Sea Cloud Building Another Tall Ship
By Anne Kalosh.
Sea Cloud Cruises plans to expand its tall ship fleet in summer 2020 with the 136-passenger Sea Cloud Spirit. The vessel is designed with a similar style and philosophy as Sea Cloud and Sea Cloud II, and will be traditionally sailed by hand (though it also has engines).
It’s going to be built at Metalships & Docks S.A.U. in Vigo, Spain, on the hull of the former construction project Sea Cloud Hussar.
Sea Cloud Spirit will be rigged with approximately 4,000 square meters/43,056 square feet of sails. The vessel will stretch 138 meters/453 feet, and its main mast will rise 57.7 meters/189 feet.
“Sea Cloud Spirit is arriving at the right time,” according to Daniel Schäfer, managing director of Sea Cloud Cruises, based in Hamburg, Germany, but selling internationally. “Sea Cloud and Sea Cloud II are enjoying a high demand from both independent travelers and in the charter market,” he said. “An expansion of the fleet, especially in the Mediterranean, is expected and demanded by many guests.”
Sea Cloud Spirit will have a classic yacht feel, with elegant decor and ample open deck space. An elevator, unusual on a sailing ship, will connect the five decks.
Twenty-five of the 69 outside cabins, including the three owner’s suites and 22 junior suites, will have balconies. A spacious wellness area will offer three treatment rooms, a Finnish sauna, a steam bath and a hairdressing salon. A separate fitness area will be located on the sun deck.
About 85 crew will serve on board.
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