlo Sète

Adriatic Sea

Florence

Livorno

Antibes

ITALY Corsica SPAIN

Mediterranean Sea

Barcelona

Naples Sorrent Menorca

Sardinia

Mallorca

Dolce vita meets savoir-vivre – from the colourful Amalfi Coast to Gaudís fantastic edifices: Naples – Barcelona The scenic Amalfi Coast

Violet bougainvillea in front of pastel pink facades; houses clinging to the cliffs like swallows’ nests; a grand open staircase looking out onto the glistening turquoise sea – Sorrent, Positano and Amalfi sometimes seem too good to be true. But the colourful, romantic fishing villages are real. In 1997, the UNESCO declared the Amalfi Coast a World Heritage Site. Artful and ornate – Florence

Florence is a synthesis of the arts: From the smallest relief to the largest palazzo, from the Uffizi Gallery to the street painter, the Tuscan metropolis offers an abundance of art. The historical trade hub owes its riches in art and architecture to the Medici family, who promoted artists like Botticelli and Michelangelo and erected impressive architectural gems such as the Basilica di San Lorenzo.

SEA CLOUD II

8 nights 18 Oct. to 26 Oct. 2019 SCII-1932 18 Oct. Naples/Italy 18.00 Guests arrive individually in Naples. Embarkation on the SEA CLOUD II. Sorrent/Italy 21.00 19 Oct. Sorrent/Italy 13.30 The beauty spots of the Amalfi Coast.* 20 Oct. At sea 21 Oct. Livorno/Italy 08.00 18.00 Excursion to Tuscany or Florence.* 22 Oct. Monte Carlo/Monaco 15.00 24.00 23 Oct. Antibes/France 08.00 13.00 St Paul de Vence.* 24 Oct. Sète/France 13.00 19.00 City tour.* 25 Oct. Barcelona/Spain 17.00 26 Oct. Barcelona/Spain Disembarkation. Guests return home individually. Itinerary subject to change! * These excursions are not included in the cruise-only rate.

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Glamorous Monte Carlo

Formula One races in its narrow streets; gambling in the world’s most famed casino; opulent productions in its opera house – people in Monte Carlo like to enjoy life to the full. Fancy a walk from Monaco’s harbour with its luxury yachts up the hill to the palace and cathedral? If you’d rather save your strength, you can simply take the escalator. Little Venice in Languedoc: Sète

To one side the blue of the lagoon, as smooth as glass; opposite the Mediterranean Sea: Sète has found itself a comfortable spot by the water. With its colourful facades, the canals and bridges, the harbour town is considered the "Venice of Languedoc". On its main canal, the Canal Royal, you can dine like a king – especially the local oysters are a treat!

Cruise-only rates per person SCII-1932

Category

if booked by 30 Nov. 2018 from 01 Dec. 2018

GTY double cabin** F Upper-/lower-bed E D C B A GTY single cabin**

US$ US$ US$ US$ US$ US$ US$ US$

4,795 5,545 6,645 6,995 7,605 9,195 9,895 6,945

US$ 5,145 US$ 5,895 US$ 6,995 US$ 7,345 US$ 7,955 US$ 9,545 US$ 10,245 US$ 7,295

Single surcharge: Category C-F: 50%, Category A+B: 100% ** Limited number of guaranteed cabins; allocation starts with Cat. F See page 124 for included services

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Málaga Mediterranean Sea Atlantic Ocean Rabat

Casablanca Madeira MOROCCO

Taroudant

Agadir Tenerife La Gomera

Lanzarote ALGERIA

Gran Canaria

Sailing Together The magic of the orient, the diversity of the Canaries, and sailing with the SEA CLOUD: Málaga – Las Palmas Windjammer rendezvous off Morocco and the Canaries

Few and far between are the occasions, on which one can experience two fascinating windjammers together and directly compare their manoeuvres. Sailing from Málaga to Las Palmas, the two Sea Cloud sisters follow the same course for several days. When both yachts glide along side by side under full sail, they offer a truly breathtaking spectacle. The imperial city of Rabat

Rabat, the capital of Morocco, is one of the country’s four imperial cities. Rabat’s iconic landmark, the Hassan Tower, was built when the city was the capital of the Sultanate. The tower is now located within one of the city’s upmarket residential areas. With its various districts, this city has many facets. The traditional souk with its surrounding wall can still be found in the old town, and the Ville Nouvelle offers magnificent boulevards and Art Deco buildings. Lanzarote and its famous architect

With his vision of a harmonious link between mankind and nature, César Manrique transformed Lanzarote into a work of art. This surrealist painter, architect, sculptor, designer and conservationist created colourful wind chimes and wall mosaics, turned lava caves into homes and tirelessly fought to ensure the preservation of the natural and cultural identity of his island of birth. A lecturer accompanies the trip

Exciting topics, background information and fascinating facts – our expert offers talks on a whole range of subjects from his specialist field.

Sea Cloud ii

9 nights 02 Nov. to 11 Nov. 2019 SCII-1934 02 Nov. Málaga/Spain 18.00 Guests arrive individually in Málaga. Embarkation on the Sea Cloud ii. 03 Nov. At sea Sail together with Sea Cloud. 04 Nov. Casablanca/Morocco 08.00 18.00 Excursion to Rabat with a trip to the Royal Palace or Casablanca city tour.* 05 Nov. At sea Sail together with Sea Cloud. 06 Nov. Agadir/Morocco 08.00 24.00 Excursion to Taroudant.* Special: “1001 nights”, joint evening event ashore. 07 Nov. At sea Sail together with Sea Cloud. 08 Nov. Arrecife/Lanzarote 08.00 13.00 César Manrique’s Lanzarote.* 09 Nov. San Sebastián/La Gomera 14.00 23.00 Garajonay National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.* Special: Visit to the Sea Cloud. 10 Nov. Santa Cruz/Tenerife 13.00 22.00 UNESCO World Heritage Site Las Cañadas del Teide.* 11 Nov. Las Palmas/Gran Canaria 08.00 Disembarkation. Guests return home individually. Itinerary subject to change! * These excursions are not included in the cruise-only rate.

Cruise-only rates per person SCII-1934

Category

if booked by 30 Nov. 2018 from 01 Dec. 2018

GTY double cabin** F Upper-/lower-bed E D C B A GTY single cabin**

US$ 5,365 US$ 6,205 US$ 7,505 US$ 7,905 US$ 8,565 US$ 10,365 US$ 11,105 US$ 7,805

US$ 5,755 US$ 6,595 US$ 7,895 US$ 8,295 US$ 8,955 US$ 10,755 US$ 11,495 US$ 8,195

Single surcharge: Category C-F: 50%, Category A+B: 100% ** Limited number of guaranteed cabins; allocation starts with Cat. F See page 124 for included services

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SPAIN


Tenerife La Gomera

Gran Canaria

Atlantic Ocean WESTERN SAHARA

MAURITANIA

Santo Antão São Vicente Fogo Brava

Santiago

SENEGAL

Cruising among different cultures – from scenic beauties in the Canaries to the diverse landscapes of Cape Verde: Las Palmas – Santiago Magic forest and moonscape: two famous national parks

These two UNESCO World Natural Heritage Sites could hardly be more different: While the evergreen cloud forest Garajonay at the heart of La Gomera offers fascinating scenery made up of rivers, waterfalls and dense moss, Tenerife’s Las Cañadas del Teide national park is extremely dry. With tall lava tongues and bizarre rock formations, its volcanic landscape looks almost like the surface of the moon. The rich cultural mix of Cape Verde

Not just geographically, Cape Verde is situated between Africa, the Caribbean and Europe. In the Portuguese colony that was a hub of the slave trade and exile for the religiously persecuted, since 1461 customs, musical traditions and genes amalgamated to the entirely new Creole culture. In 1975, the República Cabo Verde proudly declared its independence. São Vicente – native island of Cesária Évora

Violin sounds mingle with African drums, Fado meets Polka and creates musical styles like Morna, Batuque and Funaná: The Cape Verde Islands are a melting pot of world music. Cesária Évora from lively Mindelo was the isles’ most famous singer. Barefoot and with a sweet melancholy, she sang of love, hurt and hope and is still revered today as the “Queen of Morna”. Santo Antão, the island of contrast

The second largest island of Cape Verde enchants with its spectacular natural diversity. While the volcanic craters in the barren south are reminiscent of moonscapes, rocky mountainous landscapes alternate with green and fertile valleys in the north. Besides pineapples, mango trees and coconut palms, sugar cane is also grown here – and distilled into the national schnaps Grogue. 112

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10 nights 15 Nov. to 25 Nov. 2019 SCII-1936 15 Nov. Las Palmas/Gran Canaria 18.00 Guests arrive individually in Las Palmas. Embarkation on the SEA CLOUD II. 16 Nov. Santa Cruz/Tenerife 08.00 14.00 Las Cañadas del Teide, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.* 17 Nov. San Sebastián/La Gomera 08.00 14.00 Garajonay National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.* 18 Nov. At sea (until 20 Nov.) 21 Nov. Mindelo/São Vicente 13.30 Cultural tour of the city.* 22 Nov. Mindelo/São Vicente 06.00 Porto Novo/Santo Antão 08.00 18.00 Island tour with St Paul and Fontainhas, hike.* 23 Nov. Furna/Brava 13.30 18.00 (weather permitting) Tour across the unspoiled floral island.* 24 Nov. Porto de Vale de Cavaleiros/Fogo 08.00 18.00 (weather permitting) Excursion to the Pico di Fogo or visit to the island capital São Filipe.* 25 Nov. Praia/Santiago 08.00 Disembarkation. Guests return home individually. Itinerary subject to change! * These excursions are not included in the cruise-only rate.

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Combination: Combine trips SCII-1936 and SCII-1937 (page 113), and save 10% on the cruise-only rate of the lower-priced trip.

Cruise-only rates per person SCII-1936

Category

if booked by 30 Nov. 2018 from 01 Dec. 2018

GTY double cabin** F Upper-/lower-bed E D C B A GTY single cabin**

US$ 5,965 US$ 6,925 US$ 8,365 US$ 8,765 US$ 9,525 US$ 11,525 US$ 12,365 US$ 8,725

US$ 6,395 US$ 7,355 US$ 8,795 US$ 9,195 US$ 9,955 US$ 11,955 US$ 12,795 US$ 9,155

Single surcharge: Category C-F: 50%, Category A+B: 100% ** Limited number of guaranteed cabins; allocation starts with Cat. F See page 124 for included services


SEA CLOUD II – CRUISES

30°N Subtropical ridge

Atlantic Ocean

Santiago

Barbados

ast t h- e d Nor de win tra

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Fulfilling the dream of a lifetime – crossing the Atlantic from Cape Verde on board a windjammer: Santiago – Barbados Crossing the Atlantic on a traditional tall ship is an experience that leaves a lasting impression. For 11 days your exact course is determined only by the elements. When the crew sets the sails at dizzying heights, the wind fills the canvas and the ropes stretch and creak, you will experience a tangible sense of freedom.

SEA CLOUD II

11 nights 25 Nov. to 06 Dec. 2019 SCII-1937 25 Nov. Praia/Santiago 18.00 Guests arrive individually in Praia. Embarkation on the SEA CLOUD II. 26 Nov. At sea (until 05 Dec.) 06 Dec. Bridgetown/Barbados 08.00 Disembarkation. Guests return home individually.

SAILING

An authentic sailing experience

Itinerary subject to change!

In order to be absolutely sure that your luggage will accompany you on the Atlantic crossing, we recommend that you arrive in Praia at least a day in advance: Pre-cruise stay in Praia from 24 Nov. to 25 Nov. 2019. One night bed and breakfast in a first-class hotel, hotel transfer from the airport, full-day island tour of Santiago including lunch. Surcharge: US$ 310 per person in a double room US$ 395 per person in a single room Minimum number of participants: 10 people

Great adventures do not always mean great effort. For 11 days we sail a westward course across the Atlantic, always heading towards a magnificent sunset. It will not be long before you sit back and relax; surrounded by vast horizons and looked after by an attentive crew, you will leave your every-day stress behind in no time at all.

Prolong your cruise for an extra seven nights on board from/to Barbados (SCII-1938) from 06 Dec. to 13 Dec. 2019 at our attractive combination price (see pricing details).

A lecturer accompanies the trip

Cruise-only rates per person

Our lecturer will come thoroughly prepared for the 12 days at sea, ready to give you fascinating insights into his/her area of expertise as part of varied and entertaining talks.

Combination: Combine trips SCII-1937 and SCII-1936 (page 112), and save 10% on the cruise-only rate of the lower-priced trip.

SAILING

Relax and enjoy

Our travel tip: Santiago

Our travel tip: Lesser Antilles

(This offer is only available in combination with the Atlantic crossing of the SEA CLOUD II in the same cabin category. The early booking incentive and other discounts are not available for these rates.)

SCII-1937

SCII-1938

Category

if booked Combination by 30 June 2019 from 01 July 2019 price

GTY double cabin** F Upper-/lower-bed E D C B A GTY single cabin**

US$ 5,805 US$ 6,825 US$ 8,405 US$ 8,885 US$ 9,675 US$ 11,875 US$ 12,805 US$ 8,795

US$ 6,275 US$ 7,295 US$ 8,875 US$ 9,355 US$ 10,145 US$ 12,345 US$ 13,275 US$ 9,265

SAILING

What would have been going through Columbus’ mind as he set sail in 1492? It is virtually impossible to sail across the Atlantic in the discoverer’s footsteps without constantly considering his thoughts and ideas. Columbus had not yet discovered the trade winds, which provide ideal sailing conditions in the westerly direction during the winter months, but nowadays we know that they guarantee fantastic sailing for the SEA CLOUD II on its way to the Caribbean.

SAILING

Following in Columbus’ footsteps

– US$ 3,100 US$ 3,600 US$ 4,000 US$ 4,000 US$ 4,900 US$ 4,900 –

SAILING

SAILI

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SAILING

0° Equator

Single surcharge: Category C-F: 50%, Category A+B: 100% ** Limited number of guaranteed cabins; allocation starts with Cat. F See page 124 for included services

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St Lucia

Caribbean Sea

Barbados Bequia Union Island Atlantic Ocean

Grenada

Tobago

S Special offer Soaking up the winter sun – on the warm trade wind to the diverse archipelago of the Grenadines: Barbados – Barbados Tobago: an island paradise

SEA CLOUD II

Although Grenada has been blessed with around 45 picture-perfect beaches, the country’s real treasure remains its lush, green island interior. Deep volcanic lakes, dense rainforests, waterfalls and small river courses form the primordial backdrop for the island’s sugar cane fields and spice plantations. Not surprising that the scent of cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg hangs in the air wherever you go on Grenada.

7 nights 06 Dec. to 13 Dec. 2019 SCII-1938 06 Dec. Bridgetown/Barbados 22.00 Guests arrive individually in Barbados. Embarkation on the SEA CLOUD II. 07 Dec. Man-O-War Bay/Tobago 16.00 08 Dec. Man-O-War Bay/Tobago 13.30 Excursion to the Argyle waterfall.* 09 Dec. St George’s/Grenada 13.30 24.00 Island tour or hike to the Morne Gazo; transfer to the beach.* 10 Dec. Chatham Bay/Union Island 08.00 16.00 Snorkelling and swimming excursion to the Tobago Cays.* Port Elizabeth/Bequia 21.00 11 Dec. Port Elizabeth/Bequia 13.30 Short island tour and excursion to a turtle sanctuary.* 12 Dec. Soufrière/St Lucia 08.00 13.00 Excursion to the botanical garden and the volcanic sulphur springs or snorkelling excursion.* 13 Dec. Bridgetown/Barbados 08.00 Disembarkation. Guests return home individually.

The magnificent Pitons of St Lucia

Itinerary subject to change! * These excursions are not included in the cruise-only rate.

The small fishing village of Charlotteville is situated in Tobago’s idyllic Man-O-War Bay and can only be reached overland via a steep road which cuts through the rainforest. With the ship anchored in the town’s picturesque bay, you will have plenty of time to discover the island. Grenada – the island of spice

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Gros and Petit Piton, the two famous volcanic plugs that tower over St Lucia, could have come straight out of a tropical storybook. They are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and offer a spectacular panorama as the SEA CLOUD II sails closely alongside their slopes. Colourful Caribbean underwater world

Eye to eye with parrotfishes, ocean turtles and damselfishes – the Tobago Cays and St Lucia are considered the best diving and snorkelling haunts in the Caribbean. The crystal-clear water with tropical temperatures offers metres deep views and invites to excursions through fascinating, colourful underwater worlds full of craggy coral riffs.

Cruise-only rates per person Category

GTY double cabin** F Upper-/lower-bed E D C B A GTY single cabin**

SCII-1938

Your special offer rate if booked Normal rate for comparison by 30 June 2019 from 01 July 2019

US$ 4,495 US$ 5,155 US$ 6,155 US$ 6,455 US$ 6,955 US$ 8,355 US$ 8,955 US$ 6,395

US$ 3,695 US$ 4,355 US$ 5,355 US$ 5,655 US$ 6,155 US$ 7,555 US$ 8,155 US$ 5,595

US$ 3,995 US$ 4,655 US$ 5,655 US$ 5,955 US$ 6,455 US$ 7,855 US$ 8,455 US$ 5,895

Single surcharge: Category C-F: 50%, Category A+B: 100% ** Limited number of guaranteed cabins; allocation starts with Cat. F See page 124 for included services

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Atlantic Ocean Antigua

Îles des Saintes Dominica

Caribbean Sea

Barbados

S Special offer Caribbean joie de vivre, natural splendours and holiday flair with French style: Barbados – Barbados Idyllic sailing along the trade winds

In winter and spring the Caribbean trade winds offer perfect speeds and consistency and deliver wonderful air and water temperatures. The many hours spent out at sea are a real joy for the tall ship. French style on the ÎIes des Saintes

The ÎIes des Saintes give such a welcoming first impression, though the historical Fort Napoléon that towers over the main island is a reminder of less peaceful times. This small town’s promenade is perfect for taking a stroll, and the savoir-vivre of life here unfolds against a backdrop of the glowing pastel colours of the Caribbean. The jet-set island of St Barths

SEA CLOUD II

7 nights 13 Dec. to 20 Dec. 2019 SCII-1939 13 Dec. Bridgetown/Barbados 22.00 Guests arrive individually in Barbados. Embarkation on the SEA CLOUD II. 14 Dec. At sea 15 Dec. Terre-de-Haut/Îles des Saintes 08.00 13.30 16 Dec. Gustavia/St Barthélemy 13.00 24.00 17 Dec. St John’s/Antigua 13.30 19.00 Island tour with Nelson’s Dockyard or catamaran tour.* 18 Dec. Cabrits/Dominica 13.30 Walk in the national park.* 19 Dec. Cabrits/Dominica 06.00 20 Dec. Bridgetown/Barbados 08.00 Disembarkation. Guests return home individually. Itinerary subject to change! * These excursions are not included in the cruise-only rate.

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Although many like to call it “St Barths” for short, the island’s official name is St Barthélemy. Having seen several different owners, the land was finally bought by France in 1877 and is now firmly in the hands of the jetset. Elegant Gustavia entices with classy goods and glamour hidden away behind restored facades, and the harbour hosts luxury yachts with famous owners. Beach paradise and pirates’ island: Antigua

The island is said to have exactly 365 fine sandy beaches, one for each day of the year. Nevertheless, in 1493 Columbus still passed Antigua by. Others were more interested: French and English conquerors fought pirates for hegemony until Admiral Nelson secured the island with a naval base. Its old fortifications can still be visited today.

Combination: Combine trips SCII-1939 and SCII-1940 (page 119), and save 10% on the cruise-only rate of the lower-priced trip.

Cruise-only rates per person Category

GTY double cabin** F Upper-/lower-bed E D C B A GTY single cabin**

SCII-1939

Your special offer rate if booked Normal rate for comparison by 30 June 2019 from 01 July 2019

US$ 4,495 US$ 5,155 US$ 6,155 US$ 6,455 US$ 6,955 US$ 8,355 US$ 8,955 US$ 6,395

US$ 3,195 US$ 3,855 US$ 4,855 US$ 5,155 US$ 5,655 US$ 7,055 US$ 7,655 US$ 5,095

US$ 3,495 US$ 4,155 US$ 5,155 US$ 5,455 US$ 5,955 US$ 7,355 US$ 7,955 US$ 5,395

Single surcharge: Category C-F: 50%, Category A+B: 100% ** Limited number of guaranteed cabins; allocation starts with Cat. F See page 124 for included services

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A relaxing getaway before Christmas – setting sail for ten treasure islands in the maritime paradise of the Lesser Antilles. Tobago: an island paradise

Idyllic sailing along the trade winds

The small fishing village of Charlotteville is situated in Tobago’s idyllic Man-O-War Bay and can only be reached overland via a steep road which cuts through the rainforest. With the ship anchored in the town’s picturesque bay, you will have plenty of time to discover the island.

In winter and spring the Caribbean trade winds offer perfect speeds and consistency and deliver wonderful air and water temperatures. The many hours spent out at sea are a real joy for the tall ship.

Grenada – the island of spice

Although Grenada has been blessed with around 45 picture-perfect beaches, the country’s real treasure remains its lush, green island interior. Deep volcanic lakes, dense rainforests, waterfalls and small river courses form the primordial backdrop for the island’s sugar cane fields and spice plantations. Not surprising that the scent of cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg hangs in the air wherever you go on Grenada. The magnificent Pitons of St Lucia

Gros and Petit Piton, the two famous volcanic plugs that tower over St Lucia, could have come straight out of a tropical storybook. They are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and offer a spectacular panorama as the SEA CLOUD II sails closely alongside their slopes. Colourful Caribbean underwater world

Eye to eye with parrotfishes, ocean turtles and damselfishes – the Tobago Cays and St Lucia are considered the best diving and snorkelling haunts in the Caribbean. The crystal-clear water with tropical temperatures offers metres deep views and invites to excursions through fascinating, colourful underwater worlds full of craggy coral riffs.

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French style on the ÎIes des Saintes

The ÎIes des Saintes give such a welcoming first impression, though the historical Fort Napoléon that towers over the main island is a reminder of less peaceful times. This small town’s promenade is perfect for taking a stroll, and the savoir-vivre of life here unfolds against a backdrop of the glowing pastel colours of the Caribbean. The jet-set island of St Barths

Although many like to call it “St Barths” for short, the island’s official name is St Barthélemy. Having seen several different owners, the land was finally bought by France in 1877 and is now firmly in the hands of the jetset. Elegant Gustavia entices with classy goods and glamour hidden away behind restored facades, and the harbour hosts luxury yachts with famous owners. Beach paradise and pirates’ island: Antigua

The island is said to have exactly 365 fine sandy beaches, one for each day of the year. Nevertheless, in 1493 Columbus still passed Antigua by. Others were more interested: French and English conquerors fought pirates for hegemony until Admiral Nelson secured the island with a naval base. Its old fortifications can still be visited today.


Atlantic Ocean

Antigua

Îles des Saintes Dominica

St Lucia Caribbean Sea Bequia Union Island

Barbados

Grenada Tobago

S Special offer A fortnight of sailing in the Caribbean with lush nature parks, charming sailors’ haunts and snorkelling paradises: Barbados – Barbados SEA CLOUD II

14 nights 06 Dec. to 20 Dec. 2019 SCII-193839 06 Dec. Bridgetown/Barbados 22.00 Guests arrive individually in Barbados. Embarkation on the SEA CLOUD II. 07 Dec. Man-O-War Bay/Tobago 16.00 08 Dec. Man-O-War Bay/Tobago 13.30 Excursion to the Argyle waterfall.* 09 Dec. St George’s/Grenada 13.30 24.00 Island tour or hike to the Morne Gazo; transfer to the beach.* 10 Dec. Chatham Bay/Union Island 08.00 16.00 Snorkelling and swimming excursion to the Tobago Cays.* Port Elizabeth/Bequia 21.00 11 Dec. Port Elizabeth/Bequia 13.30 Short island tour and excursion to a turtle sanctuary.* 12 Dec. Soufrière/St Lucia 08.00 13.00 Excursion to the botanical garden and the volcanic sulphur springs or snorkelling excursion.*

13 Dec. 14 Dec. 15 Dec. 16 Dec. 17 Dec. 18 Dec. 19 Dec. 20 Dec.

Bridgetown/Barbados 08.00 22.00 Transfer to the beach.* At sea Terre-de-Haut/Îles des Saintes 08.00 13.30 Gustavia/St Barthélemy 13.00 24.00 St John’s/Antigua 13.30 19.00 Island tour with Nelson’s Dockyard or catamaran tour.* Cabrits/Dominica 13.30 Walk in the national park.* Cabrits/Dominica 06.00 Bridgetown/Barbados 08.00 Disembarkation. Guests return home individually.

Itinerary subject to change! * These excursions are not included in the cruise-only rate.

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Cruise-only rates per person SCII-193839

Category

Your special offer rate if booked Normal rate for comparison by 30 June 2019 from 01 July 2019

GTY double cabin** F Upper-/lower-bed E D C B A GTY single cabin**

US$ 8,535 US$ 9,795 US$ 11,695 US$ 12,265 US$ 13,215 US$ 15,875 US$ 17,015 US$ 12,145

US$ 6,565 US$ 7,825 US$ 9,725 US$ 10,295 US$ 11,245 US$ 13,905 US$ 15,045 US$ 10,175

US$ 7,135 US$ 8,395 US$ 10,295 US$ 10,865 US$ 11,815 US$ 14,475 US$ 15,615 US$ 10,745

Single surcharge: Category C-F: 50%, Category A+B: 100% ** Limited number of guaranteed cabins; allocation starts with Cat. F See page 124 for included services

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The perfect break from winter: Discover colourful reefs, enchanting colonial ports and the varied cultures of the Caribbean. Snorkellers’ paradise in the Tobago Cays

For many, life under water is a fascinating world – one that becomes even more magical the closer you get. The Tobago Cays’ Horseshoe Reef is such a place. This horseshoe-shaped coral reef encloses four small islands that glow in rich shades of green. The sea, in contrast, embraces turquoise, emerald and every shade of blue. Grenada – the island of spice

Although Grenada has been blessed with around 45 picture-perfect beaches, the country’s real treasure remains its lush, green island interior. Deep volcanic lakes, dense rainforests, waterfalls and small river courses form the primordial backdrop for the island’s sugar cane fields and spice plantations. Not surprising that the scent of cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg hangs in the air wherever you go on Grenada. A multicoloured trio: the ABC islands

Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao – these three islands off the coast of Venezuela might mark the start to a Caribbean alphabet. Aruba’s “A” could also stand for aloe: For many years, the lively island was the world’s largest exporter of this medicinal plant. While the divers’ paradise Bonaire

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displays its blaze of colours mostly underwater, Curaçao or “Little Amsterdam” enchants visitors with its colonial architecture in a variety of pretty pastels. Idyllic sailing along the trade winds

Throughout winter and spring, the Caribbean trade winds provide ideal speeds and perfect stability while delivering extremely pleasant air and water temperatures. The many hours out at sea are a real joy for the tall ship and a delight for those looking to enjoy the freedom beneath the sails. All this in stunning waters. Cartagena’s colonial centre

When in the old days, the Spanish fleet entered the port twice a year to sell weapons and horses and load gold, silver and gems, all of Cartagena was out and about. Founded in 1533, the historic town exudes the flair of colonial times until today. With its colourful houses, Andalusian palaces and numerous churches, the historical centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A lecturer accompanies the trip

Knowledge, entertainment and facts – our expert is on hand to give talks on a wide variety of specialist subjects. He will also be on board to answer any questions that you may have.


Caribbean Sea St Lucia Barbados Bequia

Aruba Bonaire Curaçao

Union Island Grenada

Cartagena Colón PANAMA

Panama City VENEZUELA COLOMBIA

Sunny holidays ahead – 14 days of cruising among the Grenadines, the ABC islands and Central America: Barbados – Panama City (Colón) SEA CLOUD II

14 nights 20 Dec. 2019 to 03 Jan. 2020 SCII-1940 20 Dec. Bridgetown/Barbados 22.00 Guests arrive individually in Barbados. Embarkation on the SEA CLOUD II. 21 Dec. Port Elizabeth/Bequia 14.00 24.00 Short island tour and excursion to a turtle sanctuary.* 22 Dec. Soufriére/St Lucia 13.00 17.00 Excursion to the botanical gardens and the volcanic sulphur springs or snorkelling excursion.* 23 Dec. Chatham Bay/Union Island 08.00 17.00 Snorkelling and swimming excursion to the Tobago Cays.* 24 Dec. St George’s/Grenada 08.00 14.00 Island tour or hike to the Morne Gazo; transfer to the beach.* 25 Dec. At sea 26 Dec. At sea

27 Dec.

28 Dec. 29 Dec. 30 Dec. 31 Dec. 01 Jan. 02 Jan. 03 Jan.

Kralendijk/Bonaire 08.00 24.00 Island tour including Gotomeer Lake and flamingos; transfer to the beach.* Willemstad/Curaçao 08.00 18.00 Island trip and city walking tour.* Oranjestad/Aruba 08.00 13.00 “Aloe” island trip; transfer to the beach.* At sea Cartagena/Colombia 14.00 City tour.* Cartagena/Colombia 13.00 At sea Panama City (Colón)/Panama 08.00 Disembarkation. Guests return home individually.

Itinerary subject to change! * These excursions are not included in the cruise-only rate.

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Cruise-only rates per person SCII-1940

Combination: Combine trips SCII-1940 and SCII-1939 (page 115), and save 10% on the cruise-only rate of the lower-priced trip.

Category

if booked by 30 June 2019 from 01 July 2019

GTY double cabin** F Upper-/lower-bed E D C B A GTY single cabin**

US$ 8,395 US$ 9,695 US$ 11,695 US$ 12,295 US$ 13,295 US$ 16,095 US$ 17,295 US$ 12,195

US$ 8,995 US$ 10,295 US$ 12,295 US$ 12,895 US$ 13,895 US$ 16,695 US$ 17,895 US$ 12,795

Single surcharge: Category C-F: 50%, Category A+B: 100% ** Limited number of guaranteed cabins; allocation starts with Cat. F See page 124 for included services

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The SEA CLOUD II Cabin Categories

Luxury owner suites No 401 and 402 (Cat. A) Both approx. 27 m 2/290 sq ft owner suites are located on the Lido Deck. Their panorama windows let in a great deal of light and offer stunning views of the sea. The centrepiece of each room is a romantic, four-poster king size bed featuring two separate mattresses (each 95 cm x 210 cm). In addition to specially selected furniture, guests may also make use of four wardrobes, a TV with DVD player, mini-bar and a safe. In the room’s approx. 4.2 m2/45 sq ft marble bathroom, gold-plated taps and inlays offer a nostalgic touch. The bathrooms feature a bathtub, separate shower, marble washbasin and WC. Owner suite N o 402 is decorated in shades of orange.

Junior suites No 303-319 (Cat. B) All junior suites are located on the Promenade Deck, where you will also find the restaurant, boutique and reception. They are approx. 23 m2/247 sq ft*. Elegant rosewood furniture, a grey-white marble fireplace and a queen size bed with separate single mattresses (each 90 cm x 200 cm)and a canopy give the room its elegant style. The queen size bed can be separated into two single beds. The junior suites feature large panorama windows, a separate seating area, walk-in closet and TV with DVD player. Behind one of the beautiful cupboard doors you will find a mini-bar and a safe. The bathrooms (each approx. 3.2 m2/34 sq ft in size) feature a fitted bathtub, WC, and marble washbasin with gold-plated taps. * No 303 approx. 22 m²/237 sq ft and No 304 approx. 21.5 m²/231 sq ft

De luxe double-bed cabins No 301 and 302 (Cat. C) These two de luxe outside cabins are located on the Promenade Deck, where you will also find the junior suites, the restaurant, boutique and reception. They both feature panorama windows, a queen size bed with separate single mattresses (each 86 cm x 200 cm), a separate seating area, TV with DVD player, mini-bar, wardrobe and safe. Approx. 20 m 2/215 sq ft in size, both cabins have a spacious feel. The approx. 3 m 2/32 sq ft bathroom features a WC, shower and marble washbasin with gold-plated taps.

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De luxe double-bed cabins No 218-223 (Cat. D) The six Cat. D de luxe outside cabins are located on the Cabin Deck, where you will also find the ship’s hospital, sauna, swim platform and fitness area. Approx. 21 m2/ 226 sq ft in size, each cabin includes three portholes, a queen size bed with separate single mattresses (each 85 cm x 200 cm), TV with DVD player, mini-bar, wardrobe and safe. Stylish furniture and a beautiful seating area give the cabins an extremely comfortable feel. The approx. 3 m2/32 sq ft bathroom with a fitted shower and gold-plated taps includes a WC and a marble washbasin. The cabins are located in the middle of the ship.

De luxe double-bed cabins No 207-217, 224-231 (Cat. E) These Cat. E outside cabins are approx. 20 m2/215 sq ft* and are also located on the Cabin Deck. The queen size bed with separate single mattresses (each 90 cm x 200 cm) can be separated into two single beds. Of course these cabins also feature a TV with DVD player, minibar, wardrobe and safe. A small seating area is situated next to the two portholes, emphasising the room’s modern maritime feel. The approx. 3 m2/32 sq ft bathroom includes a shower, marble washbasin with gold-plated taps and WC. * No 207-210 approx. 19 m²/204 sq ft

Upper-/lower-bed cabins No 204-206 (Cat. F) The cabins in this category are still furnished in the traditional windjammer style: with bunk beds (each 80 cm x 190 cm). They are mainly suited to single travellers and are located on the Cabin Deck. These cabins are approximately 14 m2/150 sq ft. The approx. 3 m 2/32 sq ft bathroom features a fitted shower, WC and marble washbasin with gold-plated taps. The room’s two portholes offer views out to sea. Of course these cabins also feature a TV with DVD player, mini-bar, small seating area, wardrobe and safe.

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The SEA CLOUD II Deck Plan

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Captain Bridge Sun Deck

Lido Deck Lido Bar

Lounge

Library Lido Deck

Restaurant Promenade Deck

Boutique

Purser

Sauna Fitness Area

Reception Cabin Deck

Suites with bathtub/shower and walk-in closet (all other cabins showers & closets)

Hospital

Cabins with connecting doors

Swim Platform

Masts Cabin Categories of S EA C LOUD II Cat. A

Luxury owner suites

Cat. C

De luxe double-bed cabins

Cat. E

De luxe double-bed cabins

Cat. B

Junior suites

Cat. D

De luxe double-bed cabins

Cat. F

Upper-/lower-bed cabins

Guaranteed cabin: The range of accommodation starts from Cat. F. You will receive your exact cabin number when arriving on board. The allotment for this category is very limited.

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The SEA CLOUD II Sail Diagram and Technical Data

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Bowsprit Flying Jib Fore Topgallant Staysail Outer Jib Inner Jib Fore Topmast Staysail Fore Mast Fore Royal Fore Topgallant Fore Upper Topsail

11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

Fore Lower Topsail Fore Course Main Royal Staysail Main Topgallant Staysail Main Topmast Staysail Main Mast Sky Sail Main Royal Main Topgallant Main Upper Topsail

21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

Main Lower Topsail Main Course Mizzen Topgallant Staysail Mizzen Topmast Staysail Mizzen Mast Upper Spanker Lower Spanker Mizzen Spanker Boom Middle Gaff Upper Gaff

Technical Data • • • • • • • •

Length overall: 117 m/384 ft Beam: 16 m/53 ft Draft: 5.40 m/18 ft Height of main mast above deck: 57 m/187 ft Total sail area: 3,000 m2/32,000 sq ft Number of sails: 23 Passengers: max. 94 Crew: approx. 65

• 47 outside cabins (of those 29 cabins with shower/WC, 16 junior suites with bathtub/WC and 2 luxury owner suites with bathtub and shower/WC) with bathrobes, hair dryer, telephone, adjustable A/C, private safe, TV/DVD, mini-bar

• Lido deck with bar • Restaurant (98 seats) with free seating and one sitting • Lounge, boutique, library with laptop, sauna, fitness area, swim platform • Hospital • Flag: Malta • Year of construction: 2001

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Clearly more: the many included services on board Our own 5-star style fulfils the highest demands,

on board the SEA CLOUD CRUISES yachts in the

allows true relaxation and real pleasure. All the

cruise rate, are also part of it. And so you can expect

special little details and extras, which are included

simply more from us.

Here is an overview of the main included services: • Beautifully appointed cabin in selected category

• Fresh fruit basket in your cabin, replenished daily

• NEW: gratuities (from SC-1901 resp. SCII-1902)

• E-mails can be sent free of charge from the on-board laptop

• Welcoming bottle of champagne in your cabin • All meals from early-bird breakfast to the exquisite 4-course dinner menu with choice of main course

• English-speaking tour guide

• 5-course gala dinner during the cruise

• Travel documents with detailed destination information

• Welcome and farewell cocktail with champagne

• All port fees

• Selected wines and beers thoughtfully chosen to complement lunch and dinner

• Use of watersports facilities such as snorkelling equipment (weather permitting)

• All soft drinks and juices throughout the cruise

• Free laundry service for cat. A-C (SEA CLOUD) and cat. A+B (SEA CLOUD II) cabin guests

• All alcohol-free coffee and tea specialties • Bottled water on the excursions

Included beverages on a seven-night cruise valued at approx. US$ 325 per person.

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Appealing added features Early booking incentive: Save up to US$ 730 per person Those who book their holiday early can take advantage of our early booking discount, which can save travellers up to US$ 730 per person. See cruise pages for details on early booking deadlines and incentives.

“Bring a Friend”: € 250 on-board credit Invite your friends to come with you and sail with SEA C LOUD C RUISES for the first time! If your friends book an additional cabin on the same cruise of seven nights or more, you and your friends will receive a one-time on-board credit of € 250 per cabin.

Combination incentive: Save 10% Combine two or more consecutive cruises and receive a 10% discount on the cruise-only rate of the lower-priced trip(s).

Loyalty reward programme: Save up to 5% The following loyalty discounts apply to all new bookings: 3% when booking your 3rd cruise with SEA CLOUD CRUISES 4% when booking your 4th cruise with SEA CLOUD CRUISES 5% when booking your 5th or any additional cruise with SEA CLOUD CRUISES Further details and conditions can be found at www.seacloud.com/en/loyalty

Special offers: Save up to US$ 1,400 per person Take advantage of our fantastic special offers when booking any one of our trips marked with . You could save up to US$ 1,400 per person.

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Collaborative partners of S EA C LOUD C RUISES ... FEINE PRIVATHOTELS

ELECT

SEA CLOUD CRUISES is a member of FEINE PRIVATHOTELS – a collection of privately owned hotels, all of which are unique and offer the highest standards. Our 17 partner hotels combine elegance and relaxed charm to create a delightful atmosphere. With passion, faultless hospitality and top service, the hoteliers aim to create truly special moments that you will enjoy whilst feeling completely at ease.

SEA CLOUD CRUISES is a founder member of ELECT – an association of especially select companies. Although we all pursue different trades, we do have a lot in common: Excellent service and the personal contact to our customers are extremely important for us; the manufacturers produce in small quantities and put a special focus on customisation. For good cause, we will only expand our circle with careful consideration.

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Our partners are:

DAS KRANZBACH DER ÖSCHBERGHOF DIE SONNE FRANKENBERG EUROPÄISCHER HOF HEIDELBERG FÄHRHAUS SYLT HARDENBERG BURGHOTEL HOTEL BÜLOW PALAIS HOTEL LOUIS C. JACOB HOTEL-RESTAURANT ERBPRINZ SCHLOSSHOTEL BURG SCHLITZ SCHLOSSHOTEL HUGENPOET SCHLOSSHOTEL KRONBERG SCHLOSSHOTEL MÜNCHHAUSEN VILA JOYA BOUTIQUE RESORT VILLINO WALD & SCHLOSSHOTEL FRIEDRICHSRUHE WEISSENHAUS GRAND VILLAGE RESORT & SPA AM MEER

More information on the individual hotels can be found at www.feine-privathotels.de/en

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BENTLEY OWNERS CLUB CAVIAR HOUSE & PRUNIER FEINE PRIVATHOTELS GRAF VON FABER-CASTELL MORITZ GROSSMANN VICKERMANN & STOYA

We gladly recommend each other to our customers: Therefore, if you are satisfied with what our yachts have to offer, it will be worth getting to know our partners as well, for example at new and varied, always exclusive events.

For further information on ELECT as well as our joint events, go to www.elect-circle.com/en


... and special recommendations for our guests Wedding and honeymoon on board

Charters: exclusive and private

White sails, vast skies and a sparkling sea – getting married aboard a romantic tall ship is a once in a lifetime experience. Add a touch of magic to your special day by saying “I do” aboard one of our elegant sailing yachts, the SEA CLOUD or the SEA CLOUD II.

Set your own course aboard one of our ships.

From a legal marriage ceremony, performed by our captain, to a relaxed honeymoon set against magnificent scenery – at SEA CLOUD CRUISES you are treated to the complete package. And as our windjammers can hold a maximum of 64 or 94 guests, we can make arrangements to suit your every wish. Our wedding package priced at € 2.995 in addition to the cruise rate includes a range of services which are sure to make the most important day of your life and your honeymoon a truly unforgettable experience: • Legal marriage ceremony on board • Traditional ceremony performed by the captain • Completion of all official procedures with the Maltese authorities and payment of the resulting fees • Bottle of champagne in your cabin • Champagne breakfast in your cabin • Dinner for two • Wedding reception including champagne and canapés • Honeymoon decoration in your cabin

More information can be found at www.seacloud.com/wedding

With a maximum capacity of 94 guests, our two windjammers, the SEA CLOUD and the SEA CLOUD II, never cease to impress on every cruise, thanks to a personal, friendly service and a relaxed atmosphere. If you are looking for a more private and personal experience, you can of course charter either one of our yachts exclusively for yourself and your family, friends, colleagues, team mates or service club members. Your dream event awaits – the possibilities are endless. On board we will provide you with the ideal setting to arrange a first-class event that is as individual and unique as you are. Organise your perfect function, be it a special birthday, a private party or a corporate event. Planning a wedding? You can also charter an entire yacht for your special day. The decks of our two yachts are also perfect for hosting incentive trips, creating a unique atmosphere for events organised for business partners, employees or clients. After all, seafaring is all about team spirit – and what better place to reward your team than in a setting that exudes the magic of collaboration.

More information can be found at www.seacloud.com/charters

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Useful information Boutique: The boutique on each yacht provides accessories, clothes and gifts. These can be purchased on board or via the website www.seacloudseason.de/en (external service provider). Cabin fittings: On all of our ships, each cabin is equipped with a direct-dial telephone, a safe in the wardrobe and an assortment of soft drinks, which are available free of charge. In the bathroom you will find a selection of luxury toiletries, as well as bathrobes, slippers and a hair dryer. Cabins on board the SEA CLOUD II are also equipped with a television, a DVD player and a radio. Changes of schedule: Even with the most meticulous route planning, changes to the itinerary may be necessary due to weather conditions or other unforeseeable circumstances. You will be kept informed on board about any necessary changes. Computer/e-mail/Internet: A laptop is available free of charge in the library (SEA CLOUD II) or the lounge (SEA CLOUD). You can access the Internet using an access code (Wi-Fi) with this laptop or your own laptop. This is subject to a charge. You can get the code from the reception or the purser. Currency on board: The currency on board is the Euro (€). All the main credit cards (MasterCard, Visa Card, American Express and Diners Club) as well as German EC cards and traveller’s cheques are accepted on board. Dietary requirements: We are happy to take into account your requests in terms of dietary requirements. Please inform us of these well before your voyage. Dress code: During the day, and depending on the weather, a sophisticated summer look is suitable. For the evening, we recommend smart-casual wear. We also kindly request that guests refrain from wearing shorts at evening meals. The Captain’s Dinner (an event which normally takes place twice 128

on each trip – once on short cruises) is a time when our guests tend to opt for a more elegant look. We recommend a suit for men and appropriate smart dress for women. Please remember to take some non-slip shoes with you. Electric voltage: The voltage on board is 220 V. Each bathroom is equipped with a razor socket. Insurance: For your own security, we recommend taking out travel cancellation, luggage, accident, health and curtailment holiday insurance with our partner, Hanse Merkur. Our cruise consultancy will be happy to assist you. Together with Germany’s market-leading travel insurance provider for cruises, we have put together a range of insurance policies for you so that you can enjoy your perfect holiday without any worry or hassle. The German consumer organisation “Stiftung Warentest” is amongst those impressed by HanseMerkur’s range of products, awarding high scores to the company’s insurance policies time and time again. The SEA CLOUD CRUISES Premium Coverage offers you the best protection against any potential risk and the consequences thereof, both before and during your holiday. Cover includes health insurance and return travel expenses. The travel cancellation insurance – solo – offers protection against cancellation costs, and the curtailment holiday insurance policy even offers to reimburse you the cost of the trip in its entirety should you have to cancel your holiday during the first half of the trip. You can buy your insurance cover now for prices starting at just € 39. More information on insurance policies and full insurance conditions can be found at www.seacloud.com/travel-insurance

Languages on board: The languages used on board are German and English. Daily programmes, menus and announcements will be made in English. Depending on the group, we always endeavour to organise German or English-speaking tour guides for our shore excursions.


Laundry: Our washing and ironing service is provided at an additional charge and carried out overnight. For guests staying in cat. A-C cabins (SEA CLOUD) or cat. A+B cabins (SEA CLOUD II), this service is provided free of charge. Massage/beauty treatments: For your own personal comfort, we provide a range of spa services on board the SEA CLOUD II (massages and beauty treatments at an extra charge), using the finest products from Maria Galland. Medical advice: The SEA CLOUD and the SEA CLOUD II both have on-board hospitals managed by the ship’s doctor, who is available at any time in the event of an emergency. No lifts are available on our yachts, and guests will have to use the stairs, therefore you should make sure you are in good physical health before embarking on one of our voyages. If you are unsure whether you will be able to manage the conditions on board, please contact us. Specific care must be agreed upon in advance. On-board programme: The main attraction is, of course, sailing and seafaring skills on board our windjammers. Lecturers and artists are also on board on selected voyages, offering stimulating talks or additional entertainment. An on-board pianist will be playing on both ships during our afternoon coffee service and in the evenings. In addition, guests can borrow books (in both English and German), popular board games, as well as DVDs (SEA CLOUD II only).

Tipping: Tips are not included in the price of the trip until December 2018. Of course, it is at your discretion whether or not to reward the crew’s good service with a tip. As a guideline, we suggest € 14 per passenger per day. Tips are shared among the crew members. From January 2019 tips will be included in the price of the trip. Virtual tours: Take the virtual 360° tour of our yachts to familiarise with all the facilities on board: www.seacloud.com/en/tour Watersports equipment: On both yachts, you will have access to snorkelling equipment – enough for all guests and available in various sizes. The gangway (SEA CLOUD) or the swim platform (SEA CLOUD II) offer guests direct access to the sea. The ship’s management team will decide where and when swimming stops will take place; subject to weather conditions and approval from the appropriate authorities. All prices for services offered in this catalogue are current as of March 2018. Prices are subject to change.

EU regulation: In accordance with the European regulation concerning the liability of carriers of passengers by sea in the event of accidents, we are under obligation to notify passengers of their rights in the event of an accident at sea. A summary of the provisions can be found at www.seacloud.com/eu-regulation

Restaurant: On our yachts, you will eat in one sitting with a free choice of table seating. Meal times are printed on the daily on-board programme. Smoking: Smoking is permitted only on the outer decks outside of meal times. We kindly request that smokers take the comfort of other passengers into consideration. Smoking is prohibited on the blue lagoon deck and covered areas of the spanker and lido deck at all times. 129


Terms and Conditions of Travel of the Company SEA CLOUD CRUISES GmbH in its capacity as Tour Organizer for SY SEA CLOUD and SY SEA CLOUD II

Dear Guest, We hope that you have found the appropriate vacation trip in our programme, and we welcome you to the exclusive circle of S EA C LOUD CRUISES GmbH (SCC) guests. Please read the following Information and Conditions carefully so that you will know exactly what you can expect from us. The information and conditions regulate the contractual relationship between you and us, and you shall recognize them with your reservation. We are striving to relieve you of troubles and worries in as far as humanly possible. The delineation of our responsibility is designed to provide clarity regarding what you may expect and our liability. 1. Application and Travel Confirmation 1.1. Via your tour application, you are offering SCC, in a binding manner, the opportunity to close a travel agreement. Your tour registration may transpire in writing. The travel agreement will only become binding from the time that we confirm the reservation and the price to you or your travel agent in writing. 1.2. The applicant is liable for all contractual obligations of other tour participants that he/she registers provided that he/she has expressly confirmed to do so. 1.3. You shall receive a travel confirmation upon conclusion of the contract or without delay thereafter. The confirmation shall contain all essential information regarding travel performances you have reserved, provided that said information does not already follow from the travel brochure. 1.4. All personal data, which you submit to us for handling your trip, is subject to the provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act. Data will be protected against improper use. 1.5. If the subject-matter of the confirmation of the holiday deviates from the subjectmatter of the booking, then a new offer by SCC is in existence to which it is bound for the duration of 10 days. The contract comes into existence on the basis of this new offer if the traveller declares his/her acceptance to SCC in writing or by payment within the commitment period. 2. Payment 2.1. You are required to make a down-payment of 10% per person within one week following receipt of the travel confirmation and the invoice. The remaining balance shall be due for payment four weeks prior to commencement of travel and before receipt of travel documents (tickets, etc.). The entire tour price is due for immediate payment in the event of applications made at short notice. 2.2. If the traveller is in default with a payment to SCC, SCC can cancel the contract. In this case SCC can claim cancellation fees in accordance with paragraph 5.2. 2.3. The travel contract will be cancelled automatically if payment is not received by the beginning of travel. In this instance, SCC will be entitled to demand corresponding cancellation charges as compensation for damages according to paragraph 5.2. 2.4. The customer is required to bear the cost of ancillary performances, such as acquiring a visa, etc., as well as the costs for reservations or inquiries made by telegraph or telephone. 2.5. All payments must be made directly to SCC. The travel agency is not authorized to receive payments. Payments to the intermediary travel agency will be made at the traveller’s own risk and will have no dept-discharging effect should the travel agency fail to forward the payments to SCC. 3. Performances and Prices 3.1. The scope of contractual performances arises from the services as specified in the offer and in the booking confirmation. 3.2. Flights SCC only arranges flights as intermediary if this is expressly stated in the confirmation of travel. Carriage is booked in the Tourist Class; also in the Business or First Class at extra tariff cost in as far as these are available. Flights on days other than the travel days booked e.g. as a result of pre- or post-programmes can lead to extra costs. The airlines always only accept seat reservations as non-binding wishes. The conditions of carriage of the airlines for whose flights we act as intermediary are binding. We shall be pleased to provide these to you on request. Depending on the selection of flights it can happen that the outward flight is in the late afternoon or evening, but the return flight is in the morning. There is no claim for compensation for catering services not used at the location. 3.3. Luggage conveyance Up to 20 kg luggage per flight passenger will be conveyed (First Class 30 kg). For travel to some countries (incl. USA, Canada, Mexico and within Germany) measurements are based not on the weight, but instead on the number of luggage items and their dimensions. Excess luggage can in principle be carried at extra cost. Children under the age of two have no claim to luggage conveyance. Please report damage or delays in delivery promptly on the spot to the relevant airline via a Property Irregularity Report (P.I.R.). The report is a prerequisite for any liability. 3.4. Services not used by traveller SCC shall endeavour to obtain reimbursement of saved costs from the service provider if the traveller fails to utilize travel services due to premature return journey and in other significant cases. This shall not apply if services are fully irrelevant or if a refund is opposed by legal or official regulations. SCC is entitled to retain 20% of the refundable amount as compensation for additional effort and expenses. 4. Modification of Services and Prices 4.1. A change of airline company, of aircraft or of the departure and arrival airport may become necessary should an airline cancel a flight and e.g. in the event of failure of the airline to comply with the flight schedule. Right is retained to effect such kind of change or modification in such or similar instances. Only costs, equivalent to a second class railroad journey, will be refunded in the event of substitute transportation. 4.2. Changes in the trip’s itinerary are possible for ship voyages, e.g. in case of floodings or low water level, inclement weather conditions, governmental regulations, if the vessel could not adhere to its schedule at the time that travel commences because of

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an unforeseen technical defect that causes postponement of the trip itinerary, if the vessel’s management alters the vessel’s course in the interest of passengers’ safety or any other special reason related to the ship travel. In any such cases SCC has the right to make use of other means of transportation such as but not limited to coaches and buses for some routes. 4.3. Any such and comparable divergences from and modifications to individual travel performances contained in the travel agreement, which become necessary after the agreement is closed, and which are not induced by SCC contrary to the principles of good faith and trust, are solely permissible, if they are not substantial and if they do not impede the overall tailored style of the reserved trip. The modified performance shall supersede the performance due under contract. Contingent claims under warranty shall remain unaffected, in as far as substitute performance is flawed. In the event that the overall tailored style of the reserved trip is unreasonably modified due to said substitute performances, then we shall grant you the option to change your reservations, free of charge, or to cancel the travel agreement without paying any fees. SCC shall undertake to immediately inform you of any such divergences or modifications, in as far as possible. 4.4. SCC reserves the right to alter the indicated prices, which have been confirmed on booking, in the case of an increase of transportation costs or of fees for particular services, such as port or airport charges, bunker surcharges, insurance fees or in the case of an alteration of the exchange rates applicable to the holiday in question, to the extent to which this increase has an effect on the price of the holiday per person or per seat, provided more than four months lie between the conclusion of the contract and the stipulated date of the holiday. In the case of a subsequent amendment to the price of the holiday or of an amendment to an essential travel service, SCC must inform the traveller accordingly without delay, at the latest, however, 21 days before commencement of the holiday. Price increases after this period are not permissible. In the case of price increases of more than 5% or in the case of a considerable amendment to an essential travel service, the traveller is entitled to withdraw from the tourist travel contract free of charge or to demand to take a holiday which is at least of the same value, if the tour operator is in a position to offer such a holiday from its range of holidays at no extra cost for the traveller. The customer must assert these rights without delay against SCC after the latter’s declaration of the price increase or of the amendment of the travel service. 5. Cancellation, Changing Reservations, Substitute Persons 5.1. You may cancel your trip in writing at any time prior to commencement of travel. Your cancellation notice shall become effective on the date we receive it. If we receive your notice out of office hours (Monday to Friday 9-17h CET), your notice shall become effective on the next working day (except Saturday). 5.2. If one of the parties cancels the contract or if you do not start the journey, SCC may demand reasonable compensation for arrangements it has made in conjunction with the trip and for its expenses, even if SCC has not yet confirmed the trip or if you fail to begin the journey. Our flat rate claim to reimbursement consists of a processing fee of EUR 25 per person for cancellation of a reserved trip up to 150 days prior to commencement of travel. The following annulment fees shall arise in the event of later cancellation: • 25% of the tour price for cancellation 149 – 50 days prior to commencement of travel; • 35% of the tour price for cancellation 49 – 22 days prior to commencement of travel; • 55% of the tour price for cancellation 21 – 15 days prior to commencement of travel; • 80% of the tour price for cancellation 14 days or less prior to commencement of travel; • 90% of the tour price for cancellation on the same day as the commencement of travel or failure to appear. Costs that the service provider charges to SCC, e.g., empty bed fee charged by a hotel for cancellation at short notice or special fees for cruises, shall be additionally invoiced in the event that individual or group trips are annulled. The traveller is free to prove to SCC that SCC has no loss or that the loss is less than the aforementioned flat rate. In this case the lower proven loss will be applied in place of the flat. SCC reserves the right to charge reimbursement fees beyond the flat rates mentioned above. In this case SCC has to verify and prove the loss, taking any expenses that have been saved and/or any other potential uses for the travel services into consideration. 5.3. We will endeavour to modify the travel registration (change reservations) subject to availability, at your request, up to 75 days prior to commencement of travel. Any change of reservations made as of the 74th day prior to commencement of travel will require you to serve notice that you are cancelling the reserved trip, and it will require subsequent re-registration. This shall not apply for requested changes of reservations that solely cause substantiated, minor expenses. Modification of the travel date, the travel destination, accommodations or the means of transportation shall apply as a change of reservations. 5.4. You may appoint a substitute person for yourself up to commencement of travel. In such case you are required to inform the tour organizer thereof. The tour organizer may object to any such substitute person on the basis of good cause, (e.g., special requirements linked to the trip, statutory bans, refusal by airlines or by hotel operators, etc.). If a third party enters into the contract, then he or she and the registrant are jointly and severally liable in respect of SCC for the price of the holiday and for additional costs incurred through the entry of the third party. 5.5. Cancellation fees and fees for changing reservations are due for immediate payment. 6. Cancellation and Rescission of Agreement by the Tour Organizer 6.1. SCC may rescind the travel agreement after commencement of travel, without complying with a term of notice, if travellers persistently disturb execution of the trip despite an appropriate warning issued by the tour organizer. The same shall apply if anyone should behave in a manner which is gravely in breach of contract and justifies the immediate cancellation. In addition SCC has the right to cancel the travel contract without notice if in the captain’s opinion the traveller is unfit for travel due to illness, physical disability or for any other reason or if the traveller requires special assistance but is travelling without this assistance or if the trip has been booked based on incorrect information. SCC shall, however, after cancellation retain its claim to the tour price. The person causing the disturbance is liable for any possible extra cost for return transportation. However, SCC is required to allow credit for the value of saved costs as well as for advantages which may be obtained from another application of services not used, including possible reimbursements from service providers.


6.2. SCC may rescind the trip up to two weeks prior to commencement of travel due to failure to obtain the minimum number of participants if (a) the minimum number of participants in the brochure is stated as well as the point in time by which the traveller must be informed of the withdrawal prior to the contractually agreed-upon commencement of the travel and (b) the number of minimum participants as well as the latest date of possible cancellation are clearly stated in the travel confirmation or reference is made to the respective travel description where such information is stated. The cancellation notice will be immediately forwarded to you. Your paid tour price will be immediately refunded. 7. Rescission of the Contract due to exceptional Circumstances 7.1. SCC or the traveller may both rescind the travel agreement if the trip is rendered considerably difficult, endangered or impeded due to an Act of Providence, (e.g., war, internal unrest, natural catastrophes). SCC shall immediately refund the paid tour price in such instance. However, SCC may demand compensation for rendered or outstanding travel performances. 7.2. If a trip is cancelled subsequent to commencement of travel, then the tour organizer is obligated to undertake appropriate measures, and he is especially obligated to provide return transportation for travellers, if possible. The contracting parties shall each bear one half of the costs for return transportation. The traveller will be required to bear all additional expenses. 8. Liability 8.1. We shall bear liability within the scope of the due diligence of a prudent businessman: 8.1.1. for conscientious preparation of the trip; 8.1.2. for careful selection and monitoring of service providers, (e.g., transportation corporations, hotel operators, etc.); 8.1.3. for due and proper rendering of contractually covenanted tour performances, under consideration of applicable legal provisions of the respective country and place of destination. 8.2. However, we are not liable for information contained in hotel and local site brochures. We have no influence on their origin. We also bear no liability if national political conditions and contingent entry regulations change at the point of destination, after this brochure is printed, that encumber entry into the affected country or point of destination or which render the same infeasible. We shall inform you at short notice of any such essential, subsequent changes, in as far as possible. 8.3. We are liable for the fault of a person entrusted with rendering a service, unless otherwise stipulated under these Terms and Conditions of Travel or stipulated by prevailing conditions, and provided that the person entrusted to render service had caused an instance of damage not only upon the occasion of performing contract. The measure of indebted diligence shall be determined by conditions at the site of service rendered. Your tour will primarily take you to foreign countries, where foreign living conditions and where laws, that are partially foreign to us, prevail. 8.4. Scope of liability SCC is not liable for faulty performances among mediated third party services, provided that expressed reference is made to mediated services in the travel documents and on the travel confirmation. Having stated this requirement, the following provisions shall solely apply for flights for which the traveller receives a corresponding ticket: SCC, in its capacity as a mediator, is not liable for performance of transportation services, rather the corporate carrier is responsible. SCC is not an air freight carrier. The liability of airline companies is based on their own terms and conditions of transportation, which can be provided by SCC upon request. For all remaining purposes, airlines’ liability is restricted by international conventions and regulations, e.g., by the Warsaw Convention and EU Directive No. 295/91 dated February 4, 1991. We will send these to you upon request. Liability for damages caused by delay is excluded. 8.5. Warranty 8.5.1. The traveller may demand relief if the tour is not performed in compliance with contract. SCC may refuse relief if it necessitates disproportionate expense. 8.5.2. After returning from the tour, the traveller may demand reduction of the tour price, commensurate with reduced performance, in the event that the demand for relief was unsuccessful and the trip was not performed in compliance with contract. This shall not affect contingent, more extensive claims for subsequent reduction of the tour price. 8.5.3. The traveller may rescind the travel agreement if the tour organizer failed to perform relief, within a reasonable term, or if the tour organizer formally states that relief cannot be performed, and if the trip will be considerably impaired due to performance of services under noncompliance with contract. If the agreement is rescinded in this manner, then SCC is obligated to take appropriate measures, and especially to provide return transportation for travellers, if required. 8.6. The traveller may demand compensation for damages, and more precisely for vacation time spent to no avail, provided that the tour organizer is liable for a circumstance that caused a flaw in the tour. 8.7. Restriction of liability 8.7.1. The tour operator’s contractual liability is limited to three times the tour price, provided that damages sustained by the traveller are not caused by intent or gross negligence. The same applies in as far as the tour organizer is responsible for damages incurred by a traveller solely through the fault of a service provider. 8.7.2. The tour organizer is not liable for defective performances that arise in conjunction with services mediated as third party performances, (e.g., sporting events, attendance at theatres, exhibitions, etc.), and which are expressly identified as third party performances in the brochure. 8.7.3. A claim to damage against the tour organizer is restricted or excluded, if – under legal provisions applicable to required, rendered performances of a service provider – a claim for damage against a service provider may solely be asserted under certain conditions or limitations or if such claim is excluded under certain conditions. 8.7.4. If the tour organizer assumes a position equivalent to a freight carrier, then his liability shall be regulated by the provisions of the Air Transportation Act in conjunction with conventions covenanted in Warsaw, The Hague, Guadalajara and the Montreal Agreement (solely for flights to Canada and the USA). As a rule, the Warsaw Convention limits the freight carrier’s liability for death or physical injury and for loss and damage of luggage. If the tour organizer constitutes a service provider, in other instances, then he shall bear liability in accordance with provisions that apply for a service provider. 8.7.5. If the tour organizer assumes a position equivalent to a carrier, within the scope of sea voyages, then his liability shall be regulated in compliance with provisions of the Commercial Code and the Inland Waterways Transportation Act.

8.8. Duty to cooperate, complaints 8.8.1. In the event of defective performance, each traveller is required to undertake whatever may be reasonably expected of him/her to contribute to alleviate the defect and to keep any potential damages to a minimum. 8.8.2. If you should have reason for complaints, contrary to our expectations, then immediately inform our tour management on site. If a respective local tour manager or tour agent is not available or cannot be reached, or if they cannot alleviate a defective performance, then please turn to the service provider (transfer company, hotel operator) and/or the tour organizer or to his contact address in the area of destination. A traveller is not entitled to claims if he/she culpably fails to perform the above obligations. 8.8.3. Tour guides are not authorized to formally recognize any claims whatsoever. 9. Exclusion of Claims and Statute of Limitation 9.1. Your claims are to be asserted within one month following the contractually covenanted date of return. Claims are to be stated in writing and forwarded to SEA CLOUD CRUISES GmbH, An der Alster 9, 20099 Hamburg, Germany. You may only asset claims after expiration of the above term, if you were hindered from complying with the deadline through no fault of your own. 9.2. All claims arising from the travel agreement shall lapse one year following the contractually covenanted date of return. 9.3. Claims for damages due to prohibited actions shall lapse in two years. 9.4. The statue of limitations is suspended if the tour organizer initially states to you that complaints and claims are being examined. The suspension is lifted when the tour organizer informs the customer of the results of his examination with regard to the customer’s claims. 10. Insurance Coverage 10.1. You are insured against transportation risk during flights, within the scope of lawful provisions. 10.2. For your own safety, we recommend that you take out a travel insurance policy that includes cancellation, interruption, health, luggage, accident and liability coverage. 11. Passport, Visa, Customs, Foreign Exchange and Health Regulations 11.1. You will receive essential information on the formalities required for your trip. This information will be conveyed along with travel documents and through the travel description contained in the catalogue. Please heed this information, as each traveller is himself/herself responsible for compliance with these regulations. You shall bear all costs and the negative impact of failure to comply with said information. 11.2. You have to ensure that your passport, which you will require for your trip, is still valid, for a period of six months beyond the planned travel date. Children require a children’s passport which is appropriate to the respective destination. This information applies for German citizens. Foreign nationals and holders of foreign passports are requested to turn to their relevant consulate or embassy for appropriate information. 11.3. You are liable to SCC for all consequences and damages, especially penalties, fees and expenses, that must be paid or deposited as a result of your failure to follow applicable regulations for entry into, exit out of or transit through a country, or if in case you have not provided the necessary documents or not provided them in the prescribed manner. You are obliged to immediately reimburse any funds that SCC must pay or deposit. 12. General Remarks 12.1. Printing errors and computational errors in the brochure or on the travel confirmation shall entitle SCC to avoid the validity of the travel agreement. In such instance, SCC is required to compensate the traveller for the proven loss incurred by relying on a declaration. 12.2. All information in our tour description corresponds to the current status of information at the time of printing. 12.3. Invalidity of individual provisions of the travel agreement shall not result in invalidity of the entire travel agreement. The same shall apply for these same Terms and Conditions of Travel. 12.4. Oral agreements are only valid if we have confirmed them in writing. 12.5. The conditions of the respective shipowner or transportation corporation shall apply in the event of travel by ship, combined air and ship travel, combined train and ship travel and for bus trips. We will provide you with a copy of their conditions upon request. 12.6. German law is solely applicable to the contractual relationship between the traveller and SCC. 12.7. The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg is deemed venue for courts of law for all registered businessmen, and for persons who do not have a domestic place of jurisdiction, as well as for persons who moved their place of residence or usual abode to a foreign country, after closing the travel agreement, or whose place of residence or usual abode is not known at the time that a suit is filed, and for litigation as a defendant. 12.8. SCC does not participate in the voluntary procedure for alternative dispute resolution for customer disputes in accordance with the Customer Dispute Resolution Law (Verbraucherstreitbeilegungsgesetz) and is not obliged to do so.

These conditions of travel and cancellation terms apply in conjunction with the conditions of transportation of the respective cruise ship. You can view these at www.seacloud.com.

Tour Organizer SEA CLOUD CRUISES GmbH for SY SEA CLOUD and SY SEA CLOUD II An der Alster 9 · 20099 Hamburg · Germany Telephone: +49-(0)40-30 95 92-50 · Fax: +49-(0)40-30 95 92-22 E-mail: cruise-consultant@seacloud.com Version: March 2018

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