Awards

Since its founding late in 2001, SeaDream Yacht Club has received numerous awards, honors and accolades from authoritative travel publications, industry organizations and unsolicited guest comments. These welcome expressions of SeaDream’s excellence have not only conveyed the messages of “World’s Best” and “Best of Class,” but have validated the unique nature of the SeaDream voyage; one which is intimate and casually elegant, reflecting SeaDream’s mantra “It’s yachting, not cruising.”Below are honors that exemplify SeaDream Yacht Club’s excellence:

 

2024

Wine Enthusiast: Wine Enthusiast's Best Cruise Beverage Programs 2024

Grand Travel Award: Best Cruise Line – Small Ships (Under 1000 guests)

 

2023

Condé Nast Traveler 2023 Readers’ Choice Awards: Winner, Small Ships

World Cruise Awards 2023: World’s Best Small Cruise Ship (SeaDream II)

World Cruise Awards 2023: World’s Best Ship for Romance (SeaDream I)

Insight Guides Cruising & Cruise Ships (former Berlitz):  Top Rated Boutique Ships (SeaDream I and SeaDream II)

Grand Travel Award: Best Cruise Line – small ship (under 1000 passengers)

USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards: #1 Best Small Cruise Ships, according to readers

USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards: #1 Best Boutique Cruise Lines in the World

Brides.com: Best Honeymoon Cruise Lines of 2023: Best for Romance

 

2022

Global Traveler magazine 2022 Leisure Lifestyle Awards: Winner’s Circle- Best Luxury Cruise, Winner’s Circle- Best Small-Ship Cruise Line

USA TODAY 2022 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards: Best Boutique Cruise Line Top 10

TRAVEL + LEISURE 2022: The 10 Best Intimate-ship Ocean Cruise Lines: Top 5

M&A Today – Global Awards – 2022: Luxury Yachting Experience of the Year – Norway

 

2021

CONDÉ NAST TRAVELLER Readers’ Choice Awards: #7 SeaDream Yacht Club : Small Ship category

Cruisetruth.com Best at Sea Award: #1 The cruise you want when your own yacht is tied up

Cruisetruth.com Best at Sea Award: #1 The warmest/most sincerely friendly crew

Cruisetruth.com Best at Sea Award: #2 The best itineraries at sea for those seeking a float through paradise

BRIDES Magazine: The Top 10 Cruise Lines of 2021

Fodors Travel, Best Bets: Best Small Ships – SeaDream I, SeaDream Yacht Club

Mundy Cruising (UK): 10 of the best small cruise ships at sea: #1 & #2 SeaDream I & II

Stern’s Guide to the Cruise Vacation:  Category A-five+ stars

The Points Guy: The 5 best cruise lines for romance

Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards: Top 10 Small-ship Ocean Cruise Lines #7

Travel Daily: The top cruise lines for romance

TravelAge West WAVE Awards: Editor’s Pick: Small-Ship Cruise Line Providing the Best Travel Advisor Support

TripSavvy: Best Yacht Cruise: 8 Best Luxury Cruise Lines of 2021

 

2020

Berlitz Cruising & Cruise Ships: SeaDream I and SeaDream II rated 4 star and #4 SDYC in the Top 20 Boutique Ship cruise lines

CONDÉ NAST TRAVELLER Readers’ Choice Awards: The best cruise lines in the world 2020. • SMALL SHIPS: 14

Global Traveler Leisure Lifestyle Awards: Top 10 Best Luxury Cruise Line

Global Traveler Leisure Lifestyle Awards: Top 10 Best Small-Ship Cruise Line

Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards: Top 10 Small-ship Ocean Cruise Lines in 2020: #4

TravelAge West WAVE Awards: Best Small-Ship Line: Editor’s Pick: SeaDream Yacht Club

Travvy Awards: Best Cruise Ship – Small: SeaDream I (Silver medal)

 

2019

Berlitz Cruising & Cruise Ships: SeaDream I ranked #1 in Boutique Ships category and #3 overall

Berlitz Cruising & Cruise Ships: SeaDream II ranked in Top 5 in Boutique Ships category and Top 10 overall

Cruise Critic US & UK: Best Luxury Cruise Line for Romance

Travel Weekly Australia The Travel Awards: Small Cruise Line of the Year

Golf Digest Editors’ Choice Award: Best Golf Cruises – Yachts

CruiseTruth.com: The Warmest/Most Friendly Crew

CruiseTruth.com: #2 in The Best Island Itineraries at Sea

Global Traveler Leisure Lifestyle Awards: Top 10 Best Luxury Cruise Line

Global Traveler Leisure Lifestyle Awards: Top 10 Best Small-Ship Cruise Line

Signature Luxury Travel & Style Best of the Best Luxury Cruise Awards: Top 3 for Best Ocean Ships (less than 250 passengers), Best Suites, Best Wellness, Best Service, Best Itineraries, Best Dining and Best Shore Tours.

Trip Savvy:Best Yacht Cruise

Departures Magazine Legend Awards: Best Luxury Cruise Lines – Yacht Cruising

 

2018

Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards: Top 10 Small Ship Cruise Lines

Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards (UK): Top 5 Small Ship Cruise Lines

Berlitz Cruising & Cruise Ships: Top 5 Best Boutique Ships

Signature Luxury Best of the Best Luxury Cruise Awards: Best Wellness Programs for Boutique Ships

Signature Luxury Best of the Best Luxury Cruise Awards: Top 3 Best Boutique Ships

Global Traveler Leisure Lifestyle Awards: Top 10 Best Luxury Cruise Line

Global Traveler Leisure Lifestyle Awards: Top 10 Best Small-Ship Cruise Line

CruiseTruth.com Best at Sea Luxury Awards: The Warmest/Most Friendly Crew

CruiseTruth.com Best at Sea Luxury Awards: #2 in The Best Itineraries at Sea

CruiseTruth.com Best at Sea Luxury Awards: The Most Yacht-Like Cruise Experience

Travvy Awards: Awarded Silver for Best Cruise Ship, Small

Kreuzfahrt Guide Awards: Best Service

Cruise Critic UK Editor’s Picks Awards: Luxury Category, Best Dining

 

2017

Town & Country Cruise Awards: SeaDream Yacht Club awarded Best Fitness Itineraries

American Airlines’ Celebrated Living Magazine Platinum List Award Winner, 2017

Signature Luxury: Boutique Cruise Ship Award

CruiseTruth.com: The Best Island Itineraries at Sea

CruiseTruth.com: The Most “Yacht-Like” Experience at Sea

CruiseTruth.com: The Warmest/Most Friendly Crew at Sea

Travvy Awards-Silver: Best Cruise Ship, Small

Berlitz Cruising & Cruise Ships: “#1 and #2 in Best Boutique Ship”

Berlitz Cruising & Cruise Ships: Listed Top 5 in the Best for Food Category

Travel & Leisure World’s Best Awards: Top 5 Small-ship Ocean Cruise Lines

Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards (UK): Top 5 Small Ship Cruise Lines

 

2016

Kreuzfahrt Guide Awards 2016: Best Cruise Ship of the Year for Service

Andrew Harper Readers’ Choice Awards: “Best Cruise Lines”

Dream Luxury Cruises Vencedor Awards: “World’s Best Small Cruise Ship”

2016 Celebrated Living Platinum List: Best Boutique Cruises Worldwide

World of Fine Wine Magazine: Star Awarded – “World’s Best Wine List Awards 2016”

BRIDES Best Honeymoons Awards: “Top Cruise Line for Couples”

Golf Digest Editor’s Choice Awards: SeaDream Yacht Club named among “Best Golf Cruise Lines”

Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice (UK): Top 5 Small Cruise Lines

 

2015

Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards: SeaDream Yacht Club ranked number four in the “Small Ships” category with a score of 85.756

Virtuoso Travel: “Best Niche Cruise Line”

Travel Channel: “Best Caribbean Cruise for 2015”

Islands: “Best Summer Cruises”

USA TODAY: “Top Cruise Ship Crews”

ForbesLife: SeaDream Yacht Club named “Best Small Luxury Cruise Ship of 2015”

Berlitz Ocean Cruising and Cruise Ships: SeaDream Yacht Club was named one of the five “Best Lines for Foodies”

Berlitz Ocean Cruising and Cruise Ships: SeaDream I & II achieved Five Star ratings in the ‘Boutique Ships’ category (50 – 250 passengers).

 

2014

Condé Nast Traveler Gold List: SeaDream named top Ocean cruise.

Newsweek’s Best of the Best Places to Visit in 2014: SeaDream I is recognized as “Cruise of the Year” by travel writer Andrew Harper.

Berlitz Ocean Cruising and Cruise Ships: SeaDream I & II scored in the top three ratings in the ‘Boutique Ships’ category (50 – 250 passengers).

Bon Voyage Awards: SeaDream Yacht Club was named “Best for Couples”

 

2013

Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards: SeaDream earns the highest score for cuisine in the small ships category and also places as one of six “Best in the World” small ship lines.

Travel + Leisure: SeaDream earns recognition as one of the best all inclusive cruises by expert cruise writer Fran Golden.

Condé Nast Traveler Spa Poll: SeaDream earns a place on the list of the “Top 25 Cruise Ship Spas.” Of the 25 spas named, SeaDream came in #1 for Spa Staff and #2 for Treatments. Readers who participated in the poll visited a total of 46,352 hotel, resort and cruise ship spas.

Fox News: The major news media outlet ranks SeaDream as one of the “Top 10 Cruise Lines.”

Chicago Tribune: Chicago’s daily newspaper features SeaDream as one of the “Ten Best Luxury Cruise Ships Afloat.”

Cruise Critic: SeaDream named 2013 top luxury line.

Cruise International Awards: SeaDream recognized as “Best Specialist Cruise Line.”

Cruise Report Editor’s Choice Awards: SeaDream named “Best Small Ship Luxury Cruise.”

Berlitz Ocean Cruising and Cruise Ships: SeaDream I & II achieved the top two ratings in the ‘Boutique Ships’ category (50 – 250 passengers).

The Telegraph: SeaDream’s October 2013 Adriatic voyage named one of the six best short luxury cruises.

 

2012

Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards: SeaDream Yacht Club landed a spot on the list of the “Top 25 Cruise Lines,” placed among few others in the “Top Small Ship Lines” category.

Condé Nast Traveler Annual Readers’ Survey: SeaDream is named one of “Top 270 Spas in North America, the Caribbean, Hawaii and at Sea.” The survey includes the “Top 25 Cruise Ship Spas” with SeaDream scoring 91.4 for both treatments and staff.

Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards: SeaDream placed on the short list of “World’s Best Service” for Cruises (Small-Ship). Only three ships were awarded in each of the three size categories. SeaDream scored in the top percentile, at 94.82.

National Geographic “Ten Best of Everything”: The ultimate guide for travelers, this third edition of the colorful 480 page book named SeaDream Yacht Club as one of the “10 Best Cruises.”

Berlitz Ocean Cruising and Cruise Ships: SeaDream I & SeaDream II achieved the top two ratings in the ‘Boutique Ships’ category (50 – 200 passengers). The SeaDream mega-yachts’ rating – out of a possible 2,000 points – were 1,788 points for SeaDream II and 1,786 points for SeaDream I.

 

2011

Condé Nast Traveller UK Readers’ Travel Awards: SeaDream I & SeaDream II named the “World’s Best Small Ships”. SeaDream’s total score of 88.94 was higher than every other cruise line of any size.

Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Awards: SeaDream I is ranked number one for service in the Small Ship category.

Frommer’s Guide to Cruises and Ports of Call 2011: SeaDream earns number one spot in “Notable Ships” category.

Berlitz Ocean Cruising and Cruise Ships: SeaDream Yacht Club earns the title of “Simply the Best” in the “small or boutique” ship category.

 

2010

Kreuzfahrt Guide (Germany): SeaDream Yacht Club’s twin mega-yacht cruisers, SeaDream I & II, were awarded “Number One for Service” for the second year in a row by the authoritative German guidebook. The award was presented at ITB (International Tourism Bourse) Berlin, one of the world’s leading and largest travel industry trade shows.

Berlitz Ocean Cruising and Cruise Ships: SeaDream was described by this authoritative guidebook as “Ultimately Exclusive Boutique Vessels.” Both mega-yachts ranked as two of the top three passenger vessels in the world, earning Five Stars and topping 10 contenders in the boutique ships (50 to 200 passengers) category.

Porthole Magazine 2010: SeaDream Yacht Club was named “Best Passenger Yacht Experience” in the Editor-in-Chief Awards of Porthole Magazine, a sophisticated, international consumer cruise publication.

There have been many such commendations for SeaDream since its founding in 2001. These have come publications and organizations such as Travel + Leisure Magazine, Condé Nast Traveler Magazine, The Zagat Survey 2009, Cruise Critic 2009, Prow’s Edge Cruise Magazine, VERYBEST.COM, Celebrated Living magazine, Cruise Magazine UK, Virtuoso Ltd., Kapital Magazine Germany, Seven Seas Society, Cruise Report.Com, Carlson Marketing Group, Hideaways International, Travel Agent Magazine and Travel Weekly.


Testimonials

You have delivered us a honeymoon beyond our wildest dreams. Thank you so much, truly. Katie CoyleEmeryville, California

Everything from service to cuisine was first class. It is truly an experience we will never forget-we will return to take another voyage with you. Jerry & Catherine AbnerLebanon, Ohio


Testimonials

Exceeded my expectations. Outstanding food and exceptional service from a top notch crew that truly cares about their guests! Mr & Mrs WrightHarrisburg, PA
Cuisine always delicious & freshly prepared – nothing too much trouble. Mrs Fiona L.Cardiff, Great Britain
The chef is outstanding. Every dish was excellent – loved the Indian menu. Mr. & Mrs. HardyNashville, Tennessee
Exceptional food. Interesting menu options. A delight every lunch & dinner. Mrs Lydia P.Midland, Michigan
Excellent Chef – nice choices & variety. Mr & Mrs HoaglandBrussels, Belgium
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