Review of SeaDream
SeaDream Yacht Club is a privately-owned cruise line company headquartered in Norway (Oslo). It was established in 2002 by Larry Pimentel and Atle Brynestad. Atle is an Norwegian industrialist and also founder of the top-luxury line Seabourn Cruises.
One of the industry's small cruise lines, SeaDream delivers a luxurious, yet unpretentious "yacht cruise" experience in destinations, such as the Mediterranean, Caribbean, Asia-Pacific, northern Europe. Itineraries are quite flexible and allow the captain to linger in a port of call if passengers wish so, or to depart early in case rain spoils plans. Following the purchase of two luxury cruise ships (operated before that by Cunard), the new all-inclusive line promoted its innovative style of cruising as "yacht-like". Since its first day of operation, formal wear code is not required as the onboard dress code is officially "resort-casual".
Highlights of the line's luxury cruising experience are the delicious cuisine, an outstanding service, 5-star luxury hotel amenities, sophisticated enrichment program, exotic itineraries to remote ports where other cruise ships can be rarely seen. SeaDream Yacht Club is one of the most all-inclusive cruise lines in the world. Its deals are inclusive of gratuities, all beverages (including alcohol and cocktails), all shore excursions and tours, also the equipment at the watersports marina platform, However, passengers have to pay extra for Spa treatments and the super premium liquor brands at the bars.
The following YouTube video is an official SeaDream release about the line's "top luxury yachting" experience. It shows all the yachts' best features, including suites as configurations/furniture and cabin amenities, all the sophisticated relaxation, entertainment and dining options on the ship, along with the onboard facilities and activities. SeaDream cruise passengers are sophisticated, laid-back, well-heeled and well-traveled. Ages range largely, staring from guests in their 30s. Solo travelers and occasional large groups of family and friends are not uncommon, though couples predominate.
Follows the list of the SeaDream Yacht Club ships and their deck plans (in links).
All meals on the yachts are open-seating, with many tables for two available. This makes SeaDream a great choice for romantically inclined ship travelers. Weather permitting, dining is available on the yacht's open deck. Expensive Champagnes are poured generously. There is a weekly Champagne Splash party with caviar. Another unique offer on the yachts is the "sleeping under the stars" experience. It includes either an 8-person bed (on ship's open deck forward) or a double Balinese lounger facing the sea (aft of the "Top of the Yacht Bar").
Itinerary of SeaDream
SeaDream Yacht Club, popular for showcasing the most picturesque harbors and ports, visits the beauty of the Caribbean in 2018 from January through April. Featuring miles of beaches, brilliant turquoise water and private coves, the picturesque Caribbean landscape is brought to life via the casual luxury of line's yacht.
SeaDream Yacht Club 2018 Spring Caribbean highlights include:
- San Juan roundtrip (February 10 – 17, 2018). 7-day cruise calling on ports of Culebrita Island, Vieques Island, Saba, Gustavia, Sandy Ground, Soper’s Hole, Norman Island and White Bay.
- Barbados-St. Thomas (March 3 – March 10, 2018). 7-day cruise calling on ports of Bequia, Mayreau, Le Marin, Deshaies, Gustavia, Virgin Gorda, White Bay, Jost van Dyke.
- St. Thomas roundtrip (March 10 – 17, 2018). 7-day cruise calling on ports of Cruz Bay, Saba, Gustavia, North Sound, Soper’s Hole, Norman Island, White Bay, Jost van Dyke.
- Antigua roundtrip (March 31 – April 6, 2018). 6-day cruise calling on ports of Sandy Ground, Gustavia, Virgin Gorda, White Bay, Jost van Dyke.
SeaDream Yacht Club 2018 Caribbean cruises begin at US$3,399 per person, double occupancy. The inclusive fare features gourmet meals, oceanview accommodations, gratuities, complimentary wine with lunch and dinner, and more.
SeaDream Yacht Club SeaDream I and SeaDream II ultra-deluxe, mega yachts spend 2019 summer season in the Mediterranean with an emphasis on calling at the smaller harbors and yachting playgrounds that large ships can't reach. In addition, SeaDream I adds calls to Bordeaux.
SeaDream 2019 Mediterranean highlights include:
- Italy, including Amalfi Coast and Taormina.
- The Adriatic, including Slovenia, Montenegro, Croatia, and Corinth Canal transit.
- Balearic Islands of Spain: Palma de Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza.
- Off-the-beaten path: Tangier, Morocco and Gibraltar (the Rock).
- Greek Islands, including Patmos, Santorini, Hydra, and more.
- The French Riviera, including St Tropez, Cassis, Corsica, Antibes, Monte Carlo and more.
- Spain, including Bilbao, Santander, San Sebastian, Malaga, Marbella, Motril and more.
Seadream Yacht Club offers an extended itinerary of 9 days from port of Civitavecchia (Rome) to 4 of the major French Riviera centres in May 2019. Motor-racing buffs have the chance to experience the Monaco Grand Prix Final. On her way to Cannes, Villefranche-sur-Mer, Saint-Tropez and Nice, SeaDream I has full days and mostly late evening departures in Porto Cervo Marina (Sardinia), Bonifacio and Calvi (Corsica Island), Portovenere (Ligurian coast), and Portofino (Italy).
SeaDream I sails from Civitavecchia on May 18, 2019. Prices start at US$6348 per person double occupancy, including award-winning cuisine and drinks, power and sail water-sports, use of onboard golf simulator and fitness centre, all port charges and taxes, and crew gratuities. The tickets and transportation are additional to the cruise fare.
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