A grand design, combined with the modern comfort, made the sailing vessel Sea Cloud, built in 1931 for private purposes, a king among cruise ships. It embodied the dream about travel adventures, and, at the same time, the wish of the Sea Cloud Cruises to offer their guests a high quality service during the cruises. Due to its luxurious and elegant décor, the Sea Cloud became an example for the other ships of the company that were built later.
The Sea Cloud Cruises, a German cruise line, whose headquarters are situated in Hamburg, operates two vessels for the European inland Sea Cloud River Cruises - the River Cloud and The River Cloud II. Although, having aboard all the amenities and accommodation that even the most sophisticated tourists would demand, they evoke pleasant memories of the thirties, and it gives the travel a very specific old-world flavor.
Onboard these magnificent ships, the passengers can explore the beauties of the European nature and culture during the Sea Cloud River Cruises. The River Cloud carries them along the Dutch and Belgian waterways in spring, and in summer and autumn, its Sea Cloud Cruise areas are the Rhine and Danube Rivers. The other ship, the River Cloud II, operates on the Po River and Venetian Lagoon from April to November.
With The Sea Cloud River Cruises you will be given a chance to see the majestic European capitals, picturesque rural scenery, the riches of the famous museums, historic monuments, traditions and culinary peculiarities of the various regions from a new and, perhaps, even unusual point of view. There are many attractions and opportunities for a relaxing vacation both: aboard the ships and during the stopovers.
The Dutch and Belgian rivers, the Rhine, Main, Danube and the Italian Po are like veins, leading to the heart of Europe. The river scenic landscape and the cities, located along the rivers with their evidences of important historic events, still carefully preserved and are all worth exploring and admiring. Enrich your mind with new knowledge and impressions.
Enjoy the unforgettable sight of the waterways and the splendor of the riverside nature, walk to the captain's bridge, where all your questions will be amiably answered or watch the magic of setting sails from the decks of the vessels. Calling at every lagoon and ports will be an event that will stick to your memory and evoke the feeling of delight. You will experience all this in an incredibly easy and relaxed atmosphere. The cooks from well-known restaurants of Europe will ensure that your dinner will be not only a social event onboard the ship, during which you will spend some pleasant hours in the company of your new acquaintances, but also culinary masterpieces. At the end of the day there is nothing like looking at the sunset from the deck, with a glass of a selected wine.
No books and maps can give you as a complete notion of the places you would like to know about as your personal experience. Thousands of people that have already been passengers of one of the two ships have acknowledged that the Sea Cloud River Cruises are the shortest way to learning and understanding Europe.