Turkey & Greece Sailing Odyssey« All Sea Cloud (LI) cruise options
|Dates||Deck + Cabin Type|
|Category 1||Category 2||Category 3||Category 4||Category 1S||Category A||Category B|
|Sep 18 '13 *
Sep 24 '13
|* Itinerary operates in reverse|
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|$750||All 2013 Departures|
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Day 1 Istanbul, Turkey / Embark
Arrive in Istanbul and check in to your extraordinary hotel, the Four Seasons at Sultanahmet, located in the heart of the historic district. After lunch take a brief driving tour that includes a visit to the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace or Hagia Sophia. This afternoon you may rest or explore on your own, and then gather for dinner. (D)
Day 2 Istanbul / Ephesus / Embark
Today board your flight to Izmir and drive to Ephesus, an ancient Greco-Roman city that was for many years the second largest city of the Empire, ranking only behind Rome. Ephesus was famed for one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Temple of Artemis (Diana), who had her chief shrine there; for the Library of Celsus; and for its theater, which was capable of holding 25,000 spectators. Explore the Great Theater and the ruins of the Library. After lunch, drive the short distance to the port of Kusadasi and embark Sea Cloud. (B,L,D)
Day 3 At Sea / Didyma
On deck, watch as nimble sailors climb the lines to raise Sea Cloud’s sails by hand. Under full sail head for Didyma. Once a shrine of ancient Greece, Didyma was established preceding literacy, and even before the Hellenic colonization of Ionia. Next to Delphi, this site was home to the most renowned oracle of the Hellenic world. Here visit the Temple of Apollo and learn the site’s meaning in the ancient world. Late this afternoon return to Sea Cloud. (B,L,D)
Day 4 Bodrum
Bodrum enjoys a picturesque setting on the Aegean. On a small promontory lies the Castle of St. Peter, built in the 15th century by Crusader knights and later captured by Suleiman the Magnificent. It houses the fabulous Museum of Underwater Archaeology, where you’ll have a special visit, seeing many items excavated from shipwrecks of the Bronze Age and subsequent eras, including artifacts from all over the Mediterranean. (B,L,D)
Day 5 Sailing the Aegean
Today set the sails and leave them up all day long, sailing among the Cycladic islands, watching the crew up in the rigging, trimming the sails. Hear presentations from the Historians and Naturalist, catch-up on reading and experience the 5-star service and cuisine for which the Sea Cloud is famous. And you might even go for a swim or make an impromptu stop in the late afternoon. (B,L,D)
Day 6 Santorini, Greece
Incomparable Santorini is an island archipelago that was once a single volcanic cone. It erupted in the second millennium BC and buried what some say might have been the legendary island of Atlantis. Stand on deck as your ship sails into the caldera (the center of the old volcano) and observe the cliffs from the sea. On shore, drive through windswept vineyards characteristic of Santorini, and along the rimmed town of Oia before visiting the main town of Thira. Perched high on the volcanic cliff, Thira affords unrivaled views of the caldera below. Santorini is, quite simply, one of the most spectacular islands on earth. (B,L,D)
Day 7 At Sea / Folegandros
At Folegandros head up to the stunning, cliffside town of Hora. With quiet lanes, cafes and great vistas, Folegandros is quintessentially “undiscovered.” This afternoon the crew climb the rigging and set sail as your ship charts a course for Delos. (B,L,D)
Day 8 Delos / At Sea
Tiny Delos is where the twin gods Artemis, goddess of animals and the hunt, and Apollo, god of healing, reason and light, were said to have been born. Today Delos is a magnificent archaeological site, where you will explore, among other places, the Street of the Lions and the marble Temple of Apollo. On your final afternoon relax, unwind and set sail one last time, bound for Piraeus. (B,L,D)
Day 9 Piraeus / 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, transfers to and from group flights, use of snorkeling equipment and wet suits, use of kayaks (where available), 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.
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Sea Cloud (LI)
- 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.