Tall Ship Cruise
Originally called the 'Freidrich' & 'Merry' this former cargo ship is an absolutely stunning Tall Ship
Take a trip back in history on this luxury yacht. Originally, delivered in 1911 this gaff-rigged schooner-freighter was a beautiful site to see as it sailed the oceans filled with precious cargo. Subsequently, the name changed to Merry and in 1974 the newly semi-motorized, brigantine rig, renamed Eye of the Wind, was launched from the UK . The Eye of the Wind can be seen in movies such as Blue Lagoon, Tai-Pan, The Bounty, White Squall, Lost at Sea: The Search for Longitude and Savage Islands.
The ship has quite an interesting history including circumnavigating the globe, racing in The America's Cup and The Tall Ship Race, it won the Tall Ships Peace Cup overall medal in 2002, it had fire in 1969 (that completely destroyed the wheelhouse) and it became an educational vessel for over 400 young explorers from 27 countries - with an endorsement from the Prince of Wales.
The inside was renovated in 2002 and can accommodate up to 30 people, but only sleeps a maximum of 12 people in 4 cabin areas. The décor is traditional and low key - it is not a luxury ship in it's furnishings and features, but more of a historical gem and has all of the amenities of a low grade cottage. The cabins have one single and one double bunk per room and each room has a flushable toilet. The salon has an entertainment system and two tables for meals or meetings. This ship is not conducive to young children. What it lacks in amenities it makes up for in prestige.