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Sea Cloud II

Edinburgh (Leith) to Hamburg Cruise

The Sea Cloud II combines the timeless elegance of windjammers of the past with the highest safety standards and the luxurious comfort of modern ships. She is the world's largest three-masted barque, the first newly constructed square rigger in decades. Since her launch in 2001 she has shared with her sister ship “the Sea Cloud” the honor of being the world's only cruise ship sailed by hand. The cabins and suites have the richest fabrics, woods and fine furniture. On board facilities include the exquisite restaurant, beautiful lounge, popular Lido bar on the sun deck, library and fitness centre.





Embark the ship in Leith.

Day 1: Leith, Edinburgh

Today you will board the Sea Cloud II in Leith, Edinburgh where you will settle into your luxury cabins as the ship departs at 18:00hrs.

Day 2: Peterhead

Arrive in Peterhead, a town in Aberdeenshire synonymous with seafood, thanks to its bustling fishing port. Visit to Fyvie Castle on an optional excursion.

Day 3: Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

Visit Kirkwall, the capital of the Orkney Islands. Kirkwall retains its charm and original character and is the main transport hub. Visit to Skara Brae and Brodgar or tour to the northernmost whiskey distillery on an optional excursion.

Day 4: Lerwick, Shetland Islands

Today the ship arrives at Lerwick, the main port in the Shetland offering visitors an intriguing insight into the ancient Norse roots of the islands. Join an optional Island tour and visit to the prehistoric settlement of Jarlshof.

Day 5: At Sea

Spend the day at sea as the ship sails towards Bergen, Norway.

Day 6: Bergen, Norway

Visit Norway's second city of Bergen which clings to the mountain sides overlooking the sea and striking fjords. You may explore the colourful city at leisure or join an optional helicopter flight across the Hardangerfjord.

Day 7: Stavanger, Norway

Continue your exploration of Norway calling at Stavanger boasting a fascinating mix of old heritage and suburban sprawl. Here you may join an optional boat trip on the stunning Lysefjord or helicopter flight across the Preikestolen.

Day 8: At Sea

Spend the day at sea as the ship sails towards Sylt, Germany.

Day 9: Sylt, Germany

Arrive at Sylt, an island in northern Germany. Here you will find 40 kilometres of sandy beaches, popular spa resorts and a venue for top sporting events thanks to the annual Windsurf World Cup. The island also boasts great nightlife as well as plethora of cafes and restaurants from Michelin starred to small cosy bistro's. Here you can join an optional cycling tour or "Sylter Royal" oyster tasting.

Day 10: Sylt - At Sea

Depart Sylt late morning and spend the day at sea as the Sea Cloud II sails towards Hamburg.

Day 11: Hamburg

Your voyage ends in Hamburg where you will disembark the ship.


Disembark the ship in Hamburg.


  • 10 nights' accommodation on board Sea Cloud II
  • Full board during the cruise (six meals per day from early-bird breakfast to an exquisite four course dinner)
  • Five course gala dinner during the cruise
  • All soft drinks and juices throughout the cruise
  • All alcohol-free coffee and tea specilities
  • Selected wines and bottled to accompany lunch and dinner
  • Bottled water on excursions
  • Fresh fruit basket in your cabin replenished daily
  • Emails can be sent free of charge from on-board laptop
  • Premium travel documents with detailed destination information
  • All port taxes


  • International transportation
  • Transfers to and from the ship
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuity

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