A rendering of Sea Cloud Spirit, which will debut in summer 2020 (Image: Sea Cloud Cruises)
Sea Cloud Cruises is to add a third tall ship to its fleet in summer 2020.
To be named Sea Cloud Spirit, the 136-guest vessel will be constructed by Metalships & Docks S.A.U. in Vigo, Spain and will be modelled on her sister ship Sea Cloud and Sea Cloud II. Like her sisters, the vessel will be powered by 27 sails that span 4,000 square metres in total, as well as an eco-friendly diesel-electric engine.
Hamburg-based firm Partner Ship Design will design the ship’s interiors, using “clear, classic lines and high-quality furnishings” to create a private yacht-style atmosphere. Onboard highlights will include three Owners Suites and 22 Junior Suites, all with balconies; 44 outside staterooms; a fitness area on the sundeck; a spacious wellness area with three treatment rooms, a Finnish sauna, a steam bath, and a hairdressing salon; and much more. The five-deck-high Sea Cloud Spirit will also be the first tall ship to have an elevator for guests.
“Sea Cloud Spirit is arriving at the right time,” said Daniel Schäfer, managing director of Sea Cloud Cruises. “Sea Cloud and Sea Cloud II are enjoying a high demand from both independent travellers and in the charter market. An expansion of the fleet, especially in the Mediterranean, is expected and demanded by many guests. With an extended capacity of 136 guests, we can also serve our charter market better with additional offers. However, despite the greater capacity, intimacy of a private yacht will still be preserved and sailing can be experienced in an authentic manner.”
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