SeaDream Innovation Review and Specifications
Specifications of SeaDream Innovation
|Year built||2021 new ship|
|Builder||Damen Shipyards Mangalia (Mangalia, Romania)|
|Class||ice-strengthened expedition mega-yacht|
|Owner||SeaDream Yacht Club|
|Operator||SeaDream Cruise Line|
|Length (LOA)||155 m / 509 ft|
|Beam (width)||21 m / 69 ft|
|Gross Tonnage||15600 gt|
|Decks with cabins||4|
Review of SeaDream Innovation
SeaDream Innovation cruise ship (scheduled launch in 2021) is currently under construction at Damen Shipyards Mangalia (Mangalia, Romania). For the first time since 2001, the cruise company SeaDream Yacht Club expands its fleet with a newbuild yacht that will introduce the company's new "Global Yachting" vacation travel concept. At 155 m, this luxury mega-yacht offers 5-star hotel amenities, gourmet dining, large open-deck spaces (total size 3500 m2 / 37,680 ft2), premium staterooms, top-level service and unique itineraries around the world, including in the polar regions.
History - construction and ownership
The 220-passenger mega-yacht SeaDream Innovation is very different from the fleet mates SeaDream 1 and SeaDream 2. Besides its bigger passenger capacity, the new vessel has larger public areas and venues with modern design, chic furniture, and flowers everywhere.
Cruise itinerary program
SeaDream Innovation itinerary program starts in September 2021. The cruise ship will operate itineraries visiting all the 7 continents, with over 200 call ports in 49 different countries. Passengers have the chance to explore in ultimate luxury world's most remote destinations, such as Svalbard and Norway's fjords, Antarctica, the Northwest Passage route, Australia New Zealand, the Great Barrier Reef, Oceania, East Asia, Alaska.
The ship accommodates up to 220 passengers in a total of 110 (all outside) cabins in Suite categories. The vessel provides an all-inclusive travel vacation with a 1-to-1 passenger to crew ratio. Standard cabin amenities (offered in each stateroom) include King-size double bed with bedside cabinets, large en-suite bathroom with marble countertops, hot tub, WC, single-sink vanity, under-sink storage, magnifying mirror, massage shower, Bulgari bath amenities, plush cotton bathrobes. Cabin's living-room area has an infotainment center with flat HDTV (satellite reception, on-demand movies), CD/DVD, Internet outlets, iPod docking station, personalized stationeries, 3-seater sofa with low table, mirrored vanity table with chair, coffee table with armchairs, large wardrobe, electronic safe box (in the closet), large mirrors. Refrigerators and minibars are fully-stocked with complimentary soft drinks, beers, bottled water.
Cabin balconies are furnished with 2 deckchairs and 1 table. Higher-categories suites additionally have separate bedroom with walk-in closet, double-sink vanity and whirlpool tub in the bathroom, 4-seat dining table, large balconies with sun-loungers and daybeds.
Shipboard facilities and amenities
A delightful feature of SeaDream cruises in warm areas is the beach barbecue "caviar in the surf". Another benefit is the drinks onboard, which except connoisseur wines and premium brands, are all free. All meals in the Dining Room are open seating, all the time. Breakfast typically includes a small array of fruits, bread, cereals, and yogurt at a mini-buffet. Hot dishes are ordered from a menu.
SeaDream customers love entertaining themselves. Entertainment options include an intimate Piano Bar, Top Of The Yacht Bar, Casino, Boutique, Promenade, Spa, Gym, Beauty Salon, Library, Golf Simulator, Main Lounge light music, and first-run movies, outdoor swimming pool (aft-deck location), whirlpool or a great choice of in staterooms' CDs and DVDs. At no cost, passengers may check out iPod stocked with different types of music.
SeaDream Innovation's design features 3 marinas that can be operated simultaneously (watersport-launch platforms providing uninterrupted access to Zodiacs, kayaks, sailboats), in-ocean swimming pool, helideck with 1 helicopter (used for private tours), 1 seaplane, outdoor dining venues, "sleeping under the stars" experience. The water sports marina makes it easy for passengers to snorkel and sail off the stern (aft). Water toys are complimentary and include snorkeling gear, sea kayaks, Hobie Cat (small-sized sail catamaran), banana boat, Jet Skis. The ship also provides complimentary mountain bikes on tours and excursions ashore.
SeaDream Innovation wiki
The shipbuilding contract of the Oslo-based SeaDream Yacht Club with Damen Shipyards Group was signed on March 20, 2019. In 2018 was established Damen Cruise - a subsidiary company specializing in cruise shipbuilding, Damen Shipyards Mangalia is a new joint venture company of Damen Shipyards Group and Romania's Government. The Mangalia yard is on Black Sea and currently Damen's largest. SeaDream Innovation will be completely constructed and fully outfitted at Damen Mangalia. Vessel's construction is planned to start in October 2019, with scheduled delivery in September 2021.
As of 2019, the shipbuilder Damen Shipyards Group has 36 shipyards for design, construction and repairs of various types of vessels. Company's portfolio includes tugboats, patrol boats, workboats (supply, fire-fighting), high-speed ships, cargo vessels (container ships, heavy-lift ships, inland cargo barges, gas carriers, oil tankers, RO-RO ships, RO-PAX/ferries), as well as mega-yachts, expedition cruise ships, offshore vessels (anchor-handling, buoy-laying, cable-laying, offshore carriers, MPVs/multi-purpose, offshore support, platform supply), naval vessels (amphibious, auxiliary, combatant, training), fishing vessels (trawlers, fish carriers, longliners), research vessels, pontoons and barges, floating drydocks, dredging equipment.
The new SeaDream ship Innovation is a polar-class vessel (Polar Code 6) with an ice-strengthened hull. The design is similar to Seabourn's newest ship Seabourn Venture. Following Innovation's delivery in 2021 (construction and outfitting), Damen Cruise also becomes SeaDream's long-term partner providing maritime services throughout ship's entire lifecycle, including maintenance, repairs, refurbishments and upgrades at company's repair yards worldwide.
Bookings for the general public are scheduled to open on April 17, 2019.