Set sail on the historic Sea Cloud — a gift from millionaire businessman E.F. Hutton to his wife, heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post — from the ancient temples of Olympia to the medieval walled city of Hvar. Even our most fervent rail travelers were ecstatic with this ship, the service, the crew, the dining and excursions.
Immerse yourself in the history and culture of some of Europe’s most delightful coastal gems. Discover the remarkable sites of Albania, cut off from the modern world for decades, and explore Montenegro, Corfu, and incomparable Dubrovnik.
Built in Germany in 1931, the Sea Cloud carries 30 sails measuring a total of 32,000 square feet. (To download more information on the Sea Cloud, click here.)
Read Owen Hardy’s report of the Society’s October 2015 voyage by clicking here. Click here to see our short Sea Cloud photo album.
IRT is delighted to partner with Lindblad/National Geographic Expeditions, both Virtuoso members, to offer this journey.
Add a fabulous pre-cruise extension in Athens (details below): See the Acropolis on an early morning walk, visit renowned museums, see the landmarks of the city, and dine on regional specialties—all in the company of guides who weave the narrative of life of this ancient city. IRT guests rated this pre-tour as excellent.
Add a fabulous, also IRT-tested post-cruise extension (details below): Begin in the Old Towns of Split and Trogir, whose cobblestones, ancient buildings and narrow lanes combine the richness of the past with the vibrancy of the present. Then, visit historic Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina, where you’ll visit the beautiful, renowned Old Bridge, whose rebuilding has come to symbolize the rebirth of the Balkan States. IRT guests rated this pre-tour as excellent.
The following itinerary is eastbound, from Dubrovnik, Croatia to Athens, Greece. Trip is also offered westbound, from Athens to Dubrovnik.