Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic Offers Europe Voyages on Sea Cloud II
Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic, a pioneering global leader in expedition cruising, is expanding its portfolio with chartered voyages aboard the Sea Cloud II, a modern three-masted sailing yacht that exudes nostalgic elegance. The 88-guest tall ship combines contemporary amenities with the grace and sophistication of a square rigger, embodying the Golden Age of Sail while meeting today's standards of luxurious comfort.
“Our guests love experiencing the splendor of Europe under sail, and so we are pleased to welcome a new addition to our fleet with the addition of Sea Cloud II,” said Trey Byus, chief expedition officer at Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic. “Like the ship that inspired her design, Sea Cloud II is the ideal vessel for world travelers looking for a break from everyday life. On board, they can take in the raising of the sails by hand, relax on deck with a book while admiring the beautiful coastal landscapes surrounding them, enjoy delicious regionally inspired meals, and explore the stunning, heritage-rich Mediterranean coasts as only a Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic voyage can provide.”
From May 15 to September 20, 2024, Sea Cloud II will embark on its first season with Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic, offering three open-jaw itineraries with exclusive tours and locally inspired excursions. The itineraries include Coastal Gems of Croatia and Slovenia, Northern Italy Under Sail: Maritime Heritage and Cultural Treasures Aboard Sea Cloud II, and Navigating Southern Italy and Coastal Croatia Aboard Sea Cloud II.
During these voyages, guests will explore unique ports of call such as Hvar, Croatia, and Amalfi and Genoa in Italy, along with off-the-beaten-path coastal towns. They will have the opportunity to visit museums, stroll along picturesque harbor fronts, and explore well-preserved old towns, all while enjoying the luxurious amenities of Sea Cloud II. Each itinerary includes visits to medieval walled cities, archipelagos, and picturesque waterfronts, as well as opportunities to sample regional specialties such as peka and wine.