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Sea Cloud II Itinerary

Sea Cloud II - Western Euorpe

Two charming Hanseatic cities, the Mediterranean side of Great Britain and a taste of French living
Hamburg, Germany to Bilbao, Spain
August 17-26, 2015- Voyage SCII 1530

Young pianists, exclusive concerts and relaxation beneath the sails – the Steinway cruise for music lovers.  


At Steinway every piano is a masterpiece 

For many the Steinway name is synonymous with the piano – and for good reason, as ever since Henry E. Steinway and his sons founded their company in New York in 1853, Steinway & Sons has produced first-class pianos, every one of which is a masterpiece with character.  Attention to detail and passion for innovation mean that Steinway is today considered to be the founder of modern piano manufacturing. 


Promoting a new generation of pianists 

Steinway & Sons is committed to promoting young pianists and supports them through the Steinway Prizewinner Concert Network. Although many young musicians have a great deal of talent and flair, they mostly remain unknown in the music world. This is where Steinway comes into play: Highly talented musicians are selected in first-class piano competitions and are given the opportunity to introduce themselves to a broad audience at international performances. 


Emerging talents 

What could be more exciting than witnessing the career of a great artist from the outset? Two young prize winners selected by Steinway will accompany the Sea Cloud ii cruise from Hamburg to Bilbao and treat guests to a diverse musical program on board. However, top-class musical performances are not just waiting for you at sea: In Hamburg/Germany and in Pauillac/France, guests can enjoy two exclusive piano concerts from exceptional musicians in a stylish ambience. 


The panoramic trip along the Elbe 

The Sea Cloud ii departs from Hamburg’s harbor and glides along the Elbe at a leisurely pace. On the way, you will pass the Elbchaussee’s patrician villas, the stair-lined district of Blankenese, the Airbus territory and all the picturesque banks of the Elbe with their green dykes. 


Bruges: UNESCO World Heritage Site 

Be it English cloth merchants, Hamburg’s moneybags or traders from Castile, trade has been at the heart of life in this Hanseatic city for centuries. Even today there are still great shopping opportunities in the charming medieval old town of Bruges. As you stroll past ramparts, windmills and romantic canals, you will discover all sorts of artistic and culinary delights in the small boutique shops. 


A jewel in the Atlantic: Belle-Île-en-Mer 

It is easy to imagine that this island was the birthplace of summer; as soon as the sun rises over this Breton isle, the cafés and squares are instantly filled with the friendly chatter of locals, accordion players and women selling their wares at the market. With its serene atmosphere, the port of Le Palais is the perfect place to be discovered individually. 




Day Port  



17. Aug 2015 Hamburg (Germany)



18. Aug 2015 At Sea 



19. Aug 2015 Oostende (Belgium)



20. Aug 2015 Cowes/Isle of Wight (United Kingdom)



21. Aug 2015 St. Peter Port/Guernsey (United Kingdom)



22. Aug 2015 At Sea 



23. Aug 2015 Le Palais/Belle-Île-en-Mer (France)



24. Aug 2015 Pauillac (France)



25. Aug 2015 At Sea 



26. Aug 2015 Bilbao (Spain)



Cruise Rates
Category/Cabin type 

Price per person in USD

Guaranteed double cabin* 


F Upper-/lower-bed cabin 


E De luxe double-bed cabin 


D De luxe double-bed cabin 


C De luxe double-bed cabin 


B Junior suite 


A Luxury owner suite 


Guaranteed single cabin* 


Early booking incentive until Nov. 30, 2014


Single surcharge: Cat. A+B: 100% Category C-F: 50% 

These rates are in US dollars and are per person sharing twin.
Excludes transfers, insurance, excursions and gratuities.

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Special Offers:


Combination Discount: All cruises can be combined with one another. Book two voyages and receive a 10% discount on the second journey. 


Bring a Friend: Encourage your friends to take a cruise in 2015. For a new booking of an additional cabin, you and your friends will receive a one-off on board credit of € 200 EUR per cabin. 


 Included Services:

·         Your sailing cruise in the booked cabin category. 

·         As a special welcome, a bottle of champagne awaits you in your cabin. 

·         A daily, freshly filled fruit basket in your cabin and in the lounge. 

·         All meals on board. 

·         All soft drinks as well as tea and coffee specialities. 

·         High-quality wines, which have been selected to compliment meals, as well as beer, are included at lunch time and with the evening meal. 

·         English-speaking on-board tour guide.