As a boutique-size ship, Sea Cloud offers a range of entertainment facilities, including a lounge and sundeck.
The open top deck areas are perfect for watching the orchestration of hand-raising and reefing Sea Cloud’s 30 sails. It is where the bar, a social hub of the ship overseen by the attentive barman, is located. And it’s where the expedition community gathers for lectures and presentations, weather permitting. Marjorie Merriweather Post nicknamed the cushioned semicircle at the stern of the ship the Blue Lagoon. It’s a perfect place to relax or recline, gazing up at the masts and sails, hearing the splash of the wake behind you.
Perched above the bridge, the monkey deck looks into the web of rigging that stretches up to 180 feet overhead. It offers the sensation of going above and working riggings while surrounded by white sails. The foredeck set in front of the bridge provides a space to watch the foremast and bowsprit activity while under sail.
You’re invited to the ship’s bridge to see the calm business of navigation unfold. Help yourself to the ever-ready binoculars to scan the horizon for marine mammals, or ask the watch officer questions about sailing. You’ll see five brass chevrons fixed at the front of the bridge—each stands for half-a-year of active military service during WWII. There will occasionally be times when the bridge must be restricted to shipboard personnel only, but otherwise, you are always welcome.