PORT ST. MAARTEN – The cruise vessel Sea Cloud II tall ship of Sea Cloud Cruises, was given permission by the Government of St. Maarten on humanitarian grounds after meeting national port entry requirements to make a port call on Thursday, March 26 for fuel bunkering and food provisioning. The vessel had no passengers onboard.
The vessels crew were not allowed to disembark while the vessel was moored at the cruise pier. Sea Cloud II is at anchor outside Simpson Bay.
The windjammer vessel is 387 feet long and 3,849 gross tons. The maximum number of passengers that the vessel can carry is 94 and approximately 65 crew. The vessel which has 23 sails was built in 2001.
Sea Cloud Cruises has been a premiere address in the world of luxury cruising since 1979. The company operates out of Hamburg, Germany.
Since 1979, Sea Cloud Cruises has been one of the world’s top names in cruises. The 88-year-old four-masted barque Sea Cloud and its younger sister Sea Cloud II regularly appear with five stars each in the Berlitz Cruise Guide’s list of the top five boutique ships. Sea Cloud Cruises is a founding member of the hotel association Feine Privathotels.
PHOTO: Sea Cloud II