En Route to the Cape Verde Islands: Las Palmas – Santiago

En Route to the Cape Verde Islands: Las Palmas – Santiago

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El Hierro – the most pristine of the Canary Islands
Little El Hierro with its tranquil villages is the perfect island to unwind. Far from the bustle of the Canaries,
walkers and hikers find here their perfect natural paradise. From steep ciffs to green highlands, from lava deserts to mystical cloud forests, this small volcanic island of just 278 square kilometres (107 square miles) features the most diverse natural landscapes and temperate zones.

The rich cultural mix of Cape Verde
Not just geographically, Cape Verde is situated between Africa, the Caribbean and Europe. The Portuguese colony was a hub of the slave trade and exile for the religiously persecuted. Since 1461, customs, musical
traditions and genes have amalgamated to the entirely new Creole culture. In 1975, the República Cabo Verde proudly declared its independence.

São Vicente – native island of Cesária Évora
Violin sounds mingle with African drums, Fado meets Polka and creates musical styles like Morna, Batuque and Funaná: The Cape Verde Islands are a melting pot of world music. Cesária Évora from lively Mindelo was the isles’ most famous singer. Barefoot and with a sweet melancholy, she sang of love, hurt and hope and is still revered today as the “Queen of Morna”.

Santo Antão, the island of contrast
The second largest island of Cape Verde enchants with its spectacular natural diversity. While the volcanic craters in the barren south are reminiscent of moonscapes, rocky mountainous landscapes alternate with green and fertile valleys in the north. Besides pineapples, mango trees and coconut palms, sugar cane is also grown here – and distilled into the national schnaps Grogue.

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En Route to the Cape Verde Islands: Las Palmas – Santiago
Vessel Type: Tall Ship (Sailing) Length: 105 metres Passenger Capacity: 96 Built: 2001 Launched in 2001, Sea Cloud II is a stunning vessel, built along traditional lines, but offering deluxe accommodation. She combines timeless elegance of sailing ships of the past with the highest safety standards and the luxurious comfort of modern cruise ships. Just like her legendary sister ship Sea Cloud, the 29,600 square feet of sails is set by hand which is a truly magical sight. Built to accommodate 96 passengers in five star luxury, she offers a range of beautifully appointed suites and cabins which are furnished with great style. All accommodations have outside views and the bathrooms, in light marble, are unusually spacious and extremely comfortable. The finest, carefully chosen fabrics, combined with leather, rattan and other materials, brass and gold, precious woods and marble together create an impressive ensemble. No expense has been spared to create a sympathetic ambience in both the accommodations and public areas and this is reflected throughout the vessel. Public areas include an elegant lounge, library, fitness centre, boutique, lido bar and hospital. The single sitting dining room is airy and modern and the quality of the cuisine and service will be to the highest of standards, as one would expect on a Sea Cloud cruise. Relax on the Lido deck and experience the natural grandeur of travelling under sail, rekindling memories of a bygone age. Please note deck and suite plans are indicative only and may vary slightly.


Day 1 - Day 1 Las Palmas/Gran Canaria
Day 2 - Day 2 Santa Cruz/Tenerife
Day 3 - Day 3 Puerto de la Estaca/El Hierro
Day 4 - Days 4 - 6 At sea
Day 5 - Day 7 Porto Novo/Santo Antão
Day 6 - Day 8 Mindelo/São Vicente
Day 7 - Day 9 Porto de Vale de Cavaleiros/Fogo
Day 8 - Day 10 Praia/Santiago
Day 9 - Please Note:
Itineraries are subject to change.

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    • El Hierro – the most pristine of the Canary Islands
    • The rich cultural mix of Cape Verde
    • São Vicente – native island of Cesária Évora
    • Santo Antão, the island of contrast