Sailing Sicily and Malta aboard Sea Cloud II
About the Journey
Come aboard the iconic Sea Cloud II for a circumnavigation of Sicily. Begin and end your journey in Valletta, Malta, one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world. Experience the three-masted vessel under sail before reaching Sicily’s treasures, with stops in Trapani, Palermo, Taormina, Mt. Etna, and Syracuse. Spend the day in Lipari, one of the seven Aeolian Islands, and experience a specially timed sailing through the Strait of Messina at sunset. Explore the history and archaeology, witness the scenic beauty, and savor the wines and cuisine of this stunning region with your fellow Princetonians.
Please note: Princeton travelers will be joined by those from Yale, Archaeological Institute of America, and National Trust Tours.
Grand Hotel Excelsior Valletta, Malta
The five-star Grand Hotel Excelsior is ideally located between old town Valetta and the sea. To one side of the hotel is Marsamxett Harbour and on the other are the fortifications of Valletta whose main city gate is just a few minutes' walk away. The Excelsior’s facilities are plentiful and include a gym, spa, indoor and outdoor pools, its own yacht marina and a variety of eateries.
Sea Cloud II
The iconic Sea Cloud II is perhaps the most luxurious three-masted sailing yacht on the seas today. Like Marjorie Merriweather Post’s legendary Sea Cloud, she combines the seafaring elegance of a bygone era with the highest modern standards of luxury. In the grand tradition of the world’s finest sailing vessels, guests can experience this marvelous ship under sail as the skilled crew hand-sets over 30,000 square feet of canvas. The Sea Cloud II offers an intimate setting of just 47 beautifully appointed cabins, gracious common areas, world-class service, and five-star dining.
To reserve your space, please contact our partner tour operator, Criterion Travel, at 888-328- 2089 or firstname.lastname@example.org.