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Transatlantic Crossing

At the end of November, when the hurricanes over the Atlantic Ocean have long dissolved, a very special sailing trip takes off from the Canary Islands or Cape Verde. Under perfect wind conditions, the SEA CLOUDs sail westward all the way to the Caribbean.
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Transatlantic Crossing

The course of Columbus from the Old to the New World is the ultimate cruise experience and a dream come true for many sailing enthusiasts. At the end of November, the SEA CLOUDs choose the same course as the discoverer and sail across the Atlantic day and night under the ideal conditions of the trade winds.

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PERFECT SAILING CONDITIONS

With the trade wind across the Atlantic:
At about 30° north or 30° south, the air masses have cooled down to such an extent that they sink again and return to the equator. As a constant, westerly wind, the trade wind, they then guide the SEA CLOUDs across the Atlantic with steady force.

New sailing record:
The SEA CLOUD covered a total of 2,300 nautical miles (approx. 4,260 kilometers, 2,647 miles) on her transatlantic crossing in December 2019 from Santiago (Cape Verde) to Santo Domingo (Dom. Republic) under sails alone. From 15 days at sea, 333.3 hours (almost 14 days) were completely sailed through. A very special trip, where even the captain himself went into raptures, after the record of 85% of the SEA CLOUD II’s distance under sails was broken from the year before.

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WHAT EXACTLY ARE THE TRADE WINDS?

When, close to the equator, the sun is almost vertical in the sky, it shines straight down heating the air above the ocean surface. Once warm, this air rises and moves towards the poles on both sides of the equator.

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THE UNIQUE ATHMOSPHERE ON BOARD

It is so easy to strike up a conversation with people who share the same passion. On a Transatlantic crossing, you will find yourself among sailing fans. The intensive sailing experience soon creates close ties in this friendly, informal atmosphere. The captain, the officers and the deck crew are always happy to answer questions about the ship, course calculations or sailing manoeuvres.

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TIME FOR THE OCEAN, TIME FOR YOURSELF

Escaping your daily routine for a whole fortnight, enjoying the ultimate sailing experience and true relaxation – the Transatlantic crossing is the perfect voyage to rest your mind. On the SEA CLOUD II and SEA CLOUD SPIRIT, you can further deepen your pampering program in the fitness room or during massages and spa treatments (at an additional charge).