SeaDream Yacht Club Celebrates 10 Years of Yachting
(Miami, Florida) – September 1, 2011 – SeaDream Yacht Club and their boutique, twin mega-yachts, SeaDream I and SeaDream II announce this month’s celebration of 10 years in business.
Since 2001, SeaDream has been providing unique, intimate yachting holidays with an emphasis on highly personalized service. When the company was founded they brought a refreshing change to the world of ultra-luxury holidays at sea – with the intention of being completely different from any and every other cruise product. “We started out 10 years ago right after the September 11th attack. Travel came to a halt but our team’s energy and dedication wouldn’t be deterred,” said Bob Lepisto, President. “We are all very proud of our accomplishment and grateful to our guests, devoted employees and travel agent partners who collectively drive our success.”
SeaDream Yacht Club was founded in 2001 by Norwegian entrepreneur, Atle Brynestadwho is the company’s Owner and Chairman. Atle Brynestad founded Seabourn Cruise Line in 1987 and was its Chairman for ten years as well as CEO during the initial years. In 1999 two Cunard ships named Sea Goddess I and Sea Goddess II were transferred into the Seabourn Cruise Line fleet and renamed Seabourn Goddess I and Seabourn Goddess II. It was in 2001 that Atle Brynestad purchased these twin vessels from Carnival (Seabourn Cruise Line’s parent company). Brynestad then named the two twins, SeaDream I & SeaDream II and put them through an extensive dry dock and refit.
Since then, SeaDream has received numerous awards, honors and accolades. The Berlitz Ocean Cruising and Cruise Ships Guide has recognized SeaDream annually and the 2011 Berlitz Guide rated the 112-guest mega yachts, SeaDream I & II as the top two Boutique Ships (50-200 passengers) in the world.
“During September we’ll be celebrating onboard with 10th anniversary themed parties and decadent dessert extravaganzas” said Erling Frydenberg, SeaDream’s Vice President of Hotel Operations. “We also have a few other surprises in store for our guests, all in the spirit of our 10th anniversary.”
Added Bob Lepisto, President, “During our 10-years, our focus on exceptional service and cuisine has never wavered. Our past is the strongest criterion people have to judge our future.” Continued Lepisto, “By understanding and responding to our guest’s needs, we have been able to exceed their expectations. Our success, to a great extent, has been driven by word of mouth marketing by highly satisfied guests sharing their yachting experience with friends, relatives and their travel agents. I very much look forward to the next 10 years.”
About SeaDream Yacht Club:
The expression “yachting” is not only a statement about size; it describes a lifestyle aboard the intimate vessels. Chic and stylish, SeaDream’s 56-stateroom twin yachts are favored for their elegant informality, state-of-the-art facilities, personal service provided by a crew of 95, inclusive open bar and gratuities, ocean-view accommodations, luxury spa and world class cuisine. Itineraries include the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, the Black Seaand the Amazon. “It’s yachting, not cruising” Enjoy the difference. For further details visit www.seadream.com or phone (800) 707-4911.
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