SeaDream Innovation to Raise the Bar for Sustainability at Sea

May 14th, 2019 by SeaDream Yacht Club

Setting sail in 2021, SeaDream’s new mega-yacht will be the world’s most advanced hybrid ship

SeaDream believes in authentic experiences that allow guests to enjoy the world’s natural beauty while preserving its resources and promoting sustainability and responsible travel.

SeaDream Innovation is the world’s most advanced hybrid ship being built today that will sail to all seven continents. SeaDream has received a grant for USD $1.8 million for the creation of the revolutionary vessel from Enova, an organization owned by the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment that is responsible for the promotion of environmentally friendly production and consumption of energy. Enova strongly supports SeaDream and this new mega-yacht given its creative and sustainability-focused approach to energy and climate technology.

“We are extremely grateful that Enova supports our environmental efforts. Without this solid support from Enova, this would not have been possible,” said Atle Brynestad, owner of SeaDream. “We are proud to contribute to the cruise industry by taking the lead in developing more environmentally friendly vessels that will also sail with the Norwegian flag. We are committed to having a positive impact on the environment, our employees, our guests, our suppliers and the places we visit. In the future, we all need to make a positive contribution to our environment and the local communities we visit, so guests can continue experiencing different local communities and enjoying the fantastic nature while using local services and making local purchases where possible.”

SeaDreamers – Show Your Love & Vote

April 25th, 2019 by SeaDream Yacht Club We need your help, SeaDreamers. We have been nominated for Conde Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards 2019 and AFAR Travelers’ Choice Award!

Please vore for us now at:

Conde Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards 2019

AFAR Travelers’ Choice Award

It is an honor to be nominated by these two prestigious travel publications for the cruise categories in their respective signature awards programs. At SeaDream, we take great pride in proving guests with a casual yachting experience that consistently exceeds our guests expectations as they explore the world’s most amazing destinations.

Thank you for your support!

2019 Golf Digest Editors’ Choice Award for Best Golf Cruises – Yachts

April 12th, 2019 by SeaDream Yacht Club
Credit to: Golf Digest
 
Golf Digest Editors’ Choice Award Winners  

Over the weekend we enjoyed watching one of the best tournaments in golf, The Masters, and can’t think of a better time to announce we are proud to be 2019 Golf Digest Editors’ Choice Award for Best Golf Cruises – Yachts. Be sure to pick up Golf Digest’s June Magazine to see us featured.    

SeaDream Golfing Options:

When you are not on the links perfecting your golf game, you can relax on your own yacht and take a swing on SeaDream’s Golf Simulator on Deck 6. Equipped with his and her clubs, select from over 30 world-renowned golf courses and enjoy them in air-conditioned comfort.  

During the Caribbean season SeaDream is luring golfers. Teaming up with a dozen great golf courses throughout the islands, SeaDream offers guests who want both a warm water vacation and the opportunity to play great golf courses. The Caribbean has some beautiful and challenging golf courses. Play courses designed by big names like George and Tom Fazio, Robert Trent Jones, Arthur Hills, Greg Norman and Pete Dye. Bob Lepsito, SeaDream’s President and golf enthusiast, said, “ Many of these courses are quite challenging. The scenery is incredible and the views are breathtaking.” Adding, “We’ve got a 30-course golf simulator onboard for practice and eight massage therapists in our Spa to ease tired muscles.”

SeaDream offers optional Golf at these Caribbean courses:
  • El Conquistador Resortwhen calling on Fajardo, Puerto Rico
  • Cuisinart Resortwhen calling on Sandy Ground, Anguilla
  • Costa Caribewhen calling on Ponce, Puerto Rico
  • Teeth of the Dogwhen calling on La Romana, Dominican Republic
  • Dorado Beach Resort’s East Coursewhen calling on Arecibo, Puerto Rico
  • Royal Isabelawhen calling on Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
  • St. Lucia Golf Resort & Country Clubwhen calling on Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia
  • The Four Seasonswhen calling on Charlestown, Nevis


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Golf is optional and not included in the voyage fare.

The Well-Connected Friend

February 25th, 2019 by SeaDream Yacht Club
Credit to: Virtuoso Magazine Catching Up With The Crew Hotel concierges need to know their cities inside and out – and the same goes for cruise concierges and ports of call. Frudelyn Torrecampo, splits her time between SeaDream I and SeaDream II, and has her pulse on dozens of ports around the world, from Cienfuegos to Saint-Tropez. A staple for our SeaDreamers for the past 14 years, Frudelyn is an expert in finding just the right thing to do in every port we visit. Learn more about Frudelyn: How many ports do you think she sees in a year? What port does she know like the back of her hand? What is her favorite spot on board? Find out all of this and more in Virtuoso Magazine’s “Catching Up with the Crew” feature, spotlighting outstanding crew members in the industry including SeaDream’s very own Frude.

Get Away This Spring With a Hygge-Themed Voyage at Sea

February 19th, 2019 by SeaDream Yacht Club
Credit to: Rylee Johnston – American Spa
Offline is the new Luxury HYGEE (hue-gah) The word hygge comes from a Norwegian word meaning “wellbeing.” Hygge is a calm, comfortable time with people you love. A complete absence of frustrations, or anything emotionally overwhelming, often enjoyed with good food and drinks, warm blankets and candlelight – a Zen moment! Offline is the new luxury. With a stressful and demanding everyday life – having the opportunity to complete relaxation is rare. SeaDream will explore the concept of hygge in an upcoming transatlantic voyage. American Spa highlighted this unique and interactive experience. “Guests will have the opportunity to try hygge-inspired recipes, such as hygge chocolate petit fours. To make it interactive, guests even have the option of creating their own petit fours with guidance from SeaDream chefs. Attendees can also look forward to a wine tasting with master of wine Conal Gregory, who will select various vintage wines and cognacs from the SeaDream’s Dream Cellar. He will also assist in pairing the wines with food from the yacht’s menu,” wrote journalist Rylee Johnston. Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind experience on SeaDream.

Celebrating Love On SeaDream

February 14th, 2019 by SeaDream Yacht Club

Happy Valentine’s Day

SeaDream 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.” The Telegraph – 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. The Cruise Line – 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.”

Explore the SeaDream Difference. Casual and personalized luxury unlike any other cruise vacation. This is your Yacht. This is your SeaDream.

The Most Interesting Places to Cruise in 2019

February 11th, 2019 by SeaDream Yacht Club
Credit to: Natalie B. Compton – DEPARTURES
The world of cruising has changed. Departures Magazine highlighted the most fascinating cruising destinations of 2019, featuring SeaDream’s exciting Cuba Voyage Collection. “With a new generation of travelers demanding more from the category, the food is better, the wellness offerings more plentiful, and the destinations ever more impressive. Cruises offer travelers unique opportunities to reach hard-to-access parts of the world from the comfort of a sort of moving hotel room. Here are some of the most interesting places to cruise this year, from the world’s best cruise lines,” wrote journalist Natalie B. Compton. “SeaDream offers a deep dive of Cuba for those interested in going beyond Havana. The mega-yacht will transport you to UNESCO World-Heritage Sites and sunny beaches. Highlights include stopping by Cienfuegos, dubbed the Pearl of the South, and Maria la Gorda, a dream for scuba divers,” the article states. Come experience a truly unique itinerary exploring the exotic destinations of Cuba, depart directly from Havana or Cienfuegos and circumnavigate the western side of the island.

SeaDream: this boutique cruise feels more like a super yacht

January 30th, 2019 by SeaDream Yacht Club
Credit to: Jo Fernandez – Evening Standard

Think a cruise, isn’t for you? Think again…
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?

Grand Voyage Collection for 2019 and 2020

January 17th, 2019 by SeaDream Yacht Club

SeaDream Yacht Club Announces Grand Voyage Collection for 2019 and 2020

Who 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.”

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 luxury-cruise-cuba
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.

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