Grilled Chili-Lime Salmon

January 10th, 2019 by SeaDream Yacht Club

Signature Dream Cuisine ideally enjoyed onboard but we are giving out our salmon recipe for you to enjoy at home with friends and family. We love eating salmon not only because it is delicious but for all of the health benefits with an excellent source of high-quality protein, vitamins and minerals (including potassium, selenium and vitamin B12). Spark up the grill, grab the apron and pretend to be anyone of our amazing SeaDream chefs!

Grilled Chili-Lime Salmon

Ingredients

  •    4 salmon fillets with still intact, about 6 ounces/170 g each
  •     2 teaspoons/10 mL fresh
  •     Lime juice
  •     2 cloves garlic, minced
  •     1 teaspoon sugar
  •     1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  •     1/2 teaspoon cumin
  •     1/4 teaspoon salt
  •     1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  •    4-6 lime wedges

Instructions

1.  Preheat grill for medium heat. Right before placing the fish on the grill, oil the grill grates well-using tongs, folded paper towels and a high smoke point oil.  Make 3-4 passes across grates to create a non-stick surface.  This is particularly important when grilling fish, as it tends to stick to the grates and break apart.

 

2.   Place Salmon in the shallow pan, Combine 2 tsp lime juice, spices, sugar, and garlic. Spread mixture evenly over fillets. Let stand until grill has heated up properly.  If you do this ahead of time, place seasoned fish in the refrigerator for a maximum of 30 min.

 

3.  Place salmon skin side down onto grill & cook indirectly for about 18 to 20 minutes, or until internal temperature at thickest part of fish reaches between 145-150 degrees F. Remember not to turn the salmon when it is on the grill. Once cooked through (an internal temperature of 145 degrees F.), remove from grill and squeeze fresh lime juice on each fillet before serving.

 

Good Luck and enjoy!

 

 

SeaDream wins prestigious 2018 Cruise Critic UK Award

December 5th, 2018 by SeaDream Yacht Club

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.’’

Vote for SeaDream – USA Today

November 29th, 2018 by SeaDream Yacht Club
USA Today 10Best 2019

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

Thank you for your support!

TOP HOLIDAY DESTINATIONS FOR 2019

November 27th, 2018 by SeaDream Yacht Club
Credit to: LAURA FOWLER – Conde Nast Traveller

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.

Best In Service 2018

November 16th, 2018 by SeaDream Yacht Club

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.

SeaDream Yacht Club Rated #1 Boutique Ship in the World

October 1st, 2018 by SeaDream Yacht Club

2019 Berlitz Cruising and Cruise Ships Award Winners

SeaDream 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.

Discover SeaDream’s New Mediterranean Ports

September 13th, 2018 by SeaDream Yacht Club


SeaDream Yacht Club’s 2020 Mediterranean season introduces new ports to its itinerary. Guests will have the opportunity to leave the summer crowds behind and explore some of the most unique destinations in the Mediterranean. SeaDream’s mega-yachts will visit new ports in Greece, Croatia and Italy.

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.

Ikaria, Greece

This remote island is best known as one of the world’s five “Blue Zones,” regions where people enjoy good health and live longer than average. Learn the secrets to longevity from the Ikarians’ culture and lifestyle. One in three locals make it to their 90’s and say it is the result of consuming strong red wine, late-night domino games and a relaxed lifestyle.

Often recognized as the best Greek island for nature lovers, Ikaria features a stunning coastline with pristine beaches and abundant nature. There are over 200 villages scattered throughout Ikaria, giving the island its unique, authentic character.

Santa Maria di Leuca, Italy

Located on the southernmost tip of the Salento peninsula, the “heel” of Italy’s “boot,” Santa Maria di Leuca is home to an iconic lighthouse and Sanctuary of Leuca, a must-see for art enthusiasts. Built from the ruins of an ancient pagan temple, the Sanctuary has valuable works of art on display, including the 1625 Madonna with Child by Andrea Cunavi and the Sacred Family canvas donated by the Boroness Maria Serafini-Sauli in the 18th century.

Perfect for exploring and hiking, the region is known for its impressive geological formations such as dozens of underwater caves and a seaside ravine with picturesque views of Fjord del Ciolo.

Vis, Croatia

This island holds a host of accolades from being the oldest town in Croatia and hosting the oldest regatta in Europe, to featuring some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. With a picturesque coastline, it is easy to see why Vis was selected as the backdrop for the 2018 feature film “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.”

The farthest inhabited island off the Croatian mainland, Vis has an interesting cultural heritage after being secluded from foreign visitors up until the late 1980s. This history of isolation has been key in keeping the island pure, making Vis an ideal destination for those seeking authenticity.

SeaDream’s Cuba cruises selling out fast

September 4th, 2018 by SeaDream Yacht Club
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Credit to: Travel Weekly Asia

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.

Drop anchor where few cruise ships have ventured before

August 22nd, 2018 by SeaDream Yacht Club
Credit to: John Wilmott – The Telegraph

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 Review: A New Spin On the Standard Cruise

August 17th, 2018 by SeaDream Yacht Club
Credit to: Chris Agee – The Lux Authority

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.

Living the dream

July 27th, 2018 by SeaDream Yacht Club
Credit to: Maggy Oehlbeck – The Australian

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

July 23rd, 2018 by SeaDream Yacht Club
Credit to: Chris Leadbeater – National Geographic Traveller

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

Five Caribbean cruise experiences worthy of a private yacht

June 13th, 2018 by SeaDream Yacht Club
Credit to: Dave Monk – The Telegraph

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.

ISLAND TIME: REST UP AFTER DOING NOTHING

April 9th, 2018 by SeaDream Yacht Club
ISLAND TIME: REST UP AFTER DOING NOTHING – David Ellis

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.”

He then bursts into the 1950s Harry Belafonte hit for us:

  • 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.

Cuisine Overview – A Divine Dining Experience

April 6th, 2018 by SeaDream Yacht Club

Cuisine Overview

All cuisine is prepared à la minute and served al fresco at the Topside Restaurant or in the elegant Dining Salon. International menus incorporate local flavors of the region with the freshest, high-quality ingredients, often locally sourced. In keeping with yachting traditions, dining is encouraged outdoors to maximize the SeaDream Yacht Club experience. Each inclusive voyage offers three gourmet meals daily as well as signature culinary experiences and specialty menus delivered with personalized, anticipatory service.

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Thrillist – BEAUTIFUL SMALL TOWNS IN EUROPE MORE AMERICANS SHOULD VISIT

February 17th, 2018 by SeaDream Yacht Club

Starting in April SeaDream I and SeaDream II set sail from the Caribbean to make their way to the Mediterranean. Our voyages are known for visiting some of the most colorful and historical ports of the region. Thrillist explored lesser-known gems in hidden valleys and un-cruise-shipped coves to find these beautiful small towns in Europe more Americans should visit and of course, we recommend visiting these two on your own yacht.

Portovenere, Italy

Population: 4,000

SeaDream has a wonderful land adventure in this region not to be missed, a private motor-boat ride! Depart from the Portovenere pier directly to Cinque Terre (“Five Lands”) and marvel at the breathtaking coast with the villages suspended above the sea, almost defying gravity. There they are – five picturesque villages of pastel-colored houses and terraced vineyards alive with the fragrance of olive trees blending with the fresh ocean breeze. Arrive at the village of Vernazza, where you disembark and begin a guided walk of this 1st-century village. Notice the richness of its architecture, which is evidence of a standard of living that was wealthier than the other villages. Following this guided walk, there will be free time to browse the local shops or enjoy a café.

Then re-board the vessel for a stop at the second village – Monterosso, known as the most westerly village and the beach town of the Cinque Terre. This town is divided into two distinct parts San Cristoforo Hill, and the old maritime village protected by a rock spur. Your guide will point out the highlights of the village before enjoying a sampling of the excellent local wine and some delicious focaccia bread. Then free time to explore on your own before returning to the boat for the return journey to Portovenere.


Rovinj, Croatia

Population: 15,000

Take part in this unforgettable SeaDream Land Adventure heading towards the Istria Peninsula Hinterland to the village of Paladini where you will meet with the Karlic Family (A grandfather, mother, grandchildren and dogs) at their Farm. At the Farm, your host – Karlic Family – will give an introduction to the truffles and the history of truffles in Istra and their family. You will taste delicious products made of truffles all prepared by the family, including Istrian cheese with truffles, sausages with truffles, truffle patte, honey with truffles, olive oil with truffles. The highlight of tasting is a live interactive presentation of making famous Istrian “fritaja” scrambled eggs with truffles, when you will have the opportunity to join in cooking the fritaja. After tasting, your hosts will take you to a truffle hunt in their own woods where they grow and harvest black truffle. The truffles grow underground and are therefore invisible. However, their strong smell and of course trained dogs recognize them very well.

Romantic Getaways On SeaDream

February 14th, 2018 by SeaDream Yacht Club

To celebrate this Valentines Day we are going to take you to The Top 30 Romantic Getaways Around The World as seen in Harpers Bazaar. Five of these destinations you can experience on the comfort of your own yacht.
romantic cruises

Positano, Italy

The jewel of the Amalfi Coast, an incredible romantic atmosphere, which offers excellent shopping, beautiful beaches, and hiking trails in scenery, shopping and sand. Positano, Italy has been a draw for honeymooners and the romantically inclined for years, and it’s no secret why. The town itself is perched on an enclave on the face of a hill and winds down towards the sea. John Steinbeck visited in the 50’s and stated “Positano bites deep. It is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone.”

The French Riviera

The southeast coast of Provence, France, is sprinkled with some of the world’s most popular beaches and destinations, including Monaco, Nice, Cannes, and Saint Tropez.This area is where the Alps meet the Mediterranean and enjoys a wonderfully mild to warm climate all year round. The French Riviera is known the world over for its glamour and beauty. A spectacular playground for the rich and famous.

Dubrovnik, Croatia


Dubrovnik is a city in southern Croatia fronting the Adriatic Sea and considered to be among the 10 best medieval walled cities in the world. An old-world kind of romance, reminiscent of a Game of Thrones-esque kingdom (in fact, many an episode was filmed there). If this is your first time visiting or the hundredth, the sense of awe never fails to descend when you set eyes on the beauty of the old town.

Santorini, Greece

Santorini is considered to be the most sought-after place for a romantic getaway in Greece, a classic hotspot for honeymooners, since there are not many places in the world where you can enjoy exquisitely clear waters while perched on the rim of a massive active volcano in the middle of the sea. There’s no denying the uniqueness of this destination, a backdrop of white and pastel seaside building make for the ultimate photo-ops, in a word, idyllic.

St. Lucia

St. Lucia’s unique natural and cultural attractions set it apart from its Caribbean counterparts. SeaDream visits three parts of this beautiful island Pigeon Island, Rodney Bay, and Soufriere Bay. Beyond the standard lounging on picturesque beaches, you can hike the Pitons or relax at the Sulphur Springs. And on weekends, street festivals are the perfect way to take in a bit of authentic St. Lucian culture and cuisine.

Sail Away on your Honeymoon

February 11th, 2018 by SeaDream Yacht Club

Having your Honeymoon aboard SEADREAM is a Dream come true! Together discover the warmth of the Caribbean or the old world charm of the Mediterranean. Whether its un-crowded sugar sand beaches or aged cobblestoned villages you’d like to explore, SEADREAM will provide you unparalleled service, cuisine & amenities to enhance your honeymoon holiday.

As newlyweds, this is your time to have fun and relax. You may spend time alone but also share your excitement and happiness with new found friends aboard. In this casually elegant, yachting experience, it is all about personal choice. Aboard SEADREAM we want every day to be unforgettable.

With only 56 staterooms and 112 guests, our crew of 95 will pamper you to the fullest. Enjoy our award-winning cuisine at a private table for two if you’d like, watch movies in the comfort of your plush Belgium bedding or take complimentary mountain bikes ashore for private exploration. Romance is in the air, from the breezy Top of the Yacht Bar, the beckoning Jacuzzi or sleeping under the stars on a Balinese Bed. Memories are made of this.

The Top Places in the World for a Couples Massage

February 8th, 2018 by SeaDream Yacht Club
Credit to: Roamaroo.com

Nothing says romance like a decadent couples massage at one of the nicest luxury retreats. Roamaroo scoured the world to find the top 13 places for a romantic couples massage for your next couples getaway. Whether you’re celebrating your honeymoon, an anniversary, or are craving a romantic evening, a couples massage is the perfect way to revel in your love.

SeaDream made the list and is the only cruise line – SeaDream Yacht Club is known as the premier small luxury cruise line. When you’re with SeaDream, you aren’t cruising, you’re yachting. Certified by the Thai Spa Association, enjoy a romantic couples massage at sea. Try an Asian blend or a traditional Thai massage cooled by a gentle sea breeze in their open massage area. Afterwards, enjoy a seaside champagne on the deck.

Planning the Perfect Wedding at Sea

February 6th, 2018 by SeaDream Yacht Club

Did that special someone “pop the question” over the holidays, if so Congratulations, this is a very exciting time and SeaDream would love to be part of this magical adventure. What better way to say, “I do” than on a yacht in the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean or the beckoning charm of the Mediterranean with your closest friends and family.

We know this is one of the most important days of your life, a wedding is a beautiful declaration of love and a sign of true commitment. There is nothing that makes us happier at SeaDream than serving as a part of that special day. Dreaming of a sunrise ceremony or a sunset ceremony all are possible on SeaDream.

The truth is, while a wedding should be a joyous occasion, coordinating all of the dozens of details for the special day of can be extremely taxing. Even if you hire a coordinator, you often find that getting all parties on the same page can be exhausting. Rather than deal with this, why not celebrate the joyous day at sea?

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