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Sea Cloud

Nice to Valletta

May 7th to May 15th 2018

Voyage SC - 1814



07. May 2018 Nice (France)   19:00
Nice lies in one of the world's most lavishly endowed natural landscapes. The sea glows azure and the mountains in the background rise picturesquely up into the sky. Castle Hill gives you a fantastic view over the rambling old town - a labyrinth of alleyways with Baroque churches, pastel-coloured houses and red-tiled roofs. The Promenade des Anglais, a sophisticated, five-kilometre-(3 miles)long walkway along the magnificent Baie des Anges and its long beach, lies at the heart of the elegant new town, with its splendid palaces and aristocratic hotels in the Belle-Époque and Art Deco styles.
08. May 2018 St. Tropez (France) 13:30 22:30
In the 19th century, artists discovered this picturesque fishing village on the Côte d'Azur and made it their source of inspiration. They were followed by the aristocracy and moneyed classes, and around fifty years ago St Tropez gained its international reputation as a refuge for the rich and famous. You can still find them today, in elegant Port Grimaud with its luxurious yachts from all over the world; in the upmarket bars and restaurants that line the promenade; on the elegant boulevards; in high class shops; or at the sophisticated beach clubs. Even with all these distinguished guests, St Tropez has still managed to preserve its picturesque and sleepy atmosphere.
09. May 2018 Calvi/Corsica (France) 13:30 18:30
Calvi has something enjoyable to suit every taste. Romantics can take a walk through the old town and the view from the fortified walls is not to be missed. A stroll through the town's streets brings you to the colourful, lively lower town with its bars and exclusive cafés. Anyone who enjoys a walk on the sand will love the town's long beach. To the east, sheltered by the highest mountains in Corsica, a lush green wild garden has grown around Calvi, filled with olive groves and orange trees. In the La Balagne region in the interior, you can discover hidden picturesque villages which show you the traditional side of Corsica and, displaying the idiosyncratic pride on the island, there is scarcely a road sign that is not written in the Corsican language.
10. May 2018 Bonifacio/Corsica (France) 09:00 14:00
The chalk cliffs are visible even from a long way away and fall away steeply into the sea like a wall - around 70 metres (230 foot) high. Hidden behind them is a fjord-like inlet, which provides the beautiful entrance into the natural harbour of Bonifacio. The elegant modern lower town is set around the harbour with a promenade that runs the length of the deep harbour bay and leads to the elegant marina. More than 187 stone steps, majestically named the "Staircase of the King of Aragon", lead you up to the medieval upper town which sits lofty and impregnable high up on the top of a steep chalk cliff.
11. May 2018 At Sea    
12. May 2018 Palermo/Sicily (Italy) 08:00 16:30
The character of Palermo, Sicily's vibrant capital, was mainly forged by the Arabs, Swabian dynasty and Normans. Noble palaces line the magnificent streets, cheerful-looking Art Nouveau houses stand next to Baroque buildings and a little further on you are faced with pure Gothic facades. The medieval quarter towers above the huge Palazzo Reale with its "Capella Palatina", a masterpiece in the Arab-Byzantine-Norman style. The small mountain town of Monreale gives you a breathtaking view over the town and the bay, as well as the 12th century cathedral whose interior combines Romanesque, Byzantine and Arab art with rich gold mosaics.
13. May 2018 Giardini Naxos (Taormina)/Sicily (Italy) 13:30 23:00
Taormina is perched on a rock with a majestic view over the sea. In the 19th century, this small town had already developed into a dream destination for well-heeled travellers and artists. The town's fascination lies in its elegance, the many ancient buildings, the stunningly beautiful coastline, the mild climate, and the view over the silhouette of Etna. Europe's largest volcano is over 3,000 metres (9,843 foot) high, has four summit craters and around 400 subsidiary craters, and is covered with snow almost all year round. In ancient times it was considered the seat of the gods, but nowadays large sections of it are a nature reserve.
14. May 2018 Syracuse/Sicily (Italy) 08:00 13:30
The municipal area of Syracuse boasts relics from cultural history going back more than three millennia. In ancient times, the city was the most powerful in the known world and was famed for its splendour. The island of Ortigia, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was where Syracuse began its rise as an ancient city. The huge cathedral is at the heart of the old town, magnificent palaces line the Piazza and wide promenades invite you to take a stroll. The archaeological park brings Greek and Roman history back to life. Yet Syracuse exudes southern Italian charm, with washing drying outside the windows.
15. May 2018 Valletta (Malta) 08:00  
This strategically important location has always attracted foreign conquerors. More than 7,000 years ago, a civilisation existed here, leaving behind enormous temple complexes. Just like proud Valletta, these are now UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Jean Parisot de la Valette, Grand Master of the Order of St John, founded a modern fortified city on a rock in 1566, between the two splendid natural ports of Marsamxett and Grand Harbour. Long rows of facades made from golden-yellow blocks of chalk stretch along the straight streets. Splendid Renaissance and Baroque buildings are evidence of riches and power, such as the Palace of the Grand Master and the impressive St John's Co-Cathedral.

Cruise Rates

Category/Cabin type
Price per person in USD
Guaranteed double cabin* US $ 5,455
5 Upper-/lower-bed cabin  US $ 5,895
4 Twin-bed cabin  US $ 6,455
3 Twin-bed cabin  US $ 7,495
2 Twin-bed cabin  US $ 8,095
1 Double-bed cabin  US $ 8,195
C De luxe outside cabin  US $ 9,695
B De luxe original cabin  US $ 10,755
A Luxury owner’s cabin  US $ 11,755
Guaranteed single cabin*  US $ 7,355

Single surcharge: Category 1-5: 50% ; Category A, B & C: 100%
*Limited number of guaranteed cabins; allocation starts with Cat. 5
These rates are in US dollars and are per person (sharing twin).
Excludes transfers, shore excursions, gratuities, and insurance.

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Special Offers: 

Combination Discount: When you combine two or more consecutive cruises, you will receive a 10% discount on the lower-priced cruises (cruise-only rates). 

Bring a Friend: Encourage your friends to take a cruise in 2018. For a new booking of an additional cabin on the same cruise, you and your friends will receive a one-time on-board credit of € 250 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.