Eyes wide with excitement, we stood on the deck of the renowned Sea Cloud as we set sail for the azure waters near Corsica and Sardinia. Sea Cloud is a legendary four-masted barque, celebrated for its grandeur and rich history, and once owned by the heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post.

The sun cast a golden glow and the salty breeze carried the invigorating scent of the Mediterranean. For the first time, we watched the seasoned sailors rig the ship, a mesmerizing dance of expertise and strength as Captain Svendsen explained in detailed the dance’s steps. Ropes were skillfully threaded through pulleys, and sails unfurled with practiced precision. We were captivated by the sailors’ harmonious coordination, feeling a connection to the maritime traditions of old and centuries of seafaring history.

As Sea Cloud caught wind, her sails billowing majestically, we felt a collective sense of awe and adventure – this marks the beginning of an unforgettable voyage through the enchanting landscapes of Corsica and Sardinia.