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SmallShips.travel | Sea Cloud | Montego Bay to Bridgetown Feb 10 2018

Willemstad to Colon

December 15th to December 22nd 2017

Voyage SC – 1742

Itinerary

15. Dec 2017 Willemstad/Curacao (Netherlands Antilles)   18:00
  Curaçao, alphabetically the last of the ABC, is the largest in the Netherlands Antilles in terms of land area. The neat capital, Willemstad, a trading post for the Dutch West India Company in the 17th century, with its well preserved colonial architecture, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The picturesque location of the wide harbour canal, boulevards with beautifully restored facades and colourful, typically Dutch gabled houses make Willemstad a lively “Little Amsterdam”, in the bright Caribbean light, beneath palm trees, with azure bays and pearl-white beaches.    
16. Dec 2017 Kralendijk/Bonaire (Netherlands Antilles) 08:00 13:00
  The second largest island in the ABC islands, which forms part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, is an idyllic natural paradise with many different faces. In the hilly northern region, lush tropical greenery prevails and in the some areas have a desert-like character with cactuses as high as trees and natural salt lakes that attract whole flocks of pink flamingos. The island also gleams with rugged rocky cliffs, mangrove forests, several small bays, endless sandy beaches and a long offshore coral reef.    
17. Dec 2017 Oranjestad/Aruba (Netherlands Antilles) 08:00 13:00
  Aruba, the most westerly island in the Netherlands Antilles, is also the last in the arc of the Antilles before you reach the South American mainland. Its capital, Oranjestad, founded in 1796, shows that everything here is a bit different. Caribbean pastel-coloured houses and Delft tiles, carved wooden doors and Dutch gables, all-around balconies and colonial galleries. All of these features combine to create a style which can only have one name – Aruban. Aruba also offers a distinctive natural landscape, with an inland desert, extensive sand dunes, oddly formed cliffs, impressive cactus forests, strangely shaped divi-divi trees and countless aloe plants.    
18. Dec 2017 At Sea    
19. Dec 2017 Cartagena/Colombia (Colombia) 14:00 23:59
  Cartagena was once the richest city in the New World and a popular target for pirate attacks, since a large part of the Spanish treasure was stored there. Sir Francis Drake also instilled terror into the Spanish city. After Drake’s invasion, the city was fortified with an 11-kilometre (7 miles)-long rampart and the immense San Felipe fortifications. Today Cartagena is one of the most beautiful colonial cities on the American continent and is protected by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.    
20. Dec 2017 At Sea    
21. Dec 2017 Porvenir/San Blas Islands (Panama) 08:00 13:30
22. Dec 2017 Colon (Panama) 08:00  
  Since 1914, the Panama Canal has linked the Atlantic to the Pacific. This technological marvel of locks and canals also comprises two artificial lakes. The Gatúnsee, one of the world’s largest dammed lakes, has now regained a unique range of flora and fauna. In fact, nature has reclaimed the lake for itself, with the rainforest sprawling over its banks. The former hills are now islands on which an astonishing variety of species has formed, due to its isolation. The largest island, Barro Colorado, is completely untouched and has been a nature reserve since 1923. Scientists from all over the world come here to try and discover the jungle’s last secrets.

Category/Cabin type

Price per person in USD

Guaranteed double cabin* US $ 3,595
5 Upper-/lower-bed cabin  US $ 3.995
4 Twin-bed cabin  US $ 4,495
3 Twin-bed cabin  US $ 5,395
2 Twin-bed cabin  US $ 5,855
1 Double-bed cabin  US $ 5,995
C De luxe outside cabin  US $ 7,255
B De luxe original cabin  US $ 8,155
A Luxury owner’s cabin  US $ 8,995
Guaranteed single cabin*  US $ 5,255

Single surcharge: Category 1-5: 50% ; Category A, B & C: 100% *Limited number of guaranteed cabins; allocation starts with Cat. 5 These rates are in US dollars and are per person (sharing twin). Excludes transfers, shore excursions, gratuities, and insurance.

 

Special Offers: 

Combination Discount: When you combine two or more consecutive cruises, you will receive a 10% discount on the lower-priced cruises (cruise-only rates). 

Bring a Friend: Encourage your friends to take a cruise in 2018. For a new booking of an additional cabin on the same cruise, you and your friends will receive a one-time on-board credit of € 250 per cabin.

Included Services:

  • Your sailing cruise in the booked cabin category.
  • As a special welcome, a bottle of champagne awaits you in your cabin.
  • A daily, freshly filled fruit basket in your cabin and in the lounge.
  • All meals on board.
  • All soft drinks as well as tea and coffee specialities.
  • High-quality wines, which have been selected to compliment meals, as well as beer are included at lunch time and with the evening meal.
  • English-speaking on-board tour guide.   
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SmallShips.travel | Sea Cloud | Casablanca to Las Palmas Nov 7 2018

Casablanca to Las Palmas

November 7th to November 17th 2018

Voyage SC – 1838

Itinerary

07. Nov 2018 Casablanca (Morocco)   18:00
 

Around 90 kilometres (56 miles) from Casablanca is Rabat, one of the country’s four imperial cities. This modern capital with its historic centre was accepted onto the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2012. Hassan Tower, Rabat’s landmark, dates back to the time when the city was the Sultanate’s capital. Close by, and yet built hundreds of years later, is the Mausoleum of Mohammed V. You can find this regal residence in the elegant French-influenced residential quarter, Ville Nouvelle, with its boulevards and splendid Art Deco colonial buildings.

   
08. Nov 2018 Sailing together with SEA CLOUD II    
09. Nov 2018 Agadir (Morocco) 08:00 23:59
 

Taroudant, situated around 80 kilometres (50 miles) east of Agadir, was once the residence of a Berber king, a rich caravan centre and an important trading place. In front of the immense protective mud walls are sprawling olive and orange plantations, and the snow-covered peaks of the High Atlas rise up picturesquely in the background. Through one of the five vast city gates you can reach the lively medina with its numerous souks where you can bargain for Berber handicrafts, leather goods, silver jewellery and the famous argan oil. The city is affectionately known as the “Little Sister of Marrakech”.

   
10. Nov 2018 Sailing together with SEA CLOUD II    
11. Nov 2018 Arrecife/Lanzarote (Spain) 08:00 14:00
 

The “Island of Fire”, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, has been continually recreated by volcanic eruptions. A third of Lanzarote is a bizarre lunar landscape of barren, beige-grey lines of hills and “fire mountains”. In sharp contrast to this are the snow white houses, golden beaches and sparse green vegetation. Its quaint wine-growing areas of La Geria have been declared an all-embracing art form by the Museum of Modern Art. The painter, sculptor and architect César Manrique understood art as the link between man and nature and made a vital contribution to the look of his island home through his artistic creations.

   
12. Nov 2018 Santa Cruz/Tenerife (Spain) 14:00 22:00
 

Even from afar you can see the impressive panorama with Tenerife’s landmark, Mount Teide. Its peak is the highest in Spain at 3,718 metres (12,200 foot) and is often covered in snow. The Las Cañadas National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a high volcanic plateau at the foot of Teide, surrounded by a circle of rock that rises up steeply. Volcanic activity has created strange-looking rock formations here which are adorned with a huge range of colours and seem like a unique synthesis of nature’s art. In contrast to this are the fertile valleys of the north, a barren, almost desert-like south and the island’s vibrant capital city, Santa Cruz.

   
13. Nov 2018 Santa Cruz/La Palma (Spain) 13:30  
 

The combination of small size and great height make the lush green volcanic island of La Palma one of the steepest islands on earth. The white houses in the island’s capital shine out from wooded mountain slopes and the old town centre of Santa Cruz is covered by a preservation order principally because of its Canarian houses with their artistically decorated wooden balconies. The Caldera de Taburiente towers above the north of the island. With a diameter of nine kilometres (5.6 miles) and surrounded by crater walls more than 2,000 metres (6,561 foot) high, it is one of the world’s largest volcanic craters. Behind the caldera is the cloud forest of Los Tilos. The Biosphere Reserve was extended by UNESCO to cover the whole island of La Palma.

   
14. Nov 2018 Santa Cruz/La Palma (Spain)   06:00
14. Nov 2018 Puerto de la Estaca/El Hierro (Spain) 16:00  
 

Volcanic activity has created a wildly romantic and varied natural landscape. A black lava desert and strange rock formations with oddly shaped, wind-defying juniper trees in the south, orchards, vineyards, fig and almond groves in the north, lush green meadows and pastures in the high plateaus, and perhaps the most beautiful pine forests in the archipelago. El Hierro, the smallest and newest of the Canary Islands, is almost completely edged with steeply sloping, rugged cliffs and the spray from the surging ocean. UNESCO has designated it a Biosphere Reserve.

   
15. Nov 2018 Puerto de la Estaca/El Hierro (Spain)   06:00
15. Nov 2018 San Sebastián/La Gomera (Spain) 16:00  
 

Many people consider La Gomera to be the most wildly romantic island in the Canaries. Rugged gorges, craggy hillsides, fertile valleys and evergreen cloud forests characterise the landscape. The Garajonay National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, embraces the whole central mountain area and is an unusual little spot. Ancient bay trees, heather bushes as high as trees and metre-high ferns form a cloud forest where treemoss hangs from the trees and mosses cling to gnarled branches – a truly mystical natural spectacle which has existed for millions of years.

   
16. Nov 2018 San Sebastián/La Gomera (Spain)   14:00
17. Nov 2018 Las Palmas/Gran Canaria (Spain) 08:00  
 

With its black volcano almost 2,000 metres (6,561 foot) high and endless white beaches along the coastline, the island of Gran Canaria displays a huge variety of landscapes. A “continent in miniature” with rugged rock formations, dense pine forests, dry valleys and reservoirs in the interior, lush vegetation in the north, shimmering dune landscapes in the south and weirdly shaped cliffs in the west. Almost half the island has been registered by UNESCO as a Biosphere Reserve. The capital, Las Palmas, is no less colourful, with its port and history stretching back 500 years. The showpiece of this historic old town is the magnificent Santa Ana Cathedral.

Category/Cabin type

Price per person in USD

Guaranteed double cabin* US $ 6,095
5 Upper-/lower-bed cabin  US $ 6,655
4 Twin-bed cabin  US $ 7,395
3 Twin-bed cabin  US $ 8,655
2 Twin-bed cabin  US $ 9,445
1 Double-bed cabin  US $ 9,555
C De luxe outside cabin  US $ 11,455
B De luxe original cabin  US $ 12,695
A Luxury owner’s cabin  US $ 13,995
Guaranteed single cabin*  US $ 8,495

Single surcharge: Category 1-5: 50% ; Category A, B & C: 100% *Limited number of guaranteed cabins; allocation starts with Cat. 5 These rates are in US dollars and are per person (sharing twin). Excludes transfers, shore excursions, gratuities, and insurance.

 

Special Offers: 

Combination Discount: When you combine two or more consecutive cruises, you will receive a 10% discount on the lower-priced cruises (cruise-only rates). 

Bring a Friend: Encourage your friends to take a cruise in 2018. For a new booking of an additional cabin on the same cruise, you and your friends will receive a one-time on-board credit of € 250 per cabin.

Included Services:

  • Your sailing cruise in the booked cabin category.
  • As a special welcome, a bottle of champagne awaits you in your cabin.
  • A daily, freshly filled fruit basket in your cabin and in the lounge.
  • All meals on board.
  • All soft drinks as well as tea and coffee specialities.
  • High-quality wines, which have been selected to compliment meals, as well as beer are included at lunch time and with the evening meal.
  • English-speaking on-board tour guide.   
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SmallShips.travel | Sea Cloud | Montego Bay to Bridgetown Feb 7 2018

Montego Bay to Bridgetown

February 7th to February 20nd 2018

Voyage SC – 1804

Itinerary

07. Feb 2018 Montego Bay (Jamaica)   18:00
 

In north-western Jamaica, on the mouth of the Montego River, lies “Mo’ Bay”. The beach resorts of Doctor’s Cave and White Sands have been popular holiday destinations for wealthy Americans since the 1900s. The main attractions are the beaches with their fine white sand and turquoise sea. A colourful coral reef with its fascinating underwater world stretches out along the shore line, and inland is the island’s most beautiful golf course. Some magnificent mansions bear witness to the wealth and high life enjoyed by the plantation owners, since the town was one of the largest places for shipping sugar cane in the 18th century.

   
08. Feb 2018 Port Antonio (Jamaica) 08:00 17:00
 

Port Antonio was once the world’s banana capital, but for a long time now international VIPs have discovered this town for themselves. Some properties can be found near the clear deep waters of the Blue Lagoon. The pretty little town, surrounded by sugar cane fields and banana plantations, impresses particularly with its delightful beaches. The Rio Grande is the island’s largest river and channels its course over 60 kilometres (37 miles) in green solitude through the jungle and into the sea. Historically, bananas and other fruit were carefully transported on bamboo rafts along the waterway to the port. Nowadays the rafts have been equipped with bench seats and are used for excursions.

   
09. Feb 2018 At Sea    
10. Feb 2018 At Sea    
11. Feb 2018 Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) 13:30 20:00
 

On this island, which is part of Hispaniola, Columbus founded the first Spanish colony in America. Santo Domingo, the present capital of the Dominican Republic, is the first and oldest European-founded city in the New World. Old in the New World still means relatively young – it corresponds to Renaissance visions of the ideal and was the model for many cities in Latin America. A visit to the historic old city is like a journey through time. The splendid stone buildings are testament to the era of the colonial conquests and have been smartened up as World Heritage Sites under the protection of UNESCO.

   
12. Feb 2018 La Romana (Dominican Republic) 06:00 13:30
 

During the sugar boom of the late 19th century, La Romana developed into a lively working-class city and eastern sugar centre. The third largest city in the Dominican Republic now has many faces. The streets are laid out in a grid formation with colourfully painted houses. Between these and the golf courses and luxury villas of the prominent Casa de Campo flows the Rio Dulce, which runs into the sea. Native Taino art plays a large role, both in the city’s archaeological museum and in what is perhaps the country’s most beautiful cave, Maravillas. This was a cult site for the native Taino people and lies 35 metres below ground. The numerous cave paintings are more than 1,000 years old and have been exceptionally well preserved.

   
13. Feb 2018 At Sea    
14. Feb 2018 North Sound/Virgin Gorda (Virgin Islands(Brit)) 08:00 13:30
 

Explorers and privateers once used to cross swords in the Sir Francis Drake Channel. Nowadays the sea around the British Virgin Islands is one of the world’s best sailing areas. Heavenly bays, gorgeous beaches, idyllic anchoring spots, smart yacht clubs and charming little beach bars make the island a popular haunt for sailors. On Virgin Gorda, once called “The Fat Virgin” by Columbus due to its shape, you can find “The Baths”, one of nature’s most beautiful oddities, in the National Park. Ground to a sphere and polished to a shine, the huge granite formations on the beach and in the water create a multi-branched labyrinth of giant boulders.

   
14. Feb 2018 Great Harbour/Jost van Dyke (Virgin Islands(Brit)) 19:00  
 

The Sir Francis Drake Channel, where swords were once crossed, is now one of the most beautiful sailing spots. Jost van Dyke, the smallest of the main islands in the British Virgin Islands, is a mountainous volcanic object of beauty with fewer than 300 inhabitants. One of them, Foxy, has been mixing his cocktails since 1968 and the bar of the same name enjoys a legendary reputation as perhaps the most famous beach bar in the Lesser Antilles. The island’s past is less reputable – it was named by a Dutch pirate. The island gives its most beautiful treasures to all who visit – fine sand, green palm trees, colourful beach bars and the luminous blue of the sea.

   
15. Feb 2018 Great Harbour/Jost van Dyke (Virgin Islands(Brit))   07:00
15. Feb 2018 White Bay/Jost van Dyke (Virgin Islands(Brit)) 08:00 17:00
 

The Sir Francis Drake Channel, where swords were once crossed, is now one of the most beautiful sailing spots. Jost van Dyke, the smallest of the main islands in the British Virgin Islands, is a mountainous volcanic object of beauty with fewer than 300 inhabitants. One of them, Foxy, has been mixing his cocktails since 1968 and the bar of the same name enjoys a legendary reputation as perhaps the most famous beach bar in the Lesser Antilles. The island’s past is less reputable – it was named by a Dutch pirate. The island gives its most beautiful treasures to all who visit – fine sand, green palm trees, colourful beach bars and the luminous blue of the sea.

   
16. Feb 2018 Gustavia/St Barthélemy (France) 16:00  
 

St Barthélemy, affectionately known as St Barths by most, had already had many “owners” before the Lesser Antilles were acquired by France in 1877. When the first estate was acquired by the banker David Rockefeller in 1957, the island’s future was finally sealed. It became a refuge for the international jet set and an elegant holiday paradise for many Hollywood stars. For over 40 years, St Barths has cultivated a luxurious lifestyle with a Caribbean laissez-faire approach. You can stroll through the charming main town of Gustavia, whose beautifully restored houses and colonial facades look out over the sea with its elegant superyachts, browse in the shops for precious items, or enjoy a sundowner in the picturesque harbour surrounded by clusters of high class bars and restaurants.

   
17. Feb 2018 Gustavia/St Barthélemy (France)   13:30
 

Dominica, nicknamed the “Nature Isle” of the Caribbean, is one of the most untouched of the Windward Islands. It boasts some of the highest mountains in the Lesser Antilles, as well as many beautiful national parks. Its interior is characterised by thick virgin forest, where rivers plunge into the depths and tiny streams wind through the jungle. Two extinct volcanoes are at the centre of the Cabrits National Park and, recaptured by nature, the former strategically important Fort Stanley appears like a picturesque backdrop in the heart of the jungle.

   
18. Feb 2018 Cabrits (Dominica) 13:30 18:00
 

Dominica, nicknamed the “Nature Isle” of the Caribbean, is one of the most untouched of the Windward Islands. It boasts some of the highest mountains in the Lesser Antilles, as well as many beautiful national parks. Its interior is characterised by thick virgin forest, where rivers plunge into the depths and tiny streams wind through the jungle. Two extinct volcanoes are at the centre of the Cabrits National Park and, recaptured by nature, the former strategically important Fort Stanley appears like a picturesque backdrop in the heart of the jungle.

   
19. Feb 2018 Soufrière (St. Lucia) 08:00 13:30
 

Two famous volcanic cones are indisputably the emblem of St Lucia and have been designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Gros and Petit Piton tower over the southern, windward side of the island and, in Soufrière, seem close enough to touch. The volcanoes have in fact long been extinct, but the sulphur springs demonstrate the power of the earth’s core and still bubble up. In the Botanical Gardens, natural abundance is combined with artistic arrangements to create a colourful tropical paradise. Some people claim that Josephine, who later became Napoleon’s wife, used to bathe in the little pool in the garden.

   
20. Feb 2018 Bridgetown (Barbados) 08:00  
 

More than 300 years of British rule have left their mark. The whole of Bridgetown, Barbados’ historic centre, with its colonial architecture surrounding Trafalgar Square, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Gentle green hilly countryside and endless fields of sugar cane characterise the island’s landscape. Old colonial houses are reminders of the high life of the plantation owners, while innumerable colourful chattel houses are evidence of their workers’ “moveable property”. The sweeping coastline is a picture postcard of fine sandy beaches and turquoise sea surrounded by colourful coral reefs.

Category/Cabin type

Price per person in USD

Guaranteed double cabin* US $ 8,795
5 Upper-/lower-bed cabin  US $ 9,555
4 Twin-bed cabin  US $ 10,495
3 Twin-bed cabin  US $ 12,155
2 Twin-bed cabin  US $ 13,195
1 Double-bed cabin  US $ 13,355
C De luxe outside cabin  US $ 15,795
B De luxe original cabin  US $ 17,455
A Luxury owner’s cabin  US $ 19,095
Guaranteed single cabin*  US $ 11,995

Single surcharge: Category 1-5: 50% ; Category A, B & C: 100% *Limited number of guaranteed cabins; allocation starts with Cat. 5 These rates are in US dollars and are per person (sharing twin). Excludes transfers, shore excursions, gratuities, and insurance.

 

Special Offers: 

Combination Discount: When you combine two or more consecutive cruises, you will receive a 10% discount on the lower-priced cruises (cruise-only rates). 

Bring a Friend: Encourage your friends to take a cruise in 2018. For a new booking of an additional cabin on the same cruise, you and your friends will receive a one-time on-board credit of € 250 per cabin.

Included Services:

  • Your sailing cruise in the booked cabin category.
  • As a special welcome, a bottle of champagne awaits you in your cabin.
  • A daily, freshly filled fruit basket in your cabin and in the lounge.
  • All meals on board.
  • All soft drinks as well as tea and coffee specialities.
  • High-quality wines, which have been selected to compliment meals, as well as beer are included at lunch time and with the evening meal.
  • English-speaking on-board tour guide.   
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SmallShips.travel | Sea Cloud | Lisbon to Valencia Apr 23 2018

Lisbon to Valencia

April 23rd to April 30th 2018

Voyage SC – 1812

Itinerary

23. Apr 2018 Lisbon (Portugal)   18:00
 

The most beautiful approach to the Portuguese capital is to travel up the River Tagus. One of the city’s most famous landmarks has been greeting visitors right on the estuary since 1521 – the Torre de Belém. This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and transports you back to the glory days when Portugal was a naval power. There are many landmarks, such as the facades of the houses decorated with azulejos tilework and the ancient trams that rattle through the city. But Lisbon has many different sides. Joie de vivre comes face to face with the melancholy of Fado music, winding lanes in the old city meet wide boulevards, while magnificent churches and austere monasteries show the two sides of former religious faith.

   
24. Apr 2018 At Sea    
25. Apr 2018 Cadiz (Spain) 08:00 17:00
 

The old city of Cádiz, around 3,000 years old, has a picturesque location on a narrow headland, right by the Playa de la Caleta with its elegant beachside promenade. Visit the Andalusian capital of Seville and you will be transported back to the heyday of Moorish splendour and rule, but also the age of discovery. This town sits on the Guadalquivir River was a centre of Spanish maritime trade with the New World. Many buildings in the old town are registered as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the splendid Moorish Alcazar fortress and the huge Gothic Cathedral of Santa Maria de la Sede. Seville is a fun-loving city that is still at the centre of Andalusian culture and is considered the proud birthplace of Flamenco.

   
26. Apr 2018 Malaga (Spain) 14:00  
 

Málaga has spruced itself up. In 2003, the Museo Picasso opened in a 16th century Renaissance palace and is dedicated to the artist’s extensive life’s work. This historic old city invites you to take a stroll and its buildings gleam like new. And above everything towers the Alcazaba, a mighty walled fortress. The port was completely redesigned when the city was opened to the sea and you can now take a lovely stroll along the promenade. In Málaga’s hinterland you can see the most beautiful aspects of traditional Andalusia. From a distance the typical Andalusian villages look like white dabs of paint shining out from the brown of the barren mountain landscape.

   
27. Apr 2018 Malaga (Spain)   08:30
27. Apr 2018 Motril (Spain) 16:00 17:30
 

Granada is located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada and is mainly resplendent through its Moorish legacy, as well as Christian Renaissance buildings and magnificent Baroque structures. Until 1492, the Caliphate of Granada was the last enclave of the Moorish world in Europe and, over many centuries, the Arabs’ flourishing multi-cultural city. Preserved from that time are the fairytale palace fortress The Alhambra with its splendid Generalife gardens, and the Albaicín, the oldest quarter in Granada. They are both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Lavishly decorated masonry, sumptuous Moorish plaster ornamentation, delightful inner courtyards and the flowering palace gardens have retained their magic to this day and appear like a fairytale from the 1001 Nights.

   
28. Apr 2018 At Sea    
29. Apr 2018 Ibiza City/Ibiza (Spain) 08:00 14:00
 

Ibiza’s motto is “live and let live”. Artists, hedonists and the international jet set discovered the beauty of this Balearic island many years ago. The little island’s character has a Moorish influence, which has given it the pseudonym of “the white island”. The tidy old quarter in Ibiza Town, surrounded by huge fortified walls, has been carefully restored and, like the entire island, is under the protection of UNESCO. In contrast, the spectacular, sometimes wildly rugged island coastline with its innumerable bays and beaches shows the traditional side of Ibiza. The primordial backdrop is one of gentle hills cris-crossed with a scattering of fincas.

   
30. Apr 2018 Valencia (Spain) 08:00  
 

On one corner its centuries old and around the next totally modern – Valencia is everything all at once. Today the beautiful old town and the old silk market “La Lonja de la Seda”, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, still bear witness to the city’s wealth in the Middle Ages. A brand new part of the city is situated in a drained river bed and has avant-garde buildings including a futuristic opera house, the largest aquarium in Europe, a botanical garden and a public park. Valencia is one of the few cities that has a heritage of over 2,000 years and is also so intriguingly combined with the future. And no other city in Europe can proudly make the claim that the America’s Cup has already taken place twice right on its front door.

Category/Cabin type

Price per person in USD

Guaranteed double cabin* US $ 4,755
5 Upper-/lower-bed cabin  US $ 5,155
4 Twin-bed cabin  US $ 5,655
3 Twin-bed cabin  US $ 6,555
2 Twin-bed cabin  US $ 7,095
1 Double-bed cabin  US $ 7,195
C De luxe outside cabin  US $ 8,495
B De luxe original cabin  US $ 9,395
A Luxury owner’s cabin  US $ 10,295
Guaranteed single cabin*  US $ 6,455

Single surcharge: Category 1-5: 50% ; Category A, B & C: 100% *Limited number of guaranteed cabins; allocation starts with Cat. 5 These rates are in US dollars and are per person (sharing twin). Excludes transfers, shore excursions, gratuities, and insurance.

 

Special Offers: 

Combination Discount: When you combine two or more consecutive cruises, you will receive a 10% discount on the lower-priced cruises (cruise-only rates). 

Bring a Friend: Encourage your friends to take a cruise in 2018. For a new booking of an additional cabin on the same cruise, you and your friends will receive a one-time on-board credit of € 250 per cabin.

Included Services:

  • Your sailing cruise in the booked cabin category.
  • As a special welcome, a bottle of champagne awaits you in your cabin.
  • A daily, freshly filled fruit basket in your cabin and in the lounge.
  • All meals on board.
  • All soft drinks as well as tea and coffee specialities.
  • High-quality wines, which have been selected to compliment meals, as well as beer are included at lunch time and with the evening meal.
  • English-speaking on-board tour guide.   
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SmallShips.travel | Sea Cloud | Las Palmas to Willemstad Nov 28 2017

Las Palmas / Gran Canaria to Willemstad / Curacao

November 28th to December 15th 2017

Voyage SC – 1741

Las Palmas / Gran Canaria

With its black volcano almost 2,000 metres (6,561 foot) high and endless white beaches along the coastline, the island of Gran Canaria displays a huge variety of landscapes. A “continent in miniature” with rugged rock formations, dense pine forests, dry valleys and reservoirs in the interior, lush vegetation in the north, shimmering dune landscapes in the south and weirdly shaped cliffs in the west. Almost half the island has been registered by UNESCO as a Biosphere Reserve. The capital, Las Palmas, is no less colourful, with its port and history stretching back 500 years. The showpiece of this historic old town is the magnificent Santa Ana Cathedral.

Great adventures do not always mean great effort.

For 17 days we sail a westwards course across the Atlantic, always heading towards a magnificent sunset. When the crew sets the sails at dizzying heights, the wind is caught in the sailcloth and the ropes creak as they are stretched tight, you will experience a tangible sense of freedom. It will not be long before you sit back and relax; surrounded by vast horizons and looked after by an attentive crew, you will leave your every-day stress behind in no time at all.

Willemstad / Curacao

Curaçao, alphabetically the last of the ABC, is the largest in the Netherlands Antilles in terms of land area. The neat capital, Willemstad, a trading post for the Dutch West India Company in the 17th century, with its well preserved colonial architecture, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The picturesque location of the wide harbour canal, boulevards with beautifully restored facades and colourful, typically Dutch gabled houses make Willemstad a lively “Little Amsterdam”, in the bright Caribbean light, beneath palm trees, with azure bays and pearl-white beaches.

Itinerary

Day

Date

Port

Country

Arrival

Departure

Tue

28.Nov 2017

Las Palmas / Gran Canaria

Spain

29.Nov 2017 – 14. Dec 2017

At Sea

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Fri

15.Dec 2017

Las Palmas / Gran Canaria

Spain

08:00

*Early Booking Incentive Per Person Until 30th June 2017.*

Take $730 off the per person price below

Cruise Rates

Category/Cabin type

Price per person in USD

Guaranteed double cabin* US $ 9,955
5 Upper-/lower-bed cabin  US $ 10,895
4 Twin-bed cabin  US $ 12,155
3 Twin-bed cabin  US $ 14,295
2 Twin-bed cabin  US $ 15,495
1 Double-bed cabin  US $ 15,795
C De luxe outside cabin  US $ 18,795
B De luxe original cabin  US $ 20,995
A Luxury owner’s cabin  US $ 23,095
Guaranteed single cabin*  US $ 13,955

Single surcharge: Category 1-5: 50% ; Category A, B & C: 100% *Limited number of guaranteed cabins; allocation starts with Cat. 5 These rates are in US dollars and are per person (sharing twin). Excludes transfers, gratuities, and insurance.

 

Special Offers: 

Combination Discount: When you combine two or more consecutive cruises, you will receive a 10% discount on the lower-priced cruises (cruise-only rates). 

Bring a Friend: Encourage your friends to take a cruise in 2017. For a new booking of an additional cabin on the same cruise, you and your friends will receive a one-time on-board credit of € 250 per cabin.

Included Services:

  • Your sailing cruise in the booked cabin category.
  • As a special welcome, a bottle of champagne awaits you in your cabin.
  • A daily, freshly filled fruit basket in your cabin and in the lounge.
  • All meals on board.
  • All soft drinks as well as tea and coffee specialities.
  • High-quality wines, which have been selected to compliment meals, as well as beer are included at lunch time and with the evening meal.
  • English-speaking on-board tour guide.   
Categories
Uncategorized

SmallShips.travel | Sea Cloud | Bridgetown Round Trip Feb 20 2018

Bridgetown to Bridgetown

February 20th to March 1st 2018

Voyage SC – 1805

Itinerary

20. Feb 2018 Bridgetown (Barbados)   22:00
 

More than 300 years of British rule have left their mark. The whole of Bridgetown, Barbados’ historic centre, with its colonial architecture surrounding Trafalgar Square, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Gentle green hilly countryside and endless fields of sugar cane characterise the island’s landscape. Old colonial houses are reminders of the high life of the plantation owners, while innumerable colourful chattel houses are evidence of their workers’ “moveable property”. The sweeping coastline is a picture postcard of fine sandy beaches and turquoise sea surrounded by colourful coral reefs.

   
21. Feb 2018 Man-O-War Bay/ Tobago (Trinidad & Tobago) 16:00  
22. Feb 2018 Man-O-War Bay/ Tobago (Trinidad & Tobago)   13:30
23. Feb 2018 St. George’s (Grenada) 13:30 23:59
 

Beautiful beaches, aromatic spice plantations, dense rainforests, waterfalls and a volcano that has long been extinct, picturesquely towering over this stunningly beautiful island. For many people, Grenada is the incarnation of a tropical paradise and St George’s the most beautiful little port in the Grenadines. All around the horseshoe-shaped bay there are numerous houses that remind you of colonial times. There is good reason why nutmeg is immortalised on the national flag. Alongside cloves, cinnamon and ginger, it is one of the island’s biggest exports.

   
24. Feb 2018 Tobago Cays (St. Vincent and Grenadines) 08:00 09:30
24. Feb 2018 Chatham Bay/Union Island (St. Vincent and Grenadines) 11:00 16:00
 

Right in the south of the Grenadines are Union Island and the Tobago Cays. Union Island was given the evocative name “the Tahiti of the West Indies” thanks to its volcanic silhouette. Four small uninhabited islands, surrounded by a protective horseshoe-shaped coral reef, form the Tobago Cays. The Horseshoe Reef holds the Atlantic swell at bay and its unique animal and plant life make it an ideal place for snorkelling. The lagoon between the islets shimmers in all shades from turquoise through to emerald green and invites you to take a dip at the fantastic beaches.

   
25. Feb 2018 Port Elizabeth/Bequia (St. Vincent and Grenadines) 08:00 13:30
 

Bequia is actually the largest island in the Grenadines, but still small and tranquil at just 18 square kilometres (87 square miles) in size. Elegant sailing yachts sway in the natural shelter of Admiralty Bay, while in lovely Port Elizabeth, with its attractive beach bars, you are right in the heart of a lifestyle that likes to take things easy. You can find Princess Margaret Beach just nearby, named because it was once visited by the British royal. On the eastern coast you can find the Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary which focuses on rearing and caring for endangered turtles.

   
26. Feb 2018 At Sea    
27. Feb 2018 Terre-de-Haut/Îles des Saintes (Guadeloupe) 08:00 13:30
 

Îles des Saintes is a small archipelago which was disputed for a long time until it finally became French in 1816. In the charming main town of Terre-de-Haut, you can take a delightful stroll along the waterside promenade. Boutiques, cafés, bars and restaurants invite you to browse and spend some time here. The ‘savoir vivre’ takes place against a backdrop lit up in all the pastel shades of the Caribbean. Fort Napoleon is set high above the bay and your climb up to it is rewarded by a spectacular panoramic view. On the other side of the island, the Plage de Pompierre invites you to enjoy a dip in the sea and sunbathe on the beach.

   
28. Feb 2018 Soufrière (St. Lucia) 08:00 14:00
 

Two famous volcanic cones are indisputably the emblem of St Lucia and have been designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Gros and Petit Piton tower over the southern, windward side of the island and, in Soufrière, seem close enough to touch. The volcanoes have in fact long been extinct, but the sulphur springs demonstrate the power of the earth’s core and still bubble up. In the Botanical Gardens, natural abundance is combined with artistic arrangements to create a colourful tropical paradise. Some people claim that Josephine, who later became Napoleon’s wife, used to bathe in the little pool in the garden.

   
01. Mar 2018 Bridgetown (Barbados) 08:00  

Category/Cabin type

Price per person in USD

Guaranteed double cabin* US $ 6,095
5 Upper-/lower-bed cabin  US $ 6,595
4 Twin-bed cabin  US $ 7,255
3 Twin-bed cabin  US $ 8,395
2 Twin-bed cabin  US $ 9,095
1 Double-bed cabin  US $ 9,255
C De luxe outside cabin  US $ 10,895
B De luxe original cabin  US $ 12,055
A Luxury owner’s cabin  US $ 13,255
Guaranteed single cabin*  US $ 8,295

Single surcharge: Category 1-5: 50% ; Category A, B & C: 100% *Limited number of guaranteed cabins; allocation starts with Cat. 5 These rates are in US dollars and are per person (sharing twin). Excludes transfers, shore excursions, gratuities, and insurance.

 

Special Offers: 

Combination Discount: When you combine two or more consecutive cruises, you will receive a 10% discount on the lower-priced cruises (cruise-only rates). 

Bring a Friend: Encourage your friends to take a cruise in 2018. For a new booking of an additional cabin on the same cruise, you and your friends will receive a one-time on-board credit of € 250 per cabin.

Included Services:

  • Your sailing cruise in the booked cabin category.
  • As a special welcome, a bottle of champagne awaits you in your cabin.
  • A daily, freshly filled fruit basket in your cabin and in the lounge.
  • All meals on board.
  • All soft drinks as well as tea and coffee specialities.
  • High-quality wines, which have been selected to compliment meals, as well as beer are included at lunch time and with the evening meal.
  • English-speaking on-board tour guide.   
Categories
Uncategorized

SmallShips.travel | Sea Cloud | Colon to Puerto Caldera Dec 22 2017

Colon to Puerto Caldera

December 22nd 2017 to January 4th 2018

Voyage SC – 1743

Itinerary

22. Dec 2017 Colon (Panama)   23:00
  Since 1914, the Panama Canal has linked the Atlantic to the Pacific. This technological marvel of locks and canals also comprises two artificial lakes. The Gatúnsee, one of the world’s largest dammed lakes, has now regained a unique range of flora and fauna. In fact, nature has reclaimed the lake for itself, with the rainforest sprawling over its banks. The former hills are now islands on which an astonishing variety of species has formed, due to its isolation. The largest island, Barro Colorado, is completely untouched and has been a nature reserve since 1923. Scientists from all over the world come here to try and discover the jungle’s last secrets.    
23. Dec 2017 Transit Panama Canal (Panama) 06:00 18:00
  The idea of connecting the Atlantic and Pacific at the narrowest part of Central America has been around for many hundreds of years, but from a technical perspective this tremendous achievement only became possible much later. The French took on the project in 1881, after the successful opening of the Suez Canal in Egypt in 1869. But it would be more than 30 years before the canal was finally completed in 1914. This masterpiece of technology is just under 82 kilometres (50 miles) long, has 12 lock basins and negotiates a difference in altitude of 26 metres (85 foot). The Panama Canal is one of the world’s most important waterways and most spectacular ship canal.    
24. Dec 2017 Islas de las Perlas (Panama) 08:00 14:00
  The name of this Pacific archipelago in the Gulf of Panama pre-dates the Spanish conquest to a time when its inhabitants were pearl fishermen and traded in beautiful oyster pearls. Where in previous centuries, pirates and buccaneers hid out and buried their loot, other treasures can now be found. Over 200 pearl islands, of which even the smallest are inhabited, form an almost undisturbed paradise with a diverse range of lakes and rivers, enchanting white coral beaches, golden sandy beaches and black volcanic beaches, rounded off with lush green tropical vegetation. The island of Contadora has special significance as the place where U.S. President Jimmy Carter signed the Panama Canal Treaty in 1977, ceding sovereign rights over the Panama Canal to the Republic of Panama.    
25. Dec 2017 At Sea    
26. Dec 2017 Isla Coiba/Coiba National Park (Panama) 08:00 14:00
  The Coiba National Park covers the island of Coiba, the largest in the country, and 38 other smaller tiny islets. It is one of the world’s largest marine national parks and is protected by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Because the island broke off from the mainland around 15,000 years ago, a unique range of flora and fauna and an extraordinary variety of species are preserved here. Beautiful deserted beaches nestle up to the delightful turquoise sea.    
27. Dec 2017 Golfito (Costa Rica) 11:00 12:00
27. Dec 2017 Anchorage Casa Orqideas (Costa Rica) 14:00 18:00
28. Dec 2017 Playa San Josecito/Punta Marenco (Drake Bay) (Costa Rica) 06:00 14:00
  One of the oldest rainforests in Costa Rica is on the Osa Peninsula in the Pacific Ocean. The impenetrable Corcovado National Park is home to jaguars, tapirs, pumas, ocelots, anteaters and around 400 species of bird. Some trees grow to 80 metres (262 foot) in height with trunks that are three-metres (10 foot) thick. The time of explorers seeking the legendary gold of Eldorado in the untouched rainforest is over; today the many rare animal and plant species are the real treasure.    
29. Dec 2017 Quepos (Costa Rica) 06:00 14:00
  Quepos was a lively little port at the time of booming banana exports. Today it is a gateway to the Manuel Antonio National Park, which lies to the south. The park covers an area of just 683 hectares and is one of the most diverse rainforests in Costa Rica. Paths lead you from the beautiful sandy beach straight to the heart of this untamed green kingdom. More than 1,000 varieties of plant and prolific wildlife, including whole herds of inquisitive apes, sloths, coatis and raccoons, iguanas, many species of bird, and unique colourful butterflies have made this place their home.    
30. Dec 2017 At Sea    
31. Dec 2017 San Juan del Sur (Nicaragua) 08:00  
  The beautiful colonial city of Granada lies at the foot of the Mombacho volcano and on the western bank of Lake Nicaragua, the largest lake in Central America with its own archipelago of around 300 islands. The country’s oldest town, it was founded by the Spanish in 1524. It was often attacked by pirates in colonial times due to its growing wealth as one of the most important trading places. This important historic legacy has received special protection, and the place is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The old city around the Parque Centrale is a magnificently restored treasure with its splendid Spanish facades, Cathedral and monasteries.    
01. Jan 2018 San Juan del Sur (Nicaragua)   06:00
01. Jan 2018 Playas del Coco (Costa Rica) 17:00  
  At the weekends, the beaches of Playas del Coco are likely to be populated with young Ticos hoping to swim and catch some sun. Take a river trip through the jungle areas, rice fields and sugar cane plantations and discover animals that are native to the shores of the Rio Corobici. The Palo Verde National Park stretches along one bank of the Rio Tempisque. It features the densest population of water fowl in the whole of Costa Rica and is one of the best areas for bird watching in Central America – almost 300 species of bird have been identified here. The best vantage point to see them is on a boat trip through the mangroves.    
02. Jan 2018 Playas del Coco (Costa Rica)   14:00
03. Jan 2018 Islas Tortugas (Costa Rica) 09:00 23:59
  Isla Tortuga is on the Gulf of Nicoya on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast. It actually consists of two islands – Isla Tolinga and Isla Alcatraz, with the latter known as Tortuga. The turquoise ocean, blue sky, deep green palms and white sandy beaches make “turtle island” a heavenly place to stop for a swim and its many fishes make it a colourful place for snorkelling.    
04. Jan 2018 Puerto Caldera (Costa Rica) 04:00  
  In gaining its independence, San Jose very quickly transformed from a mountain village into the busy modern capital city of a young, optimistic country. In the Central Valley, Costa Rica’s fertile central plateau surrounded by mountains and volcanoes, the natural riches have a particularly aromatic name – coffee. This barren volcanic landscape with deep crater lakes, steaming witches’ cauldrons and blue lagoons presents quite a different picture from the rest of the country’s tropical colours. Around 100 kilometres (62 miles) to the west of San Jose lies the Pacific port of Puerto Caldera.    

Category/Cabin type

Price per person in USD

Guaranteed double cabin* US $ 9,095
5 Upper-/lower-bed cabin  US $ 9,895
4 Twin-bed cabin  US $ 10,795
3 Twin-bed cabin  US $ 12,455
2 Twin-bed cabin  US $ 13,355
1 Double-bed cabin  US $ 13,595
C De luxe outside cabin  US $ 15,955
B De luxe original cabin  US $ 17,595
A Luxury owner’s cabin  US $ 19,155
Guaranteed single cabin*  US $ 12,195

Single surcharge: Category 1-5: 50% ; Category A, B & C: 100% *Limited number of guaranteed cabins; allocation starts with Cat. 5 These rates are in US dollars and are per person (sharing twin). Excludes transfers, shore excursions, gratuities, and insurance.

 

Special Offers: 

Combination Discount: When you combine two or more consecutive cruises, you will receive a 10% discount on the lower-priced cruises (cruise-only rates). 

Bring a Friend: Encourage your friends to take a cruise in 2018. For a new booking of an additional cabin on the same cruise, you and your friends will receive a one-time on-board credit of € 250 per cabin.

Included Services:

  • Your sailing cruise in the booked cabin category.
  • As a special welcome, a bottle of champagne awaits you in your cabin.
  • A daily, freshly filled fruit basket in your cabin and in the lounge.
  • All meals on board.
  • All soft drinks as well as tea and coffee specialities.
  • High-quality wines, which have been selected to compliment meals, as well as beer are included at lunch time and with the evening meal.
  • English-speaking on-board tour guide.   
Categories
Uncategorized

SmallShips.travel | Sea Cloud | Malaga to Las Palmas Nov 3 2017

Malaga, Spain to Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

November 3rd to 12th 2017

Voyage SC – 1738

Malaga

Málaga has spruced itself up. In 2003, the Museo Picasso opened in a 16th century Renaissance palace and is dedicated to the artist’s extensive life’s work. This historic old city invites you to take a stroll and its buildings gleam like new. And above everything towers the Alcazaba, a mighty walled fortress. The port was completely redesigned when the city was opened to the sea and you can now take a lovely stroll along the promenade. In Málaga’s hinterland you can see the most beautiful aspects of traditional Andalusia. From a distance the typical Andalusian villages look like white dabs of paint shining out from the brown of the barren mountain landscape.

Casablanca

Around 90 kilometres (56 miles) from Casablanca is Rabat, one of the country’s four imperial cities. This modern capital with its historic centre was accepted onto the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2012. Hassan Tower, Rabat’s landmark, dates back to the time when the city was the Sultanate’s capital. Close by, and yet built hundreds of years later, is the Mausoleum of Mohammed V. You can find this regal residence in the elegant French-influenced residential quarter, Ville Nouvelle, with its boulevards and splendid Art Deco colonial buildings.

Agadir

Taroudant, situated around 80 kilometres (50 miles) east of Agadir, was once the residence of a Berber king, a rich caravan centre and an important trading place. In front of the immense protective mud walls are sprawling olive and orange plantations, and the snow-covered peaks of the High Atlas rise up picturesquely in the background. Through one of the five vast city gates you can reach the lively medina with its numerous souks where you can bargain for Berber handicrafts, leather goods, silver jewellery and the famous argan oil. The city is affectionately known as the “Little Sister of Marrakech”.

Arrecife / Lanzarote

The “Island of Fire”, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, has been continually recreated by volcanic eruptions. A third of Lanzarote is a bizarre lunar landscape of barren, beige-grey lines of hills and “fire mountains”. In sharp contrast to this are the snow white houses, golden beaches and sparse green vegetation. Its quaint wine-growing areas of La Geria have been declared an all-embracing art form by the Museum of Modern Art. The painter, sculptor and architect César Manrique understood art as the link between man and nature and made a vital contribution to the look of his island home through his artistic creations.

Puerto del Rosario / Fuerteventura

The Istmo de la Pared is the narrowest part of Fuerteventura and divides the island into two parts – Maxorata in the north and the Jandía peninsula in the south. With its statuesque fine sand dunes of Corralejo on the northern tip and the kilometre (miles)-long golden yellow sandy beaches in the south, Fuerteventura’s savage and austere beauty evokes the spellbinding North African deserts, not far away. Even its name betrays the powerful relevance of the wind – sotavento and the leeward side conjures a gentle turquoise-coloured swell on the wide sandy beaches of the eastern coast.

Las Palmas / Gran Canaria

With its black volcano almost 2,000 metres (6,561 foot) high and endless white beaches along the coastline, the island of Gran Canaria displays a huge variety of landscapes. A “continent in miniature” with rugged rock formations, dense pine forests, dry valleys and reservoirs in the interior, lush vegetation in the north, shimmering dune landscapes in the south and weirdly shaped cliffs in the west. Almost half the island has been registered by UNESCO as a Biosphere Reserve. The capital, Las Palmas, is no less colourful, with its port and history stretching back 500 years. The showpiece of this historic old town is the magnificent Santa Ana Cathedral.

Itinerary

Day

Date

Port

Country

Arrival

Departure

Fri

03.Nov 2017

Malaga

Spain

19:00

Sat

04.Nov 2017

At Sea

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Sun

05.Nov 2017

Casablanca

Morocco

08:00

18:30

Mon

06.Nov 2017

At Sea

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Tue

07.Nov 2017

Agadir

Morocco

08:00

23:59

Wed

08.Nov 2017

At Sea

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~~

~~

Thu

09.Nov 2017

Arrecife / Lanzarote

Spain

14:00

Fri 10.Nov 2017 Arrecife / Lanzarote

Spain

07.00

Fri 10.Nov 2017 Puerto del Rosario / Fuerteventura

Spain

14:00

23:59

Sat 11.Nov 2017 Las Palmas / Gran Canaria

Spain

18:00

Sun 12.Nov 2017 Las Palmas / Gran Canaria Spain

Cruise Rates

Category/Cabin type

Price per person in USD

Guaranteed double cabin* US $5,255
5 Upper-/lower-bed cabin  US $ 5,755
4 Twin-bed cabin  US $ 6,415
3 Twin-bed cabin  US $ 7,555
2 Twin-bed cabin  US $ 8,215
1 Double-bed cabin  US $ 8,355
C De luxe outside cabin  US $ 10,015
B De luxe original cabin  US $ 11,135
A Luxury owner’s cabin  US $ 12,215
Guaranteed single cabin*  US $ 7,355

Single surcharge: Category 1-5: 50% ; Category A, B & C: 100% *Limited number of guaranteed cabins; allocation starts with Cat. 5 These rates are in US dollars and are per person (sharing twin). Excludes transfers, shore excursions, gratuities, and insurance.

 

Special Offers: 

Combination Discount: When you combine two or more consecutive cruises, you will receive a 10% discount on the lower-priced cruises (cruise-only rates). 

Bring a Friend: Encourage your friends to take a cruise in 2017. For a new booking of an additional cabin on the same cruise, you and your friends will receive a one-time on-board credit of € 250 per cabin.

Included Services:

  • Your sailing cruise in the booked cabin category.
  • As a special welcome, a bottle of champagne awaits you in your cabin.
  • A daily, freshly filled fruit basket in your cabin and in the lounge.
  • All meals on board.
  • All soft drinks as well as tea and coffee specialities.
  • High-quality wines, which have been selected to compliment meals, as well as beer are included at lunch time and with the evening meal.
  • English-speaking on-board tour guide.   
Categories
Uncategorized

SmallShips.travel | Sea Cloud | Las Palmas to Las Palmas Nov 21 2017

Las Palmas, Gran Canaria Round Trip

November 21st to 28th 2017

Voyage SC – 1740

Las Palmas / Gran Canaria

With its black volcano almost 2,000 metres (6,561 foot) high and endless white beaches along the coastline, the island of Gran Canaria displays a huge variety of landscapes. A “continent in miniature” with rugged rock formations, dense pine forests, dry valleys and reservoirs in the interior, lush vegetation in the north, shimmering dune landscapes in the south and weirdly shaped cliffs in the west. Almost half the island has been registered by UNESCO as a Biosphere Reserve. The capital, Las Palmas, is no less colourful, with its port and history stretching back 500 years. The showpiece of this historic old town is the magnificent Santa Ana Cathedral.

Sailing without fixed itinerary through the Canary Islands.

Stops are arranged according to wind and weather conditions.

Itinerary

Day

Date

Port

Country

Arrival

Departure

Tue

21.Nov 2017

Las Palmas / Gran Canaria

Spain

Wed

22.Nov 2017

Stops are arranged according to wind and weather conditions

Thu

23.Nov 2017

Stops are arranged according to wind and weather conditions

Fri

24.Nov 2017

Stops are arranged according to wind and weather conditions

Sat

25.Nov 2017

Stops are arranged according to wind and weather conditions
Sun

26.Nov 2017

AtStops are arranged according to wind and weather conditions

Mon

27.Nov 2017

ArStops are arranged according to wind and weather conditions
Tue

28.Nov 2017

Las Palmas / Gran Canaria

Spain

08:00

*Early Booking Incentive Per Person Until 30th November 2016.*l

Take $300 off the per person price below

Cruise Rates

Category/Cabin type

Price per person in USD

Guaranteed double cabin* US $4,595
5 Upper-/lower-bed cabin  US $ 4,995
4 Twin-bed cabin  US $ 5,495
3 Twin-bed cabin  US $ 6,395
2 Twin-bed cabin  US $ 6,895
1 Double-bed cabin  US $ 6,995
C De luxe outside cabin  US $ 8,295
B De luxe original cabin  US $ 9,155
A Luxury owner’s cabin  US $ 9,995
Guaranteed single cabin*  US $ 6,255

Single surcharge: Category 1-5: 50% ; Category A, B & C: 100% *Limited number of guaranteed cabins; allocation starts with Cat. 5 These rates are in US dollars and are per person (sharing twin). Excludes transfers, gratuities, and insurance.

 

Special Offers: 

Combination Discount: When you combine two or more consecutive cruises, you will receive a 10% discount on the lower-priced cruises (cruise-only rates). 

Bring a Friend: Encourage your friends to take a cruise in 2017. For a new booking of an additional cabin on the same cruise, you and your friends will receive a one-time on-board credit of € 250 per cabin.

Included Services:

  • Your sailing cruise in the booked cabin category.
  • As a special welcome, a bottle of champagne awaits you in your cabin.
  • A daily, freshly filled fruit basket in your cabin and in the lounge.
  • All meals on board.
  • All soft drinks as well as tea and coffee specialities.
  • High-quality wines, which have been selected to compliment meals, as well as beer are included at lunch time and with the evening meal.
  • English-speaking on-board tour guide.   
Categories
Uncategorized

SmallShips.travel | Sea Cloud | Bridgetown to St. John's Mar 29 2018

Bridgetown to St. John’s

March 29th to April 9th 2018

Voyage SC – 1810

Itinerary

29. Mar 2018 Bridgetown (Barbados)   22:00
 

More than 300 years of British rule have left their mark. The whole of Bridgetown, Barbados’ historic centre, with its colonial architecture surrounding Trafalgar Square, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Gentle green hilly countryside and endless fields of sugar cane characterise the island’s landscape. Old colonial houses are reminders of the high life of the plantation owners, while innumerable colourful chattel houses are evidence of their workers’ “moveable property”. The sweeping coastline is a picture postcard of fine sandy beaches and turquoise sea surrounded by colourful coral reefs.

   
30. Mar 2018 Port Elizabeth/Bequia (St. Vincent and Grenadines) 14:00 22:00
 

Bequia is actually the largest island in the Grenadines, but still small and tranquil at just 18 square kilometres (87 square miles) in size. Elegant sailing yachts sway in the natural shelter of Admiralty Bay, while in lovely Port Elizabeth, with its attractive beach bars, you are right in the heart of a lifestyle that likes to take things easy. You can find Princess Margaret Beach just nearby, named because it was once visited by the British royal. On the eastern coast you can find the Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary which focuses on rearing and caring for endangered turtles.

   
31. Mar 2018 St. George’s (Grenada) 13:30 23:59
 

Beautiful beaches, aromatic spice plantations, dense rainforests, waterfalls and a volcano that has long been extinct, picturesquely towering over this stunningly beautiful island. For many people, Grenada is the incarnation of a tropical paradise and St George’s the most beautiful little port in the Grenadines. All around the horseshoe-shaped bay there are numerous houses that remind you of colonial times. There is good reason why nutmeg is immortalised on the national flag. Alongside cloves, cinnamon and ginger, it is one of the island’s biggest exports.

   
01. Apr 2018 Tobago Cays (St. Vincent and Grenadines) 08:00 09:30
01. Apr 2018 Chatham Bay/Union Island (St. Vincent and Grenadines) 11:00 17:00
 

Right in the south of the Grenadines are Union Island and the Tobago Cays. Union Island was given the evocative name “the Tahiti of the West Indies” thanks to its volcanic silhouette. Four small uninhabited islands, surrounded by a protective horseshoe-shaped coral reef, form the Tobago Cays. The Horseshoe Reef holds the Atlantic swell at bay and its unique animal and plant life make it an ideal place for snorkelling. The lagoon between the islets shimmers in all shades from turquoise through to emerald green and invites you to take a dip at the fantastic beaches.

   
02. Apr 2018 Soufrière (St. Lucia) 13:30 17:30
 

Two famous volcanic cones are indisputably the emblem of St Lucia and have been designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Gros and Petit Piton tower over the southern, windward side of the island and, in Soufrière, seem close enough to touch. The volcanoes have in fact long been extinct, but the sulphur springs demonstrate the power of the earth’s core and still bubble up. In the Botanical Gardens, natural abundance is combined with artistic arrangements to create a colourful tropical paradise. Some people claim that Josephine, who later became Napoleon’s wife, used to bathe in the little pool in the garden.

   
03. Apr 2018 Sailing together with SEA CLOUD II    
03. Apr 2018 Les Anses-d’Arlet (Martinique) 16:00 22:00
04. Apr 2018 Cabrits (Dominica) 08:00 14:00
 

Dominica, nicknamed the “Nature Isle” of the Caribbean, is one of the most untouched of the Windward Islands. It boasts some of the highest mountains in the Lesser Antilles, as well as many beautiful national parks. Its interior is characterised by thick virgin forest, where rivers plunge into the depths and tiny streams wind through the jungle. Two extinct volcanoes are at the centre of the Cabrits National Park and, recaptured by nature, the former strategically important Fort Stanley appears like a picturesque backdrop in the heart of the jungle.

   
04. Apr 2018 Terre-de-Haut/Îles des Saintes (Guadeloupe) 20:00  
 

Îles des Saintes is a small archipelago which was disputed for a long time until it finally became French in 1816. In the charming main town of Terre-de-Haut, you can take a delightful stroll along the waterside promenade. Boutiques, cafés, bars and restaurants invite you to browse and spend some time here. The ‘savoir vivre’ takes place against a backdrop lit up in all the pastel shades of the Caribbean. Fort Napoleon is set high above the bay and your climb up to it is rewarded by a spectacular panoramic view. On the other side of the island, the Plage de Pompierre invites you to enjoy a dip in the sea and sunbathe on the beach.

   
05. Apr 2018 Terre-de-Haut/Îles des Saintes (Guadeloupe)   13:30
06. Apr 2018 Basseterre/ St. Kitts (St Kitts and Nevis) 14:00 22:00
07. Apr 2018 Gustavia/St Barthélemy (France) 13:30  
 

St Barthélemy, affectionately known as St Barths by most, had already had many “owners” before the Lesser Antilles were acquired by France in 1877. When the first estate was acquired by the banker David Rockefeller in 1957, the island’s future was finally sealed. It became a refuge for the international jet set and an elegant holiday paradise for many Hollywood stars. For over 40 years, St Barths has cultivated a luxurious lifestyle with a Caribbean laissez-faire approach. You can stroll through the charming main town of Gustavia, whose beautifully restored houses and colonial facades look out over the sea with its elegant superyachts, browse in the shops for precious items, or enjoy a sundowner in the picturesque harbour surrounded by clusters of high class bars and restaurants.

   
08. Apr 2018 Gustavia/St Barthélemy (France)   13:30
09. Apr 2018 St. John’s/Antigua (Antigua & Barbuda) 08:00  
 

St John’s is the capital of this small island in the Antilles, a former British colony. From Shirley Heights in the south you have a fantastic view over the English Harbour and Nelson’s Dockyard, an old restored shipyard named after the Admiral. Visit Betty’s Hope, a restored sugar mill where “white gold” would have been processed during the island’s bitter past. Now sweet black pineapples grow in the gentle rolling landscape around Boggy Peak. The coast is lined with bays and lagoons, dazzling white palm-filled beaches – one for every day of the year – and an almost unbroken coral reef.

Category/Cabin type

Price per person in USD

Guaranteed double cabin* US $ 7,455
5 Upper-/lower-bed cabin  US $ 8,095
4 Twin-bed cabin  US $ 8,895
3 Twin-bed cabin  US $ 10,295
2 Twin-bed cabin  US $ 11,155
1 Double-bed cabin  US $ 11,295
C De luxe outside cabin  US $ 13,355
B De luxe original cabin  US $ 14,755
A Luxury owner’s cabin  US $ 16,155
Guaranteed single cabin*  US $ 10,155

Single surcharge: Category 1-5: 50% ; Category A, B & C: 100% *Limited number of guaranteed cabins; allocation starts with Cat. 5 These rates are in US dollars and are per person (sharing twin). Excludes transfers, shore excursions, gratuities, and insurance.

 

Special Offers: 

Combination Discount: When you combine two or more consecutive cruises, you will receive a 10% discount on the lower-priced cruises (cruise-only rates). 

Bring a Friend: Encourage your friends to take a cruise in 2018. For a new booking of an additional cabin on the same cruise, you and your friends will receive a one-time on-board credit of € 250 per cabin.

Included Services:

  • Your sailing cruise in the booked cabin category.
  • As a special welcome, a bottle of champagne awaits you in your cabin.
  • A daily, freshly filled fruit basket in your cabin and in the lounge.
  • All meals on board.
  • All soft drinks as well as tea and coffee specialities.
  • High-quality wines, which have been selected to compliment meals, as well as beer are included at lunch time and with the evening meal.
  • English-speaking on-board tour guide.