SeaDream Yacht Club�s twin, ultra-luxury, mega yacht cruisers, SeaDream I and II, have been rated the number two and three finest passenger vessels in the world and have outscored all ships rated (regardless of size) in the food and service categories.
The singular honor was awarded by the authoritative Berlitz Guide to Ocean Cruising and Cruise Ships 2004. It was the second year in a row that the SeaDream twins received this Berlitz accolade; all the more unusual since SeaDream Yacht Club is a mere two years old.
SeaDream�s mega yacht cruisers topped the publication�s Five Star-Club with only one vessel scoring marginally higher at Five Stars Plus---Europa, a German language vessel, operated largely for the German market.

A delighted Larry Pimentel, CTC, President and CEO of SeaDream Yacht Club, pointed out: �The objective evaluations of the Berlitz guide are determined from criteria that includes cumulative scores for the quality of the ship, its accommodations, cuisine, service, entertainment and overall cruise experience. But for the entertainment (modest on yachts; elaborate on cruise vessels) SeaDream I and II might well have outscored all of 25 of the Five Star rated ships.

�SeaDream I and II were not rated in the entertainment category since yacht class vessels do not stress elaborate entertainment but choose to emphasize a more active, free-form, seagoing holiday. In spite of the absence of a score for entertainment the SeaDream yachts achieved amazing scores,� Pimentel said.

�All SeaDream colleagues are to be congratulated in this outstanding achievement; especially the incredible staff aboard SeaDream I and II,� Pimentel concluded.
Here is a quick summary of what the Berlitz 2004 guide had to say:
(Only Vessels Rated Five Stars are Included)
Large Ships (Over 1000 Passengers)

SeaDream Yacht Club is the yachting venture by Norwegian entrepreneur Atle Brynestad who founded Seabourn Cruise Line, and Larry Pimentel who was president of Seabourn under Brynestad and later president and CEO of the merged Cunard and Seabourn. Pimentel is President and CEO of the Coconut Grove, Florida-headquartered SeaDream Yacht Club and a co-owner. Brynestad is Chairman. The company operates SeaDream I and SeaDream II, twin, ultra luxury, mega yachts that operate on seven-day sailings in the Caribbean and the Mediterranean. The yachts are not only ideal for discerning travelers seeking an unstructured and casual holiday experience but also for small meetings and incentive groups or individual private family gatherings. They are available for full charter. SeaDream I and II share the top Five-Star Club award in the Berlitz Ocean Cruising and Cruise Ships 2003 guidebook and recently in the 2004 guidebook. In the Americas the SeaDream Yacht Club reservations number is 1 800 707-4911. In Europe it is +47 23 28 96 60. The website is