Sailing the Greek Isles« All Sea Cloud cruise options
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|May 21 '13
May 28 '13
Day 1 Athens / Embark
Arrive in Athens, and make your way to your hospitality suite at the Electra Palace Hotel, located in the shadow of the Acropolis. After lunch in Athens, travel to Piraeus, embark Sea Cloud for your luxury sailing cruise and cast lines immediately, enjoying your first Grecian sunset at sea. (L,D)
Day 2 At Sea / Sifnos
Yor first morning on board is spent at sea. Youmay stop for a late morning swim before visiting the island of Sifnos. Distinguished for its pottery and its Venetian dovecotes, Sifnos is a rugged island with a harbor village and a beautiful upper chora (village), waterfront tavernas and convenient beaches. It’s a great island for walkers or loungers alike. (B,L,D)
Day 3 At Sea / Tinos
After a morning’s sailing, anchor at Tinos. Its green marble, Venetian dovecotes and terraced hillsides have long made it a haven for artists. Drive to Pyrgos, where carved marble adorns the facades. Returning to the main town, stop at Panagia Evangelistria Church, a pilgrimage site, and spend the evening at the attractive waterfront. (B,L,D)
Day 4 Delos / Naxos
At tiny Delos, the twin gods Artemis, goddess of animals and the hunt, and Apollo, god of healing, reason, and light, were said to have been born. Explore the Street of the Lions and the marble Temple of Apollo. This afternoon visit Naxos, a center of Cycladic art, taking a walking tour of Naxos Town and the old town, with narrow alleys and a medieval Venetian castle. (B,L,D)
Day 5 Amorgos / At Sea
This morning explore mountainous Amorgos, where many residents still live traditionally, using donkeys for transport. The beautifully preserved capital of Hora offers great opportunities to explore on foot, and visit the remarkable monastery of Hozoviotissas, suspended on a cliffside. This afternoon sail, enjoying Sea Cloud’s many amenities. (B,L,D)
Day 6 Santorini
Santoríni is an island archipelago, once a single volcanic cone that erupted some 3,600 years ago. Be on deck as you sail into the caldera, the center of the volcano, and observe the cliffs. On shore, drive through Santoríni’s windswept vineyards to the hugely picturesque town of Oia, before visiting the main town of Thira. Perched high on the cliff, Thira affords unrivaled views of the caldera below. Santoríni is one of the most spectacular islands on earth and a highlight of your Greek islands trip. (B,L,D)
Day 7 Exploring the Aegean / At Sea
Today set the sails in the scenic Cycladic islands, watching the crew up in the rigging, trimming the sails. Hear presentations from your Historians and Naturalist, and experience the 5-star service and cuisine for which the Sea Cloud is famous. Go for a swim or make an impromptu stop at one of the less-visited islands. (B,L,D)
Day 8 Pireaus / Disembark
Disembark Sea Cloud this morning for transfers to Athens airport for your return flights home. (B)
Itinerary NotesCosts Include:
All accommodations aboard ships or in hotels per itinerary or similar, all meals and nonalcoholic beverages aboard ship, meals on land as indicated, air transportation where indicated as included, shore excursions, sightseeing and entrance fees, special access permits, gratuities (except to ship’s crew), taxes and service charges, services of a ship physician on most voyages, and services of expedition staff.
Air transportation (except where shown as included), extensions, passport, visa, immigration fees, scuba diving (where available), meals not indicated, baggage/accident/travel protection plan, items of a personal nature, such as alcoholic beverages, e-mail, and laundry. Gratuities to ship's crew at your discretion.
Deposit & Payment
Initial deposit is varies, and most travelers will call our office and pay the deposit with a credit card. We accept Visa, Mastercard, AmEx, and Discover. Alternatively, you can send a check to our Missoula, Montana, office or register online at: https://www.adventure-life.com/forms/fourways.php
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- Ship Highlights
- Passengers : 58
- Luxury Expedition Ship
The Sea Cloud is a glorious and gracious luxury sailing yacht, a four-masted bark, custom built in 1931 by the business magnate E.F. Hutton for his wife the heiress, Marjorie Merriweather Post.
Her sleek, snow-white hull elegantly curves from stem to stern and her masts stretch high into the sky. The ship’s decks offer the grandeur of rich mahogany, teak and gleaming brass and the magnificent golden eagle figurehead seems poised to fly across the waters. There is no ship afloat that can compare for grace, fine service and the sheer joy of sailing.
Sails are raised by hand by a spirited crew. She carries 30 sails measuring a total of 32,000 square feet. Although the ship is enormously elegant, she is also friendly and informal, making for a relaxed time. Dress aboard ship is also relaxed and casual.
The elegance continues in the public areas. The covered Lido Bar is a superb place to congregate and enjoy the outdoors. The open-air “Blue Lagoon” is a wonderful place to relax. The sumptuous Lounge is the venue for talks and presentations by the expedition staff. Guests are welcome on the “Open Bridge” to learn how Sea Cloud is navigated and sailed.
Meals are served in single seatings, and meals focus on local and Continental cuisine. Wines are included at lunch and dinner. Refreshments are always available. Dress is relaxed and casual.
Cabins have antique and period-style furniture. The Main Deck has the ship’s original cabins, including the Owner’s Suites originally occupied by E.F. Hutton and Marjorie Merriweather Post. Cabins on the Promenade and Captain’s Decks have exquisite furnishings. Personal service and fine amenities are the hallmarks of a Sea Cloud cruise and guests are pampered with deluxe linens and bathrobes.
Cabins 28-29 on Promenade Deck. Cabins have two single beds, a window and private bath facilities.
Cabins 18-25 on the Promenade Deck. Cabins have two single beds, a window and private bath facilities.
Cabins 32-37 on Captain's Deck. Cabins have two single beds, a window and private bath facilities.
Cabins 30-31, Captain's Deck. Cabins have a queen bed, forward-facing window and private bath facilities.
Cabins 16-17, Promenade Deck. Upper and lower single beds, window. These cabins once housed the ship's officers.
Deluxe Cabins 3-10, Main Deck. Large original cabins have a mix of bed types and decor motifs. All have portholes.
Original owners suites 1-2, Main Deck. King sized beds, grand marble bathrooms with bathtubs.