21 Reasons to Sail with SeaDream 

September 26th, 2022 by Devin Coor

Immerse Yourself in the Destination 

with 21 Yachting Land Adventures in the Mediterranean 

At SeaDream, we believe our beautiful world beckons to be explored and experienced. That is why we offer complimentary, shoreside activities including hikes and walking tours, shopping with the Chef, and mountain bike rides for private exploration in every itinerary.

For those who want to dive deeper and linger longer, we have developed a breathtakingly wide array of engaging experiences in the Mediterranean—adventurous, culinary, historic, and cultural—each designed to bring you closer to your destination.

Join us as we experience the best of what the Mediterranean has to offer, one adventure at a time. 

Portovenere: Cinque Terre Discovery & Ligurian Winery

Portovenere - Cinque Terre Discovery & Ligurian Winery

Explore three villages in UNESCO-protected Cinque Terre National Park: Monterosso, Manarola, and Rio Maggiore, with lunch and wine tasting at the charming Buranco Ligurian Winery.

Learn more and pre-book this yachting land adventure.

Porto Ercole: Medieval Capalbio & Wine Tasting

Porto Ercole - Medieval Capalbio & Wine Tasting

Visit the well-preserved ancient town of Capalbio and enjoy a wine tasting at a nearby Tuscan winery. 

Learn more and pre-book this yachting land adventure.

Monte Carlo: Monaco’s Old Town & Rothschild’s Villa

Monte Carlo - Monaco’s Old Town & Rothschild’s Villa

Discover the Rock of Monaco, overlooking the sea, and crowned with the ramparts of the Old Town. 

Learn more and pre-book this yachting land adventure.

St. Tropez: Saint-Tropez E-Biking

Learn more and pre-book this yachting land adventure.

Porto Empedocle: Zodiac Cruise & Swimming

Porto Empedocle- Zodiac Cruise & Swimming Yachting Land Adventure

Journey by Zodiac (RIB), stopping to swim along the coast and in Sicily’s “Scala dei Turchi” Bay. 

Learn more and pre-book this yachting land adventure.

Amalfi – Ravello; the Balcony of the Amalfi Coast

Ravello; the Balcony of the Amalfi Coast

Experience Ravello, the “Balcony of the Amalfi Coast,” and engage in an informative walking tour of Amalfi. 

Learn more and pre-book this yachting land adventure.

Trapani: Marsala and Wine Tasting

Trapani - Marsala and Wine Tasting with SeaDream

Visit the renown Florio Wine Farm and its ancient wine cellars. 

Learn more and pre-book this yachting land adventure.

Cannes: Medieval Valbonne & Opio Olive Mill

Medieval Valbonne & Opio Olive Mill

Discover one of the last remaining ancient olive mills and experience the captivating village life of medieval Valbonne in Provence

Learn more and pre-book this yachting land adventure.

Portofino: Kayaking Portofino Bay

Kayaking Portofino Bay - SeaDream Yachting Land Adventure

Paddle along the beautiful coastline of Portofino’s Marine Protected Area on this engaging kayaking adventure.  

Learn more and pre-book this yachting land adventure.

Calvi: Calvi by Scenic E-Bike

Calvi by Scenic E-Bike - SeaDream Yachting Land Adventure

This invigorating and scenic half-day e-biking experience awaits as you embrace the splendid beauty and architecture of Calvi. 

Learn more and pre-book this yachting land adventure.

Portofino: Portofino Stroll with Private Cocktails at Castle Brown

Portofino Stroll with Private Cocktails at Castle Brown

Venture ashore to Castle Brown, overlooking Portofino from above the Gulf of Tigullio.

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Antibes: Medieval Valbonne & Opio Olive Mill

Antibes - Medieval Valbonne & Opio Olive Mill

Discover one of the last remaining ancient olive mills and experience the captivating village life of medieval Valbonne in Provence.

Learn more and pre-book this yachting land adventure.

Cassis: Hilltop Village of Castellet & Honey Factory

Cassis - Hilltop Village of Castellet & Honey Factory

Taste the “nectar of the gods” with a local honey tasting. Visit Castellet, a hilltop village with well-preserved ramparts, a carefully restored 12th-century church, and a castle dating back to the 11th century. 

Learn more and pre-book this yachting land adventure.

Colliure: Perpignan and the Mallorca Palace

Colliure - Perpignan and the Mallorca Palace

Take in the mixture of historic Gothic art and colorful Art Deco on this exploration of Perpigan. 

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Cartagena: Spain’s Famous Horses

Cartagena: Spain’s Famous Horses

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Palma: Palma Highlights and the Caves of Drach

Experience Palma and the Caves of Drach with SeaDream

Visit the famous Caves of Drach, and admire Lake Martel, the largest underground lake in the world. 

Learn more and pre-book this yachting land adventure.

Palma: Valdemossa Village

Palma - Valdemossa Village

Stroll Valldemossa, a village steeped in old-world charm, sprinkled with shops, art galleries, cafés, and restaurants.  

Learn more and pre-book this yachting land adventure.

Cartagena: Cartagena’s Tapas Trail

Cartagena’s Tapas Trail - SeaDream Yachting Land Adventure

Take a leisurely walk along the city’s seafront as you head toward the Old Town with its Palace Hall, Maritime Wall, and impressive modernist buildings. 

Learn more and pre-book this yachting land adventure.

Gibraltar: E-Bike to the Top of the Rock

Gibraltar - E-Bike to the Top of the Rock with SeaDream

Enjoy breathtaking views across three countries and two continents, as you explore Gibraltar’s fascinating history by e-bike and greet its most famous inhabitants, the Barbary macaques—the only free-roaming monkeys in Europe. 

Learn more and pre-book this yachting land adventure.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife: Tenerife Culture & Wine

Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Visit the traditional villages of La Orotava and Puerto de la Cruz with a stop at the El Sauzal Wine Museum for a tasting. 

Learn more and pre-book this yachting land adventure.

Mount Teide National Park

Mount Teide National Park

Take in awe-inspiring Teide Volcano, the highest mountain of Spain and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its volcanic crater, the National Park Cañadas del Teide. 

Learn more and pre-book this yachting land adventure.


Are you ready to explore more? Check availability and reserve your next voyage, now at 21% per-stateroom savings in celebration of our 21st Anniversary. Also, enjoy 10% savings when you pre-book your Yachting Land Adventures and pay in full on our website. 

21 Reasons to Sail with SeaDream 

September 22nd, 2022 by Devin Coor

Immerse Yourself in the Destination 

with 21 Yachting Land Adventures in the Caribbean 

At SeaDream, we believe our beautiful world beckons to be explored and experienced. That is why we offer complimentary, shoreside activities including hikes and walking tours, shopping with the Chef, and mountain bike rides for private exploration with every itinerary.

For those who want to dive deeper and linger longer, we have developed a wide array of engaging experiences in the Caribbean—adventurous, culinary, and cultural—each designed to bring you closer to your destination.

Join us as we experience the best of what the Caribbean has to offer, one adventure at a time: 

Bequia, Grenadines: Firefly Plantation & Sea Salt Tasting

Firefly Plantation & Salt Tasting, Bequia, The Grenadines

Rustic charm meets island chic, tempting you to explore the plantation’s grounds while visiting beautiful Bequia.

Learn more and pre-book this yachting land adventure.

South Friar’s Bay: St. Kitts Snorkeling Adventure

S. Friar's Bay - St. Kitts snorkeling yachting land adventure

Sail along the Leeward coast of St. Kitts to Shittens Bay, where you snorkel unmatched turquoise-blue waters. 

Learn more and pre-book this yachting land adventure.

Charlestown, Nevis: Source Trail & Rainforest Hike

Source Trail & Rainforest Hike - Charlestown, Nevis - Yachting Land Adventure

Hike through lush, canopied rainforest to your scenic landing 1,800 feet above sea level, where panoramic views of Antigua, Redonda, St. Kitts, and Booby Island await. 

Learn more and pre-book this yachting land adventure.

Gustavia, St. Barts: ATV Adventure

ATV Yachting Land Adventure - Gustavia, St. Barts

Explore St. Barts from an entirely different point of view—atop your own 4-wheel, automatic, All Terrain Vehicle.  

Learn more and pre-book this yachting land adventure.

Charlestown, Nevis: Plantations, Gardens & Rum-Oh My!

Plantations, Gardens & Rum - Oh My!- Charlestown - Yachting Land Adventure

Discover the origins of Nevis’ sugar and rum industry with featured tastings and cocktails, plus visits to the stunning Botanical Gardens and two historic plantations. 

Learn more and pre-book this yachting land adventure.

Norman Island, B.V.I.: Snorkeling at Treasure Island

Norman Island - Treasure Island Snorkeling

Your snorkel excursion includes a scenic boat journey between the British Virgin Islands and the famed caves at Norman Island, which holds a reputed history of piracy and is immortalized in Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. 

Learn more and pre-book this yachting land adventure.

Sandy Ground, Anguilla: Speed Boat Beach Hopping

Set off by private speed boat to your first snorkel spot at Little Bay, the tiniest beach on Anguilla and one of the most private locations in the Caribbean.  

Learn more and pre-book this yachting land adventure.

Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda: The Baths

Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda

Open-air safari wagons carry you to The Baths, an intriguing group of sea caves and unusual rock formations, spectacularly set on an otherworldly beach. 

Learn more and pre-book this yachting land adventure.

Cruz Bay, U.S.V.I.: Lovango Resort and Beach Day

Cruz Bay - Lovango Beach Club

Unwind in an exclusive private island paradise, with everything you might imagine for the ultimate day, at Lovango Resort and Beach Club.  

Learn more and pre-book this yachting land adventure.

Gustavia: Sailing the Leeward Coast

Colombier, St. Barths - Yachting Land Adventure

Set sail by catamaran to “Pointe de Colombier” and its sheltered bay, hosting unmissable beaches few ever access in their lifetime. 

Learn more and pre-book this yachting land adventure.

White Bay, Jost Van Dyke: Sandy Spit National Park Snorkel Adventure

White Bay, JVD - Sandy Spit National Park Snorkel Adventure

From your yacht’s marina, board a motor snorkel boat and navigate throughout the Jost van Dyke collection of islands, anchoring off Sandy Spit National Park. 

Learn more and pre-book this yachting land adventure.

Cruz Bay, U.S.V.I.: National Park Hike & Snorkel at Honeymoon Beach

Honeymoon Beach, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

Take in the unsurpassed beauty of Virgin Islands National Park on a one-mile hike from the quaint village of Cruz Bay to Honeymoon Beach.  

Learn more and pre-book this yachting land adventure.

Falmouth Bay: Antigua Off Road Buggy Adventure

Antigua Off Road Buggy

Perfect for off-road adventure lovers, this 4×4 action-packed excursion showcases all that Antigua has to offer as you pilot your own two-seater automatic buggy.  

Learn more and pre-book this yachting land adventure.

Falmouth Bay: Antigua Jet Ski Adventure

Falmouth Bay, Antigua - Jet Ski Adventure

Captain your own two-seater jet ski on a guided tour of Antigua’s south coast and embrace its pristine beaches. 

Learn more and pre-book this yachting land adventure.

Little Bay, Montserrat: Pompeii of the Caribbean

View Soufriere Hills Volcano from Little Bay, Montserrat, long dubbed “the Emerald Isle of the Caribbean.” 

Learn more and pre-book this yachting land adventure.

Little Bay, Montserrat: Bat Cave, Kayak & Snorkeling Adventure

A kayaking adventure that leads to the Bat Cave and snorkeling at Rendezvous Reef. 

Learn more and pre-book this yachting land adventure.

Frigate Bay: The Soul of St. Kitts

Fairview Great House - St. Kitts

Offering must-see highlights that define the soul of St. Kitts. 

Learn more and pre-book this yachting land adventure.

Rodney Bay, St. Lucia: Sweet Honey Bee Experience

Rodney Bay - Sweet Honey Bee Experience

Discover the busy life of bees at the Iyanola Apiculture Collective, dedicated to developing symbiotic relationships with nature and supporting St. Lucia’s art of beekeeping.  

Learn more and pre-book this yachting land adventure.

Union Island (Clifton): Grenadines Sport Fishing

Grenadines - Sport Fishing

Your captain, an experienced fisher, guides you to the waters west of Grenada Bank, where you will engage in towing and jigging and fish for snappers, barracuda, kingfish, cavalli, and tuna.  

Learn more and pre-book this yachting land adventure.

St. George, Grenada: Clear Bottom Kayaking

St. George, Grenada - Clear Bottom Kayaking

Sit atop double clear-bottom kayaks as you glide along waters that reveal the wonders of the underwater world. 

Learn more and pre-book this yachting land adventure.

Mayreau: Tobago Turtle Swim & Sail

Mayreau - Tobago Turtle Swim & Sail

Experience a once-in-a-lifetime close encounter with sea life as you swim with the turtles of Tobago Cays.  

Learn more and pre-book this yachting land adventure.


Are you ready to explore more? Check availability and reserve your next voyage, now at 21% per-stateroom savings in celebration of our 21st Anniversary. Also, enjoy 10% savings when you pre-book your Yachting Land Adventures and pay in full on our website. 

21 Reasons to Sail with SeaDream 

September 21st, 2022 by Devin Coor

At SeaDream, Service Is More Than Just a Smile 

Our Dedicated Crew Sails with You Year After Year 

SeaDream II Group Photo

Part of the loyal SeaDream family, our crew represents 21 different nationalities from countries around the world–including Argentina, Sweden, Thailand, India, France, Italy, and Spain, to name a few. We have the highest crew continuity in the industry—99.9% of our crew sail with you year after year.

  • Argentina 
  • Canada 
  • Colombia 
  • Croatia 
  • France 
  • India 
  • Indonesia 
  • Italy 
  • Norway 
  • The Philippines 
  • Poland 
  • Romania 
  • Serbia 
  • Slovakia 
  • South Africa 
  • Spain 
  • St. Lucia 
  • Sweden 
  • Thailand 
  • Ukraine 
  • United Kingdom

At SeaDream, we’re family. 

90% of our guests cite the highly anticipatory service they receive as their #1 reason for sailing with SeaDream.   Our one-to-one crew-to-guest ratio means you receive the most personalized, consistent service on the seas.


Torbjørn Lund, Captain, SeaDream I

“What is not to love? In this business, size matters. And the smaller, the better. With SeaDream, small is truly beautiful.” 

Torbjørn Lund, Captain, SeaDream I
Norway

“SeaDream is where home is.”  

Jamie Macgregor, Hotel Manager 
South Africa 

“SeaDream has displayed outstanding stability and a dedication to the ultimate guest experience for the more than 15 years that I have been here.”

Andre Troitski , Fleet Chief Purser 
Estonia

“I have been working with SeaDream for more than 20 years. It is a pleasure to work for a company that is growing in the right direction and takes care of their employees. SeaDream has a positive working environment, and I am surrounded by people who work really hard at what they do. SeaDream cares about me as a person and not just as an employee. I’m encouraged to grow both professionally and personally. I love my job because no day is ever the same—I am presented with new challenges and situations, which really helps me to stay focused and creative.” 

Tomasz Kozlowski, Fleet Executive Chef
Poland
Tomasz Kozlowski, Fleet Executive Chef

“You dream, SeaDream. And we do. Espirit de bateau.” 

Martin Gowlett, Chief Officer 
United Kingdom 
Eric, Hotel Manager & Augustin, Chief Purser 

“SeaDream is the only company where coming back on board feels like coming home.” 

Eric, Hotel Manager 
Augustin, Chief Purser 
France 

“Thank you, SeaDream I found my soulmate here.”  

Ratsamee Khamakkarn, Spa Therapist 
Thailand 

“Every time we walk up the gangway, it’s like coming home.”  

Anna Fell, Club Director 
United Kingdom 

“The atmosphere is friendly and welcoming, after just one day on board, the crew become my family.” 

Rayane, Concierge 
Algeria 
Rayane, Concierge
Michael Macleod, Captain, SeaDream II

“What I love about SeaDream is that we offer a balance of health and happiness. We offer a 5-star exceptional experience with personal service, which at times can be seen as opulent. To balance this, we offer unique options, such as our vegan and raw foods cuisine, SeaDream active hikes and biking, and an excellent spa and fitness center experience. I would say SeaDream is your guilty pleasure that won’t make you feel guilty!”

Michael Macleod, Captain, SeaDream II 
Scotland 

“Always a warm welcome.”   

O’Neil Koli, Waiter 
India 

“My team is my family.” 

Pavlo Doncher, Bartender 
Ukraine 
Reese & Aiza, Stewardess Team

“We love celebrating special occasions on board, both with guests and crew.”

Reese & Aiza, Stewardess Team 
The Philippines 

“SeaDream makes me happy.”

Leo Krstinic , Maître d’ 
Croatia 

“It’s a great atmosphere to be a part of.” 

—Mihai Patrascu, Waiter 
Romania 

“My favorite thing is to prepare dishes from around the world and meeting lovely people from every corner of the globe.” 

Elton, Executive Chef 
Italy 
Elton, Executive Chef 

“A unique place to work—unlike anywhere else I have ever experienced.”  

Emir Drljevic  
Bosnia 

“Love my SeaDream family, love our guests, love my team.”

Alina Cristian, Spa Manager 
Romania 
Wong, Mohammad & Nurul, Laundry Team

“Working as a team builds strong bonds. At SeaDream, we are more than colleagues, we are brothers.”

Wong, Mohammad & Nurul, Laundry Team 
Indonesia  

“At SeaDream, we are not a number.”  

Fabian Lambert, Provision Master 
France 

“A great place to be.”  

Fernando Pallagao, Waiter 
The Philippines 

Did you know?

21 SeaDreamers are celebrating their 21st Anniversary with the company this year! 

  • Bob 
  • Bogdan 
  • Christophe 
  • Deogenes 
  • Emmanuel 
  • Fabien 
  • Gadelius 
  • Jannik 
  • John 
  • Josephine 
  • Kjell 
  • Lisa 
  • Lucille 
  • Luisito 
  • Michael 
  • Orlando 
  • Rosemary 
  • Ryszard 
  • Steinar 
  • Sudesh 
  • Tomasz 

Are you ready to reconnect with your favorite crew members or say hello to some new faces? Check availability and reserve your next voyage, now at 21% per-stateroom savings in celebration of our 21st Anniversary.  

21 Reasons to Sail with SeaDream 

September 15th, 2022 by Devin Coor

21 Best Seaside Retreats in France, Italy, Spain & Malta

 Little-known isles and off-the-beaten path enclaves  

From Tuscany and Corsica to the French and Spanish Rivieras and beyond, these private destinations are not those that one simply decides to travel to. Rather, these are locales that define how one travels. Accessible to those who drop anchor off the coast, they provide otherworldly fascinations, natural preserves, and untouched beaches accented by the azure waters and sea breezes of the Mediterranean.

Porto Ercole, Tuscany 

Porto Ercole, Tuscany

Sitting pretty in the municipality of Monte Argentario, in the Province of Grosseto, Tuscany. 

Gozo Island, Malta 

Gozo Island, Malta

Part of the Maltese three-island archipelago, Gozo basks in the Mediterranean off the coast of Sicily.  

Lipari, Sicily, Italy

Lipari, Sicily, Italy

One of seven islands in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the northern coast of Sicily, Lipari boasts a fortified castello and the impressive Aeolian Archaeological Museum.

Amalfi, Italy

Amalfi, Italy

The namesake of the UNESCO-awarded Amalfi Coast is your gateway to ancient Pompeii.

Calvi, Corsica, France

Calvi, Corsica, France

Part of the historic Genoese empire, Calvi is perched on the northwest coast of the isle of Corsica. 

Capri, Italy

Capri, Italy

The inviting Italian island just off the Sorrentine Peninsula has just two harbors, Marina Piccola and Marine Grande.

Cannes, France

Cannes, France

Yes, you Cannes. The French Riviera’s artistic resort town holds a stunning Croisette, idyllic pebbly beaches, and an unencumbered Promenade des Anglais.

Puerto Banus, Spain

Porto Banus, Spain

Costa del Sol’s yachting playground offers the perfect mix of beautiful beaches and a luxury marina.

Ponza, Italy

Ponza, Italy

Bask in the beauty of this remote Pontine island, distinguishable for its steep rocky coves, craggy cliffs, and crystalline water.

Nice, France

Nice, France

The sunny seaside seclusion of Nice embodies the sweetness and art of living, presenting a fusion of international cultural influences.

Porto Empedocle, Sicily, Italy

Porto Empedocle, Sicily, Italy

The ancient Greek city and temples of Agrigento stun in this UNESCO-awarded Italian coastal town.

Portoferraio, Elba, Italy

Portoferraio, Elba, Italy

Beauty nestled in the province of Livorno, Tuscany, on the northern coast of Elba Island. 

Malaga, Spain

Malaga, Spain

Strong historical significance fused with modern, avant-garde character results in unmatched charm.

Portofino, Italy

Portofino, Italy

Picturesque fishing village along the Italian Riviera.

Valletta, Malta

Valletta, Malta

This fortified city on a hilly peninsula soars between two of the finest natural harbors in the Mediterranean.

Portovenere, Italy

Portovenere, Italy

This secret Cinque Terre gem is A UNESCO World Heritage site along Italy’s Lugurian coast in the province of La Spezia.

Trapani, Sicily, Italy

Trapani, Italy

The “City of Salt and Sand” presents an unblemished natural environment and relaxed atmosphere.

St. Tropez, France

St. Tropez, France

The French Riviera’s glamorous resort town is framed by exceptional beaches and wineries. 

Gibraltar, Iberian Peninsula

Gibraltar, Iberian Peninsula

Defining a narrow peninsula of Spain’s southern Mediterranean coast.

Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Palma de Mallorca, Spain

White-sand beaches and hidden coves lapped by crystal-clear waters. 

Monte Carlo, Monaco

Monte Carlo, Monaco

Offering delightful surprises to complement its renowned casino and Grand Prix. 


Are you ready to explore the sheltered gems of France, Italy, Spain, and Malta yourself? SeaDream provides you with an intimate view of these destinations unlike any other boutique travel line. Check availability and reserve your next voyage, now at 21% per-stateroom savings in celebration of our 21st Anniversary. 

21 Reasons to Sail with SeaDream 

September 14th, 2022 by Devin Coor

21 Secret Caribbean Coves, Lagoons & Beaches 

for those who have experienced it all 

Of the many reasons to sail with SeaDream, our unique perspective on the Caribbean is one of our best-kept secrets. Accessible only by ferry, foot, or chartered boat, these idyllic beaches are among the most secluded in the Caribbean and, arguably, the world. Each provides privacy and tranquility, as well as ample opportunity to snorkel, dive, hike, and bike its distinctive underwater environment and shoreside terrain. And with one hidden gem more pristine than the next, each is guaranteed to delightfully surprise even the most discerning and well-traveled. 

Colombier Beach, St. Barths

Colombier, St. Barths

By far the quietest secret spot of St. Barths.


Jost van Dyke, British Virgin Islands

Jost van Dyke’s White Bay is the epitome of a barefoot island. 


Îles des Saintes, Guadeloupe

Îles des Saintes, Guadeloupe

This small archipelago of eight incredible islands is home to seriously secluded beaches and coral-rich reefs brimming with marine life. 

 
Rodney Bay, St. Lucia

St. Lucia

A horseshoe-shaped bay defined by its endless stretches of white-sand beaches and blue lagoons.  


Shoal Bay, Anguilla 

Shoal Bay, Anguilla

A slice of paradise that boasts the softest iridescent-white sand, clearest waters, and most private restaurants of any beach in Anguilla.


Tobago Cays, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Tobago Cays, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

This marine reserve, protected by Horseshoe Reef, boasts five uninhabited islands. 


Man-O-War Bay, Trinidad and Tobago 

Tobago’s horseshoe-shaped Man-O-War Bay, perfect for exploring and bird watching 


Honeymoon Beach, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands 

Honeymoon Beach, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

On the north shore of St. John sits Honeymoon Beach, tucked along the lush green hillsides of the island, shaded by large sea grape and coconut trees.  


Norman Island, British Virgin Islands

Norman Island, British Virgin Islands

Norman Island’s cliffside wild goats and uninhabited stretches of beach, with hidden bays and water-level caves, are perfect for snorkeling and perhaps a little treasure hunting.  


Little Bay, Montserrat

Little Bay, Montserrat

Montserrat’s lush, verdant green fauna has earned it the nickname, “Emerald Isle of the Caribbean.”

 
South Friar’s Bay, St. Kitts

This long, golden-sand beach along the tranquil Leeward Islands coastline is dotted with sea grape and palm trees, and home to the Carambola Beach Club.

 
Carriacou, The Lesser Antilles

Carriacou, The Lesser Antilles

Coral-rich reefs and pristine beaches in a tucked-away spot known to few. 


Cruz Bay, St. John

Cruz Bay, St. John

Located on the west coast of the island, Cruz Bay offers snorkeling and diving spots off perfectly manicured beaches. 


Falmouth Bay, Antigua

Falmouth Bay, Antigua

A short stroll from the English Harbour. 


Frigate Bay, St. Kitts

Frigate-Bay, St. Kitts

The island’s most tranquil beaches welcome snorkelers and birdwatchers alike.

 
Mayreau, The Grenadines

Slightly east of the Tobago Cays, where the azure waters of Salt Whistle Bay meet the aroma of savory lobster. 


Bequia, The Grenadines

Bequia, The Grenadines

Just seven square miles of quiet lagoons, reefs, and silvery stretches of beach.

 
Prickly Pear, British Virgin Islands

Prickly Pear

Time stands still in Prickly Pear, an uninhabited national-park island on the North Sound of Virgin Gorda.

 
Saba, Dutch Caribbean

Saba, Dutch Caribbean

An unmistakable, lush island paradise.


Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands 

Virgin Gorda, B.V.I., SeaDream Yacht Club

Soak in The Baths, Virgin Gorda’s geologic wonder made of awe-inspiring boulders that form hidden sea pools on the beach’s edge. 

 
Union Island, The Grenadines 

Union Island, The Grenadines

Nicknamed the “Tahiti of the West Indies” for its volcanic silhouette. 

Are you ready to explore the secrets of the Caribbean yourself? SeaDream provides you with an intimate view of these destinations unlike any other boutique travel line. Check availability and reserve your next voyage, now at 21% per-stateroom savings in celebration of our 21st Anniversary. 

5 Best Seaside Retreats in Italy and Malta 

July 20th, 2022 by Devin Coor

Little-known isles and off-the-beaten path enclaves  

From Tuscany to Corsica and beyond, these private destinations are not those that one simply decides to travel to. Rather, these are locales that define how one travels. Accessible to those who drop anchor off the coast, they provide otherworldly fascinations, natural preserves, and untouched beaches accented by the azure waters and sea breezes of the Mediterranean.

Discover the 5 top seaside retreats in Italy and Malta: 

Porto Ercole & Porto Santo Stefano, Tuscany 

Porto Ercole & Porto Santo Stefano, Italy
The beautiful waterfront in Tuscany

Porto Ercole (“Port Hercules”) sits pretty in the municipality of Monte Argentario, in the Province of Grosseto, Tuscany—one of two towns that form the township, along with Porto Santo Stefano located on the opposite side of this unique peninsula. Stroll their picturesque marinas with sidewalk boutiques, cafes, and restaurants. Travel to Montalcino for the tasting of fantastic Brunello in one of the most celebrated Italian wine regions. Hike to the few castellos (castles) located on top of the three hills surrounding the port, or take in a round of golf with one of the most picturesque backdrops in the Mediterranean. 

Gozo Island, Malta

Gozo Island, Malta
Gozo Island, Malta

Part of the Maltese three-island archipelago, at just 26 square miles Gozo basks in the Mediterranean off the coast of Sicily. Visit Mgarr Harbor, with its quiet marina and hilltop church. Crystal-clear water, beautiful beaches, and walks in the countryside define this idyllic spot, and all roads lead to the Citadel in Rabat (Victoria), a fortified town that dates to 1500 BC. 

Lipari, Sicily, Italy

Lipari, Sicily, Italy
Lipari, Sicily, Italy

Lipari, one of seven islands in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the northern coast of Sicily, boasts a fortified castello and the impressive Aeolian Archaeological Museum. For centuries the world center for pumice production, Lipari has the finest white pumice dust on its beaches. Spot Stromboli, a majestic volcano, as you sail into port. 

Positano, Italy

Positano, Italy
Positano, Italy

 The celebrated writer John Steinbeck once said, “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.” One of the most charming villages along the UNESCO-awarded Amalfi Coast in Campania, Italy, Positano is perched on the face of a hill and winds down toward the sea. Besides the incredibly romantic atmosphere, the seaside retreat offers excellent shopping, beautiful beaches, and secluded hiking trails. 

Bonifacio, Corsica

Bonifacio, Corsica
Bonifacio, Corsica

Perched high on a white limestone cliff on Corsica’s southern coast, Bonifacio is separated from the Italian island of Sardinia by a six-mile strait, accessible to very few. Known as the “Mediterranean’s Sentinel,” or “Citadel of Cliffs,” France’s best-kept secret is untroubled by visitors despite its fairy-tale cobblestone alleyways and stunning shoreline. Its many monasteries, chapels, prehistoric sites, and Roman cisterns are only upstaged by the secluded beach of L’Arinella, accessible via a panoramic coastal hiking route. 


Are you ready to explore the sheltered gems of Italy and Malta yourself? SeaDream provides you with an intimate view of these destinations unlike any other boutique travel line. Click here to check availability and reserve your next voyage. 

5 Top Adriatic Coastal Retreats

June 24th, 2022 by Andrea Musum

Croatia, Slovenia, and Albania boast an abundance of sheltered gems 

Lined with white stone and deep-green pine, the coastline of the Adriatic Sea is one of the most extraordinary in the Mediterranean. Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro, Albania, and Italy offer seafaring travelers stretches of waterways nestled with distinctive cities, alluring beaches, and commanding panoramic views. Beyond marquee destinations such as Venice, Dubrovnik, and Kotor the Adriatic offers curious travelers lesser-known slips of land that promise what the Dalmatians call fjaka, loosely translated as a laid-back mood of utter contentment. 

Discover the top 5 Adriatic coastal retreats: 

Sibenik, Croatia

Krka National Park

Along one of the most well-protected natural harbors on the Croatian coast sits the beautiful town of Sibenik. Few ships have the ability to navigate into the harbor through a channel that is, in parts, less than 500 feet wide. This perfectly appointed destination features notable ways to lose oneself: Marvel at St. James Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Stroll the old town’s narrow streets that lead to beautiful squares boasting modern shops backdropped by the stylish architecture of bygone centuries. Or, for an afternoon adventure, discover nearby Krka National Park, with its numerous waterfalls and cascades. 

Krk, Croatia

Krk, Croatia

Of the more than 1,000 islands along the Croatian coastline, dubbed “the Pearl of the Adriatic,” Krk stands out for its heady mix of walled monasteries, Romanesque churches, and tiny fishing villages. Taverns dish up local specialties such as Kvarner shrimp—the perfect indulgence after walking or cycling the abundant paths that follow the underground caverns of Biserujka Cave. 

Hvar and Vis, Croatia

Hvar, Croatia

Croatia’s best-guarded secret, Hvar wraps around a sheltered harbor defined by a paved piazza and breathtaking baroque cathedral. Stroll along the palm-lined waterfront promenade and up to the hilltop castle, then wander through cobblestone alleys lined with shabby chic seafood restaurants and boutiques displaying handmade trinkets and designer clothing. 

Rising from the glorious Adriatic, isolated Vis is visited mainly by yachters, who moor up in its small town to feast on fresh fish. The ancient Greeks settled Vis in the 4th century BC, attracted by the island’s fertile fields and sheltered bays. 

Piran, Slovenia

Piran, Slovenia

Perched on a tiny piece of land jutting into the sea, Piran may just be Slovenia’s most beautiful coastal town. Part of the Venetian Empire from the late 13th to 18th centuries, Piran is known for its vibrant main square, Venetian-style bell tower, medieval walls, and access to quiet beaches, roosted on the corner of a shallow peninsula jutting out toward the Adriatic. 

Sarande, Albania

Butrint National Park, UNESCO-awarded Roman archaeological site

A resort on the Albanian Riviera sandwiched between the Ionian Sea and sprawling olive groves, Sarande sits within a horseshoe-shaped bay, edged by beaches and a promenade. See the archaeological remains of a 5th-century synagogue, later an early Christian Basilica, where intricate floor mosaics can be spied. The 16th-century Lekuresi Castle rules the hilltop above the town, and Butrint National Park, a 500-acre UNESCO-awarded Roman archeological site, is well within reach. 


Are you ready to explore the sheltered gems of the incomparable Adriatic Coast yourself? SeaDream provides you with an intimate view of these destinations unlike any other boutique travel line. Click here to check availability and reserve your next voyage. 

7 Top Greek Island Retreats

May 12th, 2022 by Andrea Musum

Mythical islands where seclusion meets sophistication

Among the thousands of Greek islands that have graced the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas, only 250 of them are occupied. Tucked away in seaside harbors and secluded coastlines, these 7 top Greek island retreats deliver incredible food and wine, otherworldly beaches, white-washed and blue-domed architecture, and ruins of ancient civilizations. Although travelers have undoubtedly heard of—and perhaps visited—such marquee isles as Santorini and Mykonos, others are awakening to a new perspective of exploring the region. One where the nimbleness of yachting allows access to uncharted destinations, with time to dive deeper and linger longer.  

Discover the top 7 Greek Island Retreats:

Patmos

South Aegean Islands, Patmos - SeaDream destination
Patmos

Tucked away in the South Aegean Islands, Patmos was named by Forbes as “Europe’s most idyllic place to live.” Its Cave of the Apocalypse is where John of Patmos (St. John) is said to have written the Book of Revelation. A fortress-like, 11th-century monastery dedicated to the saint overlooks the whitewashed houses of the hilltop capital, Chora, itself notable for its more than two dozen ancient churches and stone pathways only accessible by foot. 

Naxos

Naxos

Nestled in the South Aegean, Naxos boasts a fertile landscape that hosts a mix of serene towns, ancient ruins, family-run tavernas featuring locally produced delicacies, and long stretches of beach. Agia Anna Beach, located on the island’s west coast, is perfect for a swim; or, for the more adventurous, explore the sea caves that line its turquoise waters. The island’s most historic site, the Portara, was constructed in 530 BC as a giant doorway to the never-completed Temple of Apollo.

Ikaria

SeaDream Destinations - Greek Island, Ikaria
Ikaria

This remote island is best known as one of the world’s five “Blue Zones,” regions where locals enjoy good health and live longer than the average person. Learn the secrets to longevity from the Ikarians’ culture and lifestyle, which they say 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 authentic character. 

Syros

SeaDream Destinations - Greek Island, Syros
Syros

The small island of Syros offers the quintessential Greek island getaway. With sparkling blue waters, Syros’s breathtaking beaches—including Kini, Vari, Azolimnos, and Yalissás—are among its most coveted options to bask in the sun. Beyond the sand and sun, Syros is part of the Cyclades, an island group in the Aegean Sea, filled with culture and history and recognized for its Aegean cuisine spotlighting local specialties. 

Milos

SeaDream Destinations - Greek Island, Milos
Milos

Perhaps providing the most diverse and dramatic coastline of all the Greek islands, sheltered, horseshoe-shaped Milos boasts more than 70 beaches and is heralded as the location where Venus de Milo was discovered. While discovering your favorite sand upon which to relax, don’t overlook Sarakiniko’s volcanic white cliffs and Papafragas’s emerald-green swimming holes and caves—shaped by the island’s unique minerals, including obsidian, barite, and sulphur, which happily bubble up in abundant hot springs. 

Crete

SeaDream Destinations - Crete
Crete

Located in the southern part of the Aegean Sea, Crete features abundant natural beauty, intricate architecture, and archaeological sites worthy of exploration. In the old port, visit Castello a Mare, a Venetian fortress, and the Palace of Knossos, one of the largest and most significant Bronze Age finds the region has to offer. Immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of its capital, Heraklion, by spending an afternoon in one of its many museums and sidewalk cafés.  

The Corinth Canal

SeaDream Destinations - Corinth Canal
SeaDream passing through the Corinth Canal

Envisioned several thousand years ago and embraced by various emperors who worked to convert the engineering dream into reality, today, the Corinth Canal connects the Gulf of Corinth in the Ionian Sea with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. It cuts through the narrow Isthmus of Corinth and separates the Peloponnese from the Greek mainland, arguably making the peninsula an island. 


Are you ready to explore the mythical charm of the Greek Islands yourself? SeaDream provides you with an intimate view of these destinations unlike any other boutique travel line, with itineraries featuring a dramatic transit through the Corinth Canal. Click here to check availability and reserve your next voyage.

Island Hopping in the Caribbean

March 17th, 2022 by Andrea Musum

Banish the winter blues with 7 top-secret beaches and rarely explored hot spots

The best time of the year to enjoy a getaway to the Caribbean is during the months of November through April, when coastlines are the ideal temperature and island days offer long stretches of sunshine. From white-sand beaches to pristine beauty awash with otherworldly flora and fauna, each island boasts its unique dose of Caribbean charm. We’ve highlighted those must-see spots that enjoy the added benefit of being off the beaten track and only accessible via foot, ferry, or yacht. 

Canouan Island, The Grenadines 

A small, crescent-shaped island in the Caribbean archipelago nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Canouan heralds the calm waters and pink-sand beach of South Glossy Bay, with views of the southern Grenadines, and the beach at Windward Bay dotted with volcanic rocks. Although Canouan only measures five square miles across, it is bursting with 1,700 lush acres welcoming hikers and bikers of all levels and is home to a large coral reef, a resort golf course, and a wide variety of marine life, including leatherback sea turtles. The remote island destination of Punaise—imagine a sandbar in the middle of the ocean accessible by catamaran—offers swimming and snorkeling for those lucky enough to get to it. 

Marigot Beach, St. Barts

This narrow stretch of U-shaped beach in St. Barts (officially named Saint-Barthelemy and nicknamed “St. Barths” by the French) is mostly known to locals. Its waters are part of a marine sanctuary, which makes it perfect for spotting the abundant sea turtles, conches, and marine life that call this region home. While conveniently located near hotels and villas in the Pointe Milou and Grand Cul de Sac areas, there are no restaurants, bars, or shops on Marigot Beach—making it truly off the tourist path. If you dare, see St. Barths from a different perspective, via a four-wheel ATV jaunt around island peaks, for unobstructed views. 

Honeymoon Beach, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

On the north shore of St. John sits Honeymoon Beach, tucked along the lush green hillsides of the island, shaded by large sea grape and coconut trees. Perfect for lounging, snorkeling, paddleboarding, or any number of watersports, the beach features panoramic views of the islands of Grass Cay, Mingo Cay, and Lovango Cay. A one-mile hike through the Virgin Islands National Park takes you from the quaint village of Cruz Bay to Honeymoon Beach, where you can bathe in crystal-clear turquoise waters. 

Norman Island, British Virgin Islands

A breathtaking spot on the southern tip of the British Virgin Islands archipelago, Norman Island is said to be a source of inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson’s pirate novel Treasure Island. You won’t find any pirates here today—only the island’s cliffside wild goats and uninhabited stretches of beach, with hidden bays and water-level caves, perfect for snorkeling and perhaps a little treasure hunting.  

Le Marin, Martinique

There are several quiet beaches worth noting off Le Marin, including Petite Anse, Plage des Salines, and Anse Dufour—each more paradisical than the next. Forever sand, palm trees, and the French flavor of Martinque, complete with its plantation homes, rum distilleries, and pottery village, make each beach ideal for snorkeling, swimming, walking, or a lazy afternoon spent taking in the island culture and cuisine. 

Little Bay, Montserrat

Montserrat’s lush, verdant green fauna has earned it the nickname, “Emerald Isle of the Caribbean.” Little Bay is the isle’s crown jewel, inviting kayakers and snorkelers to its hidden black-sand beaches, coves, and caves, where chirping indigenous bats greet visitors. Little Bay’s proximity to the Soufriere Hills volcano, botanical gardens, and natural springs of Montserrat makes it an especially engaging getaway. 

South Friar’s Bay, St. Kitts

This long, golden-sand beach along the tranquil Leeward Islands coastline is dotted with sea grape and palm trees, perfect for loungers, swimmers, and snorkelers. This slice of paradise is home to several upscale restaurants and beach bars, most notably the Carambola Beach Club. The view of Friars Bay from the top of Sir Timothy’s Hill is breathtaking—and well worth the hike.  

Are you ready to explore the secrets of the Caribbean yourself? SeaDream provides you with an intimate view of these destinations, unlike any other boutique travel line. Click here to check availability and reserve your next voyage.  

7 Secret Caribbean Coves, Lagoons & Beaches

February 9th, 2022 by Andrea Musum

for those who have experienced it all 

Accessible only by ferry, foot, or chartered boat, these idyllic beaches are among the most secluded in the southern Caribbean and, arguably, the world. Each provides privacy and tranquility, as well as ample opportunity to snorkel, dive, hike, and bike its distinctive underwater environment and shoreside terrain. And with one hidden gem more pristine than the next, each is guaranteed to delightfully surprise even the most discerning and well-traveled. 

Colombier, St. Barts

By far the quietest secret spot of St. Barts. Two trails lead to the beach, where turquoise waters, forever white sand, and a densely green island backdrop welcome those seeking respite and relaxation. Sail the Leeward Coast, and once anchored at Colombier Beach, swim ashore. 

Jost van Dyke, British Virgin Islands

Home to our signature Caviar and Champagne Splash, Jost van Dyke’s White Bay is the epitome of a barefoot island, where palm-lined white-sand beaches greet curious travelers. We offer guests the opportunity to hike and snorkel this secret paradise or simply stroll a few meters down the beach to engage with locals at the nearby Soggy Dollar Bar. 

Îles des Saintes, Guadeloupe

Not just one, but many. Also known as Les Saintes, this small archipelago of eight incredible islands off the southern coast of Guadeloupe is home to seriously secluded beaches and coral-rich reefs brimming with marine life—best explored by small boat. Its mountainous backdrop provides the perfect opportunity to explore, hike, or bike. 

Rodney Bay, St. Lucia

Tucked away in St. Lucia’s northwest coast, this horseshoe-shaped bay is defined by its endless stretches of white-sand beaches and lagoons. We offer guests an opportunity to hike to nearby Pigeon Island, once frequented by pirates, and explore 18th-century military ruins, including Fort Rodney, which affords panoramic views of the bay. All with sufficient downtime to explore the area’s upmarket restaurants and cocktail bars. 

Shoal Bay, Anguilla

This slice of paradise in the Caribbean boasts the softest sand, clearest waters, and most private restaurants of any beach in Anguilla. Its iridescent white shore gets its distinctive sheen from tiny pieces of pure white shell. Appreciated mostly by snorkelers and divers, only those who know of this secret spot enjoy the privilege of exploring it.  

Tobago Cays, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

This marine reserve, protected by Horseshoe Reef, boasts five uninhabited islands. Only private yachts and a handful of boats anchor here for those eager to explore exceptional sand and sea, where parrotfish, trunkfish, hawksbill turtles, and black-bellied whistling ducks abound. Petit Tabac’s isolated shores are the ideal spot for a picnic lunch, and the hiking trails off Petit Rameau offer panoramic views of the Grenadines, complete with otherworldly flora and fauna, including hawksbill and leatherback sea turtles, geckos, bronze anoles, and emerald-green iguanas. 

Culebrita Island, Puerto Rican Virgin Islands

Accessible only by private boat from the main island of Culebra, this deserted isle is, quite simply, the Puerto Rico Archipelago’s crown jewel. Part of the Culebra National Wildlife Refuge, there are only six beaches on this island, each home to a distinct species of wildlife, from the green sea turtle to the brown pelican. Two shallow lagoons bordered by mangrove fringe serve as an important wetland habitat for local wildlife.  

Are you ready to explore the secrets of the Caribbean yourself? SeaDream provides you with an intimate view of these destinations, unlike any other boutique travel line. Click here to check availability and reserve your next voyage. 

SeaDream Releases 2022 Mediterranean Voyages

December 7th, 2020 by Tatiana Reyes

SeaDream Yacht Club is launching its new 2022 Mediterranean season featuring two Black Sea voyages and an Eastern Mediterranean voyage with a return to Israel. SeaDream will also recreate in 2022 some of the Mediterranean voyages that were cancelled in 2020 due to Covid-19. The announcement comes as SeaDream opens for reservations 47 new 2022 Mediterranean voyages. The newly unveiled season, kicking off April 2022 through November of the same year, is brimming with exciting destinations. The luxury twin mega-yachts will sail to exclusive hotspots like the picturesque island of Santorini, the historic city of Istanbul, and the paradise playground of St. Tropez. 


“We will be offering a number of voyages in 2022 which were canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19,” said SeaDream’s Andreas Brynestad. “We wanted to make sure our guests will be able to enjoy the trips they have been looking forward to. We have also added two Black Sea voyages, a voyage in Israel and an Eastern Mediterranean voyage. We know people are eager to travel again and look forward to a brighter future.” 
 
The newly announced voyages include two voyages in the Black Sea, one in June and another in August. The Eastern Mediterranean voyage, with a stop in the city of Haifa, is scheduled for May.  SeaDream’s Mediterranean voyages are unlike any other luxury travel experience. With an onboard lifestyle that exemplifies casual yachting, SeaDream sails to some of the region’s smallest ports and harbors, affording guests the opportunity to feel as if they are on their own private escape. 
 
2022 Mediterranean highlights include: 

Santorini, Greece

A picturesque island southeast of Greece, Santorini is a well-frequented stop while aboard SeaDream yachts. Recognized for its archaeological significance, Club Members can enjoy exploring the island and partake in some of the world-famous cuisine. 

Haifa, Israel

SeaDream returns to ebullient Haifa, where guests can be dazzled by one of the most meticulously maintained parks in the world, the terraced Bahá’í Gardens. For exceptional views of the city and the shimmering sea, ascend further up the holy mountain aboard a cable car, alighting at an ideal lookout near the Carmelite Monastery of Stella Maris.

Istanbul, Turkey

 Istanbul was selected as a European Capital of Culture for 2010. Historic areas of the city were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1985. Istanbul is a transcontinental city, straddling the Bosporus, one of the world’s busiest waterways in northwestern Turkey. 

      
The new destinations will be accompanied by an expansive selection of new and exciting Yachting Land Adventures to ensure guests have the opportunity to experience the best each port has to offer with one-of-a-kind adventures. 

SeaDream’s Safety Measures

October 22nd, 2020 by Tatiana Reyes

Sailing Safely Without Sacrificing Luxury

As the first luxury line to resume sailing, SeaDream has been able to provide a safe and healthy environment without sacrificing the signature SeaDream experience our guests love. We learned many lessons after completing a successful summer season in Norway, thanks to our stringent sanitation procedures, the professionalism of our crew, and the cooperation of our guests.

As we prepare to visit Barbados this winter season, we are taking these measures a step further, strengthening our existing protocols to protect our crew, guests, and the communities we visit. 

SeaDream’s luxury superyachts were already positioned to offer a safe and healthy experience. With a small ship size, ultra-personalized service, emphasis on cleanliness, and access to more intimate, less-traveled ports, SeaDream had a reduced risk built into its operations. We have now invested in equipment, education, and methods that will help further ensure everyone’s safety. 

Our Commitment to You

SeaDream is committed to protecting your health and safety. These are some of the things we are doing to ensure safe sailing:

  • Embarkation will be staggered with time slots between Noon to 6 PM or later if you have a late flight.
  • Upon embarkation, you will be greeted by our Doctor who will take your sample and run the test using Abbott ID Now machine which will give the negative result within 15 minutes.
  • Using a Thermal Scanner, we will record your temperature for a daily temperature log. This Scanner will also be used while re-embarking the Yacht after any shoreside visits. This takes just a second.
  • While entering the Yacht, you will notice special floor mats which are there to clean and sanitize your shoes.
  • Your stateroom will be pre-sanitized using Altapure AP-4 which is an advanced ultrasonic fogger used for high-level disinfection in hospitals, burn units, and clean rooms.
  • Our hospital onboard is well stocked with all necessary medications and PPE. Each Yacht has an experienced doctor onboard at your service.
  • We will use UV lamps, in addition, to sanitize the staterooms on a daily basis.
  • Our crew members also undergo frequent health checks to ensure safety on board.
  • All our crew members are certified for the WHO’s Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) for novel coronavirus course and CoVid-19 Contact tracing course from Johns Hopkins University.
  • Our crew members will serve you and carefully place your buffet selections onto your plate as you request.
  • Onshore excursions will be limited to predesignated places in an organized fashion.

What You Can Do

We are counting on you to help us ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone on board. As we sail during these unprecedented times, we appreciate your patience, cooperation, and flexibility as we try to adapt to changing circumstances. If you would like to join us on an unforgettable trip to Barbados this winter, this is what we ask of you: 

Travel Healthy Make sure you are healthy before you travel. You should get a Covid RT-PCR test done 48-72 hrs prior to flying to Barbados. You can expect another test at the Airport on arrival.   

Wash Hands Make sure to wash your hands frequently and maintain good hygiene. We will provide alcohol-based hand sanitizer and soap.   

Social Distancing Please keep a polite distance from other guests. Our spacious yachts offer plenty of open spaces and opportunities to relax while observing social distancing.   

Work With Us We ask that you collaborate with our crew to create a safe environment on board for everyone. If the advice from health authorities changes and we need to quickly adapt our protocols, we appreciate your flexibility and understanding.

Norway season coming to an end – the road ahead

August 24th, 2020 by andreas
SeaDream 1 and SeaDream 2 together in Norway this summer.

We have been operating in Norway since June when we started sailing as one of the first luxury lines in the world. While the itineraries were put together on a short notice – and while we did encounter a few issues with last minute regulations – we have had a great summer in Norway. Most voyages were sold out very quickly.

We feel like this summer has been a success, partly because of our health protocols, but also because we were able to provide the luxury SeaDream experience that you are used to with your familiar crew and the SeaDream level of service and cuisine. We have also been very fortunate to be able to operate in a region of the world that has been blessed with very little COVID – and strict rules. Our guests and crew have collaborated and made this summer unforgettable and safe.

From an operational perspective, we have been able to practice and improve our COVID protocols. This experience is invaluable and will become even more important when we leave Norway. Our close collaboration with the Norwegian health authorities has been extremely positive.

This video shows some of the measures taken this summer as a result of Covid. Our health protocols always comply with the various requirements of the local governments and may be different from what is outlined in this video.

Of course, operating this summer has not been without challenges. Some of you may have read about a non-CLIA cruise line who did not follow the rules and that caused the government to create new laws and regulations – while we were sailing. We were actually punished for mistakes made by others, but we adapted and kept on sailing.

The experience that we perhaps learned the most from this summer was when we had a guest who disembarked and later tested positive for COVID. It turned out it was a false positive (the guest did not have COVID in the first place), but our health protocols kicked in as they should and we were able to verify that they worked the way they were designed to. We notified the government within minutes of learning about the test from the guest and had a very good experience working with the local health authorities. We had to pause for about a day to test all our guests and crew. Thankfully, everyone tested negative and we continued the sailing.

All in all, we are very happy about this summer and most thankful for the amazing crew and guests who have been adapting to quickly changing conditions. The product we have delivered has been the exceptional SeaDream experience you have become accustomed to, with a different backdrop of Norwegian mountains and fjords instead of our typical Mediterranean scenery. Operating in the Mediterranean would not have been possible, so the decision to come to Norway was a good one.

The Norwegian fjords had an amazing backdrop for outside dining this summer.

So what does the world look like ahead? The truth is that we do not know exactly. What we do know is that the health and safety of our guests and crew come before anything else. And while we have tried to perfect our COVID protocols this summer, we now feel like it is the right decision to pause the sailings scheduled to take place in the Mediterranean in September as well as the trans-Atlantic voyages. The COVID situation further south in Europe is not as good as it has been in Norway and we want to take a small time-out to make sure we are ready for the winter season. Guests who are affected by this and our travel partners are now being notified and we are issuing most refunds in a matter of days.

If there are major changes to our Caribbean season, we hope to make those decisions by the end of next month. We fully understand that it can be frustrating to be a traveller these days and thank you all for your understanding. Our Ultimate Booking Assurance should hopefully make it easier to book with us by reducing your financial risk. And once the time is right for you to travel, we look forward to seeing you onboard again. For some of you that is later this year, and for others it may take a bit longer. But even with a pause in our operations staring next month, we are here for you when the time is right.

Ultimate Booking Assurance

July 22nd, 2020 by andreas

**IMPORTANT NOTE: This policy was updated and replaced with our SeaDream with Confidence program. Please visit the new page by clicking here.**

Today we are announcing our new program to allow our guests to book without being concerned about travel restrictions. We think it is wrong that our guests should take the risk and we are now taking that obstacle away:

  • For all new bookings only made after July 22, 2020, on voyages that sail prior to June 30, 2021 that are affected by travel restrictions due to Covid-19, we will issue you a full cash refund – or you can get 120% of the amount credited towards a future voyage. You decide.
  • But to take it further: if there are no travel restrictions and you don’t want to travel anyway, you can do so and we will move your funds to a future date.

And best of all, you do not have to decide until the day of departure.

The fine print? It is not valid for charters, it is for new bookings only, we don’t refund hotel/air charges, and we may withdraw this guarantee at any point in time (for future bookings).

How is it really going at SeaDream?

We have been busy the past few months, no question about it. Our crew has been studying (taking World Health Organization courses), preparing the yachts, and we have been sailing with both yachts – fully sold out – for about a month now. We were amongst the first to start operating again, following all government requirements – and more – and the feedback has been really good. If you want to see some pictures from the past few weeks of our ships you can head over to our photo library:

https://photos.seadream.com/Norway-Summer-2020/

Or take a look at a 60 second video we just created:

 

We are sailing again!

July 7th, 2020 by andreas

After a few months of waiting, we now have guests onboard again. The demand from guests to come back has been overwhelming (we are sold out for most of the season already!).

We are ready to welcome. you back onboard!

We have 7 and 12 days sailings starting in Oslo, Bergen or Tromsø. Here are some recent photos taken by guests and crew:

On the first voyages we have mostly people from Norway sailing. As the season progresses and more countries are opening up for travel, we expect to see more nationalities joining.

We are resuming operations this summer

May 27th, 2020 by andreas

We are pleased to announce that we are resuming operations this summer. The first voyage starts on June 20th from the picturesque city of Bergen, Norway, where SeaDream 1 will head along the Norwegian coastline to Oslo, the proud Norwegian capital – and coincidentally where SeaDream’s European office is located.

We will operate 7 and 12-day voyages on the Norwegian coast, all the way up north to Tromsø, well above the Arctic Circle.

The first voyages will most likely be for our Scandinavian friends, so we are launching a dedicated site in Norwegian here:

https://www.seadream.no (still a work in progress)

However, in the weeks to come, you will also find more information here on our global website about what will take place this summer.

The crew have been patiently waiting and are now eagerly awaiting the return of guests – or SeaDreamers as we like to call you. Most of our crew have remained onboard since we had to put a pause on our operations in March. And while it has not been as busy as usual, a provisional basketball course on the pool deck, yoga, maintenance, prepping new dishes and other activities have kept us busy.

Thank you all for your patience and support!

Recipe: Sautéed Duck Breast on Potato Blini

March 31st, 2020 by Patricia Rogers

Feel like a gourmet chef with this dinner recipe straight from the SeaDream team of highly trained chefs. Your family and friends are sure to be impressed with this delectable sautéed duck breast on potato blini with red cabbage, caramelized apples, and sauce caramel d’epice.

Onboard, you can experience SeaDream’s gourmet 5-star dining, prepared à la minute and served al fresco at the Topside Restaurant or in the elegant Dining Salon. You can immerse yourself in a truly gastronomical experience with delectable flavors with selections like a guest favorite- L’oeuf Poule Au Caviar “Surprise,” succulent lobster, filet mignon, and delectable desserts.

While the onboard dining experience can’t be replicated at home, perhaps this delightful recipe will bring back memories of your times onboard or remind you it’s time to plan your next voyage.

Bon Appétit!

Primary Ingredients:

2 Pcs Duck breast, medium size
12 Pcs Potato blini’s
3 Cups Braised red cabbage
12 Pcs Turned caramelized apples
2 Cups Sauce caramel dépice
Spinach  
Salt and Pepper  

DUCK BREAST

Directions:

  • Clean the duck breast and season with salt and pepper.
  • Heat a medium-size tefal pan until medium hot.
  • Place the duck breast with the skin side (fat) down on the pan. This way, we will cook the fat of the breast until crispy.
  • After 3-4 minutes, when the fat becomes crispy, turn over the duck breast.
  • Now place the pan in the oven for 8 minutes, 160C.
  • When cooked, take the breast out of the pan and set aside.

POTATO BLINI’S

Ingredients:

5 Baking potatoes
½ Cup Unsalted butter
½ Cup Flour
5 Egg yolks
5 Egg whites (beaten)
Crème Fraiche   
Salt and Pepper  

Directions:

  • Cook potatoes on a tray in a hot oven, peel and mash while hot.
  • Add butter and mix thoroughly.
  • Let cool.
  • Add egg yolks to potatoes and mix well.
  • Add salt to the flour and gradually add flour to the mixture. 
  • Add the beaten egg whites, little spoon Crème Fraiche.
  • Put the mixture in a piping bag and, in the meantime, heat a big frying pan until medium heat.
  • Hold the piping bag and squeeze a little in the pan, you should make small pancake sized potato blinis.
  • Make 3 each and keep aside in warm place.

BRAISED RED CABBAGE

Ingredients:

2 Pounds Thinly sliced red cabbage
4 Cups Red wine
¾ Cup Butter
2 Pcs Apples
1 Onion
½ Cup Red wine vinegar
1 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Raw rice
2  Bay leaves
10 Peppercorns  
8Juniper berry
4Cloves
Salt & Pepper  

Directions:

  • Bring all ingredients together and bring to boil, turn the heat on slow.
  • Cover the cabbage with baking paper and close the pot with a cover
  • Let it simmer for 1 hour until the cabbage is cooked.
  • When cabbage is cooked, check if there is still juice, if so, bring to boil for about 10 minutes and use some cornstarch to thicken the cabbage.

SAUCE CARAMEL DEPICE

Ingredients:

2 Cups Demi-glace
2 Tbs. Sugar
½ Cup Red wine vinegar
1 Tsp. Chinese five-spice
Salt & Pepper  

Directions:

  • Caramelize sugar in a saucepan; add the Chinese 5 spice powder.
  • Add red wine vinegar and reduce.
  • Add demi-glace and let it simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Use a little corn starch to thicken the sauce if needed.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.

Placement instructions:

  • Place some cooked spinach leaves in the middle of the plate.
  • Slice the warm duck breast and place on top of the spinach.
  • On one side put the potato Blini, on the other side two quenelles of the cabbage.
  • Place the apples on top of the duck breast and serve with hot sauce.

Learn more about SeaDream’s Dream Cuisine.

Must-Try Watersports in the West Indies

March 26th, 2020 by Patricia Rogers

When thinking of a West Indies vacation, one of the first things you may think of is its beautiful beaches and water activities. After all, no yachting getaway is complete without spending some time in the sun and enjoying all the fun that comes with visiting a tropical paradise.

With SeaDream, you can ensure your vacation will be filled with exciting water activities. The Watersports Marina Platform allows guests to enjoy water sports and swimming right off the back of the yacht. 

What is yachting without the proper toys? SeaDream’s Marina is equipped with all the water sports equipment required for a proper yachting vacation. Multiple Marina days allow for more time to enjoy the personal sailboats, Hobie Cat™ Catamarans, kayaks, banana boat, tube, wakeboards & waterskis, snorkeling gear, floating island & trampoline, stand-up paddleboards and wave runners/jet skis. The Marina crew is always available to ensure your safety and enjoyment (weather permitting).

For guests perhaps looking for more high adrenaline activities or simply prefer guided tours, SeaDream also has them covered with a wide selection of Yachting Land Adventure (YLA) excursions that feature exhilarating watersports for all experience levels. Find out which watersports YLA is the right fit for you:

Yachting Land Adventures – Spotlight on Water Activities

Grade Anse d’Arlet, Martinique, F.W.I

YLA Recommendation: Martinique Sea, Sights & Swimming

This little bay is located on the southwest corner of the island does not see large cruise vessels, only yachters, fishermen and occasionally SeaDream! Most travelers flock here for fishing charters, scuba diving or simply to relax. Guests will enjoy watersports and our Yachting Land Adventures shoreside.

For the Martinique Sea, Sights & Swimming adventure, hop aboard a speedboat excursion for a discovery of the creatures and treasures of Fort De France Bay, which is designated by UNESCO as one the most beautiful bays of the world. The friendly crew will help you spot local turtles, dolphins and other marine life from the boat. A stop is also made at the famous bat cave. You have an opportunity to swim in the clear water at Anse Dufour, Anse Noire or Anse d’arlets beaches before returning to the yacht.

Iles des Saintes, Guadeloupe, F.W.I

YLA Recommendation: Les Saintes Archipelago Cruise & Snorkel

The SeaDream anchorage off the island of Terre-de-Haut (part of the Iles des Saintes group of Islands) is one of the most picturesque in the entire West Indies. We highly recommend a stroll along with the picturesque streets and colorfully painted houses, soaking in the relaxed blend of the island’s French, Mediterranean & Caribbean atmosphere. During your visit to the island, we will open up the SeaDream marina for swimming and water sports activities or you can join the Les Saintes Archipelago Cruise & Snorkel for an unforgettable experience.

Experience the tropical beauty of the Les Saints Archipelago from a unique perspective during the Cruise & Snorkel YLA for panoramic sightseeing and a snorkeling journey by boat. Depart the pier aboard a comfortable boat for the cruise to Les Saintes, an archipelago composed of nine islets. Enjoy scenic cruising along the way spotting beautiful bays and inlets, sheltered coves and colorful seaside villages. A stop will be made for snorkeling near Pain de Sucre. Jump into the warm crystal-clear waters from the boat to spot colorful tropical fish and marine life. After snorkeling, relax on the boat with a refreshing drink on the short cruise back to the pier and your yacht.

 St. George’s, Grenada

YLA Recommendation: Adventure River Tubing

This stop happens to be the capital of Grenada and offers guests energetic activities such as hiking and tubing. This destination is becoming more popular due to the moderate tropical climate that ensures the success of spice production. Nutmegs are the most plentiful crop, followed by an array of such spices as cocoa, mace, cloves, vanilla, cinnamon, and ginger. SeaDream guests can also enjoy playing from the water sports marina as we are scheduled to anchor in this port of call.

Head to the Balthazar River during the Adventure River Tubing YLA. Fed from sources located deep in the island’s interior, this river is nestled between exotic tropical rainforest, flora, and fauna. Our river tubing guests will experience the thrill of a lifetime. Wet, wild, and wonderful from the get-go, your guides will accompany you on the journey, gently spinning and swirling in the currents of the river, as you take in the exotic scenery of tropical vegetation and wildlife, at the same time. Together with your fellow SeaDream guests, you will have a thrilling ride down the river, stopping only in the pools along the way to catch your breath. Then finally at the last pool, an opportunity for a swim before you enjoy a much-deserved rum punch or glass of local fruit juice before returning to your SeaDream Yacht.

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

YLA Recommendation: Kayaking Adventure in the Caroni Sanctuary

Port of Spain is full of energy and friendly locals that enchant all who visit. The dynamic capital city is home to the West Indies’ most exhilarating Carnival celebrations. Discover Queen’s Park Savannah and its surroundings, a large and open recreational space near many of Port of Spain’s key attractions, including the botanical gardens, museums, Victorian mansions and more. Learn about the rich cultural heritage of Port of Spain and what makes this capital city one of the most exciting destinations in the Caribbean.

For those looking to enjoy the nature side of Port of Spain, the Kayaking Adventure in the Caroni Sanctuary is the perfect YLA. Discover the Caroni Nature Sanctuary by kayak with a naturalist guide who will point out the amazing variety of birds and wildlife, hopefully spotting the stunning Scarlet Ibis if you are lucky! Explore this wonder of Trinidad that is visited by many wildlife experts and visitors from around the world. Board your kayak and enjoy this fascinating experience with your professional naturalist guide. Slowly paddle along the peaceful waterways and lagoons admiring the beautiful landscape. Your kayak guide will explain how the mangroves grow and point out other marine life, such as the four-eyed fish, that lives in this area of Trinidad. The almost surrealistic beauty of this famous nature resort will amaze you. This tour is a must for guests with an interest in conservation and the protection of the environment and loves nature.

Explore West Indies voyages for a full section of watersports related YLAs in the West Indies.

Top West Indies Destinations for Hiking

March 24th, 2020 by Patricia Rogers

The West Indies have more to offer than pristine beaches and watersports. Lush and green vegetation along with mountainous terrains present the perfect landscape for excellent hiking. Nature lovers can visit some of the West Indies’ top hiking spots aboard a SeaDream voyage.

Many islands offer great opportunities for independent exploration. Lace-up your best hiking shoes and prepare yourself for encountering mesmerizing nature as you visit the unspoiled nature of some of the region’s most beautiful destinations. If guided tours are more your style, SeaDream offers exciting Yachting Land Adventures (YLA) in select ports that highlight the best hiking spots and trails in the West Indies.

With every destination, comes a different and exciting adventure with SeaDream Yacht Club. For the more adventurous guests, our YLA excursions can be booked and purchased online prior to departure or onboard. These adventures are designed to be enjoyed in small groups.

Explore some of SeaDream’s top hiking destinations and YLAs:

Saba, Netherlands Antilles

YLA Recommendation: Hiking the Crispeen Track

This Caribbean paradise is a special municipality of the Netherlands. Due to this fact, Saba is the location of the tallest, or highest point/elevation of the Netherlands, even though it is a few thousand miles away from its European homeland. With an estimated local population of just over 2,000 people, Saba is now primarily supported by tourism, and is known for a concentration on “eco-tourism.” This includes diving, hiking, and climbing its mountainous terrain.

If you like a good workout in beautiful natural surroundings, the Hiking the Crispeen Track YLA is for you! Enjoy some of Saba’s unspoiled beauty with this memorable hike. Named for Saint Crispeen, the patron saint of shoemakers, this vigorous trail starts at the little town known as The Bottom. From the tender pier, you get to the starting point by a local taxi van and set out with your local nature guide. The guide will point out the island flora as the trail leads you through the rainforest, across fields, and over a forest ridge. The trail continues through pasture land, highlighting views of The Bottom and secondary rainforest until it meets with the Mt. Scenery Trail. From this point, a downhill trek of about 300 steps brings you to the town of Windward side, where you will have some free time to buy a refreshment or do some shopping before returning to the yacht.

Charleston, Nevis, St. Kitts & Nevis

YLA Recommendation: Source Trail & Rainforest Hike

Nevis is one of our favorite islands, and we encourage you to explore Nevis beyond the small town to make the most of your visit! We offer several excellent and varied options for you to do so and still leave you with plenty of time on your own for the beach. Less commercial and laidback than its large neighbor St. Kitts, Nevis, at first glimpse, offers a stunning approach with dramatic views of the potentially active volcanic Nevis Peak (3,232 feet/985 meters).

The Source Trail & Rainforest Hike YLA is a great and active way to see more of the island. A moderately challenging hike through a lush forest will introduce you to the flora and fauna of Nevis, offering a variety of plants, trees, and shrubs including bamboo, tropical fruit trees, and, if you are lucky, you might even see glimpses of green vervet monkeys. Hike through the lush canopied rainforest to an ideal spot for panoramic views some 1800 feet (549 meters) above sea level. On a clear day, you can observe the volcanic activity on Montserrat as well as spectacular views of neighboring islands of Antigua, Redonda, St. Kitts and Booby Island. Admire colorful traditional homes and shops and see how our villagers live as you stroll through picturesque villages. The alluring beauty of the Nevisian countryside will provide a lasting memory.

Soufriere Bay, Saint Lucia

Recommended YLA: Stairway to the Pitons

Soufriere, a small town on the South West Coast of Saint Lucia, is considered by many as the island’s gem. The town and the surrounding region has a population of 8,000. Originally founded by the French, it was the original capital of the island. Soufriere has a great deal to offer visitors including coral reefs, the rainforest, Diamond Falls, the sulfur springs, a “drive-in” volcano, and the ever-popular and majestic twin pitons.

With the Stairway to the Piton’s YLA, depart the Soufriere dock for a short drive through the town of Soufriere to the Tet Paul Nature Trail. Tet Paul Nature Trail is a guided hike providing many stunning photo opportunities. Culture, history, exotic horticulture, and spectacular landscapes can all be found on this tour. The views from the Tet Paul Nature Trail have been described as absolutely heavenly. From the majestic Pitons to the far away island of St. Vincent, you can see from points along the trail. The gorgeous Southern side of St. Lucia, including Jalousie Bay, is easily visible along the way. You can even see Fond Gens Libre, Choiseul, Maria Island, and the town of Vieux Fort. The trail is lined with traditional medicinal plants and trees. Also, in residence are several species of exotic fruit trees. After you have completed the trail, spend some relax time enjoying local refreshments and snacks, before heading back to the Soufriere docks and the Yacht.

Ready to go on an unforgettable hike with SeaDream? Explore our West Indies voyages today.

Excitement Awaits Aboard SeaDream

March 19th, 2020 by Patricia Rogers

SeaDream’s twin mega-yachts, SeaDream I and SeaDream II, sail to some of the most spectacular destinations in the West Indies and Mediterranean. While not exploring new ports, SeaDream guests rest assured that they will be splendidly spoiled while onboard and will have an array of activities to occupy their day and nights.

Whether you want to relax and admire the scenic views or engage in a more active experience, SeaDream believes is giving you, the guest, the choice to spend your days as you wish. Learn about some of the activities available onboard by day and night:

Daytime Aboard SeaDream

Guests looking for a lazy day at sea will have no problem finding a spot on the yacht to relax and maybe catch up on that book they’ve been meaning to get to. The signature Balinese Dream Beds are the prefect spot to lounge and enjoy the gentle sea breezes. These beds are designed as the perfect place to catch the unobstructed views or take a nap.

On Deck 3, you will find the pool deck, which features generous teak decks and lounge chairs. The saltwater pool and fresh water jacuzzi will ensure you enjoy your time spent on deck.

For those looking to get some activity in their day, there are options aplenty. You may choose to start your day with a complimentary yoga or tai chi class. Channel your inner yogi and start your day energized. The fully equipped fitness center is also a great option for anyone not looking to abandon their fitness routine while on vacation.

Voted the best yacht by Golf Digest, golf aficionados can practice their swing on SeaDream’s Golf Simulator on Deck 6. Equipped with his and hers clubs, you can select from over 30 world-renowned golf courses and enjoy them in the comfort of your Yacht.

And, of course, what is yachting without the proper water toys? Guests can enjoy the Watersports Marina for some fun in the sun. Whether you like motorized water sports like jet skis or wakeboarding and waterskiing, or other more leisure sports such as kayaking and paddle boarding, there is something for everyone. You can also simply enjoy swimming in the blue waters and taking advantage of SeaDream’s floating island and trampoline.

If all this action has you feeling in need of some r&r, head to the SeaDream Spa where Thai-certified experts are ready to welcome you to a sanctuary of relaxation and tranquility. The SeaDream Spa is an indulgent experience to complete any SeaDream vacation.

Nighttime Aboard SeaDream

By night, music and a lively social atmosphere fills the yacht. Mingle with your friends and family or your newly made SeaDream friends at the Top of the Yacht Bar for breathtaking views with your favorite cocktail. The night sky transforms the deck to a memorable night.

If you’re feeling lucky, begin your evening entertainment with a hand at the Blackjack table in the Casino on Deck 4. Just steps away, enjoy an after-dinner drink at the Piano Bar, a relaxed and social lounge area where you enjoy listening to live guitar and piano music. Request your favorite tune and feel free to sing along. Or should you wish for something quieter, take refuge in the Library for a good read from our large selection of books or challenge a fellow yachtsman in a selection of board games.

SeaDream may also host one of its signature Starlit Movies, in which the pool deck becomes your cinema under the open night sky. Get comfortable in a reclining lounge chair and watch a concert or movie on the outdoor bug screen. Pillows, blankets, fresh popcorn, and bar service make this a movie experience like no other.

Culminate your night by experiencing the Signature Balinese Dream Beds at night and sleep under the stars. The soothing sound of the sea and cozy setting make this a magical and unforgettable experience.

Book a SeaDream voyage today to experience the SeaDream onboard experience firsthand!

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