Why Plan a Private Yacht Wedding?

February 18th, 2020 by Patricia Rogers

One of the most important days of your life, a wedding is a beautiful declaration of love and a sign of true commitment. There is nothing that makes us happier at SeaDream Yacht Club than being a part of that special day. In addition to other special occasions, weddings are often the perfect reason to book a private yacht cruise.

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

When you select to plan a private yacht cruise, you are not limited to any of our existing itineraries. Instead, you have the freedom to choose what you want to be included on your voyage. Whether you choose one of our existing itineraries or decide to change or customize the ports of call inside of your voyage, your dedicated SeaDream Charter Coordinator can help develop an itinerary that fits your needs and desires. This way, you are in complete control of the voyage, including special requests for cuisine, on-board entertainment, ports of call, and more.

With mega-yachts outfitted to make the journey across the Atlantic, there are countless destinations for you to explore. Perhaps you wish to travel the West Indies the winter months and explore the various U.S. and British Virgin Islands. Others might decide they wish to explore the Mediterranean in the Spring and Summer months, hopping from port to port and visiting some of the largest bastions of art and culture in the world.

Beyond just selecting where you stop, you’ll have the chance to make other important travel decisions. Perhaps you wish to have some extra on-board entertainment, a live presentation for your guests, or a certain decoration motif. Whatever you have in mind, share it with your Charter Coordinator. We’ll go above and beyond to make sure you have the perfect voyage for your needs.

Regardless of how long your voyage lasts or where it takes you, your time aboard, a SeaDream private yacht charter is always special. With an array of inclusive options, you can enjoy every moment at sea. Treat your guests to SeaDream’s gastronomical 5-star Dream Cuisine for a dining experience they will remember. Our chefs prepare meals a la minute, which means every time you eat you get the freshest and most delicious food made from the highest quality ingredients. With our onboard sommelier, you can always select the right wine pairing to go with that meal. And, even if you don’t, know that another course is on the way to keep things interesting.

What are the benefits of having a wedding at sea with the help of SeaDream:
• Up to 112 guests in an intimate, open unstructured setting
• 1 to 1 guest to crew ratio, resulting in thoughtfully personalized service
• Enjoy privacy, intimacy, and security aboard a mega yacht
• Inclusive of all gourmet meals featuring award-winning, customizable cuisine
• Includes Open Bar and wine with lunch and dinner. Gratuities included
• All guests may dine in one seating in the Dining Salon or Topside Restaurant
• Meeting spaces to accommodate up to 112 guests
• All ocean-view suites and staterooms
• Customized itinerary calling on small, intimate yachting harbors
• and more…

Make your wedding celebration one to remember. Between the personalized service, special touches and dreamy destinations, a private yacht charter wedding will keep you and your guests reminiscing on all the wonderful moments for years to come. Get in touch today to learn more about how to make a charter wedding a reality.

Valentine’s Day Giveaway

February 14th, 2020 by Patricia Rogers

At SeaDream Yacht Club, we love celebrating love! This Valentine’s Day, we want to give you the opportunity to celebrate love with us. Tell us (or better yet, show us!) what you think is the most romantic aspect of SeaDream. Invite your friends and followers to vote on your entry. The winner will receive a couple’s massage on a new or existing SeaDream booking.

Share your romantic SeaDream moments with us. Never been on SeaDream before? Not a problem, let us know which SeaDream romantic experience you can’t wait to try. Get creative with it!

HOW TO ENTER:
1. Make sure to follow @seadreamyc and post with the hashtag #SeaDreamRomance!
2. Tell us or share a photo in the comments on one of our social media channels sharing what you consider to be SeaDream’s most romantic experience.
3. Entries will be accepted between Friday, February 14, 2020, and end of day Monday, March 30, 2020. The winner will be announced on April 3rd. Good luck! We can’t wait to see your entries!

The lucky winner will win a complimentary Journey Together Couples Massage. This 120-minute couples massage begins in our steam and sauna, where aromatic herbs calm, uplift and de-stress your mind as your muscles warm-up. A jasmine scented body scrub is then applied to remove any dry skin before you both enjoy your Harnn full-body massages. This couple’s treatment provides complete relaxation and leaves the skin feeling silky and hydrated.

The SeaDream Spa is the perfect place to escape and unwind peacefully onboard. It is our very own version of paradise. Spoil your mind, body, and soul with the only Thai-certified spa service at sea. A sanctuary of relaxation and tranquility, the SeaDream Spa is an indulgent experience to complete any SeaDream vacation. Our highly trained Thai-certified therapists offer an extensive range of spa favorites including Sisley Paris treatments, radiant facials, detoxifying treatments, soothing aroma massage, and traditional Thai massage for men, women, and couples. There is a treatment for every kind of traveler.

Some of our spa treatments can even be enjoyed in our open-air private massage area. Nothing compares to being able to experience these exceptional services cooled by gentle sea breezes only possible on an exclusive mega-yacht with stunning vistas as the backdrop.

SeaDream is often recognized as a top choice for romantic getaways. Unique features for couples on board include our signature platform Balinese Dream Beds that can be turned down to sleep under the stars, complete with luxury duvet and linens. Lounge and enjoy unobstructed views of coveted travel destinations to some of the best beaches and most romantic towns in the West Indies and the Mediterranean.

SeaDream was named the “Top Cruise Line for Couples” in the 2016 BRIDES Best Honeymoon Awards. SeaDream is the ultimate dream inclusive honeymoon retreat. This is not a typical romantic getaway; the SeaDream yachting experience is more intimate and personalized. It’s a post-wedding celebration where newlyweds can finally relax on a romantic vacation. Leave the wedding planning behind and enjoy a comfortably luxurious and exclusive honeymoon experience.

Most recently, Cruise Critic, the world’s leading cruise review site, named SeaDream the Best Luxury Cruise Line for Romance. Cruise Critic boasts the largest online cruise community with more than 650,000 cruise reviews, covering approximately 700 cruise ships across the globe. In their editors’ own words, SeaDream was selected because:

“SeaDream Yacht Club knows how to set the mood with top-deck Balinese daybeds for sunshiny snuggles, delectable dishes served alfresco at tables for two and over-the-top service that leaves passengers wanting for nothing. Cruises to idyllic settings in the Caribbean and Mediterranean, with off-the-beaten-track ports, seal the deal on the ultimate couple’s getaway at sea.”

Learn more about what makes SeaDream a great option for couples looking for a romantic getaway.

Romance Aboard SeaDream

February 11th, 2020 by Patricia Rogers

When it comes to romantic vacations, we know a thing or two. SeaDream was recently recognized as the Best Luxury Cruise Line for Romance in the Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards, stating:

“SeaDream Yacht Club knows how to set the mood with top-deck Balinese daybeds for sunshiny snuggles, delectable dishes served alfresco at tables for two and over-the-top service that leaves passengers wanting for nothing. Cruises to idyllic settings in the Caribbean and Mediterranean, with off-the-beaten-track ports, seal the deal on the ultimate couple’s getaway at sea.”

So why not skip the chocolate and flowers this Valentine’s Day and give the gift of yacht cruising instead? You can’t ever go wrong with a surprise romantic getaway. The SeaDream experience is perfectly crafted for couples looking to create memories that will last a lifetime. After all, nothing can top spending quality time with your loved one away from the distractions of daily life.

SeaDream offers the ultimate dream retreat. This is not a typical romantic getaway; the SeaDream yachting experience is more intimate and personalized. It’s an opportunity to truly relax on a romantic vacation and enjoy a comfortably luxurious experience. Unique features for couples include:

Balinese Dream BedsCozy up and watch the beautiful ever-changing night sky with refreshing ocean breezes on top of the yacht. Our Balinese Dream Beds can be turned down to sleep under the stars, complete with luxury duvet and linens. Lounge and enjoy unobstructed views of coveted travel destinations and visit the world’s most romantic ports. Make this special moment complete with all the romantic details like rose petals and champagne.

SeaDream SpaEscape and unwind peacefully onboard with our very own version of paradise, the SeaDream Spa. Select from one of our couple’s massages and share a relaxing moment with that special someone. You can even enjoy some of our treatments in our open-air private massage area. Experience these exceptional services cooled by gentle sea breezes only possible on an exclusive mega-yacht.

Small Ports and HarborsSeaDream I and SeaDream II itineraries are designed to call upon the most intimate ports, harbors, and yachting playgrounds that larger ships cannot reach. Imagine walking along a pristine beach with not a soul in sight or exploring some of the most romantic destinations on the French and Italian Rivieras. All of this and more is possible on a SeaDream voyage. SeaDream is uniquely exceptional and a must-do for those in search of a hidden, refined style of cruising.

Wine VoyagesEnjoy food & wine pairings for the ultimate romantic getaway. Every single wine cruise on SeaDream is a unique and personalized culinary experience, especially with our carefully crafted itineraries that immerse guests into the world of wine. Immerse yourself in wonderful flavors while visiting famous wineries as well as several less familiar, but equally notable vineyards. With a SeaDream wine tasting cruise, you can expand or even begin your knowledge of the intricate world of wine. Days are filled with wine tastings and guided tours to the origins of some of the finest wine in the world.

Transatlantic VoyagesWant to truly disconnect and spend quality time with your loved one? A transatlantic voyage is the perfect solution. The ideal getaway for the modern sea-lover, a SeaDream transatlantic cruise is designed to provide guests with all the luxury amenities they could desire while sailing across the Atlantic. Itineraries are designed so that each journey averages nearly two weeks long, allowing you plenty of time to enjoy all of the many luxuries that await you on-board and spend quality time together.

Offering a plethora of inclusive options, you might even wish you had more time.

Where would you like to travel to for your next romantic getaway? Start planning your next romantic getaway today.

Unwind at the SeaDream Spa

February 6th, 2020 by Patricia Rogers

Guests sailing aboard SeaDream Yacht Club can achieve the ultimate in tranquility and bliss with the pampering treatments at the SeaDream Spa. Escape and unwind peacefully onboard with our very own version of paradise, the SeaDream Spa. Spoil your mind, body, and soul with the only Thai-certified spa service at sea for a truly luxurious getaway.

A sanctuary of relaxation and tranquility, the SeaDream Spa, located on Deck 4, is an indulgent experience to complete any SeaDream vacation. Our highly trained Thai-certified therapists offer an extensive range of spa favorites including Sisley Paris treatments, radiant facials, detoxifying treatments, soothing aroma massages and traditional Thai massages for men, women, and couples, just to name a few. Our spa treatments are so popular with guests it is not uncommon for guests to book multiple treatments in one same voyage. The truly indulgent experience is one not to be missed when sailing aboard SeaDream I or SeaDream II in the West Indies or the Mediterranean. A spa treatment is a perfect complement to any vacation at sea.

Some of our treatments may be enjoyed in our open-air private massage area for a truly unique experience that will have you feeling as if you are sailing on your very own private yacht. Experience these exceptional services cooled by gentle sea breezes only possible on an exclusive mega-yacht (weather permitting).

Choose from an extensive range of spa favorites with 60-, 75- and 90-minute massage options. Some of the most popular massages amongst our guests include:

Asian Blend Massage: A combination massage utilizing the best of Thai, Shiatsu, and deep tissue massage techniques to stimulate the body’s meridians, resulting in energy, balance, and restored health.

Soothing Aroma Massage: A thoroughly soothing full body massage with specially blended essential oils. Pressure may be light or firm.

Traditional Thai Massage: This massage is performed to enhance joint movement and body flexibility with a combination of stretching therapies that are similar to yoga and date back over 6,000 years.

Our spa consists of five massage therapists, one hairdresser, and a spa manager, who will ensure that all your spa needs are fulfilled. The SeaDream Spa is an experience that will enhance your voyage and provide you complete rejuvenation.



For couples, there is nothing more romantic than a couple’s massage for some rest and relaxation. We offer a number of couples-focused massages, including:

Heated Massage: Relax together in our couple’s room, enjoying a combination of massage techniques including hot stones and herbal compresses during this 75-minute treatment. The warmth of the stones aids in relieving the stress of everyday life and the massage will leave you both feeling relaxed and refreshed.

Journey Together: Begin this 120-minute journey in our steam and sauna, where aromatic herbs will calm, uplift and destress your mind as your muscles warm-up. A jasmine scented body scrub is then applied to remove dry skin before you both enjoy your Harnn full-body massages. This couple’s treatment provides complete relaxation and leaves the skin feeling silky and hydrated.

To maximize your spa time, we recommend you spend some time in the steam or sauna before your treatment. We also recommend you book your treatment soon after embarkation to ensure you can select time slots that best work for you.

The spa also includes hair & nail services that are offered in our full-service salon with our experienced beauty stylist onboard. We use the finest beauty brands to meet your desires including Sisley Paris, MOROCCANOIL®, Wella, and Essie® products.

Besides the spa treatments, SeaDream offers various ways to relax, unwind and live well during your voyage. Choose guilt-free cuisine with our healthy living menu options or partake in our daily yoga and tai chi sessions. There is no better way to incorporate wellness into a vacation than while sailing aboard one of our mega-yachts.

See a full list of Spa offerings at SeaDream.

Destination Spotlight: Turks and Caicos

February 4th, 2020 by Patricia Rogers

Few things get us more excited than adding entirely new destinations to our itineraries. And with the recent unveiling of 33 new voyages for 2022, there is plenty to be excited about. One tropical paradise we are particularly delighted to see on our schedule is Turks and Caicos. Located between The Bahamas and the Dominican Republic, Turks and Caicos is a British Overseas Territory consisting of a chain of islands and cays with a global appeal.

Why visit Turks and Caicos? There are countless reasons why Turks and Caicos should be on every avid traveler’s bucket list. Here are our top three:

  1. Amazing beaches. Few places in the world come close to having the high caliber of beaches found in Turks and Caicos with pristine waters and sandy shores that appear as if straight out of a postcard. Many of its beaches often grace “Best Beaches” lists curated by authoritative publications in the travel industry.
  2. Every water sport imaginable. Snorkeling, windsurfing, fly fishing, and paddleboarding are just a few of the many activities available to visitors when visiting this stunning destination. Regardless of your fitness or experience level, there is a fun activity waiting just for you.
  3. History and attractions. Visit the Grand Turk Lighthouse, historical Cockburn Town, museums and the old salinas that remain from Turks and Caicos’ long history as a center for the sea salt industry. You will find Turks and Caicos fascinating at every turn.

For our 2022 season, SeaDream has selected two ports to explore and introduce our SeaDreamers to Turks and Caicos the SeaDream way.

The first one is the capital island of Grand Turk. If we were to describe it in just a few words, we would say exquisite beaches and sun-kissed waters. For almost every activity, there’s a dedicated beach for you to relax, kayak, or simply watch windsurfers. Enjoy some of the Caribbean’s best snorkeling and diving options as you bask in the scenic milieu of Turks and Caicos.

Grand Turk is the historical center of Turks and Caicos. Many believe it is where Christopher Columbus first made landfall in his first voyage to the New World. Today, Grand Turk is celebrated for its many amazing attractions and natural beauty. Novice and professional divers can all enjoy viewing diverse marine life and corals.

SeaDream will also be exploring Providenciales. Home to the world’s most magnificent shorelines and independent snorkeling, Providenciales is a can’t miss destination. Visit the Island Fish Fry for great local dining, spend the day lounging across the turquoise waters, and take a dive in one of the most diverse underwater marine life in Bohio Dive Resort. Indulge in every minute of this paradise.

Providenciales is the most developed of the Turks and Caicos Islands and is home to an array of luxury resorts. Enjoy the stunning 12-mile Grace Bay Beach, visit the world’s first conch farm or discover the many water activities available in this beautiful destination. If land activities are more your style, you’ll be interested in visiting the Provo Golf Club, an award-winning 18-hole championship golf course.

When you book SeaDream for your next luxury Caribbean cruise, you’ll never look at this region the same way again. Discerning guests choose SeaDream for their vacation because of their love for the yachting and a casual yet luxurious lifestyle. With an award-winning crew and amenities to keep you relaxed and pampered, you’ll never find a more rewarding voyage on the seas. If you are after that sort of remarkably different yachting experience, you have come to the right place.

Four different voyages in 2022 feature Turks & Caicos as a port of call. Find the perfect West Indies voyage for you.

Discover The Bahamas with SeaDream

January 30th, 2020 by Patricia Rogers

Adventure. Relaxation. Rich local culture. The Bahamas has it all. We are thrilled to explore this remarkable archipelago for the first time in SeaDream’s history. Comprised of 700 islands, there is no shortage of amazing sights and activities in this West Indies’ island nation.

In 2022, SeaDream II will sail to six different destinations in The Bahamas, each with its own distinct personality. Discover why The Bahamas has become synonymous with island getaways. Uncover its unique flavor, excitement and pristine beaches.

A SeaDream Bahamas vacation will be unlike any other. Experience firsthand how SeaDream does The Bahamas with its casual and personalized yachting experience.

Learn about the six ports within The Bahamas we will have the pleasure of visiting:

Clarence Town, Long Island
Originally called “Yuma” by Arawak Indians, and later renamed “Fernandina” by the one and only Christopher Columbus, Long Island has a special presence. The natural contours of the island give way to two different coastlines—the exotic cliffs and caves off the east coast and the pure Atlantic waves and the sandy side gently sloping into The Bahamas Bank. In this golden age of travel, visiting the unparalleled beauty of Long Island in The Bahamas is a must.

Great Harbour Cay, Berry Islands
Fall in love with the Berry Islands and its unspoiled beauty. Discovered by a lucky few, the Berry Islands are made up of mini islands stretching to the north of Andros and Nassau. Thousands of ship travelers settle on these breathtaking beaches and uninhabited peace. Enjoy the most alluring views of swaying palm trees, turquoise waters, and a sky infused with soaring wildlife.

Harbour Island
Nothing embodies tropical escape like Harbour Island in The Bahamas. Gradually becoming the royal gem of the Caribbean, Harbour Island has grown famous for its nonpareil shores, culinary hot spots, and pastel-colored cottages. This tropical oasis boasts itself on its endlessly pink sand beaches and relaxing ambiance decorated with comfortable lounges and top service.

Norman’s Cay
Near the Florida coast lies Norman’s Cay, a magical Bahamian island rich with azure waters, intimate scenery, and laid-back beaches. As a nature enthusiast, visit Norman Cay’s natural preserves and take scenic hikes along the striking peninsula. Known for its protective anchorages and sea life, Norman’s Cay is an essential on your bucket list.

Rose Island
Between secluded bays and uninhabited beaches, the pristine charm of Rose Island is unimaginable. Enjoy a relaxing atmosphere at a beach bar or spot the beautiful aquatic universe in an intimate dive. Rose Island also boasts some of the greatest snorkeling opportunities in the region with beautiful sea exploration and marine life.

Staniel Cay, Exumas
As part of the Exuma Cays, Staniel Cay is one magical part of The Bahamas. Located south of Nassau, this island is an unsung paradise. Visit the famous Swimming Pigs at Pig Beach, where you’ll spot numerous pigs racing over to get your attention right above crystal-clear waters. Dive or snorkel in the sun-kissed beaches of Exumas and enjoy local dining options for an exclusive look at The Bahamas’ eternal culture and ambiance.

Which is your favorite destination in The Bahamas? Can’t pick just one? We can’t either. Sail to all these destinations aboard SeaDream. Exciting new Yachting Land Adventures will be planned to highlight the best of each destinations, allowing our SeaDreamers to get the best experience possible in each port.

Two Palm Beach roundtrip voyages have been curated to feature every single one of these ports for a comprehensive vacation in The Bahamas. The seven-day voyages are:

Jan. 16-23, 2022 – Palm Beach to Palm Beach

Jan. 23-30, 2022 – Palm Beach to Palm Beach

We can’t wait to see you onboard!

SeaDream Yacht Club to Return to South Florida in 2022

January 28th, 2020 by Patricia Rogers

For the first time in over a decade years, SeaDream Yacht Club has revealed plans to return to South Florida. SeaDream II is now scheduled to sail to Palm Beach in January 2022. The announcement comes as SeaDream opens for reservations 33 new 2022 West Indies voyages. The newly unveiled season, kicking off January 2022 through April of the same year, is brimming with new destinations. For the first time in the company’s history, the luxury twin mega-yachts will sail to The Bahamas and Turks & Caicos as well as 17 new additional ports in the West Indies.

“We wanted 2022 to be filled with surprises, to explore unexpected destinations,” said SeaDream’s Andreas Brynestad. “The 2022 West Indies season is unlike any other season we’ve done before. We wanted to really bring something new for our returning and new guests and show them a different side of the region they’ve never explored before with SeaDream. We believe our Palm Beach voyages will be particularly popular and are looking forward to seeing the response.”

The newly announced voyages include new ports of call in Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, U.S.V.I, Dutch Caribbean and B.V.I. SeaDream’s West Indies 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.

New 2022 highlights include:

• Palm Beach – Two 7-day voyages will embark and disembark in Palm Beach, Fla., for the first time in SeaDream’s history. Departure dates are Jan. 16 and Jan. 23. Additionally, Palm Beach has been added as embarkation port for an additional voyage in January 2022 that culminates in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

• Turks & Caicos – SeaDream will sail to Grand Turk, capital of Turks & Caicos, and Providenciales, which boasts some of the region’s most beautiful beaches. This marks SeaDream’s first deployment to Turks & Caicos.

• The Bahamas – SeaDream will offer a fresh perspective on this classic West Indies island nation with six ports of call in The Bahamas, which include: Clarence Town, Long Island; Staniel Cay, Exuma; Great Harbour Cay, Berry Islands; Norma’s Cay; Harbour Island; and Rose Island.

• Dominican Republic – Guests will be treated to three new ports in the nation that “has it all,” namely: Playa Rincon, Puerto Plata and Punta Cana.

• Additional new ports in the West Indies include: Sint Eustatius, Dutch Caribbean; Frederiksted, St. Croix, U.S.V.I.; Long Bay, Beef Island, B.V.I.; Caja de Muertos and Boquerón, Puerto Rico.

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.

The SeaDream experience is known for its personalized, award-winning service, 5-star cuisine, intimate ports and exceptional onboard features such as the Balinese Dream Beds to sleep under the stars and the Watersports Marina complete with water toys for the perfect yachting vacation.

SeaDream Yacht Club has achieved the industry’s highest accolades for its two twin, casually elegant mega-yachts, SeaDream I and SeaDream II. With a maximum of only 56 couples and a 95-person award-winning crew, “It’s yachting, not cruising,” defines not only the size of the vessels, but the onboard lifestyle and anticipatory service. SeaDream Yacht Club provides a yachting experience visiting small harbours and ports around the world, many inaccessible by larger ships, on 7 to 15-day voyages. An incredible array of services, activities, water toys, dining, wine, premium drinks and gratuities are available through SeaDream’s inclusive fare.

SeaDream is ready to take you to the most pristine beaches, experience the most beautiful sunsets and be greeted by the warm, welcoming people of the Caribbean. For more information on SeaDream and booking the newly unveiled 2022 voyages, please visit www.seadream.com.

Visiting the World’s Least-Visited Destinations by Mega-Yacht

January 23rd, 2020 by Patricia Rogers

Want to try something different for your next vacation? CNN Travel compiled a list of the world’s least visited countries that should be on your travel list. These destinations will make you feel as if you’re on your own private getaway, away from the crowds. With abundant natural beauty and rich culture, it is no surprise to see that many of these hidden gems already grace many of SeaDream’s itineraries.

Experience the culture and witness the sights that only a select few get to experience with a SeaDream voyage. The top 20 least-visited countries include several SeaDream destinations in the West Indies. See which of our favorite spots made the cut:

Montserrat
Montserrat is a West Indies jewel filled with historical sites and a dramatic culture. Montserrat is often considered one of the “Insiders” favorite Caribbean islands. See the “active” Soufriere Hills Volcano on Montserrat from Plymouth port and learn why it’s often called the Pompeii of the Caribbean. No visitor to Montserrat should leave without having an encounter with Montserrat’s most captivating phenomena.

Anguilla
This British overseas territory is becoming more popular due to the incredible resort options as well as world recognized beaches and amazing golf. SeaDream offers an opportunity to tee off or for the energetic, bike around the island with the Captain or Club Director. Naturally, we also offer water sports while we are anchored off Sandy Ground.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines
SeaDream visits seven of the 32 islands in this chain called the Grenadines. In Mayreau, we host SeaDream’s signature Champagne and Caviar Splash, a true celebration of the yachting lifestyle as it exemplifies “Casual Perfection.” Toast to the crew and guest alike – to the good times we have shared and to meeting aboard again soon. A gourmet barbecue served on a white sandy beach is a celebration of the yachting experience in every deliciously decadent bite. This particular island is the smallest of the inhabited Islands and has two amazing beaches. Other destinations include: Canouan Island, Carriacou, Kingstown, Bequia, Tobago Cays and Union Island.

Dominica
SeaDream visits Domica’s beautiful Roseau and Portsmouth. Roseau is Dominica’s bustling and energetic capital, set on the southwest coast along the Roseau River. While strolling around local streets, expect to hear a variety of reggae music flowing from classic West Indies homes. Portsmouth is the second largest town in Dominica. SeaDream can either dock alongside the unique wooden pier or lie at anchor in Prince Rupert Bay to offer activities from the marina. A must would be to navigate Indian River with a SeaDream Yachting Land Adventure or explore Cabrits National Park.

Explore the world’s hidden treasures aboard SeaDream. SeaDream is ready to take you to the most pristine beaches, experience the most beautiful sunsets and be greeted by the warm, welcoming people of the Caribbean. When you book SeaDream for your next luxury West Indies cruise, you’ll never look at this region the same way again.

For more information on our West Indies itineraries, please visit: https://seadream.com/luxury-cruise/luxury-caribbean-cruise/

Destination Spotlight: St. Kitts & Nevis

January 21st, 2020 by Patricia Rogers

The two-island nation of St. Kitts & Nevis has been a staple in SeaDream voyages and with good reason. With breathtaking sceneries, a rich history and plenty of opportunities for activities for both laidback travelers and for the more adventurous types, St. Kitts & Nevis is the perfect West Indies destination.

Famous for being the smallest sovereign state in the Western Hemisphere, St. Kitts & Nevis offer visitors a glimpse of paradise. Discover some of its most beautiful sceneries and beaches with SeaDream. Twin mega-yachts, SeaDream I and SeaDream II, regularly visit the following:

Basseterre

St. Kitt’s dashing capital, Basseterre is not just another ordinary island. With its intimate downtown center filled with duty-free shops, souvenir booths, and local dining, you’ll never run of activities to explore. If you’re more into historical experiences, visit the National Museum, and take a walk near the Circus, a peculiar roundabout secured by a Victorian-inspired clock tower.

Charlestown

Less commercial and laid-back than its large neighbor St. Kitts, Nevis, at first glimpse, offers a stunning approach with dramatic views of the potentially active volcanic Nevis Peak. Start your day by exploring the island, above or under water, on one of our fun optional Yachting Land Adventures. They are all enjoyable and exciting, and you will also support the local community. At night, enjoy a romantic sunset with cocktails and a snack or dinner. We like to take the short drive to see Gillian, the owner of the charming Bananas Restaurant, which offers lovely views surrounded by lush tropical gardens. Of course, there is also Sunshine’s Beach Bar & Grill, home of the famous “Killer Bee” Caribbean rum drink. We hope that the above recommendations allow you to plan your special day on Nevis.

South Friar’s Bay

South Friar’s Bay offers SeaDream guests a new way to explore the island of St. Kitts. Rather than docking at the capital, the yacht will be anchored in the bay. This particular bay is one of the two bays stretching along the coast of the isthmus connecting the Southeast Peninsula with the rest of the island of St. Kitts. From swimming and snorkeling on the south side to body surfing on the north, Friar’s Bay offers guests several options. Many locals consider the southern beach the best on the island where you can also find multiple beach bars, offering various food and beverage options.

The island itself offers several options for Yachting Land Adventures, including paddle boarding and zip-lining. Another popular activity is the Soul of St. Kitts tour, which offers the must-see highlights of St. Kitts. You’ll enjoy stunning vistas after you walk to the top of the Brimstone Hill Fortress. People call this UNESCO World Heritage Site the Gibraltar of the West Indies. This tour is perfect for anyone who wants to learn more about the island’s complex history with stops in all the major sites.

Are you ready to discover the beauty of St. Kitts & Nevis? Our West Indies season is brimming with opportunities to visit this unique destination.  

Get to Know: SeaDream’s Wine Director Martin Arentz

January 16th, 2020 by Patricia Rogers

How do we create our famed Wine Voyage itineraries? Year after year, we seek for the world’s most interesting and refined flavors to craft the perfect experiences for wine lovers everywhere. Every single Wine Voyage is designed to enhance the yachting lifestyle and create an unforgettable culinary experience unlike any other wine tasting cruise. A SeaDream Wine Voyage will give you a whole new appreciation for wine as you taste only the best and most memorable reds, whites, and champagnes.

In 2019, Wine Enthusiast listed us as one of the best cruises for wine lovers. For us, wine voyages are more than an opportunity to sample wines. They are an immersive adventure that allows guests to walk away from their voyage with a deep understanding and love for distinct flavors and a new appreciation for wine.

With the expertise of our Wine Director Martin Arentz, a SeaDream Wine Voyage is the perfect opportunity to enhance your knowledge of food & wine pairings. Martin joined SeaDream in 2018 and curates our Wine Voyages with his extensive experience in the industry to ensure exciting voyages for our guests.

Meet the expert behind the most spectacular wine experiences at sea as he discusses his background, his approach and what’s next for SeaDream’s Wine Voyages.

Q: How did you first get involved in the wine industry?
Martin: I grew up visiting European vineyards with my parents each summer. These trips provided me with a long-lasting foundation and a fascination for the history, the people and the variety of wines crafted in these small villages.

Over the years, I’ve visited more than 100 vineyards, tasted thousands of wines, designed wine shops, picked grapes and blended my own wines. I have been traveling and tasting wines for 20 years. Winetasting and dinners have been my work and hobby since the late 90’s. Both my work and life experiences have given me the passion and knowledge that I now bring to SeaDream’s Wine Voyages.

Q: How do you choose which winemakers to feature on SeaDream’s Wine Voyages?
Martin: Winemakers are chosen by several factors. First and foremost, the wines need to have recognized quality. We also like to look at wineries with an interesting history and distinctive collection. Finally, creating variety is crucial, so we make sure each year we have different styles and regions represented during the season.

Q: What makes SeaDream’s Wine Voyages special?
Martin: Our Wine Voyages are designed to enhance both the culinary and yachting experiences of guests onboard. Pairing the ultimate wine experience with the regions’ most scenic backdrops, guests are able to meet the personalities behind some of the world’s most renowned wineries and notable vineyards and explore their flavors and history.

Each of our wine voyages include complimentary wine tastings hosted by a representative from the visiting winery or wineries.

Guests can also choose to participate in the Winemakers Dinner for an additional cost. The Winemakers Dinner is an unforgettable gastronomical experience hosted by the visiting winemaker that features food and wine parings with wine packages by the glass. Each Wine Voyage also features at least two wine-related Yachting Land Adventures to give guests to opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the wonderful world of wine.

Q: What’s in store for 2020?
Martin: We have an amazing assortment of wineries and guest winemakers lined up. This year and in the coming years we are focusing on more organic and biodynamic wineries, which I think our guests really appreciate. We are looking forward to making new memories and sharing our love for wine during our upcoming voyages.

Discover some of the world’s most noteworthy wineries with SeaDream’s 2020 Wine Voyage Collection now open for booking.

A New Year | 5 Tips to Stay Fit While Vacationing

January 14th, 2020 by Sharone Yoga on the Beach


When it comes to visiting your favorite West Indies island or a Mediterranean must-do, the last thing you think about is keeping up with your gym routine. Traveling to a new place also means letting go of the old habits like having to wake up early for work, missing out on your weekly yoga classes, staying in unfamiliar accommodations, and having less flexibility with your nutritional expectations. The good news is that pre-travel preparation makes it possible to keep up with your active lifestyle during your vacation.
 
Here’s what you need to know:

Pack the Right Things

Whether you’re an inner yogi or more into Pilates, taking the right gear with you is everything. We’re not talking about carrying dumbbells but packing a few light items can really help make or break your fitness game. Some things you can work into your packing list include resistance bands, a jump rope, a yoga mat, and some awesome fitness apps.

Packing the right gear will certainly eliminate excuses like not having the right amenities where you’re staying or not having the time to get a short workout in. Having a yoga mat right in your hotel room paired with a jump rope is everything you need to break a sweat and burn some calories.

Careful, this doesn’t necessarily justify any binge eating even if you’re in Italy craving Spaghetti alla Carbonara!

Create a Schedule
 
It’s both exciting and overwhelming to visit destinations with so many things to do and see. But amid all your adventures, it’s important to remember your fitness objectives. Add workouts to your calendar, set reminders, and try to find a set time every day. While it’s exciting to be spontaneous in the heart of St. Tropez, it’s important to incorporate your workout into your experience.

If you find yourself missing one or two workouts, don’t stress too much and make sure to work extra hard in the next one. More importantly, find ways to be active in the most creative ways, like enjoying the scenic views while finishing an ab workout or walking an extra few miles when visiting a precious site.

Have Snacks Around
 
When we say snacks, we’re not talking about a Snickers bar on the go. Abs start in the kitchen, so finding a way to eat healthy even when on vacation is a big part of staying fit. Though you may run into a street full of tempting cultural eateries, remember that balance is everything. Don’t deprive yourself of trying new things, but don’t overeat either.

The secret is to have a few snacks in your bag so that you have alternatives when you pass by the donut shops and bakeries. Apples, granola bars, and nut mixes are good ways to overcome serious sugar cravings and to have something ready when your stomach starts rumbling.

Start your year off right by booking a luxury voyage with the perfect amenities to help you stay fit. Take a breathtaking trip to the West Indies with SeaDream’s Signature experiences like award-winning service, five-star dining, and the best Thai-certified spa at sea.

Recipe: Corn and Crab Soup

January 9th, 2020 by SeaDream Yacht Club

One of the signature elements of the SeaDream experience is indulging in SeaDream’s gourmet 5-star dining, prepared à la minute and served al fresco at the Topside Restaurant or in the elegant Dining Salon.

Missing SeaDream’s Dream Cuisine? Try your hand at preparing one of our chefs’ delicious recipes for your loved ones. Enjoy the rich flavors of this signature corn and crab soup. And while you might not have the fresh sea breeze and stunning coastal views to complement your dining experience at home, the recipe will have you dreaming about your next SeaDream vacation and the gastronomical experience that goes along with your voyage.

Corn and Crab Soup

Ingredients:
  • 6 cups of fish stock
  • 2 corns on the cob
  • 1 piece of lemon grass
  • 1 tsp black pepper corns
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 2 cups of chicken stock
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp sesame seed oil
  • Fish sauce

For Garnish:
  • White crab meat
  • Fresh chopped coriander
  • Chopped spring onion
  • Corn kernels
  • 1 tsp sauteed chopped garlic

Instructions:
  1. Pour into a pan the fish stock and chicken stock with the corn on the cob, pepper corns, lemon grass, shallots and bring to boil. The let simmer for 20 minutes.
  2. Strain the stock through a sieve and place back on the stove.
  3. Once boiling again, take the two whisked eggs and add to the boiling stock while stirring.
  4. Add the sesame oil and season with fish sauce to taste. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. When ready to serve, put the Garnish into the soup bowls and pour over your hot soup.
 

Why Book a Grand Voyage?

January 7th, 2020 by SeaDream Yacht Club

Grand voyages offer endless possibilities and the ability to visit anywhere up to 25 ports in one seamless journey. These extended voyages combine two or more back-to-back voyages for a more comprehensive and in-depth travel experience. In many cases, you can choose to sail for 14, 21, or more days without repeating ports. Grand Voyages resonate with travelers looking for a carefree vacation in which they can unwind while exploring some of the world’s best travel destinations.

The SeaDream team meticulously plans Grand Voyages so that you can visit a different port nearly every day during your journey. Incorporating more overnight stays in places with a lively nightlife is also of the utmost importance to ensure guests can experience the best each destination has to offer.

There are countless reasons why a SeaDream Grand Voyage makes for the perfect vacation at sea. Here are a couple of the top reasons:

Come aboard, unpack just once

Call SeaDream home for as long as you would like. Whether it’s 2, 3, 5 or more consecutive voyages, the choice is yours. Enjoy an extended journey without any of the hassles of transferring from destination to destination by air or ground. Get settled in your comfortable stateroom and soak in the relaxing ambiance aboard the ships whether by day or night. SeaDream I and SeaDream II offer a wide array of onboard activities and provide unparalleled, personalized service.

Enjoy a more comprehensive experience

Imagine all the places you’ll visit, while also enjoying your time onboard. The Grand Voyage Collection features sailings across single regions as well transatlantic crossings.

Single region grand voyages provide a comprehensive experience that allows guests to leisurely explore many distinct destinations in one luxurious and seamless journey. Popular itineraries combine world renowned Mediterranean ports in the French and Italian Riviera, Greek Isles, Adriatic Sea, the Spanish coast, to name a few. Bask in a region’s rich culture and take in some of the world’s most memorable sights. Spectacular landscapes, world-class cuisine, historical attractions, and picturesque beaches are all part of the Grand Voyage experience.

During voyages involving transatlantic crossings, SeaDream sails to unique ports in the Caribbean and Mediterranean while providing ample time to enjoy the “SeaDream Difference” during the crossing.

The more you sail, the more you save

With a SeaDream Grand Voyage, guests enjoy 10% off each consecutive voyage segment. Grand voyages can be as few as 2 back-to-back segments or as many as 5+.

SeaDream’s 2020 Grand Voyage itineraries include:

Venice to Malaga
Sept. 30 – Oct. 24, 2020
This 24-day journey departs from Italy and sails through the Adriatic Sea to stunning Croatian ports before making its way to the Greek Isles. SeaDream II will then explore some of Italy’s most stunning destinations, including Positano, Sorrento, and Capri. This voyage also visits Monaco, France, and Spain for a truly unforgettable Mediterranean vacation. There is something for everyone along this spectacular Grand Voyage.

Athens (Piraeus) to Athens (Piraeus)
July 25 – Aug. 15, 2020
This 21-day voyage covers the best of the best in Greece and Croatia. Visit small ports like Itea (Delphi), Greece, as well as popular destinations like Dubrovnik, Croatia. Additionally, SeaDream II will sail to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy, Slovenia, and Montenegro. With three overnight stays and many more late evening departures, this voyage is sure to please even the most discerning travelers.

Discover the entire 2020 Grand Voyage Collection.

The Rise of Plant-Based Menus and Luxury Travel

January 2nd, 2020 by SeaDream Yacht Club

Out of all the travel trends we expect to be popular in 2020, ecotourism and veganism continue to emerge as the front-runner. More than ever before, travelers are looking for ways to make their journeys more “green.” According to Big 7 Travel, “the environment (and protecting it!) has moved from a fringe issue for many to become one of the most important factors in planning a trip.”

Big 7 Travel adds, “every city in the world is starting to explode with vegan options on menus as well as vegan chains and cafes popping up all over the place. Vegan-only trips, retreats and cooking classes will come to the fore even more over the coming years, as the world changes its eating habits.”

In pursuit of environmental awareness, SeaDream has discontinued the use of single-pack plastic yogurt cups, plastic straws and stirrers. Additionally, SeaDream is recognized as being the first cruise line to offer a “raw food” or “living food” menu at sea. An array of dishes is prepared only with raw, organic, and vegan ingredients, none of which are heated above 118º F. The menu, created in conjunction with the Hippocrates Health Institute, even includes dessert options, highlighting light yet indulgent selections.

SeaDream also offers extensive plant-based & vegan gourmet cuisine, utilizing some of the world’s finest ingredients, providing genuine nutrition, and delicious taste, as well as offering cold-pressed raw and vegan juice smoothie bars. Guests have the option of experiencing an array of dishes prepared only with plant-based and vegan ingredients.



A few menu highlights include: Vegan Lentil Bolognese with Gluten Free Chickpea Pasta; Vegan Pumpkin and Zucchini Lasagna; Vegan Artichoke Pizza; Avocado Melt Club Sandwich with Roasted Peppers, Zucchini and Alfalfa Sprouts served with Carrot Aioli; Sweet Potato and Black Bean Vegan Burger with Eggplant-Peppers Relish and Sweet Potato Fries; Marinated Grilled Cauliflower on Pumpkin & Carrot Mousse with Roasted Pumpkin Seeds; Veggie Wrap with Apples and Chickpeas served with Avocado Dip and Spicy Hummus; Tofu Cakes on Sautéed Zucchini with Mint and Basil Sauce; and the Sweet Potato Vegetable Lasagna. The plant-based and vegan menu even includes dessert options, highlighting light yet indulgent selections like the Vegan Chocolate and Black Bean Cake; Almond and Raspberry Pavé; and the Avocado & Coconut Chocolate Crunch.

Aside from the Raw Food Menu and SeaDream’s vegetarian and vegan sections, SeaDream offers gluten-free and sugar-free options, which are always available on request. For other dietary needs, guests can consult with SeaDream at any time before the voyage to ensure that we fulfill any special needs.

SeaDream’s executive chefs and culinary team focus their menus around the concepts of sustainability and local sourcing from the region surrounding each destination whenever possible. A Signature SeaDream experience features gourmet 5-star dining, prepared à la minute.



Are you ready to indulge your senses on your next journey with SeaDream on this new decade?

We look forward to changing the travel industry and benefiting your health one voyage at a time. Read more about our SeaDream Vegan Culinary experience on: https://seadream.com/lifestyle/cuisine/raw-living/

Entering a New Decade – Top Travel Trends of 2020

December 31st, 2019 by SeaDream Yacht Club

As we enter a new year and head into a new decade, we wanted to look at the 2020 travel trends that will shape the way we all vacation and the industry as a whole. According to the international travel agency network of Virtuoso, “carving out more family time and fulfilling your Wanderlist come up big in our annual travel forecast.”

Here are some travel trends Virtuoso’s travel advisors expect for 2020:

Authenticity

Travelers are seeking authentic travel experiences that can’t be replicated. Travelers are more keenly aware of tourist traps and want to avoid the crowds often found with popular tourist destinations. They want to see the “untouristed and unexpected destinations.”

SeaDream’s boutique mega-yachts allow for guests to visit small ports that are hard to reach by larger ships, allowing guests to have those authentic experiences they seek. Itineraries include destinations with hidden yachting harbors and smaller, less crowded ports and passages where large ships cannot visit.

There’s nothing compared to the yachting life that gives you the opportunity to discover the true heart of each destination.



Active or Adventure Trips 

Travel is no longer about passively looking at landmarks. Travelers want to actively engage with their surroundings and create experiences and memories they can’t get back home. 

With SeaDream’s Yachting Land Adventures, you can stay active in your trip with a wide range of options. Partaking in unique activities at each destination has a transformative element that leads to more fulfilling vacation experiences. 

Our complimentary, shoreside crew-led activities include hikes and walking tours, shopping with the Chef, mountain bike rides for private exploration and so much more. If you’re feeling more adventurous, our Yachting Land Adventure excursions, which can be booked and purchased on board, can range from cooking classes to active snorkeling trips and much more. These excursions are designed so each guest may experience each destination to its fullest.  



Celebration Travel 

More and more, luxury travelers are booking trips as part of celebrations. Whether celebrating a big milestone, birthday or anniversary, booking a getaway is the most memorable way to celebrate all of lives big events. 

Special occasions and milestone moments deserve the ultimate  celebrations. Rethink the way these moments should be celebrated with something remarkably different. Forget traditional cruising; this is an  inclusive yachting experience  that combines casual luxury, comfort, world-class dining and highly personalized service. It’s the perfect way to create memories with that special someone or with a group of friends. Enjoy the company of fellow guests who enjoy similar interests and tastes for both travel and adventure. The choice is yours on SeaDream, this is your yacht. 

Why limit birthday festivities to just one day? A week-long voyage to the islands in the West Indies or to the beautiful ports and cities in the Mediterranean is a wish come true for those looking for more than just a birthday cruise or vacation. If it’s celebrating a milestone birthday or any number in between, our crew is there to make it a truly amazing experience for our honored guests. 



For more information on how to make a celebration aboard SeaDream unforgettable, please visit https://seadream.com/lifestyle/celebrations/. 

 

Why Spend the Holidays on a Yacht?

December 26th, 2019 by SeaDream Yacht Club Cruise Holidays


While Christmas and New Year’s are not always about sandy beaches and sunny skies, taking a cruise to exotic islands like in the West Indies can be quite rewarding. While we do suggest traveling during this festive season, we think taking a mega-yacht and sailing across different islands is even more exciting.

Here’s why you should spend your holidays on a cruise:

You Don’t Have to Skip the Holiday Dinner

When it comes to holiday celebrations, we’re all thinking about that special dinner that brings friends and family together. Three-course dinners overlooking the British Virgin Islands can be even more exclusive and exciting for your holiday crowd.

Gather around an outdoor dining area, and be pampered by gourmet wines served by sommeliers, and five-star dining with culinary connoisseurs. Breathe in the fresh air of exotic beaches and take part of SeaDream’s Signature experiences.

Besides, let someone else do the cooking!

Get A Glimpse of Local Celebrations

Whether you dock at St. Barths for New Year’s or spend Christmas in Virgin Gorda, you’ll get a whole new outlook on celebrations. More than just exploring new ports, you’ll get a chance to see the islands all dressed up for the holidays, listen to festive music around town, and see the decorations in the windows of local homes.

Each island will have its own way of expressing its holiday cultures, and it turns out to be quite interesting and a wonderful part of the holiday. Celebrate with your loved ones at a local restaurant or walk around the joyous streets of your favorite destination.

See Your Ship in A New Light

Watching as your ship transforms into a heart-warming ambiance of hanging garlands and lights is quite the experience. The effort that goes into creating such a joyous and festive feeling while sailing is simply unparallel. Take part in culinary creativity when feasting and experience true moments of awe while celebrating with the ones you love.

As New Year’s Eve approaches, start new beginnings right by gathering around banners, streamers and balloons to celebrate the big day. Be pampered on board with Signature massages, gourmet cocktails, and award-winning service. Indulge in the outdoor breeze, bask in the sunlight, and simply live in the moment.

 Shorten Your Bucket List
 
What better way to celebrate holidays than by crossing off some bucket-list items? Celebrate Christmas in style by visiting the ports you’ve always dreamed of. Whether you made a promise to dive in the clear waters of Bahamas or try the European pastries of Marigot, sailing during the holidays is everything.

Besides, you don’t have to go off-board to cross off some adventures. Get the best Thai-massage on the ocean right on SeaDream or enjoy SeaDream’s Signature Dessert Extravaganza while cruising the world. Whatever you decide, the globe is yours.

If you’re ready to book your exciting holiday voyage, browse through SeaDream’s itineraries and pick your favorite.
 

SeaDream’s 2020 is Brimming with New Destinations

December 23rd, 2019 by SeaDream Yacht Club
2020 destinations
Ikaria, Greece

At SeaDream, we are on a never-ending quest to find the world’s most fascinating hidden harbors and destinations. For 2020, we will visit a number of new ports to ensure we provide our guests the opportunity to explore new destinations that are fitting of the luxury yachting lifestyle. 

Our yachts, SeaDream I and SeaDream II, will explore ports of call in the West Indies, French and Italian Riviera, Greek isles, Spanish coast and Adriatic Sea.  Offering personalized service, 5-star dining and an exceptional onboard experience, the 2020 voyages include new ports, yachting land adventures, and more overnight stays in select locations.  
 
For the first time, we will visit the capital city of Valletta, Malta, which is often recognized as one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world. Valletta is commonly referred to as an open-air museum and is both the southernmost capital of Europe and the smallest capital city in the European Union. Another new destination for SeaDream in Malta is the beautiful village of Xlendi Bay in the island of Gozo. Featured in various 2020 voyages, Xlendi Bay is a popular swimming and snorkeling spot in the Maltese archipelago and is certain to impress our new and returning guests. 

For some of the most beautiful beaches in Croatia, we will sail to Vis, which famous for serving as the backdrop to 2018’s “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” thanks to its picturesque coastline. For guests interested in history, the new SeaDream port of Koper, Slovenia features some of Slovenia’s largest cathedrals as well as beautiful architecture. The historical coastal town is perfect for sightseeing with its welcoming streets and notable medieval history, culture and architecture. 

In Greece, learn wellness secrets from the locals at one of the world’s five “Blue Zones,” Ikaria, GreeceThere are over 200 villages scattered throughout Ikaria, giving the island its unique, authentic character. In Italy’s Santa Maria di Leuca, admire the impressive geological formations and a seaside ravine with picturesque views of Fjord del Ciolo. 

In the West Indies, we will for the first-time sail to Basseterre, Saint Kitts and NevisOne of the oldest towns in the Eastern Caribbean, Basseterre is home to many amazing historical sights. When you sail to the West Indies with on one of our boutique luxury yachts, you’ll never look at the region the same way again. This is unlike your typical Caribbean cruise vacation. We take pride in creating a remarkably different yachting experience that highlights a casual yet luxurious lifestyle. 

Besides incorporating new ports, our twin mega-yachts will visit ports that have proven time after time to please whether it is your first time there or if you come back year after year. 

The 2020 West Indies and Mediterranean season exemplify the yachting, not cruising lifestyle. Each voyage has been carefully planned to be uniquely exceptional and feature must-see sights and experiences.  

Whether looking to relax in a remote West Indies beach or eager to explore the many hidden gems of the Mediterranean, there is something for every kind of traveler in 2020 with SeaDream. Find your dream voyage today. 
 

Yachting vs. Cruising | What’s the Difference?

December 20th, 2019 by SeaDream Yacht Club SeaDream Cruising


Ever wondered what’s the difference between yachting and cruising? The expression “yachting” does not only define size but describes a lifestyle aboard the intimate vessels. Both chic and stylish, SeaDream’s luxury mega-yachts are famous for their elegant informality, award-winning service, a premium all-inclusive bar, and their exciting itineraries.

But far from any cruising opportunities you may explore, yachting will always be a top choice, given its alluring and noteworthy perks. Here are the main differences between yachting and cruising.

Smaller Ports

Travel experts and our loyal past guests are raving about the yachting experience, mostly because of SeaDream’s ability to access smaller ports and navigate to destinations that are not easily accessible by cruises. Bask in the beauty of Little Bay in Montserrat or visit beautiful Jost Van Dyke with SeaDream’s luxurious itinerary and intimate travel at sea.

Another exciting part of SeaDream’s itinerary includes overnight stays at your favorite West Indies or Mediterranean ports, luxury cruises simply don’t have.

Personalized Service

SeaDream’s award-winning five-star service is unparalleled. From the moment you step onboard, you’re greeted by the captain and welcomed onto your private luxury yacht. With 56 couples and a 1:1 crew-to-guest ratio, you’ll be pampered with great attention to detail and incomparable style.

The service aboard either of the SeaDream yachts is elegantly comfortable, like the way the bartender knows your name and your favorite drink, or that you may just be gluten-free. SeaDream’s crew is passionate about delivering exceptional service, one where you’ll be “splendidly spoiled” and may never want to go on a cruise ship again.

The Dream Cuisine

There is nothing more symbolic of luxury than al fresco five-star dining, and enjoying wine and dine with expert chefs and sommeliers. The Dream Cuisine represents every culinary experience you can imagine that will always exceed expectations. From SeaDream’s dessert extravaganza, plant-based menu and the finest gourmet dishes, it doesn’t get better than this on your personal yachting adventures. 

It’s quite clear you won’t be able to find such gastronomical experiences on a general cruise ship where you’re one of thousands of guests. When sailing on a yacht, the attention to detail in every dish and the chef’s knowledge of every passenger’s preference provides the ultimate gift of personalization and leisure you’ll never forget. 

An Intimate Ambiance

We welcome guests with the “SeaDream treatment” from the moment they step onboard. The yachting experience begins with a beautiful welcome from the SeaDream crew, decorated by refreshing cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Once the unpacking gets done, you’ll have a choice to enjoy sun-bathing, a light meal on deck, or begin a relaxation treatment in SeaDream’s Thai-certified spa. 

When it comes to one-on-one pampering and enjoying pure serenity, there’s nothing like the ambiance of SeaDream. Lounge on our Balinese Dream Beds by day, and enjoy sleeping under the stars by night. If you’re feeling more adventurous, head over to our Watersports Marina, and take part in a playful journey on the sea with kayaks, banana boating, and other water toys. 

No more waiting in long lines for renting kayaks, or enjoying other activities onboard. SeaDream’s luxury mega-yachts were made to focus on each individual guest with award-winning service, customized plates, and an unforgettable ambiance. 

Best Islands to Visit in 2020

December 17th, 2019 by SeaDream Yacht Club   Snorkeling Caribbean


Rumor has it, some islands have made it to Conde Nast’s Best Islands to Visit in 2020, and some just didn’t make the cut. Starting with the Caribbean, Conde Nast gives you the insider’s look at top islands to watch out for from sustainability heroes to ultimate superstars.  When it comes to choosing your next vacation getaway, we wanted to give you a better look at what’s the latest and greatest from travel experts and from our personal collection.

Here are our favorite islands to visit in 2020:

The British Virgin Islands

According to Conde Nast, conservationist Laurance Rockefeller had such strong determination to preserve the wilderness of Virgin Gorda that it has made quite the impact on the new scenery of gorgeous villas and coconut groves. When visiting the British Virgin Islands, you’ll find yourself falling in love with picturesque hiking trails, stunning beaches, and a lifetime of serenity packed into the soft sand.

Choose a West Indies Voyage when sailing with SeaDream and bask in the beauty of Virgin Gorda and the other British Virgin Islands like Cruz Bay and Jost Van Dyke which remain nothing short of noteworthy.

Dominica

Explore the spectral blue mountains, warm springs, and a labyrinth of tropical rain forests when exploring Dominica. This magnificent island offers more than the average beach flop, with its high-end wellness options like the Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski and hiking trails in the Cabrits National Park.

When sailing with SeaDream, take part of our Yachting Land Adventures and enjoy thrilling experiences like visiting caves, volcanic vents, coral gardens, and even taking part of a 2-tank dive.
 
St. Barths

It would be difficult to describe St. Barths without mentioning the flawless trifecta of soft sand, scenic beaches, and elegant nonchalance. But aside from these exceptional must-haves, all eyes are really on the reinvented Eden Rock Hotel, with new additions like the bar frosé trolley, and Villa Nina.

Escape to the heart of St. Barths and enjoy SeaDream’s most treasured destination in the West Indies. Take a scenic hike or bike around the island and simply relax while watching all of the incredible yachts arriving and departing off the ship.

Barbados

Being the largest city and capital of Barbados, Bridgetown is gleaming with landmarks, so make sure your camera is fully equipped for all those gorgeous captures! Visit the Barbados Museum, shop around Sagicor Plaza, and revel in architectural sightseeing like St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Cathedral and the Nidhe Israel Synagogue.

Known for its exotic beaches and becoming an official UNESCO heritage site, Barbados will always be one of our favorite destinations to enjoy a full spectrum of land activities, sea adventures, and some beaching.

Now that you’ve got the scoop on some of the best islands of 2020, take some time to explore SeaDream’s upcoming voyages and choose your favorite. Along with scenic itineraries, you’ll have a chance to enjoy gourmet five-star dining, experience sleeping under the stars, and get pampered with our award-winning service.

Celebrate the ‘Small Ship Cruise Line of the Year’ Award with SeaDream

December 12th, 2019 by SeaDream Yacht Club 2019 Winner


The moment we’ve all been waiting for, the winners of Australia’s Travel Awards 2019 have been announced, and we are proud to announce we have been recognized as the ‘Small Ship Cruise Line of the Year.’

“It’s Yachting, Not Cruising” the secret that travel experts, our loyal past guests, and other cruise enthusiasts are raving about. It’s uniquely exceptional and a must-do for those in search of a hidden, refined style of cruising. Enjoy an inclusive experience with premium select spirits, 5-star dining, gratuities, and more on SeaDream, both onboard and shoreside.

The expression “yachting” speaks for itself, it’s not only a statement about the size, but it describes a lifestyle aboard the intimate vessels. Chic and stylish, SeaDream’s 56-stateroom twin mega-yachts are favored for their elegant informality, personal award-winning service provided by a crew of 95, inclusive open bar and gratuities, ocean-view accommodations, luxury Thai-Certified spa, and world-class cuisine.

With 56 couples at a time, a SeaDream voyage feels like a personal getaway with that special someone, a group of friends and family or for that solo traveler looking for much needed “me-time.” Be pampered and relaxed, or active and adventurous while traveling to some of the most intimate ports and destinations with our Mediterranean and Caribbean voyages.

Are you ready to experience the best small cruise line?

Make sure to check our upcoming 2020 voyages: https://seadream.com/voyages/

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