Sea Cloud Cruises Unveils Special Florida-Bahamas Sailing in 2025

Sea Cloud Cruises celebrated the inaugural call of Sea Cloud Spirit at Nassau Cruise Port. Joining Sea Cloud Cruises President Mirell Reyes for a ceremonial plaque exchange were Islands of the Bahamas officials and tourism industry leaders, including Deputy Prime Minister Chester CooperSea Cloud Spirit is currently embarking on an immersive Bahamas sailing round-trip from Nassau that will call on boutique ports including the Exumas and Eleuthera. The current sailing’s Special Guest Lecturer,  New York Times bestselling author Les Standiford, was in attendance and shared details on a special 2025 voyage.

That Sea Cloud Spirit itinerary in 2025 will operate round-trip from Miami from March 27 to April 4; it will include a pre-cruise hotel stay at The Breakers Palm Beach and a Brightline Premium transfer option, combining two of Standiford’s beloved books. (“The Last Train to Paradise” is a definitive history of Henry Flagler and the Florida East Coast Railway, which is closely connected to Brightline. “Palm Beach, Mar-a-Lago, and the Rise of America's Xanadu,” chronicles the unique island in American history including original Sea Cloud owners E.F. Hutton and Marjorie Merriweather Post.) Standiford will share stories and tales of Henry Flagler and Marjorie Merriweather Post throughout the journey, which includes stops in Miami, Eleuthera, the Exumas, Key West and multiple days under full sail.

“Our guests are continually enamored with the earliest chapter of Sea Cloud’s history and there is no more charming expert and storyteller of this golden age than Les Standiford,” said Reyes. “We are delighted to welcome him once again as we feature The Breakers, Brightline and the Bahamas for an exclusive travel experience with limited availability.”

Brightline is the new train system on the same corridor as the Florida East Coast Railway in Standiford’s book “The Last Train to Paradise,” connecting travelers to top events and destinations between Central and South Florida. Guests reserving the exclusive pre-cruise stay at The Breakers can experience Premium service en route to Brightline MiamiCentral and PortMiami to board Sea Cloud Spirit.

Standiford is the author of 25 books and novels, a distinguished university professor and founding director of the creative writing program at Florida International University.

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