Happy Valentine’s DaySeaDream is the perfect way to create memories with that special someone. Whether celebrating an anniversary, embarking on a dream honeymoon or simply looking to spend some quality time with your significant other, SeaDream offers a truly romantic getaway. Celebrate those once-in-a-lifetime moments aboard a Caribbean or Mediterranean voyage and let the SeaDream crew create an unforgettable experience. Here are what others have to say about the SeaDream experience. MSN – Hit the Open Sea With Your Significant Other on the Most Romantic Cruises of 2019 Journalist Amanda McCoy suggests you, “set sail on the Mediterranean on a SeaDream Wine Voyage and dock in stunning coastal cities that harbor both world-famous wineries and lesser-known gems. On board the luxurious SeaDream II, travelers will be treated to nearly one-to-one service, first-class cuisine (including raw, vegan, and organic options), an open bar, and all ocean-facing rooms. Because the yachts only hold 112 passengers max, there are so many secluded nooks to cuddle up with your love and drink in the views.” How getting married at sea can save you thousands – and provide an instant honeymoon “Getting married early on in the cruise is the most cost-effective way to honeymoon, especially when there are some romantic extras thrown in. With SeaDream you can enjoy a night under the stars in a Balinese bed,” recommends Jan Archer of The Telegraph. SeaDream’s Balinese Beds offers you the ability to curl up in luxurious comfort with plush belgian bed linens and admire the starry night sky on a clear night. The soothing sound of the sea and cozy setting make this a magical, unforgettable experience. Our Top Honeymoon Cruises for 2019 Simon Veness says SeaDream was “Named the No.1 honeymoon choice by influential website Brides.com, SeaDream’s two boutique bateaux are almost purpose-designed for that more intimate, stylish touch. Specialise in some of the most alluring destinations for newlyweds, including gorgeous Gustavia and Jost Van Dyke in the Caribbean (frequently home of SeaDream’s beachside Champagne & Caviar Splash), and captivating Capri and Venice in the Mediterranean, as well as some excellent Wine Voyages.”
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SeaDream Yacht Club was featured in the Evening Star with a fantastic review from a first timer on SeaDream saying, “‘It’s yachting not cruising’ is the motto of these yacht-style cruise ships, which offer the ultimate in boutique cruising. It’s a good-looking vessel with the feel that you’ve snuck onto someone’s private yacht. Champagne and canapés welcome just 112 guests in total, many who’ve sailed on the two SeaDreams before,” wrote Jo Fernandez. SeaDream calls it Dream Cuisine, where we are dedicated to offer the best experience possible for each of our guests, with a wide selection of gourmet dishes to the only “raw food” or “living food” menu at sea. “There are menus swelling with inventive dishes including what as far as I know is the only plant-based ‘raw food’ menu at sea. I’m not a vegan but I’d often mix elements of this menu, which includes dishes such as Watercress Tang, a liquid blend of watercress, Anjou pear, lime and pineapple and vegetable lasagna, made from layered spinach leaves, sweet coconut meat, spicy cauliflower mash and sun-dried tomato marinara with (conversely) tender lamb cutlets and amazing curries – the nationalities of the crew reflected in the menu.” Like the rich and famous, you will find SeaDream in the Mediterranean during spring and summer and calls on the Caribbean for autumn and winter. If you have not had a SeaDream experience yet, what are you waiting for?
SeaDream Yacht Club Announces Grand Voyage Collection for 2019 and 2020Who is ready to make 2019 and 2020 Grand? SeaDream is making this possible with our new Grand Voyage Collection. Come aboard, unpack just once and call SeaDream home for as long as you would like. With meticulously curated routes, grand voyages combine multiple successive itineraries for an extended journey that highlights a vast assortment of destinations for an enriching and unforgettable experience. Ranked the top boutique cruise ship in the 2019 Berlitz Cruising and Cruise guide, SeaDream is characterized by its superior level of service and yachting lifestyle. Grand voyages offer guests endless possibilities and the ability to visit anywhere up to 25 ports in one seamless journey. Itinerary highlights include: Taste of the Adriatic, a 21-day journey through the Adriatic Sea’s top destinations; Spanish Siesta, transatlantic voyage departing from Barcelona; and Purely Mediterranean, a splendid voyage featuring multiple overnight stays in popular ports including Ibiza and Corsica. “Our grand voyages resonate with travelers looking for a carefree vacation where they can unwind while exploring some of the world’s most iconic destinations,” Andreas Brynestad, SeaDream Yacht Club EVP of sales, marketing and operations. “Grand voyages allow guests to enjoy an extended vacation and visit more ports while only having to unpack once.”
- 4 salmon fillets with still intact, about 6 ounces/170 g each
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SeaDream Yacht Club is delighted to announce it has been awarded Best Dining in the Luxury Category of the 2018 Cruise Critic UK Editors’ Picks Awards. The two mega-yachts, SeaDream I and SeaDream II, received outstanding reviews for their creative approach to healthy fine dining.
The Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards are chosen by Cruise Critic’s international team of editors, based on the cruise lines and ships they feel best represent excellence in each of the designated categories.
SeaDream was praised by Cruise Critic’s panel of experts for its ‘’consistently creative approach to dining, acknowledging the current trend for healthy eating without compromising on taste.’’ Commenting on the highly curated menu, the selection of ‘’elegant international cuisine’’ and ‘’imaginative raw vegan menu with an impressive selection of healthy choices and a magnificent wine list’’ enables guests to enjoy ‘’five-star dining at its best.’’
USA TODAY 10Best is looking for the best of the best across several categories as part of its 2019 Cruise Readers’ Choice Awards. SeaDream has been nominated for “Best Boutique Cruise Line” and “Best Small Ship.”
You can vote once per day until polls close on Monday, December 24 at noon ET.Please follow the links below to vote. Best Boutique Cruise Line Best Small Ship
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ST BARTH’S, CARIBBEAN – The Caribbean comeback
St. Barth’s named amongst top destinations for 2019 by Conde Nast Traveller
Conde Nast Traveller has compiled its ultimate list of travel destinations for 2019, and St. Barth’s, perhaps SeaDream’s most treasured destination in the Caribbean, made the cut.
St. Barth is open for business a year after Hurricane Irma struck the Caribbean. “Renovation efforts have been phenomenal as islanders have beavered away to rebuild lives, homes and infrastructure, as well as the hotels and beach bars we cross oceans for – so going to the Caribbean in 2019 is a philanthropic act, too,” states Conde Nast Traveller.
A SeaDream voyage provides a unique way to explore this small island belonging to the French West Indies. The island has so much to offer our SeaDream guests. Incredible shopping only steps away from the pier. Incredible beaches, resorts, restaurants and activities both day and night. SeaDream has created various land adventures for you to discover the island from sea or land. Ask one of the officers to take you on a hike or bike ride around the island. Another great activity here is to simply relax and watch all of the incredible yachts arriving and departing just off your SeaDream yacht.
Find out why this top travel publications recommends visiting St. Barth in the year ahead.
SeaDream I and SeaDream II win Best In Service!The coveted KREUZFAHRT GUIDE AWARDS 2018 were presented at the posh hotel The Fontenay on the Alster in Hamburg on November 8th – for the 10th time in a row since 2008. A jury of experts selected the best ships in a total of seven categories. These are the Dreamboats of the Year Service: “Sea Dream I & II” “It’s always the familiar private-yacht atmosphere that makes the almost identical Sea Dream I & II something special,” the jury noted. “The service staff, whether at beach barbecues or star-dinners, are always on par with the passengers, always being professional in every respect – and not just to the owners of the owner’s suite.” SeaDream Yacht Club itineraries are designed to call upon the world’s most intimate ports. From May through October, both yachts sail the Mediterranean Sea. From November through April, they visit the turquoise waters of the Caribbean. The vessels are also available for private charters, providing customizable itineraries and a bespoke experience on the intimate boutique ships.
2019 Berlitz Cruising and Cruise Ships Award WinnersSeaDream I and SeaDream II received outstanding reviews in the annual guide with both ships praised for superlative cuisine and service and is pleased to announce that it has achieved exceptional ratings in the 2019 Berlitz Cruising and Cruise Ships guide. The two mega-yachts, SeaDream I and SeaDream II, received outstanding reviews with SeaDream I ranked 1st in the Boutique Ships category and 3rd overall amongst all ships. The highly revered Berlitz Cruising and Cruise Ships guidebook is world’s most authoritative and longest-running guide to cruising and cruise ships by Douglas Ward, the world’s foremost independent authority on cruising and cruise ships. Now in its thirty-fourth year of continuous printing, this seminal book also comes with a free app and eBook, and features the hugely-anticipated, highly-revered Berlitz Evaluations and Scores. SeaDream I and II are both praised by Ward for “unabashed but discreet sophistication,” catering for guests seeking “a small ship with excellent food…and fine European-style service in surroundings that are elegant and refined while remaining informal.” Commenting on the high guest to crew ratio, the guide proclaims that sailing on SeaDream is “really like having your own private yacht, in which hospitality, anticipation and personal recognition are art forms practiced to a high level” with staff who are “delightful and accommodating.” “We are honored to once again be recognized by one of the world’s leading authorities on cruising,” said Andreas Brynestad, SeaDream Yacht Club EVP of sales, marketing and operations. “We take great pride in providing a ‘yachting’ lifestyle aboard our vessels and will continue working toward surpassing our guests’ expectations on every voyage.” SeaDream Yacht Club itineraries are designed to call upon the world’s most intimate ports. From May through October, both yachts sail the Mediterranean Sea. From November through April, they visit the turquoise waters of the Caribbean. The vessels are also available for private charters, providing customizable itineraries and a bespoke experience on the intimate boutique ships.
Whether a first-time guest or a seasoned traveler, SeaDream’s 2020 voyage schedule provides a fresh perspective on a traditional Mediterranean vacation. Marvel at some of the Mediterranean’s hidden gems aboard SeaDream.
SeaDream’s Cuba cruises selling out fast
SeaDream Yacht Club has had strong reaction to its first-ever programme of sailings in Cuba from early January to April of next year, with all eight of its 7-day voyages already between 80-90% sold out.
Cayo Largo, Cuba
Regularly ranked among the top 10 beaches in the world, Playa Paraiso on Cayo Largo, a skinny isle off Cuba’s south coast, is the haunt of dreamers seeking laid-back seclusion. You could be on the only cruise ship scheduled to call there next spring during SeaDream Yacht Club’s inaugural Cuba season.
Seadream Yacht Club gives passengers an added level of luxury on the open waters.
First of all, Seadream Yacht Club doesn’t offer cruises. The company is pretty clear about that from the start. “It’s yachting, not cruising,” the Seadream Yacht Club declares on its site. And as the description of these excursions begin to build, it’s clear there is a real difference.
SeaDream – Living the dream
SeaDream I, with its chic navy-blue hull, crisp cream superstructure and marina deck aft, signals Private Yacht in any language.
Greek islands: Small ship cruising
Forget colossal cruise vessels and complicated ferry schedules — on a vessel small enough to sail into secluded bays, explore the Greek islands in breezy style, tucking into fresh fish, docking at pastoral islands for bike rides or hiking up to medieval monasteries along the way
You too can cruise like a rock star in the Caribbean
For the ultimate millionaire experience, why not hire your own ship for a mere $100,000 (around £75,000) a day? For this, you get the 112-passenger SeaDream I or SeaDream II, the services of a 95-strong crew, an open bar, water toys including kayaks and water skis – and 4lb of caviar.
All the guests can fit into the Dining Salon in a single seating and evenings can be spent on the pool deck watching a concert or movie on the outdoor big screen with pillows, blankets, fresh popcorn and bar service.
One of the highlights of the trip will be a day on a private beach where uniformed staff wade into the surf to serve champagne and caviar before your guests enjoy a gourmet barbecue on china plates.
EVEN the most-seasoned travellers could be forgiven for ’fessing-up that they’re not quite sure where to find the island of Jost van Dyke – one of the best kept little secrets in the Caribbean.
Because 400 years after the Dutch pirate was plundering ships in the Caribbean, this little speck in the British Virgin Islands that’s named after him, and is just 14 square kms in size, is home to fewer than 300 residents and still accessible only by sea. And while he had a home and some minor fortifications on the island, with a motley assortment of fellow Dutch, French and British pirates, Jost van Dyke also grew tobacco and cotton between pirating duties.
It was another century after he moved on before his island would next be settled, this time by Quakers who started sugar cane plantations, and despite their public campaigning against slavery, worked these plantations with – you’ve got it, slave labour.
But when slavery was abolished in 1830, the Quakers’ quickly went belly-up, the island virtually hibernated for 100 years, and the population dwindled to around just 100. Towards the middle of the last century tourists, however – mainly cruising yachties – started to take notice of little Jost van Dyke, and the population began slowly rebuilding in response to the demand for facilities to cater for these visitors.
Today it’s Party Central amongst those in the know, visits by SeaDream Yacht Club, coupled with inter-island ferries and visiting yachts, can see the locals easily outnumbered on any one day by visitors. And little wonder: here the beach sands are soft as talcum, there are just three quaint village-like settlements, and just one main road, which despite being built in the 1990s, the locals have never quite got around to giving a name to. It’s still simply The Road.
And in one of these villages their “road” through town is actually the beach, which probably explains why locals call Jost van Dyke “Barefoot Island.” (There’s even a sign outside one bar proclaiming “No Shirt, No Shoes, No Clothes, No Problem.”)
Another oddity in the village of Great Harbour is the Stress Free Bar: here guests pour their own drinks, write their purchases in a pad on the bar – and settle-up at the end of the day.
And at Foxy’s bar-on-the-beach, long-time resident Foxy Callwood’s Old Year’s Night (New Year’s Eve) party lasts three nights, his bar boasts a ceiling with enough T-shirts and donated underwear to run a garage sale, and his barbecued ribs, grilled lobsters and flying fish sandwiches are to die for…
Conversely the smallest bar on the island is called the Soggy Dollar – from the condition of banknotes handed over by sailors who swim ashore from their yachts for a drink and a meal. To dry them, staff peg the soggy dollars to a clothesline out the back in the sun. And no, no one’s pinched one yet. The Soggy Dollar Bar also has its own House Cocktail called Painkiller, a potent mix of dark rum, pineapple and orange juice, and a splash of coconut cream.
Like the rest of the island, the Soggy Dollar Bar is all very laid back. As a barman tells us: “No one’s in a hurry to get anywhere. The fastest living things on the island are the goats, and even they aren’t in a hurry.” And a visiting yachtie adds: “Live by the adage of the Caribbean – how beautiful it is to do nothing all day, and then rest up afterwards.”
- This is my island in the sun
- Where my people have toiled since time begun
- I may sail on many a sea
- Her shores will always be home to me.
And don’t expect high-rise hotels, casinos or even big marketplaces on this Island in the Sun. It didn’t even get electricity until the 1990s. There are ferry services from the larger St John and St Thomas Islands in the US Virgin Islands, and your local travel agent can tell you how to join SeaDream Yacht Club in the Caribbean and Jost van Dyke seasonally.