Costa Rica’s Pacific coast: perfect sailing waters
The sea surrounding Costa Rica is the perfect place for sailing – and the Sea Cloud is the perfect yacht to sail in. Our ship will cruise between the far-flung national parks, ensuring that you arrive completely refreshed and ready to begin each new adventure on land.

Panama City and the Panama Canal
It took 30 eventful years for the Panama Canal to be finally completed. In 2014, this huge construction celebrated its 100th anniversary and this year has seen the new three-tier lock system be brought into service. Travelling through the canal during the day is a very special experience. Panama City is another absolute must-see: Our pre-cruise programme offers you the opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the latest top destination in Central America, and appreciate the contrast between the historical quarters and the ultra-modern centre.

The most beautiful national parks in Panama and Costa Rica
Experience an incredible eleven distinct landscapes on this journey, all of them starkly different. On the way you will also discover a phenomenally diverse range of unspoilt natural scenery, from rainforests, imposing volcanic scenes and mysterious river banks to picturesque beaches and national marine parks. One of them, the Coiba National Park, is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Corcovado National Park, one of Costa Rica’s oldest rainforests, is located on the Pacific Peninsula of Osa. This park is home to roughly 400 species of birds and many other animals have been spotted roaming this forest.

The picture-perfect beaches of Costa Rica and Panama
On the tranquil coasts of Costa Rica and Panama, unforgettable natural scenery and beautiful relaxing beaches can be found just a few steps away from one another. Paradisiacal conservation areas blend into charming bays, and shady palms line the beaches as if on a picture postcard. What is more, if you really just want to relax, you will find the perfect place to do so in the soft sand of Coiba, Tortuga and the Islas
de las Perlas.

Granada – a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Situated picturesquely at the foot of a volcano and on the shore of a lake, the Nicaraguan town of Granada
never ceases to conjure up stunning views of the natural and the man-made. Founded by the Spanish in 1524, it was one of the most influential towns in Central America for around 200 years. It is still considered an insider tip among the region’s colonial pearls. The significance of its historical legacy has earned it a very special seal of approval: a place on the UNESCO World Heritage Site List.

A lecturer accompanies the trip
You are bound to have some questions about all the fascinating flora and fauna found in the national parks we visit on our trip. For that reason, a scientist who knows all there is to know about the region’s varying ecosystems will be on board to provide you with the answers. He will be joining us for the entire journey, giving talks and accompanying us on excursions.
Guests arrive individually in Colón. Embarkation on the Sea Cloud 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.
Day sailing through the Panama Canal from approximately 06.00 to 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.
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.
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.
Optional Visit to a botanical garden.
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. Optional Hike through the national park.
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. Optional Excursion to a national park.
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. Optional Visit to the town of Granada, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, combined with either a boat trip on Lake Nicaragua or a trip to the Masaya volcano.
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.
Optional Boat trip in the Palo Verde National Park.
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.
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. Disembarkation. Guests return home individually.
Itinerary subject to change! Optional excursions are not included in the rate

GTY Double Cabin

€ 6655 EUR pp
Guaranteed cabins. With a guaranteed cabin, you pay the lowest rate, but you leave the choice of cabin down to us. You will receive the cabin number with your cruise documents. Only a limited number of cabins are available in this category. All the cabins on board the SEA CLOUD have their own, unique charm. No matter which cabin you choose, the cabin service will provide everything you need. Your pretty maritime home is tidied twice a day, the fruit bowl is refilled, and the daily programme is left out for you to read (not to mention all the extra little touches...).

Category 5

€ 7595 EUR pp
Category 5
All the cabins on board the SEA CLOUD have their own, unique charm. No matter which cabin you choose, the cabin service will provide everything you need. Your pretty maritime home is tidied twice a day, the fruit bowl is refilled, and the daily programme is left out for you to read (not to mention all the extra little touches...). The former officers' cabins offer sailing enthusiasts just the right ambiance. The cabin door leads directly to the Promenade Deck, so one can even sleep in fresh air with the door open. Cabin size: Approx. 9,5 m² / 102 sq ft, cabin 16 is approx. 10 m². Furnishings: Porthole, small sofa, desk, closet, safe, individually adjustable A/C. Bed: Upper and lower single beds (each 80 cm x 200 cm). Bathroom: Approx. 2,5 m² with shower, WC, marble sink, gold-plated fixtures, hair dryer, outlet for razor.

Category 4

€ 8695 EUR pp
Category 4
All the cabins on board the SEA CLOUD have their own, unique charm. No matter which cabin you choose, the cabin service will provide everything you need. Your pretty maritime home is tidied twice a day, the fruit bowl is refilled, and the daily programme is left out for you to read (not to mention all the extra little touches...). From these cabins you can quickly access one of the most charming places on board, the Blue Lagoon. Cabin size: Approx. 10,5 m². Furnishings: Panorama window, one chair, one nightstand, closet, dressing table, safe, individually adjustable A/C. Bed: Two single beds (each 80 cm x 200 cm). Bathroom: Approx. 2,5 m² with shower, WC, marble sink, gold-plated fixtures, hair dryer, outlet for .

GTY Single Cabin

€ 9555 EUR pp
Guaranteed cabins. With a guaranteed cabin, you pay the lowest rate, but you leave the choice of cabin down to us. You will receive the cabin number with your cruise documents. Only a limited number of cabins are available in this category. All the cabins on board the SEA CLOUD have their own, unique charm. No matter which cabin you choose, the cabin service will provide everything you need. Your pretty maritime home is tidied twice a day, the fruit bowl is refilled, and the daily programme is left out for you to read (not to mention all the extra little touches...).

Category 3

€ 9895 EUR pp
Category 3
All the cabins on board the SEA CLOUD have their own, unique charm. No matter which cabin you choose, the cabin service will provide everything you need. Your pretty maritime home is tidied twice a day, the fruit bowl is refilled, and the daily programme is left out for you to read (not to mention all the extra little touches...). These cozy cabins are ideally located on the Promenade Deck, as are the restaurant and lounge. Cabin size: Approx. 12,5 m², cabins 24 & 25 are approx. 11 m². Furnishings: Panorama window, one chair, one nightstand, closet, dressing table, safe, individually adjustable A/C Bed: Two single beds (each 80 cm x 200 cm). Bathroom: Approx. 3 m² with shower, WC, marble sink, gold-plated fixtures, hair dryer, outlet for razor.

Category 2

€ 10695 EUR pp
Category 2
All the cabins on board the SEA CLOUD have their own, unique charm. No matter which cabin you choose, the cabin service will provide everything you need. Your pretty maritime home is tidied twice a day, the fruit bowl is refilled, and the daily programme is left out for you to read (not to mention all the extra little touches...). The comfortable twin-bed cabins offer convenience, luxury and above all, a wonderful view of the open ocean. Cabin size: Approx. 13,5 m². Furnishings: Panorama window, one chair, one nightstand, closet, dressing table, safe, individually adjustable A/C. Bed: Two single beds (each 80 cm x 200 cm). Bathroom: Approx. 3 m² with shower, WC, marble sink, gold-plated fixtures, hair dryer, outlet for razor.

Category 1

€ 11195 EUR pp
Category 1
All the cabins on board the SEA CLOUD have their own, unique charm. No matter which cabin you choose, the cabin service will provide everything you need. Your pretty maritime home is tidied twice a day, the fruit bowl is refilled, and the daily programme is left out for you to read (not to mention all the extra little touches...). As all cabins on the Captain’s and Lido Deck, these originated in the 1970s. These two cabins are bright and friendly thanks to the corner panorama window. Cabin size: Approx. 13 m². Furnishings: Panorama window, one chair, one nightstand, closet, dressing table, safe, individually adjustable A/C. Bed: King size bed with two separate mattresses (each 80 cm x 200 cm). Bathroom: Approx. 2,6 m² with shower, WC, marble sink, gold-plated fixtures, hair dryer, outlet for razor.

Category C

€ 12795 EUR pp
Category C
All the cabins on board the SEA CLOUD have their own, unique charm. No matter which cabin you choose, the cabin service will provide everything you need. Your pretty maritime home is tidied twice a day, the fruit bowl is refilled, and the daily programme is left out for you to read (not to mention all the extra little touches...). Cabin size: Approx. 18,5 m² - 20 m². Furnishings: Portholes, one chair, table, two nightstands, dressing table with mirror, walk-in closet, safe, individually adjustable A/C. Bed: Double bed (160 cm x 200 cm). Bathroom: Approx. 3,3 m² - 3,6 m² with tub or shower, WC, marble sink, golden fixtures, hair dryer, outlet for razor

Category B

€ 13695 EUR pp
Category B
All the cabins on board the SEA CLOUD have their own, unique charm. No matter which cabin you choose, the cabin service will provide everything you need. Your pretty maritime home is tidied twice a day, the fruit bowl is refilled, and the daily programme is left out for you to read (not to mention all the extra little touches...). Cabin size: Approx. 18 m² - 25 m². Furnishings: Portholes, chairs, table, nightstands, decorative marble fireplace, walk-in closet, safe, individually adjustable A/C. Bed: Double bed, King size bed with two separate mattresses or Two single beds. Bathroom: Approx. 4 m² - 7 m² with tub or shower, WC, marble sink, golden fixtures, hair dryer, outlet for razor.

Category A

€ 14655 EUR pp
Category A
All the cabins on board the SEA CLOUD have their own, unique charm. No matter which cabin you choose, the cabin service will provide everything you need. Your pretty maritime home is tidied twice a day, the fruit bowl is refilled, and the daily programme is left out for you to read (not to mention all the extra little touches...). Cabin size: Approx. 34 m² - 38 m² Furnishings: Portholes, sitting area, nightstands, decorative marble fireplace, desk, walk-in closet, safe, individually adjustable A/C Bed: Large double bed (180 cm x 200 cm). Bathroom: Approx. 9 m² with tub, WC, marble sink, golden fixtures, dressing table, hair dryer, outlet for razor, bath completely outfitted in Carrara marble

Sea Cloud

Vessel Type: Tall Ship (Sailing)

Length: 109 metres

Passenger Capacity: 64

Built / refurbished: 1931 / 2011

Sea Cloud is a ship with a soul, imbued by the original owners, Marjorie Merriweather Post and her husband E.F. Hutton in the 1930’s. The ship has played host to royalty, known service in wartime, and sailed the world over. She is a vessel of incomparable grace that harks back to the golden age of ship travel. Once you’ve been on Sea Cloud under full sail, you’ll begin your own love affair.

Welcome aboard a legend 
Sea Cloud accommodates 58 guests in 28 outside cabins including two original owner’s suites that still feature original marble baths and fireplaces. At 360 feet she is an expansive ship with extensive public spaces on the top deck, where we luxuriate in deck chairs and watch the crew of 18 go aloft in the web of riggings to hand-set her 30 sails. Her dining room is hung with marine oil paintings of the period and accommodates all guests at once for a single seating. We’ll gather in the lounge each evening for Recap. Life aboard is a uniquely pleasing mix of elegance and informality—a return to the golden age of sailing in shorts and deck shoes. You’ll find all shipboard services impeccable. 

Discover the romance of tall ship sailing
Experience something many people don’t know exists in the 21st century—the romance of life under square sails. Discover the thrill of standing on deck as Sea Cloud gently glides through the water, her crew aloft in the riggings, running out and reefing sails. Settle in to your favorite areas on the top deck and bask in the incomparable experience of traveling aboard the finest tall ship to ever sail the seas. Lose yourself in an adventure that, in this day and age, is almost unimaginable.

Please note deck and suite plans are indicative only and may vary slightly.

Cabin layout for Sea Cloud

Save Combining Your Caribbean & Central American Voyages aboard Sea Cloud

Enjoy Caribbean summer winds, the stunning pastel colours of the ABC islands and the Latin-American zest for life. Explore a city with over a million inhabitants, beach paradises and national parks - Panama City.

From Willemstad to San José -  21 days.

Aboard Sea Cloud.

15 December 2016.

Saving: EUR€795 - EUR€3 095

Discounted Rates (combination voyage): EUR€9 595 - EUR€18 155

Standard Rates (combination voyage): EUR€10 390 - EUR€21 250

Prolong your cruise in the same cabin for an extra seven nights on board (Along the Caribbean Summer Winds

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Save €370 on Central America Adventure aboard Sea Cloud

Explore a city with over a million inhabitants, beach paradises and national parks.

From Panama City to San José - 14 days.

Aboard Sea Cloud.

22 December 2017.

Saving: EUR€370

Discounted Rates: EUR€6 285 - EUR€14 285

Standard Rates: EUR€6 655 - EUR€14 655

Those who book their holiday early can take advantage of our attractive early booking discount. Book this cruise by 30 June 2017 and save EUR€370.

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Highlights

• Costa Rica’s Pacific coast: perfect sailing waters

• Panama City and the Panama Canal

• The most beautiful national parks in Panama and Costa Rica

• The picture-perfect beaches of Costa Rica and Panama

• Granada – a UNESCO World Heritage Site

• A lecturer accompanies the trip

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