Cruising the Greek Isles

Exploring the Aegean Islands aboard the Sea Cloud

Sea Cloud

The majestic windjammer Sea Cloud has a fascinating history and an authentic air of nostalgia. This four-masted barque, today an elegant 64-guest yacht, was built in 1931 at the Krupp family shipyard in Kiel, Germany. The largest private sailing yacht of her day, she was commissioned by one of Wall Street's wealthiest businessmen, E. F. Hutton. His wife, Marjorie Merriweather Post, heiress to a huge fortune, designed the luxury yacht, dedicating at least two years to the task. The Sea Cloud subsequently became a weather ship for the US Coast Guard and later served in the US Navy during World War II. After the ship was sold in 1955, there were less glamorous days for this vessel and in 1978, she was bought by a group of Hamburg-based shipowners and businessmen and given a new life. In 2011, the Sea Cloud underwent extensive renovations again. Today the ship’s timeless elegance has been faithfully restored, from the bridge to the promenade deck, with marble fireplaces, teakwood benches, and selected antiques. Fully air conditioned, she has some 32,000 square feet of canvas across 30 sails and cruises the Mediterranean in summer and the Caribbean in winter, much of it under sail.

Our Trips using this Lodging

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