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Sea Cloud Cruises, the Hamburg-based operator of small exceptional sailing cruises, is offering its guests ‘summer feasting’ from Stockholm to Hamburg in August 2017. 

Caviar expert Markus Rüsch and the two-star chef Thomas Martin will accompany the trip, characterized by the fresh fish and seafood specialties of the north.

The first leg of Sea Cloud II’s crossing from Stockholm to Copenhagen will be accompanied by Markus Rüsch. He is the third-generation of the ‘Altona Kaviarhaus’, based in Hamburg, and will bring guests closer to the myth of the “black gold”. Among other things, there will be tastings of different caviar varieties. In a special menu Sea Cloud II’s head chef will put this delicacy at the forefront.

On part two of the sailing trip, from Copenhagen to Hamburg, Thomas Martin will be on board to present specialties from the sea in his own style in a gala dinner. For twenty years, the two-star chef has shaped the culinary delights of the Hotel Louis C. Jacob’s ‘Jacobs Restaurant’ in Hamburg. His French cuisine is light, straightforward and imaginative.

Apart from the culinary pleasures, guests of Sea Cloud II will get to know the cities of Scandinavia and the Baltic. Sweden’s capital Stockholm radiates a Mediterranean lifestyle. At the time of the evening departure, guests will relish the fantastic views of the city’s ‘old-town’ island before entering the world of the archipelago with around 30.000 islands. Klaipėda, Lithuania, which is located at the northern end of the Curonian Spit, charms with traditional half-timbered houses and neo-gothic buildings and Danzig is one of the most beautiful cities in Poland, with its thousand-year history and tradition as a cosmopolitan and well-developed trading port.

Additional information: In addition to this culinary voyage, another Sea Cloud II special will take place in May 2017. Two two-star chefs, Benjamin Biedlingmaier from the ‘Caroussel Restaurant’ at the Hotel Bülow Palais in Dresden and Ralph Knebel from the restaurant ‘Erbprinz’ in Ettlingen will accompany Sea Cloud II from Barcelona to Porto. In addition, Birgitta Schulze van Loon will bring the topic of spirits closer to guests, with a special focus on the trend beverage, Gin.

Timetable: Stockholm, Sweden to Hamburg, Germany, 9th to18th August 2017, from € 3.995 per person in a twin-bed outer cabin (early booking discount available until 30th November 2016). Or: Barcelona, Spain to Porto, Portugal. 26th May to 03rd June 2017, from € 3.525 per person in a twin-bed outer cabin (early booking discount available until 30th November 2016).

Since 1979 Sea Cloud Cruises is one of the first addresses in the world of cruising. The 85-year-old four-mast square rig Sea Cloud and her younger sister Sea Cloud II are regularly chosen by the Berlitz Cruise Guide among the world’s top five boutique ships.

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