Yachting vs. Cruising | What’s the Difference?

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.