SeaDream Yacht Club Celebrates 15 Years Highlighting 15 Boutique Port Favorites
-Small Ports of Call Offer Authentic Travel Experiences-
MIAMI, May 18, 2016 – 2016 marks the 15th anniversary of SeaDreamYacht Club. Founded by Norwegian entrepreneur Atle Brynestad and remaining independently owned, the 112-guest carrying mega-yachts SeaDream I and SeaDream II are revered for their casually elegant onboard lifestyle, award-winning service and visiting distinctive destinations. Due to its intimate size, many destinations and ports of call are only visited by SeaDream, not accessible by a larger vessel. Often offering multiple overnights in these and other ports, the yachting experience delivered by SeaDream appeals to inquisitive guests seeking authentic experiences off-the-beaten path with the luxury of private mega-yacht.
“Guests have destinations they wish to check off their ‘must visit’ list and the SeaDream Yacht Club crew enjoys helping them reach many travel goals,” shares SeaDream Yacht Club President Bob Lepisto. “At the same time, we take greater pride presenting finely crafted itineraries that utilize our vessel size to call on hidden harbors that become instant favorites.”
In honor of SeaDream’s 15th Anniversary, below are 15 small ports that can’t be missed during the 2016/2017 season:
1. Bequia,Saint Vincent and the Grenadines – A green, hilly outpost of the Grenadines, Bequia is seven square miles of quiet lagoons, reefs and long stretches of undeveloped beaches. SeaDream yachts anchor in front of the colorful wooden buildings lining the street of PortElizabeth.
2. Bonifacio,Corsica – A fortress town at the southern tip of the island of Corsica, Bonifacio’sstunning limestone cliffs welcome guests into this fjord-like marina in one of SeaDream’s most impressive arrivals.
3. CorinthCanal – This dramatically narrow passage separates the Peloponnese Peninsula from mainlandGreece and is unserviceable to most modern ships. Guests understand whySeaDream says “expect the unexpected” as the yacht transits the Corinth Canal.
4. Hvar,Croatia – An island in the Adriatic Sea, Hvar is somewhat unusual as it is blessed with a large fertile coastal plain and fresh water springs. Its hillsides are covered in pine forests with vineyards, olive groves, fruit orchards and lavender fields. Guests have an option to kayak down the coastline on one of the land adventures or independently hike up to the fortress for incredible views of the picturesque harbor.
5. Paros,Greece – Paros offers a quieter, unspoiled option to neighboring and often overcrowdedSantorini and Mykonos. With its beautiful beaches and charming villages, some consider Paros the most beautiful in the Cyclades group.
6. Patmos,Greece – An AegeanIsland in the north of the Dodecanese island group, Patmos is a significantChristian pilgrimage site for it is the place where Saint John wrote the “Book of Revelation.” Patmos is an ideal destination for nature lovers thanks to its lace-like coastline, sheer cliffs and volcanic soil. It has been designated as a “Holy Island” by the Greek Parliament in 1981 as well as aWorld Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999.
7. PeterIsland, B.V.I. – PeterIsland is the largest private island in the British Virgin Islands and only accessible by boat. The beaches face the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea where SeaDream offers an unforgettable day.
8. PonzaIsland, Italy – A truly delightful island in the Tyrrhenian Sea, Ponza is uniquely shaped like a crescent moon. Its glistening blue coastline is varied and dramatic with several rocky coves and sandy beaches as well as numerous grottos, caves and craggy cliffs. The island has crystal clear waters and is ideal for sunbathing,swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving.
9. PortoCervo, Italy –Porto Cervo is an Italian seaside resort in northern Sardinia. The village is the main center of the Costa Smeralda, one of the most beautiful and exclusive areas in all of the Mediterranean. Discovered and developed by the Aga Khan in1961, Costa Smeralda is today the symbol of luxury tourism and VIPs, trendy pubs, restaurants and yachts, as well as privileged place of encounters of the international jetsetters. Most commercial cruise vessels are too big to dock in this marina.
10. Rovinj,Croatia – Rovinj is a popular tourist resort on the Istrian Peninsula and one of the last true fishing ports in the Mediterranean. SeaDream has arranged interesting land adventure options here including a visit to a family winery and the very popular search for truffles in the countryside.
11. Saba,Netherlands Antilles – Saba is the smallest special municipality of the Netherlands and essentially consists of the top of dormant volcano Mount Scenery. Its surrounding SabaMarine Park is renowned for scuba diving and said to be the best in theCaribbean.
12. Saint Florent, Corsica – Saint Florent is a charming fishing port and marina with a lovely harbor to one side and craggy hills covered in foliage rising up behind.Its citadel, built in the 15th century, dominates views of the village and the nearby Saleccia beach is said to be one of the best of the Mediterranean.
13. Sandy Ground, Anguilla– ThisBritish Overseas Territory is becoming more popular due to the incredible resort options as well as world recognized beaches and incredible golf. SeaDream offers an opportunity to teeoff, or for the energetic, bike around the island with the Captain or ClubDirector.
14. UnionIsland, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines – Relaxed, friendly and off the beaten path, UnionIsland is a charming destination. The southernmost island of the Grenadines, itis nicknamed the ‘Tahiti of the West Indies’ due to its volcanic silhouette. Itis a paradise for yachting enthusiasts, scuba divers, hikers, and sun worshipers.
15. WhiteBay, Jost van Dyke – TheBVI’s barefoot island and home of the painkiller cocktail is the spot to enjoy SeaDream’s Signature Champagne & Caviar Splash™: and beach BBQ. Guests enjoy a hike to the famous Foxy’s Bar at Great Harbour or down the beach to the SoggyDollar Bar.
For inquiries, contact a travel professional or SeaDream Yacht Club at1-800-707-4911 or visit www.seadream.com.
About SeaDream Yacht Club
SeaDreamYacht Club, celebrating its 15th anniversary and named “Best NicheCruise Line” at the prestigious Virtuoso Awards, 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 112 guests and a 95-personaward-winning crew, “It’s yachting, not cruising,” defines not only the size of the vessels, but the onboard lifestyle and anticipatory service. SeaDream YachtClub provides a yachting experience visiting small harbors and ports around the world, many inaccessible by larger ships, on four to 13-day voyages. An incredible array of services, activities, water toys, dining, wine, premium drinks and gratuities are provided in SeaDream’s inclusive fare. For more information,visit www.seadream.com or call 1-800-707-4911.
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