Wine, Food & Châteaux – It’s a SeaDream Voyage to Bordeaux
(Miami, Florida) – January 12, 2011 — SeaDream I, SeaDream Yacht Club’s 112 guest mega-yacht will sail on a journey rich with history and flavor (as in, fruit-forward flavor) from July 30 – August 6, 2011. Voyage #11128 is a seven-night voyage from Amsterdam, Netherlands to Bordeaux, France. Amsterdam’s historical canal belt and its world-famous museums are well worth a few days of pre-voyage exploration.
Once aboard the intimate, 56-stateroom SeaDream vessel, guests enjoy one day at sea where a visit to SeaDream’s Spa for a Thai massage will ease tired legs and minds. You’ll be feeling like royalty when you arrive at the first port of call; Caen, France, the preferred residence of William the Conqueror and Queen Matilda. The beautiful twin abbeys they founded in the mid-11th century still remain.
Unique and quite fitting for this itinerary, guests will savor special onboard wine tastings hosted by SeaDream’s Vice President of Hotel Operations, Erling Frydenberg. A graduate of both Pepperdine University in Los Angeles and Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne in Switzerland, Erling’s resume is a who’s who list of the top-end luxury cruise market. Partnering with the Sommelier and Chef, Erling will host wine tastings paired with local cuisine specialties. “The tastings are aimed at being educational, delicious, relaxed and fun” said Erling.
Sailing onward, SeaDream calls on St-Malo,France for an overnight stay. St-Malo is a medieval walled city with restaurant-lined squares, in fact one of the highest concentrations of seafood restaurants in Europe (famous for its local oysters). Belle-Île is next on the itinerary, Brittany’s largest island, known for its temperate climate and magnificent coastline of 60 beautiful beaches. Last on the itinerary is La Rochelle, France, a picturesque and historically rich city on the Atlantic coast.
SeaDream I then sails 80 km inland from the ocean, up the Garonne River to Bordeaux, France where she’ll moor right in the city centre of “Little Paris”. SeaDream’s President, Bob Lepisto said “This is the first time SeaDream is sailing in this region and its ideal for those who enjoy fine cuisine, culture and history. Explore the French countryside on SeaDream’s complimentary mountain bikes and join the Chef on walks to local gourmet shops and markets”.
The expression “Yachting” is not a sentiment about size; it is a statement about lifestyle aboard the small vessels. Chic and stylish, SeaDream’s 56-stateroom 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. SeaDream I, voyage #11128 sails July 30 – August 6, 2011 with rates starting at $4,999 per person + fees. For additional information, contact your travel professional or SeaDream: 800-707-4911, www.seadream.com
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