© Erwin WillemseSea Cloud II – Past and Present

Sea Cloud II

© Erwin Willemse

© Erwin Willemse

Steel single screw motor vessel built in 2001 by Astilleros Gondán, S.A. (Spain) (Yard No 405) as a Barque/Cruise Ship

Technical Data

  • Length: 109.90 m (overall) 81.5 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 16.0 m
  • Depth: 9.45 m
  • Draught: 5.70 m
  • Tonnage: 3,849 gross/1,154 net/ 379 deadweight
  • Propulsion: 23 sails + 2 Four stroke Krupp MaK 8 M 20 diesels
  • Power: 2,480 kW/3,330 HP
  • Speed: 14 knots (max)
  • Passenger Decks: 4
  • Capacity: 96 passengers
  • Crew: 65
  • Call Sign: 9HUE6
  • IMO Number: 9171292
  • Official Number: 7042
  • Port of Registry: Valletta/Malta, Germany

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June 24th 1998: Laid down.

March 18th 1999: Launched. However, the owner’s exacting demands in relation to interior fit out caused delivery problems and personnel problems. This led to a roughly one-year delay.

© Erwin Willemse

© Erwin Willemse

December 29th 2001: Delivered to Schifffahrtsgesellschaft Sea Cloud II mbH & Co KG. Operator; Sea Cloud Cruises GmbH

January 22nd 2001: Completed.


© Aleksi Lindström

February 6th 2001: Christened. She sails mainly in the Mediterranean in summer and in the Caribbean in winter. Her Atlantic crossings between these two regions are also marketed as cruises.

2016: Owner: Schiffahrts-Gesellschaft “SEA CLOUD II” mbH & Co. KG (10379955). Manager: Hansa Shipping GmbH & Co. KG (174277).

© Gena Amfimov  © Gena Amfimov

© Gena Amfimov

June 11th 2018: Arrived in Dover.

© Neil Hopper  © Neil Hopper

© Neil Hopper  © Neil Hopper

© Neil Hopper  © Neil Hopper

🆕© Neil Hopper (All)

All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions. All items included in this article are subject to © copyright. We would like to take this opportunity of thanking: Gena Amfimov, Neil Hopper, Aleksi Lindström and Erwin Willemse for their assistance in producing this feature.

Article © Nigel Thornton and Ray Goodfellow (Dover Ferry Photos)

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