The date for the maiden voyage of the Sea Cloud Spirit has been set. The new tall ship, part of the shipping company Sea Cloud Cruises, will set sail with guests from Palma de Mallorca for the first time on April 22, 2021. The 138 meter (452.7 feet) long three-mast full-rigged ship will also be named in Palma beforehand, and then put into service. The Sea Cloud Spirit is the third ship for Sea Cloud Cruises. Like her sister ships, the Sea Cloud and the Sea Cloud II, she combines an exclusive private yacht atmosphere with traditional sailing skills to create an extraordinary travel experience.
Balcony cabins appeal to new target group
With its latest ship, Sea Cloud Cruises wants to set new standards for exceptional sailing cruises. The ship, which holds a maximum of 136 guests, is the modern interpretation of a legend that began in 1931 with the Sea Cloud. One highlight of the new build are balcony cabins, which were previously only available for much larger motor ships.
Fitness center with sea view
The guests of the maiden voyage will be the first to enjoy the new concept, which includes not only the spacious balcony cabins but also a separate wellness and spa area, and a fitness center with sea view.
Culinary at star level with restaurant and bistro
One of the standards on board all Sea Cloud ships is superior culinary offerings. In addition to the “fine-dining” restaurant, the Sea Cloud Spirit will have a bistro on the Lido deck, as an additional gastronomic option for casual meals.
Maiden Voyage in Spain
The maiden voyage is designed as a ten-day “Tour of Spain.” The Sea Cloud Spirit will start out from Palma and head for destinations on the mainland which includes Barcelona, Tarragona and Valencia. Afterwards, the route will lead through the Balearic Islands back to Palma. The program is characterized by relaxing days at sea and a varied cultural and excursion program on land. Interior fittings on the luxurious tall ship enters the final phase The Sea Cloud Spirit is currently being completed at the Metalships & Docks shipyard in Vigo, Spain. The 28 sails with a total area of 4,100 square meters (44,100 square feet) have already been attached. The shipyard’s team and specialists from Germany, and all over Europe are now concentrating on the interior finishing of the luxurious sailing ship. After extensive sea trials, the ship will be handed over to the shipping company in the first quarter of 2021 and christened shortly before its maiden voyage in the port of Palma de Mallorca.
Since 1979 Sea Cloud Cruises has been one of the world’s top names in cruises. The almost 90 year old four-masted barque Sea Cloud, her younger sister the Sea Cloud II and in the future the new Sea Cloud Spirit combine the experience of traditional seamanship with the ambience and luxurious charm of classically elegant private yachts. In harmony with nature and the interests of the people in the destination areas, the sea voyages under sail follow courses away from well-worn cruise routes. Sea Cloud and Sea Cloud II are regularly voted among the top five cruise ships in the world by the Berlitz Cruise Guide.