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Sea Cloud – & IRT – Set Sail for Dalmatian Coast, Greek Isles

By Owen C. Hardy

Six months ago, IRT Society President Eleanor Hardy and I traveled to Croatia for a 10-day Lindblad  sailing adventure aboard the Sea Cloud, Marjorie Merriweather Post’s 1931-vintage sailing yacht.

It was no exaggeration when we proclaimed her to be the “Orient-Express of the Ocean.”

In our 32 years operating our luxury travel agency, the Sea Cloud ranks as one of our top five experiences.

The Sea Cloud is the last of its kind: a true, working square-rigged bark. Her complement of 60 crew scamper into the rigging, climbing gingerly out over the spars to furl and unfurl sails.

There’s only one problem.

Our Sea Cloud voyage is an
Our Sea Cloud voyage is an “expedition” operated by Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic, known for their attention to detail, well-trained staff and comprehensive land touring program. Lindblad

Like the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, the Sea Cloud is a one-of-a-kind antique Grand Dame. And her dance card is almost full.

Next year’s Dalmatian Coast / Greek Isle voyages are sold out. Just a few spots remain for journeys in the Caribbean and in the Greek islands.

So contact us to get on the wait list for the Sea Cloud’s 2017 voyages.

The Grand Dame is getting older. And she can’t last forever.

Call us at (800) 478-4881 or (502) 897-1725; or email,