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THE WEST INDIES UNDER SAIL
A celebration of the Golden Age of the Royal Navy with Peter Warwick aboard the Sea Cloud II
15 nights from £4895

We have chartered the magnificent Sea Cloud II for a cruise around the islands of the Caribbean. If ever a part of the world was custom built for a sailing ship, it is the West Indies, and to explore these characterful islands aboard this stunning tall ship is a very special experience.

The luxurious Sea Cloud II was built as a traditional windjammer with 30,000 square feet of sails, but with auxiliary engines and modern navigational systems and equipment. Built to accommodate 96 passengers in five star luxury, she offers a range of beautifully appointed suites and cabins which are furnished with great style. To be on deck when the sails are fully extended as we navigate through the West Indies is a marvellous experience. The forces of nature and ingenuity of man combining in the most natural of ways allows us to experience the thrill of sailing and a form of transport that has existed since the earliest of times. This is a journey that will appeal to those who enjoy being at sea, particularly under sail. In addition to one complete day at sea, most other days will be split between the port of call and time at sea.

Under Sail in Great Style
Our association with Sea Cloud Cruises dates back almost twenty years and during this time they have proven to be a company of the most exacting standards. Not only do they operate the most exquisite vessels, they do so in a fitting style offering the very best of intelligent service and superb cuisine. Whilst there are many large sailing ships offering passages around the world there are few if any that can compare in terms of luxury to Sea Cloud II. Standing on the dock and looking up at the vessel you cannot help but be impressed by the sheer majesty of the vessel. Walk up the gangway and on to the deck and it is even more impressive. And, the splendour does not end here; below deck is a sumptuous world of traditional maritime influences with 21st century luxuries. Well appointed cabins and public areas create a restful atmosphere totally in keeping with the overall grandeur of the vessel.

The Golden Age of the Royal Navy
The story of the Royal Navy is a vital part of the story of Britain. Our greatest heroes are sailors; our most memorable victories were won at sea. It is a long and distinguished story, going back to the Tudors and continuing right up to the present day. But one period stands out as a true ‘golden age’ - the years between 1750 and 1815. During those years, the great sailing battleships reached their peak of perfection in famous vessels such as HMS Victory. A uniquely gifted generation of seamen - of whom Horatio Nelson was but one shining example - sailed those great ships to an almost unbroken series of decisive victories. It is a record of success unparalleled in any other period, which no other navy in the world can match. One of the great theatres of war in this period was the West Indies. Some of the most important battles were fought there. Some of the key personalities served there, and learned their trade sailing among the beautiful islands. Our voyage offers a unique opportunity to learn about this pivotal period in British history, while exploring the places where that history was actually made – and under sail aboard the superb Sea Cloud II.

 
 
Prices per person based on double occupancyTour Code:- SCS2280113
Price Includes:  Economy class scheduled air travel, 14 nights aboard Sea Cloud II on full board, wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner, services of a cruise director, tour manager, guest lecturer, transfers, port taxes, airport taxes.
Not Included:  Travel insurance, shore excursions, gratuities.
NB:  Ports subject to change. All special offers are subject to availability.
Flight upgrades:  World Traveller Plus - £595 supplement per person
Club Class - £1995 supplement per person
 
 
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Sea Cloud II

For our voyages under sail we have chartered the magnificent Sea Cloud II. Launched in 2001, she is a stunning vessel, built along traditional lines, but offering deluxe accommodation. She combines the timeless elegance of sailing ships of the past with the highest safety standards and the luxurious comfort of modern cruise ships. The 32,150 square feet of sails are set by hand which is a truly magical sight; she really is the most exquisite of vessels.

Your Cabin/Suite
Built to accommodate 96 passengers in five star luxury, Sea Cloud II offers a range of beautifully appointed suites and cabins which are furnished with great style. Spread over three decks are 29 deluxe outside cabins with showers, 16 junior suites with bathtubs, and two owner suites with bathtubs and showers. All accommodations have outside views and the bathrooms, in light marble, are unusually spacious and aesthetically pleasing. The two owner suites feature a king size canopy bed and all other cabins offer queen size beds (with separate mattresses, excluding category F staterooms which feature upper and lower single beds). Cabin sizes range from 16m2 to 27m2 (category F measure 12m2). The finest, carefully chosen fabrics, combined with leather, rattan and other materials, brass and gold, precious woods and marble together create an impressive ensemble. All cabins have a television with DVD player, minibar, dressing table, wardrobe and a safe. A welcome bottle of champagne and a fruit basket, which is replenished daily, are provided to enjoy whilst in your cabin.

Your Space
No expense has been spared to create a sympathetic ambience in both the accommodation and public areas and this is reflected throughout the vessel. Public areas include an elegant lounge, library, fitness centre, boutique, lido bar and hospital. The single sitting dining room is airy and modern and the quality of the cuisine and service will be to the highest of standards, as one would expect on a Sea Cloud II cruise. The Lounge is located mid-ship on the Lido Deck offering comfortable seating areas. The vessel’s magnificent Steinway is located here and will be played for your enjoyment by an accomplished pianist. Coffee and freshly baked pastries are offered early each morning and in the afternoon additional baked goods and cakes are served. Here you will also enjoy interesting lectures and presentations, or perhaps a drink from the bar. There is a library onboard where you can relax, write postcards, play a board game, find a film to watch in your cabin, send emails from the laptop or just enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. Relax on the Lido deck and experience the natural grandeur of travelling under sail whilst watching the sailors maneuver the sails high above, rekindling memories of a bygone age.

Your Dining
The cuisine aboard the Sea Cloud II is of an exceptionally high standard, and has been accepted by the international Chaîne des Rôtisseurs. Enjoy international dishes complimented by local specialities selected fresh from the market by the onboard chef. Dinner is served à la carte and is a four course affair with a vegetarian option always available. The two gala dinners on your cruise will consist of five-course menus and specially selected wines from renowned regions will be available to accompany your meals. All cruises aboard the Sea Cloud II are full board with carefully selected wines and beers served to compliment your lunch and dinner. All soft drinks, coffee and tea whilst onboard are also included.

Life Onboard
Whilst there are many large sailing ships offering passages around the world there are few, if any, that can compare in terms of luxury to Sea Cloud II. Standing on the dock and looking up at the ship you cannot help but be amazed by the sheer majesty of the vessel. Walk up the gangway and on to the deck and it is even more impressive. And, the splendour does not end here; below deck is a sumptuous world of traditional maritime influences with 21st century luxuries. Well appointed cabins and public areas create a restful atmosphere totally in keeping with the overall grandeur of the vessel. Despite the luxurious setting, casual clothing is appropriate and the atmosphere onboard is friendly and generally informal. Service is personal, and the crew of 65 quickly acquaint themselves with passengers and the officers on the bridge are also available to answer questions; manoeuvres permitting. After all, the Sea Cloud II is not only a cruise ship, but a private yacht as well.

For your comfort, safety and security
Sea Cloud II combines the timeless elegance of sailing ships of the past with the highest safety standards and the luxurious comfort of modern cruise ships. The hospital is located on the Cabin Deck and is staffed by a ship’s doctor. In consideration of all passengers, smoking is not permitted on board with the exception of designated areas on open decks.

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