Our last full day together on Sea Cloud was spent cruising the serene blue waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea. We had brief visits from some charismatic breaching dolphins. While the sun was blazing and the air was humid, our expedition leader and captain decided this weather begged for a cool down. Captain Svendsen and Bay Watch patrol Simon Kwinta guided guests off the gangway ladder into the refreshing saltwater pool created for them just off the portside of Sea Cloud. It was a perfect day of relaxation in between packing and prepping for the day of travel to follow. Our time together on board closed with a hazy pastel sunset on the Amalfi coastline while we navigated our way back to Naples.
Day at Sea
Today was a beautiful day at sea! Taking advantage of a stunning day, Captain John Svendsen made us a beautiful presentation of a step-by-step setting-up of the sails while we got to see it unfold right in front of us…all happening in real time. All morning, we sailed quietly under the power of the wind while accompanied by playful dolphins. At noon, we had a delicious lunch served outside on the lido deck. We enjoyed the Mediterranean weather with the Pellegrino wine acquired during yesterday’s visit. In the afternoon, we had some presentations on the history of the area and the incredible history of the ship itself, which included visits to the original staterooms. Indeed, a beautiful day at sea!